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Football: CLASSY CHRIS BOOKS RETURN TO GOODISON; Holders Huyton set up final clash with Liverpool.


HUYTON Boys will make an appearance at Goodison Park for the third year running after defeating Wirral 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Under-11 Everton Cup.

One of the holders' heroes was Chris Long who grabbed both goals in a last four clash that was a repeat of last year's final.

Huyton's opponents in the final will be Liverpool who beat St Helens 3-0 in the other semi-final with goals from Ryan Gilboy (2) and Ben Tollit despite failing to hit top form.

Liverpool, however, moved up a gear on Saturday in the Under-11 Vernons League as they recorded a 10-0 win against Skelmersdale.

Sean Miller (2), Tom Owens (2), Jamie Gibson, Sonny Parr, Liam Wainwright, Ryan Gilboy, Luke Ainscough and James Doig were on target.

In the same competition, goals from Jack York (2) and Harry Hardman helped St Helens to a 3-1 win over Wirral for whom Michael Hulse scored a consolation.

Kirkby were 5-3 winners at Bootle thanks to goals from Connor Fay (2), Josh Peake (2) and Charlie Marr. Adam Lee (2) and Ben Williamson replied for the home side.

Warrington and Huyton played out a 0-0 draw.

St Helens are currently top of the Under-11 Vernons League with ten points from four games.

Wirral and Liverpool are joint second with seven points from three and four games respectively.

Kirkby are next with six and Huyton have five points. Warrington boast four from four, Bootle three from three and Skelmersdale have a single point having played five matches.

Next week's Barnett Shieldhouse Cup programme has been postponed in the hope of staging the Under-11 Individual School Sainsbury's seven-a-side event but no venue has been announced yet


ON TARGET: Archbishop Beck goalscorers (left to right) Danny Wildman, Paddy Kelly, John Hunt and Michael Hart masterminded their side's comeback against Calderstones code: TJ
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 6, 2005
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