Football continues to come thick and fast for clubs on Merseyside.
It was league and the cup action for teams, in midweek, in the city as the season edges nearer to its conclusion.
There were huge games across the region with Mossley Hill eyeing the semi-final of the Pyke Cup, as Dengo United looked to move level on points with Canada in the race for safety with big games for Mackenzies and Mount Carmel in their Business Houses Premier promotion bids.
West Cheshire League
Ashville gained three crucial points in the complexion of the West Cheshire League table, as edging past Maghull. They leapfrogged Marshalls moving into sixth thanks to goals from Charlie Bennett and Tom Murphy with Connor Rankin scoring for Maghull.
Chester Nomads were awarded the home walkover over Vauxhall Motors Reserves.
Maghull 1-2 Ashville
Mossley Hill set up a semi-final against Maghull, this weekend, with an emphatic win over Upton. Four different goal scorers, Elliott Hughes, Dominic Kelly, Paul Pearson and Oliver Sanderson-Rigby, secured their spot in the last four.
Mossley Hill 4-1 Upton AA
Wirral FA Senior Cup
Heswall progressed into the semi-finals of the Wirral FA Senior Cup after they squeezed past Vauxhall Motors Reserves. Despite being 2-0 up, Heswall squandered their lead as Paul Lindfield to step up to fire them into the last four.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves 2-3 Heswall
The Third Division saw two goal less draws as the top of the table clash between Runcorn Sports and Rainford United kept the title race slightly tipped in Runcorn’s favour.
However, with a game in hand Rainford could go level on points with a win and if they win by at least a three goal margin they will move top.
Helsby also picked up a valuable three points to keep their promotion and title hopes alive. Their emphatic win over Capenhurst Villa Reserves staked their claim for Second Division football next season.
Rainford United 0-0 Runcorn Sports
Capenhurst Villa Res 1-5 Helsby
Poulton Royals Res 0-0 Willaston
I Zingari Combination
There was just one game in the first division as The Horse got their rewards for ploughing forward to earn a draw against Naylorsfield as they secured a last-gasp point.
Larkin and Remyca Utd’s game was abandoned after 65 minutes due to injury.
Larkin A-A Remyca Utd
Red Rum P-P Mersey Harps
The Horse 2-2 Naylorsfield
Liverpool Premier League
In the only game of the midweek, Knotty Ash picked up a valuable three points in the mid table clash with Liver Academy to move level on points with Tuesday’s opposition.
Knotty Ash 2-0 Liver Academy
Bernie Mays shook off last weekend’s defeat to Empress with crushing win over BRNESC reserves.
If they win their two games in hand they could move level with Empress at the top of the First Division.
BRNESC Res 1-6 Bernie Mays
FC Marsden moved to the top of the table with their win over Formby Town U18s.
Bluecoat’s score draw saw them lose ground on the title race but with two games in hand, they’re still in contention for promotion.
FC Marsden 4-2 Formby Town U18s
Bluecoat FC 2-2 Gilmour
Liverpool Business Houses League
The goals continued to flow in the Premier Division as Home Bargains and Dengo United battled out in the only game on Thursday.
But Bargain proved their mettle once again, overtaking Dovecot, Campfield and Kensington Fields to move six points off the top, as they overcame Dengo United, who remain at the foot of the table three points off the Canada.
Home Bargains 7-3 Dengo United
The battle at the top went up a notch as Mount Carmel and Mackenzies both asserted their dominance in their respective fixtures.
Elliott Hughes’ hat-trick was the pick of the bunch as they saw off The Canon.
It wasn’t so simple for the league leaders as they visited JMO Sports Park to face a Claybrow side brimming with confidence. But Mackenzies were forced to dig deep in earning their victory, coming from behind to extend their lead at the top to two points.
The Canon 0-5 Mount Carmel
Claybrow 2-4 Mackenzies
BRNESC H-W Allerton
The Brow H-W AFC Botanic Athletic
Quarry Green strengthened their grip of second place as they saw off The Merton.
The defeated team took to Twitter to address their performance, they said: “Not good enough, (we were) outworked and outplayed all over because they wanted it more.”
They are now nine points off league leaders Coffee House.
Griffin Inn moved to within seven points of the promotion places with their win over St Helens Town as they leapfrogged AFC Warner Colts and Northend to jump into fourth.
St Helens Town 2-4 Griffin Inn
Seaforth Athletic and Knowsley AFC was the only game in Division Four on Thursday after Algarb and Heron Nicosia both received home walk overs.
It was all the sevens as Seaforth picked up their seventh win in a seven goal thriller.
Seaforth Athletic 5-2 Knowsley AFC
(Photo by Paul Moran)
(All league tables courtesy of Full Time FA)