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Mighty Oakes give themselves a chance of glory with a nine-goal performance; Liverpool Old Boys.

Liverpool STARTING with the action in the Fourth Division of the Liverpool Old Boys this week as top-of-the-table Old Xaverians confirmed their position securing a four point lead over second-placed Waterloo GSOB - who won at Rhein 3-1 - by keeping out Collegiate OB 2-0. Oakes Institute look certain to mount an assault on the top two, though, after they hammered Liobians 9-2 which leaves them 12 points off the summit, but with five games in hand on the division pacesetters.

Old Instonians travelled to Civserv and came away with all three points after a succinct 2-0 win put them within sight of the top three on 21 points.

Third Division action saw Quarry Bank OB open up a five point league at the top after they routed Mexoc 9-2. Old English are right on their tail, on 37 points with a couple of games in hand, after they accounted for Sacre Coeur FP 7-0. ACOL moved two points ahead of Richmond thanks to a 3-1 verdict as Cardinal Newman join Collegiate on 11 points despite the 1-1 draw and Old Cathinians remain comfortably ahead of the chasing pack in third place after a 5-1 result against Waterloo GSOB.

Old Boys Division, Old Xaverians lost ground after they were surprisingly In the Second Division, Old Xaverians lost ground after they were surprisingly beaten 2-1 at home by an improving Quarry Bank which allowed Liobians to steal one point ahead at the top of the table as a result of a comprehensive 6-0 triumph at third-from-bottom Kingsford.

Hope Park edged a tight but vital 1-0 win over Collegiate to remain in fifth as Waterloo GSOB ensured they remained four points ahead of them in fourth spot beating third-placed opposition Roby College.

Finally, First Division pacesetters Quarry Bank are now a very healthy 12 points clear of an inactive Bankfield after they blanked Old Xaverians 6-0 while Old Bootleians also took advantage moving joint second on the back of a 3-1 win over cellar-dwellers Sacre Coeur FP.

South Mersey lost ground dropping into fourth after a 3-2 reversal at Wavertree WDOB as FC Salle and Cardinal Newman vied for position drawing 3-3 in a result which favoured the former.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 31, 2015
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