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Wirral Sunday League: Towers' heroes fight back
SALUTE the heroes of Towers after the third-placed challengers staged an amazing fight back and despite being reduced to ten men, came from 3-1 down to salvage a point following a pulsating 4-4 thriller with Wirral Sunday League Premier Division leaders Neston Nomads.
A Richie Foulkes’ double allied to further efforts from Kevin Williams and Dave Griffiths look good enough to land the points for Nomads, but the visitors kept their title hopes alive after a goal from Ben Fitzpatrick and a superb hat-trick from Kyle Williams saved the day.
In Division One, current leaders of the pack Windmill secured a 5-1 result over Bronze and stayed two points in credit at the top inspired by a Chris Brennan double. Owen McMahon, Ricky Neill and Ian Bennett also made the score sheet.
Second-placed Shore Villa maintained their 100% record and made it eight wins from as many outings after they put Eagle & Crown to the sword. Gaz Johnston, Joel Dobbins and Steve Morgan each scored twice, while further efforts from Adam Coulls and Mike Neish completed the statistics.
Fifth-placed Sheridans forfeited ground in the race for promotion after they capitulated 3-1 to goals Student Sixes' Neil McCann, Chris Lewis and Matt Holt and that result elevated the Heswall outfit to mid-table sanctuary.
This season's Division Two championship may well be decided on goal difference and on Sunday, leaders Lever Bushell Athletic opened up a six point lead and boosted their goals tally to good effect after efforts from Neil Morgan (2), Steve Lacey, Joe Griffiths and an own-goal set up a 5-0 victory at Gladstone Athletic.
Third-placed Champions Bar came a cropper after they slumped to a surprise 3-1 defeat at Port Sunlight and in the battle for the wooden spoon, a goal from Tony Edwards helped Bee Hive to a 1-1 draw with Star Ozzys.
Sunday's Pyke Cup first round action produced a shock result after Division One minnows Gallaghers came out on top against Wirral Premier Cup semi-finalists Kent FC.
The tie went to extra time and it was Gallaghers who had cause for celebration, after goals from Jay Little (2), Liam Jameson (2) and John Berry clinched a 5-2 win.
Premier Division outfit MSC Eastham, are still on the lookout for players to improve their squad. Call club secretary Paul Gee on 0151 201 0942 or 07944 968 599 for details.