West Cheshire League
Chester Nomads overcame Maghull on penalties in the first round of the Pyke Cup after the game had finished 2-2 at the end of extra time.
Brad Smart gave the visitors the lead early in the second period when he slipped the ball past Andy Metcalf but soon after the hour mark, Dale Harris equalised matters minutes after coming on as substitute.
Smart regained the lead for Maghull when he curled a free kick into the top corner but with less than 10 minutes to go, Sam Manton’s deflected strike levelled things for a second time.
With extra time producing no reward for either side, penalties became the order of the day with Nomads sneaking through 3-2.
Helsby bowed out with a 4-1 defeat to holders Cammell Laird 1907 Reserves. Dean Walker had the level at the break but Jack Ford, Josh Hughes, Ben Kearney and an own goal ensured Lairds progressed.
Blacon Youth Club crashed 4-0 to Rainhill Town with Ryan Burke (2), Colin Gannon and Jack West doing the damage.
Upton AA went down 5-3 in a high scoring affair at Newton despite two Lee Guirado goals and one for Steve Rowlands. Dom Coddington and Jamie Hannah scored twice for the hosts with player-manager Lee Kissock getting one.
In Division Three, leaders Helsby Reserves lost 4-2 at home to Marshalls Reserves with goals from Kevin Hughes and Adam Newbolt proving worthless. Matthew Challinor (2), Lewis Ellwood and Sean Donachie gave the visitors the points.
Andy Henry, Steve Millington and Chris Dunning were on the mark for second-placed Upton AA Reserves in a 3-3 draw with Cheshire Lines, who replied via Adam Joseph, Steve McGarry and Karl Brown.
Chester & Wirral League
Sean Taylor earned Deva Athletic a 1-1 draw with Birkenhead Town (Ryan Atherton) in the Premier Division.
Ellesmere Port beat Lodge Bar 5-2 with a hat-trick for Peter Barnett and solo efforts from Mark Monaghan and Daniel Woodcock.
Brian Keiraman and Mark Lawlor netted for Higher Bebington Kelma but visiting Lache scraped home 3-2, while Shaftesbury Youth won 2-1 at Whitby Athletic thanks to John McGraa and Andy Pritchard.
Luke Williams fired a treble in an 8-0 rout of Uberlube for Ellesmere Port Town Reserves. Jordan Howley (2), Aaron Ceplis (2) and Tom Ledsham finished things off.
In Division Two, Jack McMullan, Steve Salisbury and Ryan Woodward gave Elton Rigger a 3-0 win over Eastham Athletic.
Ian Johnson, John Britton and Rob Hartley netted as Samba won 3-1 at Orange Athletic (Elliott Wright) while Ellesmere Port Spartans drew 2-2 with Hoole Rangers Reserves.
Charlie Jones got a consolation as Ellesmere Port Town 3rds lost 2-1 at home to Crossway, and Clubbies went down 6-4 to visiting Woodchurch Athletic Reserves despite goals from James Simpson (2), Jim Lehman and Chris Hulse.
Daniel Green netted a hat-trick as MBNA defeated Warrington-based Rylands Reserves 4-1 in the first round of the Northern Cup. Liam Hett completed the scoring.
New Ferry Rangers beat Winstanley Warriors 5-2 thanks to Adam Bagley (2), Sam Price, Lee Burns and Nathan Crabtree.
Adie Gough, Niall Peaker and Mike Taylor got the goals as Cestrian Alex progressed with a 3-0 success at Plough & Harrow.
Jimmy Whitlow, Tom Port and Stuart Clark bagged as Ashton beat Chester Nomads 3rds in Division One while James Shaw's strike couldn't save Franklyns from a 3-1 defeat at Woodchurch Athletic.
Joe Henry blasted a hat-trick in an 8-2 win for Blacon Thistle at Lodge Bar Reserves. Danny Davies (2), Scott Broadbent, James Henry and Warren Roberts got the rest with Joe Waters and Johnny Parker responding.
Chester & District Sunday League
Josh Keir, Warren Kelly and Mark Richards got the goals as AFC Saltney moved six points clear at the top of Section A with a 3-0 defeat of FC Blacon.
Bottom club Dee Rangers suffered an 8-2 loss against Axis United. Ryan Farrell top scored for Axis with four goals with Brad Stanley, Mike Hall, Tim Ashbrook and Cal Bowness adding singles. Joe York and Charlie Derbyshire replied.
Handbrudge Red Bulls overcame Custom House 4-1 with a hat-trick for Andrew Whitton and one from Dale Young. Sean Taylor pulled a goal back.
AFC Bears Par recorded a 4-2 win at St Theresa's thanks to Ashleigh Watling, Tommy Harries, Daniel Chatburn and Mattie Vickers. Luke Jones got both replies.
Vicars Cross Dynamos defeated FC Hickory's 7-4 in an 11-goal thriller with Nathan Mapletoft helping himself to a hat-trick. Todd Reid (2), Matty Pierce and Dale Gilmartin ensured replies from Lee Herring, Jack Gittins and Dean Ennion counted for nothing.
In Section B, Spital Vaults hammered Waverton 7-1 to climb above them in the table. Callum Bratley netted a hat-trick with Jack Grimes (2), Joe Whalley and Carl Jenkins completing the scoring.
Hold went down 5-1 at home to AFC Tattenhall with Amine Hafsi getting a consolation.
Westminster sent Upton Youth Centre crashing out of the League Cup with a 5-1 second round success. Mark Rushforth gave Upton the lead but Luke Edwards (2), Corry Bevan, Carl Ngiam and Danny Page put the hosts through.
In the first round of the Bill Gresty Trophy, a hat-trick from Wayne Manning helped Purple Olive see off West Park Rangers 7-2. Adam Sweeney (2) and Tony Wedge (2) sealed the win with Kyle Shaw and Kieran Shaw responding.
Carl Wellsbury, Lee Ludgate and two-goal Peter Barnett secured a 4-2 win for Sutton Casuals at Tarvin Rex, who had led 2-1 through Gordon Piggin and John Horton.
Tarporley Victoria took the lead at Billinge in League One through Nick Ball with an hour gone and looked on course for the win.
However, the home side hit back and increasing pressure paid off in the 73rd minute when a free kick found Elliot Bradshaw and he levelled the scores.
Five minutes from time, Billinge found the winner when the ball reached Paul Doherty inside the Vics box and he lashed a shot into the net to seal a 2-1 win.
In the Premier Division, Malpas flopped to a 5-1 defeat at Styal with Chris Bevan getting their consolation. Troy Hayder was in fine form as he bagged a hat-trick, while Tom Pryce also scored twice to secure a much needed win for the hosts.