AN Alex McMillan double was supplemented by further efforts from Craig Jones, Luke Edwards and Stephen Melville, as Rainhill Town romped home 5-0 against basement outfit West Kirby and stayed three points in credit at the top of the West Cheshire League's Division One.

Nearest rivals Maghull, maintained interest after they won 3-0 at Chester Nomads while Newton's challenge from off the pace retained momentum, after efforts from Gerrard King and James Law secured a 2-1 result over Mossley Hill Athletic.

Respective marksmen in Hale's 2-2 stalemate with Neston Nomads were Jimmy Eaves, Sam Sullivan, Jack Lloyd and Lewis Clark.

The West Cheshire suffered a bad day in the Cheshire FA Amateur Cup semi finals, after Ellesmere Port Town lost 2-1 at Helsby and South Wirral neighbours, Vauxhall Motors Res. went down by the same scoreline against Blacon YC.

In Division Two, goals from Joe Kelly and Adam Walker assured second-placed Heswall of a 2-0 victory at Prescot Cables Reserves and to within four points of current leaders, Capenhurst Villa.

A Matty Quinn double anchored third-placed Page Celtic to a 3-1 win at Ashville Res and Mallaby also had cause for celebration after they eclipsed Maghull Res, 3-1 courtesy of a goal apiece from Jack Ledsham, Tommy Johnstone and Ben Graham.

Peter Silcock's solitary strike won the day for Litherland Remyca Dev against Wirral SB and it was a similar story for South Liverpool Res who were indebted to a goal from Craig Smith against Mossley Hill Ath Res.

Division Three leaders, Aintree Villa stayed top on goal difference, after efforts from Dave Pursglove (2) and John Lawless helped them to a 3-0 decision over Poulton Royal, but nearest rivals South Sefton Borough Res stayed in the hunt after they overcame Ellesmere Port Town Res 6-2, Liam Van Gelder, Eammon Price and Anton Yool each bagging doubles.

Ben Pearson and Callum Blondel also scored twice as Neston Nomads Res. savoured a 5-0 result over Burscough Dynamo.

Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup fourth round action saw Richmond Raith Rovers progress at the expense of rival West Cheshire Division One club South Liverpool, Aiden Preston, Jonathan Parkinson and Anthony Court obliging in a 3-0 success and in the Liverpool Junior Cup fourth round,

Marshalls Res overcame Red Rum 3-0 while Redgate Rovers Res won 5-4 against Stoneycroft on pens.

The West Cheshire League is inviting applications for the post of honorary referees secretary for 2019/20 season.

The successful applicant would be responsible for the appointment of assistant referees for Division One League and Cup games and for the appointment of Referee for Divisions two and three together with Youth Division League and Cup games.

Interested persons are advised to contact the League Chairman, Les Watson (0151 638 7564 e-mail or acting honorary Secretary, Jose Damiao (01244 383221 e-mail