West Kirby United took the honours in an all Birkenhead Sunday League clash in The Wirral District FA Sunday Junior Cup by defeating high flying AFC Tima 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller, writes John Traynor.

Scorers for United were Finlay Austin, Ollie Felton (2) and Ethan Cartwright (2) while Ussumane Jalo, Tom Brassey, Mike Redgrift and Daniel Connolly were on the mark for Tima.

West Kirby will be joined in the semi-final draw with Oval FC who disposed of Parkgate St Germain 4-0 thanks to John Skipsey, Patrick Bell, Mike Simpson and Joel McCann.

Rivacre FC were in fine form in the Cheshire County FA Sunday Challenge Cup Round 2 tie that had been held over. They sailed to a superb 4-1 win over Organ Athletic FC thanks to Jay Foster with a double and Jay Harvey and Jake Hulley adding a one each. Great Float Sports and Social are the ninth Birkenhead side through to the last 16 after a dramatic last minute winner from right back Danni Kelly sinking Offerton Green 2-1. Carl Murphy claimed the other goal.

The third round ties are scheduled for January 9, 2022 and there is the possibility of having seven teams into the quarter finals, as two clubs are guaranteed with local ties.

Domestic cup action saw Neston United canter to a 6-0 success over Poulton Vic S&S with a brace each for Liam Peacock and Dean Jones aligned with singles from Ben Pearson and Mark Nokes in The David Tracy Cup.

Also through to Round 3 are Whitby Rangers (Matty Vickers 3, Sam Cooper) who earned the decision over Wallasey Village FC.

Rock Ferry Social took their place in the quarter finals of The Veronica Conway Premier Cup after taking a very early lead through Charlie Macinnes at Neston Nomads.

Neston gave the ferrymen a hard fought game and nearly equalised in the dying seconds to take the tie to a penalty shootout, but Rock Ferry held on to that 1-0 result and go into the hat.

The Lukes romped to an 8-0 win at Wirral Radio in The Presidents Cup with Philly Hayward leading the way with a hat-trick.

Luke Ainscough, Ben Crossley, Will Bulpin, Paul Dulson and Dava Lewis all added singles to secure the Rock Ferry club's place in last eight.

Kyle Bennett bagged a five-goal haul for Rockpoint in The Tony Smith Memorial Cup. Joining him on the scoresheet were Liam Whelan, Jamie Payne, Nick Scholes and Karl Smith against Glenavon Athletic. 

Also into the hat for the next round is JPL Jets (Sam Jones 3, Joe Hamm 2, Sam Parker, Liam McCrellis and Callum Lavelle) after inflicting an 8-0 defeat on Eagle Stirrup FC.

New Ferry Rangers got back to winning ways with Luke Rollings, Tom Taffe and Lewis McKnight controlling their tie with Silva Athletic, especially in the midfield department.

Rollings bagged a pair supported by further efforts from Taffe, Harrison Hindley and Adam Larway.

Prenton FC (Luke Wynne 2, Jake Smith) cemented a quarter final spot, notching a 3-0 home win over Barcodes FC.

Dock AFC (Adam Bagley, Kieran Hamm) warmed up for the FA National Sunday Cup next week at Melling Victoria with a 2-2 draw against Beechwood FC (Morgan Woods, Mitchell Duggan), dropping vital points in their quest to retain The Premier Division Ryan (Gigsy) Atherton Trophy.

Dock have now played the same amount of games as league leaders Rock Ferry Social and are two points behind. 

Corsair accounted for Lancelyn Glenavon 2-0 while only one game was lost due to adverse weather as a tree had fallen onto the pitch between FC Bidston and Woodchurch Hotel.

AFC Shaftes recorded a superb 3-1 win over Bromborough Rake (Kie Hughes), thanks to Jack Mountford, Ryan Griffiths and Eddie Jebb, to claim third spot in Division One.

Highly fancied Upton Town (Liam Sundve 2, Matty Beamon, Jamie Johns), who have had a mixed season so far, claimed maximum points at Lions FC (Ricky Harrison).

Wellington FC have had their shooting boots on all season and for the second week in row found the net seven times for the third time this season. 

The unlucky opponents this week were MSC Eastham 7-1. Wellington have never failed to find the back of the net in any matches so far this season and on their scoresheet this week were Lewis Gouldson with a treble allied to Lewis Willingham, Zac Russell, Ben Travis and an O.G.

They also maintained their unbeaten run and are only four points behind Division Two leaders Rockpoint, who are due to play each other next Sunday. 

In a mid-table clash Victoria Colts (Gaz Dickenson, Billy Harrison, Gerard Walker pen) took full advantage of Saughall FC (Tom Ashcroft) to leapfrog them in the league table.

A solitary strike from Ben Morris for AFC Park North put them in pole position in Division Three at AFC Rangers. Wirral Athletic (Jake Ives) traded goals and points with Old Parks FC (Charlie Jones) 1-1. 

Barkers Armchair delivered a fine 5-1 scoreline against basement club AFC Raeburn (Robert Wardle,) - Dom Swift with a double and singles from Louis Brown, Kieran Davies & Lee Grimsley completing the scoring.