THE last remaining unbeaten record in the West Cheshire League's open age section was forfeited at the weekend, after current Division Three leaders Aintree Villa suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Capenhurst Villa Reserves.

Efforts from Louis Phelan and Corey Beavan anchored the South Wirral outfit to a 2-1 result with Thomas Jump in reply for the visitors, who still boast a three point advantage at the top.

Due to the condition of the playing surface, the game between Chester Nomads Res and Heswall Res was abandoned at half-time, but Marshalls Res saw their game with Burscough Dynamo concluded in profit after they emerged 4-3 victors, courtesy of goals from Danny McCrystal, Jake Smith, Stevie Teare and Jack Edwards.

Burscough hit back via Colin Bousique-Green (2) and Ryan Dobney.

Only one fixture took place in Division Two and it was honours shared after efforts from Mossley Hill Ath Res' Neil Murray and Ben Jones were negated by replies from West Kirby Res' Matty Madden and Connor Egan.

In Division One, Mossley's senior side saw their title chances dealt a blow for the second week running after they went down 2-1 to a double from Hale's impressive Ryan Stratulis.

The visitors had Paul Pearson on target but remain in third place, and that defeat also cost them the chance to take over at the top.

Title favourites, Newton, maintained momentum after they won 4-0 at Upton AA, thanks to efforts from James Law (2), Jack Leamey and an own goal while reigning champions, South Liverpool re-discovered their touch, with a 5-1 triumph at basement side, West Kirby whose consolation was claimed by Sam Haley.

A Cam Dalton double was suppplemented by further goals from Andy Ford, Sharif Yusuf and James Fraser as South recorded their sixth win of the season.

Two goals from Nathan Saunders assured Neston Nomads of a crucial point in their bid for survival when they finished 2-2 with Richmond Raith Rovers. Jimmy Woods' side scored through Jonathan Parkinson and Ben Forshaw.

Despite efforts from Sam Hunt and Ryan Smith, Ashville's three match winning run came to an end after they finished second best at fourth placed challengers, Rainhill Town.

The hosts posted a 4-2 win, confirmed by goals from Paul Hynes (2), Paul Bathgate and Stephen Melville.

Vauxhall Motors Res' 4-0 eclipse of Redgate Rovers featured strikes from Jay Harvey (2), Jamie McColl and Sean Moscrop.

Saturday's Youth Division action saw Vauxhall Motors U18s find the net through Frankie Ward (2), James Mulally (2) and Dylan Jeffrey in a 5-0 victory over luckless Bootle Academy U18 and at the other end of the table, runaway leaders, Bootle U18 had Matty Corness and Jamie Barnes on the scoresheet but their romp to the title was checked by Marshalls U18 who levelled via Brandon Kng and Joe Duffy.