CARLSBERG West Cheshire League Division One pacesetters South Liverpool celebrated a 2-0 victory at West Kirby, and as a result, consolidated their position and extended their advantage at the top to seven points.

Cameron Dalton bagged both goals, as South stoked up their challenge for a third title success in four years.

Reigning champions Newton were indebted to efforts from Paul Carney, Jackson Shaw and Jamie Hurworth which sealed a 3-0 win at Mallaby, and saw them move into fourth place, while honours were shared, when a goal from Chester Nomads' Louis Moss was negated by a reply from Rainhill Town's Andrew Morris.

Form side Upton AA celebrated their sixth win of the season and were elevated to seventh place in the table, thanks to Saturday's 3-1 eclipse of Neston Nomads.

Prolific marksman Sam Spridgeon struck twice, with Chris Melia also on target for the hosts. Luke Blondel netted Neston's consolation.

Jack Balderstone's fine hat trick, anchored Ellesmere Port Town to a 5-2 decision over Prescot Cables Res. in Division Two.

Penalties from Max Jolly and John Wainwright completed the total with Garry Purcell obliging with both goals for the visitors.

Lee Ludgate was another three-goal star, who left his calling card, after Capenhurst Villa romped home 4-0 against West Kirby Res.

A further effort from Iain Forster completed the statistics while current leaders Hale went five points clear at the top, after a solitary strike from Jack Walker earned maximum spoils against Ashville Res.

Despite a hat trick from Luke Fitzgibbon, Vauxhall Motors Res. capitulated 4-3 to second placed Maghull Res, who had Farshad Parvas (2), Dave Lynch and Steve Carroll on the mark.

Elsewhere, Andy Walker and Jordan McGowan bagged a goal apiece, as South Liverpool Res overcame Willaston 2-0.

Page Celtic assumed pole position in the race for the Division Three title, and had four-goal hit-man, Matty Quinn, on top of his game in Saturday's 8-3 blitz of Neston Nomads Res James Croxton (2), Ryan Morgan and James Jones also made the scoresheet.

Nomads' consolations came via Jack Foster, Jack Reed and an own goal.

Gary Fletcher, Lee Dermody, Kieran Sait and Jay Thompson shared the goals as Poulton Royal savoured a 4-1 result at Marshalls Res, while Jack McGrotty scored the game's only goal as Wirral SB profited from their tussle with Cheshire Lines Res.

Basement club Capenhurst Vlla Res. scored through Charlie Fields, but the honours went to Redgate Rovers Res, who secured a 4-1 win, thanks to goals from Damien O'Brien (2), Craig Lowe and Martin Hubbert.

In the Youth Division, second placed Vauxhall Motors Youth eroded South Liverpool Youth's lead at the top to eight points, when Ethan Cartwright (2), Kane Welding, Dylan Jeffrey, Sean Holt and Ellis Byrne applied the finishing touches in the 6-1 victory at Maghull Youth and a sparkling four timer from Peter Silcock inspired Litherland Remyca Youth to a 7-1 rout of Bootle Youth.

A Gerard Windle double was supplemented by further efforts from Jacob Clegg and Will McGlade as Maghull Town won 4-0 at West Kirby Youth.

Saturday's Liverpool County FA Challenege Cup quarter final action saw two West Cheshire flag bearers progress to the last four.

Marcus Stewart scored the winner as Maghull progressed after they beat Custys 1-0 and after Mossley Hill Ath finished 1-1 with British Rail, Mossley won 5-4 on penalties.

Not so lucky, were Richmond Raith Rovers who finished 2-2 with Byrom before conceding 8-7 on spot kicks.

Mossley Hill Ath Res made it to the Liverpool County FA Junior semi finals, after goals from David Byrne and David Kelly secured a 2-0 win over Alumni, but it was the end of the road for Rainhill Town Res who went down 7-0 to Quarry Bank.