IN the Wirral DFA Junior Cup quarter final Trident fought back from 0-2 down to draw level with goals from Barry Whitfield and Tom Mulryan, but missed chances took the game to penalties and again it was missed efforts that cost them the game as they lost 3-1 in the shoot-out to Higher Beb JFC.

All playing surfaces were very difficult due the heavy rain and caused some postponements, but Upton FC revelled in the conditions as they moved within two points at the top of the No 4 Pacific Road Bistro First Division when beating Eastham Rangers 5-3 in an end-to-end encounter.

On target for Upton were Ryan Thompson (2), Mark Munt, Steve Stewart and Joe Jones, with Martin Marshall, Louis Hopkins and Hayden Birch bagging the replies for Rangers.

Bromborough Town ruined the title hopes of Poulton Vics when beating them 3-1, as Alfie Hawkins, Joe Skinner and Jack Cooke got the goals and Karl Barker netted the lone response.

Action from the Moreton Alarms Supplies Second Division saw Vineyard close the gap at the top following their 3-1 success against Delta Colts Parkfield thanks goals from Tom Mole, Kyle Sloan and Lachlan Pote.

The score at half time was 1-1 after Lewis Ward had levelled for Delta.

Despite Max Leigh scoring for Wallasey Wolves they lost 4-1 to North Wirral Saints who had Callum Sait, Sam Platt, Matty Pagdin and Sean Wright as their marksmen to stay in the promotion hunt.

Barnston PV regained winning ways after their 4-2 victory over Wallasey Wanderers due to Reece Orton netting twice and Tom Ellis and George Pickthall bagging a goal apiece.

Hitting the replies were Connor Jackson and Macauley Lathom as Wanderers remain fourth in the division.

West Kirby United progressed into the Cheshire CFA Youth Cup and will represent the league in the final after their hard-fought 2-1 success over Vauxhalls Youth, thanks to efforts from Adam Pettitt and Josh Sutton in a great team performance.