NESTON Nomads will be the sole representatives of the CWFL in the Northern Cup competition after seeing off divisional rivals Blacon Thistle 3-1.

Gary Roberts hit the consolation for Thistle.

Premier Division side Lache FC were beaten 3-0 by Chester Nomads in their CDFA Senior Cup semi- final game.

Tattenhall Vets will need only a point from their last Group B game in the Doug Johnson Vets Trophy after beating Blacon Youth Vets 3-1.

Chris Riley hit the consolation for Blacon with the Tattenhall scorers Peter Powell, Ben Erwin and Andrew Cleland.

In the CWFL Queensferry Sports Premier Division Birkenhead Town missed the chance of reclaiming top spot after being held to a 1-1 draw by Christleton Celtic.

Ryan Atherton had put Town up with a first-half strike that was cancelled out by Callum Bratley in the second half.

Ellesmere Port FC closed the gap on the top two after seeing off Uberlube 5-2 with goals from Ryan Abraham (two), Nicky Monaghan, Peter Barnett and Danny Wainwright.

James Yates and Jordan Jones replied for Uberlube.

Luke Williamson hit a 20-yard screamer for Lodge Bar as they edged past Deva Athletic 1-0.

Kelsall were awarded the points from their scheduled game after Whitby Athletic failed to raise a side.

Steve Dawson, Gareth Earndon, Luke Walker and Ben Keirman were the scorers for Higher Bebington Kelma who beat Ellesmere Port Town Reserves 4-2.

Phil Quillam and Jack Walker were the Port scorers.

Franklyn’s inflicted only the second league defeat of the season on Newton Athletic, winning 3-2 in their CWFL Olympic Trophies Division One clash. Despite the heroics of Newton Keeper James Artell, who saved a penalty, and Danny Christian hitting a brace, Franklyn’s were the stronger side on the day with goals courtesy of Tom Brennan (two) and Nana Eneh.

Chris Hulse, James Simpson and Matthew Roberts all hit the net for Clubbies who beat Ellesmere Port Spartans 3-1 in the CWFL Link Up Neston are the league’s sole representatives in Division Two. MBNA remain in top spot after beating Elton Rigger 4-0.

Paul Rambaldi got MBNA off to a great start after a defensive error from Rigger. Rambaldi was able to knock the ball in from five yards after half an hour.

In the second half MBNA put the game beyond Rigger after a ball over the top was expertly lobbed into the net by Rambaldi to secure his brace.

Soon after Rambaldi turned provider after putting the ball on a plate for Paul Williams to score his first goal of the season, much to the delight of the MBNA team.

The final goal of the game came from Liam Hett who calmly placed the ball into the corner of the net from just outside the box.