THE West Cheshire League's bid to win back the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup began last Saturday and in a first round all-Division One tie, Chester Nomads overcame South Wirral outfit Neston Nomads 7-2.

Tormentors-in-chief were four goal hot shot, Jordan Lee and hat trick hero, Charlie Mann.

A Louis Clark double was the hosts' response, and it was a bad day also for Neston's neighbours, Capenhirst Villa, who finished 0-0 with Division Two counterparts Poulton Royal, before going down 4-3 on penalties.

Robbie Hicks and Jake Quarmby netted for Willaston in their 2-2 stalemate with Shaftesbury YC and after an epic shoot-out, it was Willaston who emerged 10-9 victors.

Lewie Moynes obliged for Ashville in a 1-1 draw at Govan Athletic, but the Wallasey challengers lost out 4-2 on penalties. 

It was a similar tale of woe for Pensby, who also lost 4-2 on pens after they had finished 2-2 with Cheadle.

Stewart Jackson's solitary effort failed to prevent Poulton Vics from losing out 4-1 to Mellor and it was an early exit for Mallaby, beaten 6-0 by 2018 winners, Knutsford.

Penalties were also needed to settle Upton AA's tussle with Princes Villa and it was the Division One's side who progressed when going through 7-6 on pens, after 90 minutes had produced a 4-4 dtraw.

On the domestic scene, Vauxhall Motors Res, took over at the top of Division One after Jay Eaton (2), Tom Davies, Dean Nunn and Jay Harvey scored in Saturday's 5-1 eclipse of Redgate Rovers.

Efforts from Dave Baird, Elliot Hughes and Tom Blundell sealed a 3-1 result for third placed Mossley Hill Ath, against Richmond Raith Rovers, while South Liverpool won by the same margin against Marshalls, Mason Nevitt (2) and Stuart Cornfoot finding the net for South.

In Division Two, leaders Aintree Villa scored through Steve Andrews and John Lawless but surrendered their 100 percent record after South Liverpool Reserves hit back via Jake Lamour-Johnson and Jordan McDonough.

Despite an effort from Lewis King, Litherland Remyca Dev capitulated 2-1 to replies from Ashville Res' Callum Smith and Luke Fitzgibbons.

Prescot Cables Res' 2-0 decision over Mossley Hill Ath. Res. featured a goal apiece from John Morgan and Josh Perry, and it was celebration time for Rainhill Town Res, who beat South Sefton Borough Res 4-2 with goals from Chris Raynard (2), Andy O'Toole and Sean Homer.

A Mark Madden hat trick was supplemented by an effort from John Howard as Division Three leaders, Bootle St. Edmunds stayed four points in credit at the top, after beating West Kirby Res 4-2.

Alex Grisedale (3) and Sam Denton were the main men as second placed Rainford Town blitzed Bootle Res 8-0 while hat tricks from Josh Woods and Tommy Hewlett anchored promotion rivals, Marine Res to a 7-2 result over Heswall Res.

Brothers James and Sam Crickshank shared the goals as Aintree Villa Res won 2-1 at Neston Nomads Res, while Adam Langley and Dan Forrester hit the target for Marshalls Res in their 2-0 victory at Ellesmere Port Town Res.

Saturday's Youth Division action saw Lower Breck stay three points clear at the top, Bobby Walsh (2), Jay Hammill and Alfie Dwyer scoring in the 4-2 win against Litherland Remyca Ath and Heswall U17's savoured their first win, Connor Wolfe and Matty Walsh in the 2-1 triumph over Maghull u18s.

Matty Grivoski weighed in with both goals as Marshalls U17's won 2-0 at Bootle Accademy U18s.