WEST Cheshire League Division One leaders Upton AA stayed top on goal difference after pulling off an excellent 4-1 victory at Richmond Raith Rovers.

The Chester challengers wewre indebted to efforts from Chris Dunning, Chris Coughlin, Will Kent and Lee Guirardo for the win.

Paul Gouthwaite scored the hosts' consolation.

Nearest rivals Vauxhall Motors Reserves stayed in contention, Jamie Eaton (2) and Tom Davies hitting the target in Saturday's 3-1 dedcision over local rivals, Capenhurst Villa.

Efforts from Dan Astbury, Sam Loyd and an own goal helped third placed Chester Nomads to a narrow 3-2 victory at Marshalls while bottom club Hale were on the receiving end again, Sam Hunt and Callum Morrison setting Ashville up for a 2-0 win.

An overdue first win for Neston Nomads came after they beat Redgate Rovers 3-2, thanks to a goal apiece from Paul Ellison, Lewis Clark and Rob Cottrell.

Elliot Toner's goal for Maghull was to no avail as Rainhill Town rallied through Steve Melville and John Kelly in a 2-1 finish.

For the second game running, Newton forfeited another two points following a 2-2 stalemate with Ellesmere Port Town.

Saturday's Division Two action saw Heswall retain top spot as a result of their 5-1 blitz of Maghull Res.

Joe Ford and Adam Walker were double heroes and Steve Forbes also made the scoresheet.

Four-goal hot-shot John Lawless left his calling card as second placed Aintree Villa humbled Mallaby 7-0 while Mersey Royal maintained their challenge.

Adam Smith (2), Leon Detlaff, Andy Rogers and Liam Driscoll obliging in Saturday's 5-2 win at Litherland Remyca Dev.

Two goals from John Pomfrett were supplemented by further efforts from Lee Dermody and player manager Tommy Carroll as Poulton Royal returned to winning ways, savouring a 4-1 result at Rainhill Town Res.

A 13-1 result at Willaston, which featured a six-goal return from Mark Madden and four-goal salvo from Connor Harland, kept Bootle St. Edmunds four points clear at the top of Division Three.

Matt Ward (3) and Sam Denton (2) were tormentors- in-chief as second-placed Rainford Utd beat Chester Nomads Res 7-1.

Poulton Vics were also in goal-hungry mood, Lathan Forrester and Stewart Jackson each scoring twice as Ellesmere Port Town Res were trounced 7-0.

Two-goal Louis Phelan stole the show as Capenhurst Villa Res eclipsed Heswall Res 2-1, while Jay Galloway and Eddie Hawthorne netted for Marshalls Res in their 2-0 victory at Helsby.

The curtain went up on the West Cheshire's Youth Division at the weekend.

Top scorers were Newton, who enjoyed an 8-1 rout of Bootle Accademy, Matty Webster (2), Riley Jones (2), Kieran Frost, Charlie Peckham, Ollie Wiggins and John Carter sharing the goals.

Cam Taylor's hat-trick inspired Litherland Remyca Ath. to a 6-0 verdict over Heswall but a double from Ben Mitchell counted for nothing as Poulton Vics went down 4-2 at Vauxhall Motors, James Dawson, Ellis Jones, Ben Lawrence and Jack Kelly netting for the hosts.