DESPITE a hat-trick from Nathan Lewis and strike from Mike Dunn, FC Tranmere dipped out of the Wirral Junior Cup after they were beaten 7-4 by Paolos FC in the second round.

Vineyard FC went through to the next stage after winning 4-2 on penalties against Rangers Breaks (Russ Edwards, Darren Caplin).

The two were locked on a 2-2 scoreline after 90 minutes.

A double from Gaz Dickenson was not enough for Victoria Colts, who drew 2-2 with Maddisons in normal time, but lost the game 5-4 to penalties.

MSC Eastham (Laurence Whelan 2, Keith O’Toole) also lost 5-4 on penalties to Straw Hat after both team were locked in a 3-3 draw in 90 minutes.

Barcode FC were well-beaten by Barnston 4-0 and Woodchurch Rovers saw a 3-1 reversal with Halfway House Wirral,

Strikes from Craig Griffiths, Stuart Jackson and Danny Povall were enough for Queens Park to confirm their place in the The Wirral Premiere Cup third round after defeating fellow Houlihan’s Birkenhead Sunday League team and Division One leaders Lancelyn Glenavon 3-0 .

Corsair FC (Leon Clarke, Jedda Bayley, Paul Ryan and Brad Greer (2)) from Division Two did a mini giant killing act on Division One side Bushell Athletic (Liam Henshaw) 5-1 in a Tony Houlihan League Memorial Challenge cup second round tie.

Heygarth FC maintained their fine start to the season and kept pole position in the Premier Division going four points clear with a tremendous 3-1 win at Birch Tree (Ash Robinson) thanks to efforts from Ki Hughes, Thomas Charters & Steven Forbes, Dock AFC (Danny Dixon (2), Ricci Neill, Mark Jones and Ryan Smith), who have two games in hand, won't be giving up their crown to easily inflicted a 5-3 result on FC Bidston (Dega Taylor, Liam Casey & Vinnie O'Toole) while Great Float Sports & Social accounted for Saughall FC.

Just two points separate the top seven clubs in Division One after Neston had registered maximum points at Lions FC (Samir Al Gamri, Ricky Harrison) recording 6-2 win thanks to Callum Blondel (2), Jamie Gardner, Jack Lloyd, Alex Fewtrell and Rob Marrs all finding the net.

The points were shared in a local derby between Shaftesbury Youth (Declan Iverson) and AFC Shaftes (Dan Smith) with a 1-1 score.

With none of the nearest rivals playing in any league games Beechwood FC who had Mike Purnell with a brace supplemented by Tom Leyland and Adam Leatt strikes take top spot in Division Two after a tremendous result over CAD Athletic.

Wirral FC (Phil Palethorpe and Jay Waters (2)) posted a 3-0 scoreline against Oval FC and Franklyn FC (Jack Hussy and Jack Radcliffe) beat Upton Town (Callum Mernock) by the odd goal in three 2-1.