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Sat 26 July 2014 - The Barry Gaulton Memorial Trophy. Upton 3 The Lache 0. Following last years defeat to the Lache by 5 goals to 4 with the Lache scoring the winner with the very last kick of the the game Upton were determined to get revenge. The Barry Gaulton Memorial Trophy was introduced 4 years ago after the sudden death of Barry whilst on holiday in Tenerife. Each year it is played between Upton AAFC and the winners of The Chester & District Premier league.This year Upton AAFC were determined to win this trophy back and on a very hot afternoon two excellent first half goals by Matty Crank put Upton in the driving seat. In a very competitive game Nathan Mapletoft sealed a convincing win with a low drive drive just inside the post midway through the second half.

Wed 27 Aug 2014 - Upton 1 Chester Nomads 4 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft. - With 8 players from Upton's first team squad unavailable it was always going to be a difficult opening game after being reinstated to Division 1. Nomads took and early lead before Upton equalised with an opportunist goal from Nathan Mapletoft. Upton then played the better football but squandered several chances before Nomads took the lead shortly before half time .More chances went begging for \Upton before Nomads increased their lead to 3 - 1. A very dubious penalty decision gave Nomads another goal to finish with a flattering 4 - 1 win. A disappointing start to Upton being reinstated to Division 1.

Sat 30 August 2014 - Upton 1 Hale 2 - scorer Chris Melia. Upton first team are still looking for their first point of the season after an extremely disappointing defeat to Hale. Upton had 65% of the game but could not turn this advantage into a victory with many missed chances. Hale lead 1-0 at half time but sub Chris Melia soon equalised for Upton before Hale Number 3 was sent off. Upton pressed hard against the ten men for the winner but squandered many chances before giving away a foul on the edge of the area from which Hale scrambled a winner.

Monday 1 September 2014 - Upton 2 Blacon 2 - scorers Like Finch, Chris Coughlin. Upton get their first point of the season. After going 2 - 0 up in the first twenty minutes it looked all over. Luke Finch put in a tireless performance as captain and scored a good goal to put Upton in front. New boy Chris Coughlin then scored to make it 2 - 0.Upton squandered several more chances before half time and should have put the game out of reach. Blacon came back strong in the second half and a very dubious penalty  after 60 mins put them back in the game.  Within 2 minutes they equalised and how Upton must have regretted those earlier missed chances. Certainly a game of two very different halves!!!

Sat 6 September 2014 - Ashville 1 Upton 2 - scorer Luke Finch (2). Seeking their first win Upton played most of the football in the first half, Ashville relying almost entirely on physical strength and long balls, easily dealt with by a resolute Upton defence. Upton were rewarded on 25 minutes with a neat Luke Finch goal created by Nathan Mapletoft. Soon their lead was cancelled out by a weak shot, which somehow went through Adam Bedford's legs. For the remainder of the first half Upton continued to play with confidence and control, Ashville failing to threaten the Upton net. The first 10 minutes of the second half saw a more determined Ashville, but after Chris Melia almost scored Luke Finch scored a second goal. More chances fell to Luke, a one on one with keeper and a 25 yard shot narrowly wide. Ashville's chance of an equaliser faded when reduced to ten men. Despite injuries to Darren Wallace, Mike Flavell and Jon Eymond-Jones and the consequent three substitutions, the whole Upton side continued to play with real composure.  Team. A.Bedford, M.Flavell, D.Wallace, J.Barrat, A.Kelly, C.Coughlin, L.Dennan, C.Melia, N.Mapletoft, L.Finch, J.Eymond-Jones. Subs; M.Scott, S.Mapletoft, J.Dennan, A.Smith 

Sat 13 September 2014 - Upton 4 Warrington Town Res 3 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft, Adam Thelwall- Wilson, Luke Finch, Matty Scott - match report to follow ...

Sat 20 September 2014 - Upton 1 West Kirby 1 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft - match report to follow..

Sat 4 October 2014 - Uberlube 0 Upton 9 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft (3), Adam Thelwall- Wilson (3), Chris Melia (2),OG - match report to follow ..

Sat 11 October 2014 - Helsby 1 Upton 2 - Scorers Nathan Mapletoft, Adam Thelwall- Wilson - match report to follow..

Sat 18 October 2014 - Cheshire AM Cup 2nd Round    - Upton 2 Hyde Res 1 - scorers - Chris Melia, Adam Thelwall-Wilson

Sat 25 October 2014 - Newton 3 Upton 0 - match report to follow ...

Sat 1 November 2014 - Upton 3 Vauxhall Motors 2 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft (3)

Sat 8 November 2014 - Pyke Cup 1st Round - Upton 1 Southport Trinity 2 - scorer Wally Wallace - match report to follow ...

Sat 15 November 2014 - Ches Am Cup Round 3 Capenhurst Villa 5 Upton 0 - match report to follow ..

Sat 22 November 2014`- South Liverpool 6 Upton 0 - match report to follow ..

Sat 29 November 2014 - Maghull 2 Upton 0 - match report to follow ....

Sat 6 December 2014 - Chester and District Snr Cup Round 2 Blacon Youth Club 0 Upton 3 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft, Chris Melia 2 - match report to follow

Sat 20 December 2014 - Upton 0 Helsby 4 - match report to follow ...

Sat 3 January 2015 - Mallaby 3 Upton 6 - scorers - Dale Higham 3, Nathan Mapletoft, Steve Rowlands, Luke Finch  - This was always going to be a tough fixture against a fit youthful Mallaby side. On a rain soaked pitch it was difficult to play good possession, passing  football. Upton had two very fast wide men in Steve Rowlands and Dale Highams who ran the Mallaby back four ragged. Upton were deservedly three nil up at half time which could have been more but for the woodwork. Mallaby were a good side and always looked capable of scoring but Uptons' speed on the break gave them a 6 - 0 lead with twenty minutes to go. Every goal was well worked and clinically finished. Mallaby did not know what had hit them! Upton made three substitutions as the legs tired and the very fit young Mallaby side hit back with three goals in the last 15 minutes to finish 6 - 3 to Upton which lifts them out of the bottom three with games in hand.

Sat 10 Jan 2015 - Upton 1 Southport Trinity 1 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft - Strong winds badly affected those games that were played on Saturday with teams fighting for vital points also having to battle the conditions.  Upton AA and Southport Trinity met at Plas Newton Lane with both sides eager to get maximum reward in an effort to lift themselves clear of the relegation zone.  Upton had the wind at their backs during the first period and almost took an early lead when Chris Melia’s effort smacked against the upright but the visitors hit back and during a spell when they forced a succession of corners, twice had shots cleared off the line.  But it was Upton who opened the scoring in the 40th minute when the ever alert Nathan Mapletoft latched onto a through ball and calmly lobbed the ball into the net. Both sides had shown enterprise prior to the interval but the 2nd period was a scrappy affair and Trinity were able to conjure up a late equalizer their overall play deserved when Upton were unable to deal with a left wing corner, allowing Ian Pritchard to force the ball home from close range.

Sat 17 Jan 2015 - Cammell Laird Res 1 Upton 0 - Cammell Laird 1907 Reserves were made to fight all the way by visitors Upton AA before claiming a vital 1-0 success.  A scrappy 1st period, when the sides cancelled each other out, was followed by an improved 2nd half showing by Lairds who twice had shots cleared off the line and also missed a spot kick.  The winning goal arrived with 14 minutes remaining when Upton keeper Adam Bedford saw his clearance hit the oncoming Danny Dixon and balloon into the net.

Sat 24 January 2015 - Upton 2 Mossley Hill Athletic 3 - scorers Chris Melia, Nathan Mapletoft. Upton started very strongly and were 2- 0 up inside twenty minutes with goals from Chris Melia and Nathan Mapletoft. They should have scored again before half time but squandered the chance. Gradually Mossley came back into the game after a blatant deliberate handball outside the area by their keeper was only shown a yellow card when everybody at the ground were waiting for the red card to be given!! Mossley scored within 2 minutes of the restart and were level after 60 minutes of play. They quickly added a third to go 3 - 2 up and Upton were unable to get back into the game. A very disappointing result after such a bright start.

7 February 2015 - West Kirby 3 Upton 2 - scorers Mike Flavell, Danny Cowle - match report to follow

14 February 2015 - Upton 0Maghull 1 - Upton remain in the relegation mix after a Dan Rickets penalty for visiting Maghull was sufficient for them to gain victory

21 February 2015 - Southport Trinity 0 Upton 5 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft 4, Mike Murray - Upton were very quick off the mark with Nathan Mapletoft scoring after 32 seconds with a great header. He quickly followed up with a further three goals before half time as Upton dominated a game they needed to win.   Try as they might Southport could not break down a resolute Upton defence and late on in the game Upton Substitute Mike Murray ran clear to rifle home a fifth for Upton. A fully deserved win.

28 February 2015 - Upton 4 Ashville 2 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft 2, Mike Flavell, Luke Finch - this was a battle against relegation. Ashville had the better of the first half but still trailed at the beak after Luke Finch forced the ball home after the Ashville rearguard failed to clear following  a set piece. The second half saw Nathan Mapletoft score twice with Mike Flavel adding a further goal. Ashville scores twice via an own goal and a strike by James Kennedy.

7 March 2015 Mossley Hill Athletic 0 Upton 3 - scorers Mike Flavell, Nathan Mapletoft (2) - An excellent deserved result. Man of the moment Nathan Mapletoft netting another two goals today, one in each half, giving him a total of eight in the last three games. Once again Mike Flavell got his name on the scorers sheet. Upton were excellent in the first half and were good value for their 2 - 0 lead at half time. Mossley Hill pressed hard in the second half to get back in the game but a resolute Upton defence held firm and Nathan Mapletoft caught them on the break late in the game to slot home and out the game out of their reach.

14 March 2015 - Vauxhall Motors 0 Upton 1 - I hope Vauxhalls do the lottery this week with their luck they must win. Upton dominated the game and were by far the better team on the day. Missed chances cost then the game and they should have been at least three goals ahead going into injury time, instead on the break Vauxhall scored the goal they never deserved. Upton should take heart from a workmanlike performance but must sharpen up where it really matters.

21 March 2015 - Hale 4 Upton 1 - scorer Alex Smith - Hale extended their winning run at the expense of Upton whose only goal was scored by Alex Smith.

28 March 2015    Upton 0 Mallaby 2 - Upton started by far the brighter of the two sides and again missed chances when they could and should have been 3 - 0 up in the first half hour. Mallaby centre forward Connor Cavanagh struck twice in a  few minutes just before half time and Upton never recovered. Upton has at least six chances to score - Mallaby had two and took them both!

1 April 2015 - Capenhurst 2 Upton 2 - Scorers Dale Higham and Nathan Mapletoft. Upton were robbed of three points by some very poor refereeing- and that is putting it mildly.

3 April 2015 - Blacon Thistle 3 Upton 6 - scorers Nathan Mapletoft (4),Jimmy Antrobus, Steve Rowlands. Upton cruised to a 5 - 1 lead early in the second half. Nathan Mapletoft was on fire with four superb goals backed up by a goal from Jimmy Antrobus. Thistle then, against the run of play, hit Upton with two goals in as many minutes before a fine effort from Steve Rowlands sealed the match at 6 - 3 with with only minutes to go.

 

 

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