Wirral Sunday League: Hat-trick hero Liam Stephens steers MSC Eastham to victory (From Wirral Globe)
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Wirral Sunday League: Hat-trick hero Liam Stephens steers MSC Eastham to victory
MSC Eastham accounted for Division One minnows Ravenscroft and saluted man-of-the-match Liam Stephens after his hat-trick steered the Premier Division outfit to a 5-0 victory in the Wirral Sunday League's Pyke Cup third-round.
Andy Longmoor and Jerry Canady also found the net, as Mike Worsley's charges completed a job well done.
Sunday's Premier Cup round robin action saw Amazon Management emerge 4-3 victors following a well-contested tussle with Victoria Seniors, thanks to efforts from Andrew Allen, Jamie O'Brien, Paul Jones and Danny Smith.
The visitors replied through Shaun Burgess (2), and Dave Evans.
On the district scene, Kent FC's hopes of a place in the Wirral & District FA's Sunday Premier Cup final were dashed after they lost 4-1, following an evenly contested semi-final with Ellesmere Port Sunday League counterparts Thorn Lighting & Plumbing. Jonathan Parkinson bagged Kent's consolation.
Strongly-fancied Higher Bebington RBL secured their passage to the Martin Caulfield Junior Cup semi-finals after two-goal Aaron Doyle showed deft finishing in Sunday's 4-1 eclipse of Halfway House.
Further efforts from Aaron Buckley and Donovan Collins completed the winners' total, with Tom Revell in reply for the Childer Thornton club.
It was happy days also for Bromborough who were too good on the day for Port Sunlight's youngsters and had three-goal Mike Burkey in fine fettle in Sunday's 8-0 rout.
Johnny Raynor and Joe Unsworth scored two each and Ryan Summers was the other scorer.
Champions Bar also made it to the last four after they consigned Forum Athletic to their third defeat in succession.
Andy Mallion and Adam Threlfall applied the finishing touches for the winners in Sunday's 2-0 triumph.
In Division One, leaders Shore Villa completed the perfect ten after their 3-0 result at promotion rivals Sheridans signalled their tenth victory from as many outings and increased their advantage at the top to four points.
Hero of the hour was striker Mike Neish, who plundered all three goals.
Division Two strugglers Bee Hive ran riot against Wirral Athletic and it was a welcome return to action for Ian Call, who celebrated his recovery from injury with a fine hat-trick.
Tony Edwards was introduced from the bench and also scored three in a comfortable 7-1 victory. Tony Kay's effort was the icing on the cake for the winners.
Bottom club Star Ozzys turned in an encouraging performance and picked up a welcome point following a 1-1 stalemate with Gladstone Athletic.
The Wirral Sunday League has a limited number of vacancies for next season. Application forms can be obtained from league secretary Dave Lea on 0151 608 4332.