A semi-final victory, a Merseyside derby and multiple game cancellations. Here is your MerseySport non-league round-up.
National League North
Leamington 1-0 Southport
Southport fell to a late winner from Joe Parker in front of a crowd of 458.
Both teams found it difficult to create any chances early in the game with the first chance coming in the 26th minute.
On-loan defender Reagan Ogle’s long throw found its way to Ryan Astles, who fired wide of the target.
Parker could have gained the lead earlier though as he put the ball over the crossbar from close range.
Port were on the upper-hand for the majority of the second half with both Ogle and George Newell seeing efforts go narrowly wide.
The deadlock was finally broken as Jack Storer headed a deep cross back across goal for Joe Parker to poke home.
Southport now drop to the bottom half of the table in 12th with Alfreton breathing down their necks.
Northern Premier League Division One West
Prescot Cables 2-0 City of Liverpool
In a Merseyside non-league derby, the home side came out comfortable winners.
Cables took the lead in the 13th minute when James Edgar curled a free kick into the top corner.
Substitute Michael Monaghan had the chance to double their lead at the penalty spot, only for Owen Wheeler to save his effort.
Monaghan would eventually redeem himself, netting in the 90th minute to secure the three points.
Prescot move up two places into 12th.
Trafford 2-0 Marine
Curtis Miller and Max Hazeldine got on the scoresheet in Trafford’s 2-0 victory.
The score was even at the break and it took until the 75th minute for the first goal.
Miller with a brilliant finish to give his team the lead.
Hazeldine rounded the fixture off five minutes later making it 2-0.
Marine remain in 3rd position but 4th placed Pontefract Collieries have five games in hand.
Droylsden P-P Runcorn Linnets
Liam Caddick did not get the chance to play against his former team as a waterlogged pitch saw the match postponed.
Widnes 2-2 Ossett United
In a back and forth game, neither team took the spoils and the game ended in a score draw.
The away side took the lead in the 29th minute as Elliott Harrison fired home the opening goal.
Seven minutes later and Widnes equalised as Jamie Rainford prodded home from a Jay Roberts cross.
Widnes took the lead on the stroke of half-time as James Steele squared it to James Murray.
It looked like the hosts were going to take the three points until Marko Basic dispatched his free kick past Richie Mottram.
North West Counties Football League Premier Division
Irlam P-P Bootle
Bootle had their match called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Rylands 1-1 Litherland REMYCA
Rylands took the lead in the 26th minute as Gary Kenny headed the ball home. Litherland defenders cried out for handball but the goal stood.
James Law was able to score the equaliser for Litherland in the 51st minute.
Hanley 0-3 Runcorn Town
Runcorn extended their unbeaten run to ten games with this victory.
Declan McGivern gave the visitors the lead in the 70th minute.
The floodgates opened and Kevin Exell doubled their lead with a diving header.
Kieran Holsgrove finished off an excellent performance for Town as he curled his shot past Dominic Kurasik.
North West Counties League Division One North
St Helen’s Town 2-2 AFC Liverpool
St Helen’s took an early lead as Rajwinder Uppal slots home when the away side do not deal with a free kick.
Hal McHugh with a first time finish doubled the host’s lead.
The comeback started in the 70th minute as Daniel Cockerline dispatched from a low cross.
Five minutes later and the comeback was complete as Jay McGrane slotted it home.
North West Counties League Division One South
Cammell Laird P-P Abbey Hey
Yet another game postponed after a pitch inspection.
Pyke Cup Semi-Final
South Liverpool 4-2 Ashville
South Liverpool will face Ellesmere Port Town in the Pyke Cup final.
Goals from Bradley Williams, Alex Woodcock and a brace from Cameron Dalton saw South Liverpool progress to the final of the Pyke Cup.
That finishes our non-league round-up for this week. Join MerseySport for next week’s non-league round-up.
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