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Carlsberg West Cheshire League round-up
WEST Cheshire League clubs enjoyed a profitable day in Saturday's Cheshire FA Amateur Cup second round as eight sides progressed to the last 16.
Middlewich Town suffered the backlash from Willaston's Haworth & Johnson Bowl exit and slumped to a 5-2 defeat at the Johnson Recreation ground.
Two-goal Peter Rutter was joined on the score sheet by John Lloyd, Trevor Worsley and Graham Edge as Willaston celebrated in style.
Matty Johnson's fine double allied to a Chris Adamson effort assured holders Heswall of a 3-0 result over Runcorn Linnets Reserves and previous winners West Kirby also made hay after Mike McGraa (3) and Chris Bowe obliged in the 4-0 eclipse of Chester visitors Blacon YC.
Ashville's 4-2 triumph at Spurley Hey was confirmed by goals from Carl Murphy (2) James Clare and Steve McCann.
Nathan Mapletoft was another two goal hero who inspired Upton AA to a 5-1 rout of Helsby, and Graeme Davidson followed suit, with two for Vauxhall Motors Reserves, who posted an excellent 4-2 result at Wilmslow Albion.
Despite a goal from Dale Harris, it was curtains for Chester Nomads who fell victim to replies from Cammell Laird Reserves' Craig Cairns and Josh Hughes.
A 4-0 drubbing at Knutsford sealed Bebington Athletic's fate but Newton were jubilant after they won 2-1 at Old Altrinchamians.
On the District scene, a five-goal blast from Adam Owens anchored Redgate Rovers to a 9-0 victory over Mosslane in the Liverpool County FA Intermediate Cup second-round.
A Kevin Dunning effort counted for nothing after Wldnes Town lost out 3-1 to Aintree Villa but Marshalls Reserves received the thumbs-up after Andy Iniabere (2), Rabbi Alexanre,Dave Ojapah and Imad Ali netted in the 5-4 decision over Mandela.
In the County FA Junior Cup second-round, all three West Cheshire representatives progressed.
Martin Ho bagged both goals as Gateacre beat Essemay Old Boys 2-1, while Robbie Madine was another two-goal star who shone for Richmond Raith Rovers in their 4-1 triumph at Widnes Parklands Seniors.
Pat Kelly also struck twice as South Liverpool Reserves won on penalties after their tssle with Digmoor had finished in a 4-4 stalemate.
On Friday evening, Division One leaders Marine Reserves capitulated 2-0 to goals from Mossley Hill Athletic's Dave Smiley and Ryan Powell, but still remained two points in credit at the top.
Respective marksmen in Ellesmere Port's 2-2 nail biter with Hale were Ryan Nicholl, Haydn Cooper, Andy Cashmore and Brad Williams.
Honours were also shared after efforts from Maghull's Ian Smith (2), John Maguire and an own goal were canceled by replies from Christleton's Jack Ford (2), Gary McFadden and Dan Coil.
Division Two leaders South Liverpool scraped a 2-1 win over West Kirby Reserves thanks to efforts from Cameron Dalton and Tom Kinsella, but nearest rivals Mallaby forfeited ground and had to rely on a late penalty from Gerrad Mullen to salvage a point from from a keenly-contested game with Maghull's second string.
Third-placed Heswall Reserves had Jay Thompson and Colin Cunliffe on the mark, in their 2-1 victory at Prescot Cables Res., while Grant Cox, Tyrone O'Hare and Kenny Gambo found the net for Marshalls, in their 3-2 success at Mossley Hill Ath. Res. Phil Duncan and Shane Coughlon scored for the hosts.
Saturday's Division three action, saw Hale Res. elevated to fifth place in the table after Vassilli Poza (2), Luke Farrell and Spencer Douglas netted in a comfortable 4-0 verdict over Manor Athletic Reserves.
Damien McGinnigle plundered the game's only goal, as Capenhurst Villa Reserves beat local rivals, Ellesmere Port Reserves.
A Joe Gillespie strike helped Christelon Reserves to a 1-1 draw with Belfry, who hit back via Jordan Stafford.