VAUXHALL Motors Reserves savoured a comfortable win in their West Cheshire League Division One opener against Hale and toasted the contribution of three-goal hero Tom Davies in a 5-0 victory.

Further efforts from Sean Moorcroft and Jay Harvey cemented the victory as the Motormen put down an early marker.

Newly-promoted Capenhurst Villa celebrated their return to the top flight, by taking maximum spoils from their clash wit Ashville, Danny Page obliging with both goals in a 2-1 result.

Sam Hunt bagged the visitors' consolation. but a double from Ryan Nicol proved scant reward for Ellesmere Port Town who capitulated 3-2 at home to Marshalls, Aiden Moorcroft, Cameron Challinor and Ralph Chea finding the net for the victors.

In Division Two, last term's Division Three champions, Aintree Villa, began their quest for back to back titles thanks to a 4-1 decision over Heswall.

A Steve Andrews double was supplemented by further goals from Matty Sohl and Dave Pursglove with Alex Pitt in reply for Kirby.

South Sefton Borough led 2-0 at Mersey Royal before the hosts rallied via Liam Driscoll (3), Andy Rogers (2) and Bert Simmons and emerged 6-2 winners but a goal from Luke Phillips failed to prevent Mallaby from going down 3-1 at Prescot Cable Res.

Josh Parry, Ben Sinclair and an own goal steered the home side over the line.

Honours were shared after an effort from Poulton Royal's Tommy Carrol was negated by a reply from Cheshire Lines' Joey Esan while Rainhill Town Res. edged a 5-4 victory over Litherland Remyca Res courtesy of strikes from Chris Jameson (2), Sean Homer, Adam Warrener and Karl Elias.

The visitors hit back through Cameron Chambers (2), Lewis King and Jack Murphy.

Goals from James Frazier, Neil Roach and Curtis Cummins anchored South Liverpool Res to a 3-1 triumph at West Kirby and their was opening day joy for Maghull Res, who eclipsed Ashville Res. 3-1 with Tom Lynch, Alex Rankin and John Taylor on target.

Saturday's Division Three action saw Marshalls Res. top score, doubles from Luke Pierce and Danny McCrystal helping them to an 8-0 rout of Capenhurst Villa Res.

Newcomers Bootle Res were indebted to efforts from Lewis Armitage (2), Callum Swaine (2) and Lewis Gell for their 5-2 win at fellow new boys Pensby.

Mike Davies struck twice for FC Bootle St. Edmunds but a double form Stewart Jackson assured visitors, Poulton Vics of a share of the points.

Adam Newbolt netted for Helsby but finished on the losing side after Willaston won 3-1 and Marine Res. recorded the same winning scoreline after Ben Short (2) and Alex Northover plundered the goals in Saturday's victory over Neston Nomads Res.