IT took a long time coming, but Wirral Sunday League Division One side MSC Eastham at last had cause for celebration when they posted their first league win of the season.
Eastham put in a workmanlike shift and toasted the contribution of three-goal man of the match, Chris Gear, who played the anchor role in a deserved 5-2 victory over Forum Athletic.
Further efforts from Paul Flekner and Adam Selby cemented a job well done.
Chris Jones and Jordan Varney netted the visitors’ consolations.
Bromborough Social's promotion chances were interrupted after they suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Primrose Liscard.
Respective scorers in Lever Bushell Ath's 1-1 nail biter with Wallasey Town Ath were Danny Taylor and Mark Tolcher.
In the Division Two title race, Champions Bar reduced Greave's lead at the top to two points as a result of a comfortable 5-1 triumph over Bronze.
An Adam Bennett double was supplemented by further efforts from Sam Adams, Andy Mallion and Jamie Rainford.
Champs’ title chances were boosted further, after secondplaced Gladstone Athletic lost 1-0 to Port Sunlight.
Bottom club Star Ozzy's savoured their third win of the season after goals from Pete Dutton, Anthony Ferguson, Matthew Beggars and Martin Clough clinched a welcome 4-2 win against Wirral Athletic at Ness Park.
Chris Manger and Mike Sweeney were on target for the hosts.
Finalists for the Premier Cup were resolved after big guns Neston Nomads and arch rivals Kent FC secured their passages following respective victories over Shore Villa and Towers.
Doubles from Paul Ellison and Dean Jones, coupled with a Richie Foulkes effort, put Nomads on course for a 5-1 result while Kent’s 5-0 win was confirmed by goals from Jonathan Parkinson (2), Craig Langhorn, Paul Davies and Scott Parker.