ELLESMERE Port Town pulled off the result of the day and progressed to the Wirral & District FA's Senior Cup semi-finals, when they defied the odds, and lowered the flag of North West Counties counterparts, Cammell Laird 1907.

Not only did the Division Two minnows concede ground advantage, but they posted a 2-1 result despite being reduced to ten men.

Phil Quilliam headed the Port in front on 23minutes, only for Lairds to equalise on 74 minutes through Josh Malden with a minute of normal time remaining, John Wainwright sent the Port through, when he converted from the spot after Josh Lyth had been inpeded.

West Cheshire Shield second round action saw Wirral SB make the last four, after efforts from Jamie Manifold and Jack McGrotty secured a 2-0 decision over Capenhurst Villa Reserves.

On the domestic scene, South Liverpool re-captured top spot in Division One, but had to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 4-4 stalemate with Raainhill Town to dislodge previous leaders, Neston Nomads.

A Niall McHale double, allied to goals from Alex Woodcock and Paul Lundon made up South's contribution while Colm Lynch, Steve Melville, Liam Bott and Paul Bathgate made the scoresheet for the visitors.

Neston Nomads' six-match unbeaten run came to an end, after they went down 3-0 to goals from Ashville's Jamie Parker, Ben Greenop and Jake Prescott.

Sixth-placed Ashville now trail Nomads by 11 points with nine games in hand.

Paul Carney and Dom Coddington bagged a goal apiece as Newton accounted for Upton AA 2-0 and it was celebration time for Richmond Raith Rovers, who beat Heswall 3-1 with goals from Jay O'Donnell, Ashton Clements and Paul Gouthwaite. Ben Kelly netted the visitors' consolation.

In midweek, Shane Shaw put Mallaby 1-0 up on 80 minutes at Vauxhall Motors before Ryan Nightingale spared the hosts' blushes on 96 minutes.

Vauxhall's reserve side were indebted to a Tom Davies effort and an own goal which helped them to a 2-1 victory over Mossley Hill Ath Res and to within nine points of Division Two pacesetters, Hale.

Despite a double from Shaun Weaver, Capenhurst Villa capitulated 3-2 at Ashville Res, who sealed the win thanks to replies from Liam Davies, Stuart Hardman and Mark Head.

Elsewhere, Jay Pendleton's solitary strike earned Rainhill Town Res maximum spoils from their tussle with West Krby Res.

Only one fixture took place in Division Three, and it produced a significant result as third-placed Mersey Royal, inspired by hat-trick hero, Adam Smith, romped home 8-1 against Neston Nomads Res and closed the gap on current leaders, Litherland Remyca Res, to three points.

Further goals from Liam Driscoll, Ollie Lloyd, Tyler Oates, Aaron Hughes and James Ludbrook completed the statistics with Ben Pearson on the mark for Nomads.

The Youth Division's match of the day, between leaders, South Liverpool Youth and nearest rivals, Bootle Youth saw honours shared, after a goal from South's Rob Lewis was negated by a reply from Bootle's Max Barton.