Chester & District FA Senior Cup
Blacon Thistle took West Cheshire League hosts Helsby to extra time before going down 6-5 in the second round.
In a nip and tuck encounter, the game finished 4-4 at the end of normal time before the Greens struck twice in the first period of extra time but resilient Thistle pulled one back in a tense finish.
Dean Walker’s hat-trick, an Adam Collins double and an own goal gave the home side the edge. Luke Jones, Lee King McGee, Tom George and a Jordan Sharpe brace accounted for Thistle’s goals.
Chester Nomads made light work of Elton Athletic, dispensing of them 8-0. John Cadwallader (2), Cal Johnson (2), Mike Jeffs (2), Josh Carew and Jack Delgado did the damage.
Player-manager Todd Reid found the net as his Upton AA side overcame Malpas 5-1. Chris Melia (2), Darren Wallace and Lee Guirado sealed the win.
Newton Athletic needed extra time to see off Christleton Celtic 5-4 having led 4-0 at half-time. Christleton produced a stirring second-half before Newton nicked the win through Marc Moorefield. Dan Christian (2), Adam Powell and Chris Noden got the other goals.
Matt Elson, Pete Murphy and Andrew Whitton netted for Uberlube in a 3-2 win over Clubbies while an Ilya Haycock hat-trick and Joe Yates effort have Lodge Bar a 5-3 win over MBNA, who replied via Daniel Green, Ryan Chatburn and Liam Hett.
West Cheshire League
Last weekend’s rainfall led to a reduced programme but two game involving Chester teams survived.
Upton AA Reserves took over top spot in Division Three thanks to a 1-1 draw at Mersey Royal. Lewis Clarke gave the hosts the lead but Callum Freeman equalised.
Chester Nomads Reserves fell to a 2-0 defeat at Cheshire Lines, whose goals came form Steven McGarry and Larry Williams.
Chester & Wirral League
In the Premier Division, one game survived the weather with Matty Earlam (2), Nicky Monaghan and Luke Hunt combining to give Ellesmere Port a 4-0 win against Shaftesbury Youth.
In Division One, Neston Nomads travelled to Chester Nomads 3rds and secured three points in a closely contested 2-1 win. Ben Pearson and Sean Lunt cancelled out Mike Robinson’s response. Liam Jaecock and Keith Roberts bagged for Neston Town in a 2-2 draw at home to Ashton.
Samba kept up the pressure at the top of Division Two with a 2-0 win over Ellesmere Port Town 3rds thanks to Phil Abraham and John Britton.
Wayne Clark netted the winning goal as in-form Elton Rigger sneaked a 1-0 victory at Eastham Athletic while brothers Kyle and Lee Huish hit the consolation goals for Ellesmere Port Spartans in their 5-2 loss at the hands of Woodchurch Athletic Reserves.
Hoole Rangers Reserves claimed the bragging rights over Hoole Youth with a 6-1 victory. Ash English (2), Alex Hutchinson, Mike Bryan, Steve Owen and Adam Roper got the goals.
Chester & District Sunday League
Andy Bale scored four times as FC Blacon decimated Waverton 10-1 in the second round of the Chester & District FA Sunday Cup.
Braces from Adam Cheers and Sam Davies, and solo strikes from Leon Jones and Wayne Rigby sealed the win with Stuart Hope netting a consolation.
Sam Kilner, Jack Gittins and Sam Carr bagged in a 3-1 victory for FC Hickory’s at Spital Vaults, who replied via an Ian Hughes penalty in the second-half.
Four-goal Tom George inspired St Theresa’s to a 6-0 rout of Axis United with a dazzling first-half performance. Ellis Moore and Kaine Feerick finished things off after the break.
Upton Youth Centre ran riot at West Park Rangers with Matthew Crank and Michael Bowell getting two apiece in an 11-0 win. Pat Walsh, Dean Ratcliffe, Tom Fellows, Mark Houston, Dean Houston, Nathan Hickson and Ryan Finich’s first goal for the club wrapped up the victory.
In Section B, Purple Olive moved off the bottom of the table courtesy of a 5-0 defeat of fellow strugglers Holdi. The goals came from Shaun Robinson, Jamie Gibb, Wayne Manning, Keith Robinson and Tony Atherton.
Westminster overcame Telegraph 2-1 to progress to the fourth round of the Wirral District FA Sunday Amateur Cup.
Telegraph had a penalty saved before Luke Edwards’ free-kick gave Westminster the lead with 20 minutes to go and Carl Ngiam made it 2-0 five minutes later. Telegraph pulled a goal back on 85 minutes but Westminster held on and face either FC Vaults or Upton next.