ROOSTERS made light of starting with only 10 men to comfortably beat hosts Weston Village 5-2 in The Courier Post Runcorn Sunday League's Bob Orme Challenge Cup.
Despite their numerical disadvantage, the visitors had the early play with Chris Nicholls and Carl Ward testing the keeper before Wes Watts netted with a powerful header after only seven minutes.
Twenty minutes later, Des Howarth broke from his own half to outpace Weston's defence and fire home from 20 yards.
The score remained 2-0 until the stroke of half time when Weston pulled a goal back through Lee Ireland's fine 25-yard chip.
The second half started with the Villagers exploiting the windy conditions and with Roosters' injured skipper Matt Connor going off at half-time, Michael Gates exploited sloppy marking to equalised within two minutes.
But in-form striker Carl Ward danced through a static Weston defence to coolly round the keeper for 3-2.
When man of the match Watts fouled in the box, Carl Ward sent the keeper the wrong way a chance from the spot.
Ward completed his hat-trick when a push on winger Dearden led to a second penalty but the scorer this time needed a rebound.
DUK Brewer maintained form in a commanding 6-2 win at Hallwood Raven.
Connor Taylor (3), Dave Cuttress (2) and Dave Nickson sent Brewer through with Paul Hives their man of the match. Dray knocked out Halton Railway 10-2 at Picow Farm Road with Robbie Givens their standout player.
Nicky Wilson notched up a hat-trick despite a penalty miss, while Timmy Dickson (2), Paul Crewe (2), Peter Harris, Mark Radley and Gary Jones also netted.
At Heath Park, Division One side Bridge Boys were eliminated 1-0 by the Premier Division's Halton Barley.
Both sides were reshuffled and under-strength but tried to play football despite a heavy pitch.
The woodwork came to Barley's rescue before Neal Percival eventually broke the deadlock.
The second half brought a wind-assisted Bridge Boys onslaught, with centre half Scott Swales moving menacingly forward on every occasion.
Towering performances from Short and Illidge at the back, backed up by brave keeping from Mike Maloney, kept them out.
Reos failed to appear to face Bridge Timber but Todd Dynamoes won again, this time 3-0 at New Inn.
Craig Connor was inspirational as Tri-corn eased past Brookvale 4-1 and Halfway Vets came from 2-0 down to beat Royal Oak 5-2 thanks to Kyle Shaw (2), Andy Shaw, John Dace and Martin Daley. Kydd's have still to play Dray in the other tie.
* Warrington Sunday Leaguers Halton Sports' revival was halted as they lost 6-3 in extra-time at Dennis Scholes Cup third-round opponents Commercial.
It was a scrappy game, largely because of the awful conditions.
Sports fell behind to a spectacular goal from Commercial inside 10 mins but soon levelled through Liam Payge-Ennis.
Stung by two quick goals against them, Halton fought back to make it 3-3 at 90 minutes with late strikes by Kev Patterson and Alex
Despite Commercial being reduced to 10 men, Halton couldn't find a way through.
Commercial capitalised with two goals in the first period of extra-time and another in the second.