SALTNEY Ferry closed the gap at the top of Chester & District Sunday League Concorde Trophies Section A with a 4-1 victory at Upton Youth Centre (Kevin Sharpe).
But third-placed Dee Miller Athletic (Luke Jackson 3, Danny Andrews) slipped up as they went down to a 6-4 defeat at mid-table Highfield Quinplex (Sam Davies 2, Neil Fields 2, Mark Davies, Ross Broadbent).
Fifth-placed dark-horses Corner Pin LG (Aiden Callaghan 4, Lee Highfield 2, Gareth Sudlow, John Briscoe) won 8-4 at home to Western Rangers (Paul Nolan 2, Richie Deponeo, Peter Murphy).
FC Blacon remain one place above the Corner boys in fourth after a 5-2 home success over Dee Rangers given to them by Scott Chard (2), Joe Cossins, Wayne Elliott and Lee Bennion.
Rock-bottom Tarvin Rex made it two wins on the spin as they edged their basement battle at home to Watergates 5-4 through Terry Johnson (2), Gordon Piggin (2) and Martin Fitzsimmons strikes.
Elton hauled themselves three points clear at the top of Chester Chronicle Section B after a vital 4-3 victory at second-placed Saltney SC (Liam McGovern 2, Nathan Jones).
Match-winner Alec Hutchinson (2) and George Rogers got the goals as Piper won 3-2 at home to AFC Hilton (Charlie Barton, Josh Norris).
St Theresa’s PC (Alan Price, Matt Wilkinson) are also on the up after triumphing 2-1 at AFC Werburgh’s.