Inclement weather lead to a serious disruption to the current West Cheshire League fixture programme, but failed to deter Mersey Royal, who remain in pursuit of silverware on four fronts.

Royal progressed to the semi-finals of the Cheshire FA Amateur Cup, following a 2-1 decision over rival Division One outfit, Vauxhall Motors Res.

The undefeated side were indebted to efforts from Lewy Willingham and Robbie Courtenay for Saturday's victory, with Cameron Inglis in reply for the Motormen.

Division Two representatives, Poulton Victoria, travel to Stockport Georgians this Saturday for a rescheduled tie, after their game was postponed,while Division One leaders, Ashville, lock horns with Chester Nomads for a place in the last four.

Saturday wasn't a good day for Cheshire Lines, who's progress in the Liverpool County FA was interrupted after they suffered a third round 6-0 defeat at the hands of East Villa.

On the domestic scene, Marshalls were elevated to ninth place in Division One, thanks to a 5-1 result at basement side Ellesmere Port Town. Ben Summers bagged the hosts' consolation, Marshalls sealing the issue, courtesy of efforts from Josh Lavender (2), Taylor Moss, Dan Lewis and Joe Davies.

Strongly fancied Division Two leaders, Marine U23s maintained their seven point advantage at the top following a 3-0 victory over South Sefton Borough which featured goals from Alex Northover, Harrison Worden and Ben Jones.

Nearest rivals Litherland Remyca Res., celebrated a 4-1 win at Ashville Res., inspired by a fine hat trick from the industrious Lennon Whewell.

A further effort from Cameron Taylor completed the scoreline with Louis Braeger on target for the Wallasey side.

Rainhill Town Res. went down 4-0 at home to fourth placed challengers Runcorn Sports, who confirmed the victory with goals from Jonathan McDonald(2), Josh Archer and Steve Butler.

Still very much on course for promotion to Division Two, Sutton Ath increased their lead at the top of Division Three to five points after efforts from Connor Doyle (2) and Tom McGill secured a narrow 3-2 win over Chester Nomads Res. who had two-goal James Tucker on the mark.

Nearest rivals, Poulton Royal, forfeited ground after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Neston Nomads, despite goals from Ben Hawitt and Ben Carr-Lowe. Nomads found the net through Harry Blair and Will Sara-Kerlly.