Oak Tree Pub knocked out of Sunday Cup as Crosby and District league action resumes

AFTER a three week bad weather break, the Crosby and District Sunday Football League resumed with domestic cup games. However the main game of the day saw Crosby League team Oak Tree Pub take on Manchester side Middleton Colts in the quarter finals of the North West Champions Sunday Cup competition at Buckley Hill, with Middleton Colts eventually winning 2-1 after extra time.

Oak Tree took the lead early in the second half from a free kick that was bent into the net. Later in the second half, Oak Tree had a man sent off which gave the impetus to the away side which they capitalised on and equalised just before full time. On a heavy pitch Middleton made their extra man count and scored what turned out to be the winner in extra time, but Oak Tree had given a great account of themselves and need praise for battling on with ten men for most of the game.

In our Canon Francis Cup, Brookfield and Laburnum's game was postponed due to no referee, but Saltbox made it into the semi finals after a close 3-2 win over Kirkstone, Pat Devlin, John Maguire and James Demmome scoring for Saltbox, whilst James Baker and Ian Smith replied for Kirkstone.

In the League Challenge Cup, The Beaconsfield v The Brooke Harbour game had to be abandoned due to a serious injury on the pitch to a Beaconsfield player and will be replayed. Better luck for the Jollys who won through to the semi finals after a 9-1 win over Car and Commercial Bootle with Tony Higgins, James Griffiths and Steve Burgess all scoring a brace each plus a hat-trick from Robinson.

The only league game played saw St William of York come back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against Reunion, Liam Lane and Chris Riley scoring for St William with Anthony Fearns scoring the opener for Reunion.

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