IT was plain sailing for Cammell Laird 1907 Res, who celebrated their fourth consecutive victory, after a smart double from Josh Hughes, supplemented by a Josh Dures effort and an own goal, anchored them to a 4-2 result over reigning Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One champions, Maghull.

In midweek, the Shipbuilders, savoured a 3-1 win at Newton, and the early season pace setters are now the only side in the top flight still boasting a 100% record.

Second placed rivals, South Liverpool, turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 stalemate on Tuesday against Vauxhall Motors, and were denied a further two points on Saturday, after they finished 1-1 at Capenhurst Villa.

Kyle Smith was on the mark for Cape, with Alex Woodcock in reply for the visitors.

On Saturday, despite a goal from Dominic Holden, Vauxhalls forfeited their unbeaten record, after they capitulated 2-1 at home to replies from Chester Nomads' Jack Delgado and Simon Andrews.

Local rivals, Blacon YC, recorded their second win of the season, when goals from Rob Joinson (2), Josh Kier and Luke Jones set up a fine 4-2 result over Helsby, while two penalties from Steve Hussay inspired Newton to a 5-2 win at Hale.

Ross McDowell (2) and John Murphy also made the score sheet. Chris Piercy and Wayne Smith scored Hale's consolations.

Charlie Ahseine, Yusuf Malik and Ollie Anderson helped themselves to the goals, as Mossley Hill Ath. emerged 3-1 victors at Ashville, and it was celebration time for Southport Trinity, who eclipsed West Kirby 4-1. Ben Perdue, Tommy Hughes, Adam McCarthy and Gary Coatley were the marksmen.

Successive promotions is the objective of Division Two leaders, Rainhilll Town, who made it three wins on the bounce, and safeguarded their 100% record thanks to a 4-1 decision over Willaston, who had Squeak Clarkson on the mark.

The visitors confirmed the victory, with efforts from Matt Dooling, Dave Monteith, Ryan Burke and an own goal.

Nearest rivals, Heswall, maintained their bid for an immediate return to the top flight, after Andy Kingan, Andy Johnson and Chris Tolley obliged in their 3-1 success at Maghull Res, Sam Gifford (4) and Carl Latham (3) were the tormentors-in-chief, as Prescot Cables Res, accounted for West Kirby Res 8-0, and a Gary Blackwell hat trick was the icing on the cake for Redgate Rovers, who took the honours after they beat Bebington Ath 4-2.

Elsewhere a solitary strike from Danny Powell was enough after Richmond RR Mags overcame Hale Res.

Division Three leaders, Heswall Res, scored via Luke Blondell but had to settle for a share of the spoils, after Chester Nomads Res hit back through Mike Murray.

Efforts from Lee Cook, Sean Maddock and Dave Ojapah helped Everton PLH to a hard fought 3-2 win at Belfry in midweek, and on Saturday, Mark Brady's side were on the receiving end again, after they went down 2-0 to goals from Ford Motors' Graeme Long and Chris Williamson.

Everton PLH had John Thompson and Peter Zeneli on target in Saturday's narrow 2-1 victory over Bootle Res, while second placed Kirkby Town Railway kept their promotion dream alive, after Luke Newcombe (2) and Dean Kenny netted in a 3-0 win at Marshalls Res.