VAUXHALL Motors Reserves accelerated their challenge for the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup after they eliminated Division Three minnows Poulton Royal and secured their passage to the quarter finals.

Efforts from Jack Davies, Dean Nunn, Dan Hardman and Mike Burkey set the Motormen up for a 4-2 victory with Jay Thompson and Karl Baker obliging for Poulton.

South Wirral neighbours Ellesmere Port Town also progressed after they won 2-1 against Crewe FC with Jamie Easton and Josh Lyth on target, while Newton came from 2-0 down inside 10 minutes and got back on terms through Ryan Beigan and James Law, before they denied Dukinfield Town 5-4 on penalties.

On the minus side, Mallaby went down 2-0 at Helsby and it was curtains for West Kirby, who finished 1-1 with Stockport Georgians before losing 5-3 on spot kicks.

In the Liverpool County FA Junior Cup third round, division three leaders Aintree Villa afforded little mercy to Division Two counterparts Maghull Res and enjoyed a 13-0 triumph highlighted by a six-goal blast from Archie Lawless.

Doubles from Thomas Jump and Stephen Andrews together with singles from Matt Sohl, Dave Prsglove and Fran Hargreaves completed the statistics.

Colin Morrow (2), Jacob Cunliffe and Jack Edwards found the net for Marshalls Res, who posted a 4-0 result over FC Sale.

It was celebration time for Redgate Rovers Res, who won 5-4 on pens against Rainford Utd, after 90 minutes had produced a 2-2 stalemate.

On the domestic scene, Maghull stayed two points in credit at the top of Division One when they overcame Ashville 4-1 courtesy of efforts from Mike Boyle (2), Elliot Toner and an own goal.

Wade Maxwell was a three-goal star who shone for second-placed Mossley Hill Ath as Neston Nomads were turned over 4-2.

Tom McNamara was the other scorer with Charlie McInnes and Mark Noakes in reply for the visitors.

Despite goals from Jacob Jones (2) and Ollie Gallagher, Redgate Rovers were second best against Hale, who emerged 6-3 victors with Darren Moorheead, George Long and Ryan Stratulis each scoring doubles.

Colin Gannon struck twice and was joined on the scoresheet by Alex McMillan in Rainhill Town's 3-1 success at South Liverpool and Chester Nomads savoured a welcome victory with Sam Manton and Jordan Churchill scoring in a 2-1 decision over Marshalls.

In division two, table toppers, Capenhurst Villa, were indebted to goals from Steve Rowlands (2) and Adam West which clinched a 3-2 result over West Kirby Res, while nearest rivals Heswall maintained interest when they edged a 4-3 decision over Litherland Remyca Dev, thanks to goals from Paul Lindfield (2), Joe Ford and Scott Connolly.

Wirral SB pulled off an excellent 3-2 win against South Liverpool Res with three-goal Ross Pringle taking the plaudits.

Lee Owens scored twice for Prescot Cables Res, but it was visitors Cheshire Lines who profited, after they hit back via Johnny Dunne (2) and Adam Yazici.

A hat-trick from Dale Jennings anchored Page Celtic to a 4-1 result against Mossley Hill Ath Res.

The points were shared after efforts from Ashville Res' Jordan Griffiths and Luke Fitzgibbon were negated by replies from Rainhill Town Res' Kyle Ferguson and Jeremy Cunningham.

Saturday's division three action saw South Sefton Borough Res erode Aintree Villa's lead at the top to six points after goals from Grant Pruden, Sean Coulton and Liam Van Gelder secured a 3-1 victory at Heswall Res.

Third-placed Mersey Royal stayed in the promotion equation after they romped home 8-0 against Ellesmere Port Town Res, inspired by an Adam Smith treble and a smart double from Leon Detlaff.

Colin Bousique-Green scored twice for Burscough Dynamo in their 3-2 eclipse of Neston Nomads Res. and Ben Pearson followed suit with two for Neston Nomads Res, who beat Capenhurst Villa Res 3-2.

Bootle U18 made it nine wins from as many outings and stayed 12 points clear at the top of the Youth Division after efforts from Will Quayle, Jake McKettrick and Cam Grant helped their side to a 3-0 win at Marshalls U18.

In a 13-goal thriller, Ben Craig (3) and Adam Holland netted for Mossley Hill Ath U18, but but saw their side capitulate 9-4 to replies from Maghull U18's Nick Kay (3), Alex Moffitt (2), Conor Forshaw (2), Fred Ralph and Jack Johnson.