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Motors rescue tough point

BENTLEY Motors were given a fright by Nantwich Young Farmers in their Crewe Regional Sunday League Division One match.

BENTLEY Motors were given a fright by Nantwich Young Farmers in their Crewe Regional Sunday League Division One match.

The Farmers led 3-1 at half-time and things seemed to be getting worse for The Motormen when they had two men sent off in the second half, but they moved through the gears to salvage a point with a 3-3 draw.

Deane scored twice and Cornes once for Farmers, who also had a man dismissed, but goals from Scar-lett, Piggott and Jones gave Bentley a point.

Another 3-3 draw saw Willaston White Star held by Audlem Town. Hancock hit a hat-trick for Audlem, while Murrell bagged a brace while Bache was also on target for White Star.

With Betley making progress on Staffordshire Cup duty, White Lion took full advantage to move into second spot with a 4-0 thumping of Frog & Ferret, with Julian Heaton scoring twice and Ian Martin and Craig Griggs once each.

Ancient Briton continued their excellent form with a 4-2 win over Sydney Arms. Tew, Cornock, Gannon and Caldwell were the Briton marksmen, with Robinson and Barrow the Sydney scorers.

Goals from Bibby, Gidman and Zidek ensured Wickstead's good form continued as they defeated Wrenbury 3-2. Bossons and Peberdy scored for Wrenbury.

In the top-of-the-table clash in Division One, a Hanson brace was enough for leaders Elephant to see off Beeston Hotel 2-1, whose solitary reply came form Jones.

After a nervous start, Nantwich Town defeated Hop Pole 2-1. Mike Finn put Pole ahead, but goals from Neil Bates and Tom Barnes gave the Dabbers the points.

Goals from Coyle and Dixon gave The Express a 2-0 win over Peacock, while Fox Elworth moved up the table after goals from Mike Simmons, Joe Roberts and Anthony Evans gave them a 3-0 win over The Vine.

Railway Hotel had a much-needed 3-1 win over Salvador. O'Neill, Kay and Wilkie were the Railway marksmen, with Moore the Salvador scorer.

AC Wickstead repeated their Divisional Cup scoreline to record another 2-1 win over Crewe Corinthians. Jamie Roberts was on target for Corinthians, but a brace from Betteley proved decisive.

There were no surprises in the third round of the Cheshire and Border Counties Sunday League Cup.

A Heller hat-trick and a Prendergast strike gave Alsager Cricket Club a 4-1 win against Dynamo K, whose consolation came from Shaw.

Alsager Old Corinthians booked their place in the next round with a 4-2 defeat of LMR. Astbury, Mayer, Coddington and Banford shared Corinthians' goals, with Fenton and Palin netting for LMR.

A Rob Wilson double put Military Arms on course for victory as they steamrollered Celtic Rangers 7-0.

In the league, Division Two leaders Coppenhall consolidated their position with a 5-2 defeat of Mere Inn. Costiean hit a hat-trick, with Grant and Hammersley also on target, while Maddocks scored both Mere's replies.

Goals from Walley and Hammersley helped Three Pigeons to a narrow 2-1 win over Unionese, who replied through Hope.

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