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Sat 4 August 2012. Upton proved to strong for Kelsall (who had finished top of The Chester & District Premier Division) and ran out worthy winners to retain The Barry Gaulton Cup which was presented to the Upton Captain Simon Andrews by Barry Gaulton's brother Denis. The game was played in the right spirit and must have pleased new manager Andy Lloyd who has made a few new signing who all took part in this game. Upton's goals came from Simon Andrews 3, Nathan Mapletoft 2, Simon Mapletoft 1 and Darren Wallace 1.

Sat 18 August 2012. Upton 1 Marine 5. Marine started the game far quicker and were 2 goals up inside 15 minutes. Upton just did not get out of the blocks! Upton then pressed hard to get back into the game and on 30 minutes William Dodd hit a stunning free kick to the keepers bottom left giving him no chance, great shot 1 - 2. Upton kept on pressing and were unlucky not to equalise on 40 minutes with a fine Nathan Mapletoft effort. In the second half Marine increased their lead against the run of play on 55 minutes to lead 3 - 1. Nathan Freeman then replaced the injured Upton player Sam Jones and, with 32 minutes left to play, gambled by pushing up. A very good snap shot from the Marine number 9 increased their lead before a further goal with 8 minutes remaining gave the visitors a flattering 5 - 1 victory. On this showing a very strong Marine side will undoubtedly be amongst the front runners this season.

Wed 22 August. Blacon YC 2 Upton 0. With the familiar mid week non-availability of some players, considerable changes were needed in the Upton defence. The first half proved to be a typical local derby, the long early ball dominating play from both sides. Blacon, however, took the lead on ten minutes after a sequence of headers in the Upton penalty failing to clear the ball a Blacon forward scored with a header beyond the reach of Adam Bedford. The remainder of the first half passed with no scoring opportunities for either side, both teams unwilling or unable to create any passing movements and forwards chasing hurried long balls. At half time Owen Kelsey was substituted on his first start for the club, having suffered a blow to the cheek which was later confirmed as a double fracture. The second half continued as the first at it was not until the 75th minute, when Nathan Mapletoft mis-hit a half chance to the keeper, that Upton had a clear shot on goal. In the next 10 minutes Paul Broster, however, outpaced the Blacon defence down the left on three occasions and crossed but only once did the Upton attack take advantage when Simon Andrews made a diving header only straight at the keeper. In the final 20 minutes Upton had the better of the play but failed to score and from a breakaway Blacon were awarded a penalty in extra time from which they scored a second goal.    Team; Bedford, Jones, Burtenshaw, S.Finch, Lloyd, Dodd, Kelsey, Reid, Andrews, N.Mapletoft, Broster. Subs; Fellows, Dennan, Hughes, Ashbrook.

Sat 25 August. Upton 0 Vauxhall Motors Res 6. Match report to follow .... or maybe not!!!!!

Wed 29 August Christleton 3 Upton 0.  Again an extraordinary number of absentees and enforced late arrivals made for numerous team changes. The first 30 minutes were lively and competitive, but with few goal scoring chances for either side. Jonathan Saul had made one excellent save at the foot of the post from a well directed Christleton header. In the 15 minutes before half time Upton gained the upper hand and Simon Andrews volleyed narrowly over from a corner and both he again and Jareth Ashbrook failed to take advantage of chances. For the first ten minutes of the second half the same pattern continued and Todd Reid shot over from a quick break from defence and   Lewis Dennan had a shot headed off the line. From this moment Christleton took control and Jonathan Saul was kept busy defending a series of attacks. Eventually on 55 minutes after Upton lost possession in midfield, Christleton quickly broke and opened the scoring with a low drive into the far corner. Within a further 10 minutes Upton were two goals down, having failed to clear a corner from the edge of the box a ball driven low back into the area found an unmarked forward who made no mistake. Christleton's superior fitness was now obvious and their play improved throughout the second half and scored a third from a long cross. Upton's only chance later came when a Simon Andrews shot was parried by the keeper but Ryan pushed the rebound wide under a challenge.    Team; Saul, Lloyd, Cowap, Wallace, Dennan, Dodd, Ashbrook, Reid, Andrews, Fellows, Farrell. Subs; S.Mapletoft, N.Mapletoft, Antrobus.

Sat 1 September 2012. Upton 6 Hale 2. Just the start Upton needed when after 2 minutes a long ball over the top of the defence saw Nathan Mapletoft run onto a great ball to score with a fierce drive from the edge of the box giving the keeper no chance 1-0. The game sort of drifted along with neither team doing much until with 5 minutes to go before half time Nathan Mapletoft again ran onto a great ball to slot home beyond the advancing keeper, 2-0. Hale then pulled one back on the strike of half time when their number 7 Spencer Douglas slotted one home from the edge of the box, 2-1 at half time. Nathan Mapletoft completed his hat trick five minutes into the second half when he rounded the keeper to tap home, 3-1. After 60 minutes Hale substitute Sean Calland made it 3-2 game on! Simon Andrews restored Upton's 2 goal advantage after 70 minutes with a fine header 4-2. 5 minutes later a great knock from Louis Dennan was brilliantly headed home by Simon Andrews for his second of the match, 5-2. With only 5 minutes remaining substitute Sam Stallwood made it 6-2 tapping home after good work from Simon Andrews, 6-2. A well needed and deserved victory. Upton Scorers: Nathan Mapletoft 3 Simon Andrews  2 Sam Stallwood 1

Wed 5 September 2012. Upton 0 Nomads 0. The first 30 minutes were scrappy and indecisive with neither side able to retain possession for any period. Neither keeper was troubled. The first opportunity followed a driven cross from the bye line into the six yard box by Nathan Mapletoft but Tom Fellows just failed to make contact with the Nomad's defence beaten. Nomad's soon replied when a weak defensive Upton header fell to a forward who was judged offside. Goalmouth incidents continued to be few until from an Upton corner the ball was hooked under the bar from close range only to be headed off the line. At the opening of the second half when a Nomad's long ball was allowed to bounce through the very middle of the Upton defence ,the Nomad's forward shot wide squandering an easy opportunity. Then followed chances for Upton to take a lead, a Paul Broster excellent cross led to a Simon Andrews diving header but over the bar. Within 5 minutes Simon Andrews lobbed the advancing keeper towards an empty net only for a retreating defender to clear off the line. The match continued with much effort from both sides to secure a win but with possession too frequently lost. A narrow escape on the Upton goal line in the final minutes, with the Linesman well placed to judge, was the last goalmouth incident.   Team; Saul, S.Mapletoft, Cowap, Lloyd, Wallace, Reid, Dennan, Fellows, Andrews, N.Mapletoft, Broster. Subs; Ashbrook, Hughes, Crank.

Sat 8 September 2012. Ashville 2 Upton 1. Scorer Andy Lloyd. A dream start for Upton as after 3 minutes they were awarded a free kick just inside their own half. A brilliantly taken free kick floated dangerously into the box and Andy Lloyd drifted onto it flicking it past the outstretched keeper for a great goal. After twenty minutes Ashville equalised when their number 7 hit an unstoppable first time volley from 15 yards. Ashville edged the rest of the half but the score remained 1-1 as the players were very glad to hear the whistle on a very hot afternoon. Ashville were awarded a very dubious penalty 5 minutes into the second half with most people at the ground wondering why? The Upton keeper did well to get a hand to it but unfortunately couldn't keep it out. 2-1 to Ashville. Ashville then took control of the game and but for some great goalkeeping by Johnny Saul prevented them going further ahead. As players tired in the heat Upton bought on two subs and suddenly the game turned and chances started to come their way. Upton should have been awarded a blatant penalty as Nathan Mapletoft was fouled, everybody saw it, the players, both benches only the referee decided it was not a penalty!! A miscarriage of justice which should have given Upton the opportunity to equalise!! Despite their disappointment Upton pressed forward and had three clear chances to have got something from the game, but all to no avail. After the game everybody was asking the 2 penalty incidents and even Ashville agreed the referee made 2 very bad mistakes which saved Ashville but cost Upton dearly!!

Sat 15 September 2012. Cheshire Senior Cup Atlantic 0 Upton 6. Scorers; Nathan Mapletoft 2, Tom Fellows 2, Dinu Maghici 1 and Todd Reid 1.Upton had the better of the early exchanges and went close on several occasions. Just when you thought are we ever going to score Nathan Mapletoft made a great solo run after 38 minutes to put Upton ahead at half time. It should really have been 3 or 4 up.Twenty minutes into the second half Upton's fitness started to show as Atlantic ran out of steam and Nathan Mapletoft ran on to tap home after a Tom fellows shot had been parried by the keeper. Five minutes later Upton broke away and a precision pass from Nathan Mapletoft left Tom Fellows with a simple tap in. A great run down the right by full back Dinu Maghici left him clear to crash the ball into the top far corner giving the keeper no chance. Tom Fellows rattled in number 5 as Atlantic flagged and Todd Reid hit a screamer from outside the box to finish the game off at 6 - 0.Simon Andrews came on for Louis Dennan after 75 minutes and on another day could easily have got a hat trick. A very good second half performance from Upton.

Sat 22 September 2012. Newton 2 Upton 1. Scorer Simon Andrews. Someday soon Upton may just get the rub of the green!!! They most certainly deserved to get something out of this game. Nathan Mapletoft exposed their defence with two early efforts. Simon, his brother, then hit an absolute screamer that somehow the keeper managed to get his fingertips to and onto the bar. Upton certainly had the better of the early exchanges. Nathan Mapletoft had to come off after 20 minutes (hamstring) and was replaced by Simon Andrews who went very close on 40 minutes. Paul Broster then had the keeper stretching to push round the post and from the corner a Newton defender somehow managed to head off the line and out to safety. With everybody at the ground suddenly looking in total disbelief the referee awarded Newton a penalty, nobody from either team could believe it or even knew what it was for!!1 Adam Bedford saved the penalty only to see on onrushing player tap home a very soft goal, 1-0 to Newton, totally against the play. The referee was asked during the interval, neither of his assistants saw anything but apparently an Upton played "clipped" a Newton player who went on before the Upton keeper saved at his feet! If there was this infringement then why was no Upton player booked and sent off as the Newton player was clean through?? Nobody would answer this question!!!This made Upton even more determined and they came out for the second half determined to get back in the game. 5 minutes later the scores were level when Simon Andrews went past the defender and slotted home past a helpless keeper. Nothing more than they deserved. Upton used Will Kelly after 68 minutes coming on for Sam Jones to push forward. With 15 minutes left Loius Dennan narrowly missed with the ball just going the wrong side of the far post, Newton breathed a sigh of relief. A cruel twist of fate saw Newton get a winner with 1 minute to go, a goal that I am sure they will feel lucky to have got. A draw would have been a fair result. Hopefully Uptonís "rub of the green" will change and maybe a few dubious decisions will go their way for a change. In the last two games some very poor decisions have meant nil points when 2-4 points were certainly deserved.

Sat 29 September 2012. Southport Trinity 3 Upton 4. Scorers Tom Fellows (2), Todd Reid (2). A cautious start on an unfamiliar 4G surface and big pitch, with five in midfield, led to an uneventful first 20 minutes. However, Southport took the lead after a break down the right a first time cross and a shot from close range. Within two minutes Dinu Maghici pushes well forward and shoots from 25 yards only to see his shot beat the keeper but hit the crossbar and rebound to safety. Soon Upton do equalize after a neat interchange between Sean Finch and Todd Reid who scores breaking decisively from midfield. Southport reply within a minute to take a 2-1 as the defence back off allowing a cross and shot from close range. Just before half time Andy Lloyd almost equalizes with a header just over from the edge of the six yard box and Dave Burtenshaw is forced to retire after attempting to run off an earlier ankle injury. Tom Fellows is pushed up front to join Simon Andrews and Mike Hughes drops from mid-field to left back.The second half is barely 5 minutes old when Southport are awarded a penalty and score despite an excellent attempt to save by Adam Bedford. With a 3-1 lead Southport play for 10 minutes with increasing confidence but without threatening the Upton goal. On 25 minutes into the second half Todd Reid again drives forward and scores with a well placed shot past a beaten keeper. For the remainder of the second half all eleven Upton players enjoy their best period of the game. A move down the left from defence involving quick passes between Lloyd ,Hughes and Broster who crosses only for Tom Fellows to hit the post from close range, the ball rebounding into the keeper's arms. He is soon to make amends with a goal from another Paul Broster cross. Now a win becomes possible and Sean Finch volleys over. Finally Upton are rewarded with a poor mis-kicked attempted clearance by the Southport keeper leaving Tom Fellows unchallenged to score a winner. A touch of good fortune after a few undeserved narrow defeats made possible in part by Andy Lloyd and Simon Andrews playing with knocks which might have kept others on the bench. Team; Bedford, Maghici, Lloyd, S.Mapletoft, Burtenshaw (sub Fellows), Hughes, Finch, Reid, Jones, Broster, Andrews. Subs; Freeman, Nicholson.

Sat 6 October 2012. Upton 3 Uberlube 0 - Chester Senior Cup 1st Round. Scorers Tom Fellows, Todd Reid, Jamie McElwaine

Sat 13 0ctober 2012. Upton 0 Christleton 1 - match report to follow

Sat 20 October 2012. Upton 5 Helsby 1 - Chester Senior Cup 2nd round. Scorers Tom Fellows, Nathan Mapletoft (2), Todd Reid, OG. Upton took an early lead through Tom Fellows and after 15 minutes Nathan Mapletoft struck to make it 2-0. On the half hour a perfect Paul Broster low cross was deftly headed in by Nathan Mapletoft to make it 3-0. Just before halftime a 30 yard free kick from Todd Reid was blasted on the rise into the roof of the net 4-0. The second half started rather slowly with very little action at either end until Helsby's Stephen O'Brien pulled one back with a fierce drive from outside the box, 4-1 after 60 minutes. Following an Upton free kick a Helsby defender unfortunately conceded an own goal leaving the final score as an emphatic win by Upton 5-1.

Sat 27 October 2012. Heswall 5 Upton 0. The first half hour passed without any major incident until Heswall had a free kick on the edge of the box which was taken by Heswallís number 10 who hit a fierce free kick, driven hard and low which beat the Upton wall and the keeper. Heswall sent over a great cross which was met by their number 8 who scored with a blistering header. Just on half time Heswall scored again to give them an undeserved 3-0 interval lead. It was a similar story in the second half. With twenty minutes to go and the score still at 3 - 0 Upton badly needed a goal to get back into the game. Unfortunately Heswall scored 2 more goals late on to flatter them 5-0. The big difference Heswall took almost every chance they had, Upton didn't.

Sat 3 November 2012. Chester Nomads 4 Upton 3. Scorers -- Simon Andrews, Sean Finch, Todd Reid. Both sides struggled in the opening ten minutes to establish any supremacy until a corner from the right led to a soft goal for the Nomads. This lead was increased on twenty minutes from a direct free kick which defeated the wall and keeper and flew into the top corner. Within five more minutes Nomads went three up from a penalty. Despite this poor start Upton continued to push forward and were rewarded with a fine shot from twenty yards into the roof of the net by Simon Andrews, following a clever through ball by Nathan Mapletoft. The first half ended at 3-1 despite a strong Upton appeal for a penalty which was rewarded only with a corner. The second half opened with Upton pressing for a second goal without reward and any recovery seemed unlikely when Joel Worrall was sent off for a second bookable offence. Down to ten men Upton enjoyed their best period of the match and Sean Finch scored a second from inside the area. Nevertheless before Nathan Mapletoft was denied by a fine save, Nomads had hit the post from a corner. With only ten minutes remaining Todd Reid scores the equaliser from just outside the box. Unwilling with ten men to settle for a draw, Upton continued to push forward and anxiety spread through the Nomads side. However, with time almost up Upton conceded a fourth goal and the strong second half performance, with a man short, was all in vain. Team, Saul, Worrall, Hughes, Wallace, S.Mapletoft, Finch, Broster, Reid, Fellows, N.Mapletoft, Andrews. Subs. Maghici, Jones, Pulford, Farrell.

Sat 10 November 2012. Pyke Cup 1st Round - Upton 0 West Kirby 4. Upton AAFC just did not turn up for the first 25 minutes and found themselves 4 - 0 down with 2 goals from Mike McGra  and a goal apiece from Terry Cottgrave and Chris Barrow. By the time Upton woke up it was all over! The second half showed a much improved performance but no more goals from either team left Upton extremely disappointed at their slow start. They must learn to start from the first whistle not halfway through a game!!

Sat 24 November 2012. Cheshire Cup Poynton 3 Upton 4, Scorers - Andrews 2 (1 pen), Maghici, Finch. In this the 3rd round of the Cheshire Amateur Cup, Poynton generously agreed to give up home advantage, their own pitch being unplayable, and switch the match to The County Sports Club.  A substantially changed Upton eleven started hesitantly and a physically stronger and more mature Poynton team took the lead within 10 minutes of the start. A quick break from midfield and cross from the left was driven in from the edge of the area unchallenged. Within a minute Upton equalised in their first real threat to the Poynton defence, when a clever cross along the floor from Nathan Mapletoft found Simon Andrews unmarked well inside the box for a simple score. Poynton, however, continue to be the more threatening side and Jonathan Saul is forced to save a header at an unmarked far post at point blank range. On 25 minutes Poynton score a second goal. An Upton attacking free kick is cleared quickly and an Upton defence more intent on scoring than defending is found wanting against a quick Poynton break. On 40 minutes Poynton take a 3-1 lead with a free kick from the edge of the area which defeats the defensive wall and leaves the Upton keeper just failing to save at the foot of a post. It is on the stroke of half time that perhaps determines the outcome of the game. A Poynton player blatantly handles on the goal line denying a goal, leaving the referee no option but to show a red card. The resultant penalty by Simon Andrews is driven hard but almost straight at the keeper who saves well. For the first 15 minutes of the second half Upton fail to take much advantage of playing against ten men, but are then awarded a second penalty which this time Simon Andrews places calmly into the corner. With Mike Hughes and Tom Fellows substituting Upton gain increasing territorial advantage, but still unable to score an equaliser. Too often shots are impatiently hit from distance and long balls played in the air to a defence mostly dominant in the air. With only 5 minutes remaining and Upton in danger of loosing to 10 men Dinu Maghici from right full back pushes up towards the edge of the opponent's area and from 30 yards hits an absolute screamer into the far top corner of the net. In the first period of extra time Upton attack repeatedly but the ten of Poynton defend stubbornly and possession is often impatiently lost. The second half of extra time opens with a save from a Nathan Mapletoft header and a deft turn and shot saved at the same near post also from Nathan. Finally with the prospect of deciding penalties, Sean Finch scores with a remarkable free kick from the edge of the penalty area around the wall and into the top corner. Only two outstanding individual third and fourth goals ensured a win. Team; Saul, Maghici, Nicholson, S.Mapletoft, Cossins, Worrell, Pulford, Finch, Andrews, N.Mapletoft, Kelsey. Subs; Hughes, Fellows, Reid.

Sat 1 December 2012. Hale 8 Upton 0. Match report to follow - or maybe not!

Sat 8 December 2012. Cammel Laird Res 2 Upton 3.Scorers ... Dennan, Wallace, Kelsey. A great performance by Upton after last week. The manager made a few changes and everybody played their part in an excellent result. After weathering the first ten minutes of pressure Upton settled and were playing the better football. They were rewarded after 17 minutes with a well taken goal slotted past the keeper by Lewy Dennan. On the half hour a blatant dive by Llaird's number 7 conned the referee and he awarded a penalty which surprised everybody on both sides. They duly scored to level the scores. With five minutes to go before half time following Upton pressure a corner was met by Wally Wallace whose bullet header gave their keeper no chance. With only a minute of the half left man of the match Owen Kelsey beat the keeper from outside the box with a very clever lob to give Upton a well deserved 3-1 lead at half time. Llairds came at Upton as expected in the second half but were unable to penetrate a very resolute midfield and defence until there were only four minutes left they managed to score their second. Upton held on and thoroughly deserved this win.

Sat 12 January 2013. Cheshire Amateur Cup Upton 1 Heswall 4. Goal scorer Owen Kelsey.  This the first match since the 8th of December saw the 1st team facing Heswall in the quarter final of the Cheshire Amateur Cup. The opening 20 minutes were even with Upton enjoying more possession than the visitors without ever threatening the Heswall goal. However, Heswall took the lead from a corner headed back from the far post to the centre of the six yard line and a second unchallenged header over the head of Adam Bedford in goal. Ten minutes later a harsh decision led to a Heswall free kick on the very edge of the Upton penalty area. The free kick was driven past the wall into the corner of the net for a second goal. The remainder of the first half yielded no real opportunities for Upton as Simon Andrews ploughed a lonely furrow up front with little support and the taller Heswall defenders proved dominant in the air. Ten minutes into the second half Heswall scored a third goal and ended any prospect of a close result. This time a cross from the right along the ground, following a quick break down the left of the defence, found an opposition mid- fielder one on one and able to volley into the top corner. At this time Todd Reid was forced to retire injured for Nathan Mapletoft to substitute. Now with two up front Upton began to threaten a confident defence slightly more. However, on 60 minutes Heswall proved their superiority in the air in attack and defence again with a headed goal from a long free kick. To their credit the firsts persisted and were rewarded with a goal from Owen Kelsey whose shot, from just inside the penalty area, passed a couple of defenders into the net. Team; Bedford, Newman, Hughes, Wallace, Maghici, Fellows, S.Finch, Reid, Kelsey, Broster, Andrews.      Subs; N.Mapletoft, S.Mapletoft, L.Finch. 

Sat 2 February 2013. Upton 3 Ellesmere Port 0. Scorers Nathan Mapletoft 2 Simon Andrews. After 3 weeks without football both teams struggled to find their form and it was all a bit scrappy. Then after 30 mins following a free kick Nathan Mapletoft headed home to give Upton the lead. Then on 40 minutes a Tom Fellows through ball left Simon Andrews to slot home from close range giving the keeper no chance. Ellesmere Port started the second half stronger and put the Upton team under a bit of pressure before another great through ball from Tom Fellows set up Nathan Mapletoft who increased the lead to 3-0 with a clever lob over the keeper. Upton should really have won this a lot easier with Nathan Mapletoft, Simon Andrews and Tom Fellows all missing chances.

Sat 16 February 2013. Upton 0 Cammel Laird Res 1 - match report to follow ....

Sat 23 February 2013 Ellesmere Port 1 Upton 3. Scorers Darren Wallace, Tom Fellows, Nathan Mapletoft. After two early misses Upton finally took a deserved lead on fifteen minutes with a great header from Darren Wallace. For the rest of the half Upton controlled the game and should have been at least three goals up, hitting the post, the crossbar and missing two one on ones. Ellesmere Port took control after the interval and Upton paid the penalty for those earlier misses when their centre half, K Dailey, drilled the ball home from outside the area on 65 minutes. Somehow this appeared to shake Upton into action who were back level inside two minutes when Tom Fellows beat the offside trap to restore Uptonís lead. Soon after following a great solo run by Sean Finch who then slotted an inch perfect pass to Nathan Mapletoft who swivelled and hit the ball past the keeper to make it 3-1 to Upton. Game over. 

Sat 2 March 2013. Marine Res 2 Upton 3 - scorers Simon Andrews, Tom Fellows, Nathan Mapletoft. Simon Andrews deservedly put Upton ahead after 10 minutes following a great through ball from Owen Kelsey. Upton should have increased their lead but Simon Andrews one on one with the keeper was well saved. After 25 minutes were awarded a penalty following some sloppy defending which pulled the score back to one each. Marine went ahead after 35 minutes again following a defensive blunder but Upton hit back after 40 minutes when a superb through ball from Nathan Mapletoft was met by Tom Fellows to bring the game back to 2- 2. In the second half it was Simon Andrews turn to pierce the Marine defence with a great ball for Nathan Mapletoft to put Upton into the lead 3-2. Upton were comfortable for the rest of the game and deserved their 3-2 victory.

Sat 9 March 2013. Upton 6 Waggon and Horses 3 - scorers Simon Andrews, Owen Kelsey (3), Nathan Mapletoft, Darren Wallace. AN OWEN KELSEY HAT-TRICK SEES UPTON THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINALS! A cross from player manager Todd Reid gave Upton an early lead after 4 minutes as it was sweetly met by a Darren Wallace header, 1-0. Sloppy defending allowed Waggon back into the game on 10 minutes with a close range shot 1-1.Upton then had three excellent chances to increase their lead but squandered them all. A deliberate handball by a Waggon defender on the goal line gave the referee no option but to red card the offender and Simon Andrews scored to put Upton ahead from the penalty spot 2-1 on 22 minutes. Upton continued to dominate but their finishing was poor until half time. Ten minutes into the second half Owen Kelsey scored to increase Upton's lead to 3-1 but within 3 minutes Waggon pulled one back 3-2. Owen Kelsey scored again for Upton from close range on 65 minutes to make it 4-2. Waggon fought back and you would never had thought they only had ten men when they scored to make it 4-3 on 65 minutes. Upton immediately struck back with Owen Kelsey making it 5-3 to Upton and Nathan Mapletoft finished off the scoring in the dying seconds to make it 6-3 to Upton.

Sat 16 March 2013. Upton 1 West Kirby 0. Scorer Nathan Mapletoft. One of the best defensive games played by Upton in a long time. Man of the Match Darren Wallace and Mark Thomson were both outstanding. After just two minutes Upton's Owen Kelsey saw his tremendous volley finger-tipped onto the bar by the Kirby keeper, a great shot and a great save. On ten minutes a vicious first time volley from Nathan Freeman whistled just over the bar. So far Upton had the better chances but could not find the net, then on forty minutes Nathan Mapletoft seized onto a dreadful back pass by the West Kirby full - back to slot past the despairing keeper. A half time lead Upton thoroughly deserved. West Kirby piled on the pressure in the second half but the Upton defence stood firm. Two very dubious off sides robbed Upton of further chances and in the 80th minute Nathan Mapletoft went very close with the keeper once again beaten. West Kirby came again but Upton withstood the onslaught until the final whistle. Great game, great result for Upton to beat one of the leagues front runners.

Wed 3 April 2013. Upton 4 Blacon Youth Club 2 - scorers Owen Kelsey, Tom Fellows, Nathan Mapletoft , OG - match report to follow ....

Sat 6 April 2013. Mossley Hill 1 Upton 3 - scorers Simon Andrews 2 Tom Fellows 1 - match report to follow ....

Wed 10 April 2013. West Kirby 3 Upton 1 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft - match report to follow

Sat 13 April 2013. Upton 2 Maghull 4 - scorer Nathan Mapletoft 2 - match report to follow.

Mon 15 April 2013. Upton 2 Heswall 2 - scorer Darren Wallace 2. Heswall went ahead after just 4 minutes when their number 8 headed home from a corner. The teams were evenly matched for the rest of the half and at half time Upton trailed by that one goal. Three minutes into the second half Paul Broster who was having a good game and causing Heswall a few problems was upended in the penalty area and Darren Wallace stepped up to take the penalty 1-1. Upton then were the better team and against the run of play should have cleared their lines with 4 minutes remaining but Heswall's number 7 stabbed home to give them the lead 1-2. On eighty nine minutes following a great free kick by Simon Mapletoft man of the match Darren Wallace with a bullet header equalised for Upton 2-2 nothing more than they deserved.

Wed 17 April 2013. Upton 0 Ashville 1. A sloppy back pass after just two minutes allowed Ashville's Timmy Bigland to slot home to give them a very early advantage. Upton then had far more of the play and the better chances for the rest of the half but were unable to find the equaliser. Two fine saves from the Ashville keeper ensured that the half time score remained 0-1 at half time. The second half started in much the same vain with Upton taking control of the game but unable to score. An early one on one with the keeper should have been buried but again the keeper made a save. Upton were then awarded a penalty following a handball and Simon Andrews stepped up to see his effort saved by the keeper, another chance goes begging!  A Paul Broster shot was pushed onto the post by the keeper nothing seemed to be going for Upton as chance after chance was squandered. Upton had a great chance to get 3 much needed points but unfortunately did not take their chances and it finished 1-0 to the visitors. A result that should never have been with Upton's keeper Adam Bedford having the quietest night of his season. Very disappointing.

Sat 20 April 2013. Vauxhall Motors Res 4 Upton 2. Scorers Nathan Mapletoft. Dinu Maghici. The match opened with a Vauxhall goal in the first minute, John Saul the only Upton player to touch the ball. Vauxhall's dominance of possession continued for the next 10 minutes, but gradually Upton came into the game until a defender caught in possession left the Vauxhall forward through on his own to score a second on 25 minutes. After such a hesitant start Upton improved and Sean Finch, Dinu Maghici and Simon Andrews all had chances to score before half time. Ten minutes into the second half Upton opened their score following a deliberate lob from Simon Andrews to Nathan Mapletoft to stoop and head in from close range. Half chances followed as Upton enjoyed more territory but an unfortunate own goal on 70 minutes left too much to do. Undaunted the side continued to compete and were rewarded with a goal from close range from Dinu Maghici pushing forward to give some hope at 3 - 2.Nathan Mapletoft was narrowly wide with a shot 3 minutes from time, but in the final minute Vauxhall broke and scored a fourth as Upton threw everyone forward in an attempt to score the equaliser. At 4 - 2 Upton had paid the penalty for a poor start.

Mon 22 April 2013. Upton 1 Newton 0. Scorer Tom Fellows. With Newton "not mathematically safe" and Upton desperate for the points it was a very nervous start by both teams with Upton looking slightly the better team. After about 15 minutes there was an horrendous clash between Upton's centre forward and Newton's keeper (later to find out who was their manager) and unfortunately Nathan Mapletoft was taken to hospital with suspected rib damage and concussion. The referee awarded Upton a free kick on the edge of the area following this incident and then surprised everybody by not even speaking to the keeper let alone produce what could easily have been a red card. The rest of the half continued with Upton playing the better football but unable to score. Soon after the start of the second half Upton took a deserved lead when the ever threatening Tom Fellows fired one in from outside the box giving the keeper no chance. The rest of the half was really end of season stuff with Upton holding on to deserve the victory 1 - 0 and getting three much needed points in their pursuit of Division 1 survival.

Wed 24 April 2013. Maghull 2 Upton 2. Scorers Lewis Dennan, Tom Fellows. Upton opened with a goal in 4 minutes when Tom Fellows calmly lobbed the advancing keeper. The match continued without incident until Maghull were awarded a penalty when a shot from the edge of the box hit Darren Wallace on the point of the shoulder turning only a few feet from the striker. To the surprise of all players and spectators the referee then produced a red card and Upton were reduced to ten men after only 15 minutes. This error was compounded just before half time when a Maghull defender was shown a red card also for a trip on Henry Nicholson pushing forward down the left wing. A minute before half time Lewis Dennan scores with a well placed shot to give  Upton a lead at 2- 1.The second half with both sides down to ten men is competitive but with few obvious chances for either side. Todd Reid and Nathan Mapletoft both are outstanding. Finally with only 5 minutes remaining Maghull score a second goal, the match to finish 2 - 2. 

Sat 27 April 2013. Upton 2 Mossley Hill Athletic 0. Scorers Simon Andrews, Owen Kelsey. Upton went ahead after just 62 seconds with Simon Andrews heading home a great goal from a long free kick giving the keeper no chance at all. Although several more chances were missed Upton should have been three or four up at half time. Upton then got their second after 62 minutes when Owen Kelsey tapped home following a brilliant headed knock back from Nathan Mapletoft. The rest of the half was rather scrappy but Upton held on to take three valuable points which means Monday nightís game is vital to their division one survival. They must not lose to Southport Trinity, a win or draw sees them ok!! 

Mon 29 April 2013. Upton 1 Southport Trinity 4. Scorer Simon Andrews (penalty). In this the last league match match of the season the two sides facing relegation were matched. Upton open with a chances in the first 15 minutes but fail to score. Within minutes a series of passes and a cross down the Southport left causes confusion in the Upton defence and a loose ball is tapped in for an opening goal. Upton for the remainder of the first half enjoy their best period of the match. Owen Kelsey shoots wide from the edge of the box. Simon Mapletoft just misses with an unchallenged header from a free kick. Joel Worrall is narrowly wide with a shot from inside the box. Five minutes before half time a penalty is awarded for hand ball inside the box and Simon Andrews equalises. In the second half  Upton look fatigued and a Southport take advantage with a second goal on 65 minutes and a miss from point blank range soon after. The score becomes 3-1 with 20 minutes left to play and the absence of key players is now obvious. Nathan Mapletoft  battling as ever hits a post, but a stronger Southport side score a fourth. The end to a season where a fixture list is so congested in April as to ignore common sense. 

Thursday 2 May 2013. Upton 4 Deva 1 - Chester Senior Cup.  In this the semi-final of the Chester Senior Cup the opening 25 minutes find neither side able to keep possession for any period, but Deva are obviously going to offer a real challenge to a tired  Upton side with notable absentees. However Nathan Mapletoft opens the scoring with a typically outstanding overhead kick. Soon after Simon Andrews shoots wide having outpaced the defence. Other chances follow when Henry Nicholson attacks down the left and crosses to Tom Fellows who miss kicks wide. Simon Andrews cuts in from the right for Nathan Freeman also to miss hit over the bar. Deva then score direct from a free kick on the edge of the box to equalise and remind Upton they are still in the match. However, in the second half Upton improve and following a trip on Nathan Mapletoft in the penalty area Simon Andrews scores from the spot. A third goal follows when Owen Kelsey finds Simon Andrews who volleys into the corner of the net. Finally on 86 minutes Simon Mapletoft scores a fourth from a free kick 25 yards out, defeating the wall and the keeper.

Monday 6 May 2013. Upton 1 Blacon 1 - Chester Senior Cup. Blacon win 4 - 3 on penalties.  Upton opened this, the final, at the Deva Stadium with a shot from Tom Fellows narrowly over the crossbar on 4 minutes. Both sides were cautious for several minutes until a cross from Simon Andrews again to Tom Fellows was missed from close range. Until 30 minutes the Upton defence had remained untroubled, but then following a corner Blacon took the lead. The corner was headed against the Upton post and rebounded to be scrambled in from close range. Within 5 minutes Upton had equalised. Tom Fellows chased a long ball for it to fall to Simon Andrews who from the edge of the box placed the ball calmly into the far corner. The second half began as the first with few goal scoring chances for either side until on 65 minutes after a brief spell of pressure a Blacon shot was only just wide. It was in the final quarter of the match when Upton failed to make the most of obvious chances to take a lead. The Blacon keeper made a decisive block when one on one with Simon Andrews. Nathan Mapletoft worked a shot from 20 yards but straight at the keeper. The final chance fell to Tom Fellows on 86 minutes, having outpaced the defence and faced by the advancing keeper his shot was wide. Blacon were not finished either and in the closing minutes of normal time had a header from a corner headed off the line and a fierce shot just wide. The first period of extra time, as both sides tired, was notable only when Blacon hit a post following a corner. In the second period of extra time following a free kick from the edge of the box the tireless Nathan Mapletoft was wide with a diving header. Blacon replied with a powerful drive which Adam Bedford was only able to parry and the rebound was struck wide. In the final moments a miss-kick by the Blacon keeper might have led to a goal and the last Upton shot fell to Mike Flavell with a shot from distance that troubled the keeper. The penalty shoot out decided the match in Blacon's favour as the Upton volunteers had two penalties saved. Team; Bedford, Flavell, S.Mapletoft, J.Worrall, H.Nicholson, N.Freeman, O.Kelsey, N.Mapletoft, P.Broster, S.Andrews, T.Fellows. Subs; M.Hughes, S.Finch, L.Dennan, D.Maghici, J.Saul.

Reserves 2012/2013

Sat 18 August 2012. Marshalls Res 2 Upton Res 1.  Scorer Will Kelly - match report to follow ....

Monday 20 August 2012. Upton Res 2 Capenhurst 6. With numerous players unavailable the Reserves just managed to field eleven. Yet on 5 minutes took the lead with a Vidal Spaine flicked header from a corner. However, within a few minutes Capenhurst equalised only for Upton to take the lead again with a fierce shot again from Vidal Spaine. Once more Capenhurst equalised within 7 minutes, and quickly took a 3 -2 after an Upton defensive error. In the second half Capenhurst proved quicker to everything and scored three more goals including a penalty to run out convincing winners. Team; Saul, Hughes, Smith, Antrobus, McElwaine, Freeman, Reid, Fellows, Ashbrook, N.Mapletoft, Spaine.

Sat 25 August 2012. South Liverpool Res 3 Upton Res 1 - scorer Will Kelly - match report to follow

Tues 28 August 2012. Christleton Res 7 Upton Res 2 - scorer Nathan Freeman (2). Within 5 minutes of the kick off Christleton took a 2 goal lead from which the Upton side never recovered. First a Christleton forward drifted through the entire defence unchallenged for Martin Shimmin to parry the first shot only for a simple tap in of the loose ball. A long through ball split the static defence for a second goal. The Reserves were not without chances of their own but Nathan Freeman failed to take advantage. On 17 minutes another defensive slip resulted in a third goal for the opposition. However, the Reserves straightaway scored after a clever through ball from Ryan Farrell to Nathan Freeman who this time made no mistake. Christleton, quicker all over the pitch, took a 4-1 lead before half time when a ball lost in midfield was driven into the net from the edge of the box. The second half began much brighter for the Reserves and 2 half chances fell to Ryan Farrell in the opening minutes, but yet again a long ball defeated the defence for a fifth Christleton goal. The pattern of defensive frailty continued leading to two further goals and the only Upton response was a scrambled goal in the six yard box from Ryan Farrell. The defeat proved that if you miss pre-season training you cannot compete.  Team; Shimmin, Williams, Cossins, Smith, Kelly, Reid, Stallwood, McElwaine, Farrell, Freeman, Finch. Subs; Cowap, Wallace, Fellows.

Sat 1 September 2012. Hale Res 6 Upton Res 1 .... Upton's scorer was an own goal - match report to follow

Mon 3 September 2012. Upton Res 3 Chester Nomads Res 1 - scorers Luke Finch, Jamie McElwaine, Henry Nicholson. After a bad tackle on the edge of the box by a Nomads defender, Upton player Luke Finch hit a fierce free kick low into the bottom left corner giving the keeper no chance to give Upton a deserved lead after 20 minutes. Tom Taverner equalised for Nomads on 35 minutes after a defensive error left him a simple tap in. Chances were few and far between and it remained 1-1 at half time. Nomads should have taken the lead 2 minutes into the second half when one of their forwards blazed over the bar from close range, this let off was to prove costly and shortly after Jamie McElwaine hit the post before it was scrambled away to safety. Jamie McElwaine did better next time when he broke through to pin point his shot past the advancing Nomads keeper into the far bottom corner, a cracking goal at 53 minutes 2-1.  Upton bought on substitute and new signing Henry Nicholson who very quickly made an impact with a simple tap in at the far post after 65 minutes. Soon after, Nomads were awarded a dubious penalty which was brilliantly saved by Jonny Saul in goal. Captain and man of the match Pat Walsh was outstanding at the centre of Upton's defence as he led his team to a very well deserved first 3 points of the season.

 I had two reports for this match here is another view:

Having used 25 different players, only 2 of whom played in all six opening fixtures, the Reserves finally won this match against local rivals the Nomads Reserves. This, however, again required two new signings on the night of the fixture and only one substitute was available. The match opened without much goalmouth incident until on ten minutes a long ball put Jamie McElwaine clear of the last defender only to snatch at a shot past the post. Nevertheless on 20 minutes the Reserves take the lead when Luke Finch drives a free kick from the edge of the penalty area past a wall into the corner of the net. Nomads almost equalise within minutes when a speculative lob into the box is met with a stumble from a defender, but the forward shoots over with the keeper exposed. Within 15 minutes of Upton taking the lead, Nomads equalise when a cross from the right can only be palmed down by the keeper and the loose ball is scrambled over the line. Immediately after half time another Nomads attack and cross down their right side is squandered with a miss in front of goal. The Reserves reply immediately with a characteristic long ball from Steve Rowlands to Jamie McElwaine who hits a post from close range. Soon to make amends McElwaine latches on to another long ball but this time outpaces the defender and scores in the far corner. Soon a third results from a cross trapped by a defender at the far post for any easy tap in for Ryan Farrell. Nomads are not finished and are awarded a penalty within a minute, but a fine save by Jonathan Saul proves decisive and the result in the final minutes no longer looks in doubt. Team; Saul, Williams, Rowland, Smith, Head, Walsh, L.Finch, Reid, McElwaine, Farrell, Lamaitre.  Sub; Nicholson.   

Sat 8 September 2012 Chester Challenge Cup 1st round. Upton Res 2 Chester Nomads 3rd 0. Scorer Stuart Cossins 2 - match report to follow.

Sat 15 September 2012. Gateacre 6 Upton Res 0 - match report to follow

Sat 22 September 2012. Upton Res 3 Manor Athletic Res 5 - scorers Kamperman, McElwaine, Head. Within a minute of the kick off the Reserves missed an opportunity inside the six yard box from a Jamie McElwaine cross. Sixty seconds later a first goal was conceded after a defensive error. Yet the Reserves soon equalize after a persistent run down the right and cross by Matty Crank is met by Steve Kamperman, whose shot is parried by the keeper, but dribbles into the corner of the net. This frantic opening continues when a missed defensive tackle and strong shot past a stranded keeper gives Manor a 2-1 lead. It is in the next 30 minutes of the first half that the Reserves enjoy their best spell of the whole match. First Jamie McElwaine hits a well placed shot into the corner of the net for an equalizer and then misses narrowly with a right footed effort. Matthew de Costa in his first start has a shot just tipped over the bar. Finally the Reserves are rewarded with a third goal after Steve Head gets a deflection from a free kick to defeat the keeper. The second half begins with an opposition equalizer as a hole opens up in central defence and Manor take a 4-3 lead with a free kick from the edge of the penalty area defeating stand in keeper Stuart Cossins at his near post. For most of the second half Manor are increasingly able to control the game with superior fitness despite the continued efforts of Sam Stallwood to plug the gaps. Chances for the Reserves were to become rare in the latter stages and confined to an inches wide lob from McElwaine. In the final minute Manor scored a fifth as all the Reserves had pushed up in a desperate attempt to gain a draw. Team; Cossins, Rowland, Smith. Newman, Williams, Crank, De Costa, Head, Kamperman, McElwaine, Stallwood. Sub; Roberts.

Sat 6 October 2012. Merseyside Police 2 Upton Res 2 - scorers Geoff Abraham, Nick Smith. The Reserves started well and in the first minute a passing move involving Nicholson, Dennan, Crank and finally Spaine who shot narrowly wide. Soon the Reserves took the lead after the Police were robbed in mid-field and a shrewd quick pass from Luke Finch put Geoff Abraham through who shot across the keeper into the corner of the net to score within three minutes of his debut. The Police side replied with a unmarked header from a long corner which Jamie Price did well to tip over. They were to equalize on 27 minutes after the defence were caught out and Matty Crank covering was only able to lob an attempted clearance to an opposition forward who headed into the net. The remainder of the first half was notable for a sequence of excellent saves by keeper Jamie Price, on his first appearance of the season. The Reserves shots rarely troubled the opposition keeper. The Police were to take a 2-1 lead mid way through the second half and it began to look as if another weak second half performance was on the cards. However, previous doubts over fitness and heart were unfounded and the whole side played with determination and for each other in the final 20 minutes. Both Vidal Spaine and Steve Head were to spurn chances before the Reserves finally equalised. From a corner a Patrick Walsh header hits the foot of the post only for Nick Smith to tap in before the defence could scramble clear. Team; Price, Jones, Walsh, Smith, Nicholson, Crank, Head, Dennan, Finch, Abraham, Spaine. Sub; Roberts.

Sat 13 October 2012. Redgate Rovers 9 Upton Res 1 - scorer Matty Crank

Sat 27 October 2012. South Liverpool Res 3 Upton Res 0  - Shield First Round. Again with numerous Reserve squad players ' unavailable', two late signings Andrew Graham and Dean Millington, were necessary to field a side at all. The opening 20 minutes were even and it was then the Reserves made their first attempt on goal with a shot from distance by Henry Nicholson. However, after an attack down the left of the defence South Liverpool took the lead with a shot past the advancing Matty Crank, deputising in goal. South Liverpool scored two more goals before half time to take a 3-0 lead. For the first 15 minutes of the second half the opponents enjoyed most of the possession without troubling the Upton keeper. Despite being three goals, down the Reserves played with determination for the remainder of the match and despite some players visibly tiring, the regular stalwarts refused to surrender any further goals. Team; Crank, R.Finch, Smith, Walsh, Head, Newman, Roberts, Millington, Graham, Nicholson, Cossins. 

Sat 3 November 2012. Chester Athletic 0 Upton Res 5  - Chester FA Unite the Union Cup 2nd round. In this the second round of The Chester Challenge Cup the Reserves were faced with significantly weaker opposition than evident in their regular West Cheshire outings. It took some minutes to take a lead, after a series of missed opportunities from close range. Throughout the 90 minutes the Upton side were in control and finished comfortable 5 - 0 winners. The match saw the return of Owen Kelsey from injury sustained in August, missing 12 matches, and a rare but welcome appearance by Luke Jackson in his first appearance of the season scoring two of the goals. Team; Price, Finch, Newman, Head, Smith, Walsh, Abraham, Jackson, Spaine, Crank,J. Andrews.   Subs; Kelsey, Fennell, Roberts.

Sat 10 November 2012 Widnes Town 3 Upton Res 0. In the unfamiliar surroundings of the Widnes Vikings new Rugby League all seater stadium and an artificial surface, the Reserves managed to open well. However, soon the defence was outpaced down its right side on several occasions and Widnes enjoyed several shooting opportunities in the opening 30 minutes. Jamie Price in goal was both busy and secure throughout. A minute before half time Widnes took the lead with another attack and cross from the flank with a shot into the net from only 5 yards out. The Reserves competed well for 35 minutes of the second half with one clear goal scoring opportunity missed, but in the final minutes began to fade on a big pitch. On 78 minutes Widnes scored a second from outside the area just beating keeper Price. Ten minutes from time James Andrews suffered a head injury, and with substitutes all used the Reserves were reduced to 10 men. Widnes took full advantage to score a third goal 5 minutes from the end after a mistake in mid-field. With captain Pat Walsh missing injured at centre half, Josh Fennell deputised well in his first start for the club. Team; Price, Jones, Newman, Fennell, Smith, Kelsey, Crank, Head, Graham, Farrell,J. Andrews.  Subs; R.Finch, Spaine, Cossins.

Sat 1 December 2012 Upton Res 5 Neston Nomads 1  Scorers Matty Crank 3, Geoff Abraham 2 - match report to follow

Sat 8 December 2012 Upton Res 2 Belfry 9. Scorers  Vidal Spaine, Sam Jones. Upton were never in this game and were 7-1 down at half time. An improved second half performance saw the score finish at 2-9. A day to forget! Upton Scorers were Sam Jones and Vidal Spaine

Sat 5 January 2013. Belfry 2 Upton Res 3. Scorers Nathan Mapletoft, Tom Fellows, Simon Andrews. A spirited performance against the Div 3 leaders with Upton running out worthy winners.

Sat 2 February 2013. Ellesmere Port 4 Upton Res 1 .... match report to follow - the Upton scorer played for Ellesmere Port..

Sat 16 February 2013. AFC Bebington Res 1 Upton Res 1 .... match report to follow - the Upton scorer played for Bebington (see last week!).

Sat 23 February 2013. Upton Res 0 South Liverpool Res 3. The game began as it was to continue with South Liverpool dominating possession and the Reserves unable to relieve the almost continuous pressure. This was not helped by the forced substitutions of Stuart Cossins and later Matty Crank with injuries. Only resolute defence by Simon Mapletoft and Tim Murphy in particular with Adam Bedford back to his old self in goal kept the score to nil-nil at half time. The South Liverpool keeper meanwhile had been untroubled by an isolated couple of efforts from distance by Chris Newman. The second half continued in much the same vein with the Reserves unable to retain the ball for any length of time and the defence in constant retreat. On 65 minutes a header from a South Liverpool cross hit the foot of the post only to bounce into Adam Bedford's arms. Eventually on 75 minutes South Liverpool scored and soon followed up with a second goal 2 minutes later. Any chance of a reply from the Reserves was lost with a miss from six yards out unmarked right in front of goal. A third opposition goal came 3 minutes from time. Throughout the match the lack of fitness amongst too many of the Reserves was telling. Team; Bedford, Smith, S.  Mapletoft, Rowland, Crank, Newman, Murphy, Walsh, Cossins, McElwaine, Abraham.  Subs; Jones, Fennell, Graham, R. Finch.

Sat 2 March 2013. Upton Res 1 Merseyside Police 1. Scorer Tim Hughes. A lively firm pitch and wind made it difficult for both sides to keep the ball on the floor. After an indecisive first 15 minutes the Police were awarded a penalty which Gary Parkinson saved well. Immediately the Reserves replied with a chance for Matty Crank who headed wide. Dinu Maghici created chances for both Jamie McElwaine and Chris Newman but both shot wide. Eventually on 35 minutes following a cleared Upton corner, Chris Newman hit an excellent cross for Tim Murphy to head home from close range. At half time the Reserves enjoyed a deserved 1-0 lead. The Police started the second half with real determination and soon gained the upper hand. Gary Parkinson was forced to make important saves, whilst the Reserves were unable to keep possession and relied on hasty long clearances to forwards who were determined to be offside. Again the opposition were fitter in the second half and equalised in extra time despite the best efforts of the Reserve's defence. Team; Parkinson, Smith, Walsh, S.Mapletoft, Rowland, Maghici, Murphy, Crank, Newman, Head, McElwaine. Subs; Jones, Fennell, R.Finch.  

Sat 9 March 2013. Capenhurst Villa Res 4 Upton 1 - scorer Nick Smith .. match report to follow ....

Sat 16 March 2013. Neston Nomads 5 Upton Res 1 - scorer Matty Crank - match report to follow .....

Sat 30 March 2013. Upton Res 1 Ellesmere Port Res 1 -  scorer Nick Crowshaw - match report to follow ......

Tues 2 April 2013. Chester Nomads Res 2 Upton Res 2 - scorers Tom Fellow, Nick Crowshaw - match report to follow .....

Sat 6 April 2013. Upton Res 2 Marshalls Res 4 - scorers Nick Cawshaw and Chris Pulford - match report to follow ....

Tues 9 April 2013. Upton Res 1 Christleton Res 6 - scorer Dinhu Maghici - match report to follow ..... or maybe not!

Sat 20 April 2013. Upton Res 1 Bebington Ath Res 2 - scorer Nathan Freeman - match report to follow....

Tues 23 April 2013. Upton Res 3 Hale 3 - scorers Nick Crowshaw 2, Stuart Cossins - match report to follow

Fri 26 April 2013. Upton Res 1 Gateacre 2 - scorer Geoff Abraham - match report to follow.

Sat 4 May 2013. Upton Res 0 Widnes Town 1. In this the final league match of the Reserve's season a win for Upton might have avoided relegation. However numerous eligible players decided they had other priorities and were not available. Widnes scored the only goal of the match early and Upton were unable to equalise despite hitting the post in the second half.