Liverpool Echo - 2021-09-27
Liverpool Echo 2021-09-27


Liverpool Echo


27. Sep 2021
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wirral Britain’s Regional Newspaper of the Year Monday 27 SEPTEMBER, 2021 WIRRAL 44,800 £1 INSIDE SAL of the century Benitez reassures Blues on Pickford injury /Page 51 Klopp hails Mo’s ‘insane’ numbers /Back Page Keeper Doohan is determined to keep it clean /P44 all mohamed salah’s liverpool premier league goals from 1-100 8-page ECHO sopecial Don’t miss your free Salah 100 goals pullout /Tomorrow Oil refinery ‘on brink of collapse’ Check your daily Bingo numbers for a chance to win a share of £25,000 Today’s numbers: Page 39 £5 off at when you spend £20 on selected gardening tools See Page 22 Ts & Cs apply Half price travel with but essar bosses at stanlow say talks ‘positive’ with hMrC over £356M vat bill / full story: page 4 Opening hearts, minds and doors Notre Dame Catholic College and Sixth Form Ts & Cs apply Enrolling Year 7 for September 2022 Thursday 30 September 2021 6pm - 8pm Headteachers Presentation @ 6pm and 7pm P12

2 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews The voice of the city My city Children are a credit to community i WAS very honoured to attend the presentation of the Queen’s Award for voluntary Service and a special Covid-19 Award by the Lord Lieutenant, to Compass Counselling service, at Liverpool Town Hall. This is so well-deserved and i thank every volunteer who kept working throughout the pandemic. They supported our residents through the toughest of times and we all owe them a massive thank you. i was also invited to the Maritime Museum where ian Murphy, curator of maritime history and the museum’s deputy head, conducted the most amazing tour for me and my son. i learned so much about our maritime history and i would recommend a visit. i was absolutely thrilled to be invited to three of our local primary schools – Stocktonwood primary in Speke, Garston Cofe primary and Much Woolton Catholic primary. The children at all three schools were absolutely amazing! They were all so knowledgeable about the role of the Lord Mayor and asked so many questions. The main question is nearly always: “is that chain made of gold?”, followed by “is it very heavy?” They also ask if i live in a palace or a castle or have i met the Queen! These visits have become very interactive and we usually leave the children with some questions which they can gather information about. All the children who i’ve met since becoming Lord Mayor have been a credit to their families and communities. So many smiling faces and such kindness from our young people; we should be proud of them. i truly believe in the saying: “it takes a village to raise a child” and our villages are doing a sterling job! CLLr mary raSmuSSEN LORD MAyOR Of LIvERPOOL If you have a story, contact: Newsdesk 0151 472 2488/2454 0151 285 8472 General Inquiries 0151 227 2000 Email Online Editor Maria Breslin Home Delivery: If you would like the Echo delivered direct to your home, please email pride in pictures ‘From Bootle to Istanbul’, the Jamie Carragher tribute mural on Marsh Lane, Bootle, snapped by Andrew Teebay The M&S Bank Arena Clarifications If we have published anything that is factually inaccurate, please contact the editor at maria. or at Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, 5, St Paul’s Square, Liverpool, L69 3EB and, once verified, we will correct it as soon as possible. The Liverpool ECHO newspaper is published by Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales, a subsidiary company of Reach PLC, which is a member of IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation. We adhere to the Editors’ Code Of Practice as enforced by IPSO who are contactable for advice at IPSO, Gate House, 1 farringdon Street, London, EC4M 7LG. Website Telephone: 0300 123 2220 email uk If you have a complaint concerning a potential breach of City’s £6m boost for playing host to gymnastics event world championship will bring a huge lift for post-pandemic economy By nick tyrell ecHO correspondent nick.tyrell@liverpoolcom @NCTyrell LiverpooL is on track to receive a boost of at least £6m to its economy from hosting next year’s World Gymnastics Championships, council analysis predicts. The event is one of the largest sporting events ever hosted in the city and will see the world’s best gymnasts descend on Liverpool for in october 2022. A report to Liverpool Council’s culture select committee said it be worth millions to the city’s economy and be a vital boon to Liverpool’s recovery from the Covid pandemic. The report said: “This is a key milestone the Code of Practice, we will deal with your complaint directly or IPSO can refer your complaint to us. Please go to www.trinitymirror. com/howtocomplain where you can view our Complaints Policy and Procedure. A “How To Complain” pack is also available by writing to the Legal and Compliance Dept, Reach plc, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AP. in the cities recovery and is acknowledged in the Comeback pledge, with an estimated impact of at least £6m, we will use this event to promote the city nationally and internationally through guaranteed international broadcast and to showcase our city – its attractions and cultural offer to extend visitor stays in the city.” The report also said that ticket sales had ‘performed extremely well’ so far, despite ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic. The council plans to continue to bid for other high-profile sports events in the future, referencing a good relationship with Sport england and a positive reactions from Liverpool’s spectators to the Netball World Championships in 2019, which were also deemed a success. Inside Today Lottery results ........................................... 13 Family announcements .................... 31-32 Letters ...........................................................26 Puzzles .................................................. 24-25 Sport ....................................................... 40-52 Television ............................................... 27-30 Weather /Travel /Petrol......................... 8 The recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2016 was 62.8% MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 3 150 cars up in flames in huge scrapyard blaze By OlIvIa wIllIams eCHo reporter olivia.williams@liverpoolcom @livs_wills Residents are being told to keep their windows and doors shut as smoke continues to billow across the city from a huge fire. the fire broke out at the scrapyard on Bank Hall street, off derby Road in Kirkdale, at around 10.30pm on saturday as firefighters raced to the scene. Crews worked through the night as the response continued to be stepped up, with 15 fire engines and three aerial appliances in attendance by 2am. Merseyside Fire and Rescue service said there are two main seats of fire, with one affecting an area of 50 x 20 metres and another involving about 150 scrap cars. Large plumes of smoke can still be seen billowing into the sky, as firefighters warned residents to continue to keep their windows and doors closed due to air quality remaining ‘poor’. in the latest update from Merseyside Fire and Rescue at 4pm yesterday a spokesperson said the incident is ‘ongoing’. they said a ‘tactical plan’ is in place and firefighters are continuing to break up the scrap involved in the fire so it can be put out fully. the incident is also ‘likely to continue for a considerable amount of time’, according to Merseyside Fire and Rescue. the latest update said: “the incident is ongoing with the tactical plan continuing to be to break up the scrap involved in the fire so it can be fully extinguished. “Air quality remains poor so residents should continue to heed earlier advice to keep doors and windows shut.” Road closures remained in place on derby Road, Bankhall Lane, Bankhall street and Forge street and people are being urged to avoid the area. URGENTLY WANTED!! 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Liverpool Crown Court heard that Dixon, a former Bootle man, is awaiting operations and recorder ian Unsworth, QC, told him because of the length of sentence and his poor health ‘it may mean you will never come out’. Dixon – who has served six years for raping another boy – had denied all the allegations at both his earlier trial and re-trial but the judge pointed out that now in his pre-sentence report he largely admits what he had done. impact statements from the two victims – who were aged between four and 13 – revealed significant psychological harm that has led them into substance misuse and crime in later years. After Dixon was released from the rape sentence he received in 1997 he re-located to Brock Gardens, reading. Dixon had been convicted of indecency with one boy and indecently assaulting him, and seven offences of indecent assault against the other boy, one of buggery and two offences of attempted buggery. He must also sign the sex offenders register for life. 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4 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News Duo’s dining venture A CULINARY power couple have just opened a new restaurant in Liverpool. Husband-and-wife duo Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French are well-known across Yorkshire thanks to flagship restaurant JORO, in Shalesmoor, and spin-off street eatery Konjo, on Neepsend Lane. Both have received much critical acclaim, with JORO recently being included in the National Restaurant Awards’ list of top 100 UK venues. The duo have now set their sights on Liverpool, opening a new Japanese dining concept called NAMA in Liverpool’s GPO Food Hall & Bar, Metquarter. Petrol tankers fill up with petrol and diesel at the Essar Oil Refinery at Stanlow Getty Images Urgent talks on future of oil refinery Bosses said to be meeting HMRC over £356m VAT Bill By Charlotte Hadfield ECHO Reporter @Charl_hadfield Stanlow Oil Refinery could be on the brink of collapse as urgent talks were called with tax officials, it was reported. Bosses from the Ellesmere Port site are in urgent talks with HMRC over a VAT bill to the tune of £356m, according to the Sunday Times. However, in a statement shared with the ECHO, a spokesman for Essar said it has already repaid HMRC £547m leaving a balance of £223m, as part of the Government opt-in scheme available to all corporates in the UK. Stanlow is Britain’s second largest refinery and supplies one-sixth of the country’s road fuel. It is owned by tycoon brothers Shashi and Ravi Ruia, through their company Essar Oil UK. The refinery’s VAT bill built during the pandemic under the Government’s Covid VAT deferral scheme. The company, which employs 1,700, said: “Positive discussions are ongoing.” It comes as the country faces a fuel crisis, with BP, Esso and Tesco forced to close a small number of their petrol stations on Friday due to in part, a lack of HGV drivers to deliver the fuel. Petrol stations across the country have seen long queues of people rushing to fill up their cars despite pleas from the government to buy fuel “as usual” and not to panic buy. An NHS worker told the ECHO how she’d struggled to get fuel from three petrol stations in Wirral on Saturday before she was forced to wait in a half an hour queue which left her late for work. She said: “I’ve had to put my last £30 in the tank. I’m on shift for the next four days and I don’t get paid until Wednesday and I cried at the petrol station.” The government is to introduce measures to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers by temporarily lifting visa restrictions for up to 5,000 foreign drivers. In a media statement shared with the ECHO, a spokesman for Essar said: “EOUK [Essar Oil UK Limited] set out in detail its current financial status in a statement last week, in which it confirmed the considerable progress the company had made to strengthen its financial position and agree new financing. “However, the recovery from the pandemic has been slower than predicted. EOUK is therefore in discussions with HMRC over a short extension to make those deferred VAT payments. Those discussions are positive and EOUK looks forward to a resolution soon. “EOUK has made positive changes to its internal governance in recent months, having adjusted its board, constituted an advisory council, appointed a new independent director and has adopted the Wates principles. “It continues to work with leading advisers, including E&Y. “EOUK remains confident in its future, not least as the air travel market continues to open up and demand recovers.” The Merseyside Police scene on Ullet Road and Belvidere Road, Aigburth MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 5 News News WIRE It is not yet known if man was still alive when he was struck by the vehicle New site bid for school A new site for an ageing Liverpool primary school is being explored because its current venue is not modern enough. St Anne’s Stanley Church of England Primary School on Prescot Road in Old Swan is more than a century old and officials believe its age and lack of grounds means a modern school is needed. The school – which is led and supported by the Diocese of Liverpool – is 106 years old. Workmen carried out significant building work at the voluntary-aided school over the summer holidays and the school’s reopening was delayed by 36 hours because it was not safe for the pupils to return. Dead man was lying in road when he was hit by car By Charlotte Hadfield ECHO Reporter @Charl_hadfield A man was found dead after being hit by a car while “lying in the road” in Aigburth. Ullet Road, near to the junction with Aigburth Road, remains closed after the crash on Saturday night between a Seat Ibiza car and a pedestrian. A 69-year-old man is believed to have been lying in the road when he was hit by a car at about 9.45pm. It is not known if he was killed when the car struck him or if he had died before the collision. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting the police. A joint investigation into the man’s death is being carried out by the Merseyside Police Investigation team and the Roads Policing Unit. The man’s family has been informed and are being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers. Ullet Road is expected to remain closed for some time whilst investigations and forensic examinations are carried out at the scene. DI Ben Dyer, said: “An investigation is under way to find out what has happened. “We believe the man who died was lying in the road when the incident happened. “We are currently carrying out house-to-house inquiries in the area and looking at CCTV footage to establish what happened. “The family of the deceased has been informed and is being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers from our Roads Policing Unit at this sad time. “A Home Office post-mortem will be carried out later today to establish the cause of death. “I would ask any drivers in the area who saw anything, or who may have dashcam footage which could help our inquiries, to come forward. “Any footage, or information, could be vital in establishing exactly what has occurred.” He added: “Diversions have been put in place and motorists are being advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes. “We realise this will cause disruption and would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience and understanding whilst investigations are carried out.” ■■Any witnesses, or those with footage, are asked to contact @ MerPolCC, the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747, 101 quoting reference 1110 of 25 September, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 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6 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ‘On the Waterfront’ shows to return next year Cream to mark 30th anniversary with shows at City’s Pier head EXCLUSIVE By AMY BROwNe ECHO reporter @amysalter Cream is bringing back its ‘On the Waterfront’ shows to Liverpool’s Pier Head in 2022. earlier this month, thousands of people enjoyed the mini festival in front of the city’s Three Graces. Over four nights, people enjoyed a string of performances from acts including disco legends Nile rodgers and CHIC, local DJs Camelphat, DJ roger Sanchez and Faithless. Now we can exclusively announce that Cream’s ‘On the Waterfront’ shows will return in 2022 and the event will mark the 30th anniversary of Cream. The first shows to be announced will see the spectacular Cream Classical return with the Kaleidoscope Orchestra, singers and performers curated by electronic duo K-Klass, who join together for two very special shows to mark the 30th anniversary on September 17 and 18. more shows and exciting acts will be announced in the coming months. Cream began in 1992 as a small underground club night at Nation and the brand has grown to become a global powerhouse in electronic music. Cream events have taken place An On the Waterfront concert at the Pier Head hosted by Cream earlier this month. Acts included Nile Rodgers and Chic, and The Zutons (insets) Colin lane across the world, from Ibiza and america, to asia and beyond. Its flagship Creamfields festival has grown into one of the biggest dance festivals in the world, loved and respected by fans and DJs. In 2016 Cream Classical launched in Liverpool Cathedral, which has since become an annual event. Pre-sale tickets for the Cream On the Waterfront events will be available from 9am this Wednesday, and on general sale from 10am the same day. @LivEchoNews News wIRe News show coming into sharp focus A big change that viewers have been crying out for is to come to bbC One North West next month. bbC North West produces regional news programmes covering north west England and the isle of Man. The bbC North West region covers Cheshire, greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, northwestern Derbyshire, southern Cumbria, western North Yorkshire, western West Yorkshire and the isle of Man. And from next month, one of the biggest changes will be apparent to viewers since it started broadcasting from Salford Quays studios in 2011. From October 21, bbC North West programmes will be broadcast in HD for the first time. Other regional bbC News programmes are already being broadcast in high definition. Sarcastic nun rules school without prejudice. From Derry Girls to The School That Tried to End Racism MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 7 By Ben RoBeRts-Haslam ECHO Reporter @benhaslm A 21-yeAr-old from Maghull who was left bedbound after being diagnosed with glioblastoma left his personal trainer ‘in tears’ after walking into the gym. owen Copland couldn’t lift his arms just two months ago – but that was before Alex Ivanoff, owner of Anytime Fitness in Maghull and Southport, got involved. With the help of Alex and his talented team of personal trainers they have managed to help owen, a former drama student, get to the point where he can go for days out and is now improving both physically and mentally. last Monday owen showed Alex, a former marine and bodyguard, how far he had come along when he arrived at the gym in Maghull with Alex’s green beret. The 40-year-old had entrusted owen with the beret, Alex’s most prized possession, with the promise that he would hand deliver it back to him when he was well enough. Jane Copland, owen’s sister, told the eCHo: “My mum has been saying constantly that Alex stepping in when he did and giving us that boost is the reason owen has had the ex-marine and gym owner thrilled with progress of pal struck down with aggressive cancer chance to get out and have a normal life. With this diagnosis you don’t always get that chance so we’re just so emotional. “To be able to go in the other day and hand back his green beret and seeing owen be like ‘I can’t walk yet but I can hand it to you’. It was a lot, and to see how much Alex cares about owen as well, it’s so nice.” Alex Ivanoff opened the gym in Maghull in 2018 after being medically discharged from the marines with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. He is now determined on helping owen progress. He told the eCHo: “I burst into tears when he came in and gave me my beret. That beret is my prized possession. When I gave it to him I said ‘listen, this is the most important thing I’ve got and I want it back.’ “He looked me dead in the eyes and said ‘yeah, you can have it’ but I also told him the only time I’ll take it off him is if he comes into the gym Owen Copland, 21, returning Alex Ivanoff’s beret to him at Anytime Fitness, Maghull Owen’s efforts leave personal trainer in tears and gives it to me, and he did! I’m so proud of him.” Alex has been left buzzing over owen’s transformation, with him keeping owen mentally as well as physically active, it has changed owen’s life in just two months. News Alex said: “He couldn’t move his arms. Now you see him sitting up outside, feeding himself, writing, I play chess with him, we’re keeping his brain active. “Now, instead of looking at the ceiling waiting to go, he’s now focusing on something else. It’s given him life force.” Alex is set to do a 24-hour walk on a treadmill in one of his gyms with the aim to raise as much money to help owen enjoy a weekend away or a few days out. Whether you grew up during the Troubles, or you’re growing up experiencing racism, we’re here to represent real people from around the UK. As well as a few judo obsessed nuns.

8 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News / Information Weather Around the Country Today’s Weather Four-Day Outlook Birmingham Bristol Cardiff Carlisle Exeter Gloucester Leeds Liverpool London Manchester Norwich Nottingham Plymouth Swansea Monday Tuesday °C °F °C °F showers 16 61 showers 15 59 showers 17 63 tstorms 16 61 showers 16 61 rain 16 61 showers 15 59 showers 14 57 pcloudy 17 63 showers 16 61 pcloudy 17 63 tstorms 16 61 showers 15 59 rain 14 57 showers 16 61 showers 15 59 showers 18 64 showers 17 63 showers 16 61 showers 14 57 showers 18 64 pcloudy 18 64 showers 17 63 showers 17 63 pcloudy 17 63 tstorms 15 59 showers 16 61 showers 16 61 Around the World Amsterdam Beijing Corfu Majorca Mexico City Moscow New Delhi New York Paris Rio Rome Sydney Tokyo Monday Tuesday °C °F °C °F rain 19 67 sunny 16 61 overcast 26 79 cloudy 25 77 pcloudy 25 77 rain 23 74 overcast 27 80 overcast 27 80 rain 23 73 rain 23 74 rain 11 51 rain 8 47 sunny 36 97 sunny 37 98 rain 20 68 rain 17 62 rain 19 66 cloudy 20 68 pcloudy 27 81 sunny 28 83 rain 25 77 sunny 29 84 overcast 17 62 pcloudy 19 66 pcloudy 26 78 overcast 26 79 Skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy today with widespread showers. Afternoon highs will range from 15 to 16C. Caernarfon Sun & Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset Conwy Bangor 7:03 a.m. 6:54 p.m. 9:31 p.m. 2:18 p.m. Almanac Liverpool Wrexham Preston Chester Accrington Manchester Leeds Rochdale Stoke-on-Trent Sep. 28 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Last New First Full Bangor Conwy Liverpool Yesterday's High (°C/°F) NA/32 NA/32 NA/32 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) NA/32 NA/32 NA/32 Yesterday's Precip 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" Chester Huddersfield Manchester Yesterday's High (°C/°F) NA/32 NA/32 NA/32 Yesterday's Low (°C/°F) NA/32 NA/32 NA/32 Yesterday's Precip 0.00" 0.00" 0.00" powered by Tides Today Tuesday Scattered heavy showers. 14°C/ 57°F 9°C/ 48°F Wednesday Scattered light showers. 13°C/ 55°F 9°C/ 48°F Thursday Heavy showers likely. 16°C/ 61°F 11°C/ 52°F Friday Isolated light showers. 16°C/ 61°F 10°C/ 50°F High Low High Low Morecambe 8.2 3:22 a 2.4 10:00 a 7.9 3:38 p 2.7 10:23 p Liverpool 8.2 3:11 a 2.6 9:47 a 7.9 3:26 p 2.9 10:09 p Mostyn Docks 7.8 3:05 a 2.2 9:44 a 7.5 3:20 p 2.5 10:05 p Colwyn Bay 6.7 2:56 a ---- ---- 6.5 3:11 p ---- ---- Holyhead 4.9 2:27 a 1.7 8:36 a 4.8 2:45 p 2.0 9:01 p Menai Bridge 6.5 2:52 a 2.0 9:25 a 6.3 3:09 p 2.3 9:48 p Caernarfon 4.5 1:57 a 1.6 8:42 a 4.4 2:15 p 1.9 9:05 p Pwllheli 4.3 12:10 a ---- ---- 4.2 12:20 p 1.8 6:55 a Porthmadog 4.3 12:26 a ---- ---- 4.1 12:38 p ---- ---- Barmouth 4.3 12:16 a ---- ---- 4.1 12:31 p 1.6 7:13 a News and information BY CAR ■ Great Howard Street/ Derby Road, L5: Improvement works between Millers Bridge and Leeds Street have resulted in lane restrictions until November. ■ Kingsley Road, L8: Improvement works between Upper Parliament Street and Princes Avenue have resulted in a one-way system until November. ■ Smithdown Lane, L7: Crane activities between Elm Grove and Grinfield Street have resulted a road closure until December. BY BUS ■ There are a number of monday £1,000 AB45 2LA CO4 5AD DL2 1HQ E2 8AS E5 9NJ G81 2SE GU16 8PA HU10 6NN MK41 7JY NE47 5ND thE cheapest unleaded fuel is 127.9p/litre from Sainsbury’s Rice Lane. It is 128.9p from Esso Bootle, and 129.7p at Asda Walton, Breck Road and Bootle Orrell Lane. the cheapest diesel is 130.9p/litre at Esso Bootle. It is 131.7p from Asda Arrowe Park, changes to timetables, visit www.merseytravel. for more information. BY RAIL ■ City Line: Please check with the rail operator you are travelling with. ■ Merseyrail: There are no planned engineering works. for every ticket in these winning postcodes NN15 6DY NR1 4BS OL3 6EY OL11 1EL PR8 5DL ST18 0ZH SY7 9QU TS10 3SB TW5 0BJ WV14 6AX PUMP ACTION huyton, hunts Cross, 131.8p at Applegreen Great howard Street, and 131.9p at a number of Sainsbury’s outlets. ■ NB: Prices may be subject to change. BY FERRY ■ River Explorer: Cruises sail between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. Cruises depart Pier Head, Liverpool on the hour and Woodside, Wirral at 20 past the hour. ■ Cross-river services: Sail from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. ■ Commuter services: Will operate between 7.20am and 9.50am and 4pm and 6.50pm. TUNNELS ■ No planned closures. IN MERSEY ■ Spanaco Loyalty, a general cargo vessel from Portugal. ■ BBC Seine, a general cargo vessel from China.

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10 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News Crime groups thought to be behind grant scam bid Organised crime groups are believed to have submitted fraudulent applications to Liverpool Council to get their hands on cash grants aimed at helping businesses survive the pandemic. The emergency business grants were issued rapidly to prevent the sudden collapse of companies, job losses and devastation to the economy caused by the national Covid lockdowns last year and the beginning of 2021. But Liverpool Council said that as of the end of the 2020/21 financial year five potentially fraudulent applications had been identified as Izzldenein Yousif having links to organised crime. Three others were investigated by Merseyside Police, including one which saw 65-year-old Izzldenein Yousif jailed in July this year after claiming a £10,000 grant for a car wash business that no longer existed. Council officers had received a tip-off and discovered the business, Izzy Bizzy Hand Car Wash on Prescot Road, Fairfield, had stopped trading three years earlier. When the council rang the 65-year-old to confront him over the fraud, Yousif said he had already spent the money and hung up. Joint owner slams authority as site falls into further levels of disrepair Woolton Hall Terry O’Callaghan Council ‘lazy’ over state of historic house By jonathan humphries ECHO reporter @JHumphriesEcho As one of the oldest buildings in Liverpool’s history falls into increasing levels of disrepair one of its owners launched an extraordinary barrage of criticism at the council’s planning department. Abid Chudary, joint owner and director of Woolton Hall Ltd which owns the historical 18th century manor house on Speke Road, Woolton, accused the planning department of being “lazy b*******” and delaying progress on the site. The once luxurious Grade I-listed hall, built in 1704, has throughout its lifetime been a hotel, an army hospital, a convent and a school. However the only regular visitors are now ‘urban explorers’ curious about the abandoned halls and grand features – but also vandals causing extensive damage. Woolton Hall was also placed on the Heritage at Risk Register by Historic England due to the its dilapidated state. More worryingly, a major fire tore through part of the building in 2019 – raising alarm that without drastic action another blaze could finish the landmark for good. With years of seeming inertia, the ECHO tracked down the owners of the building to find out what is happening. The answer is unlikely to allay concerns, as one of the directors of the company which owns the building described a semi stand-off with the planning department of Liverpool Council over plans to develop an over-55s care village on the site. Woolton Hall entered into the ownership of local developer Jim Murray in the 1980s, and his company Woolton Hall Ltd. Mr Murray, who according to Companies House is in his late 70s, is registered as a joint owner and director of that company with Woolton businessman Mr Chudary. The ECHO attempted to contact Mr Murray but he was unavailable for comment. Mr Chudary made headlines after two care homes registered in his name, Woolton Manor Care Home in Woolton and Lilycross Care Centre in Widnes, were forcibly shut down by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors uncovered a litany of failings. The ECHO headed to Mr Chudary’s home to ask about the future of Woolton Hall, and although he was not in he called a reporter back to discuss the issue. Mr Chudary expressed anger at Liverpool Council, claiming that the planning department had delayed development at the site. He said: “We have been trying for years because Liverpool Council are lazy b******. They’re stopping us from doing anything with it.” Mr Chudary said that an existing Photos posted by The Derelict Explorer shows Woolton Hall continuing to deteriorate since it was abandoned planning application, which has been in place since 2005, granted permission for redevelopment subject to a Section 106 agreement. These agreements can be attached by local authorities to planning decisions and oblige a developer to meet conditions to allow a proposal to go ahead. Mr Chudary said the original planning agreement meant the company were required to complete an “enabling development” involving apartments for the over 55s on the grounds of Woolton Hall before restoring the manor house. However Mr Chudary told the ECHO that plan was no longer financially viable due to the “crisis in health and social care”. When the ECHO put Mr Chudary’s criticisms to Liverpool Council, a spokesman said: “All we can confirm at this stage is that we are in talks with the architects.” However in letters to campaigners, shared with the ECHO, council chief executive Tony Reeves has described the condition of Woolton Hall as “not acceptable” and stated council officers have “reminded the owners of their responsibilities”. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 11 Traffic at the Wallasey tunnel on Saturday evening Hannah Clegg Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner refused to apologise for describing senior Tories as ‘scum’ as Sir Keir Starmer distanced himself from her comments. Ms Rayner’s attack, delivered at a reception for activists at the Labour Party conference, has outraged members of the Government, with one minister accusing her of ‘talking crap’. But Ms Rayner said she would only apologise if Boris Johnson said sorry for past comments he made ‘that are News Labour member ‘won’t apologise’ homophobic, that are racist, that are misogynistic’. Labour leader Sir Keir said he would speak to his deputy but it was a matter for her whether she apologised. “Angela and I take different approaches and that’s not language that I would use,” he told BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show. Ms Rayner said her comments, made in a ‘post-watershed’ reception, were an attempt to get across the ‘anger and frustration’ felt about Mr Johnson and the Cabinet. Tunnel was closed after girl jumped from bridge 13-year-old taken to hospital with injuries which are not said to be life-threatening By Charlotte Hadfield and Olivia Williams ECHO Reporters @LivEchoNews The Wallasey tunnel was sealed off after a 13-year-old girl ‘jumped’ from a nearby bridge. On Saturday, emergency services were called at around 7.05pm to a concern for safety at Breck Road Bridge on the Wallasey Tunnel approach road. Officers attended the scene and found a 13-year-old girl was on the wrong side of the railings on the bridge. As they began engaging with the teenager she jumped. She was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage. Traffic was temporarily held at the entrance of the Wallasey tunnel due to the incident. One eyewitness said there were “lots of police” at the tunnel and “people couldn’t leave” at the Wirral end or enter. A photo taken by an eyewitness showed queues near the Wallasey tunnel as traffic was stationary while emergency services dealt with the incident. One person said on social media that they had “never seen so many police.” A spokesperson for Merseyside Police told the ECHO : “We can confirm that emergency services were called to a concern for safety at Breck Road Bridge on the Wallasey Tunnel approach road in Wallasey. “Officers were called at 7.05pm to reports that a 13-year-old girl was on the wrong side of the railings on the bridge. “Officers attended at the scene, and as they began to engage with the teenager she jumped. “She was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage. “Road closures were put in place whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.”

12 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 News / World GLOBAL BRIEFING Rome’s bins attract boar Rome is grappling with rampaging rubbish-seeking wild boar. Groups of up to 30 animals emerge from the vast parks surrounding the city in search of food in Rome’s notoriously overflowing rubbish bins. The wild boar invasion has been used as a political weapon to attack mayor Virginia Raggi over the city’s formidable rubbish collection problems. Zurich Pride parade earlier this month Swiss vote for same-sex marriage SwiSS voters appear to have decided by a clear margin to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to a projection after a national referendum yesterday. The projection by the gfs.bern polling agency for Switzerland’s public broadcasters showed the measure passing by 64% to 36%. Switzerland’s parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the marriage for All measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007. The country only extended the right to vote to all women in 1990. ThE airport on the Spanish island of La Palma has reopened despite an erupting volcano continuing to roar but lava flows remain slow. The island’s government said there had been “no significant incidents” with the volcano since Saturday, when part of the crater collapsed and another river of lava emerged. Spanish airport authority Aena tweeted that La Palma airport was operational again after closing on Saturday because of a heavy fall of volcanic ash. The closure led to long lines at the island’s port to catch ferries off the island. The volcano on La Palma, part of the Canary Islands off north-west Africa and home to about 85,000 people, erupted on September 19. Scientists say the eruption could last for up to three months. Three rivers of lava on the western side of the island have destroyed 461 buildings, including homes. This month’s eruption is the first on La Palma since 1971. Soldiers linked to Kenyan death probe NiNe British soldiers could be questioned over the murder of a Kenyan woman whose body was found in a septic tank in a hotel close to a UK army base. The body of 21-year-old Agnes Wanjiru was found at the Lions Court inn in the town of Nanyuki two months after she disappeared in March 2012. The town is close to the Batuk (British Army Training Unit Kenya) camp. An initial inquiry was unsuccessful, but a fresh investigation has been launched after an inquest delayed until 2019 found Ms Wanjiru was unlawfully killed, the Sunday Times reported. A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of stab wounds to her chest and abdomen. There was also evidence she had been beaten, but due to the condition of her body it was unclear whether she had been sexually assaulted. Witnesses told the Sunday Times Ms Wanjiru, a sex worker, was last seen leaving the hotel’s bar with a British soldier. An investigation into her death stalled when a request by Kenyan police in June 2012 to the British Royal Military Police (RMP) that nine soldiers be questioned apparently went missing. Detectives are said to have asked the RMP to put 13 questions to the soldiers, including whether any of them had sex with Ms Wanjiru on the night she disappeared. A photo of the victim was included in the request, as well as a request for DNA samples to be taken from the nine men. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said it received no such request for assistance in summer 2012, but is now “in discussion with the Kenyan authorities to determine what support is needed”. it said RMT Special investigation Branch (SiB) officers had been in Kenya for unrelated reasons around @LivEchoNews Airport reopens despite volcano worries HALF price trAveL witH Agnes Wanjiru La Palma’s airport has reopened despite lava still flowing from a volcano on the island yesterday DAniel RoCA the time of Ms Wanjiru’s murder, and had assisted in compiling the list of the nine soldiers. 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Offer applies to a single or multiple passengers (max of six) travelling on the same journey on one ticket. Booking must be made at least 4 days in advance of travel. For full terms and conditions visit MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 13 almost 8m tune in to see Strictly AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington were top of the leaderboard after Saturday night’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing StRictLY come Dancing has seen its television audience grow to almost eight million viewers, according to overnight ratings. the BBc said an average audience of 7.9 million tuned in on Saturday night to watch the couples compete in front of the judges for the first time. the BBc One celebrity dancing competition was watched by a peak audience of 8.4 million and had a 47.9% audience share. Last week’s launch programme was watched by an average audience of seven million, with a peak of 7.3 million and a 44.7% audience share. Last year’s series opener achieved an audience share of 42.2% and a peak audience of nine million viewers. On Saturday, television presenter aJ Odudu impressed the judges as she topped the leaderboard alongside her partner Kai Widdrington with a score of 34 for her jive to Gold Dust by DJ Fresh. Judge Motsi Mabuse hailed her routine “the best dance of the evening, without a doubt”. Great British Bake Off star John Whaite came joint second on the leaderboard with 30 in the competition’s first all-male pairing alongside professional dancer Johannes Radebe. Fuel panic-buyers causing problems Panic buying is causing “really serious problems” at petrol stations with at least half reporting they are out of fuel, according to a sector spokesman. Demand at one service station spiked by 500% on Saturday compared with last week as oil companies prioritise motorway forecourts amid a shortage of specialist tanker drivers, the Petrol Retailers association (PRa) said. Queues at stations continued for a third day on Sunday despite reassurances from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that there is “plenty” of fuel available. But Brian Madderson, chairman of the PRa, said the Government was “loath to recognise” that supplies were stuck at refineries or storage depots and were not being delivered to forecourts due to current supply issues. Speaking to BBc Radio 4’s The World This Weekend, Mr Madderson said the creation of 5,000 HGV foreign driver visas, announced by the Government on Saturday, was unlikely to alleviate petrol pressures in the “ultra-short term”. “We might see benefits of them later in the autumn as the drivers come across and A Shell petrol station in Bracknell, Berkshire, which has no fuel start to work, but in the very short term this panic buying has caused really serious problems,” he said. “i’ve talked to a lot of our members this morning. “They serve the main roads, the rural areas, the urban roads, and anywhere in between 50% and 90% of their forecourts are currently dry, and those that aren’t dry are partly dry and running out soon.” With motorway pumps running low, the outgoing association chairman said oil companies were “giving motorway service areas priority delivery”, resulting in drivers “flocking” on to the nation’s major highways to fill up. “One of them mentioned to me that yesterday they had a 500% increase in demand compared to a week ago, which is quite extraordinary,” he added. “There is plenty of fuel in this country but it is in the wrong place for the motorists. “it is still in the terminals and the refineries, and the amount they can now ship into and deliver to the forecourts is limited by two things. “One, the availability of the hardware, the tankers themselves. “These are specialist tankers able to deliver in pods, in those big trucks, a wide variety of fuels to the forecourts. “There is a finite number of those and there is obviously a finite number of trained drivers, and that has been the problem, that that number of finite number of drivers has been reduced.” Mackenzie Crook as Worzel Gummidge with co-stars Thierry Wickens and India Brown Worzel’s new series DeteCtorIStS stars Mackenzie Crook and toby Jones are to reunite on screen in a new episode of an adaptation of Worzel Gummidge, it has been announced. 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14 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 News @LivEchoNews Paul McCartney was spotted back at Liverpool Lime Street with his family ActivAte DigitAl Contentious car parking charges set for launch By GEORGE MORGAN local Democracy Reporter @GMorg01 New car parking charges are to come in across wirral, even though the decision drew a furious reaction from many drivers. In August, a wirral Council meeting voted in favour of bringing in new charges to off-street car parks which are currently free in places including Bromborough, Bebington, Hoylake and New Brighton. Charges for on-street spots in parts of New Brighton, west Kirby, Leasowe and Hoylake are also set to come in after the decision. As well as this, a £1 per hour standard rate, with a £5 per day maximum charge, was brought in for car parks across the borough. Throughout the process, Labour and Green Party councillors have been in favour of new charges, but the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have been against them. The move will bring in £1m of income for the council which those in favour argued was needed to address the council’s budget problems, and was a decision which helped to protect vital services. On the other hand, those against said it threatened to ruin small businesses as wirral was moving out of the pandemic. while the standardised rate has already come in, the new charges are subject to a TRO (Traffic Regulation Order) process, in which residents have the chance to protest against them. People’s comments will then be taken into account by a wirral Council committee, before the exact streets where charges will come in are confirmed. This means any changes will not come in until next year. During the summer, councillors asked officers if residents’ parking schemes could be set up to protect people from losing spaces outside their house or in their local area due to people parking in different places to avoid charges, known as ‘displaced parking’. But wirral Council will only consider this if problems arise once the changes are brought in and evidence proves that such schemes are necessary. Volunteers already get a limited number of permits in some of the The introduction of these draconian car parking charges is a tax on our coastline and struggling high streets conservative group leader cllr tom Anderson council’s country parks. wirral’s politicians had several passionate debates about parking over the summer. Labour councillor Liz Grey said: “It’s important not to politicise this issue. The Conservatives seem to want to whip up a campaign about this but officers are being far more sensible in waiting to see if there are any problems before and then working out the best ways in which to deal with them.” Tory group leader Cllr Tom Anderson said: “The introduction of these draconian car parking charges is a tax on our coastline and struggling high streets. “Yet again, Labour and the Green Party haven’t thought through the ramifications of displaced parking in our coastal areas and hammering low paid workers employed in our high street shops is simply not fair or equitable.” Green Party councillor Pat Cleary said it was “entirely legitimate” for the council to look at residents’ parking schemes, but they could not come in before there was evidence in favour of them. Liberal Democrat councillor Allan Brame said: “Currently, the council is desperately searching for new ways of raising money but it must balance the potential harm to our local shopping centres. “There is a very real risk of diverting trade to the free car parking at retail parks.” Macca’s back! Star spotted at station Sir Paul McCartney was spotted in Liverpool with his family following a poignant date for his family. The Beatles legend was photographed at Lime Street on Sunday with two of his daughters - fashion designer Stella and photographer Mary, as well as his wife Nancy Shevell. The rare sighting of the singer comes after Sir Paul paid tribute to his first wife, Linda, on what would have been her 80th birthday on Friday. Sir Paul posted a picture of Linda looking directly at the camera with her head in her hands lying in grass. The 79-year-old wrote: “Have a great day on what would have been Linda’s 80th birthday - Paul.” Linda, a photographer, musician, animal rights activist and entrepreneur died from breast cancer aged just 56. Pictures of Sir Paul and his family show the superstar with his fist in the air as the family made their way through the station. He wore a navy jacket, blue shirt, dark blue rolled-up jeans, navy trainers and sunglasses. One of Sir Paul’s more recent public sightings in the city came in 2018, when he was spotted filming a very special edition of Car Pool Karaoke with James Corden. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 15 Wirral is to get a new Wetherspoons pub, after its licence was approved. The JD Wetherspoon bar will open at 1-5 The Mount in Heswall, after Wirral Council’s Licensing Panel granted it a pass to serve alcohol in a meeting held at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion. The pub chain had wanted to open until 1.30am on Fridays and News New pub’s licence approved Saturdays, and until 00.30am for the rest of the week, but this was opposed by many in Heswall. The Heswall Society, a residents’ group, were not in favour. Speaking in January, its planning officer Roger Lane said: “There are many residential properties close by, and we believe from a protracted history of noise issues that this would affect them quite badly.” Liverpool is fifth in England for fines for falsely claiming free prescriptions £120k of prescription fines for city liverpool fifth in top 10 for false medicine claims By LEE GRIMSDITCH ECHO Reporter @LeeGrimsditch Fines totalling more than £120,000 were handed out to people who falsely claimed they were entitled to free prescriptions in Liverpool, according to new research. In England, patients pay for their prescriptions and dental treatment, which is an important source of funding for the NHS. Each year, the NHS loses significant funds due to people claiming free prescriptions or dental treatment they aren’t entitled to. However, the cost of prescriptions goes up every year. While this increase is usually only by a small margin, it can add up. This is especially the case if you require more than one prescription to treat one or various conditions. Some groups of people are exempt from paying prescription charges, including pensioners, children and some people claiming benefits. The NHS carries out checks and If a patient cannot confirm they are entitled to claim free NHS prescriptions, they’ll be sent an enquiry letter asking them to confirm their entitlement. If they do not respond within 28 days, they’ll be sent a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). The penalty charge is five times the original amount owed, up to a maximum of £100. 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16 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News Long queues hit forecourts Motorists have been waiting in long lines across Merseyside this weekend amid fears of petrol shortages. People have reported long waiting lines in Belle Vale, Southport and parts of Wirral as BP said some garages were experiencing shortages. Although Asda told the ECHO that they are ‘not currently seeing any fuel supply issues’ some drivers are already panic buying fuel at garages. The shortage has been blamed on a lack of HGV drivers which has led to delays in getting fuel to garages, with some even closing as stocks run low. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not ruled out deploying the army to forecourts or relaxing rules to ease the shortage of drivers. The government are advising motorists to buy petrol as they would normally and avoid panic buying, as prices increase due to the limited supply available. 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In 2019-2020 there were 7,064 fines given to drivers who travelled along the M62 Westbound stretch. The second most likely place to get fined is the M58, with 109 drivers receiving a ticket in 2019/2020. And the third most likely place is the M62, which saw 55 drivers slapped with a fine in 2019/2020. Driving on motorways could also get a lot more expensive if new government proposals are approved. Reports claim the Government is considering introducing a toll system on all roads in the UK to raise money towards climate change targets. Tolls in the UK are currently limited to bridges and areas such as the M6 toll – where drivers pay £7 to use the motorway. The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change called for the scheme to be introduced back in August. It said: “A new system of vehicle taxation is urgently needed. As more people purchase electric vehicles, changes to taxation will be harder to manage. 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18 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News Historic property goes on market Keeping an eye on the property market is a popular pastime for many in Merseyside. Whether you are looking to buy or having a nosey at huge and expensive houses, there are always plenty of new properties popping up all over the region for sale. One of Merseyside’s most viewed properties according to Rightmove is The Serpentine South, Blundellsands. This huge six-bedroom house is on the market for an eye-watering £1.7million. It is descried as a ‘truly outstanding period family home’ which and has a large plot extending to approximately one acre with ‘mature’ extensive gardens. The house is also one of the few remaining properties designed by renowned Liverpool architect Henry Sephton. Dating back to the 1800s and set over three floors, the period property has been sympathetically restored. Sephton was known as being the architect of the Blundell Family, who were once landowners in Sefton. A huge cannabis farm worth around £3.5m was found by police on Flint Street in the Baltic Triangle merseyside police £120m of drug farms shut down Team rips apart 219 sites, seizing thousands of plants By DEBORA ARU and JOE THOMAS ECHO Data Journalist @Deb_Aru A SPECIALIST police unit busted cannabis farms that had the potential to earn those responsible a staggering £120m in just 12 months. A total of 219 sites were ripped apart by Merseyside Police’s Cannabis Dismantling Team in 2020, leading to the seizure of just over 30,000 plants. Five thousand more plants were recovered than in the previous year, when 182 farms were removed by the dedicated unit. Figures released to the ECHO revealed the huge scale of cannabis production, and the illicit industry’s value to the region’s criminals. Among the more than 200 farms taken down by the CDT last year was a 500-plant unit spread across two flats on Aigburth Road that had the potential to be worth up to £2m a year and a slightly smaller site given an annual value of £1.8m on Bentley Road, Toxteth. One of the biggest hauls came when police uncovered a massive farm in an old milk factory in St Helens. The Duncan Street site was the home of more than 1,500 plants meaning that, with crops having the potential to be harvested four times a year, it had a potential annual yield worth almost £7m. But while lucrative the farms are often hotbeds of exploitation, while the cash raised is sometimes used to fund other aspects of gangland, including the purchase of weapons and more expensive Class A operations. Gangs often look to run farms in abandoned and unoccupied properties, including residential streets. But the farms bring danger too, with standard electrical units bypassed so criminals can power the farms without paying for the electricity. The dodgy electrical set-ups present a massive fire risk and have led to streets being dug up to fix damage to supply networks. This was the case in Flint Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle after a £3.5m farm was discovered in the early weeks of the first national pandemic lockdown in spring 2020. Matt Brown, manager of the Merseyside Police Cannabis Dismantling Team, said: “Criminals who grow cannabis in the heart of our communities care only about making money. “They are not bothered about the risks of fire they bring to neighbouring properties, or the violence associated with drug dealing that might be brought to the area they set their farms up in.” Of the farms operated on by the CDT last year, 134 were in Liverpool, 28 on Wirral, 20 in St Helens, 19 in Sefton and 18 in Knowsley. Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community is asked to contact Merseyside Police via Twitter (@MerPolCC), by calling 101 or informing Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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It was just like, it all just hit me at once. “Obviously, I’d become a mum when I was young and then I’d had a bit of support from my mum. I was living in her house and I was doing the cleaning. “I didn’t know the first thing about being a mum and then all of a sudden, I was in my own flat and I had this baby, and it was just horrible. “I remember thinking, ‘How am I going to do this?’” Lois said she had no idea how to set a budget or make her money stretch and has suffered with anxiety and depression, and previously with bulimia, which stems from when she was pregnant. Lois told the ECHO: “I was walking around school heavily pregnant. I think my anxiety started there, because everyone had quite an opinion on me. I always wanted to prove everyone wrong. “I think you hear the words, ‘young mum’, ‘Liverpool’ and ‘council house’ in the same sentence, and you have this stereotype of what that person is going to be like. “I always wanted to prove them wrong. Like I always remember everyone saying, ‘Oh, her mum will have that kid all the time’ or, ‘She won’t have nothing’, and it’s just totally different now.” Lois McIntyre’s living room before and after her budget makeover Lois Mcintyre Ten years on Lois is a mumof-four with her partner and now inspires other women with her home. Her Instagram account – HomeLifeWithLois – shows photos of Lois’ glamorous home and her journey renovating it since the time when she ‘cried for about a month’ after first moving in. Lois used to look at home accounts on the social media platform and felt ‘depressed’ and ‘jealous’ seeing expensive renovations. She told the ECHO: “All these home accounts, they’re all big, fancy houses and they’re all mortgaged houses and brand new builds.” The mum of three girls and one boy added: “I thought, ‘I wish my house was like that’, or ‘I wish I could afford to go out and buy things like that to make my house look like that’. “I’ve come to realise that you don’t need to go out and buy a £2,000 kitchen and have it fitted. You can literally go and spend £30 and have a kitchen like that.” Lois shares her advice on budget home makeovers and cleaning with her followers, who she says are mostly single mums. She even does cleaning videos just to help take her mind of mental health problems, helping both herself and her audience in the process. The account took off, gaining over 1,000 followers in two months. She told the ECHO: “[My house] is just a little council house, and I think that’s why a lot of people relate to it, because it just goes to show that you don’t have to have a big house. “I think most of my followers are single mums and people who haven’t got quite a lot of money, and are trying to budget the stuff to have a nice house. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 21 News Take a tour of £1.2m pad A ‘spectAcuLAr’ penthouse apartment has come on the market in one of Merseyside’s most sought-after areas. the three-bedroom apartment on Hall road West in crosby sprawls across two floors, and is currently listed at £1.25m. estate agents entwistle Green said they are ‘delighted to present’ the ‘spectacular property’, which they have called one of Liverpool’s ‘most unique homes’. Key features include a roof terrace with ‘stunning views’, a mezzanine, and a fully fitted bar. the ground floor opens to a central hall which leads the way to the master bedroom to the left. the room features a walk-in dressing room and an ‘his and hers’ en-suite, and there is also a downstairs toilet and a utility room to the left of the ground floor. estate agents say viewings are ‘highly recommended to appreciate the lifestyle on offer’. Lois McIntyre fell pregnant at 14 and got her first council house at 16. She now has four children Lois Mcintyre “You can go into my bathroom and it’s all tiles, but most of them are just stick-on tiles that cost me £10 off Amazon. “So I think that’s how it originally took off when I was putting all the budget stuff on. It started getting shared and people were tagging people into it. Now Lois has almost 8,000 followers, and she even gets messages from people who knew her as a pregnant 14-year-old. 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22 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews News Child sex attacker jailed for nine years By OLIVeR CLAY EChO reporter @OliverClayRWWN A 51-yeAr-old man from runcorn has been jailed after being convicted for a string of historical child sex abuse offences from the late 1980s. Philip Cook, of Arndale, Beechwood, was found guilty by jurors on August 26 of nine counts of indecent assault of a child. The charges reflected an escalation of worsening crimes from touching to activity characterised as rape by prosecuting barrister Cheryl Mottram on Thursday at liverpool Crown Court as Cook was sentenced. Ms Mottram recounted details of the vile abuse, which was perpetuated against a young boy under the age of 12 and included sex acts and ‘simulated sexual intercourse’. The offences took place in liverpool in the late 1980s when Cook was an adult teenager. Matters came to light when Cook’s victim began to confide in people close to him, resulting in counselling sessions, and then the involvement of Merseyside Police. Cook denied the charges and was convicted at trial. His victim, now an adult, read a powerful impact statement in which he asserted his identity as a ‘survivor of child sexual abuse’. He said: “I never wanted to believe that you were that word – a ‘paedophile’ – because that meant I was abused and you were my abuser. you were someone I liked, I trusted and wanted to spend time with and play the game. “I was too young to realise I was being groomed, too young to know you were taking advantage of me.” Jo Maxwell, defending, said Cook was of ‘hitherto or prior good character’ with no previous convictions or offences committed since the late 1980s. Judge david Potter, presiding, jailed Cook for nine years with a year on extended licence, and placed him on the sex offenders register for life. He said he was satisfied Cook was ‘not in the opinion of this court a dangerous offender’ and classed his level of future risk as ‘at most medium’, but said Cook had committed ‘serious sexual offences’ that he ‘dressed up as a game’, which constituted ‘grooming’. offences carried out in the late 80s Philip Cook has been jailed for child sex offences Merseyside Police News wIRe Santa set to open festive kids’ grottos Christmas is fast approaching and Dobbies Garden Centres has announced its festive events taking place at its speke store. starting on November 27, children can walk through the outdoor woodland area in search of santa while meeting festive characters along the way. Once welcomed by santa, the kids will receive a special gift and there’s the opportunity to capture the memory forever with a photo, which can be purchased. New for 2021 is the Quiet Grotto taking place on December 10. 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Photocopies of voucher will not be accepted. Vouchers that have been tampered with will not be accepted. Not to be used in conjunction with other offers or vouchers. homeless woman gives girl her last pennies to stop her from crying By DANNY RIGG ECHO Correspondent @LivEchoNews A WIRRAL woman was ‘overwhelmed’ by a homeless woman’s gift to her crying daughter while in McDonald’s on the way to a hospital appointment. St John’s Hospice worker Joanne Anderson, 42, was taking her daughter Emily, six, to the doctors when they stopped off for breakfast in a Birkenhead McDonald’s. Emily, from Rock Ferry, was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Hormone treatment for the condition means the usually fun, crazy and happy little girl ‘gets upset a lot’. As Joanne took Emily for a hospital appointment on Thursday, September 9, they stopped in a McDonald’s to get breakfast after dropping off her sister with a childminder. Joanne told the ECHO: “We went in and I sat her down on the table. 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24 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Puzzles & Stars Cryptic crossword 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 12 13 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 Stuck on today’s puzzle? Call 0905 789 4220 to hear individual clues or the full solution. Calls cost 80p per minute plus network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS 27/09/2021 Across: 1 Treatment; 8 Ann; 9 Wedding ring; 11 Abridge; 12 Basin; 13 Accord; 15 Degree; 17 About; 18 Apostle; 20 Antagonists; 22 Hat; 23 Dispenser. Down: 2 Roe; 3 Third; 4 Eagles; 5 Thimble; 6 Magistrates; 7 Insincere; 10 Directorate; 11 Avalanche; 14 Rotated; 16 Ganges; 19 Ounce; 21 Tie. 17 ACROSS 7 & 17Dn. Blows experienced by merchantmen (5,5) 8. Cordial is embodied in a requirement (7) 9. The military man is vague (7) 10. To cause overcrowding right in temporary quarters (5) 12. People use them to figure out what trombonists keep to! (5,5) 15. She rises high in her entertaining job (3,7) 18. Populous regions to west, north and south (5) 19. Disturbed sleep I have (7) 21. Luck will produce wealth (7) 22. Some dials contain channels of communication (5) DOWN 1. The technique needed for presenting “Showboat!” (10) 2. Pledges for those of little value on the board (5) 3 & 20Dn. It’s frightful to be afraid of certain people (8) 4. Stoutly protected and sent by post (6) 5. Finds no use for Diana’s bridge hand? (8) 6. Confine a friend? That’s how a criminal is treated (7) 11. The corridor is the route taken by the voyager (10) 13. Appears to be away from home, but is wary (5,3) 14. Different rewards found in the sideboard (7) 16. The man at the lathe is an artist (6) 17. See 7 Across 20. See 3 Down Codeword This puzzle has no clues. Instead, every number printed in the grid represents a letter, with the same number always representing the same letter. For example, if 8 turns out to be a V, you can write in V wherever a square contains 8. Using your knowledge of words, complete the puzzle. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 A K 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Quick crossword Gogen SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Abhor; 6 About; 9 Ravioli; 10 Train; 11 Banal; 12 Minus; 13 Recital; 15 Sum; 17 Elan; 18 Bemuse; 19 Doyen; 20 Driver; 22 Hear; 24 Yen; 25 Prior to; 26 Naked; 27 Tonic; 28 Prong; 29 Negates; 30 Flees; 31 Tease. Insert letters to form the listed words, moving between adjacent cells horizontally, vertically or diagonally in any direction. Insert all the remaining letters of the alphabet (except Z) in the grid so all the listed words are spelt out in this way. 1 C E H X Y B L A T J O W G U M R I N P Q ACROSS 1. Flings (6) 7. Grow, expand (8) 8. Young salmon (4) 10. Private evening party (6) 11. Monkey type (6) 14. Mr Danson, actor (3) 16. Lure (5) 17. Girl (4) 19. Military trainee (5) 21. Twelve (5) 22. Loaded (5) 23. Cummerbund (4) 26. Discourage (5) 28. 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Or text CODE and send to 64343 to receive 4 clues. Calls and texts cost £1 plus any network extras. Service Provider: Spoke Ltd, helpline 0333 202 3390 SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 T U Z Q D Y R W F P J K C 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 S B V O X N E A M L G I H Split Decision Cross out one of the two letters in each divided square to reveal a completed crossword grid. R A W I A W H R F E E K R A H E X R D U K G M N Y Q B G R A A L W S A P C E T L I R S R I N S L L D D Y BLOCK CELTS DUN FARM FAX GRAVID JEOPARDY QUICHE RAFT SPICE STOCKY VIEW A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS T H O R N I C O D R E S S E A E S I N K S SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS K P Y H Q G D Q L C C L O U B E N U A P I T X D A K I J M V M S E V F Y T R O F G R J W N S H X W B MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 25 In association with Sudoku 1 8 2 3 4 1 3 6 2 5 3 8 9 SATURDAY’S SUDOKU: Easy Circlegram Niner 5 8 4 1 2 3 4 2 6 Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. EASY 2 6 5 1 3 8 5 3 6 2 1 3 9 2 4 3 4 7 7 9 4 9 3 5 7 8 5 6 3 4 4 5 2 4 7 9 8 3 6 1 6 3 9 2 1 5 4 7 8 7 8 1 4 3 6 5 2 9 2 4 5 1 6 7 8 9 3 3 6 8 9 4 2 1 5 7 9 1 7 5 8 3 2 4 6 8 7 6 3 5 4 9 1 2 1 5 3 6 2 9 7 8 4 4 9 2 8 7 1 6 3 5 SATURDAY’S SUDOKU: Hard 4 9 HARD 3 8 4 9 1 7 3 5 6 4 2 3 9 1 8 7 9 7 1 6 8 4 5 2 3 8 2 3 1 7 5 6 4 9 2 5 8 3 9 6 4 7 1 3 1 7 4 5 8 2 9 6 4 9 6 7 2 1 8 3 5 7 8 2 5 1 3 9 6 4 1 4 9 8 6 7 3 5 2 6 3 5 9 4 2 7 1 8 Replace the question mark with a letter so that the letters within the circle can be rearranged to form words with a common theme. What are the three words, and the letter represented by the question mark? A L T T N K J A ? U U T G S O C SATURDAY’S SOLUTIONS The letter represented by the question mark is H. Chester, Plymouth, Norwich, all English cities. Alphamuddle Wordsquare Rearrange the letters in the top grid to make five words that read both across and down. Five letters have been placed in the bottom grid to start you off. 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26 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Talkback My SHOUT Tom Evans the COlumnist whO Piers intO the abyss It isn’t easy being mean just to fire up a culture war Imagine being Piers morgan. imagine waking up in the morning and thinking “yep, here goes another day of being Piers morgan”. imagine checking the headlines and having to decide what to pretend to be furious about today. it’s important to remember that Britain’s outrage economy runs on a “just in time” supply chain. Piers can’t manufacture his pretend rage in advance – he has to be able to respond instantly or his sizzling hot takes will just rot on the vine. This week, Piers’ wheelhouse and mine overlapped with the news that the mCC – the body partly responsible for making english professional cricket the welcoming, diverse and inclusive family it is (subs please check) – had decided to replace “batsman” with “batter” in the laws of the game. You’ll have to take my word for it that virtually nobody in the game or its media has a problem with this. Over the past six months, i’ve written at a rough guess about 40,000 words about cricket in the eCHO and where possible i’ve made them gender-neutral, out of politeness to the 50% of my potential readership who aren’t men. Where does it end, wailed Piers and his ilk – well, in this case, it starts with removing the gender-specific terms from the laws of cricket, and that’s also where it ends. it’s not the most important issue in the world, or the most important issue currently facing cricket administrators. But it’s a quick win, and worth doing. However, for the likes of Piers – and for the national newspaper which cheaply cajoled its wellrespected cricket correspondent into badgering players for their views on the matter as Lancashire fought for the County Championship at aigburth last week – anything the slightest bit progressive represents an opportunity to open up a front in the perpetual culture war. They won’t win every battle – give it a summer or two and “batsman” will have gone the way of “fieldsman” in the lexicon of the game. But every salvo of spittle does a job – it generates clicks and replies and engagement and when you’re Piers morgan, all that matters is that people notice you. imagine that. Letters will not be included unless you include your name, full postal address and daytime telephone number (we prefer to use names of letter writers but you can ask for your name not to be published if you have a good reason). The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters. More disciplined action needed over nuisance students in city COunCiLLOr Laura robertson- Collins is 100% correct in pointing the finger at the university of Liverpool and student landlords for the usual ‘kick-off’ of late night parties in residential areas (‘Take responsibility’, Talkback, September 24). i thought, from day one, that the university’s appointment of some sort of an ‘off-campus’ officer was no more than another way of silencing complaints about their customers’ rank anti-social behaviour. Keeping all complaints ‘in-house’ makes it oh so easy to brush everything under the carpet. The combined universities of Liverpool should fund the council’s, out-of-hours Liverpool Direct phone line and two council officers, who’s job it would be to investigate late night/early morning complaints of anti-social disturbances at the time they are being reported. There should also be a mechanism where persistent anti-social behaviour from any one household could be ‘shut down’ for a given length of time, which would hit negligent landlords and repeat offenders in their pockets. The universities of Liverpool cannot be trusted to put their own houses in order without third-party scrutiny, and residential communities cannot maintain a ‘normal’ quality of life without a much more disciplined approach. Bernie Hunt, Kensington Fields Lane’s Lens Our Chief PhOtOgraPher’s ChOiCe Of tOday’s tOP PiCture ■ Colin Lane, eCHO Chief Photographer chose this photo, ‘mcgoldrick Park’ taken by Steve evans, to feature for today’s Lane’s Lens. Colin says “Blooming colourful park arrangement and framing with the curved borders” Would you like your photograph appraised by Colin? To get involved, upload shots to liverpoolecho/ or email images to Never again Labour i am an Over-50-Year-OLD Scouser, born and bred in this city, and would never vote for Labour again – they have well forgotten why and for whom the Labour party was formed. We all know what the leader here and co have done, plus the mess they have left the city in with unfinished buildings and roadworks. There is quite clearly an equality problem here and around the country, as the vast majority of homeless are males, some who have served our country and yet Labour want to allow anyone in the country who is homeless from other countries and house and fund them, whilst leaving our own on the streets begging and dying. if they didn’t give free houses and money they wouldn’t come – i would do the same as migrants are doing. Then all these extra people put an extra burden on nHS. Then you have more different religions, and with religion you’re guaranteed trouble. and to make things worse you have Tories bringing in laws to protect our free speech in these unis from these woke left-wing professors and groups that bully and intimidate others. Just imagine having abbott, nandy, raynor, Butler, Starmer, running this country – it’s a scary thought. I Swan, Liverpool L9 Your Poem Does anybody care? Another bill passed by the House, and the Lords they all agree. This massive mess we are in, is due to you and me. I work two jobs for a minimum wage and UC helps me out. I feel ashamed using food banks, just like the layabouts. I work sixty hours a week, for less than the minimum wage. My fate is sealed, my efforts won’t yield a single pound to save. Why is life like this? I can’t go on no more. I work more hours than the populace, before the Second World War. Is term appropriate? a DiCTiOnarY definition of the word ‘scum’ is ‘worthless people’. The current catalogue of government failings headlining the news, when added to the failings achieved by a government ministers or secretaries of state since 2010, should define if they have worth, or are indeed ‘scum’. Tony Charles, via email Hands off cycle track Over the last couple of months i have come across people in yellow coats on the cycle track (loop line) which runs from aintree to Halewood. They are doing a survey on the use of the cycle track and i sincerely hope this not an attempt to close this facility. a couple of years back one crackpot councillor suggested this track should be re-opened as a railway again. This cycle lane, which i use at least four times a week for decades to do my cardio training no matter what the weather, is the best leisure facility this city has. So many different activities take place and it is definitely a benefit to the health of everyone that uses it. powered by The rich get richer by the hour, the poor get poorer by the second. The ‘trickle down’ economy, as well and truly ended. I know society is broken, we fight among ourselves. Broken by design and divided into cells. If we could come together, and fight for fairer pay. And fight for national health care til’ cometh our final day. A death that seems inviting due to the Tory scourge. That blights our very existence, life is just a dirge. We can beat this capitalist scourge, if we stand together. And leave a legacy to our kids, forever and ever and ever. T Noon i say keep your hands off it and if anything improve the track and make it even better and safer to use. WD, via email Thanks for your care mY mum was admitted to ward 9x at the royal with Covid, where she sadly passed away. i would like to thank all the staff who not only provided my mum with the best possible care, but who also looked after us as a family. everyone of you, including the people serving the food are amazing. We cannot thank you all enough. it was an awful time but your commitment to your work made our time with mum less traumatic. You should all be very proud of yourselves, The Foster family, via email 1. Who became Prime minister of Cuba in 1959? 2. Which screenwriter and novelist created the Daleks for the Tv series Doctor Who? 3. Fashion retailer Topshop was founded in 1964 within the Sheffield branch of which now-defunct British department store chain? 4. Who sang the theme song to the BBC television series ‘Dad’s army’? 5. Which British monarch famously said ‘i don’t wish to open windows into men’s souls’? 6. Which inventor was known as ‘The Wizard of menlo Park’? 7. ‘World in ‘what’ was a uK current affairs television programme which ran from 1963 to 1998? 8. ‘The Way i am’ is a 2008 autobiography by which uS singer? 9. What is the name usually given to music composed between 1600-1750? romantic, Baroque, modern or Classical? 10. Which was the first state in the uS to ban smoking in public places? anSWerS: 1. Fidel Castro; 2. Terry nation; 3. Peter robinson; 4. Bud Flanagan; 5. Queen elizabeth i; 6. Thomas edison; 7. action; 8. eminem; 9. Baroque; 10. California. Write to: Talkback, Liverpool ECHO, PO Box 48, 5 St Paul’s Square, Liverpool L69 3EB. Or e-mail: quiCk MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 27 PICK OF THE DAY BY Sara WalliS Tonight’s TV the goes wrong show BBC1, 8.30pm strictly: it takes two BBC2, 6.30pm a Greek odyssey ZOOMING into shot on jet skis, Gordon Ramsay, Gino d’Acampo and Fred Sirieix begin as they mean to go on – larking about. Of course there is always a vague culinary theme to their travel show, but mainly it’s about the chaos as the three mates wind each other up. It’s all a good laugh, as long as you enjoy their mostly childish behaviour as they swear, slather each other with mud, wear ridiculous outfits and crash the odd vehicle. Locals stare at them bewildered. The trio is hopping around the gordon, gino & fred go greek! ITV, 9pm Greek islands this time, so there is a catamaran to be manned. “I’ve sailed more boats than you’ve cooked beef wellington,” Gino assures Gordon, who is concerned. Anyone who has watched these three before will know that it’s mostly about reigning in Gino (expect dancing on tables) and averting your eyes every time Fred decides to get naked. They begin their adventure in Crete, Greece’s largest island, before navigating their way to stunning Santorini, making their way to the party island of Mykonos and finishing their trip in the Greek capital Athens and the monasteries of Meteora. As it begins, they dive for lobster and make pastry in Crete before visiting the hot springs of Santorini and then moving on to make traditional sausages in Mykonos. There will be jet ski racing, shipwreck diving, bromance and bickering along the way, as well as plenty of fabulous food. If you’re a fan of the type of comedy where sets fall down, lines are fluffed and props catch fire, this is an enjoyable caper. Back for a second series, it follows the chaos of the Cornley Drama Society. The players are as inept as ever, this time with the added complication of an internal feud that spills out into open, incompetent warfare. Plots include a Downton-esque family saga, a Shakespeare history play (Colin Shakespeare that is) and a US-style prison break drama. Robert (Henry Lewis) is in charge of this week’s show, and everything goes right. Right? Except the set, props, costumes and actors. But fear not, Robert has a plan to make sure the audience gets the best possible experience. UK Breaks Well there’s already plenty of ballroom-based drama to dissect and the show has barely started. The fallout of Covid has sparked a vaccine row at the show, with some professional dancers refusing to be jabbed, leaving others angry. And there are still matters of actual dancing to discuss, not to mention the judges, who now include Anton du Beke in the line up. So thank goodness for It Takes Two, every week night with mega fan Rylan Clark-Neal and his new co-host, professional ballroom dancer Janette Manrara, pictured. Kicking off this series, they will snoop behind the scenes at all the latest backstage drama as well as quizzing the judges and presenters. National Holidays is part of the JG Travel Group and is a leading specialist in great-value coach holidays across the UK, Ireland and Europe. SOAP Watch emmerdale ITV, 7pm Chloe, inset, is evasive as she describes her family life to Noah and Sarah. As she dissolves into tears, Sarah and Noah are at a loss over how to comfort her. But later, Sarah is horrified to discover that Noah secretly fancies Chloe. Leyla can’t help noticing that Liam has been behaving oddly since he started at Hotten General. She heads to the hospital, but faces confusion on arrival. 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28 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Monday‘s TV and Movies MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 29 Love all things alien and can’t get enough of a good conspiracy theory? Spaced Out brings you the kind of mad stories that are quite literally out of this world. Visit or scan the QR code for a great big dose of intergalactic fun.

30 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Monday‘s TV and Movies MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 31 They’re more than a pet. They’re a part of the family. Share a tribute on our sister site Teamdogs Visit CLARKE - ANTHONY (Tony), Passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on September 1st, 2021. Aged 78 years. A much loved dad of Rebecca and Loretta, caring brother to Diane and Lorraine (Canada), and loving grandad to his grandchildren. Church service to be held at St Dunstans Church, Earle Road, L7 6HD on Thursday 30th September at 1pm followed by interment at Anfield Cemetery. All enquiries to Thomas Porter & Sons 345-347 Park Road, Dingle, L8, Tel 0151 7271911. FORD - JIM Dr Jim died in hope during surgery for heart disease, on 16th September 2021, aged 67. Beloved husband of Fiona; proud father of Kat, Liz, the Bird, and Jay; loving brother to Simon and Mary; caring grandfather. Funeral 1.45pm Thursday 30th September 2021: https://www. viewing-room/14584/ Family flowers only; donations to https://www. Enquiries: G C Whalley. Tel: 01772 612900 FOSTER - FLORENCE (FLO) (née Roe), September 17, 2021. Aged 83 years. Much loved wife, mum, nan, great-nan, sister and auntie. Flo will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Service at St. Cleopas Church, 12 noon on Friday 1st October, 2021 followed by Interment at Toxteth Cemetery, 1:20pm. Florence will be resting at home. All enquiries to Thomas Porter & Sons Ltd., 345-347 Park Road, Dingle, L8, Tel 0151 7271911. FOSTER - FLORENCE (Roe), September 17, 2021. To my beloved wife of 64 years. We enjoyed all our holidays around the UK. You will be sadly missed by all your family. Until we meet again Heartbroken husband John. YNWA.xx FOSTER - FLORENCE, September 17, 2021. Goodbye mam. Simply the best mam, nan and great nan. Nothing will ever be the same again. Son John, daughter in law Sue, granddaughter Nicky and great granddaughter Heidi. FOSTER - FLORENCE (FLO) (Roe), September 17, 2021. In hospital. Reunited with all our loved ones. Mum, don't know what I'm going to do without you. I'll miss our shopping trips, our phone calls and our carvery lunches. My heart is broken. Life will never be the same again, but I will cherish all my happy memories. I will look for you in rainbows. Love you mum. Broken-hearted daughter Karen. R.I.P Flo, son in law Stu.xxxx FOSTER - FLO, September 17, 2021 Beloved Sister of Sheila, George, Joan (Deceased) Also Sister of Helen & John. Sister in-law of Barb. Connor & Bill Perry You're home now Flo. Rest in peace. God Bless xxx FOSTER - FLORENCE, September 17, 2021. To our gorgeous Auntie Poddy. You will be sadly missed beyond words. If ever an Angel walked on earth it was you. We will miss our laughs and days out but have very special memories of us all. Brokenhearted Niece and Nephew Nicola, John, Mark, Tracy, Racheal, Sadie, Avaya, Mac xxx GIAURIS - LILIAN MAY (nee McCoy), September 15, 2021. Sadly passed away at Broadgreen Hospital, aged 68. Lilian will be dearly missed by all of her loving family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday 1st October 2021 at 12:45pm at The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas. Followed by interment at Allerton Cemetery at 2:30pm. All enquiries to Desmond L. Bannon & Sons. 1 Smithdown Road, L7 4JB. Tel: 0151 735 0115. HALL - KEN, September 21, 2021. Peacefully after a short illness. A funeral service at Landican Crematorium, Centre Chapel on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 2pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired to a charity of the families choice. Enquiries to John W Griffith & Son, 0151 638 5528. KELLEY - MICHELLE, September 12, 2021. Aged 55 years. Passed peacefully at hospital, surrounded by her loved ones. Michelle, was a much loved daughter to Eileen and Desy, sister to Tina, Karla and Marsha and auntie to Kayleigh. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Forever in our hearts, shine bright. xxxx. For funeral arrangements please contact the family. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired to the Walton Centre, who cared for Michelle so well c/o Barringtons Funeral Services, 38 Marian Square, Netherton L30 5QA. 0151 3293525. KILBRIDE - ARTHUR, August 31, 2021. After much suffering, sadly passed away on 31/08/2021. Loving husband of Maureen, dad to Helen, Ruth, Jane and Clare. Much loved grandad of Eloise, Jonathan, Bethany and William, and great-grandad to our beautiful Cecilia. Will be sadly missed by all but is now at peace. Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree, at 12noon on Monday 4th October, followed by cremation at Springwood Crematorium in Allerton, at 1pm. Family flowers only but donations can go to Marie Curie or Cancer Research in memory of Arthur.

32 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews KILBRIDE - ARTHUR, August 31, 2021. Aged 82 years. After much suffering, died peacefully in Aintree Hospital on Tuesday 31st August 2021. (Sadness fills my heart for the loss of my lovely Husband. A kind and hard working, honest man who has been my best friend for 57 years and my husband and partner for almost 54 years. I love you Arthur and will miss you so much. We'll meet again one day and until then I will keep you forever in my heart. You are my heart, my soul, my life.) - Your friend forever and your loving wife xx (To my dad Arthur, a quiet gentle man who will be sorely missed. You taught me the rules of cricket and I'll always remember watching the test series with you when I was a child. I loved it when you played cricket with us girls in the garden, organising the batting order and fielders. You loved bird watching like me and I'll always think of you when I see a pair of Goldfinches swooping over. Missing you very much dad, may you rest in peace.) - Your loving Daughter Helen xx (Thank you for always being there for us in your quiet, gentle way dad. You demonstrated your love and kindness through actions and enjoyed entertaining us with hilarious stories of your antics as a young boy. We will always love you and we are so proud of how brave you were right until the end. May you rest in perfect peace.) - Your heartbroken Daughter Ruth, Grandchildren Eloise and Jonathan, and Great-Granddaughter Cecilia xxxx (May you rest in peace dad and I hope you are in a better place. I will miss you.) - Your loving Daughter Jane xx (Rest in peace dad. Always loved, never forgotten.) - From your heartbroken Daughter Clare and heartbroken Grandchildren Bethany and William, and the Dog Millie xxxx KNEALE - BARBARA (née Gould), September 19, 2021. Reunited with husband Arth. Beloved mother to Mark and Ian. Loving nana to Lewis and Harrison. Devoted sister to Tom. Faithful friend to all she met. All enquiries to Co-op Funeral Directors. 0151 263 2791 LAVERTY - KATHLEEN (Nee Donakey), September 7, 2021. Deepest sympathy to my Brother Hughie and Family. Reunited with your baby Darren. Rest in peace Kathleen. From John, Cathy and Family xx LLOYD - MARJORIE, September 15, 2021. (You did not wish to go and we will miss you so.) - Loving Brother John, Susan and Joan (R.I.P Madge, till we meet again.) x MARTIN - BRENDA (Nee Barton), September 18, 2021. Passed away at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, aged 72 years. Much loved Mum to Leslie, Carl & Thomas. Nan to 8, Great Nan to 2, Sister to 6. Best Friend to many! Service to be held at St Dunstans Church, Earle Rd at 11.40am on 4th October, then Anfield Crematorium at 12.40pm. Enquiries to Bannon & Sons Tel: 0151 735 0115. MCELWEE - ELLEN (nee Tierney), 16th September 2021. Peacefully Aged 90 years. Re-united with her Husband Edward James & Son John. Devoted Mother to Margaret, Patricia, Edward, Joseph, Helen, Frances & Christine. Special Grandmother (Mam) to all her Grandchildren & Great- Grandchildren. Funeral Service on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at St. Anne's Church (Overbury Street) at 11:00 AM followed by Interment at Ford Cemetery. All enquiries to Peter Coyne Funerals; 134-140 Stanley Road, Kirkdale, L5 7QQ TEL 0151 207 0222. Ellen will rest at home from Monday Evening. MORAN - JOHN, September 18, 2021. Deepest sympathy to Joan and family. Rest in peace, John.- Brother Terry, Patsy, Paul, Terry and Ann xxx MORAN - JOHN, September 18, 2021. With heartfelt sympathy to Joan, John, Diane, Annette, Joanne and Louise. (John, you were a loving big brother to us all. Will miss our Tuesday chats and all our laughs. John, here's my heart and here's my hand). - Loving Brother Michael and Rose (Rest in peace kid). (Rest in peace to our lovely uncle John. Thanks for the memories). - Michael, Debbie, Tony and their families. MORAN - JOHN, September 18, 2021. Deepest sympathy to our sister in law Joan on the loss of her husband, also to our nephew & nieces on the loss of their dad. We will miss you John Brother Gerard, Marie & family xxx NEILD - GREGORY (Greg), September 16, 2021. Sadly in hospital surrounded by his loving family aged 68 years. Much loved husband of Liz, devoted dad of Caroline, adored father in law of Matt and grandpa to be to "Horace". Funeral Service and Cremation at Thornton Crematorium on Monday 4th October at 11.15 am. Family flowers only please but donations can be made to the Stroke Association c/o Barringtons, 28 Crosby Road North, L22 4QF 0151 928 1625. NOONAN - ROSANNE, September 10, 2021. Aged 67 years. Passed away peacefully, reunited with her beloved husband Charlie, much loved mum, nana, sister and dear friend. (Peace is yours - memories ours). Requiem Mass at St Francis of Assisi on Thursday 7th October at 10.00am, followed by interment at Allerton Cemetery. Family flowers only, but donations if desired to Cancer Research, Salvation Army or CJD Support Network. All enquiries to Thomas Porter & Sons Ltd. 142 St Mary's Road, Garston. L19 2JJ. Tel. 0151 427 4482. OWENS - THOMAS (TOM), September 12, 2021. Tom left us aged 26. His family and friends are devastated by his sudden loss. The funeral service is to take place on Friday 1st October 2021 at St Anthony's Church at 2.30pm followed by a committal at Springwood Crematorium at 3.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Royal Liverpool Hospital who tried to save his life. For any other information please contact Desmond L Bannon & Sons Funeral Directors, The Whitehouse, Broadgreen Road, L13 5SF. 0151 228 2272. PENNEY - CHARLES WILLIAM ROGER (Roger) 17-3-1948 - 6-9-2021 Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service Monday 4th October 2021, Landican Centre Chapel, 1pm. All enquiries to Charles Stephens, 0151 329 0910 ROBINSON - ANTHONY JOSEPH (Snowy), September 14, 2021. Aged 73 Years. Reunited with his loving daughter Gemma. A very special brother of Rita, Paul, Joyce and Angela. A loving uncle and great uncle. Snowy will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service to take place at St. Helen's Crematorium on Wednesday 29th September, 2021 at 2.30pm. All enquiries to Debbie Bennett Funeral Directors 31 High Street, Prescot L34 6HE - 0151 426 3131 ROBINSON - LYNDA PATRICIA (nee Hoose), September 19th 2021. Peacefully at Willowbrook Hospice aged 69 years. Beloved wife to David, much loved Mum to Nicola and Michelle and loving Sons-in-law Colin and Alan. Cherished by her Grandchildren Ally, Leighton, Rhys, Jessie, Caleb David, and Great grandchild Vincent Roy. Lynda will be very sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Requiem Mass to take place at St Albert's Church Stockbridge Village on Monday 4th October at 10.30am, followed by Committal at St Helens Crematorium. All enquiries to Craven Funeral Directors 132 Liverpool Road L36 3RG Tel- 0151 4891212 where Lynda will be resting from Monday 27th then at home from Saturday 2nd October. SCALLION - JOYCE (Nee Smith), September 17, 2021. Aged 92. Now reunited with loving husband Harry, mum and dad and brother Ernest. Joyce will be sadly missed by her sister Pauline, brother Peter and all family and friends. Funeral service and cremation will take place at Anfield Crematorium on Tuesday 5th October at 10.40am. Donations if desired to the Blind Veterans Association. All enquiries to Peter Coyne Funeral Service, 475 Queens Drive, L4 8TY. Tel: 0151 226 7999. SPEED - THOMAS, September 2, 2021. Suddenly at home aged 64 years. Son of the late George and Ellen Rebecca Speed. Will be sadly missed by those who cared and loved him. God Bless. Rest In Peace now Tommy. The SPEED Family. Funeral Service to be held at All Saints Church, L24 3TA, Wednesday 6th October at 1pm. Please Contact Cooperative Funeralcare, 0151 427 4825 with any enquiries. SWEENEY - ELIZABETH (BETTY) (Hough), September 5, 2021. Aged 76 years. Sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at St George's Church on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 2.15pm. Followed by Cremation at Anfield Crematorium. All enquiries to Desmond L. Bannon & Sons, The Whitehouse, Broadgreen Road, Liverpool L13 5SF. Tel 0151 228 2272. S W E E T M A N F O R M E R L Y BENNETT - MARY, September 14, 2021. Peacefully in hospital aged 97 years. A cherished mum of Cath, Mary, Colette, Terri and Bernie. A loving nan to Lisa, Claire and Joel and great gran to Julian, Jessica and Evie. Much loved mum in law to Stan, John and Steve. Forever in our hearts. Funeral Mass to be held at St Teresa's Church, Norris Green on Monday 4th October at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Anfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, but donations appreciated for St Andrew's (Clubmoor Food Bank). All enquiries to The Co-op Funeralcare, 28 Walton Vale, L9 2BU. Tel: 0151 525 1101. VERVOORT - CLARE TERESA (Nee McAllister), August 21, 2021. Passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by her loving family aged 73 years. Reunited with her beloved daughter Christina and husband Gerry. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at St Mary's Church, Woolton on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 12.00noon followed by interment at Allerton Cemetery. All flowers welcome. All enquiries to Pearson Collinson Funeral Directors, Allerton Road, Liverpool, L18 2DD. Tel: 01517221514. WELSH - RAYMOND Sadly passed away on Friday 10th September. Will be dearly missed by his wife Joan and all his family. Funeral service at Anfield Crematorium on Thursday 30th September at 2.40pm. All enquiries to Thompson Funeral Directors, Tel 0151 5253138. WYKE - JOYCE LILIAN, September 18, 2021. Peacefully in Ranelagh House Care Home aged 81 years, reunited with her Mum, Dad, Sister Freda and Brother John. Joyce will be very sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service and Cremation will take place at Springwood Crematorium (Myrtle Chapel) on Friday 1st October 2021 at 10.45am. Family flowers only please with donations if desired to the Alzheimer's Society c/o Howard Jenkins Funeral Service, 11 Childwall Valley Road (Fiveways), L16 4PB. Tel 0151 737 1670 BRUDER - DAVID (27th September), (52 today. Another year without you Dave. Loved and remembered every day.) - Loving Sons Ryan, John Paul and David, Dad Bernie, (R.I.P Son, NSNO). COOPER RONALD First away from home. Enjoy your birthday with our Sue. We miss you in so many ways, the things you used to say, the things you used to do, sometimes unbelievable, but that was just you. All our love, Wife Jean, Sons Ray, Brian, Graham and families, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren xxxx PETER COYNE FUNERAL SERVICE The Grosvenor 134-140 Stanley Road, Kirkdale 0151 207 0222 Millennium House 475 Queens Drive, L4 8TY 0151 226 7999 634 Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley 0151 521 7999 1 St Chads Drive, Kirkby 0151 548 7999 24 hour service run throughout Merseyside. PETER COYNE Funeral Service. Covering all of Merseyside. 0151 207 0222 - 0151 226 7999 - 0151 521 7999 - 0151 548 7999 24 hour service. STEPHEN CAIN - A trading name of Thomas Porter & Sons Ltd. 51 Priory Rd 0151 260 3767. County Road 0151 538 9591. Dingle 0151 727 1911. Garston 0151 427 4482. Woolton 0151 428 9040 NO CONNECTION TO ANY OTHER COMPANY OF A SIMILAR NAME. 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CO.UK TEL: 0151 228 4562 Mob: 0777 345 4056 KITCHENS & BATH- ROOMS Planned, supplied or fit only, including all building work. Choice of 40 kitchens. SALE NOW ON! 07939 941893 or 0151 721 7538 WALK IN SHOWER CUBICLE Very good condition. Buyer to collect and dismantle. £250 ono 07860605607 KIRBY CLEANER Cleans carpets and upholstery. Multiple uses. Can also polish brass and metal. Comes with various attachments. Very good condition. Open to offers. Buyer to collect. £85 ono 07491717017 or 01928371795 DARK WOOD EFFECT SIDEBOARD Ideal for living room, hallway or TV unit. 4ft width, 2ft 9" height, 16"depth. Good condition. Three drawers at top and three doors underneath. Buyer to collect. £30 ono 07491717017 or 01928371795 OPTI EXERCISE BIKE Can sit or stand on it, great for toning arms and legs. Excellent like new condition. Hardly used. Reasonable offers invited. Buyer to collect. £145 ono 07491717017 or 01928371795 ULTRA HD TELEVISION 43 INCH ULTRA HD LG 4K TV 43 INCH Excellent condition, almost like new. Hardly used, been in spare room. Freesat tuner built in. Upgrading to smart TV. Buyer to collect. £200 ono 07491717017 or 01928371795 PRIVATE TUITION English & Maths One to one tuition & small family groups Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 & Key stage 3 Plus GCSE Study for 11+ Independent school examinations Reasonable rates fully qualified teachers Tel - 07776 102 242 LUXURY DOUBLE Brand New, Still in Original Packaging, Orthopedic Mattress, Can Deliver Now £99 07946 032633 0151 494 0088 DOUBLE BED Double bed, black and silver modern metal frame with two mattresses - one memory foam and one standard mattress. Excellent, like new condition. Buyer to collect. £175 ono 07491717017 or 01928371795

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All claims under S27 Trustee Act 1925 to Maxwell Hodge, 37/39 Liverpool Road North, Maghull, L31 2HB, on or before 28/11/2021. HOUGH, ROY, LATE of 5 Denise Road, Liverpool, L10 4YH, died on 02/02/2021. All claims under S27 Trustee Act 1925 to Dickinon Parker Hill, 22 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2BZ, on or before 28/11/2021. KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (VARIOUS ROADS) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING TRAFFIC REGULATION) ORDER 2021 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to facilitate essential carriageway resurfacing works ("the Works") and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes than in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ("the Order"). The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along: i) Heskin Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 5 October 2021. ii) Ravenhead Avenye, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 5 October 2021. iii) Rockford Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 5 October to 6 October 2021. iv) James Holt Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 5 October to 8 October and 15 October 2021 v) Cawthorne Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 6 October 2021. vi) Bracknell Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 6 October to 8 October 2021. vii) Overton Close, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 8 October 2021. viii) Marnwood Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 8 October and 11 October 2021. ix) Norbury Road - For its entire length. Closed from 8 October to 15 October 2021. x) Porton Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 11 October 2021. xi) Stratton Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 11 October 2021. xii) Fernhurst Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 11 October 2021. xiii) Trentham Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 11 October to 12 October 2021. xiv) Oatlands road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 12 October 2021. xv) Mercer Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 12 October 2021. xvi) Tilston Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed from 12 October to 13 October 2021. xvii) Stanton Close, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 13 October 2021. xviii) Brindley Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 13 October 2021. xix) William Roberts Avenue, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 13 October 2021. xx) Ledsham Road, Kirkby - For its entire length. Closed on 13 October 2021. xxi) Oakwood Road, Halewood - For its entire length. Closed on 14 October 2021. xxii) Woodland Road, Halewood - For its entire length. Closed on 14 October 2021. xxiii) Wood Road, Halewood - For its entire length. Closed from 15 October to 16 October 2021. xxiv) Kenton Road, Halewood - For its entire length. Closed on 15 October 2021. xxv) Leathers Lane, Halewood - For its entire length. Closed on 3 October, 10 October and from 16 October to 17 October 2021. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Heskin Road' road closure is via Ribblers Lane, Shirdley Avenue, Ravenhead Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6963. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Ravenhead Avenue' road closure is via Shirdley Avenue, Bewley Drive, Rockford Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6934. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Rockford Avenue' road closure is via Bewley Drive, Bracknell Avenue, Cawthorne Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6975. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'James Holt Avenue' road closure is via Whitefield Drive, Valley Road, Kirkby Row and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6950. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Cawthorne Avenue' road closure is via Rockford Avenue, Bewley Drive, Bracknell Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6916. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Bracknell Avenue' road closure is via Bewley Drive. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6914. There is no diversion route available for the road closure on 'Overton Close'. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6964. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Marnwood Road' road closure is via Dagnall Road, Tithebarn Lane and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/ TM/6945. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Norbury Road' road closure is via William Roberts Avenue, James Holt Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6985. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Porton Road' road closure is via James Holt Avenue, Mercer Avenue, Stratton Road and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6965. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Stratton Road' road closure is via Fernhurst Road, Mercer Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6966. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Fernhurst Road' road closure is via Whitefield Drive, Mercer Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/ TM/6967. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Trentham Road' road closure is via Mercer Avenue, Fernhurst Road and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6968. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Oatlands Road' road closure is via Mercer Avenue, Whitefield Drive, Richard Hesketh Drive and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6969. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Mercer Avenue' road closure is via James Holt Avenue, Whitefield Drive and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/ TM/6943. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Tilston Road' road closure is via Stanton Crescent, Richard Hesketh Drive, Sidney Powell Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6970. There is no diversion route available for the road closure on 'Stanton Close'. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6971. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Brindley Road' road closure is via Stanton Crescent, Richard Hesketh Drive, Sidney Powell Avenue, William Roberts Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6972. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'William Roberts Avenue' road closure is via Sidney Powell Avenue, Richard Hesketh Drive, James Holt Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6973. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Ledsham Road' road closure is via Richard Hesketh Drive, Whitefield Drive, Bolton Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6974. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Oakwood Road' road closure is via Woodland Road, Leathers Lane, Beechwood Avenue and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6957. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Woodland Road' road closure is via Leathers Lane, Higher Road, Wood Road and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6936. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Wood Road' road closure is via Leathers Lane, Higher Road and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6951. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Kenton Road' road closure is via Hillingden Avenue, Barncroft Road and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6961. The diversion route for vehicles affected by the 'Leathers Lane' road closure is via Higher Road, Baileys Lane and vice versa. As shown on the drawing numbered PT/TM/6962. It is anticipated that the works will take place from Sunday 3 October 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021. The Order will come into force on Sunday 3 October 2021 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Dated 26 September 2021 Mike Harden Chief Executive

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@LivEchoNews 40 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 AYR TOMORROW WOLVERHAMPTON TOMORROW SEDGEFIELD TOMORROW Going: Good to firm-good in places Draw: A middle to high draw is an advantage in sprint races, low numbers favoured on the round course. Going: Standard Draw: Little effect. Going: Good 1.00 VIRGIN BET APPRENTICE HANDICAP (4) 1m Winner £4,347 (8 run) RTV 1 (4) 030 Amaysmont (42) R Fahey 4 10-2 (D).................... C Murtagh 84 2 (7) 311 Gweedore (16) K Scott 4 10-0 (CD)..................... A Breslin (3) 82 3 (8) 584 Old News (14) Mrs L Stubbs 4 9-11 (D2).......... Joanna Mason 83 4 (2) 372 Ghost Rider (12) M Johnston 3 9-10.................... J Peate (5) 81 5 (1) 347 Coase (37) D O’Meara 4 9-10............................ S B Kirrane (3) 83 6 (5) 513 Mi Capricho (12) K Dalgleish 6 9-6 (CD).................B Garritty 84 7 (6) 945 Jewel Maker (12) T Easterby 6 9-5 (D3).........Ella McCain (3) 79 8 (3) -79 Yaaser (10) J Goldie 3 9-0........................... Miss A Waugh (3) 66 BETTING: 11-4 Gweedore, 3 Ghost Rider, 5 Mi Capricho, 7 Coase, Old News, 8 Jewel Maker, 14 Amaysmont, 16 Yaaser. 2020: CATCH MY BREATH 4 9 2, Darragh Keenan 4-1 (J Ryan), drawn (5), 8 ran. FORM GUIDE: GWEEDORE 7-4fav Raced in 2nd, ridden to lead 2f out, pressed final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Eligible by 3/4l, 8 ran. GHOST RIDER 7-2 Raced in 2nd, ridden to lead briefly approaching final furlong, could not go pace of leader, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Perfect Swiss at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf. MI CAPRICHO 11-1 Chased leader, pulled well clear of remainder halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened close home, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ventura Rascal at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf. COASE 15-2 Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, steady headway over 1f out, kept on same pace towards finish, 7th of 16, 7l behind Farasi Lane at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug. OLD NEWS 11-1 Went left leaving stalls, towards rear, switched right and ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Copper And Five at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf. JEWEL MAKER 12-1 Held up towards rear, headway into midfield 3f out, ridden over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Ventura Rascal at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf. AMAYSMONT 28-1 Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 9l behind Platinumcard at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug. 1.35 VIRGIN BET FIVES HANDICAP (4) 6f Winner £4,347 (14 run) RTV 1 (14) 370 Lord Oberon (129) K Burke 6 10-2 (D2)...........P-L Jamin (5) 74 2 (11) 160 John Kirkup (11) M Dods 6 10-2 (CD2).................. C Beasley 83 3 (2) 034 Blind Beggar (38) R Fahey 3 10-1 (D)................P Hanagan 82 4 (8) 570 Tipperary Tiger (122) K Burke 3 10-1 (D)...............S James 67 5 (12) 977 Big Les (42) J Camacho 6 9-11 (CD)................................J Hart 86 6 (5) 468 Chookie Dunedin (11) K Dalgleish 6 9-8 (CD)........B Garritty (3) 81 7 (9) 162 Sound Of Iona (12) J Goldie 5 9-7 (C).............. Miss A Waugh (5) 81 8 (1) -70 Quick Look (117) M & D Easterby 8 9-7 (D5)..... Joanna Mason (3) 73 9 (4) -06 Le Cheval Rapide (46) D Carroll 3 9-7............................ H Shaw 70 10 (13) 750 True Mason (11) Phillip Makin 5 9-7 (D).......................... R Scott 84 11 (3) 965 Pivoting (19) T Easterby 3 9-6 (D)............................C Hardie 73 12 (6) 858 Copper Queen (59) K Ryan 3 9-3.............................. K Stott 61 13 (10) 564 After John (8) Harvey Bastiman 5 9-2 (D2)............ A Mullen 76 14 (7) 219 Rory (12) J Goldie 3 9-2 (BF, C)............................P Mulrennan 82 BETTING: 3 Blind Beggar, 6 Sound Of Iona, 7 John Kirkup, 10 Big Les, Le Cheval Rapide, 12 Lord Oberon, Rory, Chookie Dunedin, After John, 16 Others. 2020: ERICH BLOCH 4 9 4, Callum Rodriguez 11-2 (R Fell), drawn (6), 11 ran. FORM GUIDE: BLIND BEGGAR 11-2 Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well inside last, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Blackrod at York 5f app hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug. SOUND OF IONA 13-2 Held up in touch, close up when ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Thrilla In Manila at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf. JOHN KIRKUP 33-1 Mid-division, ridden 2f out, faded inside last, 19th of 22, 7l behind Call Me Ginger at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gf. BIG LES 7-1 Prominent early, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, finished 8th, placed 7th, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Call Me Ginger at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug. LE CHEVAL RAPIDE 12-1 Pulled hard, led briefly, chased leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened final 110 yards, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Celestial Queen at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug. AFTER JOHN 9-2 In touch, pushed along and dropped to last after 2f, going better over 2f out and waiting for room, switched left under 2f out, headway over 1f out, closing when not clear run briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 6, 2l behind Absolute Dream at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft. CHOOKIE DUNEDIN 40-1 Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 22, 2l behind Call Me Ginger at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gf. LORD OBERON 20-1 Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never involved, last of 12, 22l behind Molls Memory at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in May. 2.10 VIRGIN BET MAIDEN STAKES (GBB RACE) (5) (2-Y-O) 1m Winner £3,780 (7 run) RTV 1 (2) Allegedly R Fahey 9-5.......................................P Hanagan — 2 (6) 344 Capital Theory (20) M Johnston 9-5...................J Fanning 67 3 (3) Million Thanks K Ryan 9-5.................................... K Stott — 4 (4) 8 Mintnthat (12) I Jardine 9-5................................. A Mullen 2 5 (5) 7 Mr Alan (123) G Boughey 9-5............................. Rossa Ryan 30 6 (7) 7 Belle Of Annandale (12) K Dalgleish 9-0...... C Rodriguez 29 7 (1) 0 Sophiesticate (11) J Goldie 9-0......................P Mulrennan 38 BETTING: 13-8 Capital Theory, 11-4 Mr Alan, 7-2 Million Thanks, 4 Allegedly, 25 Belle Of Annandale, 50 Mintnthat, 66 Sophiesticate. 2020: CONTACT 9 5, Robbie Downey 7-4 Fav (T D Barron), drawn (7), 7 ran. FORM GUIDE: CAPITAL THEORY 5-1 Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Israr at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (2) gf. MR ALAN 6-1 Tracked winner, pushed along over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind New Science at Yarmouth 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gd in May. MILLION THANKS Churchill colt out of Queen’s Rose. ALLEGEDLY Wootton Bassett colt out of Hug. BELLE OF ANNANDALE 40-1 Slowly away and in rear, switched right and ridden over 2f out, modest headway over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Gorak at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (5) gf. MINTNTHAT 150-1 Slightly slow to stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon one pace, 8th of 10, 21l behind Gorak at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (5) gf. SOPHIESTICATE 100-1 Dwelt, raced in last, pushed along 2f out, never involved, 11th of 13, 11l behind Green Team at Ayr 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf. 5.30 FREE REPLAYS ON ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP (6) 6f Winner £2,700 (12 run) SSR 1 (10) 632 Al Asef (29) Tom Clover 6 10-0 (CD)......................... J Mitchell 71 2 (1) 558 Capla Spirit (44) G Kelleway 4 10-0 (C)....................L Morris 73 3 (7) 435 Michaels Choice (21) W Jarvis 5 10-0 (D3).......K Shoemark — 4 (5) 161 Storm Melody (7) A Stronge 8 10-0 (CD)................ R Havlin 66 5 (6) 897 Jackstar (8) M Loughnane 5 9-12 (C2)..........................O Murphy 74 6 (8) 213 Imagine Freedom (20) Joseph Parr 3 9-10 (BF)........Jane Elliott 67 7 (4) 897 Smart Qibili (10) P McEntee 3 9-5.................Grace McEntee (5) 68 8 (12) 042 Dylan’s Lad (90) S Bowring 4 9-2 (CD)........................L Edmunds 72 9 (3) 657 Rainbow Mirage (19) M Rimell 4 9-2 (D2).................D Probert 66 10 (2) 055 Bare Grils (19) R Harris 3 8-5...................................... R Ffrench — 11 (9) 656 Friday (38) L Dace 3 8-5.......................Alexander Voikhansky (7) 63 12 (11) 800 Northern General (60) Olly Williams 3 8-5.......... G Rooke (3) 60 BETTING: 3 Storm Melody, 4 Imagine Freedom, 11-2 Al Asef, 6 Dylan’s Lad, 10 Michaels Choice, Bare Grils, 12 Jackstar, Rainbow Mirage, 16 Others. 2020: TOMSHALFBROTHER 4 9 4, Oisin Murphy 4-1 (R Cowell), drawn (1), 11 ran. 6.00 NOVICE STAKES (GBB RACE) (5) (2-Y-O) 6f Winner £3,510 (13 run) SSR 1 (12) 51 Nomasee (14) I Mohammed 9-6 (CD)..................... R Dawson 64 2 (13) 5 Bounce This Way (50) D M Simcock 9-2.............S Donohoe 51 3 (9) Eagle’s Way Sir M Prescott 9-2.................................L Morris — 4 (7) 5 Eshkaal (21) R Hannon 9-2................................... J Crowley — 5 (1) Fristel M Loughnane 9-2......................................O Murphy — 6 (3) 04 Fruitloop (20) C Cox 9-2....................................... H Crouch 57 7 (8) Gold Medal R Hughes 9-2.......................................W Buick — 8 (5) 30 Never In Fourth (120) R Teal 9-2....................... J Mitchell — 9 (10) 57 Siraju (3) G Boughey 9-2.................................... C Shepherd 53 10 (2) 85 Westmorian (25) G Tuer 9-2....................................... C Lee 60 11 (6) 67 Becoming (25) R Charlton 8-11................................H Doyle — 12 (4) Dutch Lace I Furtado 8-11....................... Elle-May Croot (7) — 13 (11) 7 Fairy Footprints (45) I Furtado 8-11...................K O’Neill — BETTING: 9-4 Nomasee, 9-2 Westmorian, 7 Eshkaal, 10 Becoming, Fristel, Gold Medal, 12 Fruitloop, 14 Bounce This Way, 16 Others. FORM GUIDE: NOMASEE 10-3 Raced wide tracked leader, pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (6) beating Liangel Hope by hd, 12 ran. WESTMORIAN 16-1 Prominent, led at 3f, travelled strongly, headed inside 2f, outpaced and faded final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Tatsumaki at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stks (4). ESHKAAL 10-3 Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind New Dimension at Leicester 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf. BECOMING 5-1 Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never involved, 7th of 8, 11l behind Rishes Baar at Haydock 6f 2yo fll nov stks (4) gf. FRISTEL Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Kyanight. GOLD MEDAL Olympic Glory gelding out of Velvet Revolver. 6.30 SKY SPORTS RACING SKY 415 HANDICAP (4) 7f Winner £4,590 (11 run) SSR 1 (9) 125 Arabic Charm (38) S bin Suroor 4 9-13 (D2)..........O Murphy 87 2 (1) 068 Tintoretto (18) T Ward 6 9-12 (D3)..................T Marquand 89 3 (6) 316 Firepower (10) W Muir & S Grassick 4 9-11 (D).......M Dwyer — 4 (2) 362 Roman Dynasty (67) Joseph Parr 3 9-11 (C)......... J Mitchell — 5 (10) 647 Aljari (25) M Botti 5 9-10 (C, D).................................L Morris 85 6 (7) 264 Eagle Creek (26) W Knight 7 9-7 (D).......................M Ghiani 91 7 (11) 423 Zwelela (25) R Hannon 3 9-6 (CD).......T Hammer Hansen (3) 90 8 (8) 766 One Hart (14) G Tuer 4 9-6 (CD3)...................O Stammers (5) 90 9 (3) 346 Degree (25) Sir M Stoute 3 9-4 (CD)............................W Buick 88 10 (4) 254 Royal Musketeer (31) C Hills 3 9-2.................K Shoemark 83 11 (5) 863 Mashaan (14) R Fahey 3 8-6.................................B McHugh 93 BETTING: 5 Roman Dynasty, 11-2 Firepower, 6 Degree, 7 Arabic Charm, Zwelela, 8 Eagle Creek, 10 Royal Musketeer, Mashaan, 12 Others. FORM GUIDE: ROMAN DYNASTY 11-4 Tracked winner, challenged from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, found no extra inside final furlong, held, 2nd of 4, nk behind Billhilly at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul. FIREPOWER 5-1 Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Ivatheengine at Newbury 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd. DEGREE 9-2 Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, made no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Spirit Of The Bay at Kempton 1m fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol. ARABIC CHARM 6-1 Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlon, last of 5, 8l behind Divine Magic at Sandown 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug. ZWELELA 9-2 Midfield, ridden along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Spirit Of The Bay at Kempton 1m fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol. EAGLE CREEK 12-1 Chased leaders near side of group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, rider eased up and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 12, 3l behind Firmament at Newcastle 7f hcap (3). 7.00 CAZOO NURSERY (6) (2-Y-O) 7f Winner £2,700 (12 run) SSR 1 (8) 496 Heidi High (10) A Watson 9-7...................................H Doyle 35 2 (5) 766 The Embezzler (45) D F Davis 9-7.........................M Dwyer — 3 (12) 575 Kissing (15) K Burke 9-6............................................... C Lee — 4 (1) 755 Bella Rosetta (10) Joseph Parr 9-5..................... J Mitchell 43 5 (6) 689 Angels Tale (7) T Easterby 9-4..................................D Allan 43 6 (10) 099 Albus Anne (57) J Fox 9-3...................................S Hitchcott 29 7 (11) 073 Mythical Star (15) R Hughes 9-0 (BF)....................W Buick 46 8 (3) 994 Indian Guru (15) R Hannon 8-12......T Hammer Hansen (3) 46 9 (7) 700 Homemade Andrea (59) R Eddery 8-11..............D Keenan — 10 (2) 753 Petal Power (6) M Channon 8-9..........................O Murphy 46 11 (9) 760 Pretty Mahra (10) R Brotherton 8-8...................W Cox (3) — 12 (4) 098 Honeywell (11) R Harris 8-6................................ R Ffrench 27 BETTING: 11-4 Mythical Star, 4 Indian Guru, 9-2 Petal Power, 8 Kissing, Heidi High, 10 Bella Rosetta, 12 The Embezzler, 16 Angels Tale, Homemade Andrea, 33 Others. 2020: EMULATE ROSE 9 4, David Probert 25-1 (L McJannet), drawn (9), 11 ran. 2.00 CAZOO JUVENILE MAIDEN HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) (3-Y-O) 2m 1f Winner £4,084 (8 run) SSR 1 3 Babajan (9) A Murphy 11-0..........................................J Quinlan 88 2 Knight Salute M Harris 11-0...............................M Bastyan (3) — 3 Wee Dracula I Jardine 11-0...................................... C O’Farrell — 4 We Still Believe B Haslam 11-0............................ R McLernon — 5 Williewinamillion M & D Easterby 11-0............T Midgley (7) — 6 FU9 Alice Kitty (32) G Elliott (IRE) 10-7............................... S Bowen 88 7 6 No Escape (58) R Spencer 10-7........................................C Brace 35 8 542 Ramure (23) S Edmunds 10-7.................................... C Gethings 114 BETTING: 7-4 Ramure, 11-4 Babajan, 3 Alice Kitty, 10 We Still Believe, Knight Salute, 20 Williewinamillion, 25 Wee Dracula, 33 No Escape. 2020: GENEVER DRAGON 11 0, Henry Brooke 16-1 (D McCain), 8 ran. FORM GUIDE: RAMURE 2-1 Mid division, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4 out, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind The Yellow Mini at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gd. BABAJAN 40-1 Chased leaders, ridden and kept on before 2 out, ran on well on to take third after last, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Impulsive One at Plumpton 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gd. ALICE KITTY 22-1 Towards rear and 14th halfway, pushed along from 3 out and no impression in 10th from next, 9th of 15, 16l behind Realist at Down Royal 2m 1f 3yo hdl gd in Aug. KNIGHT SALUTE 28-1 Towards rear, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 6l behind You’re Hired at Bath 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun (flat). WE STILL BELIEVE 7-2 Awkward start and dwelt, held up, headway under 3f out and soon switched left, kept on until lost ground over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind George Bancroft at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug (flat). 2.35 NOVICES’ HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 4f Winner £4,084 (9 run) SSR 1 22P Gordon’s Jet (79) B Ellison 5 11-5 (BF)........................B Hughes 128 2 212 Mr Caplan (47) G Elliott (IRE) 6 11-5............................ S Bowen 130 3 1-3 Rattle Owl (146) J O’Keeffe 5 11-5 (D).....................O Brown (5) 130 4 143 Voice Of Hope (34) M Young 4 11-2 (D).............................. J Best 129 5 784 Big Bold Gold (13) Kenny Johnson 7 10-12...Alison Johnson (7) 63 6 03 Filou D’Anjou (26) S G West 6 10-12........................... J Kington 68 7 47 Stone Picker (28) D Bourke 6 10-12............................A Cawley 56 8 5 Sir Chester (22) I Jardine 4 10-9................................ C O’Farrell — 9 445 Hoorayforhannah (26) M Sowersby 4 10-2.... A Anderson (7) 32 BETTING: 11-8 Mr Caplan, 5-2 Rattle Owl, 9-2 Voice Of Hope, 5 Gordon’s Jet, 20 Stone Picker, 25 Sir Chester, 50 Big Bold Gold, Hoorayforhannah, 66 Filou D’Anjou. 2.45 DOWNLOAD THE VIRGIN BET APP HANDICAP (6) 7f Winner £2,592 (12 run) RTV 1 (11) 534 King Of Tonga (11) D O’Meara 5 9-12 (D)............ D Tudhope 73 2 (5) 654 How Bizarre (10) Liam Bailey 6 9-8 (D2).................. K Stott 71 3 (3) 354 Ventura Vision (19) M Johnston 3 9-7 (D2).........J Fanning 65 4 (2) 622 Kats Bob (9) I Jardine 3 9-3.................................... A Mullen 69 5 (4) 710 Written Broadcast (42) H Bastiman 4 9-3 (D).......P Hanagan 68 6 (8) 867 Cragside (10) T Easterby 3 9-1..................................D Fentiman 67 7 (6) 054 Aquamas (17) M Dods 3 8-8......................................... C Beasley 67 8 (1) 404 Beechwood Emily (17) K Dalgleish 3 8-8 (D)................... S Gray 69 9 (10) 867 Lucky Violet (11) Miss L Perratt 9 8-7 (C2, D)...............J Gormley 67 10 (9) 440 Corra Linn (25) K Dalgleish 3 8-6...................................S James 69 11 (7) 286 One Last Hug (8) J Goldie 6 8-6 (C)............ Miss A Waugh (5) 69 12 (12) 690 Bobby Shaftoe (10) J Goldie 3 8-2..................... JP Sullivan 55 BETTING: 9-2 Kats Bob, 5 King Of Tonga, 6 Beechwood Emily, Aquamas, Ventura Vision, 7 How Bizarre, 12 Written Broadcast, 14 One Last Hug, 16 Others. 3.20 VIRGIN BET HANDICAP (3) 7f Winner £8,100 (13 run) RTV 1 (1) 937 Redarna (10) D Sayer 7 9-9 (CD5)......................... JP Sullivan 97 2 (11) 563 Zip (87) R Fahey 5 9-9 (D5)..................................B Garritty (3) 97 3 (4) 039 Summa Peto (10) K Dalgleish 3 9-7 (C).............. C Rodriguez 93 4 (3) 601 Cold Stare (52) D O’Meara 6 9-7 (D5).................. D Tudhope 95 5 (9) 170 Black Friday (10) R M Smith 6 9-6 (C3, D)............P Mathers 97 6 (12) 603 Wobwobwob (10) A Keatley 3 9-5 (D2)...... Ryan Sexton (7) 92 7 (2) 497 Dutch Decoy (39) M Johnston 4 9-3 (D2)...............J Fanning 98 8 (7) 040 Parallel World (155) K Burke 5 8-12 (D3)....P-L Jamin (5) 67 9 (10) 450 Tommy G (12) J Goldie 8 8-11 (CD4)....................P Mulrennan 97 10 (13) 434 Shawaamekh (17) D Carroll 7 8-11 (D3)................... H Shaw 96 11 (8) 219 Dancing To Win (10) H Palmer 3 8-9 (BF, D)............. B Curtis 104 12 (5) 237 Hajjam (12) Liam Bailey 7 8-6 (CD2).........................C Hardie 98 13 (6) 070 True Blue Moon (24) T Easterby 6 8-5 (CD).......D Fentiman 92 BETTING: 4 Cold Stare, 6 Dancing To Win, 7 Zip, 8 Redarna, Shawaamekh, Summa Peto, 10 Tommy G, Wobwobwob, 14 Others. FORM GUIDE: COLD STARE 4-1fav Mid-division, good headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well when joined inside final furlong, won at Haydock 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Edgewood by nk, 10 ran. DANCING TO WIN 15-8fav In touch when groups merged 4f out, pushed along and headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Sadiqaa at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf. ZIP 13-2 Prominent and tracked leader, headway to lead narrowly over 1f out, ridden when pressed but every chance inside final furlong, no extra once headed final 110 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Young Fire at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Jul. REDARNA 7-1 In rear, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Titan Rock at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd. SHAWAAMEKH 11-4 Steadied start, held up towards rear, edged right over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Newbolt at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs. SUMMA PETO 5-1 Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, gradually faded, last of 9, 9l behind Titan Rock at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd. TOMMY G 15-2 Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly entering final furlong, 11th of 12, 24l behind Chichester at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf. 3.50 VIRGIN BET FREE BETS FOR WINNERS HANDICAP (4) 1m 2f Winner £4,347 (6 run) RTV 1 (1) 311 Casilli (30) M & D Easterby 4 9-10 (D3)...... Joanna Mason (3) 84 2 (2) 123 Myristica (29) T Easterby 3 9-7 (BF, D2)............... S De Sousa 86 3 (4) 366 Noble Crusade (18) K Dalgleish 3 9-5.............. C Rodriguez 87 4 (6) 264 Silvestris (21) M Johnston 3 9-0..........................J Fanning 75 5 (5) 465 Finally Mine (12) K Dalgleish 4 8-10..........................S Gray 83 6 (3) 156 My Little Queens (12) R Fahey 3 8-2..................P Mathers 88 BETTING: 5-4 Casilli, 4 Myristica, 6 Finally Mine, 7 My Little Queens, 8 Noble Crusade, Silvestris. 2020: BARYSHNIKOV 4 9 7, Robbie Downey 10-3 JtFav (T D Barron), drawn (2), 9 ran. FORM GUIDE: CASILLI 5-2 Held up, closed 3f out, switched left 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right and went clear entering final furlong, comfortably, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Regal Mirage by 2l, 6 ran. MYRISTICA 85-40fav Close up, ridden over 2f out, joined leader 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Howzer Black at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug. FINALLY MINE 12-1 Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 1l behind Bollin Margaret at Ayr 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf. MY LITTLE QUEENS 15-2 Midfield, headway over 2f out when ridden, pressed leaders over 1f out, faded close home, 6th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Bollin Margaret at Ayr 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf. 4.20 VIRGINBET.COM HANDICAP (4) 1m 7f Winner £4,347 (5 run) RTV 1 (4) 183 Let Me Be (11) K Dalgleish 5 10-5 (CD)................. C Rodriguez 80 2 (3) 534 Arch Moon (17) M Dods 4 10-0........................P Mulrennan 80 3 (1) 411 Haveyoumissedme (9) I Jardine 3 9-11................ A Mullen 82 4 (5) 149 Justified (32) M Johnston 4 9-5............................J Fanning 78 5 (2) 254 Socially Shady (10) K Burke 4 9-2..........................S James 81 BETTING: 6-4 Haveyoumissedme, 3 Let Me Be, 4 Arch Moon, 6 Socially Shady, 8 Justified. 7.30 CAZOO HANDICAP (5) 1m 1f Winner £3,240 (13 run) SSR 1 (6) 431 Castle Quarter (39) M Appleby 5 9-11 (CD).........T Ladd (3) 73 2 (4) 561 Eevilynn Drew (19) R Eddery 4 9-10.....................M Ghiani 73 3 (9) 552 Trevolli (14) P Kirby 3 9-10.....................................W Buick 75 4 (5) 416 My Brother Mike (29) J Stimpson 7 9-10 (CD).....D Costello 74 5 (12) 413 Dreamseller (20) T Easterby 5 9-10 (CD)..................D Allan — 6 (7) 036 Ricksen (47) M Loughnane 4 9-8...........................D Probert 73 7 (11) 614 Dark Esteem (24) R Teal 3 9-7 (BF, CD)................... J Mitchell 74 8 (1) 613 Act Naturally (29) S P C Woods 3 9-6..............T Marquand 72 9 (2) 653 No Day Never (16) J Osborne 3 9-6...................S Osborne (5) 65 10 (13) 635 Assembled (25) M Bosley 5 9-4............................... R Havlin 71 11 (3) 042 Publicist (34) J Tate 3 9-3.....................................O Murphy 72 12 (8) 712 Cliffcake (58) S Bowring 3 9-2 (BF).....................L Edmunds 66 13 (10) 283 Headora (8) J Portman 3 9-2 (BF)........................... H Crouch 75 BETTING: 9-2 Eevilynn Drew, 6 Castle Quarter, 7 Headora, Dreamseller, 8 Publicist, 10 Dark Esteem, Cliffcake, Act Naturally, 12 Others. 2020: TORONADO QUEEN 4 9 12, Saffie Osborne(7) 15-8 Fav (R Fahey), drawn (7), 13 ran. FORM GUIDE: EEVILYNN DREW 10-3 Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol beating Legende D’art by 1 1/4l, 12 ran. CASTLE QUARTER 6-1 Made virtually all, ridden 2f out, drifted right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) in Aug beating Masque Of Anarchy by ns, 12 ran. DREAMSELLER 3-1 Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, stayed on, lost second close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Captain Corelli at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf. HEADORA 7-4fav Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Party Rebel at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6). PUBLICIST 20-1 Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Solomons Judgement at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug. ACT NATURALLY 9-2 Chased leaders, pressed leader 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Thunder Lily at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) fm in Aug. CLIFFCAKE 10-3fav Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, steady headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, no match for winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Golden Melody at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug. 8.00 ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP (4) 1m 1f 104yds Winner £4,590 (7 run) SSR 1 (6) 353 Fierospeed (26) R Hannon 4 9-12 (CD)................................. ............................................................T Hammer Hansen (3) 84 2 (7) 962 Angel On High (20) H Dunlop 4 9-12.......................L Morris 84 3 (3) 688 Psyche (21) C Gordon 4 9-7...................................T P Queally — 4 (5) 293 Sir Edward Elgar (19) J & T Gosden 3 9-6............ R Havlin 82 5 (2) 221 Pretty Sweet (16) G Boughey 3 9-6.................T Marquand — 6 (1) 118 Arcadian Nights (13) M Channon 3 9-5 (CD2).. David Egan 83 7 (4) 884 Florence Street (16) A Balding 3 8-9.................O Murphy — BETTING: 2 Pretty Sweet, 4 Angel On High, 9-2 Sir Edward Elgar, 5 Florence Street, 8 Fierospeed, 10 Arcadian Nights, 16 Psyche. 2020: MAIDEN CASTLE 4 9 3, David Probert 12-1 (H Candy), drawn (6), 13 ran. FORM GUIDE: PRETTY SWEET 4-6fav Bit keen tracking leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm beating Scampi by 1 1/2l, 4 ran. ANGEL ON HIGH 17-2 Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Atalanta Breeze at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4). SIR EDWARD ELGAR 3-1 Dwelt, pulled hard early, held up towards rear, headway and switched left to rail over 1f out, kept on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Crack Regiment at Chelmsford City 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol. FLORENCE STREET 7-1 Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on well inside last, not pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Turandot at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf. FIEROSPEED 6-1 Held up in last pair, good headway between horses over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, no chance with winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, plugged on in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Neenee’s Choice at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf. 8.30 FOLLOW ATTHERACES ON TWITTER FILLIES’ HAND- ICAP (5) 6f Winner £3,240 (11 run) SSR 1 (5) 421 Aramis Grey (17) R Guest 4 10-0 (D3)................ C Shepherd 79 2 (8) 133 Verreaux Eagle (10) E Dunlop 3 9-12 (CD)..............W Buick 80 3 (3) 714 Shining Success (17) D M Simcock 3 9-10 (D2)....... N Callan 81 4 (1) -73 Ghaaliya (25) C Banham 3 9-7 (D)............................J Haynes 80 5 (2) -75 Perfect Match (21) W Muir & S Grassick 3 9-7..T Marquand — 6 (10) 743 Join Forces (41) J Tate 3 9-5.................................O Murphy 85 7 (7) 134 Annie Rose (10) T D Barron 3 9-3 (CD2).....................H Doyle 78 8 (9) 249 Liberty Bay (13) M Usher 3 9-2 (D)....................... C Bennett 81 9 (6) 777 Dacesa (10) P Evans 3 9-1.............................................. C Lee 82 10 (11) 376 Come On Girl (22) M Appleby 4 8-12 (D3)..............D Probert 86 11 (4) 318 Celerity (43) L Williamson 7 8-7 (D).........Erika Parkinson (7) 64 BETTING: 3 Aramis Grey, 9-2 Verreaux Eagle, 5 Ghaaliya, 6 Shining Success, 8 Join Forces, 10 Annie Rose, 12 Come On Girl, 16 Perfect Match, Liberty Bay, 20 Others. 2020: ANNA OF LORRAINE 4 8 12, William Buick 15-8 (Sir M Stoute), drawn (8), 9 ran. FORM GUIDE: MR CAPLAN 10-1 Mid-division, took keen hold, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in 3rd next, 2nd before last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Quirt Evans at Tramore 2m 4f nov hdl 0-116 gd in Aug. RATTLE OWL 9-4 Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd or 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, dropped to 3rd flat, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Lesser at Kelso 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May. VOICE OF HOPE 14-1 Led, joined briefly 3rd, slight mistake 4 out and headed, 4th next, pushed along and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Coulonces at Bellewstown 2m 4f clm hdl gd in Aug. GORDON’S JET 5-2fav Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st and 2nd, mistake 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by First Account at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jul, 11 ran. STONE PICKER 22-1 Led, mistake at 3rd, went 10 lengths clear before 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Kensington Art at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug. 3.10 NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (5) 2m 5f Winner £2,505 (10 run) SSR 1 131 Brother Pat (15) D McCain 6 11-12 (D).................... T Gillard (5) 106 2 1P3 Give Us A Swig (14) S Curran 6 11-4........................... G Sheehan — 3 003 Kendelu (11) N Hawke 6 11-3..................................... D Noonan 103 4 0-F Cilluirid (45) T Easterby 7 11-0.................................J Hamilton — 5 -54 The Darley Lama (13) Justin Landy 7 10-7 (BF)...........C Bewley — 6 7-8 Bobbie The Dazzler (28) Kenny Johnson 7 10-2. A Johnson (7) 99 7 -08 Fraterculus (112) O Greenall 4 10-1...........................H Brooke — 8 PP4 Zen Master (27) M Sowersby 9 10-0.................... A Anderson (7) 100 9 665 Elixer (31) F Murtagh 8 10-0..................................L Murtagh (3) 99 10 698 Leannes Lady (31) A Berry 9 10-0............................R Chapman — BETTING: Evens Brother Pat, 7-2 The Darley Lama, 15-2 Give Us A Swig, 10 Cilluirid, Kendelu, 16 Fraterculus, 20 Zen Master, Elixer, 33 Others. 2020: LOVELY SCHTUFF 8 11 3, Danny McMenamin(3) 11-4 Fav (Mrs J Stephen), 12 ran. 3.42 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (5) 2m 1f Winner £2,342 (12 run) SSR 1 625 Speredek (23) N Hawke 10 12-2 (D2)......................K Buckley (3) 110 2 6-3 Pink Jazz (14) S Curran 4 11-12...................................... T Gillard 107 3 44- En Couleur M & D Easterby 4 11-10.......................T Midgley (3) 114 4 565 Spantik R Fell 4 11-9 (C)................................................K Brogan 104 5 401 Treasured Company (20) Sue Smith 5 11-5.......T Willmott (3) 109 6 711 Strong Team (13) C Grant 8 10-13 (CD).........................O Brown 107 7 6-0 Handsome Samson (27) R Spencer 6 10-13..............A Edwards 103 8 49/ Baraboy (1232) F Murtagh 11 10-11 (CD2)..................L Murtagh — 9 -1F Sergeant (11) M Harris 4 10-6 (BF, D).....................M Bastyan (3) 109 10 349 Brickadank M Hammond 5 10-6...... Emma Smith-Chaston (6) 108 11 774 My Poem (22) O Greenall 4 10-0.................................R Turner (3) 96 12 960 Naasik (40) J Norton 8 10-0................................Mr A Fielding (5) 95 BETTING: 3 Strong Team, 7-2 Sergeant, 11-2 Treasured Company, 13-2 Spantik, 8 Speredek, 10 Pink Jazz, En Couleur, 12 Brickadank, 20 Others. 4.12 HANDICAP CHASE (4) 2m 1f Winner £3,594 (4 run) SSR 1 50U Thatbeatsbanagher (13) B Haslam 7 11-11........ R McLernon 116 2 532 Costly Diamond (36) G Hanmer 7 11-6 (C2)......W Shanahan (7) 125 3 432 Check My Pulse (31) R Menzies 5 11-1........................H Brooke 140 4 P91 Lucky Robin (26) B Ellison 9 11-0 (CD).........................B Hughes — BETTING: Evens Lucky Robin, 2 Costly Diamond, 5 Check My Pulse, 10 Thatbeatsbanagher. FORM GUIDE: LUCKY ROBIN 20-1 Prominent, close up 3 out, ridden to lead narrowly 2 out, headed approaching last where not fluent, stayed on strongly to lead on line, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Snookered by ns, 6 ran. COSTLY DIAMOND 5-1 Led, 4 lengths clear final bend, not fluent and pressed last, headed and edged left flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Captain Cobajay at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (5) gd in Aug. CHECK MY PULSE 4-1 In rear but in touch, not fluent 5th, chased leader 4 out, ridden and lost touch after last, no extra, 2nd of 3, 18l behind Onthefrontfoot at Cartmel 2m 1f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (4yo+) (3) gd in Aug 4.45 HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 2m 4f Winner £3,159 (12 run) SSR 1 443 Demi Sang (73) B Haslam 8 11-12 (BF)..........................A Cawley 106 2 453 Soldier On Parade (33) A Murphy 4 11-12................J Quinlan 118 3 5U1 Instant Replay (26) B Ellison 9 11-11 (C6)...............O Brown (5) — 4 731 The Blame Game (33) J Ewart 7 11-9 (CD2).................B Hughes 117 5 -21 Millie The Minx D Sayer 7 11-9 (C3, D)...............D McMenamin 114 6 421 Countister (13) B Haslam 9 11-7............................ R McLernon 116 7 5P- Arkyn (170) Paul Robson 6 11-6..................................... R Mania — 8 /F- Art Of Diplomacy (311) M & D Easterby 5 11-6.....T Midgley (7) — 9 3P4 Just Call Me Al (28) G Boanas 8 11-5...................Sean Quinlan 122 10 -33 Celestial Sky (13) R Menzies 5 11-3............................H Brooke 113 11 417 Do No Wrong (22) Justin Landy 5 10-13 (BF, CD)...........C Bewley 114 12 37- Adelphi Prince (235) P Kirby 8 10-9..........................T Dowson 116 BETTING: 4 Instant Replay, 5 Countister, 6 The Blame Game, 13-2 Millie The Minx, 8 Demi Sang, Do No Wrong, 10 Art Of Diplomacy, 12 Just Call Me Al, 14 Others. FORM GUIDE: INSTANT REPLAY 11-4 Tracked leader, not fluent 7th, led 13th, ridden after 2 out, narrow advantage last, pushed out, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Pardon Me by 1 1/2l, 4 ran. COUNTISTER 3-1fav Chased leader, led before last, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Hey Bob by 8l, 11 ran. THE BLAME GAME 3-1fav Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, closed to take 2nd when not fluent last, stayed on, led towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Aug beating Beach Break by 1 3/4l, 6 ran. MILLIE THE MINX 3-1 Chased leaders, headway to challenge approaching last, led after last, ridden and ran on well flat, won at Cartmel 2m 1f mares hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul beating Maria Magdalena by 4 1/2l, 7 ran. 5.20 OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5) 2m 1f Winner £1,906 (11 run) SSR 1 40- Adelphi Sprite (238) P Kirby 5 10-12............... J Williamson (5) 111 2 Bayraat T Tate 5 10-12................................................. S Bowen — 3 5/3 Freddie’s Frontier (22) M Hammond 5 10-12..........H Brooke 121 4 2- A Different Kind (170) D McCain 4 10-10..................B Hughes — 5 5- Equus Fiskardo (183) D Sayer 4 10-10..................... C O’Farrell — 6 Ernie Bilko L Horsfall 4 10-10................................ H Bannister — 7 Harry D’arc N Richards 4 10-10............................Sean Quinlan — 8 One Year Out Kenny Johnson 4 10-10............Alison Johnson (7) — 9 4 Pavlik (115) Paul Robson 4 10-10................................... R Mania — 10 Star Vantage G Bewley 4 10-10..............................J Bewley (3) — 11 Melvich Bay D Brooke 4 10-3......................................J Garritty — BETTING: 2 A Different Kind, 3 Harry D’arc, 4 Freddie’s Frontier, 10 Bayraat, Adelphi Sprite, 14 Pavlik, 16 Equus Fiskardo, 25 Star Vantage, Ernie Bilko, Melvich Bay, 33 One Year Out. 2020: SOCIALIST AGENDA 4 11 8, Adam Wedge 4-5 Fav (L Morgan), 9 ran. Mi Capricho 1.00 Gweedore Sound Of Iona 1.35 Sound Of Iona Capital Theory 2.10 Mr Alan Kats Bob 2.45 Kats Bob Dancing To Win (nap) 3.20 Shawaamekh Casilli (nb) 3.50 Casilli Haveyoumissedme 4.20 Haveyoumissedme Imagine Freedom 5.30 Al Asef Gold Medal 6.00 Westmorian Zwelela 6.30 Firepower Mythical Star 7.00 Mythical Star Publicist 7.30 Eevilynn Drew Pretty Sweet 8.00 Sir Edward Elgar Join Forces 8.30 Verreaux Eagle Ramure 2.00 Ramure Mr Caplan 2.35 Rattle Owl Kendelu 3.10 The Darley Lama Sergeant 3.42 Sergeant Costly Diamond 4.12 Check My Pulse Millie The Minx 4.45 Millie The Minx A Different Kind 5.20 Bayraat CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS My Renaissance 1.43 G’day Aussie Wagner 2.18 Shinobi Imperial Knight 2.53 Zulu Dawn Blue Sans 3.28 Translink Manintheshadows 3.58 Call His Bluff Ballymilan 4.28 Ballymilan Percy’s Word 5.00 Ragamuffin WORCESTER TOMORROW 1.43 LEGACY RACING HANDICAP CHASE (5) 2m 110yds Winner £2,505 (9 run) SSR 1 27- Gouet Des Bruyeres (159) O Greenall 5 11-12 (BF).................. .......................................................................Mr Toby Wynne (7) 106 2 261 G’day Aussie (3) Dave Roberts 8 11-5 (D3).................. L Edwards — 3 306 Genever Dragon (36) D McCain 4 11-5 (D)......S Twiston-Davies 53 4 -4P Nyoufsea (31) A Sadik 6 11-4.......................................Doubtful 33 5 354 My Renaissance (31) S England 11 11-1 (D6).............J England 102 6 408 Bempton Cliffs (40) S Allwood 6 11-1......................T J O’Brien — 7 U-0 Raving Bonkers (20) O Greenall 8 10-12 (D2)........ Craig Nichol — 8 5P6 Begoodtoyourself (27) C Kellett 6 10-5......................H Reed 110 9 894 Invincible Wish (11) S-J Davies 9 10-1.................W T Kennedy 76 BETTING: 5-6 G’day Aussie, 5 Gouet Des Bruyeres, 13-2 My Renaissance, 10 Bempton Cliffs, 12 Genever Dragon, 14 Begoodtoyourself, 20 Raving Bonkers, Invincible Wish. 2020: No corresponding race. 2.18 LEGACY RACING NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 7f Winner £3,594 (7 run) SSR 1 642 Clever As A Fox (24) Dr R Newland 8 12-0 (C)..........S Twiston-Davies 76 2 121 Delight Of Dubai (28) Noel Williams 7 11-13..................T J O’Brien 124 3 212 Wagner (22) A Honeyball 6 11-10 (BF, C)........................B Godfrey (5) 127 4 651 Shinobi (38) K Bailey 5 11-3....................................................D Bass — 5 5U1 Frau Georgia (22) N Mulholland 7 11-2.......................T Scudamore 127 6 142 Kabrit (27) A Ralph 6 11-2 (CD)....................................... N Scholfield 124 7 136 Coral (27) F O’Brien 6 11-0 (C)....................................... L Harrison (5) 126 BETTING: 3 Delight Of Dubai, 10-3 Frau Georgia, 9-2 Shinobi, 11-2 Wagner, 7 Kabrit, 8 Clever As A Fox, 10 Coral. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: DELIGHT OF DUBAI 85-40 Mid-division, not fluent 7 out, steady headway 4 out, led before 2 out, four lengths clear 2 out, not fluent and jumped right last, faced strong challenge and rallied run-in, just held on, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug beating Sizing Cusimano by hd, 5 ran. FRAU GEORGIA 9-2 Held up in touch in mid-division, headway chased leaders 14th, led 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Perth 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd beating Doldrum Bay by 9l, 9 ran. SHINOBI 9-2 Led and disputed, mistake and briefly headed 6th, in front again before 4 out, joined 2 out, 3 lengths ahead when awkward last, driven and kept on well run-in, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug beating Speredek by 1 3/4l, 7 ran. WAGNER 10-11fav Led, pushed along under 3 out, pressed turning for home, headed under 2 out, kept on until outpaced by winner flat, 2nd of 3, 3 1/2l behind Helford River at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd. KABRIT 7-2 Held up in rear, jumped right 7th, blundered 9th, not much room 4 out, headway 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, about 4 lengths down when left disputing lead 110 yards from line, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Quartz Du Rheu at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd. CLEVER AS A FOX 10-1 Jumped right at times, chased leaders, outpaced before 4 out, well beaten 2 out, left remote 2nd last, 2nd of 4, well behind Presentandcounting at Stratford 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd. CORAL 11-4 Led 1st until 2nd, tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, switched right before 2 out, outpaced and not much room approaching last, plugged on, no impression, 6th of 11, 7l behind Generation Gap at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd. 2.53 NOVICES’ HURDLE (GBB RACE) (4) 2m 7f Winner £4,084 (3 run) SSR 1 -34 Imperial Knight (27) B Pauling 9 11-5.......................K Woods 134 2 3-6 Irish Sovereign (85) S Humphrey 6 10-12............ N Scholfield 30 3 /42 Zulu Dawn (20) G McPherson 7 10-12................ Lilly Pinchin (5) 120 BETTING: 2-5 Imperial Knight, 5-2 Zulu Dawn, 14 Irish Sovereign. 2020: No corresponding race. FORM GUIDE: IMPERIAL KNIGHT 85-40 Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, no impression, weakened flat, last of 4, 8l behind Haul Away at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd. ZULU DAWN 8-1 Chased leader, close up 3 out, soon outpaced by winner, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Samba Dancer at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd. IRISH SOVEREIGN 25-1 Midfield, pushed along before 3 out, no impression, 6th of 9, well behind Fire Away at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul. 3.28 READ KEVIN BLAKE ON ATTHERACES.COM HAND- ICAP HURDLE (4) 2m 4f Winner £3,159 (9 run) SSR 1 124 I’m So Busy (38) Dr R Newland 6 12-2................S Twiston-Davies 120 2 27- Velasco (224) T Lacey 5 11-12 (D)...................................J J Burke 120 3 25- Steady Away (180) Nicky Martin 7 11-11................... M Griffiths 128 4 121 Blue Sans (27) F O’Brien 6 11-10 (CD)......................... P Brennan 117 5 7P7 Envol De La Cour (27) M Scudamore 7 11-8 (D)..........B J Powell 122 6 523 Cremant (38) N Mulholland 7 11-6............................ A Coleman 119 7 6F1 Translink (41) N Mulholland 6 11-3 (CD)...............T Scudamore 118 8 205 Our Rockstar (27) A Ralph 7 10-9..................Mr B Bromley (7) 113 9 95- Russian Service (164) S Drinkwater 9 10-7...........D Burton (5) 126 BETTING: 5-2 Translink, 11-4 Blue Sans, 4 I’m So Busy, 13-2 Cremant, 12 Velasco, Steady Away, 16 Our Rockstar, Envol De La Cour, 25 Russian Service. 3.58 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (DIV 1) (5) 2m 7f Winner £2,342 (10 run) SSR 1 -P8 Ivilnoble (20) D F Davis 8 11-12.................... B Ffrench Davis (3) — 2 383 Chosen Shant (37) I Williams 5 11-11........................C Leonard 105 3 -55 Three Colours Red (67) T Vaughan 9 11-9 (CD3).J A Anderson (5) 99 4 222 Call His Bluff (41) H Chisman 9 11-5....................... A Cheleda 105 5 5-3 Manintheshadows (27) Jonjo O’Neill 6 11-2.......... C Quinn (3) 104 6 0-7 Mabela (23) J Tickle 7 10-13.......................................Ned Fox (5) 93 7 78- Soloist (209) Alexandra Dunn 5 10-9........................... H Kimber 109 8 723 Dynamic Kate (37) N Mulholland 5 10-4.......................L Stones 105 9 2-4 Teenage Dirtbag (148) C Longsdon 5 10-2 (BF).Mr Dylan Kitts (10) 114 10 4P4 Stripe Of Honour (20) A Day 8 10-0.............................J Dixon 95 BETTING: 5-2 Call His Bluff, 3 Manintheshadows, 4 Dynamic Kate, 11-2 Chosen Shant, 6 Teenage Dirtbag, 14 Three Colours Red, 25 Ivilnoble, 33 Soloist, Mabela, 66 Stripe Of Honour. 4.28 CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS’ HANDICAP HURDLE (DIV 2) (5) 2m 7f Winner £2,342 (9 run) SSR 1 /0- Dynali I Williams 5 11-12.............................................C Leonard 65 2 2P- Calarules T Vaughan 8 11-10.......................... J A Anderson (5) 106 3 215 Ballymilan (37) N Mulholland 6 11-8 (BF)................. A Cheleda 107 4 467 Gerboise Borget (27) B Pauling 6 11-3................... N Brennan 97 5 4/4 Outsmartin (45) D Faulkner 9 11-0.......................... C Quinn (3) 51 6 0-7 Istorius (14) V Williams 5 10-9.................................... H Kimber 113 7 155 Witch From Rome (20) S Earle 10 10-5 (CD). B Ffrench Davis (3) 106 8 -87 Racing Spirit (14) Dave Roberts 9 10-4........................L Stones 83 9 -50 Flying Garry (79) D Rees 6 10-1.................................P Armson 103 BETTING: 3 Dynali, 7-2 Ballymilan, 11-2 Witch From Rome, 6 Calarules, 7 Gerboise Borget, 10 Istorius, 12 Flying Garry, 14 Racing Spirit, 16 Outsmartin. 5.00 FREE REPLAYS ON ATTHERACES.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (4) 2m Winner £3,159 (11 run) SSR 1 211 Percy’s Word (24) D Skelton 7 11-12 (D)....................H Skelton 122 2 1-5 Ordered Lives (122) F O’Brien 6 11-10 (D2).......... L Harrison (5) 132 3 -28 Chef De Troupe (20) A Forbes 8 11-6 (D4)...........Mr T Durrell (7) 122 4 133 Jamacho (24) C Longsdon 7 11-5 (D5)..................Paul O’Brien (3) 125 5 22/ Dinsdale M Scudamore 8 11-4 (CD)............................... R Patrick — 6 48U Blue Ribbon (73) Dr R Newland 6 11-4 (CD)........... C Hammond 130 7 4-1 Borak (11) D Faulkner 9 11-2 (D4)............................ N Scholfield 124 8 25- Captain Jack (190) S Drinkwater 8 10-10 (BF).............. A Wedge 134 9 211 Ragamuffin (38) N Mulholland 6 10-10 (D3)....S Twiston-Davies 128 10 33 Matewan (68) Suzi Best 6 10-8...............................T Scudamore 133 11 4-6 Falcon Sun (148) M Roberts 7 10-7 (D2).....................T J O’Brien — BETTING: 11-4 Ragamuffin, 4 Percy’s Word, 13-2 Borak, 15-2 Captain Jack, 8 Matewan, 10 Jamacho, Ordered Lives, 12 Blue Ribbon, 14 Others. Going: Good CAPTAIN BECHER THE MARQUIS LIVERPOOL ECHO RACING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 41 ECB DOMESTIC JOURNALISM AWARDS – REGIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR Who’s made the class of 2021? ECB PREMIER DIVISION LOvE LANE LIvERPOOL COMPETITION PREMIER DIvISION TEAM OF THE YEAR There are two rules: ■ One player per club to make up the XI, plus a sub. ■ A proper, balanced side with specialist openers, top order batters, a wicketkeeper and both seam and spin options. Several deserving players have missed out because of one or both of these rules. Picking Wallasey opener Jamie Crawley would have meant leaving out Sumit ruikar; picking Orrell red Triangle’s Duvindu Tillakaratne would have meant three specialist left-arm spinners. The highest run-scorer, Taylor Cornall, and the leading seam bowler, Jamie Barnes, both play for the same club – one had to miss out. Champions Northern, naturally, had several players who might have made the cut – all-rounders Liam Grey and ryan Maddock, batter Chris Laker and the tireless twirler Tom Sephton, to name a few. These selections are based on league performances only. 1 – Andrew Baybutt (Orrell Red Triangle) After rejoining his boyhood club in 2019 following seven run-heavy seasons at Ormskirk, Baybutt was a constant presence at the top of their order. his season burst into life in mid-June with an unbeaten 94 to fire a successful chase against his former club – after that he struck two 50s and a match-winning 104 against Bootle. 2 – Tyler McGladdery (Rainhill) The left-hander returned after two years at Ormskirk and picked up where he left off, kicking the season off with 83 and a 78. he inflicted Northern’s first defeat with an unbeaten 120, and continued his consistent run-making until the season’s end. 3 – Andrew Clarke (Northern) In his first proper season since joining from New Brighton, Clarke only once went as many as three innings without passing 50 for the champions. When he got in, he tended to make it count – he was dismissed just once between 17 and 52, converting two of his knocks into centuries. A record of 722 runs at an average of 60, with two centuries, can’t be ignored – nor can his strike rate of 5.23 an over. 1 4 9 4 – Ryan Brown (Formby) Uncomplicated and powerful, Brown arrived from Nantwich with a brief to provide consistent top-order runs – and he did just that, passing 50 on six occasions and failing to reach double figures only twice. his 70 in a two-wicket win at rainhill, followed by an unbeaten 64 against Sefton Park were crucial in securing Lancashire Cup cricket for his club next season. 5 – Jack Carney (wk) (Southport & Birkdale) After bursting into the first XI with a bang in last year’s Love Lane Leagues, 16-year-old Carney found this season a little tougher – but he still impressed enough to earn a callup for the Lancashire 2nd XI. Spending most of the season standing up to S&B’s battery of spinners, Carney claimed 30 victims at the same time as holding down a spot in the top order with four half-centuries. 6 – Adam Shallcross (Leigh) Tall, pacey and aggressive, Shallcross’s tally of 22 scalps, restricted by a late-season injury, doesn’t do him justice. But his strike rate of a wicket 2 3 5 10 7 11 every 23 balls, the best of any seamer in the league to have taken at least 10 – hints at the constant threat he posed. his batting was occasionally explosive too – especially innings of 88* and 87 against Wigan. 7 – Louis Botes (New Brighton) New Brighton never really built up momentum and flirted with danger at times. But young all-rounder Botes continued to impress. he saved his biggest performances for when his side needed them most – a counter-attacking 68 in pursuit of 245 at Bootle, the division’s highest successful run chase this year, and a return of 4/34 to set up a five-wicket win at Formby which removed any lingering threat of relegation. 8 8 – Sumit Ruikar (Wallasey) Wallasey’s second-place finish was a team effort, but every strong team needs at least one outstanding individual. having missed the first few games of the season due to Covid travel restrictions, ruikar quickly made up for lost time with 8/26 at rainhill and never looked back. The slow left-armer only took fewer than three wickets on two occasions and never went wicketless. his batting is his second string, but it’s a strong one – a league average of 53.38, to go alongside his division-best 79 wickets in 16 games. 9 – Will Purser (Firwood Bootle) Only one seamer in the division got through more than Purser’s 234.2 overs – only two earned more than his 36 wickets at 21. his 7/52 at Sefton Park was his only five-for, but he only went wicketless twice – as bad as things were for the relegated defending champions, they’d have been a lot worser without Purser. 10 – Vinay Choudhary (Wigan) Wigan picked up some big scalps in their first top-flight season since 2003 – notably Formby, Bootle and Ormskirk in a row in June, followed by an agonising one-run defeat at Northern. Across those four games, Indian left-arm spinner Choudhary took 22 wickets, including 8/65 at Wadham road. he ended with a better economy rate than anyone else who played more than one league game, and an average of just 10.36. OFFICIALHORSERACING COMMENTARY AND RESULTS Cal09016094248 Calscost65pperminplusyourtelephonecompany’snetworkaccesscharge.18+only. SP:Spoke.Helpline:03332023390 tom.evans@ by tom evans P W D L Ab ND T Bat Bl Pts Northern 22 15 1 3 1 2 0 40 36 391 Wallasey 22 13 2 4 2 1 0 46 35 356 Leigh 22 12 1 5 2 2 0 31 25 316 Ormskirk 22 10 0 7 3 2 0 32 28 285 Formby 22 9 3 6 1 3 0 33 35 268 Rainhill 22 8 1 8 3 2 0 33 33 251 Wigan 22 7 0 11 3 1 0 27 41 228 Orrell Red Triangle 22 7 1 8 3 3 0 20 37 227 New Brighton 22 7 0 12 3 0 0 30 40 225 Southport & B’dale 22 5 4 11 0 2 0 43 47 200 Bootle 22 5 4 8 4 1 0 26 49 200 Sefton Park 22 1 1 16 3 1 0 24 52 116 DIVISION ONE P W D L Ab ND T Bat Bl Pts Newton-le-Willows 22 13 0 4 3 2 0 28 29 342 Birkenhead Park 22 12 0 8 2 0 0 15 69 334 Lytham 22 12 0 6 2 2 0 20 34 314 Rainford 22 11 4 4 3 0 0 31 36 302 Ainsdale 22 8 0 9 4 1 0 39 35 259 Highfield 22 8 0 9 4 1 0 32 37 254 Northop Hall 22 7 2 8 4 1 0 29 42 236 Colwyn Bay 22 7 2 8 3 2 0 34 32 231 Liverpool 22 6 4 7 4 1 0 34 37 216 Fleetwood Hesketh 22 6 0 12 2 2 0 21 46 207 Old Xaverians 22 5 6 8 3 0 0 40 38 193 St Helens Town 22 2 2 14 4 0 0 25 49 133 DIVISION TWO P W D L Ab ND T Bat Bl Pts Caldy 20 14 1 2 0 3 0 16 51 362 Spring View 20 12 2 1 3 2 0 32 34 331 Maghull 20 12 2 2 1 3 0 41 23 324 Southport Trinity 20 10 2 6 2 0 0 40 38 288 Wavertree 20 9 0 7 4 0 0 36 27 263 Prestatyn 20 7 0 8 3 2 0 14 45 224 Sutton 20 7 0 8 5 0 0 19 39 223 Hightown St Marys 20 5 0 12 3 0 0 27 38 180 Parkfield Liscard 20 3 0 12 4 1 0 23 34 142 Alder 20 2 1 13 2 2 0 35 42 137 Norley Hall 20 2 0 12 5 1 0 19 30 119 11 – Jamie Barnes (Ormskirk) he began the season with a match-winning hat-trick at Sefton Park and ended it as the most successful seamer in the league with 49 scalps costing just 12 runs each. he took at least three wickets on 13 occasions, his best being 5/24 against Bootle. Substitute – Huzaifa Zubair (Sefton Park) The slingy 17-year-old seamer claimed 26 scalps at 24 runs apiece, with a best of 5/53. he can bat, too, helping salvage a draw at Southport with a gritty 55.

42 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 The Goal line! @LivEchoNews All the scores .. all Home Away P W d L f a W d L f a gd Pts Liverpool 6 2 1 0 6 1 2 1 0 9 3 11 14 Man City 6 2 1 0 10 0 2 0 1 2 1 11 13 Chelsea 6 2 0 1 6 1 2 1 0 6 1 10 13 Man Utd 6 2 0 1 9 3 2 1 0 4 2 8 13 Everton 6 3 0 0 8 2 1 1 1 4 5 5 13 Brighton 5 2 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 3 1 3 12 West Ham 6 1 1 1 7 5 2 1 0 6 3 5 11 Aston Villa 6 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 2 3 6 2 10 Brentford 6 1 1 1 5 4 1 2 0 3 1 3 9 Arsenal 6 2 0 1 4 3 1 0 2 1 7 -5 9 Tottenham 6 2 0 1 2 3 1 0 2 2 6 -5 9 Watford 6 1 1 1 4 5 1 0 2 3 4 -2 7 Leicester 6 1 1 1 3 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 7 Wolves 6 0 0 3 0 4 2 0 1 3 1 -2 6 Crystal Pal 5 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 2 8 -3 5 Southampton 6 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 1 3 5 -3 4 Newcastle 6 0 2 1 5 7 0 1 2 2 7 -7 3 Leeds 6 0 1 2 3 7 0 2 1 3 7 -8 3 Burnley 6 0 1 2 2 4 0 1 2 3 7 -6 2 Norwich 6 0 0 3 2 8 0 0 3 0 8 -14 0 this week’s fixtures today 7.45pm unless stated Premier League Crystal Palace v Brighton (8pm). tomorroW uefa ChamPionS League - grP a PSG v Man City (8pm); RB Leipzig v Club Brugge (8pm). grouP B: AC Milan v Atletico Madrid (8pm); FC Porto v Liverpool (8pm). grouP C: Ajax v Besiktas (5.45pm); B Dortmund v Sporting (8pm). grouP d: Real Madrid v Sheriff (8pm); S Donetsk v Int Milan (5.45pm). Sky Bet ChamPionShiP Cardiff v West Brom; Huddersfield v Blackburn; Hull v Blackpool; Middlesbrough v Sheff Utd; Preston v Stoke; QPR v Birmingham. Sky Bet League one Burton v Portsmouth; Cambridge Utd v Gillingham; Charlton v Bolton; Ipswich v Doncaster; MK Dons v Fleetwood Town; Morecambe v Lincoln City; Oxford Utd v Accrington Stanley; Plymouth v Crewe; Rotherham v AFC Wimbledon; Shrewsbury v Wycombe; Sunderland v Cheltenham; Wigan v Sheff Wed. Wednesday uefa ChamPionS League - grP e Bayern Munich v D Kiev (8pm); Benfica v Barcelona (8pm). grouP f: Atalanta v Young Boys (5.45pm); Man Utd v Villarreal (8pm). grouP g: RB Salzburg v Lille (8pm); Wolfsburg v Sevilla (8pm). grouP h: Juventus v Chelsea (8pm); Z St Petersburg v Malmo FF (5.45pm). Sky Bet ChamPionShiP Barnsley v Nottm Forest; Derby v Reading; Fulham v Swansea; Luton v Coventry; Millwall v Bristol City; Peterborough v AFC Bournemouth. CinCh SCottiSh ChamPionShiP Raith v Dunfermline. thursday euroPa League - grouP a S Prague v Rangers (5.45pm). grP C: L Warsaw v Leicester (5.45pm). grouP g: Celtic v B Leverkusen (8pm). grouP h: West Ham v Rapid Vienna (8pm). uefa euroPa ConferenCe League grouP g: Tottenham v Mura (8pm). friday Sky Bet ChamPionShiP Stoke v West Brom. CinCh SCottiSh League 2 Edinburgh City v Cowdenbeath. saturday 3pm unless stated Premier League Brighton v Arsenal (5.30pm); Burnley v Norwich; Chelsea v Southampton; Leeds v Watford; Man Utd v Everton (12.30pm); Wolves v Newcastle. BreNTFord (1) 3 liverpool (1) 3 Pinnock 27 Jota 31 Janelt 63, Wissa 82 Salah 54 Att 16,876 Jones 67 37% Possession 63% 3 shots on target 5 9 shots off target 11 4 offsides 4 8 fouls 7 2 Corners 11 Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock (Jorgensen 42), Canos, Onyeka (Baptiste 68), Norgaard (Wissa 78), Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney. Subs not used: Jensen, Forss, Ghoddos, Bidstrup, Roerslev, Fernandez Booked: Onyeka. Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones (Firmino 68), Salah, Jota, Mane. Subs not used: Konate, Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Tsimikas, Origi, Kelleher Booked: Robertson. leeds (1) 1 WesT hAm (0) 2 51% Possession 49% 5 shots on target 6 10 shots off target 14 2 offsides 0 10 fouls 5 5 Corners 7 Meslier, Shackleton (Summerville 90), Cresswell, Cooper, Firpo, Phillips, Raphinha (Roberts 69), Klich, Dallas, James (Harrison 46), Rodrigo. Subs not used: Hjelde, Klaesson, Gelhardt, Drameh, Green- wood, McCarron Booked: Meslier, Raphinha, Roberts. Referee: Stuart Attwell Raphinha 19 Firpo 67 (og) Att 36,417 Antonio 90 Referee: Kevin Friend Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen (Dawson 90), Fornals (Vlasic 78), Benrahma, Antonio (Yarmolenko 90). Subs not used: Lanzini, Areola, Noble, Diop, Johnson, Kral Booked: Antonio, Fornals. chelseA (0) 0 mAN. ciTy (0) 1 40% Possession 60% 0 shots on target 3 5 shots off target 11 3 offsides 4 12 fouls 9 4 Corners 13 leicesTer (1) 2 BurNley (2) 2 67% Possession 33% 4 shots on target 3 18 shots off target 6 1 offsides 4 10 fouls 8 8 Corners 3 everToN (1) 2 NorWich (0) 0 mAN. uNiTed (0) 0 AsToN villA (0) 1 WATFord (0) 1 NeWcAsTle (1) 1 ArseNAl (3) 3 ToTTeNhAm (0) 1 souThAmpToN (0) 0 Wolves (0) 1 Sarr 72 Longstaff 23 Att 20,650 52% Possession 48% 4 shots on target 6 11 shots off target 14 1 offsides 1 17 fouls 11 5 Corners 6 125 Foster, Femenia (Ngakia 67), Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, YEARS Rose, Kucka (Joao Pedro 64), Sissoko, Sarr, Cleverley Hayden, Almiron (Murphy 79), Willock (Gayle 83), (Tufan 46), Bonaventure (Etebo 75), King. Subs not Longstaff, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin. Subs not used: Masina, Sema, Kabasele, Hernandez, Elliot used: Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Fraser, Booked: Bonaventure, Cathcart, Rose, Troost- Gillespie, Anderson Booked: Darlow, Manquillo, Ekong. Ritchie. Att 40,036 Gabriel Jesus 53 Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James (Thiago Silva 29), Kante (Havertz 60), Jorginho (Loftus-Cheek 76), Kovacic, Alonso, Lukaku, Werner. Subs not used: Arrizabalaga, Chalobah, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech Booked: Alonso, Christensen, Rudiger. Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira (Castagne 46), Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Tielemans, Ndidi, Soumare (Iheanacho 62), Lookman (Maddison 78), Vardy, Barnes. Subs not used: Evans, Albrighton, Ward, Perez, Dewsbury-Hall, Daka Booked: Barnes, Vest- ergaard. Referee: Michael Oliver 46% Possession 54% 7 shots on target 4 5 shots off target 6 2 offsides 4 12 fouls 12 4 Corners 4 Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Thomas, Xhaka (Sambi Lokonga 82), Saka (Maitland-Niles 87), Odegaard, Smith-Rowe (Tavares 88), Aubameyang. Subs not used: Leno, Lacazette, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Martinelli Booked: Odegaard, Sambi Lokonga. Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne (Mahrez 81), Gabriel Jesus, Foden (Fernandinho 87), Grealish (Sterling 87). Subs not used: Stones, Ake, Steffen, Torres, Palmer, Lavia Booked: Dias, Laporte. Vardy 37, 85 Vardy 12 (og) Att 31,650 Cornet 40 Referee: Chris Kavanagh Smith-Rowe 12 Son 79 Aubameyang 27 Att 59,919 Saka 34 Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, McNeil (Lennon 87), Westwood, Brownhill, Cornet (Gudmundsson 45), Vydra (Barnes 75), Wood. Subs not used: Cork, Hennessey, Collins, Pieters, Bard- sley, Thomas Booked: Cornet, Gudmundsson, Tarkowski, Westwood. Lloris, Tanganga (Emerson 46), Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Alli (Skipp 46), Hojbjerg, Ndombele (Gil Salvatierra 70), Lucas Moura, Kane, Son. Subs not used: Romero, Rodon, Lo Celso, Gollini, Davies, Scarlett Booked: Skipp. Townsend 29 (pen) Att 38,821 Doucoure 77 44% Possession 56% 4 shots on target 2 7 shots off target 8 1 offsides 0 11 fouls 9 6 Corners 4 Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Townsend (Gordon 76), Doucoure, Allan, Iwobi (Dobbin 89), Gray (Davies 83), Rondon. Subs not used: Kenny, Holgate, Begovic, Lonergan, Branthwaite, Simms Booked: Digne, Gordon. 59% Possession 41% 4 shots on target 3 23 shots off target 4 2 offsides 3 9 fouls 11 5 Corners 5 de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Varane, Maguire (Lindelof 67), Shaw (Dalot 34), McTominay (Cavani 82), Fred, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba, Ronaldo. Subs not used: Martial, Lingard, Heaton, Sancho, Matic, van de Beek Booked: Fred, Shaw. 59% Possession 41% 6 shots on target 3 12 shots off target 2 3 offsides 1 11 fouls 8 5 Corners 5 McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker- Peters (Long 74), Elyounoussi, Romeu, Ward- Prowse, Redmond (Djenepo 64), Adams (Broja 64), Armstrong. Subs not used: Lyanco, Perraud, Tella, Diallo, Valery, Forster Referee: David Coote Att 72,922 Hause 88 Krul, Aarons, Kabak (Rashica 69), Hanley, Gibson, Williams (Giannoulis 86), Lees-Melou, Normann (Tzolis 69), McLean, Sargent, Pukki. Subs not used: Rupp, Gilmour, Dowell, Gunn, Idah, Omobamidele Booked: Kabak, Lees-Melou, Williams. Referee: Mike Dean Att 28,002 Jimenez 61 Referee: Jarred Gillett Referee: Craig Pawson Referee: Andrew Madley Martinez, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Ramsey (Archer 86), Douglas Luiz, Targett, Ings (Buendia 78), Watkins. Subs not used: Steer, Traore, Young, Nakamba, El Ghazi, Chukwuemeka, Bogarde Booked: Cash, McGinn. Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo (Hoever 87), Joao Moutinho, Dendoncker, Marcal, Daniel Podence (Traore 71), Jimenez, Hwang (Neves 88). Subs not used: Moulden, Trincao , Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Cundle Home Away P W d L f a W d L f a gd Pts Bournemouth 9 3 2 0 11 6 3 1 0 5 1 9 21 West Brom 9 3 2 0 10 4 2 2 0 6 4 8 19 Coventry 9 5 0 0 10 2 1 1 2 2 4 6 19 Fulham 9 2 1 1 7 3 3 1 1 12 5 11 17 Stoke 9 4 1 0 9 4 1 1 2 4 6 3 17 Blackburn 9 3 1 1 12 6 1 3 0 4 3 7 16 Huddersfield 9 2 0 2 6 7 2 1 2 7 5 1 13 Bristol City 9 0 4 1 3 4 3 0 1 8 6 1 13 Reading 9 3 1 1 11 8 1 0 3 5 10 -2 13 QPR 9 1 2 1 6 5 2 1 2 11 9 3 12 Sheff Utd 9 2 1 2 10 7 1 2 1 3 5 1 12 Birmingham 9 1 2 2 3 6 2 1 1 7 4 0 12 Cardiff 9 1 1 2 5 5 2 1 2 7 9 -2 11 Blackpool 9 2 0 3 2 6 1 2 1 6 6 -4 11 Preston 9 2 1 1 6 6 0 3 2 3 5 -2 10 Luton 9 1 2 1 6 8 1 2 2 7 8 -3 10 Swansea 9 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 2 6 8 -3 10 Middlesbro 9 1 1 2 6 7 1 2 2 3 4 -2 9 Millwall 9 1 2 1 5 5 0 4 1 4 6 -2 9 Barnsley 9 1 2 1 2 2 0 3 2 4 8 -4 8 Peterborough 9 2 1 1 7 4 0 0 5 3 16 -10 7 Nottm Forest 9 0 1 4 4 9 1 1 2 4 4 -5 5 Hull 9 0 1 3 1 7 1 1 3 4 7 -9 5 Derby 9 1 3 0 4 3 1 1 3 2 5 -2 -2 pools check No FT 1 1 2 3 3 1 4 1 5 3 6 1 7 3 8 2 9 1 friday Coventry (0) 3 PeterBoro (0) 0 Hamer 57 Att 25,052 Gyokeres 61, 64 Coventry: Moore, Hyam, McFadzean, Clarke-Salter, Kane, Hamer (Kelly 80), Allen, Maatsen (Jones 86), O’Hare, Gyokeres (Walker 80), Waghorn. Subs not used: Rose, Wilson, Sheaf, Godden. PeterBorough: Cornell, Thompson, Edwards, Kent, Butler, Taylor (Coventry 66), Norburn, Grant (Burrows 73), Ward (Poku 46), Clarke-Harris, Dembele. Subs not used: Szmodics, Knight, Tomlinson, Blackmore. Booked: Butler. referee: Geoff Eltringham West Brom (0) 2 QPr (1) 1 Ahearne-Grant 75, 88 Gray 1 WeSt Brom: Johnstone, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend, Furlong, Livermore, Mowatt, Reach, Diangana (Hugill 55), Phillips (Robinson 54), Ahearne-Grant (Bryan 90). Subs not used: Molumby, Kipre, Snodgrass, Button. Booked: Hugill. QPr: Dieng, Dickie, De Wijs (Kakay 77), Dunne, Odubajo, Ball, Johansen (Dozzell 79), Barbet, Chair, Willock (Dykes 66), Gray. Subs not used: Austin, Thomas, Walsh, Adomah. Booked: Kakay. referee: James Linington saturday Bournemouth (2) 2 Luton (0) 1 Billing 17 Burke 64 Solanke 31 Att 9,737 Bournemouth: Travers, Smith, Cahill, Kelly, Zemura, Pearson, Lerma, Billing, Christie (Mepham 10 1 11 1 12 3 13 3 14 1 15 1 16 1 17 1 18 3 79), Solanke (Lowe 90), Anthony (Rogers 74). Subs not used: Nyland, Brooks, Marcondes, Stacey. Booked: Lowe, Pearson. Luton: Sluga, Bree, Lockyer, Burke, Naismith, Berry (Mendes Gomes 71), Osho (Bell 46), Lansbury, Cornick (Jerome 75), Adebayo, Clark. Subs not used: Shea, Bradley, Rea, Pereira. referee: Tim Robinson Birmingham (0) 0 Preston (0) 0 Att 14,925 Birmingham: Sarkic, Sanderson, Dean, Friend, Colin, Woods, Sunjic, Bela, Chong, Hogan (Aneke 67), Deeney (Jutkiewicz 67). Subs not used: McGree, Graham, Trueman, Chang, Oakley. Booked: Bela. PreSton north end: Iversen, Storey, Bauer, Hughes, van den Berg, Whiteman (McCann 70), Ledson, Earl, Johnson (Potts 88), Jakobsen, Maguire (Murphy 70). Subs not used: Rudd, Cunningham, Huntington, Sinclair. Booked: Bauer, Ledson, Storey. referee: Matthew Donohue BLaCkBurn (3) 5 Cardiff (0) 1 Gallagher 24 Morrison 58 Brereton 32, 45, 90 (pen) Att 11,670 Dolan 53 BLaCkBurn: Kaminski, Nyambe, Lenihan (Carter 56), Ayala, Pickering, Travis, Rothwell (Edun 83), Gallagher, Dolan (Khadra 66), Buckley, Brereton. Subs not used: Pears, Butterworth, Clarkson, P-Ocampo. Cardiff: Phillips, Morrison, Flint, Nelson, Ng (Harris 46), Pack, Vaulks (Giles 46), Bagan, Colwill (Collins 81), Bacuna, Moore. Subs not used: McGuinness, Smithies, Sang, Bowen. Booked: Flint, Phillips. referee: Keith Stroud 19 3 20 3 21 1 22 3 23 3 24 1 25 1 26 1 27 1 BLaCkPooL (1) 1 BarnsLey (0) 0 Lavery 32 Att 12,698 BLaCkPooL: Maxwell, Sterling, Ekpiteta, Keogh, Garbutt, Bowler (Mitchell 83), Wintle, Dougall, Anderson (Husband 83), Lavery, John-Jules (Madine 69). Subs not used: Connolly, Yates, Moore, Carey. Booked: Wintle. BarnSLey: Collins, Moon, Helik, Kitching, Brittain, Benson (Palmer 73), Styles, B Williams, Frieser (Oduor 46), Woodrow, Adeboyejo (Iseka 60). Subs not used: Gomes, Walton, J Williams, Sibbick. Booked: Benson, Iseka, Moon. referee: Stephen Martin BristoL City (0) 1 fuLham (0) 1 Palmer 79 Mitrovic 50 Att 19,326 BriStoL City: Bentley, Tanner (Palmer 76), Kalas, Atkinson, Dasilva, Weimann, James, Bakinson (Williams 64), Pring (Baker 64), Wells, Martin. Subs not used: Simpson, King, O’Dowda, O’Leary. Booked: Pring. fuLham: Gazzaniga, Odoi, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Seri, Chalobah (Reed 46), Wilson, Onomah (Kebano 46), Reid (Ivan Cavaleiro 88), Mitrovic. Subs not used: Rodak, Rodrigo Muniz, Bryan, Mawson. Booked: Chalobah, Reed, Reid. referee: Simon Hooper n forest (0) 1 miLLWaLL (1) 1 Lowe 52 Smith 32 Att 25,589 nottm foreSt: Samba, Worrall, Tobias Figueiredo, McKenna, Spence, Yates, Garner, Lowe, Johnson (Mighten 88), Lolley (Zinckernagel 68), Grabban (Taylor 27). Subs not used: Horvath, Colback, Joao 28 1 29 2 30 2 31 3 32 2 33 1 34 3 35 1 36 1 Carvalho, Bong. Booked: Tobias Figueiredo, Worrall. miLLWaLL: Bialkowski, Ballard, Hutchinson, Wallace, Leonard, Kieftenbeld (Mitchell 78), Saville, Malone, Mahoney (Afobe 69), Smith (Bradshaw 87), Ojo (Evans 79). Subs not used: Long, Cooper, Pearce. Booked: Afobe, Ballard, Kieftenbeld. referee: Jeremy Simpson reading (0) 1 middLesBro (0) 0 Halilovic 55 Att 12,469 reading: Southwood, Tetek (Stickland 90), Yiadom, Laurent, Baba, Drinkwater, Dele-Bashiru, Halilovic, Swift, Ejaria, Hoilett (Puscas 90). Subs not used: Rafael Cabral, Ehibhationham, Clarke, Bristow, Sackey. Booked: Baba, Southwood, Tetek. middLeSBrough: Lumley, Peltier, McNair, Fry, Bola, Howson, Crooks, Tavernier, Payero (Lea Siliki 61), Jones (Olusanya 62), Sporar (Watmore 79). Subs not used: Hall, Ikpeazu, Bamba, Daniels. Booked: Jones, McNair, Peltier. Sent-off: Crooks. referee: Peter Bankes sheff united (0) 1 derBy (0) 0 Sharp 90 (pen) Att 27,905 Sheff utd: Olsen, Baldock, Egan, Davies, Norrington-Davies (Stevens 71), Norwood (McBurnie 66), Fleck, Gibbs-White, Ndiaye (Hourihane 81), Osborn, Sharp. Subs not used: Guedioura, Basham, Brewster, Foderingham. Booked: Gibbs-White. derBy: Roos, Byrne, Jagielka, Davies, Buchanan, Bird, Shinnie, Sibley (Allsop 58), Morrison (Knight 59), Baldock (Jozwiak 65), Lawrence. Subs not used: Forsyth, Stearman, Stretton, Watson. Booked: Shinnie. Sent-off: Roos. referee: David Webb 37 2 38 1 39 3 40 1 41 1 42 1 43 1 44 1 45 2 stoke (1) 2 huLL (0) 0 Vrancic 35 Att 20,124 Powell 58 Stoke: Davies, Wilmot, Souttar (Batth 78), Chester, Duhaney, Clucas, Sawyers, Vrancic (Surridge 66), Tymon (Doughty 71), Powell, Brown. Subs not used: Bursik, Thompson, Ostigard, Ince. Booked: Clucas, Surridge. huLL: Ingram, Coyle, Jones, Greaves, Elder, Smallwood (Cannon 61), Docherty, Wilks (Longman 70), M Smith, Lewis-Potter, T Smith (Moncur 61). Subs not used: Eaves, Emmanuel, Baxter, Bernard. referee: Thomas Bramall sWansea (1) 1 huddersfLd (0) 0 Piroe 18 Att 17,091 SWanSea: Hamer, Cabango, Naughton, Manning, Laird, Downes, Grimes, Bidwell, Ntcham (Fulton 76), Paterson (Smith 70), Piroe (Cullen 69). Subs not used: Benda, Cooper, Latibeaudiere, Walsh. Booked: Naughton, Smith. hudderSfieLd: Nicholls, Pearson, Lees, Colwill, Turton (Koroma 61), Hogg (Odubeko 83), O’Brien, Toffolo, Sinani, Thomas, Campbell (Holmes 64). Subs not used: Vallejo, High, Sarr, Bellagambi. Booked: Colwill, Holmes. referee: Gavin Ward leAdiNG scorers aleksandar mitrovic (Fulham).......................7 Ben Brereton (Blackburn) ..............................7 viktor gyokeres (Coventry).............................7 John Swift (Reading) ......................................7 dominic Solanke (AFC Bournemouth)............6 Joel Piroe (Swansea) .......................................5 andreas Weimann (Bristol City).....................4 46 2 47 1 48 1 49 1 13 Score Draws 7 No Score Draws 22 Home Wins 7 Away Wins Dividend Forecast is tBC MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 43 the scorers .. all the tables buRton a (0) 1 LinCoLn City (1) 2 Shaughnessy 86 Fiorini 10 Att 3,359 Scully 50 CaMbRiDge (1) 2 fLeetwooD (1) 2 May 35, Tracey 51 Hill 2 Att 4,429 Lane 76 CHaRLton (0) 2 PoRtsMtH (1) 2 Clare 47, Davison 87 Curtis 6 Att 16,378 Harness 72 iPswiCH (0) 1 sHeff weD (1) 1 Chaplin 90 Adeniran 27 Att 21,338 Mk Dons (1) 1 wyCoMbe (0) 0 Parrott 40 (pen) Att 9,355 MoReCaMbe (2) 3 aCCRington (2) 3 Stockton 15, 81 Bishop 19 (pen), 68 Phillips 27 Butcher 21; Att 4,142 oxfoRD utD (1) 1 giLLingHaM (1) 1 Taylor 5 MacDonald 30 Att 6,664 PLyMoutH (0) 2 DonCasteR (0) 1 Jephcott 68 (pen) Hiwula 54 Grant 90 (pen) Att 11,003 RotHeRHaM (0) 1 CRewe (0) 1 Rathbone 54 Porter 90 (pen) Att 8,747 sHRewsby (1) 2 afC w’Don (1) 1 Leahy 41, Udoh 67 Mebude 32 Att 5,346 sunDeRLanD (1) 1 boLton (0) 0 Winchester 17 wigan (1) 2 CHeLtenHaM (0) 0 Lang 8, Wyke 47 Att 8,867 P W D L F A Pts Wigan ..................8 6 1 1 14 5 19 Sunderland ..........8 6 1 1 13 7 19 MK Dons...............9 5 3 1 17 10 18 Plymouth .............9 5 3 1 14 7 18 Rotherham...........9 4 2 3 11 9 14 Wycombe.............8 4 2 2 10 8 14 Accrington............9 4 1 4 11 14 13 Wimbledon ..........9 3 3 3 16 15 12 Bolton ..................9 3 3 3 14 13 12 Portsmouth..........9 3 3 3 9 8 12 Sheff Wed.............8 3 3 2 7 6 12 Cambridge ...........8 3 3 2 12 12 12 Oxford Utd............9 3 3 3 10 10 12 Cheltenham .........9 3 3 3 11 13 12 Burton Albion.......9 3 3 3 7 10 12 Morecambe..........9 3 2 4 15 14 11 Lincoln City ..........9 3 2 4 12 11 11 Fleetwood............8 2 3 3 13 13 9 Gillingham ...........9 1 5 3 9 13 8 Shrewsbury..........9 2 2 5 6 12 8 Ipswich ................8 1 4 3 12 16 7 Charlton ...............9 1 3 5 9 13 6 Crewe...................9 1 3 5 6 12 6 Doncaster.............8 1 1 6 4 11 4 MINOR LEAGUES FA Trophy First Round Qualifying Pontefract Collieries 4 Yorkshire Amateur 2, Widnes 1 Brighouse Town 0, City of Liverpool 0 Stockton Town 0, Dunston 3 Worksop Town 2, Sporting Khalsa 6 Dereham Town 5, Stamford 0 Daventry Town 1, Bedford Town 1 St Neots Town 0, Kempston Rovers 2 Newcastle Town 2, Hastings Utd 3 AFC Dunstable 0, Welwyn Garden City 3 Hythe Town 3, Ramsgate 5 Sutton Common Rovers 0, Stowmarket Town 1 Great Wakering Rovers 1 (Great Wakering Rovers win 3-4 on penalties), Corinthian 1 Grays Athletic 1, Canvey Island 4 Coggeshall Town 1, Ashford Town 5 Chalfont St Peter 4, Chichester City 4 Whitstable Town 0, Wantage Town 1 Willand Rovers 2, Thame Utd 3 Winchester City 2, Hashtag United FC 1 Chipstead FC 4. The Northern Football League Premier Division Bamber Bridge 2 Matlock Town 4, Buxton 2 Morpeth Town 2, Gainsborough Trinity 1 Radcliffe 1, Grantham Town 1 Scarborough Athletic 2, Lancaster City 3 Ashton Utd 2, Nantwich Town 0 Basford Utd 1, South Shields 3 Warrington Town 2, Stafford Rangers 1 Atherton Collieries 1, Stalybridge Celtic 5 FC United of Manchester 2, Whitby Town 1 Hyde Utd 0, Witton Albion 1 Mickleover 0. P W D L F A Pts South Shields .....10 8 2 0 24 7 26 Matlock Town.....10 8 0 2 25 9 24 Whitby Town ........9 7 1 1 12 4 22 Buxton .................9 5 4 0 18 7 19 Lancaster City.....10 6 1 3 22 13 19 Bamber Bridge...10 5 2 3 22 16 17 Basford Utd ........10 4 4 2 11 9 16 Stafford Rangers 10 4 3 3 12 7 15 Warrington Tn ....10 4 2 4 12 12 14 Scarborough.........9 4 2 3 10 11 14 Atherton ..............9 4 1 4 9 9 13 Hyde Utd ............10 4 0 6 13 14 12 Stalybridge C......11 4 0 7 15 17 12 FC Utd of Man.......9 3 2 4 13 14 11 Mickleover .........10 3 2 5 10 16 11 Gainsborough T ..11 3 2 6 7 18 11 Nantwich Town ..10 3 1 6 7 12 10 Radcliffe.............10 2 3 5 8 15 9 Ashton Utd.........10 1 5 4 11 14 8 Witton Albion.......9 2 2 5 8 20 8 Grantham Town..10 1 3 6 10 25 6 Morpeth Town....10 1 2 7 11 21 5 friday baRRow (0) 2 newPoRt (1) 1 Kay 63 Azaz 10 Gordon 78 Att 2,427 saturday CRawLey (1) 2 bRaDfoRD (0) 1 Ferry 39 Cooke 81 Tsaroulla 73 Att 2,435 foRest gn (0) 0 tRanMeRe (0) 0 HaRRogate (0) 0 stevenage (0) 0 Att 1,667 HaRtLePooL (1) 1 exeteR (1) 1 Molyneux 25 Nombe 41 Att 5,194 L oRient (0) 0 MansfieLD (0) 0 Att 5,252 RoCHDaLe (0) 0 oLDHaM (0) 1 Att 5,234 Keillor-Dunn 59 saLfoRD (1) 2 n’HaMPton (1) 2 Lund 24 Lewis 16, Pinnock 77 Eastham 90 Att 2,037 sCuntHoRPe (0) 0 PoRt vaLe (1) 1 Att 2,513 Garrity 44 sutton utD (2) 4 CaRLisLe (0) 0 Whelan 4 (og) Alessandra 5 Smith 37, 70 Ajiboye 81 Att 2,873 swinDon (0) 0 CoLCHesteR (0) 0 Att 8,436 waLsaLL (1) 1 bRistoL R (0) 2 Phillips 32 Taylor 79 Att 5,434 Spence 90 P W D L F A Pts Forest Green.........9 6 2 1 18 8 20 Leyton Orient .......9 4 4 1 16 7 16 Harrogate Town....9 4 4 1 15 11 16 Port Vale...............9 4 3 2 10 6 15 Northampton.......9 4 3 2 9 7 15 Exeter...................9 3 5 1 12 6 14 Hartlepool............9 4 2 3 9 7 14 Crawley ................9 4 2 3 12 13 14 Swindon...............9 3 4 2 9 7 13 Barrow .................9 3 3 3 13 11 12 Rochdale ..............9 3 3 3 12 11 12 Bradford...............9 3 3 3 12 11 12 Tranmere..............9 3 3 3 4 3 12 Sutton Utd............8 3 2 3 10 8 11 Newport...............9 3 2 4 10 13 11 Colchester ............8 2 4 2 7 7 10 Carlisle .................9 2 4 3 9 13 10 Bristol Rovers .......9 3 1 5 8 14 10 Salford City...........9 2 3 4 9 10 9 Mansfield .............9 2 3 4 10 14 9 Stevenage ............9 2 3 4 7 13 9 Walsall .................9 2 2 5 9 13 8 Scunthorpe ..........9 1 4 4 6 14 7 Oldham ................9 2 1 6 5 14 7 The Northern Football League First Division North West Bootle 5 Ramsbottom Utd 0, Colne 2 Glossop North End 0, Kidsgrove Ath 1 Prescot Cables 2, Market Drayton Town 1 Mossley 7, Warrington Rylands 1 Marine 4, Workington 2 1874 Northwich 2, Clitheroe 0 Leek Town 2. P W D L F A Pts Workington........10 7 3 0 16 6 24 Mossley................8 7 0 1 19 9 21 Clitheroe ............10 6 1 3 23 12 19 Marine .................8 6 0 2 17 7 18 Leek Town ............9 5 2 2 14 9 17 Warrington R........9 5 2 2 16 13 17 Trafford ................9 4 4 1 15 10 16 Runcorn Linnets ...7 5 0 2 12 6 15 Ramsbottom U...10 4 2 4 16 14 14 Kidsgrove Ath.......9 4 1 4 11 10 13 Colne....................8 3 3 2 11 6 12 Bootle ..................9 4 0 5 20 20 12 City of Liverpool ...8 3 2 3 9 16 11 1874 Northwich ...9 2 3 4 10 15 9 Prescot Cables ......7 2 1 4 13 16 7 Glossop N E.........11 1 4 6 6 13 7 Newcastle Town ...9 2 1 6 12 20 7 Widnes.................8 1 1 6 3 10 4 Kendal Town.........9 1 1 7 11 20 4 M Drayton Town .11 1 1 9 5 27 4 The Northern Football League First Division South East Frickley Athletic 1 Pickering Town 2, Hebburn Town 1 Liversedge 1, Ossett United 1 Cleethorpes Town 3, Shildon 5 Sheffield FC 1. P W D L F A Pts Liversedge............9 8 1 0 23 5 25 Marske Utd...........8 7 0 1 20 2 21 Shildon.................9 6 1 2 17 7 19 Ossett United .......9 6 1 2 15 10 19 Yorkshire Amateur9 4 1 4 16 12 13 Cleethorpes Town.7 4 1 2 15 13 13 Stocksbridge P S...7 4 1 2 9 8 13 Frickley Athletic....9 4 0 5 8 15 12 Lincoln Utd...........9 3 3 3 16 25 12 Stockton Town......8 3 2 3 11 8 11 Worksop Town......7 3 2 2 9 8 11 Brighouse Town....7 2 4 1 9 7 10 Dunston UTS ........8 3 1 4 12 13 10 Hebburn Town......8 1 3 4 10 12 6 Sheffield FC ..........8 1 3 4 11 18 6 Pickering Town.....9 1 3 5 12 23 6 lEAGUE oNE scorErs Cole Stockton (Morecambe) ..................8 Ryan Hardie (Plymouth) ........................6 Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) ................6 Joe Ironside (Cambridge Utd) ................5 Macauley Bonne (Ipswich)....................5 Michael Smith (Rotherham)..................5 Ross C Stewart (Sunderland) .................5 James Henry (Oxford Utd)......................4 Garath McCleary (Wycombe) ................4 Oladapo Afolayan (Bolton) ...................4 Will Keane (Wigan)................................4 Luke Jephcott (Plymouth).....................4 Jack Rudoni (AFC Wimbledon) ...............3 Charlie Wyke (Wigan)............................3 Scott Twine (Milton Keynes Dons) .........3 Ben Wiles (Rotherham) ..........................3 Carl Winchester (Sunderland) ...............3 Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham) ..................3 Matt Butcher (Accrington Stanley) ........3 lEAGUE tWo scorErs Harry Smith (Leyton Orient) ................. 6 Mathew Stevens (Forest Green) ........... 6 Luke Armstrong (Harrogate Town)....... 6 Jamille Matt (Forest Green) .................. 5 Jamie Proctor (Port Vale)...................... 4 Andy Cook (Bradford)............................ 4 Matt Jay (Exeter) ................................... 4 Oliver Hawkins (Mansfield) .................. 3 Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) ........... 3 Jon Guthrie (Northampton) .................. 3 Ben Garrity (Port Vale).......................... 3 Jake Hessenthaler (Crawley Town) ...... 3 Jack Payne (Swindon) ........................... 3 Tyler Burey (Hartlepool) ....................... 3 Freddie Sears (Colchester) .................... 3 Offrande Zanzala (Barrow) .................. 3 Alex Pattison (Harrogate Town)............ 3 Danny Johnson (Mansfield).................. 3 NAtioNAl lGE scorErs Kabongo Tshimanga (Chesterfield)..... 9 Billy Waters (FC Halifax) ....................... 7 Joe Sbarra (Solihull Moors) ................... 7 Michael Cheek (Bromley) ..................... 6 Paul McCallum (Dag & Red).................. 6 Josh Umerah (Wealdstone) .................. 5 Corie Andrews (Aldershot).................... 5 Kyle Wootton (Notts County)................ 5 Joseph Quigley (Yeovil) ........................ 5 Joshua Walker (Dag & Red) .................. 5 Callum Roberts (Notts County)............. 4 Paul Mullin (Wrexham)......................... 4 Tahvon Campbell (Woking) ................. 4 John Rooney (Stockport County) .......... 3 Jake Hyde (Wrexham) ........................... 3 John McAtee (Grimsby)......................... 3 Bradley Ash (Weymouth)...................... 3 Tadcaster Albion.10 1 2 7 11 20 5 Pontefract Col.......8 1 1 6 10 18 4 Bridlington Town..7 1 0 6 4 14 3 The Northern Football League First Division Midlands Bedworth Utd 2 Loughborough Dynamo 1, Coleshill Town 1 Chasetown 4, Histon 2 Soham Town Rangers 4, Spalding Utd 1 Cambridge City 2, Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Ilkeston Town 2, Wisbech Town 0 Carlton Town 3, Yaxley 0 Corby Town 3. P W D L F A Pts Halesowen Town ..8 7 1 0 23 9 22 Coleshill Town ....10 7 0 3 21 12 21 Carlton Town ......10 6 3 1 16 8 21 Ilkeston Town .....10 6 2 2 28 15 20 Chasetown ...........9 6 2 1 23 13 20 Stamford..............8 5 0 3 18 12 15 Loughborough .....8 4 1 3 22 14 13 Sporting Khalsa....8 4 1 3 18 17 13 Belper Town .........8 4 1 3 13 12 13 Spalding Utd ........8 4 1 3 13 15 13 Corby Town...........8 4 0 4 12 8 12 Shepshed Dynamo8 3 2 3 12 12 11 Cambridge City.....8 3 1 4 8 9 10 Bedworth Utd ......9 3 0 6 13 18 9 Sutton Coldfield ..9 1 4 4 8 11 7 Soham Town R......8 2 1 5 8 14 7 Yaxley...................9 2 1 6 13 24 7 Wisbech Town ......9 2 0 7 7 20 6 Daventry Town .....9 1 2 6 8 19 5 Histon ................10 1 1 8 9 31 4 The Southern Football League Premier South Gosport Borough 3 Tiverton Town 2, Harrow Borough 2 Dorchester Town 0, Hendon 3 Wimborne Town 1, Kings Langley 3 Poole Town 0, Merthyr Town 2 Farnborough 3, Met Police 1 Hayes & Yeading Utd 1, Salisbury FC 4 Swindon Supermarine 2, Taunton Town 3 Walton Casuals 0, Truro City 4 Chesham Utd 1, Weston- S-Mare 1 Hartley Wintney 3, Yate Town 4 Beaconsfield Town 0. P W D L F A Pts Hayes & Yeading...8 7 1 0 24 6 22 Gosport Borough..8 6 1 1 14 7 19 Farnborough ........8 5 1 2 18 14 16 Salisbury FC..........8 5 1 2 12 10 16 Met Police ............7 3 4 0 10 3 13 Taunton Town.......8 4 1 3 16 11 13 aLDeRsHot (0) 0 fC HaLifax (1) 1 Att 1,622 Waters 27 aLtRinCHaM (1) 1 notts Cnty (0) 0 Dinanga 29 Att 2,569 baRnet (1) 3 weyMoutH (0) 1 Brundle 33 Goodship 70 Marriott 79 Att 1,269 Richards-Everton 85 boReHaM w (1) 2 yeoviL (1) 1 Staunton 26 (og) Gorman 15 Rees 60 Att 658 CHesteRfLD (0) 2 toRQuay (0) 2 Tshimanga 58, 73 Little 88 Att 5,127 Lapslie 90 Dag & ReD (2) 5 soLiHuLL M (1) 1 McCallum 36, 90 (pen) Ball 25 Walker 39 (pen) Att 1,175 Wilson 76 Vilhete 80 DoveR (0) 0 bRoMLey (1) 1 Att 927 Whitely 7 eastLeigH (1) 3 woking (2) 2 Whitehall 30 Campbell 3, 16 Whelan 63 (pen), 73 (pen) Att 2,521 king’s L t (0) 0 weaLDstone (1) 1 Att 885 Cooper 32 MaiDenHeaD (0) 1 gRiMsby (0) 1 Ferdinand 83 Sousa 73 Att 1,976 stoCkPoRt (0) 2 wRexHaM (1) 1 Madden 48 Mullin 2 Rydel 80 Att 7,771 P W D L F A Pts Dag & Red ............8 6 1 1 22 10 19 Chesterfield..........8 5 3 0 16 6 18 Grimsby................7 5 2 0 14 6 17 Boreham Wood ....8 5 2 1 12 8 17 FC Halifax .............8 5 1 2 15 8 16 Notts County ........8 4 3 1 15 8 15 Wrexham .............8 3 3 2 11 10 12 Solihull Moors ......8 3 3 2 14 15 12 Stockport .............8 3 2 3 6 10 11 Bromley ...............6 3 1 2 12 9 10 Yeovil ...................6 3 0 3 8 7 9 Altrincham ...........5 3 0 2 7 6 9 Wealdstone..........8 2 3 3 9 11 9 Eastleigh ..............7 2 2 3 11 14 8 Weymouth ...........8 2 2 4 12 16 8 Torquay ................8 2 2 4 11 18 8 Maidenhead Utd ..7 2 1 4 9 12 7 Woking.................5 2 0 3 10 8 6 Southend .............7 1 2 4 6 10 5 Barnet..................8 1 2 5 10 20 5 King’s Lynn Town..6 1 1 4 6 10 4 Aldershot .............8 1 1 6 9 15 4 Dover ...................8 0 3 5 4 12 -9 Swindon Super.....8 3 3 2 14 12 12 Harrow Borough...8 4 0 4 11 10 12 Hendon ................8 4 0 4 14 15 12 Truro City..............8 3 2 3 11 10 11 Yate Town.............8 3 2 3 11 10 11 Poole Town...........8 3 2 3 14 14 11 Walton Casuals.....8 3 2 3 6 13 11 Weston-S-Mare....8 3 1 4 8 9 10 Beaconsfield T ......7 3 0 4 5 16 9 Chesham Utd........7 2 2 3 8 13 8 Hartley Wintney ...7 2 2 3 8 13 8 Tiverton Town ......8 1 3 4 13 13 6 Dorchester Town...8 2 0 6 7 10 6 Merthyr Town.......7 1 2 4 12 15 5 Kings Langley.......8 1 1 6 5 10 4 Wimborne Town...7 1 1 5 6 13 4 The Southern Football League Premier Central AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2 Hitchin Town 1, Alvechurch 1 Biggleswade Town 0, Banbury Utd 5 St Ives Town 1, Bromsgrove Sporting 1 Royston Town 2, Leiston 2 Hednesford Town 1, Lowestoft Town 2 Stratford Town 0, Nuneaton Borough 2 Coalville Town 3, Redditch Utd 0 Peterborough Sports 1, Rushall Olympic 2 Barwell 0, Stourbridge 1 Needham Market 1. P W D L F A Pts Peterborough S ....8 7 0 1 21 7 21 Banbury Utd.........7 5 2 0 18 8 17 Coalville Town ......8 5 2 1 17 8 17 Hednesford Town .8 4 3 1 12 9 15 Tamworth ............7 4 1 2 14 8 13 Leiston .................7 4 1 2 14 9 13 Rushall Olympic ...6 4 1 1 11 8 13 Stratford Town......7 4 0 3 11 7 12 Royston Town.......7 3 2 2 10 8 11 Alvechurch ...........8 3 1 4 8 8 10 Rushden & Diamonds..7 3 1 3 8 9 10 Redditch Utd ........8 3 1 4 7 9 10 Bromsgrove S .......7 3 1 3 6 11 10 Biggleswade Tn ....7 2 2 3 9 12 8 St Ives Town .........8 2 2 4 11 18 8 Lowestoft Town....8 2 1 5 13 22 7 Barwell ................8 1 3 4 11 14 6 Hitchin Town ........7 2 0 5 8 13 6 Needham Market .7 0 4 3 8 12 4 Nuneaton B ..........8 1 1 6 11 17 4 Stourbridge..........8 0 3 5 9 20 3 afC fyLDe (1) 2 k’MinsteR (0) 1 Haughton 6 Foulkes 52 Dobbie 84 Att 1,120 afC teLfoRD (0) 0 bRaCkLey (1) 2 Att 792 Lowe 5 Ndlovu 70 boston utD (2) 2 guiseLey (1) 1 Burrow 13 Thewlis 39 F Preston 40 Att 1,421 CHesteR fC (0) 5 bLytH sP. (1) 1 Weeks 50 O’Donnell 4 Waring 57 Att 1,444 Dudley 60 Williams 73 Redshaw 86 C asHton (1) 2 bRaDfD P a (1) 1 Poscha 12 Johnson 34 McKay 58 DaRLington (0) 1 yoRk (2) 2 Charman 61 Donaldson 23, 34 (pen) Att 2,176 faRsLey CeL (0) 0 aLfReton (1) 3 Att 428 Branson 36 Southwell 69, 89 gatesHeaD (1) 3 gLouCesteR (0) 0 Tinkler 24 Campbell 50 Scott 61 HeRefoRD fC (0) 1 LeaMington (1) 1 Smith 89 Edwards 37 Att 1,197 ketteRing (0) 1 sPennyMooR (1) 2 Perry 89 Hall 37 Att 695 Taylor 82 soutHPoRt P CHoRLey P P W D L F A Pts AFC Fylde .............7 6 1 0 16 6 19 Brackley ...............8 6 1 1 10 5 19 Curzon Ashton......7 5 1 1 14 6 16 Spennymoor Tn ....7 5 0 2 17 9 15 Gateshead............7 4 2 1 16 10 14 Alfreton Town.......8 4 0 4 12 10 12 K’minster..............7 3 2 2 12 8 11 Kettering..............7 3 2 2 9 7 11 Leamington..........7 3 1 3 8 9 10 Chorley.................5 3 0 2 14 5 9 York......................6 3 0 3 11 12 9 Boston Utd ...........6 3 0 3 7 8 9 Blyth Spartans .....7 2 3 2 8 11 9 Chester FC ............7 2 2 3 13 16 8 Farsley Celtic ........7 1 3 3 7 17 6 Guiseley ...............7 1 2 4 7 12 5 Darlington............6 1 1 4 10 12 4 AFC Telford ...........5 1 1 3 4 7 4 Bradford P A.........6 1 1 4 5 9 4 Gloucester ............7 1 1 5 8 20 4 Southport.............6 0 3 3 9 12 3 Hereford FC ..........6 0 3 3 3 9 3 The Southern Football League Division One Central North Leigh 1 Barton Rovers 2. P W D L F A Pts Berkhamsted .......7 6 1 0 17 2 19 North Leigh..........8 5 1 2 12 7 16 Ware ....................6 5 0 1 18 6 15 St Neots Town.......6 4 1 1 18 6 13 AFC Dunstable......6 4 1 1 10 3 13 Didcot Town .........7 4 1 2 11 9 13 Bedford Town .......6 4 0 2 16 9 12 Harlow Town ........6 4 0 2 11 9 12 Waltham Abbey ...7 3 1 3 17 17 10 FC Romania ..........6 3 1 2 7 10 10 Kempston Rovers .7 3 0 4 9 13 9 Barton Rovers.......8 2 2 4 11 15 8 Aylesbury Utd.......6 2 1 3 13 13 7 Thame Utd ..........6 2 1 3 11 12 7 Welwyn Garden ...5 2 1 2 6 7 7 Kidlington ............7 1 2 4 8 21 5 Biggleswade FC....7 1 1 5 6 15 4 Colney Heath........7 1 1 5 5 14 4 Wantage Town .....7 1 1 5 4 15 4 Hertford Town ......7 0 1 6 8 15 1 The Southern Football League Division One South Barnstaple Town 1 Paulton 5, Highworth Town 2 Mangotsfield Utd 0, Larkhall Athletic 3 Cinderford 3, Sholing 2 Slimbridge 1. 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P W D L F A Pts Macclesfield FC...10 7 2 1 21 12 23 Longridge Town .12 6 2 4 25 18 20 Skelmersdale .......9 6 1 2 24 11 19 Lower Breck........11 6 1 4 22 20 19 Wythenshawe ....10 5 3 2 20 13 18 Vauxhall Motors .12 6 0 6 18 24 18 Congleton Town .11 5 2 4 20 13 17 Northwich V .......10 5 2 3 21 15 17 AVRO ....................9 5 1 3 18 13 16 Irlam ..................10 5 1 4 17 15 16 Charnock Richard 10 4 3 3 33 23 15 Prestwich Heys...11 5 0 6 20 25 15 Barnoldswick Tn ...9 4 2 3 18 13 14 Burscough..........10 4 2 4 16 14 14 Winsford Utd......11 4 2 5 24 32 14 AFC Liverpool .....10 3 3 4 17 22 12 Ashton Athletic ..12 3 2 7 20 35 11 Runcorn Town ....10 2 4 4 18 21 10 Squires Gate .........9 2 3 4 14 16 9 Padiham.............11 1 6 4 12 17 9 Litherland ..........11 0 0 11 7 33 0 North West Counties First Division AFC Blackpool 2 Ilkley 1, Ashton Town 3 AFC Darwen 2, Campion 7 St Helens Town 1. Liverpool County Premier Division The Empress FC 2 Orient 5, Page Celtic 1 Waterloo Dock 2, BRNESC P Liver Academy P, Knotty Ash P Lower Breck Res P, Liverpool NALGO 3 Halewood Apollo 1, Old Xaverians 2 MSB Woolton 3, FC Bernie Mays 1 East Villa 3. 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44 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Sport / Tranmere Mellon pride as 10 men battle for point By Ben rrardon Tranmere Reporter TRAnMERE RoVERS manager Micky Mellon was proud of the desire his side showed to earn a point at Sky Bet league Two leaders Forest green Rovers on Saturday. Rovers battled to a goalless draw in nailsworth and were forced to see out the game with a numerical disadvantage after Calum MacDonald’s second booking late on. Mellon said: “we could possibly have punished them, but i always try to be fair and honest because that’s what we are here at Tranmere, but it could have gone either way at any time. “The two teams have really gone for it and tried to play good football, so it was a really wide-open game and some of our defending was fantastic, and their goalkeeper has made some great saves as well. “if we are thinking of our performance, we got into some really good areas away from home at a team at the top end of the league, there were enough opportunities for us to do a bit better. “we got into some good crossing areas as well and we could have been a bit better at that, but over the course of the game, the desire and the fight were what Tranmere is all about.” Mellon praised Rovers’ travelling support, with more than 400 fans backing them in gloucestershire – although they couldn’t reward them by scoring on the road for the first time this season. He added: “we were roared on by a fantastic crowd and we’ll take the point, but we’re a bit disappointed as if you come here and get those opportunities, you want to take them, but it was an open game. “we wanted to find a way of playing which suited the group and i think that we have found that now, we didn’t have to change the shape to deal with their shape, we had enough in us to deal with them when they got their wing backs out, and we caused them problems when our wide-men got into pockets and out wide. “we got in behind them really well, so i’m pleased with the shape but always want to win every game that we play.” Ross gets a CLEAN break By Ben rrardon Tranmere Reporter ROSS DOOHAN wants to be Micky Mellon’s first-choice goalkeeper at Tranmere Rovers after keeping a second clean sheet in as many Sky Bet League Two fixtures. The goalkeeper, capped by Scotland at youth level, has featured five times for Rovers in league and cup so far, having moved to Prenton Park on a season-long loan deal from Celtic. Initially signed to provide competition for Joe Murphy following Scott Davies’s long-term Achilles injury, the 23-year-old has Following last week’s convincing win over Farsley Celtic, who play two divisions higher in the national league north, City of liverpool again showed their cup credentials as they knocked out Stockton Town on penalties in the FA Trophy. in a much closer affair than the FA Cup tie, the match went straight to spotkicks after the game ended goalless. At the Van Eupen Arena in wirral, both sides had chances to score but, for the most part, cancelled each other out for 80 minutes. with penalties looming, the final few moments of the match became more intense. City of liverpool’s Xenon Bahula had the best chance to win it in normal time rovers keeper confident he can take first team chance impressed since coming into the club. After helping Mellon’s side to four points from two games with a home win against Salford City and a point away to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, Doohan is taking his chance in the starting line-up with both hands. Doohan said: “I’m enjoying it. I’ve come in on loan and Joe has been brilliant at the start of the season, he unfortunately came off injured and I see that as my chance to hopefully impress enough to take my spot in the team. “I was with the manager at Dundee United for the last five or six weeks of the season. when, in the 89th minute, the in-form winger got in behind Stockton’s defence but put his lobbed effort over the bar. Ultimately Bahula’s miss didn’t matter though as Theo Roberts in the Purps’ goal became the hero after he saved Peter Bulmer’s effort to secure a 4-3 victory on penalties for his side. widnes also qualified for the next round of the FA Trophy, beating Brighouse Town 2-0 at home thanks to strikes from Sam Adetiloye and Jordan Southworth. A widnes team featuring six changes took an early lead as Adetiloye scored his first for the club with a fantastic right-footed volley that angled across the opposition goalkeeper, Declan lambton. widnes then had to wait 70 minutes until their next goal when Southworth smashed home from inside the area after the ball was knocked back to him by the forward, James Steele. The victory was the host’s first in the competition, coming at their fourth attempt. There was a reduced fixture list in the northern Premier league Premier and west divisions. in the former, warrington Town suffered their second “I worked with him, and he was brilliant with me there, so to get the call in the summer, and he wanted to bring me down here to his next club.” Doohan praised the defensive “element” of Rovers as they secured a goalless draw at leaders Forest Green despite Calum MacDonald’s late red card for two bookable offences. He added: “Defensively, everybody was brilliant in front of me and with 10 men we showed good unity together to keep a clean sheet, and I thought we had chances and could have got the three points, so we’re a bit disappointed not to Rovers keeper Ross Doohan defeat in seven days, losing 3-2 against South Shields despite a second-half fightback. Until the hour mark, the Yellows were three goals down in the north east but that changed when Jordan Buckley’s shot from outside the box flew into the bottom corner. The goal was a catalyst for an improved performance by warrington but it wasn’t to be enough as they ran out of time after only netting once more, through Dom Reid five minutes from time. Reid’s former club Marine, who beat his current team last weekend, won again on Saturday beating another warrington side – Rylands – 4-1 at gorsey lane. The three points taken by the Mariners moved them two places above Rylands and into come away with the win, but a point and a clean sheet is a big step. “We try our best, and the defence in front of us and the whole team, it’s a team effort in terms of clean sheets, not just the defence, the whole element. “When there’s a big lad up front you have to always anticipate the flick on and it gives our defence cover, and I thought that we did that brilliantly and it brings confidence in the defence as well. Forest Green are top of the table, so for us to compete as well as we did, it shows you what a good squad we can be, so we’ll take the positives from a point and go again next week.” Another cup cracker for City of Liverpool non-league By sam millne Kyle Hayde (left) scored for Marine lEwiS SToREY/ gETTY fourth position, just six points behind leaders workington having played two matches fewer. Marine took a three-goal lead thanks to goals from Alex Doyle, neil Kengni and niall Cummins before Thomas Freeman pulled one back for the home team to give David Mcnabb’s side a faint flame of hope. Ten minutes later though, in the 84th minute, Kyle Hayde firmly extinguished that fire with a debut goal on a day to remember for the Tranmere Rovers loanee. it was also a successful afternoon for sides on Merseyside in the FA Vase, the competition Rylands won last season at wembley. Pilkington beat Runcorn Town 4-1 and Burscough knocked irlam out 2-0, whilst AFC liverpool, South liverpool, lower Breck and Skelmersdale United also progressed to the firstround proper. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 45 You don’t need an MP in your contacts to win local contracts. Scan me! Calling all business owners and sales teams! OPPORTUNI matches your business with relevant, high-value, and business-changing local contracts. Start your FREE trial now at

46 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews EvErton 2 norwich city 0 Plenty of frustration – but a day Dobbin will never forget moments missed from blues’ win over norwich By ADAM JONES Penalty anger The penalty situation form which Everton took the lead generally caused frustration on all sides. When Allan was initially felled in the box it was clear that Norwich players thought he was trying to con the referee, with Ben Gibson going straight over to the Brazilian and shouting at him while he was still on the floor. Then came the long, long wait to even find out if VAR were checking the incident – let alone the subsequent delay for the official in Stockley Park to come to a decision. If that wasn’t frustrating enough, then the replay of the incident which was then shown on the big screen caused a loud murmur of discontent after the penalty had already been given. Presumably, those in their seats were left wondering why it had taken so long for the officials to make their decision, or why the referee didn’t initially give the spot-kick in the first place. Livid Farke Lucas Digne could have no complaints about being on a booking after some strong work from Max Aarons helped the Norwich defender win a battle against the Frenchman before the Everton defender brought him down. A few minutes later, the visiting boss thought the Blues star should Lewis Dobbin on his Everton debut EMMA SIMPSON/ EFC/GETTY have been given his marching orders after giving away a free-kick for handball when blocking a cross. The referee thought that the foul would suffice – but Farke was left livid on the touchline. The Norwich manager was straight in the face of the fourth official arguing his point, and could be heard saying “yellow card”. His complaints fell on deaf ears – until he made similar points in his postmatch press conference. Last off What a day it proved to be for Lewis Dobbin. Not only was the striker involved in a Premier League squad for the first time, but the 18-year-old was also handed his debut in the competition by Benitez in the closing stages. And it was clear the youngster wanted to soak up as much as possible, as he was the last man to head down the tunnel at the end of the game. The striker came over to the Main Stand to speak with some fans following the final whistle and eventually followed his team-mates back to the dressing room a good few minutes after the rest of the squad had already departed. He’s ALL over the place gray is the go-to guy for blues as value to team on show again By ELLIOTT BRETLAND Sports Reporter @LivEchoSport Demarai Gray was out on the right wing and kept possession with a neat take on before laying it off for a team-mate. The ball was swiftly worked over to the left-hand side but then, as if from nowhere, there was Gray again, ready to receive it on the edge of the area. it was as if he had appeared by magic; like he was able to teleport himself from one part of the pitch to another or had the ability to freeze time like Bernard and his watch in the 90s kids television programme. The everton winger was absolutely everywhere in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Norwich. it’s not humanly possible to cover every blade of turf in seconds but somehow, Gray managed it. it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see startled evertonians sat all around the ground jumping up and rubbing their eyes in sheer disbelief, such was the constant surprise to see Gray continuously popping up here, there and back again. Left midfield, in the centre, taking up the number 10 role, playing upfront, even dropping to left-back, he did it all. Demarai Gray takes on Norwich’s Mathias Normann EMMA SIMPSON/ EFC/GETTY Gray has three goals and an assist in six Premier League games and his impact on the team has been vast. His pace has been a major boost, while his neat skill, trickery and movement has also given the Blues a new dimension in the attacking half of the pitch. However, perhaps his greatest attribute, particularly against the Canaries, is the fact he is a constant option. always. Gray shows for it, he races into space, arms out and hands gesturing to be given the ball. He makes angles, runs back and forth, he recycles play and keeps it ticking over. if a team-mate is in a tricky situation, he’ll come short to play the one two or take Demarai Gray (left) and Andros Townsend celebrate Everton’s first goal AlEx lIvESEY/GETTY the ball away from danger, slaloming left and right. if he sees a channel to run in to, he’s off. it’s a quick ‘see ya’ to the defender and he’s speedily on his way. Pass, move, pass, run, hold, move. On he goes again. Gray will give and go, he’ll drive forward picking up fouls, he’ll roll his foot over the ball to take the sting out of things. and almost every time, he makes the right call. On Saturday, it was as though he was the personal helper to all 10 of his team-mates. if they needed him, they didn’t even need to ask, he was there. Gray was the glue that held every move together, he was the link which knitted it all. He worked the entire back line. From one wing to another and through the middle, Gray played multiple positions, every role performed expertly. against Norwich, he used his body to get the better of his rivals, his skill allowing him range with the ball to drag it away as the opposition closed in. Gray never hides. He wants to be involved and mixes skill with guile, industry and ingenuity. This was a mature display, a showing full of nous from a player who only turned 25 in June and perhaps hasn’t been trusted by previous managers. For rafa Benitez and everton, he is already a key player. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 47 Thiago worries not eased by frantic draw By IAN DOYLE Chief LFC Writer @IanDoyleSport It was almost as though the last four years hadn’t happened. Liverpool were entangled in an end-to-end thriller, creating chances at one end and cut open regularly at the other. For neutrals watching at home, it was a throwback to the early days of Jurgen Klopp’s reign that made the Reds manna from heaven for television executives. Even the Reds boss admitted to being caught up in the moment, his decision to substitute goalscorer Curtis Jones for Roberto Firmino based on a desire to go for more goals rather than tighten up the rearguard. Ultimately there could be few grumbles with the 3-3 draw at promoted Brentford, who underlined why they’ll prove a pest for most leading teams this season. It was, though, far, far removed from the Liverpool team that swept all before them in the previous few years and had conceded just seven klopp couldn’t answer the call for calm goals in their previous 15 unbeaten Premier League games. while still easy on the eye and capable of explosive moments of attacking prowess, the more recent Reds vintage has made control their watchword. Intensity is the identity but composure has become key in preventing the type of whirlwind encounters that shave years off the lives of managers and are rarely sustainable over the long run. Of course, the challenge presented by Brentford – both in terms of formation and tactics – is not something Liverpool will have to contend with every week, a highenergy game under thomas Frank that has echoes of early Reds under Klopp but with a far more direct, abrasive approach. Liverpool, caught cold in the first half, did at least learn quickly, their second-half showing much improved even if Brentford’s sheer bloody-mindedness and belief in their system meant they more than merited their point. But what was clear during the rollercoaster final quarter was that the Reds would have benefited from someone simply keeping possession, slowing the game down and allowing the ball to do some of the running. and that’s why thiago alcantara’s absence was keenly felt, this precisely the kind of game that needed his qualities, even if only in cameo form in the closing stages. thiago, long over the travails that hampered the start of his anfield career, grew in influence during the final stages of last season in which Liverpool sprinted to a remarkable third-placed finish. this season he had impressed in starts against Leeds United and Crystal Palace – extending the unbeaten run of results when selected alongside Fabinho in the engine room – until being sidelined by a calf injury. thiago will be absent until at least after the international break while, rather worryingly, a photo on social media on sunday suggested he was using crutches. Of course, there were other options available to Klopp on saturday – James Milner the obvious call – only brentford 3 liverpool 3 Thiago will be absent until at least after the international break while, rather worryingly, a photo on social media on Sunday suggested he was using crutches. Jurgen Klopp fater the draw with Brentford on Saturday and (inset left) Thiago injured in the Crystal Palace game last week CLive roSe/geTTy for the Reds boss to make use of just one of his three permitted substitutions. the experience and nous of Milner, who had been suffering from illness earlier in the week, may well be needed this week with the Champions League trip to Porto on tuesday followed by the Premier League visit of champions Manchester City on sunday. Liverpool, meanwhile, will hope thiago is back available for a season-shaping October calendar that continues with successive away games at watford, atletico Madrid and Manchester United. Certainly, Klopp will know a lot more about what can be achieved this campaign come the full-time whistle at Old trafford. Every player will be required during that period – and the calm, composed thiago cannot return soon enough. Hinds set Reds on way to win over Palace LIVERPOOL 2 C PALACE 1 By AIDAN JONES LiverpooL returned to winning ways in the FA Women’s Championship with a 2-1 victory at home to Crystal palace at prenton park. The game got off to a flyer with a goal inside the first two minutes. one pass from Melissa Lawley cut open Crystal palace’s defence to slip through Taylor Hinds, who was able to keep her cool and composure to finish into the far corner. Just after the half-hour mark, the visitors were level. Siobhan Wilson’s cross from the corner of the area turned out to be an effort out of the very top drawer which flew into the far top corner of the net. There was an instant reply from Liverpool as the visitors were yet again caught out at the back as Ashley Hodson was able to slip the ball past the goalkeeper. Liverpool brought to life a quiet second half 10 minutes from the end. Hinds almost scored her second only to be denied by superb defending from the away side. Liverpool manager Matt Beard said: “i thought first half we were excellent, and we could have been out of sight with the opportunities we had. “palace competed and created chances, so i was pleased with the way we saw the game out. That is three games now unbeaten and hopefully we can tick that one off and push on. “We looked at trying to play from the back, and in the second half they made that difficult for us as they pushed the wingbacks back. “i think it is a process, we said before the game we wanted to dominate possession, but we also wanted to defend in the same way, setting traps for them to fall into, and i thought we did that today.” ■ To follow the action and sign up for The FA player’s live Barclays FA Women’s Super League coverage visit [] .

48 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews Jones ready to repay Klopp for midfield chance By tom cavilla CurtiS JoNES is determined to keep making a difference for Liverpool as he attempts to repay the faith shown in him by manager Jurgen Klopp. the 20-year-old made his 50th appearance for the club in the reds’ midweek win over Norwich City and kept his place in the starting Xi to face Brentford on Saturday. Jones fired Liverpool 3-2 up with a thunderous strike from distance, making a case for his selection in the side. Curtis Jones after his goal “i’ve come onto the pitch twice, i’ve started twice and i’ve felt sharp. So, i’ll try my best to carry on,” he said. “it’s very early days, of course. the gaffer has a strong team. the only thing i can do is come on and try my best.” Jones’ special effort did not prove to be the winning goal in the game, with thomas Frank’s side scoring late on to salvage a point. the Premier League newcomers have made quite the impression upon their longawaited return to the top-flight of English football, having earned wins over Arsenal and Wolves prior to yesterday’s draw. Brentford’s refusal to surrender despite being the underdogs is what must be expected at this level, with Jones accepting that Liverpool were made to pay for not performing at ‘100%’. “i’m disappointed that we never came away with all three points and we’ll definitely be going for them for the next game,” he told “We came here and we played well but they’re a good side as well, so i thought a draw was actually fair. they’re a very good side, they were hard to play against, so fair play to Brentford. “that’s what happens, you know – it’s the Premier League and the teams are all good. if you’re not at 100 per cent, you get punished.” reaction & analysis Liverpool showed a resilience of their own in the face of Brentford’s spirited display ANDREW POWELL/LFC/GETTY reds need to prove city boss right ahead of anfield showdown Now for something completely DIFFERENT By PaUl Gorst LFC Correspondent @PTGorst In the end, Jurgen Klopp did well to hide his undoubted frustration. the Liverpool boss, as a lover of football first and foremost, will no doubt have been enthused by what he witnessed on his maiden visit to the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday evening. An end-to-end game played at a frenetic tempo; Klopp saw his football ideals on show as both teams went hell-for-leather for a fourth goal in the five minutes of stoppage time. But while Saturday’s 3-3 thriller was arguably the game of the Premier League season so far, they do little for the nervous system. especially when there are titles to be won and the margin for error is barely visible. “they got a point, we got a point, it’s fine,” was Klopp’s summary of the night’s work. “Let’s move on.” Liverpool will move on, but there were no doubts some ‘what ifs’ left in west London when the team coach moved towards Merseyside on Saturday night. After seeing both Manchester United and Chelsea lose earlier in the day, this was the perfect chance to open up an advantage at the Premier League’s summit. they did that, of course, but the three-point buffer would look a lot healthier than the single one that sees Liverpool lead the way at present. the unbeaten run, at least, rolls on. It now stands at 16, dating back to that miserable defeat to Fulham in March when a side who would ultimately be relegated inflicted a sixth successive home defeat on Klopp’s then beleaguered Reds. the current run is the longest in all four divisions of english football, but Liverpool will not have played as poorly during that six-month period as they did at Brentford on Saturday night. Passes were slack, touches were loose and the collective calm that runs through this side when its big names are in position was conspicuous by its absence. But here’s the rub for Klopp’s side; Liverpool’s title rivals may be waiting a long time before they see them turn in a performance as errorstrewn and as careless as this. Liverpool’s centre-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip looked as they perhaps ought to right now as two players still looking for top speed after such a long time on the shelf. the defenders have been virtually flawless so far this term, helping the Reds to shut out everyone bar Chelsea and their smart corner routine prior to Saturday, but the mobile and powerful attack of the Bees unsettled two players who have barely played in 2020. Standards slipped in midfield too as Fabinho endured an evening that was out of sync with the performances that have seen him lauded as arguably the finest defensive shield in english football right now. Off-days will continue to crop up, naturally, and the inquests into Saturday’s events should really be brief given how well Liverpool, generally, have performed so far this term across three competitions. You suspect it will be a while until so many of Klopp’s stellar cast are as below par in the same game again too. throw in the fact that their most underwhelming display for months still did not result in a defeat against the spirited Brentford outfit and it seems as though Liverpool have Get the latest Reds news to your inbox Sign up to the ECHO LFC newsletter – www. getanewsletter rediscovered their teak-tough mentality. that may seem like a curious observation at a time when they have just conceded three to a newlypromoted side, but this battling point spoke to the reserves of character that are still filling the well for Klopp. that will be needed by the bucketload as Liverpool get set for a huge week before the international break is upon us. Porto are up next in the Champions League and three points in Portugal will go a long way towards a place in the last 16 of the tournament in the new Year after the Group B campaign kicked off with a bang against AC Milan earlier this month. the Reds are more than familiar with Porto given their recent ascent back towards the top of the european mountain saw them climb over Sergio Conceicao’s side twice in 2018 and ‘19. there should be little to fear at estadio do Dragao given their most recent trips have yielded an aggregate score of 9-1. It’s the fixture a little further down the road next week that is perhaps grabbing the attention of supporters most right now, however. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 49 brentford 3 liverpool 3 Burning issues after the heat of Brentford Liverpool welcome Manchester City to town for the first time since that desperate 4-1 loss to the champions in February. The winter grip had truly taken hold of Klopp’s side at the time as City took full advantage of glaring errors and no crowd to secure their first win at Anfield since 2003. “Hopefully, next time we can do it with a similar performance with spectators as Anfield with and without fans is completely different,” pep Guardiola conceded after the game. That, then, is perhaps why Liverpool will feel emboldened next weekend. The power of Anfield – a full Anfield – has often seen Guardiola’s men go on bended knee and recent history indicates that City wilt when 54,000 are packed inside that famous old stadium. City’s defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was impressive, but they are unlikely to find Liverpool in the same timid and unambitious mood as Thomas Tuchel’s men on Saturday lunchtime. Like Brentford on Saturday, it promises to be another pristine advertisement for the premier League brand. even if Klopp will be looking for wholesale improvements. By PAUL GORST After the white-knuckle ride that was Brentford, on Saturday, Liverpool now turn their attention to matters of a european nature in the first half of a busy week. It’s Sergio Conceicao’s Porto yet again for Jurgen Klopp as the reds meet them in the Champions League for the fifth time in just over threeand-a-half years. Klopp can take some comfort from the fact that his two visits to estadio Do Dragao as Liverpool boss have seen an aggregate return of 9-1. Plenty for the Liverpool analysis team to mull over then as they plot their way to six points in Group B. the Champions League contingent fly out from Liverpool John Lennon airport on Monday after Klopp has spoken to the assembled media and a light training session has been undertaken. But what are the burning issues for the reds boss to address before they fly out? Keita latest Midfield injuries have bitten at an inopportune time for Klopp. With Harvey elliott and thiago Alcantara sidelined, the reds lacked an element of control in the middle of the park on Saturday as they succumbed to the frenetic game Back line in the balance for Porto tie By IAN DOYLE Chief LFC Writer @IanDoyleSport LiverpooL extended their lead at the top of the premier League table following a six-goal thriller at Brentford on Saturday. Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Curtis Jones all scored as the reds travelled a rollercoaster before being held to a 3-3 draw. The sixth of seven games in 22 days, Liverpool continue a hectic period with their Champions League visit to porto tomorrow night. And here we look ahead to the changes Jurgen Klopp could make when his team are next in action. Defensive rotation? The Liverpool defence had a rare off-night at the weekend, leaking three goals in a premier League game for the first time since February. Alisson Becker will nevertheless expect to continue in goal in portugal while Trent Alexander- Brentford desperately wanted to draw them into. Naby Keita, though, is someone who could potentially calm things in the engine room. But, as is usually the case with the Guinea international, questions over his fitness linger. “Nothing really serious but keeps him out of the next game for sure,” was Klopp’s friday diagnosis of Keita after he was withdrawn against Norwich on tuesday after kicking the floor. “Maybe [he’ll be out] a bit longer. We have to see there as well. “It’s nothing serious but it’s obviously painful and we have to see how we deal with that.” expect an update on Keita’s condition when Klopp speaks to the press. With Manchester City to come to Anfield on Sunday, Klopp could use Below par... Andy Robertson Yoane Wissa scored Brentford’s third goal Arnold is likely to remain at rightback.However, the remainder of the back line is very much in the balance. Joe Gomez and ibrahima Konate started the first Champions League group game against AC Milan and at least one may expect to start in place of virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip given Sunday’s huge clash with Manchester City is on the horizon. all his resources this week and a returning Keita would be a big help. Defensive reaction It was a collective off-night for Liverpool’s defence at the Brentford Community Stadium. the reds shipped as many goals in 90 minutes as they had across the previous seven games. It would be harsh to be overly critical of hat had otherwise been the best backline in the league so far, but Klopp will hope that normal service is resumed in Portugal. Given their performances so far, it is easy to forget just how little football Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip have played in 2021 and that could go some way towards explaining the dip in form in west London. Both players will be redoubling their efforts to shut out the Portuguese on tuesday, if selected, but Klopp may also spring a surprise at the back. After all, he used the 3-2 win over AC Milan earlier this month to rest and rotate as Joe Gomez was recalled in place of Van Dijk. And there will be a big call to make at left-back, with Andy robertson way below par at Brentford and Kostas Tsimikas having done well in the previous two games as a starter. Central reservations With Harvey elliott and Thiago Alcantara out and doubts over Naby Keita, there is little wriggle room for Klopp in midfield. James Milner has recovered from System tweak? the final 25 minutes or so at the weekend saw Liverpool playing in an adventurous 4-2-3-1 system. It featured all four of their main attackers with Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane on the right and left wing, respectively, with roberto firmino tucked in behind Mohamed Salah. the change, which saw firmino replace Curtis Jones for his first appearance in a month, was initially set up before the midfielder rifled in Liverpool’s third, but Klopp decided to keep faith with the substitution nonetheless. “I actually think it worked really well,” Klopp said of the attacking move. “We didn’t score from the situations, but Bobby [firmino] had a few really, really good situations passing wise, giving the ball. “We had massive chances and even in the last second [there was] a big one. that was the reason. We thought we could score more goals to get a result.” It’s a formation that has been used sparingly by Klopp since Jota signed from Wolves a year ago and what it lacks in midfield control, it makes up for in attacking threat. Could it be unleashed on Porto from the start? the cold that ruled him out last week at Norwich City and could provide a solid option alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, and may open up the possibility of a change of formation to 4-2-3-1. Curtis Jones will be pressing for a third successive start after an impressive week, while Alex oxlade-Chamberlain is the other senior alternative. Bobby back The return to fitness of roberto Firmino gives Liverpool a wealth of choices at the top end of the field. Firmino will be primed to start for the first time in a month, although who would drop out isn’t immediately obvious. The Brazilian has been rotated with Diogo Jota down the middle but there is scope for Jota to switch to the left flank with Sadio Mane benched after a difficult evening at Brentford. Mohamed Salah appears a certainty, with Divock origi and Takumi Minamino waiting for another opportunity.

50 ECHO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 @LivEchoNews reaction & analysis By elliott Bretland Sports Reporter @LivEchoSport Salomon Rondon has already proved why Everton need to solve their long-standing right-back issue at the very earliest opportunity. no, really. So far he has only touched the ball 51 times in 162 minutes of Premier league football since signing for the Blues on deadline day. He is yet to score, has hit just two shots, made only 38 passes and is still returning to fitness. and yet, his presence has been absolutely vital in the wins over norwich and Burnley. You see, he is a specialist in his position. He is a centre-forward. Having played the role for 15 years, he knows where to be, fully aware of the best ways to irk and frustrate opposition defenders, how to drag them out of their zone. Some of his hold-up play might not have come off and some balls may have gone astray but body shape, stance, positioning – it is all second nature to him. So, replacing the injured dominic Calvertlewin, though Rondon is not scoring at the rate of the number nine, his selection means Everton keep their shape, their balance and maintain their functionality. The two players are at differing stages of their careers, they have different capabilities and recent scoring records but in the most basic terms, Rondon coming in for dCl is likefor-like. However, in the absence of Seamus Coleman, it has fallen on Ben Godfrey – picked ahead of Jonjoe Kenny who has been deemed surplus to requirements and had to settle for a place on the bench this weekend – to fill the void. This is not like-for-like. Godfrey is a centreback. Sure, last season, he excelled as a right-back at times when called upon. But he is a centreback. and so far this season, it has showed. Godfrey is capable of playing full-back, he can do it well, but it’s a big ask. and really, an unfair ask. Playing at the very top level is pressure enough. Especially for a club like Everton at Goodison Park where the demands are rightly sky high every single week. So imagine then the stress of playing out of your favoured position so regularly while facing the very best in the world on a weekly basis. of course, if asked, Godfrey would insist he is happy to do his bit for the team. He is a professional and an extremely talented footballer. But such a juggling act must take its toll at times. Playing at centre-back, he knows exactly what to do. at right-back, each phase of play is another adjustment for him, another learning curve, forced to constantly get to grips with a role, which no matter how many times he fills in, will feel unorthodox. against norwich, very late in the first half, it appeared Godfrey was feeling angsty as Yerry mina and allan bawled at him after norwich had been allowed in. Viewing the exchange from the stands, it seemed the defender was gesturing he was doing his best in difficult circumstances. Straight after, a short Jordan Pickford pass found its way to Godfrey who was immediately closed down. He attempted to boot the ball down the channel but it ricocheted off one of the Canaries players and the tension he was feeling must have gone up another notch as fans groaned to vent their frustration. Soon, Godfrey again had the ball and options ahead of him. Flustered after a rough few minutes, he passed it out of play. The halftime whistle came at the perfect time. Throwing players in at the deep end can certainly have a positive effect but, after Godfrey’s full-back positioning in the 3-0 defeat at aston Villa was also questioned, this being an ongoing, short-term solution to the right-back problem would be no good for his development. He needs to be allowed to fully focus on his main position, a position he can thrive and flourish in having been tipped as a future Blues captain. Everton instead need to find a specialist right-back as soon as possible. It has been well-documented that director of football marcel Brands and manager Rafa Benitez had to be frugal this summer, restricted by Financial Fair Play, but as soon as cash flow or time allows, whether it is a free transfer or a January buy, the Toffees need to Blues need to put this RIGHT rondon shows how specialist positions are key to blues’ progress get this wrapped up and the situation dealt with. Kenny and Serge aurier – still a free agent after his release from Tottenham – may not be viewed at the same level as Godfrey by the coaches or the fans, but their presence would help the balance of the team. like Rondon up front, they know the role. They are both right-backs. Positioning, shape, covering, getting forward to put crosses in, the general play, it all comes more naturally to them than it does to Godfrey. Townsend loving it as storming Everton players celebrate after Andros Townsend (right) gives them the lead from the spot By phil medlicott ANDROS TOWNSEND admits he is “loving it” at Everton and has stressed there is “so much more to come” from them after their good start to the season. The 30-year-old winger netted his fourth goal in all competitions since his July move to the club as he opened the scoring with a 29th-minute penalty in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Norwich. The victory, in which Abdoulaye Doucoure slotted home the second in the 77th minute, made it 13 points from six games so far this term for the Toffees, who are fifth in the Premier League, a point behind leaders Liverpool. Townsend, signed on a free transfer after leaving Crystal Palace, said: “You can see I’m loving it here. “I’m loving fighting it out at the right end of the table, scoring goals, getting assists (three in all competitions so far). I just need to keep working hard and long may this continue.” Townsend coolly converted the spotkick – awarded following Ozan Kabak’s challenge on Allan – past his former Newcastle team-mate Tim Krul, who had a few words with him beforehand. “It’s just mind games,” Townsend said. “I played with him at Newcastle, so he knows where I like to put my penalties. But I just remained focused, picked my spot and, thankfully, I managed to get the better of him on this occasion.” Speaking about Townsend, holder of 13 England caps, in his postmatch press conference, Everton boss Rafael Benitez said: “I knew Andros from my time at Newcastle and I kept a relationship with him. “I was surprised such a good player and professional was available. As soon as we could do something, I was in contact and he was very keen to come. “He had a couple of offers but he decided to come here, and it’s just a confirmation of what I was expecting – a player who can make the difference with his assists, his crosses, and also scoring goals now.” Having brought Benitez in as successor to Carlo Ancelotti in June, Everton have gone on to win their first three home games of a season for the MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 ECHO 51 everton 2 norwich city 0 No Pickford concern ahead of tough tests Salomon Rondon during Saturday’s win over Norwich and (inset below left) manager Rafa Benitez with Ben Godfrey tOnY MCaRDLe/efC/GettY The use of square pegs in round holes will always see a team come unstuck eventually. You might get by against bottom club Norwich with such an approach like Everton did on Saturday. But winning football matches all season long for a sustained push at Europe or a cup run? No. It won’t be possible. There are reasons Godfrey is having to play at right-back. But finding a solution to this quandary has to be a matter of urgency for Benitez and the Blues now. Get the latest Blues news to your inbox Sign up to the ECHO EFC newsletter – www. getanewsletter Blues start goes on first time since 1989. Saturday’s result was achieved with several players still unavailable due to injury, including forward pair Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison. townsend said: “We knew we had to step up – myself, Dimi (Demarai Gray), Sal (Salomon Rondon) and alex (iwobi) – while the two talismen are out injured and, thankfully, so far we’ve managed to do that. “We have to keep chipping in until we get them back, then really take stock and see how good a season we could have. “there’s so much more to come from us. Seeing our position in the table gives us confidence but until you’ve played everyone once, you can’t really look at it too much.” Rock-bottom norwich, promoted as Championship title-winners last term, are yet to claim a point this season, losing to Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester, arsenal and Watford prior to Saturday’s contest. the Canaries’ push for an equaliser at 1-0 down saw Mathias normann bring two decent saves out of Jordan Pickford and Ben Gibson just fail to connect with a header from a good position. Boss Daniel farke – who claimed the penalty decision was incorrect, and that everton’s Lucas Digne should have been given a second yellow card for a handball – said: “When i see such a performance, such unity and commitment, if you can maintain this and not let the negativity come in, then we have a great chance of securing points pretty soon. “We definitely have the players to achieve our targets, i am 100 per cent convinced of this group. “it is just important we find our momentum quicker than later. We will keep going.” By ADAM JONES Sports Reporter @adam_jones94 Rafa Benitez has confirmed the fitness of Jordan Pickford as he looked ahead to two crucial fixtures on the horizon for his everton side. the england international was back in goal for the Blues on Saturday afternoon and claimed a clean sheet as the hosts secured a 2-0 victory over norwich City at Goodison Park. Goals from andros townsend and abdoulaye Doucoure were enough to secure all three points, but one moment in the second half sparked some concern over the shot-stopper. Pickford went down on his goal-line after stretching for a cross and needed treatment, with asmir Begovic being told to warm up before the england no.1 eventually got to his feet and completed the 90 minutes. However, Benitez has confirmed that the goalkeeper is not suffering from the issue which made him miss matches against aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers. the everton boss said: “no, it was a little bit of discomfort for one ball where he had to stretch the arm. “He’s fine, so i think it’s not a big issue.” the Blues now face up to two tough matches either side of the upcoming international break. everton will travel to Manchester United, who sit level on points with Benitez’s side in the early Premier League table, before they host West Ham Jordan Pickford receives treatment on Saturday PeteR BYRne/Pa United after the break. and Benitez hopes that he can have important players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman back to “compete” in games against top sides in the future. He added: “Yeah i think that, in the end, you have to play against everyone – but it’s the time and the moment you have to play against them. “Unfortunately for us we’ve lost some players and we have to manage with the players that we have. “i’m really pleased with them, but still we have some important players missing. “We will see where we are when everyone is available, and then we can compete against these top sides and see where we are.”

EXCEPTIONAL Mohamed Salah (left) celebrates with Fabinho after his 100th Premier League for Liverpool adam davy/pa In tomorrow’s Echo... Don’t miss your free Salah 100 goals special SAL of the century all mohamed salah’s liverpool premier league goals from 1-100 8-page ECHO sopecial klopp hails salah after century – but ‘he’ll be thinking about chances he didn’t take’ in reds draw By IAN DOYLE Chief LFC Writer @IanDoyleSport Jurgen Klopp saluted the “insane” Mohamed Salah numbers that saw him reach another liverpool landmark. Salah scored his 100th premier league goal for the club when netting the reds’ second in their lively 3-3 draw at Brentford on Saturday. The egyptian became the quickest to a century in the top flight for liverpool by reaching the total in 151 games – one fewer than roger Hunt managed. Salah also moved above Sam raybould into the top 10 of the club’s all-time leading scorers with a 131st strike in all competitions. And Klopp was effusive in his praise of the forward - while joking they may have to make him a new shirt in celebration of the achievement. “Two weeks ago he scored 100 in the league, now 100 (in the league) for liverpool,” said the reds boss. “We gave him already the shirt with 100 on the back, so maybe we now have to give him another one! “But exceptional. We all know in the future when people look back, people will speak about some players in this team 100% and 100% about Mo Salah because his numbers here are insane and incredible. “But I know Mo. And he is now sitting in the dressing room and thinking about the two chances that he missed or didn’t take. “Maybe next time he will be the quickest player to score 150 goals. “It is an absolutely outstanding achievement, no doubt.” Brentford 3 Liverpool 3 /Reaction & analysis: See Pages 47-49 benitez confirms pickford is fine after injury concern/page 51 Published by Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales, a subsidiary company of Reach plc. Printed by Trinity Mirror Printing Ltd. Registered at the Post Office as a newspaper. Jordan Pickford during Everton’s win over Norwich on Saturday jan kruger/ getty Opening hearts, minds and doors Notre Dame Catholic College and Sixth Form KEEP FIT Everton 2 Norwich City 0 /Reaction & analysis: See Pages 46, 50-51 Enrolling Year 7 for September 2022 Thursday 30 September 2021 6pm - 8pm Headteachers Presentation @ 6pm and 7pm


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ADVERTISING FEATURE IMAGINE Cruising is offering an escape to some winter sun in the Canaries this December, so we take a look at exactly what’s on offer for the 12-night Canaries Sailcation, alongside exclusive performances from Russell Watson, Lulu and Jimmy Tarbuck OBE. Day 1: Embark Queen Mary 2 Arrive in Southampton and step onboard the regal Queen Mary 2, with ample opportunity to explore the decks from the elegant cabins to the bars, shops and dining venues. Sun, sand and a sensational cruise holiday Days 2-3: At Sea There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the ship’s lavish perks whether you’re tucking into the delectable Afternoon Tea served by white-gloved waiters, opting for a luxurious treatment at the spa, or enjoying some of the live evening entertainment. Day 4: Lisbon The Portuguese capital will be your first port of call. Wander through the cobbled streets and take in the colourful buildings with their terracotta roofs. Make the most of the city’s vibrant atmosphere and make sure to stop off at one CHARMING Explore the streets of Lisbon of the traditional restaurants where plates are piled high with olives, baskets of bread and bowls of arroz de feijão, rice and beans. Day 5: Cadiz This ancient port city is steeped in history, home of the Spanish naval fleet and famously raided by Sir Francis Drake in 1587. There’s incredible gothic architecture, winding medieval lanes and lively tapas bars, plus amazing flamenco performances HISTORIC Ancient port of Cadiz to be found throughout the city. Day 6: At Sea Foodies won’t be disappointed with cuisines ranging from Mexican delicacies at Aztec, to prime cuts of beef at the Steakhouse. Looking for something a little more casual? There’s a selfservice option in Kings Court that will do just the trick. Day 7: Lanzarote Lanzarote’s volcanic landscapes have long drawn intrepid explorers, but one highlight has to be Cueva de los Verdes, a famous tunnel made from a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Local architect César Manrique moulded his home into five hardened underground lava bubbles and the best part is that nowadays it’s open to the public. Day 8: Tenerife Beautiful beaches? Check. Volcanic landscapes? Check. Bustling bars and restaurants? Check. It’s no wonder Tenerife has been a firm favourite with holidaymakers for years. And now you can get a taste of the spectacular scenery and keep an eye out for the abundant marine life as you explore this breathtaking island. Day 9: Funchal, Madeira Backed by hills, the capital city of Portugal’s Madeira archipelago is famed for its harbour, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. Wander round the spectacular Botanical Garden, with its rich and DIVERSE Madiera has something for everyone PARADISE Tenerife is known for its stunning sandy beaches diverse sub-tropical flora. The western edge of the garden affords captivating views across Funchal Bay. Days 10-12: At Sea There’s plenty to keep you entertained onboard Queen Mary 2, from the lavish spa to activities including painting classes and stargazing sessions. Then, of course, there are Cunard’s famed gala balls where you can don your glitziest outfits and dance the night away in a ballroom. Day 13: Disembark Queen Mary 2 in Southampton Sadly your holiday comes to an end today, but you can be consoled by the fact you’ll have made some incredible memories. BOOK NOW: Scan the QR code Visit Or call 01793 547 621 in partnership with Imagine Cruising