FIVE-goal Lee Guiardo took the plaudits after West Cheshire Division One outfit, Upton AA , put paid to Crossway in the Chester & District FA's Challenge Cup second round.

Nathan Mapletoft, Joe Melia, Will Griffiths and Chris Coughlin also netted in the 9-0 blitz but despite a goal from Charlie Mann, local rivals, Chester Nomads, paid the price after they lost 3-1 to Malpas.

In the Wirral & District FA's Amateur Cup second round, it was an easy ride for Heswall Reserves, who accounted for Groves 6-0 thanks to goals from Jack Colligan (3), Iain Colligan (2) and Danny Kendall.

Bidding for their third Division One title in four years, South Liverpool went five points clear at the top when doubles from Mason Nevitt and Brad Williams anchored them to a 6-0 victory over Capenhurst Villa.

Goals from Maghull's Joel Richardson and Sam Wilkie were negated by replies from Ashville's Abe Dobson and Josh Maldon while Rainhill Town were indebted to Steve Melville and an own goal, which sealed their 2-1 win against Redgate Rovers.

New leaders in Division Two are Heswall who leapfrogged Prescot Cables Res. after efforts from Joe Ford, Louis O'Brien and Matty Holt set up a 3-2 decision over Mossley Hill Athletic Reserves, who had Cale Jones and James Feltham in reply.

Adam Shelton bagged the only goal as South Lverpool Res. took maximum spoils from their trip to Ashville Reserves and a resurgent West Kirby maintained their purple patch; Ryan Smith, Alex Major and Charlie McInnes scoring in a 3-0 win against Cheshire Lines.

A goal from Sean Walker counted for nothing as Litherland Remyca Dev capitulated 4-1 to replies from Maghull Reserves' Sam Lawrenson, Mike Cummins, Dave Lynch and Connor Rankin.

Mark Barnes, Liam Van Gelder and Mark Kilroy made the scoresheet as South Sefton Borough Reserves beat Poulton Royal 3-0.

It was business as usual for unbeaten Division Three leaders Bootle St Edmunds, who made it twelve wins from fourteen starts and went six points clear at the top after efforts from Mark Madden (3) and Louis O'Reilly confirmed a 402 result at Helsby.

Brothers Tom and Lee Turkington netted for the hosts.

Stephen Teale and Luke Arnold obliged for West Kirby Reserves in their 2-0 triumph at Neston Nomads Reserves, while Ben Coward (3), Jamie Edge, Orlando Gomez and Matty Petts found the net as Chester Nomads Reserves won 6-3 against Aintree Villa Res.

Jon Chu, Kevin Connell and Sam Cruickshank netted Villa's consolations.

Youth Division action saw Dylan Jefferey (2) and Ellis Jones claim the goals as Vauxhall Motors U18s assumed pole position after beating Newton U18s 3-2.

Efforts from Marshalls U17s Ben Craig and Kyle Hensahw were cancelled out by replies from Litherland Remyca U18s Rhys Maurer and Elliot Taylor. Danny Kendal was a three-goal hot shot as Heswall U17s won 4-3 at Maghull U18s.