UPTON Youth had to rely on a late goal from Joe Corcoran to seal the points against AC Hoylake as they won their Groves Youth division fixture 2-1 to extend their lead at the top and also had Brendan Doherty on target for this hard-fought win.

Young Lions clawed out a 2-2 draw versus Higher Beb JFC thanks to goals from Adam Clarke and Liam Owen, with Josh McKinney grabbing a fine brace in reply.

Connor Doyle fired home four goals as Groves FC ran riot against Park Royal with a 9-1 success that also included efforts from Liam Sparks (3), Connor Howley and Joe Whittle with Lewis Devoy notching the consolation in this Dundee Youth division game.

A goal apiece from Alex Lamb, Leighton Clarke and Nathan Penney gave Glenavon Athletic a runaway 3-0 victory over Eastham Rangers Jets and sees them top of the table.

Upton FC continued their winning form in the First division as they reigned over Queens Liscard in a 2-1 win as Liam Cairns bagged a brace of goals.

Still top are Poulton Vics after beating the hard-working Liver View 3-2 thanks to a Jamie Payne double and a single from Danny Banicale.

Hitting the replies was Matty Bergh with a fine double strike.

Nelson FC had a battling 3-2 success over PLCCFC as Josh Taylor, Jon Pomphrett and Steve Gill found the net with George Craven and Anton Jolley bagging the responses.

Second division action saw Runcorn Select upset the form book with a 3-0 defeat of leaders Halfway House as Ryan Eurnell (2) and Bayley Duffield fired home to lift them off the bottom rung.

Trident failed to capitalise as they drew 1-1 with Eastham Rangers due to a single effort by Matty Madden with Nick Evans scoring the leveller.

A seven-goal thriller between Eastham Rangers Colts and Vineyard resulted in a 4-3 victory for Vineyard as Rob Bessell and James McClennan both netted doubles and bagging the replies were Dillon Thomas (2) and Sean Hayes.

In the overdue Second division cup first round tie Barnston PV eased out North Wirral Saints with a 2-1 success thanks to two first half goals from Jason Stephens, but a late effort from Mike Westcott made for a nervy finish in the blustery conditions.