IN THE battle of the big guns it was Higher Bebington RBL who held their nerve and despite a nine-man handicap, turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory.

The result put paid to arch Division One promotion rivals Bebington in a hard-fought Wirral Sunday League Senior Cup firstround clash.

A ripping 30-yard free kick from Joghn McGraa, coupled with a effort from Darren Graham, put ten-man Bebington in the driving seat, before the Legion turned the game on its head and won 3-2 with replies from Aaron Doyle, Donavan Collins and Dale Morris.

Billy Duggan found the net for Forum Athletic, but still finished on the losing side after Bromborough Social capitalised with a 2-1 result; while Jay Little, Danny Price and Matty Hassall hit the target as Wallasey Town Athletic went through after they beat Primrose Liscard, 3-2.

Goals from Danny Whitehead and Grant Fowler gave Gladstone Athletic a 2-0 cushion in their Martin Caulfield Junior Cup quarter-final tussle with Greave.

But it was the visitors who had the last laugh, and toasted a 4-2 result thanks to replies from man of the match, Julian Gorbett (2), Nathan Jones and Chris Hawthorn.

Port Sunlight also went through to the last four, but were made to work hard before they snatched a 1-0 win at Bronze.

On the District scene, Wirral Athletic had Rob Major on the mark, but forfeited a place in the Wirral & District FA's Sunday Junior Cup final after they capitulated 8-1 to former WSL outfit, Sheridans.

A 1-0 result over Towers at Jericho Lane kept Riverside on course for the Premier Division's runners-up medals and opened up a six-point gap over nearest rivals, Kent FC.

Lever Bushell Athletic's chances of Premier Division Football next season were enhanced after they posted a 5-1 result at MSC Eastham.

Chris Geogeson’s fine double was supplemented by further efforts from Kieran Latham, Kyle Wright and Matt Purcell-Jones.

In an evenly-contested tussle in Division Two, Andy Gill's solitary effort was enough as Bromborough beat a defiant Star Ozzy's and moved off bottom spot.

Wirral Sunday League has a limited number of vacancies for 2014/15 season.

Application forms can be obtained from league secretary Dave Lea by telephoning 0151 608 4332.