UPTON AA are into the quarter-finals of the Cheshire Amateur Cup.
The Chester side put paid to WCL rivals Ashville in Saturday's third-round replay at the Cheshire County Sports Club.
A smart double from Danny Andrews was supplemented by a Stuey Denham effort as Upton posted a deserved 3-1 result.
Chester neighbours Christleton saw their third round replay at Castrol Social postponed due to an unfit pitch, so the tie has been rescheduled for tomorrow.
The weather certainly took its toll on Saturday, with many fixtures postponed.
In Division One, Blacon YC secured another vital point in their bid to safeguard their top flight status for a second season. A goal from Matty McQuillan negated a strike from Maghull's Davie Nolan in a tense 1-1 stalemate. Blacon are slowly edging their way to mid-table sanctuary and Saturday's point left them in 12th place in the table.
Tommy Rowlands turned out for Christleton's second team in Division Two and hit the target in helping his side to a creditable 1-1 draw with promotion-chasing Runcorn Town. Gary Lunt was on the mark for the sixth-placed visitors.
Blacon YC Reserves and Upton AA Reserves were both in action in Division Three - but it was a day they would both rather forget. Tommy Brennan netted for Blacon, who crashed to a 7-1 defeat at Merseyside Police, while Upton went down 5-0 at Runcorn Town Reserves. n Tomorrow's Division One programme provides Upton AA and Blacon YC with tough opposition. Upton are at home to relegation-threatened Marine Reserves, who are far better than their lowly league position suggests, while Blacon are away to Heswall, who are bang in form.
Home advantage should tip the odds in Chester Nomads' favour in their tussle with Ashville Reserves, but neighbours Christleton Reserves face a tough assignment at Maghull Reserves.
In Division Three, St Werburgh's, Upton AA Reserves and Blacon YC Reserves lock horns with Grange Athletic, Capenhurst Villa Reserves and Willaston Reserves respectively.