Carlsberg West Cheshire League: Holders Manor knocked out in first round of bowl (From Wirral Globe)
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Carlsberg West Cheshire League: Holders Manor knocked out in first round of bowl
LAST season's Haworth & Gallagher Bowl winners Manor Athletic relinquished their hold on the trophy after they capitulated 4-3 to Division Two neighbours Capenhurst Villa in Saturday's evenly contested first-round clash.
Shaun Weaver, Jack Sheppard, Kyle Smythe and Mike Banks bagged the goals, as Cape secured their passage to the last eight.
Despite a penalty from Shaun Skillen, West Kirby Reserves came a cropper at Heswall Reserves where an Owen Davies double earned the home side a 2-1 result.
Mossley Hill Athletic Reserves were indebted to efforts from Ryan Powell (2) and Phil Duncan for their 3-2 success at Willaston. Squeak Clarkson scored both consolations for the hosts.
Elsewhere, Maghull Reserves went through, after they beat Bebington Athletic 3-2, with goals from Tony Hart, Ian Smith and Tom Wharton.
Maghull's senior side were also jubilant after they negotiated their Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup first-round hurdle.
A smart double from Mike Cummins sparked a 4-2 triumph at Waterloo Grammar School OB. Cameron Dalton's hat-trick was supplemented by further efforts from Carl Gargan, Gary Dunning, Adam Rood and Alex Woodcock, as South Liverpool breezed home 7-2 at Stoneycroft.
Marshalls progressed by the same scoreline against Lucas Sports.
Andy Sweeney (2) Phil McQuaid, Jordan Radford, Jimmy Lenton, Dan Grace and Chris Muies obliged for the winners.
On the domestic scene, third-placed Mossley Hill Athletic had Dave Smiley on target, but forfeited the chance to move within three points of current Division One leaders Maghull after they capiutlated 2-1 at home to the Chester dark horses, Blacon YC.
Terry Cotgrave gave West Kirby the lead against Mallaby at Marine Park, before Mark Toner's outfit snatched a deserved equaliser through Christian Stewart with 20 minutes remaining.
A goal apiece from Jamie Foley and Danny Dixon anchored Cammell Laird Reserves to a 2-0 win at Christleton, while Vauxhall Motors Reserves were elevated to eighth place after efforts from Dan Norris, Alex Clare and Christian Benasko set up a 3-1 victory over Ashville.
In the Chester derby, the points were shared after a goal from Upton AA's Mark Richards was negated by a reply from Chester Nomads' Gareth Caughter.
Kyle Kelly and Perrie Black netted for Ashville Reserves in their Division Two tussle with leaders Helsby who salvaged a point thanks to a Matty Johnson double.
Hat-trick Hero Curtis Cummins took the plaudits after Division Three leaders South Liverpool Reserves won 6-2 at Widnes Vikings Reserves, and stayed three points in credit at the top.
Nearest rivals St Helens Town Reserves had to rely on goals from Steve Powell and Andy Gillespie to get them over the line in a 2-1 victory at Neston Nomads, while Colin Mee (3), Danny Murphy (2) and Phil McDiarmid shared the goals, as unbeaten third placed Hale Reserves blitzed Upton AA Reserves 6-0.
A Phil Quilliam double for Capenhurst Villa Reserves was cancelled out by replies from Kirkby Town Railway's Dean Kenny and Josh Naylor.
Two goals from Joel Douglas inspired Belfry to a 3-1 result at Merseyside Police, and Sam Range followed suit with a brace for Ford Motors in their 4-1 decision over Chrsitleton Reserves.
Mike Jeffs, Elliot Gorst and Ryan Wan hit the target as Chester Nomads Reserves eclipsed Marshalls Reserves 3-2 while honours were even after Bootle Reserves finished 2-2 with Rainhill Town.
Jack McCabe, John Cheetham, Mike Farragher and Liam Pearson were the respective marksmen.
Youth Division leaders Bootle Youth crushed Newton Youth 4-0 with efforts from Dominic McGiveron, Steve Clare, John Prescott and Jack Antonio , while second-placed Vauxhall Motors Youth maintained interest after Steve Ganley, Craig Ellis and Cy Sullivan netted in Saturday's 3-1 triumph at West Kirby Youth.
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