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Wirral Sunday League
9:46am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Sport
Wirral Sunday League
By Ernie McDonald
KENT FC shook off the disappointment of the previous week's Wirral District FA Premier Cup semi-final defeat by pulling the mat from under leaders Neston Nomads in a pulsating Wirral Sunday League Premier Division clash.
Man-of-the-match, Scott Parkinson, helped himself to a hat-trick and was joined on the score sheet by Dean Judge and Chris Maddocks as Liverpool based Kent emerged 5-2 victors and saddled Nomads with their first league defeat in two years.
The hosts replied through Richie Foulkes and Jay Thompson and are still favourites to retain their crown needing six points from their remaining three fixtures.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Shaun Burgess led the way with a hat-trick as Victoria Seniors had a field day against Clarence. Dave Evans (2), Alan Fowlie and Andy Johnson also netted in a 7-1 romp.
The Shore Villa juggernaut continued to roll towards the Division One title and their 100% record was maintained after they humbled Astra Athletic 9-0, and made it 11 wins on the bounce.
Mike Niesh, Carl Coulls and Mark Smith each weighed in with doubles while further efforts from Adam Coulls, Joel Dobbins and Gary Johnston completed the scoreline as Russ Steadman's youngsters kept up their pursuit of Premier Division football next season.
Second-placed Ravenscroft met stubborn resistance from Eagle & Crown but scraped a 2-1 result, thanks to efforts from Rob Abelwhite and Darren Quinn. Eagle's contribution came from Robbie Wild.
In Division Two, Champions Bar were indebted to goals from Andy Mallion and Callum Wright for their 2-1 eclipse of game battlers Gladstone Athletic and that result elevated Champs to second place in the table.
After a heavy defeat at the hands of Bromborough the previous Sunday, Port Sunlight bounced back in style and romped home 6-0 against Bee Hive .
A Lloyd Winkle double proved decisive as Forum Athletic won 2-1 at Star Ozzys, but despite a fine goal from Andy Simpson, Halfway House went home empty handed after Wirral Athletic hit back via Ben Winstanley (2) and an Andy Cook penalty to secure a 3-1 finish.
Division One promotion contenders Riverside gave it their best shot against Premier Division high-fliers Towers in the Challenge Cup third-round and took the tie into extra time before Towers won 3-2.
Kyle Williams was a two-goal hero for the Premier club, but it was John Morrell's decider in the extra period which won the day.
Their was no fairy tale ending for Division Two minnows Bebington, who scored through Carl Smith but suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Premier Division counterparts Tixall Prenton in the Pyke Sunday Cup third-round. A Peter Rutter double and a long range screamer from Ryan Innes were enough for Tixies.
Finally, the Wirral Sunday League would like to offer its sincere condolences to the dependents of the late Donny Shields, who passed away last week.
All Wirral Sunday League's domestic cup finals take place at Cammell Laird's ground and for many years Mr Shields provided invaluable service as a voluntary steward in support of the WSL.
The league has a limited number of vacancies for next season.
Application forms can be obtained from league secretary Dave Lea by telephoning 0151 608 4332.