MERSEY Royal progressed to the West Cheshire League's Shield final following Saturday's 3-0 eclipse of Marshalls Res.

The result was confirmed thanks to goals from Adam Smith, Andy Rogers and Liam Driscoll.

Royal will now face Aintree Villa in the final, after a four-goal blast from Josh Cavanagh and an effort from John Lawless anchored the Liverpool outfit to a 5-3 decision over Poulton Royal, who hit back via John Pomphrett (2) and Luke Street.

Peter Silcock was another four goal star who left his calling card as Litherland Remyca Youth stepped up in grade, and overcame Heswall Res 8-3 in the Development Trophy first round.

Ellesmere Port Town Res were another Division Three side who perished at the hands of Youth Division opposition, when goals from Charlie Taylor, Mickey Worth Nick Sutton, Jack Johnson and Nick Kay steered Maghull Youth to a 5-4 success.

Newton's 3-2 win against Vauxhall Motors Res. in midweek, featured goals from Ryan Beigan (2) and James Law and saw the Frankby challengers go four points clear at the top of Division One.

On Saturday Motors' fortunes changed for the better, Thomas Davies (2) and Jay Harvey finding the net in a 3-2 win against Richmond Raith Rovers but despite goals from Sean Harrison and Dave Baird, the same scoreline went against Moassley Hill Ath, who capitulated to replies from Uptonn AA's Joe Ormrod (2) and Lee Guiardo.

Local rivals, Chester Nomads, also hit form and posted a 2-0 win over Hale courtesy of a goal apiece from Sandro Malleta and Jordan Lee.

Mason Nevitt's hat trick was supplemented by further efforts from Bradley Coulter and Jack Higgins as South Liverpool energed 5-2 victors against Ashville. The visitors had Liam Davies and Kyle Smith in reply.

In Division Two, Stephen Melville (2), Mark Leather and Joe Croxford netted for Rainhill Town Res., who beat Cheshire Lines 4-0, but 90 minutes failed to produce a goal between Ashville Res and Prescot Cables Res.

Rhys Maurer and Elliot Taylor applied the finishing touches as Litherland Remyca Dev. accounted for South Liverpool Res. 2-1.

Division Three action saw Redgate Rovers Res. experience mixed luck in Division Three, when going down 4-1 to Marshalls Res. on Wednesday before celebrating a 3-1 win over Chester Nomads Res. on Saturday with goals from Johnny Fell and Jordan Dilworth. James Andrews was Nomads' marksman.