Chasers pounce after slip; Chester & District.
Chester & District League Roodee Web Designs Tom THE line-up for the Chester & District Football League Roodee Web Designs Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy semi-finals was decided last Saturday as both Shaftesbury Youth and Helsby Reserves moved into the last four.
Shafts just edged Lache FC 2-1 thanks to goals from Jimmy Gomez and Mark Head while Warren Kelly replied for Lache.
They will now meet Helsby Reserves who beat Kelma by 6-1 courtesy of goals from Nick O'Neal, Paul O'Neal, Kevin Hughes and a John Macdonald hat-trick which proved too much for Kelma who had Mark Lawler on target.
In the CDFL Olympic Trophies Division One, Boughton Athletic were beaten for the first time since January by a resurgent Cestrian Alex 2-1, Tom Stocker and Niall Peaker their scorers.
Boughton remain in top spot but all the three chasing teams took advantage of this slip.
Franklyn's are now only four points behind after a 2-1 win away to Crossway after Connell Singleton and Conner Bowman were their marksmen with Andy Thomas replying for Crossway. Dave Sabri and Liam Bradford combined to give Deva a 2-0 win at Ashton that keeps them in third place while Porky's are in fourth after they travelled to Neston to pick up a 2-1 win, Martin Coan the Neston scorer.
Lodge Bar looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory over Chester Nomads III when they entered the half-time break 2-0 up.
However their goalkeeper and another player sustained injuries forcing them to see the game through with only nine men as Chester Nomads took full advantage and scored three second half goals to take a 3-2 win.
Phil Evans and Ian Powell were on the mark for Hooton. However, a Sam Storwood brace and solo effort from Aaron Hinchcliffe gave Peacock 09 a 3-2 away win.
Vidmantas Sultas and Adam Hall combined for Orange Athletic in their 2-1 win at Hoole Rangers who had Tom Graham to thank for their consola tion goal.
The CDFL Link-up Division Two saw Leaders Woodchurch beat Clubbies 4-1 with goals courtesy of John Duddy, JJ Harrison, Danny Kelly and Graham Reid.
Newton stay in second after travelling to Christleton Youth to secure a hard fought 2-0 win.
FC Blacon had to tough it out against a resilient Nest Nomads to scrape a 3-2 win thanks to Alfie Cheers, Adam Langton and Garry Ellams.
Blacon Thistle had a more comfortable day after they blanked Eastham Athletic 7-0 with strikes from Lee King McGee (3), James Henry (2), Chris Larson and Tom George.
The day's top scorers were Samba who beat Orange Athletic Reserves 12-0 with their goals coming from John Britton (3), Andy Milne (3), Andy Barlow (2), Niall Evans, Kyle Farrington, Tom Boulton and Ian Johnson.
Action from the clash betweeen Gateacre Village FC | |and Hale Reserves FC in the West Cheshire League's Division Two Picture by RAY HO