REDGATE Rovers secured their passage to the Carlsberg West Cheshire League's Pyke Cup final after they accounted for Chester side, Upton AA, following Saturday's keenly-contested semi-final.

The winners will now lock horns with Heswall at Cammell Laird on May 5.

Efforts from Sam Corlett, Anthony Poole and Craig Blackwell clinched Laird's 3-2 victory.

Chris Melia and Nathan Mapletoft replied for Upton.

The Development Trophy final, scheduled for May 6, will feature Litherland Remyca Youth and Neston Nomads Reserves, who won through to the final when they overcame Cammell Laird 1907 DVLPMNT on penalties after normal time had produced a 2-2 stalemate.

Penalties were also called for, after Maghull Town progressed to the Youth Plate final after they pulled the mat from under Princes Villa Youth.

In Division One, champions elect, Newton, celebrated a 3-0 result at Chester Nomads, and were indebted to a superb hat trick from prolific marksman, James Murray.

At the other end of the table, Helsby's bid to avoid relegation received a timely boost, after Dave Graven (2) and Dean Walker struck in a welcome 3-0 win against Capenhurst Villa.

Alex Woodcock was a four-goal star who shone in South Liverpool's 6-0 eclipse of battling Mallaby.

Further efforts from Bradley Williams and Gary Dunning completed the statistics.

Hopefully, the reigning champions can finish their the season with silverware, when they take on the winners of the Waterloo Dock v Byrom tussle on Tuesday May 2 in the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup final.

South's reserve side were also in goal hungry mood in their Division Two clash with Vauxhall Motors Res, winning 5-2, courtesy of goals from Curtis Cummins (2), Dave Mee, Mike Smith and Patrick Doyle.

Alex Griffiths and Joe Brandon netted the Motormen's consolations.

A smart double from Luke Blondel was supplemented by a Paul Ellison effort as Neston Nomads beat Southport Tinity 3-1, Jack Pinnington replying, while 90 minutes failed to produce a goal between Prescot Cables Reserves and Heswall Res who are also set to face each other in the Haworth & Gallagher Bowl final at Vauxhalls on Thursday May 4.

Saturday's Division Three action saw Sean Gandy bag the game's only goal, as Ashville Res took maximum spoils from their encounter with Mersey Royal.

Third-placed Capenhurst Villa Res had Corey Beavon on target, but forfeited ground in the race for promotion, after Mark Barnes, Mark Edwards and Liam Van Gelder applied the finishing touches and anchored visitors Litherland Remyca Res a 3-1 victory.

Tom Carney and Mohamed Delro found the net, as City of Liverpool Res, enjoyed a 2-1 decision over Redgate Rovers Res.