Poulton Vics progressed to the third round of the Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup with victory over Knutsford at Levers.

A sparkling double from young Liam Owen, coupled with an effort from Tom Quinn, proved conclusive, as the West Cheshire League Division Two outfit overcame their Cheshire AFL counterparts 3-0.

In an all Division One clash, Ashville - thanks to goals from Tommy Johnstone and Josh Maldon - accounted for Heswall, who had Joe Ford in response, while an effort from Lewis Davin failed to prevent Ellesmere Port Town from going down 3-1 at home to Crewe.

It was the end of the line also for Capenhurst Villa, who had Steve Rowlands and Jamie Easton on target but capitulated 4-2 to replies from Chester Nomads' Ben Coward (3) and Max Carter.

At Newton Ath., the hosts went in front against Mallaby before a rasping 76th minute drive from Jack Ireland took the game to penalties, with the visitors claiming a 4-2 victory, thanks to two stunning saves from Kieran Burnett.

Richie McQuade was on target for Vauxhall Motors Res. in a 1-1 stalemate with Broadheath Central and it was the Motormen who prevailed 3-1 on spot kicks.

On the domestic scene, Bootle St. Edmunds eroded Mersey Royal's lead at the top of Division One to a single point., after three-goal Mark Madden stole the show in Saturday's 4-1 decision over Prescot Cables Res.

Fortune smiled on third-placed Maghull, who were indebted to a brace of own goals, and an effort from Lewis King which confirmed their 3-1 result at Aintree Villa.

At Millcroft, a Jackson Ellis double, allied to a goal from John Paul Kissock anchored the hosts to a 3-2 win over Mossley Hill Ath. who hit back via Dan Forrester and Jay Farr.

Division Two action witnessed four drawn games. Second placed Marine U23s spurned the chance to assume pole position, after they were held 1-1 at West Kirby. Respective marksmen were Jeylan Moore for Kirby and Darren Brannigan.

Steve Rothwell, Mike Sykes and Connor Sanderson hit the target for Rainford Utd. in their 3-3 nail biter with Ashville Res., and a goal from Cheshire Lines's Leon Williams was negated by a reply from South Liverpool Res.' Luke Partington.

Charlie Eadie and Matty McHale netted for Maghull Res.who shared the spoils when Mossley Hill Ath. Res. replied through Ali Soumaharo and Geoff Ferneyhough.

Promtion chasing South Wirral outfit, Sutton Ath. took over at the top of Division Three, when a Matty Hall double was supplemented by further efforts from Mason Flavell, Callum Doyle, Matty Vickers and an own goal in a convincing 6-1 win at Mersey Harps.

Despite efforts from Alessandro Malletta and Simon Andrews, Chester Nomads Res. lost out 6-2 to goals from Poulton Royal's Dan Lamara (2), Tommy Carroll (2), Steve Casey and Ben Hawitt.

Capenhurst Villa Res. were too good on the day for West Kirby Res. Rowan Whelan, John Britton and Matty Hickman applying the finishing touches in a 3-0 victory and it was celebration time for Heswall Res., with Connor Egan (2), Dan O'Halloran (2), and Jamie Steele finding the net in Saturday's 5-1 rout of Aintree Villa Res.

Willaston, with goals from Sean Hayward and Robbie Hicks, returned to winning ways thanks to a 2-1 success against Ellesmere Port Town Res. Joe Hayes scored the visitors' consolation.

Jay Thomas, Dylan Doyle and Connor Griffiths netted for Poulton Royal Res. but it was third-placed Runcorn Sports who profited, Steve Butler (2), Ryan Burnell and Alex Sharp scoring in a 4-3 turnover.

A Mike Martin double failed to prevent Runcorn Linnets Yellow from going down 6-2 at home in their Youth Division tussle with City of Liverpool Partisans, and it was honours even after goals from Mossley Hill's Asher Duncan, Mohammed Alsagga and a Christopher Hapi-Fankham penalty were cancelled out by two penalties from South Liverpool's Charlie Gresham and a further effort from Jack Burke.

In midweek, congratulations go to Prescot Cables Res. who progressed to the LCFA's Challenge Cup 2nd round after they eclipsed Halebank 4-0, with goals from Ben Sabatina, John Morgan, Dylan Jeffery and Tom Cullen.