The opening games of the season saw new boys Vale Athletic see off the challenge of Vittoria Vaults in the new Mike O’Sullivan Garages Third Division with a 4-1 success as Nick Lynch, Matty Madden, Joe Drama and Mike Duffy found the net, with Leon Jones bagging the lone response in a very competitive game. Ellesmere Port Red Lions roared to a 3-1 victory over North West Harriers thanks a brace from Nathan Saunders and single from Steve Gerrard, with the consolation coming from Connor Reeves. Oxton Celtic opened their account with a hard-fought 2-1 win against West Kirby United Whites as Harry Sutton netted a double and Harvey Dean fired the reply.
Plenty of goals also in the Moreton Alarms Supplies Second Division as Wallasey Wanderers top scored in a 7-0 success over Wallasey Wolves due to Harry Holt-3, Connor Jackson-2 and singles from Rory Gibson and Macauley Lathom doing the damage. Eastham Rangers Colts fired home six efforts in their 6-0 win over Park Royal thanks to Dillon Thomas-3, Ben Lennon-2 and Josh Law claimed a single. Another three-goal hero was Ben Ryan as Trident beat Shore Villa 5-1, with Stephen Teale and Sam Bonner netting the extras and Rowan Higgins scored the only reply. A goal apiece for Josh Duncan and Luke Gibson enabled West Kirby United to overcome Liscard Panthers 2-1, whose reply was an own goal.
No4 Pacific Road Bistro First Division fixtures saw Poulton Vics ease home 4-0 versus Eastham Rangers thanks to efforts from Joe McGee-2, Ben Winstanley and Lewis Wright. JASGA FC came from 1-2 down to beat PLCCFC 4-2 with goals from Daren Pritchard, Ben Speed, Stewart Speed and Adam Walker after Lewis McDonald and Kyle Smith had scored for the home team. Rockpoint FC took the spoils when beating Vineyard 3-2 as Stuart Hardman, David Bowe and Josh Hatton netted and hitting the replies were Tom Mole and John Elias. Harbour also claimed a 3-2 victory with goals from Adam Walker, Zac Woods and Karl Dobbs against North Wirral Saints who had scorers in Mike Manser and Mike Westcott in an even encounter.
Produced by Tom Potter