Capenhurst Villa went level on points with the leaders Mersey Royal, at the top of the West Cheshire League's Division One, after a solitary strike from Kevin Fields secured maximum returns from the South Wirral challengers' trip to Aintree Villa.

But despite a Connor Rankin double, Maghull passed up the chance to assume pole position, after they were pegged back by replies from Newton's Ross McDowell and Jackson Ellis.

At Villa Park, sixth-placed Ashville had Tommy Johnstone, Josh Maldon and Lewy Moynes on the mark in Saturday's 3-1 eclipse of Vauxhall Motors Res., who had Kieron Fair in reply.

A goal from Rainhill Town's Luke Edwards was scant reward against Chester Nomads, who savoured a 5-1 victory thanks to efforts from Ben Coward (2), Max Carter, Lewis Davenport and Luis Moss , while Owen Cassidy (2) and Nathan Peet applied the finishing touches, as Mossley Hill Ath. triumphed 3-1 at Heswall. Scott Connolly obliged for the hosts..

Still searching for their first league win, bottom club, Ellesmere Port Town, had Ben Crossley on the mark, but capitulated 5-1 to goals from Prescot Cables Res.' Yaz Houssen (2), Dylan Jeffery (2), and John Morgan.

On the County scene, current Division One leaders, Mersey Royal, are still to taste defeat but came close at the weekend and had to overturn a 2-1 deficit with five minutes remaining, to snatch a 3-2 result at Cheshire AFL counterparts, Poynton, in Saturday's Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup 2nd round. Lewy Willingham, Kieran Cartwright and Liam Driscoll did the business.

Division Two leaders, Marine U23s, went three points clear at the top, after Junior Siyakholwa, Darren Brannigan, Luke Williams-Jones, Harrison Worden and Alex Northover shared the goals in a 5-3 win against South Liverpool Res, Josh Bridge scoring all three of the visitors' goals.

Shaun Parrington also bagged a hat trick, and was joined on the scoresheet by Danny Murphy, but their efforts failed to prevent Poulton Vics from losing 5-4 to replies from Runcorn Sports' Stephen Jackson, Will Magee, Mike Hindley, Steve Woodward and Joe Last.

Kyle Bennet put West Kirby in front at the Wirral Tennis Centre before hosts Mallaby came back through Jordan Martin and Lee Bridge but were subsequently made to pay, after a second goal from Bennet allied to further efforts from Mason Moyers and Tila Davies saw Kirby emerge 4-2 victors.

Fourth placed Cheshire Lines, with goals from Chris Cruickshanks, Sam Dickson and Jack Elomaa eclipsed Mossley Hill Ath. Res. 3-2, Ali Soumahoro and John Ashton responding for the visitors,.

Meanwhile, Marshalls Res., with goals from Alex Blackburn, Jacob Till and Alex Scultz overcame Rainhill Town Res. 3-1, Jacob McCoy posting for Town.

Friday evening saw Bootle Res. recapture top spot in Division Three, but they had to settle for a point, following a 2-2 stalemate with Poulton Vics Res.

Efforts from Bootle's Joel Rea and Joe Carroll were negated by replies from Vics' Jason Bull and Steve Abbott.

Ellesmere Port Town Res. celebrated their first win of the season, and eased themselves clear of the bottom of the table, after efforts from Amine Hafsi (2), Joe Hayes, Joe Humphreys and Mouhab Hafsi cemented a fine 5-1 decision over Heswall Res. who had Dan O'Halloran on target.

A Darryl Hellon penalty was West Kirby Res.' contribution, but it was Mersey Harps's who profited, Eamon Kelly and James McDade netting in a 2-1 victory.

And it was a bad day for Willaston, who lost 4-0 at Groves - Ryan Maxwell (2), George Patchett and Ryan Bailey scoring for the Ellesmere Port newcomers.

Elsewhere, Poulton Royal's 2-0 success at Neston Nomads featured efforts from Danny Lmara and Ben Hawitt.

City of Liverpool Partisans were elevated to third place in the Youth Division after goals from Tom Ward (2), Jamie Franklin, Will Harrison and Joe Howard paved the way for a 5-4 result at AFC Knowsley South.

Lewis Read (2), Simon Hagos and Georgie Burgess scored Knowsley's consolations.

Chris Hapi-Fankum netted for Mossley Hill but it was visitors, Poulton Vics who profited, with Bill Bailey, Tom Davies and Tom Dougherty finding the net in a 3-1 triumph.