CHESTER outfit Upton AA produced the result of the day, after they took the scalp of Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One title favourites South Liverpool and secured their passage to the Pyke Cup semi-finals.

Efforts from Nathan Mapletoft and Steve Rowlands anchored the hosts to a 2-0 victory and perhaps gives them a chance of lifting the prestigious trophy for the first time.

Also through to the last four, are strongly fancied Vauxhall Motors, who posted a 3-0 result over West Kirby, inspired by two-goal hot-shot Ryan Nightingale. A Jason Carey penalty completed the scoring.

In Division One, a solitary strike from Colm Lynch proved decisive as Rainhill Town accounted for Redgate Rovers' but in contrast, goals were in abundance at Pensby High School, where Newton entertained basemant side Mallaby.

Jackson Ellis (3), Jamie Hurworth (2) and Ryan Beigan struck in Newton's 6-3 win while Danny Read obliged with all three for the visitors.

Division Two pacesetters, Hale, recorded their 13th win of the season, and stayed twelve points in credit at the top, after a smart double from Colin Mee steered his side to a 2-0 eclipse of Capenhurst Villa.

At Marine Park, West Kirby Reserves suffered heavily at the hands of a rampant Vauuxhall Motors Res, who romped home 11-0, courtesy of goals from Luke Fitzgibbon (3), Louis Bellamy (3), Andy Silsby (2), Tom Evans, Danny Reed and Conor Barton.

Despite a goal from Nathan Clements, Rainhill Town Res were second best at Mossley Hill Ath Res and paid the price after they crashed 6-1.

Sam Gainer (2), Eddie Simon, Dave Kelly,Mike Thomas and Steve Kavanagh were on the mark for the victors, while Prescot Cables Res' 4-0 decision over Willaston was confirmed by a goal apiece from brothers James and Gary Purcell, Charlie Wilson and Morgan Onuh.

New leaders in Division Three are Litherland Remyca Res, who were indebted to Mark Barnes and an own goal which sealed a 2-1 result over Chester Nomads Res and saw them go three points clear at the top.

Mike Jeffs netted Nomads' consolation.

Third-placed Poulton Royal savoured a 3-1 victory over Burscough Dynamo with Kieran Sait, Jay Thompson and Lee Davey on target, but Mersey Royal's promotion challenge went into reverse after they scored via Tom Morgan but capitulated 4-1 to replies from Wirral SB's Adam Bagley, Adam Rassel Watson, Will O'Leary and Kieran Wooley

Elsewhere, efforts from Joe Foster and Dan Forkuo failed to prevent Neston Nomads Res from going down 4-2 at home to Cheshire Lines Res, who had Lucas Amaujo, Mike Keeling, Conor Breton and an own goal in reply.

Saturday's Youth Division action saw unbeaten leaders, South Lverpool Youth, increase their advantage to eight points, when Tyler Cadwallader, Curtis Elias and Luke Wilson made the scoresheet in the 3-0 triumph over Runcorn Linnets Youth.

Honours wre shared after a goal from second placed Vauxhall Motors Youth's Ethan Cartwright was negsted by a reply from West Kirby Youth's Matty Arnold.

Doubles from Kieran Moran and Kaleb Jones were supplemented by further efforts from Sean Dove and Tom Blundell as Mossley Hill Ath Youth overcame Maghull Town 6-1 while Cameron Grant (2) and Cameron McCormack left their calling cards as third placed Bootle Youth won 3-2 at Maghull Youth.

Charlie Cooney and Charlie Bennett replied for the hosts.