Liverpool Business Houses League Round-Up – Mayfair Go Second, Mount Carmel profit as Mottram Beat Mackenzies, Paddy Pitchford Inspires as AMC Go Top, Algarb Win top-of-the-table Clash

The football continues to come thick and fast for Sunday League teams across the city.

In the Liverpool Business Houses, it is all to play for across all seven divisions and in the Premier there is a battle at both ends of the table.

Sunday’s results have once again blown the title races, promotion pushes and the relegation battles wide open.

Clubs across the Business Houses are entering their last five to eight games, all with respective goals in mind.

Premier Division

The title race and relegation battle took another twist on Sunday as there were points gained and lost across the league.

Custy’s were forced to share the spoils for the second week running after their 3-3 draw with the Lobster last week.

The title chasers travelled to Dovecot hoping to capitalise on the postponement of Oyster Martyrs match with Lobster. Jobo got the only goal for the Dovey as they held Custy’s to a 1-1 draw.

Mayfair moved into second at the expense of Custy’s after their 3-2 win over Huyton Cons, the win takes them just a point off the Oyster having played a game more.

Danny Kelly and Jay Cooper scored for the Cons as the Mayfair restored their two goal lead on two occasions.

Dengo United picked up a crucial point in their bid to beat the drop. Dengo had a man advantage for over an hour after Jesse Robinson was sent off for Pineapple with the Chunks in the lead.

Charlie McMahon equalised with a superb free-kick before Harvey Passant denied the hosts from the spot ensuring the game finished one apiece.

Campfield returned after their National Cup glory and shown no sign of a cup hangover in their push for the title as they inflicted more damage on Canada and their survival hopes. Jordan Barrow scored a hat-trick as Matty Parker and Tom Hilditch contributed to their 5-0 win.

AFC Bull came from behind to beat Melling Victoria 3-1. Vics took the lead as Warren Jevons was clattered in the box, the forward dusted himself off before sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Elliot Owen’s double started off the fightback before firing the Bull into the lead before with Josh Sumner powered home, rounding off a well-worked move, to give them their first win in six.

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The race for promotion has took another twist in the Business Houses Championship.

Mackenzies reluctantly handed over top spot to Mount Carmel after they were beaten 3-1 by fellow title chasers Mottram.

Michael Gorman, Paul Dunne and Sam Keating were all on the scoresheet as they came from behind to move to within three points of the Championship summit.

The Brow came from behind twice to beat BRNESC 4-3 in an enthralling match to keep their promotion hopes alive and with two games in hand, they sit just four points off second.

Netherley Woodlane Legion and The Canon shared the spoils in their 1-1 draw.

Elsewhere; Clay Brow, Kirkdale, Mount Carmel and Naylorsfield received walk over wins.

Division One

The Coffee House extended their lead at the top to nine with their 3-1 win over the Merton.

Nearest challengers, Quarry Green emphatically beat MSB Woolton 5-0. There is some cause for concern however, with Lingmell’s 13-0 win over John Brodie Allerton pushes them to within four points of second place with two games to play.

Taxi Club, Standard Fuel Oils and Broad Lane Social Club all picked up three points with wins over Fulwood Arm, Mariners Inn and Stadium, respectively.

Division Two

The gap at the top of Division Two is now just a point as the battle of the Athletic’s continues with Huyton Athletic and Fazakerley Athletic picking up three points.

Jon Daly’s goal was enough to see of a hardworking AFC Warner Colts to give Huyton Athletic a point’s lead.

Tom Hewlett and Ant Nugent guided them to a 2-0 win over North End. With a game in hand, Fazakerley could go above Huyton if they win.

AFC Swan are far from out of contention for promotion either, they needed a last minute winner to earn a 4-3 win over Real Garston. With five games to play, they four points off the top two.

Oldy Athletic dented Griffin Inn’s promotion aspirations with their 2-1 away win to move level on points with Sunday’s opponents.

St Helens Town picked up their sixth win of the season moving nine points clear of the drop thanks to their 4-0 win over FC Utility Locker.

Division Three

A man-of-the-match performance from Paddy Pitchford helped AMC Liverpool past fellow title contenders Derby Park Rangers. Pitchford, Luke Schofield and Harry Molyneux all scored as they won 3-2 to move a point clear in Division Three.

Derby Park Rangers are just a point behind with a game in hand as they host Garston Park on Thursday.

East Liverpool put last weekends defeat to AMC behind them with as Mark Hughes’ hat-trick got them over the line in a 5-3 win over Glenbuck Hotel.

FC Fazakerley earned a valuable in their pursuit of safety as FC Sparta were beaten 4-1 by Aintree Village. FC Fazakerley’s 2-2 draw with Core moved them level on points with Sparta, leapfrogging them in the process.

Walton and Old Albion played out a seven-goal classic as the visitors ran out 5-2 winners with Wyncote quietly lurking in fourth, six points off third, following their 2-0 win over N2L Development.

Division Four

Sunday saw the top two, Hyper Bar and Algarb, pitted against each other in a fixture that very well may have an impact on the standings at the top.

Ellis Mooney and Jack O’Leary’s goals cancelled out Jake Preston’s strike for Hyper Bar to send Algarb top of the table, following their 2-1 win.

Byrom Street and Heron Nicosia came together to raise money following the loss of Byrom’s Colin, aka Dollip. They have created a Go Fund Me to support his family, to donate follow the link

Nicosia won the game 3-0.

Seaforth Athletic and AFC Barnham shared the points as they drew 2-2.

Joe Brierley scored five as Wood Street saw off a depleted Princes Park Rangers by 17 goals to one, whilst Queens Aintree beat Knowsley AFC 2-1.

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(Photo by Paul Moran)

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