Rivacre FC made it four wins from four in Division One of The Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday Association Football League with a resounding 6-0 win in a local derby match against Ellesmere Port Athletic, writes John Traynor.

Due to the new Covid-19 local laws a lot of games were hastily re-arranged. Clubs that have pitches outside of the Liverpool City Region area cannot play 800 metres inside the boundary, even though they come under the same local football association at both district and county Level. For the next few weeks we will see many derby clashes.

Woodchurch Rovers called the tune with a thumping 6-1 win over Wirral Radio FC (Ash McCoy). Corsair FC registered maximum points at AFC Shaftes thanks to Sam Hewitt, Alan Bull and Lewis Clarke with a 3-1 win to maintain a mid table position. FC Tranmere (Michael Hulse) earned their first point of the season after trading goals and points with Telegraph FC 1-1,

FC Bidston posted their first points in the Premier Division notching a narrow 1-0 success over Bushell Grange Athletic who remain rooted at the bottom. Rock Ferry Social came from a goal behind against Lancelyn Glenavon to win 2-1, while Great Float Sports and Social played out a goalless draw with Dock AFC.

Neston United (Kevin Exall 2, Ben Pearson 2, Chris Bushell 2, Liam Jeacock, Dean Jones & Rob Marrs) moved back into pole position on goal difference in Division Two with a very good 10-0 win over Vauxhalls Motors FC.

Barcode FC (Alex Clare, Neil Davies) shared the honours with Belmont FC in a 2-2 draw as did Higher Bebington JFC in a yet another local derby with Wellington FC (Joe Kelly 2).

Jordan Martin with a brace and singles from Stuart Davies and Ciaran Byrne for Eagle Stirrup accounted for Upton Town (Will O’Leary) in a local clash 4-1.

Phil Bryan led the way for Glenavon Athletic with a treble supported by doubles from Tom Branscombe and Jordan McAteer and a single from Alex Lamb to see off the challenge of Wirral Athletic 8-1.

AFC Tima (Mark Redgrift 2, Alan Merrin 2, Harvey Humphries) kept up their fine form after a splendid 5-2 win over AFC Raeburn (Mike Foulkes, Bedel Zan-Bi) and now head Division Three.

Oval FC (J Norton, C Bennett, J Skipsey) moved up to joint second with five other clubs all on six points, after securing a 3-1 win over Victoria Colts.