WEST Cheshire League flag bearers Vauxhall Motors Reserves returned from Witton Albion's ground on Friday complete with the Cheshire County FA's Amateur Cup after they overcame Stockport Georgians 2-1.
Evergreen campaigner Steve Aspinall played the anchor role for the Motormen in defence and the victory was confirmed by goals from Dan Cross and Alex Clare, as Motors savoured a silver lining to their season.
On the District scene, it was hats off to Ashville Reserves who picked up the Wirral & District FA's Amateur Cup on Easter Monday, when efforts from Gareth Hibbs, Mike Reynolds, Connor Murphy, Liam Malloy and Luke Street sparked a 5-1 decision over Woodlands Santos.
Tuesday's 2-0 eclipse of Gateacre Village saw Capenhurst Villa crowned worthy Division Two champions with four games to spare.
In the relegation dogfight, a Tommy Hughes strike for Southport Trinity more or less secured his side's safety but opponents Upton AA must now overcome local rivals Blacon YC in their final game of the season, and then hope that Newton can do them a favour against Christleton to avoid going down.
West Cheshire followers are reminded that three principal cup finals are scheduled for this week.
On Thursday, Kirkby Town Railway and Rainhill Town lock horns at Hope Street to contest the West Cheshire Shield final; on Friday evening at Vauxhalls, Ashville and Newton line up for the Pyke Cup final.
At Ashville on Saturday, Maghull Reserves and Richmond RR meet in the Haworth & Gallagher Shield final.