LEADERS Alsager Faculty failed to win for the first time this season when Winnington Avenue held them 3-3 on Saturday.
Chris White (2) and Steve O'Malley got the goals for Winnington, with Ben Gibson, Rob Sherwood and Chris Moore ensuring that Faculty remain unbeaten.
Curshaws continued their top form when they beat Winnington Reserves 5-2. Andy Jackson cracked in a hat-trick, with singles from Simon Foster and Sean Gilraine for Curshaws, while Gary Nelson and Graham Woodward replied.
Congleton Athletic kept in touch by beating Winsford IPC 3-1. James Hewitt (2) and Tim Allen scored for Athletic. Vincent Cavanagh grabbed one for IPC.
Sandbach lost ground on the leaders when they lost at Sandbach Town 1-0 after Adam Richards netted.
Bunbury and Bentley drew 1-1, after Jack Oakden scored for Bunbury and Malc Bostock levelled.