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Wirral Sunday League: Four-goal Foulkes
RICHIE Foulkes was back to his best after a four-goal blast helped reigning Wirral Sunday League Premier Division champions Neston Nomads to a 9-0 triumph at Richmond Rovers.
Further efforts from Kev Williams (2), Rob Marrs (2), and Dane Griffiths completed a job well done – and that comprehensive win secured the side's passage to the second round of the Cheshire County FA's Sunday Amateur Cup.
But it was commiserations to Division One outfit Primrose Liscard, who netted via Chris Galvin, Grant Charlesworth and Steve Kelly but still lost 5-3 at home to Golden Lion.
Sunday's Wirral & District FA Sunday Amateur Cup 1st round action saw Gladstone Athletic go through after goals from Joel Nelson (2), Dan Byrne and Liam Layfield with an 89th minute winner, setting the seal on a competitive 4-3 tussle with Western Victoria.
Andy Comber and Paul O’Connell found the net for Bromborough, but it was fellow Division One side Geave who earned the nod, after they hit back and won 3-2 with hat-trick hero James Hughes taking the plaudits.
Goals from Paul Rikki, Lee Moon, Matt Bell and Richie Hughes were enough as Bronze accounted for the Vineyard 4-2, but it was the end of the road for another season for Champions Bar, Port Sunlight, Halfway House and Satr Ozzys, who fell victim to Grace Arms Athletic, Rangers Breaks, Sheridans and Shawcross respectively.
In the Premier Division, Riverside won their local derby with Kent FC and assumed pole position after James Taylor claimed both goals in Sunday's 2-1 victory at Jericho Lane, and that result preserved Carl Rice's outfit's 100% record. Ben Boylan scored the hosts’ consolation.
Previous leaders Victoria Colts Seniors scored through Shaun Burgess but were toppled from top spot after the division's leading marksman from last term Kyle Williams bagged both goals in a hard earned 2-1 triumph for rivals, Towers.
Bromborough Social top scored in Division One after hat trick star Philly Hudson left his calling card in the 8-1 defeat of MSC Eastham.
Doubles from Davie Ollerhead and Anton Jolley were supplemented by a further effort from Matty Amy as the likely promotion favourites opened their account in style.
Jack Gillison gave Forum Athletic the lead in a tight contest with Wallasey Athletic Town who salvaged a point thanks to a deserved equaliser from Kevin Winders.
Current leaders Bebington overcame Lever Bushell Athletic 2-0 but despite a smart double from ace marksman Stuey Hardman, it was their goalkeeper Rob Newman who was named man of the match after a heroic performance in denying the home side on several occasions.
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