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SYDNEY Arms finally knocked Beeston Hotel out of the WC Barker Trophy at the fourth attempt at playing the tie.

SYDNEY Arms finally knocked Beeston Hotel out of the WC Barker Trophy at the fourth attempt at playing the tie.

Sydney's 2-1 second-round victory was secured with goals from Yoxall and Dutton, while Jones replied for Beeston.

A brace for Bache enabled Willaston White Star to overcome Betley 2-1 in their third-round tie, Archer being the marksman for Betley.

In the other third-round match, a lone strike from Tom Barnes gave Nantwich Town a 1-0 victory over AC Wickstead.

In Division One of the Crewe Regional Sunday Football League, Peacock/Willaston Villa raced into a 3-0 lead against leaders Elephant with Charlesworth netting a brace and Newton also getting his name on the scoresheet.

However, Elephant came storming back to win 6-3, with braces from Hanson and Rimmer and singles from Butterley and Leigh.

Clay Lane kept up the pressure at the top with a narrow 1-0 victory over The Vine, Rob Skupski on the mark.

Ricky Barlow put Crewe Corinthians into the lead against Fox Elworth but it was not enough after two strikes from Robinson and singles from Evans, Matthews, Tracey and Steve Bushill gave Fox a 6-1 win.

Finally, Salvador, after weeks of inactivity, got back to playing. However, Hop Pole spoilt their day by running out 3-1 winners with McDonald (2) and Taylor bagging the goals for Pole, while Cliffe netted the consolation for Salvador. Military Arms marched into the semi-finals of the Cheshire and Border Counties Sunday League Cup with a 2-1 win at Scholar Green, Ellershaw netting both the Arms' goals, with Fellows replying for Scholar Green.

In Division One, Alsager Old Corinthians moved into third spot with a 3-0 victory over Rode Heath. On target for Old Corinthians were Coddington, Astbury and Crane.

Four goals from Huff helped Black Bear to a 5-1 win over Celtic Rangers, Edwards consolidating for Rangers.

In Division two, Mere Inn moved within two points of leaders Coppenhall with a 7-1 win over Bank, leading marksman for the Mere was Splenski with four.

A brace by Quinn helped Blazer to a 2-2 draw at Unionese. Hope and Hamblett netted for Unionese.

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