FOLLOWING a competitive contest at the Wirral Tennis Centre, Mallaby progressed to the West Cheshire League's Haworth & Gallagher Bowl semi-finals, after a keenly contested 4-2 victory over Rainhill Town Reserves.

Hero-of-the-hour was four goal hot-shot Ben Glover, whose tally included two penalties.

Andrew Hamilton bagged both replies for the visitors.

Prescot Cables Res gave it their best shot but, despite a double from Lee Owens, they capitulated 3-2 at home to Capehurst Villa who sealed the result courtesy of goals from Danny Page (2) and Tyler Thorpe.

At Gayton Park, efforts from Jordan McGowan, David Mee and Luke Partington were enough as South Liverpool Res posted a 3-1 win against Heswall, while Page Celtic completed the quartet of semi-finalists after they blitzed Maghull Res 7-1, inspired by a four-goal salvo from Dean Shacklock.

Matty Quinn (2) and Jack Watts were the other marksmen.

Pyke Cup holders Newton, scored via Gerard Kng and Ross McDowell but relinquished their grip on the trophy, after efforts from Marcus Stewart, Sean Sanderson and Mike Boyle secured a 3-2 result for hosts, Maghull.

Saturday's Division One action saw bottom club, West Kirby, score through Connor Egan (2) and Sam Haley but again failed to register their first win when Richmond Raith Rovers ralled through Aiden Preston (2) and Anthony Court to share the points.

Third-placed challengers Hale suffered a 4-1 defeat at Ashville, who celebrated a 4-1 triumph thanks to goals Sam Hunt (2), Ricci Neil and Leon Clarke.

Honours were shared after a penalty from Ellesmere Port Town's Jamie Easton was negated by a reply from Mossley Hill Ath's Dom Kelly, and in another stalemate, goals from Marshalls' Cam Challinor (2), Dan Grace and Kian Johnson were cancelled out by replies from Rainhill Town's Lloyd Roberts (3) and Liam Ryder.

Doubles from Jay Harvey and Kieran Hamm were supplemented by a goal from Mike Burkey as Vauxhall Motors Res romped home 5-0 at local rivals, Neston Nomads.

Efforts from Dan Abdous, Tom Bundark and Ollie Gallagher anchored Redgate Rovers to a 3-0 decision over Chester Nomads.

In Division Two, Cheshire Lines were elevated to third place in the table after Mike Swindel, Joey Esan and Adam Yazici netted in a 3-0 win over Wirral SB, while a Jason Rigby hat trick and a Wisdom Machangani effort saw Ashville Res. through for a 4-3 win at Mossley Hill Ath Res, who had Aaron Bleakley (2) and Jack Garrioch in reply.

Division Three leaders Aintree Villa increased their advantage at the top of the table to six points and registered their twelfth win of the season after they humbled Ellesmere Port Town Res.

Callum Blondel (2) and Ben Pearson found the net for Neston Nomads Res, who won 3-1 at West Kirby Res.

Ace marksman Cameron Grant weighed in with another treble in helping Youth Division leaders Bootle U18 to a 3-1 success at West Kirby U18, while Newton U17 were no match for Mossley Hil Ath U18, who emerged 6-2 victors inspired by doubles from Tom Jepson and Hasan Mslah.

A solitary strike from Toby Seal earned West Kirby Utd. all three points against Bootle Academy U18.