IT was a good day for the league's division one rivals Capenhurst Villa and Vauxhalls who secured their passsages to the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup second round after taking the respective scalps of Rudheath Social and Jolly Butcher.

Efforts from Shaun Weaver, Corey Beavon and Ryan Nicol confirmed Cape's 3-1 success, while the Motormen came from behind and won 2-1, thanks to late penalties from Dave Maher and Rob Newman.

On the District scene, an excellent performance from division three minnows, Mersey Royal, saw them beat division one counterparts, Neston Nomads, 2-1, with goals from Ryan Coles and Jamie Leyland in the Wirral & District FA Senior Cup first round.

A hat trick from Phil Quilliam anchored Ellesmere Port Town to a 5-0 decision over Mallaby, and it was second round here we come, from West Kirby, who eclipsed Willaston 4-1 with Liam Donoghue (2), Shaun Cherera and Jason Bull on the mark.

In midweek, unbeaten Ashville lifted the Bill Weight Memorial trophy after beating Redgate Rovers 7-1 and on Saturday, the Wallsey outfit were in free scoring vein again, after a smart double from speed merchant, Leon Jones, inspired them to a 5-0 win against neighbours Poulton Royal.

Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup first round action saw Redgate on the receiving end again, this time scoring through Robbie McDonald, Daniel Maloney and Dave Jones before going down 4-3 at Greenalls Padgate St.Oswalds.

Tom McNamara was a three-goal star who shone for Mossley Hill Athletic in his side's 6-1 win against Alumini but South Lverpool strikers, Cam Dalton and Brad Williams went one better, with four goals apiece, as South romped home 10-0 against Liver Academy.

Following a lean spell, Richmond Raith Rovers returned to winning ways when they went through after beating Prescot Cables Res 5-4 on penalties.

Goals from Steve Daley and Dean Shadlock were enough as Page Celtic overcame Hale 2-1, but it was curtains for Cheshire Lines, who lost 2-1 at Thatto Heath.

Ralph Welch, Wade Maxwell, Clint Ungi and Lucas Porque-Molina shared the goals, as Marshalls savoured a fine 4-3 verdict over Aigburth Peoples Hall.

George Patchett struck twice, as Ellesmere Port Town Res beat Capenhurst Villa Res 2-1 in the Wirral & District FA Amateur Cup first round, while Ian Colligan's solitary strike earned Heswall Res the nod over Vauxhall Motors Res.

Extra-time was required before Upton AA progressed to the Chester Senior Cup second round, following a closeley fought contest with Chester Nomads.

Sam Spridgeon (3) and Stephen Rowlands obliged for the winners in a 4-1 triumph.

Division One title contenders, Maghull, were elevated to fifth place in the table after Dylan Fitzsimmons bagged the game's only goal and consigned reigning champions, Newton, to their third defeat of the season.

Maghull's second string also had cause for celebration after they won 3-2 at Ashville Res and went three points clear at the top of division two.

Liam Vogel, Marco Parvas and Tom Warden scored for the winners.

Doubles from Ross Pringle and Jack McGrotty set Wirral SB up for a 4-2 win at Marshalls Res in division three.

Brothers Paul and Dillon Bousique-Geen, were joined on the scoresheet by Guy Hylton in Burscough Dynamo's 3-0 victory at Cheshire Lines Res,

Second placed Youth Division challengers, Mossley Hill Ath Youth, drew 2-2 with Vauxhall Motors Youth and that result saw leaders, South Liverpool Youth take full advantage and pull two points clear, thanks to a comfortable 4-1 win at Litherland Remyca Youth.

Elsewhere, efforts from Maghull Youth's Charlie Bennett and Jack Holden were negated by replies from Maghull Town's Jake Carberry-Fearns and Joel Wharton.