Chester & Wirral League
Eight games beat the weather in the Chester & Wirral League Roodee Web Designs Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy second round.
And it was Olympic Trophies Division One outfit Clubbies who hit the headlines with a 5-2 win at top-flight Kelsall.
Hat-trick hero Jake Johnson, Kev McGovern and Mikey Edwards netted for the Saltney side.
Division One leaders Franklyn’s also sprung a surprise as they recorded a 2-0 victory over MBNA at The King’s School thanks to Nana Eneh and Mike Watson strikes.
After their pitch was deemed unfit to play, Newton Athletic switched their tie to the home of Chester Nomads 3rds.
But that did not stop Newton from winning 3-1 with goals from Ben Woodman, Dan Christian and Liam Bradley. Callum Bowness reduced the deficit for the Boughton Hall hosts.
The four-goal Aaron Hinchcliffe, Jay Gilmartin, Ben Gregory and Charlie Jones fired Christleton Celtic to a 7-1 success at Orange Athletic, for whom Stuart Drury replied.
Cestrian Alex (Mike Taylor) went down 5-1 at Shaftesbury Youth (Danny Smith, John McGra, Ian McGra, Jimmy Gomes, Ryan Griffiths).
FC UBER travelled to the Roodee Racecourse where they beat Chester Argyle 2-0 courtesy of Aaron Rowlands and Graham Dodd efforts.
Higher Bebington Kelma (Gregg Biggs 4, Steve Dawson 2, Mark Lawler, Ben Keirman, Sean Burgess) won 9-3 at Whitby Athletic.
Hoole Youth failed to raise a side for their trip to New Ferry Rangers.
It was an afternoon to forget for Upton Rangers as they lost their top-versus-bottom Link Up Division Two clash at home to leaders Overpool Athletic 21-1.
The nine-goal Steve Rothwell did most of the damage for Overpool with Dave Burton (3), Gary Whelan (3), Lewis Armitage (2), Nathan Brown (2) and Liam Gerrard also getting in on the act.
In Tarvin Precision Vets Division A, Nags Head and George & Dragon took a share of the points after their encounter finished 2-2.
Ian Adkins and Nick Burrows scored for Nags; Chris Hudson and Neil Badrock for George.
In Tarvin Precision Vets Division B, Shotton Steel maintained their 100% winning start with a 4-1 victory at home to Tarvin.
Steve Blair, Steve Hughes and Darren Pritchard (2) were on target for Shotton with Conner McMullen offering Tarvin’s consolation.
Ashton (Mike Astbury 2, Paul Stubbs) and Higher Bebington Kelma (Dave McNeil, John Moulton, OG) fought out a 3-3 draw.
And in the day’s final match, a Sean Kearns effort and a Jamie Roberts hat-trick saw Dee Rangers to a 4-0 win over Upton JFC at the Dale camp.
Chester & District Sunday League
Westminster avenged their defeat to Sutton Casuals in last year’s Chester & District League Cheshire Sports League Cup final.
The Whitby Sports & Social Club outfit won the big second-round encounter 4-2 after extra-time with goals from Chris Yew, Danny Page, Shaun Weaver and Carl Frost.
But holders Sutton Casuals did lead with 10 minutes of normal time to play through Liam Brennan and Tom McGill.
Also through to round three are Spital Vaults after they won 3-0 at home to Dee Rangers with second-half efforts from Alex Smith and Jack Jones (2).
Groves Athletic (Tom Douglas, Daniel Woodcock, Paul Gates 2) progressed with a 4-2 win at home to Vauxhall Sports Club (Wayne Manning, Keith Robinson).
AFC Bears Paw took over top spot in Concorde Trophies Section A with a 6-2 success at home to FC Blacon.
Jay Page put Blacon in front and Scott Chard later drew them level. However, they could not recover from goals from Sam Russell, Josh Gannon, Stephen Benson and hat-trick hero Aaron Hinchcliffe.
FC Hickorys moved up to second with a thrilling triumph at home to Axis United.
Hickorys were 2-0 and 3-1 down only to run out eventual 7-4 winners thanks to single strikes from Hussein Fawzi, Adam Critchley, Josh Jones and Jack Gittins and a Jonny Lawrence treble.
Tim Ashbrook, Mark Ashbrook and Sam Buckley (2) took Axis close.
The Cat kept up their Section B title challenge with a fine 4-0 victory at West Park Rangers. Lee McTiegue, Ryan Pleavin, Jason Farley and Paul King were on target.
Handbridge Lions (Andrew Whitton 2, Jordan Jones) won 3-1 at home to AFC Tattenhall (Aaron Gray).
Welsh Premier League
Airbus UK Broughton became the latest side to succumb to The New Saints, whose comfortable 4-0 home victory set a new league record of 16 straight wins.
The Wingmakers were always going to be up against it with top-scorer Tony Gray suspended and Matty McGinn and Ryan Wignall missing through injury and illness.
And the encounter was effectively over as a contest at half-time with the Saints four goals up through Joe Routledge (2), Aeron Edwards and Scott Quigley.
The rock-bottom Wingmakers, who have failed to win any of their last eight matches, travel to Penybont in the Welsh Cup on Saturday.
West Cheshire League
Wintry weather took its grip on Saturday’s programme with only nine fixtures going ahead - five being on artificial surfaces.
Despite an Alan Dorrian strike, Upton AA went down to a 2-1 Division One defeat at Richmond Raith Rovers.
Tarporley Victoria’s Division One struggles continue. They were beaten 3-1 at AFC Macclesfield.