ANDREW Fish was the goalscoring hero as Crossway Reserves produced the shock of the Chester & District FA Challenge Cup first round on Saturday by winning 1-0 at home to Blacon Youth Club Reserves.
Unlike their West Cheshire League neighbours, Upton AA managed to avoid slipping up to Chester & District League opposition as they won 1-0 at Tarvin 2000 Athletic thanks to Kevin Sharpe’s strike.
Liam McGovern, Micky Edwards and Danny Redford efforts ensured Lache of a 3-2 victory at Tarporley Victoria Reserves as Peacock 09 won 4-1 at Malpas Reserves.
Boughton Athletic sprung a surprise, edging it 5-4 at Chester Nomads 3rds (Paul Gossage 2, Joey Collins and Paul Strickland), as did Duddon United (Richard Ankers, Lee Guirado, Stuart Johnson) in winning 3-1 at Crossway (Dan Brown).
Kelsall triumphed 8-4 at Ashton (Graham Bunting, Craig McGuire, Matthew Jones 2) while Saughall Thursday left Lodge Bar (Mark Ford) with a 3-1 victory in the bag.
There was a 2-0 triumph for Hoole Rangers (Micky Gerrard, Jim Jones) at home to Barrow Athletic but Waggon & Horses Reserves (Lee Lang-Magee 3, Lee Whelan) had to work harder to win 4-2 at Uberlube (Tom Berry, Richard Branson).
Cestrian Alex (Jay Sinnott 3, Adi Gough 2, Andy Stockton, Ryan Galloway, Sean Harford) beat Hoole Rangers Reserves (Paul Jones) 8-1.