PREMIER division leaders Liscard Bronze had to rely on a late Lee Davey goal to secure a 3-2 victory over close rivals Poulton Royal who could have got within two points of the top with a win.

Sam Hunt and Dani Banicale notched the first two goals for Bronze and netting the responses for Royal were Sean Robinson and Byron Roberts in a great game.

Cheshire Cup action saw Millhouse lose in a penalty shoot-out to Heygarth 3-2 and this having led until the last minutes of normal time through goals from Josh Amis and Jamie Quinn, but a late leveller took the game into extra time and that ended at 2-2, with the winner coming from the penalty spot, which means Millhouse miss out on a last four place.

The only fixture in division One was a very even, hard-fought affair that had Clarence Hotel taking the lead against Rockpark FC through Craig Clowes, but they equalised before Stuart Pritchard hit a late winner to seal the points for second placed Clarence.

Pace-setters in Division Two are Ship Wallasey who cruised to a 5-0 success over Nelson Grove, as Paul Hale notched a double and Kyle Birch, Jack Hammond and Rob Boyd all hit singles in a fine team effort.

But hot on their heels are Sheridans FC, who romped home 11-1 away at Parkvie96 thanks to top scorer Peter Rutter hitting a treble, Paul Williams notching a double and John Davies, Aiden Ryan, Jordon Burghall and Dale Atherton all grabbing solo efforts to complete the rout to keep them second in the title race.

Despite goals from Scott Tebb and Adam Kinnear, Shippons FC went down 3-2 versus Poulton Vics who had Craig Smith (2) and Chris Cousins on the score sheet to keep them third.

Opening up a seven-point lead at the top of the Dundee Youth division are Christleton Youth, who overwhelmed a gallant Rossway United in a 10-0 success that saw Rhys Dowington and Harry Page net hat-tricks, with Ed Beham, Louis Degaldo, Matty Blount and Tom Richardson bagged singles as they kept up their title challenge.

A solitary goal from Alex Woods was enough for Higher Beb Athletic to secure a 1-0 win over Upton Youth, but they remain mid-table.

AFC Liverpool moved within four points at the top of the Grove Youth division following their 11-1 destruction of battling New Brighton Saints, as Aaron Cross (3), Ben Dunn (2), Tom Breslan, Alex Northover.

Sean Wright, Callum Morrison, Anthony Rainford and Adam Rooney got amongst the goals with a great team performance, with James Cooper bagging the lone reply.

A goal apiece from Charlie Dillon, Peter Monroe and Victor Oyesola earned Victoria Colts a 3-1 result over Gayton JFC, who remain in the bottom three, with Colts moving clear of the re-election zone.