A MIKE Boyle hat-trick inspired 2014 champions Maghull to a fine 5-1 victory over Redgate Rovers and saw the Old Hall Field outfit open up a four point gap at the top of the West Cheshire League's Division One.

Further efforts from John Hedges and Joel Richardson completed the statistics with Jordan Dilworth in reply for the visitors.

Nearst rivals Mossley Hill Athletic forfeited ground after they finished 0-0 with Rainhill Town.

Despite a goal from George Young, fifth-placed Hale also came unstuck after they fell victim to goals from South Liverpool's Sharif Yusuf and Paul Lundon.

Points were shared after goals from Richmond Raith Rovers' Joe McLouglin, Aiden Preston and Jonathan Parkinson were cancelled out by replies from Upton AA's Will Kent, Nathan Mapletoft and Sam Pickering.

In another stalemate, Connor Eccles and Jack Brown obliged for West Kirby with Sam Malletta and Mitch Mowatt netting for Chester Nomads.

The South Wirral derby between Vauxhall Motors Reserves and Ellesmere Port Town finished 1-1.

Jay Harvey and Ryan Nicoll were the respective marksmen.

A well organised Capenhurst Villa reduced Heswall's lead at the top of Division Two to a single point thanks to a 3-0 result at Mallaby with Ellis Williams, Lee Ludgate and Ian Mitchell on the mark.

Third-placed South Liverpool Res won by the same scoreline at Prescot Cables Res, courtesy of a goal apiece from Adam Shelton, Curtis Cummins and Dave Mee.

Jake Preston (2) Jack Stewart and Rhys Maurer found the net as Litherland Remyca Res savoured a 4-3 decision over Rainhill Town Res, while a solitary strike from Matty Hints won the day for Cheshire Lines against Maghull Res.

Division Three pacesetters Aintree Villa dropped their first points of the season after they were held 0-0 at Poulton Royal, but the leaders are still nine points clear of the chasing pack.

Martin Marshall bagged the game's only goal as Wirral SB Res. beat Marshalls Res. and it was celebration time for Brscough Dynamo who overcame Redgate Rovers Res 2-1, with goals from Dillon Bousique-Green and James Wright. Redgate hit back via Alex Holden.

Lower Breck U17 top scored in the Youth Division, efforts from Louis Sharp (3), Jack Ward and Bobby Walsh anchoring their side to a 5-0 victory over Bootle Academy while unbeaten leaders, Bootle U18 safeguarded their hundred per cent record when Cameron Grant (2), James Francis and Matt Corness obliged in the 4-2 eclipse of Litherland Remyca U18.

Third-placed Vauxhall Motors U18 surrendered their unbeaten record after efforts from Thomas Gledhill and Jacob Till clinched a 2-0 result for visitors, Mossley Hill Athletic U18.

Lewis Murphy netted for Marshalls U18, but it was Newton U17 who profited after they raliied through Dylan Fox and Riley Jones.

Strongly fancied cup holders, Newton negotiated their Wirral & District FA Senior Cup second round hurdle after Connor Carroll (2), Paddy Doyle and Dom Coddington made the scoresheet in a comfortable 4-0 victory over Princes Villa.

Heswall's name also went into the hat, after goals from Nana Enah, Chris Lewis and Scott Connolly secured a 3-1 result over Division Two rivals, Wirral SB who scored through Ross Pringle.

A smart double from Paul Ellison was good enough, as Neston Nomads won 2-1 at Sutton Ath.

Saturday's Wirral & District FA Amateur Cup second round action proved successful for Heswall Res, who beat Ashville Res 5-1 with goals from Harry Cornford, Tom Ashcroft, Gordon Harrison, Andy Noonan and Connor Tinkler.

Capenhurst Villa Res who romped home 6-0 at Ellesmere Port Town Res. with John Britton, Louie Phelan, Mike Mitchell, Ross Cooper, Matty Hickman and Dom Hoppe sharing the goals.