Dock went into this game knowing nothing other than three points would be good enough to keep their title hopes alive, and they didn’t disappoint. However, things could have been so different if Queens Park had made more of a superb opportunity they had to take the lead within the first minute when they shot wide.

Dock took the lead as early as the second minute through a superb Lee Hammond free kick which left the Queens Park keeper looking like a “living statue” as he watched the ball fly past him and into the back of the net, not his fault, more the quality of the free kick (must have been the new haircut that Mr Hammond was sporting).

Queens Park were never going to lie down and let Dock take control, they pushed hard for an equaliser but found Dock’s defence, and in particular keeper Paul “The Goose” Davies in inspirational form.

Dock got their second on 15 minutes when Mark Head broke away down the right wing, his cross found Jamie Kenyon whose effort was blocked by the Queens Park keeper, but the ball managed to find its way to Mike Saunders who made no mistake from a yard or so out. Both teams had a number of chances to add to the score line, but brave goalkeeping and stubborn defending kept the halftime score to 2-0 to Dock.

Queens Park seemed to becoming very frustrated during the early stages of the second half as they continued to be thwarted by Dock Keeper “The Goose”, who was a man on a mission.

After being under a pressure for large parts of the second half Dock’s half time substitute Bernie Holmes had decided enough was enough and put the game to bed when he popped up to make it 3-0 on the seventy-fifth minute mark. Jamie Kenyon got the fourth on 84 minutes after superb work by Josh Dures.

The win puts Dock on the top of the league on goal difference but they have played one more game than second placed Queens Park. Dock now need a positive result against Queens Park when the sides next meet at West Kirby FC on Sunday 8th May, a game that will decide who are the League Champions. Queens Park’s penultimate game is against third placed Woodchurch FC on Sunday 1st May, also at West Kirby FC.

MOM: The Goose, but closely followed by every Dock player on the pitch.