IN a keenly-contested all-West Cheshire League Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup quarter final, Ellesmere Port emerged 6-4 victors against Division One rivals and title favourites, Newton.

Doubles from Jamie Easton and Ryan Nicoll together with efforts from Owen Kelsey and Phil Quilliam secured victory for the Port with Jack McDowell (2), Jack Leaming and James Law in reply for Newton.

Vauxhall Motors Reserves also progressed, after they eclipsed Govan Ath. 3-1, courtesy of a goal apiece from Tom Davies, Jay Harvey and Dean Nunn.

On the domestic scene, Rainhill Town stayed three points in credit at the top of Division One, when Chris Davidson and Liam Bott struck in a 2-0 success at basement side, West Kirby.

Nearest rivals, Maghull, maintained interest, thanks to a 4-3 win at Neston Nomads which saw goals from Sam Wilkes, Gerard Mullen, Elliot Toner and Joe Peacock.

A smart double from Nathan Mapletoft anchored Upton AA to a 3-1 result over Hale while Richmond Raith Rovers' Jonathan Parkinson went one better with a hat trick in helping his side to a 4-2 victory over Chester Nomads.

Despite goals from Sam Hunt (2) and Ricci Neill, Ashville capitulated 6-3 to replies from South Liverpool's Mason Nevit (2), Cam Dalton, Dan Balayla, Joe Molyneux and Sharif Yusuf.

Relegation-threatened Marshalls pulled off a superb 6-2 win against respected Mossley Hill Ath, highlighted by a hat-trick from Adam Moorcroft.

Division Two leaders, Capenhurst Villa, were undone by a solitary effort from Page Celtic's Dean Shacklock, which allowed second placed Heswall to take closer order, after efforts from Scott Connelly, Adam Walker and Paul Lindfield secured a 3-1 win at Cheshire Lines.

In a see-saw battle at Wirral Tennis Centre, the honours went to Mallaby after they won 4-3 against Ashville Res with three-goal Tommy Johnstone taking the plaudits.

Will Gill and Jack McGrotty netted in Wirral SB's 2-0 decision over Litherland Remyca Dev and the points were shared after a goal from Mossley Hill Ath Res' Neil Murray was negated by a reply from Maghull Res' Mick Grundy.

In Division Three, leaders, Aintree Villa were indebted to goals from Matty Callawy (2), Tommy Jump (2) and Josh Cavanagh for their 5-2 result at Redgate Rovers Res.

Second-placed South Sefton Borough stayed on level points with the leaders after they beat Neston Nomads Res 6-4, with goals from Tom Seddon (2), Liam Van Gelder, Danny Boulger, Alex McNab and Anton Yool.

Seven points adrift are Mersey Roya,l but they stayed in contention after Ryan Coles, Liam Driscoll and Leon Detlaff scored in 3-2 triumph at Chester Nomads Res, who hit back via Dan Riley (2).

John Pomphrett was a two goal star who shone for Poulton Royal in their 3-0 result over Marshalls Res and evergreen campaigner Gordon Harrison rolled back the years with a rare hat trick as Heswall Res romped home 6-0 against Wirral SB Res.

Saturday's Youth Division action saw second placed Vauxhall Motors U18 reduce Bootle's lead at the top to twelve points after efforts from Harry Taylor (2), Freddie Ward, Dylan Jeffery and Sam Mullally steered them to a 5-0 in over Newton U17.

Third-placed Mossley Hill Ath U18 found the net through Ben Jones (3), Charlie Burns (2) Kieran Flemming, Ben Craig and Callum Blundell-Childs in winning 8-0 at West Kirby Utd U18.