HIGHFIELD Athletic cruised into round three of the Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy with a 5-1 win at Robin Hood.
Adam Langton fired a hat-trick with Scott Chard and Gary Pativino contributing for Athletic, while Hood’s strike came from Alan Hunt.
Andy Marr and Mark Pover sent Parkgate through at the expense of Vicars Cross Dynamo Doves, who retained hope right up to the end thanks to Dave Young’s effort.
City Bar capitulated in their tie with Castrol Social. Mike Robinson, Danny Mitchell and Gary Didsbury had given City a 3-0 lead but, with just 20 minutes to go, they imploded and the score was 4-4 at the end of normal time. Castrol went on to clinch a 5-4 verdict in extra time. Their scorers were Steve Finlay (3), Steve Morgan and Mike Banks.
FC Woodlands knocked out Highfield Athletic Reserves 6-2 but some plaudits were reserved for Highfield’s Ian Tyrell.
The 45-year-old scored a spectacular 20-yard lob for Athletic’s second goal. Neil Fields had got their first. Woodlands went through on the back of goals for Tony Taylor (2), John Duncan, Chris Gatesal, Lee Chadwick and Andy Clybury.
Kydds Athletic went through by beating Kelsall 2-0 away from home.
Sutton Way Villa came back from 3-1 down at half-time to take visitors Hoole Rangers to extra time at 4-4. Warren Fowles and Lennox Beddows each bagged two for Rangers while James Watson claimed a hat-trick and Davis Winkle got one. The game went to penalties and Hoole won 5-4.
Chester Nomads 2nds had little trouble dumping Rangers Breaks out of the competition, winning 2-0 with goals from Chris Jones and John Roberts.
In the Premier Division, Waggon and Horses made a phenomenal comeback. Having been 2-0 down at Newton Bears, courtesy of Ian Riddler and Darren Holmes, they made changes at half-time and emerged 5-2 winners. Warren Roberts netted a hat-trick and Danny Davies and Brad Mortimer also added to the score.
Crossway dominated for 90 minutes as they beat travelling Frodsham United 5-1. John Latham opened the scoring before Phil Goss and Steve Gore bagged their braces, Paul Humes netting Frodsham’s only goal.
Adam Crimes registered a hat-trick as Tarvin Athletic defeated Duddon United 4-2. John Winter snared the other one as Kev Rogerson and Dilly Nelson set about scoring for United.
In Division One, Ashton Lions pounced on Barrow Athletic, beating them 4-2. John Dickinson, Graham Bunting, Ian Mayhew and John Grant secured the points for the Lions while Tom Wilkinson scored twice for Barrow.
Barrow Athletic 2nds fared no better in Division Two where they lost at home 5-2 to Chester Nomads 6ths. Zibby Zakowicz got a double for Barrow but Nomads had a Chris Forchty treble plus goals from Ashley De Vere Davies and Terry Ellams.
Newton Reserves were victorious over Saughall Thursday after Danny Morgan and Davy Allen gave them a 2-0 lead.