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Caldy hold on for win
CALDY chalked-up their second victory in National Two North League but were made to work hard by Stockport at Paton Field.
It finished 35-29 in favour of the Wirral outfit after an excellent second-half fight back by the visitors.
Ben Eaves and Derek Salisbury gained two tries each for Caldy and Richard Vasey scored the remainder of the points via three conversions and a trio of penalties.
Birkenhead Park faded in the second period against Lymm in National Three North and were on the wrong end of a 49-13 score at the Upper Park. Adam Cupples crossed twice for Park and Dave Hall added one of the goals and a penalty.
Anselmians found it tough in North One against a powerful Sale side and lost 14-63. Rob Campbell and John Close gained tries both converted by Simon Mason.
It was better for Wirral who despatched Leigh 26-17 at Clatterbridge.
Hoylake gained an excellent 26-24 success at Ruskin Park in South Lancashire/Cheshire One and New Brighton found winning form 27-8 against visiting Ashton on Mersey.
Kati Tuipulotu crossed twice for the Blues and there were also tries via Williams and Cook with Brett Thompson converting once.
There were defeats for the two local sides in Division Two, Oldershaw 5-17 at Southport and Wallasey 21-28 at home to Collegiate.
The three local teams in Division Three enjoyed big victories. Port Sunlight crushed Knutsford 78-0 and Prenton saw off Holmes Chapel 78-11.
Oxton Parkonians finished 39-0 to the good against Linley. Andy Smith (2), Craig Whelan, John Turaga and Harry Mytton went in for Parks. Terry Williams hit three conversions and a brace of penalties and there was also a gal via Barry Owens.
Caldy head for Bromsgrove this Saturday and Birkenhead Park have a cross river derby at Waterloo. Wirral and Anselmians are also on the road, Wirral to Manchester and Anselmians to Vale of Lune.
Lower down the scale matches include Hoylake v Tyldesley, New Brighton at Winnington Park, Wallasey at Dukinfield, Oldershaw v Sefton, Prenton at Knutsford, Port Sunlight at Linley and Oxton Parkonians at Liverpool University.
The semi-final draws in the various Cheshire competitions have been made. Matches are to be completed by the turn of the year.
In the main cup Caldy entertain Stockport and Birkenhead Park have Chester as visitors.
The Vase produces an Anselmians v Wirral derby with Sale against Wilmslow in the other tie.
In the Bowl, Oldershaw are set to visit Crewe and Nantwich with Winnington Park against Moore in the other match.
Wallasey will have home advantage against Ellesmere Port in the Plate. Oxton Parkonians will also be on home territory against Isle of Man outfit Southern Nomads.