Carlsberg West Cheshire League: Motormen take pole position in race for Division One title

Carlsberg West Cheshire League: Motormen take pole position in race for Division One title

Carlsberg West Cheshire League: Motormen take pole position in race for Division One title

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MAXIMUM spoils from their first two outings, assured Vauxhall Motors of pole position in the race for the league's Division One title.

In mid-week Motors, inspired by hat trick hero, Dominic Holden, turned a 2-1 deficit at Mallaby into a 7-2 victory, and at the week-end, it was celebration time again after Vauxhies posted a 5-1 result at last season's runners-up, Hale, thanks to efforts from John Aikinson (2), Karl Herbert (2) and evergreen campaigner, Steve Aspinall.

Nearest rivals, South Liverpool safeguarded their 100% record, after they eclipsed newly promoted Helsby in mid-week 4-0, and then completed a fine week with a 2-1 decision over reigning champions, Maghull.

It was plain sailing also, for third-placed Cammell Laird 1907 Res, after the Shipbuilders accounted for Ashville 2-0 on Wednesday, before a lone strike from Craig Cairns secured all three points against Chester Nomads.

Trailing 2-0 to efforts from Luke Dunbavin and Charlie Ashien, Mallaby won for the first time at Mossley Hill Ath. Jordan Costello(2) Connor Dickens and Eddie Toner obliged in Friday's 4-3 triumph.

Carl Murphy and John Davies were on target for Ashville, in their 2-1 success at Blacon YC, while Helsby won by the same scoreline against Southport Trinity, courtesy of a goal apiece from Mike Cushion and Reece Conlon.

In Division Two, Vauxhall Motors Res. followed in their senior side's footsteps and occupy top spot, following a 3-1 opening day victory over Richmond RR Mags.

Joe Caswell, Lloyd Parnell and Tom Craig netted for the winners, with Dom Gilchrist in reply for the visitors.

Last term's Division Three champions, Rainhill Town, carried on from where they left off, and opened their account on a winning note, after Dave Monteith, Mark Ellis and Ryan Burke scored in the 3-2 win against Mossley Hill Ath. Res. Respective marksmen in Marshalls' 2-2 stalemate with Prescot Cables Res, were Danny Connor, Jordan Bradford, Sam Gifford and Paul Axon, while Colin Mee was the toast of his team mates, after his hat trick anchored Hale Res. to a 3-2 result at Redgate Rovers.

Elsewhere, despite a goal from Danny Ricketts, Maghull Res. capitulated 2-1, to replies from Gateacre Village's Brad Wall and John Murphy. Honours were shared, after Bebington Ath. finished 0-0 with Heswall.

Saturday's Division Three action saw Heswall, Res. take up the leaders' mantle, after doubles from Luke Blondell, Danny Read and a Ross Pringle effort set up a 5-1 rout of Marshalls Res.

Title aspirants, Neston Nomads, celebrated a 2-1 win at new boys, Everton PLH, thanks to a smart double from Richie Foulkes, and Nathan Mapletoft followed suit with two for Upron AA Res, in their 3-1 home victory over FC St Helens.

John Milner, Mike Ordish and Jamie Rainford all made the score sheet as Belfry won 3-2 at Ford Motors, who hit back via Connoe Lewis and Graeme Long.

At Capenhurst Villa Res, John Precott's well taken effort assured Bootle Res. of all three points, but a goal from Peter Fitzpatrick counted for zilch, after Chester Nomads Res. went down 2-1 to Kirkby Town Railway. John Humphrey and Josh Brabbin scored Kirkby's goals.

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