Despite a deserved equaliser from Liam Driscoll, second placed Mersey Royal forfeited their unbeaten record to current MSC Express West Cheshire League Division One leaders South Liverpool, following a pulsating end-to-end contest at the Wirral Tennis Centre.

Brad Williams opened the visitors' account midway through the second half and completed a double with the decider, seven minutes from time.

Newton capitulated to a solitary effort from Maghull's Wayne Smith, while third-placed Mossley Hill Ath, secured a 4-3 result at Marshalls, thanks to efforts from Elliot Hughes (2), Nathan Peet and Joe Hornby.

A smart double from Andy Rogers was supplemented by further efforts from Jay Harvey, Jamie Eaton and Bert Kelly, as Vauxhall Motors Res. beat local rivals, Ellesmere Port Town 5-1 and it was celebration time for Ashville, with Tom Davies (2), Josh Maldon, Ben Greenop, Lewy Moynes and Osh Sheridan finding the net in Saturday's 6-1 rout of Capenhurst Villa.

Title hopefuls, Poulton Victoria, maintained their push for successive promotions and a long-awaited return to top flight foootball, following Saturday's 3-0 eclipse of Litherland Remyca Dev. in the MSC Express West Cheshire League's Division Two.

Harvey Sample struck twice and was joined on the scoresheet by Steve Kane, as Vics leapfrogged Heswall and moved into second place in the table, four points adrift of current unbeaten leaders, Bootle St.Edmunds.

Jon Pomfrett and Anthony Corser found the net for Poulton Royal, but it was fourth-placed visitors West Kirby who profited, after replies from Jamie Manifold, Joe Sephton and Ricci Neill secured a 3-2 result and confirmed Kirby's seventh win of the season.

A Curtis Cummins hat-trick allied to a goal from Bobby Murphy did the trick as South Liverpool Res. won 4-2 against basement side, Neston Nomads, who had Josh Payne and Callum Blondell on the mark.

Matty Lowe (2) and Jack Ralphson shared the scoring duties as Rainhill Town Res. savoured a 3-1 decision over Marine Res. Darren Brannigan obliged for the visitors.

In Division Three, Cape's reserve side had a better day, when doubles from Leo Young, Liam Sparks and Rowan Whelan anchored them to a 6-4 triumph at Neston Res., who hit back through Nathan Mewis, Harry Edwards, Cameron Twist and Connor Tinkler.

A lone strike from Tila Davies was enough, as West Kirby Res. took maximum spoils from their tussle with Poulton Royal Res.

Chris Brown netted for Mersey Harps but it was visitors, Poulton Vics Res. who won 3-1; Adam Walker, Steve Abbott and an own goal settling the issue.

Youth Division leaders, South Liverpool, went four points clear at the top after goals from Liam Griffiths, Jack Burke, Owen Griffiths and McKenzie Hilton inspired them to a 4-1 result over Netherley Wood Lane Legion. Anton Riding was Netherley's marksman.

Lewis Handford and Steve Leather netted for Runcorn Town who finished 2-2 with Bootle and in another stalemate, doubles from Maghull's Billy Steele and Carlos Swain-Velaco were cancelled out by replies from Litherland Remyca's Dan Curran, Will Lawson and a brace of own goals.