THE Chester and District League programme resumed following half-term with plenty of goals and JFC Boughton kept their U11 title hopes alive with a 5-0 win at Blacon Youth Tigers.
Although only a goal down at the break Blacon, with no substitutes, ran out of steam in the second half and Boughton were able to capitalise with goals from Tom Lloyd, George Henning, James Davies, Joshua Atkin and Steven McCullen.
Lewis Jones grabbed both Tattenhall goals in a 2-1 win at Westminster Park, whose goalkeeper kept the score down. Tattenhall's man-of-the-match was John Boughey, who never missed a tackle.
A magnificent team performance from Pulford brought league leaders Upton's unbeaten run to an end with a 2-0 victory. Ryan Crofts put them ahead and skipper Joe Whittingham doubled the lead from the spot after Rory Benson had been fouled.
In the closing minutes, Upton threw players forward but Pulford's new goal-keeper Ketan Dhital made a series of brave stops to keep a clean sheet. The result was an early Mothering Sunday treat for the loyal band of Pulford mums who cheered on their team throughout the game. MoM for Upton was Joshua Griffiths.
In a club derby Chester Nomads proved too strong for their second team as they secured their eighth win of the season with a 6-1 scoreline.
Blacon Youth consolidated their recent form with a fine win 7-3 win against Malpas and District who had Adam Flanagan, William Hopkin and Connor Digman on target. nFour goals from Jamie Edwards-Try helped Pulford to a 5-0 home win against Westminster Park in the U12s. It took some time for Pulford to break the deadlock but by the second half they had improved their passing and the goals began to flow.
The visitors never stopped battling and drew two fine saves from Pulford keeper Phil Rimmer. Pulford's other goal came from the boot of striker Danny Ting.
Second-placed Great Sutton were too strong for Newton Athletic, winning 8-2 including goals from Liam McFadden (3), Joe O'Brien (3) and Callum Madden.
Waverton continued to march on with a 4-0 win at Bretton Super Saints who never stopped battling.
Saughall Colts had to work hard to secure all three points in their home game against Upton. Goals from Cameron Brown, Shaun Arathoon, Matthew Green and Lewis Gilfoyle earned a 4-2 win. nIn a keenly fought game in the U14s league Upton made the age difference count as they beat Westminster Park U13s 8-4. Thomas Bailey, Patrick Keenan and Jack McPaul were among the Park scorers.
Pulford continue to lead the league with another strong display, beating Waverton 4-0 and the Malpas pressure on Pulford stalled as a refreshed Blacon team held them to a 1-1 draw nThe U15s title battle between Blacon Youth and Bretton Super Saints ended with Saints winning by the odd goal in five. Blacon goalscorers were Craig Ches-worth and Ben Connolly.
Goals from Nathan Green (3), Dave Artell (2) and Mike Randles helped give Westminster Park a 7-2 victory over Malpas & District who had Ryan Stephenson on target. MoM for Park was Mike Randles.
Newton Athletic kept up the pressure on the league leaders by overpowering Tarvin Athletic 8-0. The return from injury of Jack Minshaw gave the home team further confidence especially after he netted two goals himself. Other goals came from Nicholas Smith, Paul Head, Ashley Love and Owen Roberts. nAfter the 4-4 draw at Blacon's ground the return clash between Malpas & District and Blacon Youth in the U12s promised another high-scoring affair. It ended 5-3 to Malpas thanks to goals by Thomas Hewitt (3), Adam Hodgson and Jack Ward-Foster.