Bidding to win the West Cheshire League's Division One title for the third time in their history, Ashville increased their advantage at the top to four points after efforts from Adam Dunners and Mike Reynolds secured a narrow 2-1 decision over Heswall who hit back via Nathan Johnston.

Nearest rivals, Mersey Royal were unengaged, which allowed third placed Maghull to take closer order, thanks to a 4-1 result over Prescot Cables Res.

Jordan Holmes, Nick Kerr, Robbie McDonald and John Holmes shared the goals with Jack Gorry in reply for the visitors.

Rainhill Town's fine 3-0 win at Chester Nomads, was confirmed by a goal apiece from Jay Aspinall, Joel Jackson and Chris Hughes.

Six points now separate the top two in Division Two and leaders Mine enhanced their claims for promotion at the first time of asking after they won 2-0 at Poulton Vics with Darren Brannigan and Jack Murphy on the mark.

Honours were shared after an effort from Runcorn Sports's Andy Whittaker was nullified by a reply from Mossley Hill Ath. Res.' Steve Kavanagh.

South Liverpool Res. celebrated their sixth win of the season following Saturday's 5-1 triumph over Rainhill Town Res.. Alex Moishin (2), Luke Partington, Jack Wood and Wisdom Uwadaie were South's marksmen. Jack Ellis netted Rainhill's consolation.

Division Three pacesetters Sutton Ath. took bragging rights from their South Wirral derby fixture with Groves, who scored through Jack Sailes, but capitulated 2-1 to replies from Connor Doyle and Tom McGill.

That win keeps Sutton three points clear of the chasing pack, led by Poulton Royal, who posted a 4-0 victory at West Kirby Res., courtesy of goals from Ryan Slater, Dan Lamara, Anthony Evans and Alex Lowe.

Dan O'Halloran struck twice and was joined on the scoresheet by Callum Walsh and Connor Egan as Heswall Res. won by the same scoreline, and registered their sixth win of the season against luckless Ellesmere Port Town Res.

Saturday's Youth Division action featured a big win for South Liverpool who moved to within four points of current leaders, Vauxhall Motors, after efforts from Jack Burke(3), Lewis Walsh (2), Mackenzie Hilton, Adam Idowu and Gabriel McGinn anchored their side to a 9-0 victory over Maghull.

Goals from Mossley Hill's Asher Duncan, Jonathan Liddle, Joe Grace and Jacob Bowsie were cancelled out by replies from Victoria Colts' Lewis Howard (2), Rocco Ceraolo and Ben Ryan in a 4-4 stalemate, but despite a goal from Tom Davies, Poulton Vics capitulated 5-1 to replies from BRNESC's Jamie Byrne (2), Russ Connolly, Jack Todd and Alex McDermott.