TWO successive defeats have cost Capenhurst Villa dearly in the race for the West Cheshire League's Division Two title and the South Wirral challengers also forfeited their long term grip on top spot.

Despite a double from Danny Page, Cape suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Cheshire Lines, which saw Page Celtic assume pole position, after a five goal salvo from Dean Sacklock anchored them to a 10-1 rout of Rainhill Town Res.

A real end-to-ender at Wirral Tennis Centre produced goal apiece and honours shared when Mallaby's tussle with South Liverpool Res resulted in a 4-4 stalemate while while Jordan Holmes, Dave Lynch and Mike Cummins applied the finishing touches as Maghull Res made it two on the trot with a 3-0 victory over Litherland Remyca Dev.

Division One leaders Newton were given a run for their money against Upton AA, but emerged 5-4 victors courtesy of goals from Ryan Beigan (2), Ross McDowell, Gerard King and Paul Kearns to safeguard their four point advantage.

Nearest rivals Rainhill Town eclipsed Maghull 2-1 and a goal from Connor Barton was enough as Vauxhall Motors Res beat neighbours Ellesmere Port Town.

Two goal Sam Hunt took the plaudits as Ashville beat Chester Nomads 3-2 with Jack Delgado and Sam Manton in reply for the visitors.

Doubles from James Thomas and Alex Woodcock helped South Liverpool to a 7-0 win against Neston Nomads and Craig Blackwell was another two-goal star who shone in Redgate Rovers' 2-1 success at West Kirby.

Aintree Villa won 6-0 at Marshalls Res, thanks to goals from Dave Pursglove (2), Josh Cavanagh (2), Matty Sohl and Tom Jump and that result extended their lead at the top of Division Three to six points.

Matty Petts and Simon Andrews applied the finishing touches as Chester Nomads Res won 2-1 at Neston Nomads Res, but goals from Lee Dermody and Jay Thompson failed to prevent Pouton Royal from capitulating 6-2 at Burscough Dynamao.

Isaac Sharples (2), Dillon Busque-Green (2), Sam DeBacker and Jay Pretten obliged for the hosts.

In the Youth Division, Peter Silcock struck three times as Litherland Remyca U18 romped home 7-0 against West Kirby U18 and in contrast a solitary effort from Alfie Dwyer assured Lower Breck U17 of maximum returns from their encounter with Vauxhall Motors U18.

The West Cheshire AFL invite applications for the post of honorary publicity officer for the 2019/20 season.

The successful applicant would be responsible for compiling a weekly Round Up for the League's website and for the issuing of a periodic News Letter which would be on a quarterly or more frequent basis, and can be on paper or digital format.

Help would be provided in integration into the role.

Interested? Contact League Chairman, Les Watson, (0151-638 7564) e-mail or Acting League Secretary, Jose Damiao (01244383221)