It was business as usual for South Liverpool, who re-assumed leadership of the MSC Express West Cheshire League's Division One, following Saturday's 4-0 eclipse of Aintree Villa, writes Ernie McDonald.

With four wins from as many starts, South posted the win courtesy of a goal apiece from Mason Nevitt, Ali Birmingham, Brad Williams and Jack McCourt, and are now three points clear at the top.

Also unbeaten, are third placed Redgate Rovers, who triumphed 5-2 over Chester Nomads, with Robbie McDonald, Dan Abdous, Sam Crane, Connor Wright and Danny O'Leary on the mark. The visitors had Ben Coward and Charlie Mann in reply, while a solitary strike from Kieran Hamm earned Vauxhall Motors Res. maximum spoils from their South Wirral derby with Capenhurst Villa.

Liam Keenan was the scorer, as Prescot Cables Res. beat Ashville by the same scoreline.

A smart double from Anthony Dunleavy set Rainhill Town up for a 4-1 win against Upton AA who had Lee Guiardo on the scoresheet and Newton came away with a point, after efforts from Dom Coddington, Ryan Beigan and Ross McDowell cancelled out goals from Mossley Hill Ath.'s Caleb James, Nathan Peet ans Owen Cassidy.

Adam Moorcroft (2), Matty Grivosti and Eddie Hawthorne shared the scoring duties, as Marshalls savoured a 4-0 decision over basement side, Ellesmere Port Town.

Division Two leaders, Heswall, were indebted to efforts from Graham Mort (2), Jack Darlington, Jamie Gardiner and an own goal, for their 5-1 success against South Liverpool Res.,while nearest rivals, Bootle St.Edmunds, were anchored to a 5-2 victory over Litherland Remyca Dev. by doubles from Mark Madden and John Howard. Mike Davies also netted for the victors.

Goals from Liam Owen and Harvey Sample proved decisive, as Poulton Victoria pulled off a fine 2-1 win at Cheshire Lines..

Ben Sinclair nodded Rainhill Town Res. in front on 43 mins at Mallaby before Tom Black bundled home an 82nd minute equaliser for the hosts. Despite a double from John Pomphrett, Poulton Royal capitulated 5-2 at home to Marine Res. who sealed the win inspired by a Liam Van Gelder hat trick.

Charlie McInnes (2) and Ali Major found the net as West Kirby won 3-0 at Neston Nomads and it was a good day for Maghull Res., Will O'pray, Danny Rickets, Adam Wilkinson and Sam Lawrenson hitting the target in their side's 4-0 verdict over Ashville Res.

South Sefton Borough's 3-2 win against Mossley Hill Ath. Res. featured strikes from Lewis King, Dan Hayden and Max Rudd.

Unbeaten Division Three leaders, Marshalls Res. scored through Reza Gharooni but forfeited points after they finished 1-1 at Aintree Villa Res., Tom Davidson levelling the issue.

Second placed Runcorn Sports, with goals from Keir Fenlon and George Webster, maintained interest after beating Bootle Res. 2-0, and Capenhurst Villa Res. recorded their first win of the season, Tom Britton bagging both goals in a 2-1 victory at West Kirby Res.

Tom McGill went one better, his hat trick the mainstay in Sutton Ath.'s 10-1 blitz of local rivals, Ellesmere Port Town Res.

Third placed Helsby suffered their first defeat, after Kieran Donoghue netted to earn visitors Heswall Res. all three points.

Two goals from Sam Hayward and a Lewis Carter effort were enough as Willaston won 3-1 at Poulton Victoria Res.

In the Youth Division, a four goal blast from Alfie Lang, was the talking point, after Knowsley South celebrated their first win of the season when they romped home 7-3 against Netherley Wood Lane.

Alex Parry and Matty Walsh scored for Heswall but it was unbeaten leaders, South Liverpool who profited, Billy Eaglestone, Charlie Gresham and Tom Evans replying to swing a 3-2 result.

Second placed Litherland Remyca Ath. stayed in the leaders' slipstream, after they won 3-2 at Runcorn Linnets, with goals from Liam O'Brien, Ethan Highton and Lucas Smith.