VAUXHALL Motors' Indian sign over local rivals Heswall continued at the weekend, after the Motormen dumped the Gayton Park outfit out of a third cup competition in as many weeks.

Following encounters in both the Wirral Senior and Pyke Cups, the two Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One heavyweights locked horns in the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup third round, and it was Vauxhall again who took the honours, a smart double from Josh Donnelly securing his side's 2-1 victory and a place in the last eight.

Ian McGraa bagged Heswall's consolation.

Hats off to Division Two promotion contenders, Ellesmere Port Town, who despite having been reduced to ten men, progressed after Phil Quilliam and Callum Hughes obliged in the 2-0 eclipse of Cheshire Association counterparts, Crewe.

But it was the end of the line for neighbours Capenhurst Villa who capitulated 7-0 at Linotype.

Congratulations, also, to Division One side, Ashville, representing the Cheshire County FA who won 5-3 on penalties against Carlton Athletic, representing the West Riding FA, in Saturday's Northern Counties Cup semi-final.

It was sweet revenge for the Wallasey club who lost to the same opposition in last season's final.

Shaun Lancaster and Mike Thomas applied the finishing touches as Mossley Hill Ath Res beat Waterloo Grammar School OB 2-1 in the Liverpool County FA Junior Cup third round and they were joined by Rainhill Town Res, who emerged 5-3 victors on penalties after they'd finished 3-3 with Fantail.

On the minus side, Dave Mee scored both goals as South Liverpool Res finished 2-2 with Aintree villa before losing 9-8 on penalties.

On the domestic scene, Division One leaders South Liverpool increased their advantage at the top to seven points and celebrated a 5-3 result over Neston Nomads, thanks to doubles from Cam Dalton and Alex Woodcock.

Brad Williams also made the scoresheet and Luke Blondel (2) replied with all three for the visitors.

A Craig Blackwell hat trick was supplemented by a brace from Anthony Poole as Redgate Rovers posted a 6-3 win against Richmond Raith Rovers.

Despite an effort from Nabeel Salem, Marshalls capitulated 2-1 to golas from Upton AA's Sam Spridgeon and Alan Dorrian while West Kirby escaped from bottom spot after goals from Ben Glover, Josh Ilesanmi and Chris Lavery clinched a crucial 3-2 decision over Maghull who hit back via Joe Conchie (2).

In division Two, Hale stayed thrtee points clear of the chasing pack after they beat fourth-placed Cheshire Lines 3-2, with goals from Louis Corness and Louis Ruddock.

Nearest challengers, Vauxhall Motors Res, stayed in contention when they romped home 5-0 at neighbours, Willaston.

Mike Ogilvie (2), Tom Evans, Luke Fitzgibbon and Danny Reed were the marksmen.

Saturday's Division Three action saw Litherland Remyca Res not only beat promotion rivals Mersey Royal for the second week running, but also take over at the top, after efforts from Liam Van Gelder, Mark Barnes, Shaun Reid and an own goal sealed a 4-2 triumph.

Page Celtic were elevated to second place following their 9-2 blitz of Burscough Dynamo which featured goals from James Croxton (3), Matty Quinn (2), Andrew Goulding, Andrew Holding, James Jones and Paul Inman.

Respective scorers in Wirral SB's 1-1 stalemate with Poulton Royal were Adam Bagley and Lee Davey.

Only one fixture took place in the Youth Division where a goal from Mike Williams failed to prevent Vauxhall Motors Youth from going down 2-1 to Maghull Youth.