CHESTER Nomads recorded their fifth win of the season and as a result, were elevated to fourth place in the race for the West Cheshire League's Division One title.

Saturday's 3-2 eclipse of South Wirral outfit, Neston Nomads, was confirmed by a goal apiece from Dale Harris, Ed Moss and Charlie Mann.

Both goals for the visitors were claimed by Paul Ellison.

The same scoreline assured Marshalls of all three points from their tussle with reigning champions, Newton - Eddie Hawthorne, Jake Smith and Stevie Teare finding the net for the winners.

In Division Two, Heswall went top but had to come from 3-1 down to salvage a point at rival promotion contenders, Mersey Royal.

Leon Detlaff, Ryan Coles and Lam Driscoll netted for the Royal with Kieran Harris, Louis O'Brian and Adam Walker in reply for the visitors.

Despite goals from Matty Lowe and Jack Harding, Rainhill Town Res. capitulated 4-2 to doubles from Ashville Reserves' Andy Cooke and Harry Murray.

Two-goal Sharif Musuf was joined on the scoresheet by Luke Partington as South Liverpool Res triumphed 3-0 at Poulton Royal, but two penalties from Ethan Sheen failed to prevent Mallaby from going down 7-2 at Litherland Remyca Dev. who had Peter Silcock (3), Tom Kayll, Chris Walker, Ian Waldies and Sam Rimmer on the mark.

Unbeaten Division Three leaders Bootle St Edmunds opened up a six-point lead at the top after efforts from Jay Riley, Lewis O'Reilly, John Howard, Mark Madden and Liam Farrell helped them to a 5-1 result over Capenhurst Villa Res.

Ross Meadows obliged with both goals as Neston Nomads Res won 2-0 at Marshalls Res, while a goal from Chester Nomads Res' Mike Jeffs was negated by a reply from Pensby FC's Dan O'Halloran.

Lewis Armitage and Ellis Mooney netted for Bootle Res, but still finished on the losing side, after replies from Kevin Connel Alan Jarvis and Sam Cruickshank anchored Aintree Villa Res to a 3-2 success.

It was business as usual for Youth Division leaders, Lower Breck U18s, who made it seven wins from as many starts after Bobby Walsh (3), Charlie Hill (3) and Jack Ward shared the goals in an 8-0 rout of Heswall U17s.

Nearest rivals Vauxhall Motors U18s, stayed in contention after they beat Marshalls Barkhill U17s 4-0 inspired by a Dylan Jeffrey hat-trick.

Ellis Jones was the other marksman.

On the District scene, Poulton Vics eliminated Division Three rivals Willaston in the Wirral FA Senior Cup second round, Stewy Jackson (2), Leighton Clarke and Liam Owen bagging the goals in a 4-0 win.

Liverpool-based West Cheshire clubs featured in the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup third round met with mixed fortunes.

Maghull scored through Sam Wilkie but fell victim to a late goal as BRNESC emerged 2-1 winners.

Sean Robinson's hat trick set Mossley Hill Ath up for a 5-2 success at Cheshire Lines, but it was the end of the line for South Liverpool who suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool NALGO.

Following a 1-1 stalemate, Rainhill Town won 5-4 on pens against Sefton Ath, while a fourgoal Salvo from Redgate Rovers' Jacob Jones steered his side to 7-0 victory over Sidac.

Division Two side, Aintree Villa, finished 2-2 with Page Celtic before going through 3-0 on pens.