WEST Cheshire League's first honours of the season went to Newton, the reigning Division One Champions lifting the Bill Weight Memorial Trophy after beating Pyke Cup holders Redgate Rovers in midweek.

Following a 2-2 stalemate, Lee Kissock's men triumphed 3-2 on penalties but Saturday told a different story, after Newton came a cropper in their Wirral & District FA Senior Cup Preliminary round tie against Vauxhall Motors Reserves, who won 2-1, thanks to goals from Tom Davies and Jay Harvey.

A Ryan Nicoll hat trick anchored Ellesmere Port Town to a 4-1 result at Neston No mads and it was celebration time for Willaston who ousted West Kirby 2-0, with Jake Quarmby and Sean Lunt on the mark.

Tom Quinn and Stewy Jackson each struck twice as Poulton Vics eliminated Mallaby 4-1 and Dom Hoppe was another two-goal star who shone for Capenhurst Villa in their 2-1 win aganst Heswall.

On the County scene, congratulations to Division Two outfit Mersey Royal, who pulled the mat from under Egerton in a Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup 1st round clash.

Lam Siddorn (2), Ryan Coles and Liam Driscoll netted in the 4-1 win.

In the Wirral & District FA Amateur Cup first round, Heswall Res accounted for St Saviours on pens, following a 1-1 finish and Ashville Res also progressed, Sam Healey, Scott Towers, Joel Campbell and an own goal gleaning a 4-2 success over West Kirby Res.

Goal-hungry Newton Youth negotiated their Wirral & District FA Junior Cup first round hurdle when they overcame Neston Nomads Vets, 5-1 courtesy of efforts from Riley Jones (2), Matty Webster, Jon Carter and Kieran Frost.

Despite a goal from Paul Gouthwaite, Rcihmond Raith Rovers went down 3-1 at Waterloo Dock in the Liverpool CFA Challenge Cup first round.

Hat tricks from Jordan Dilworth and Nathan Jones inpired Rdgate Rovers to a 7-0 rout of Prescot Cables Res, but in a closer finish, Maghull were indebted to goals from Dylan Fitzsimmons, Marcus Stewart and Jordan Holmes for their 3-2 result at South Sefton Borough.

A Victor Da S ilva double helped Cheshire Lines to a 6-2 win at Quarry Bank Old Boys and Steve Andrews followed suit with two for Aintree Villa who went through after beating Sankey Vale 5-0.

Three-goal Nathan Peet was joined on the scoresheet by Sean Robinson as Mossley Hill Ath posted a 4-1 win over Eagle Sports.

Mossley's second string were in action against Poulton Royal in Division Two and had Adele Mohammed (2), Ben Jones, Dave Sharkey and Jordan Martin on target in a 5-3 victory.

Max Hornsby, Jack Copeland, Dave Lynch and Dylan Fairfield shared the goals as Maghull Res emerged 4-1 victors against South Liverpool Res.

In Division Three, Rainford Town went level on points at the top, with leaders Boole St Edmunds after romping home 11-3 against luckless Pensby, but third-placed Marine Res forfeited ground after they were held 2-2 by Ellesmere Port Town Res.

Helsby's 6-1 victory over Capenhuerst Villa Res was confirmed by efforts from Lee Turkington (3), Adam Newbolt, Chris Hunt and Steve Jackson.

Youth Division title challengers, Vauxhall Motors U18's afforded little mercy to Heswall U17's in Saturday's 8-0 bltz which saw goals from Dylan Jeffreys (3), Jack Kelly (2), Kieran Fair (2) and Jack Sconce.

Leaders, Lower Breck made it three wins from as many outings after goals from Jay Hammil, Ben Wynne and Jack Graham steered them to a 3-1 win over Marshalls Barkhill.