BLACON YC took advantage of fellow strugglers Christleton’s participation in the Chester Senior Cup semi-final to open up a three-point gap between them in Division One.
They earned a battling 0-0 draw with Ellesmere Port on Saturday to take another step away from the drop-zone.
Christleton were without a league game as they were busy taking on Upton YC on Good Friday in the cup. The Swans’ knockout competition form continued to defy their poor league run as they won 2-1 thanks to two goals from Paul Sweeney.
Joe Deponeo netted for a disappointed Upton side who resumed League duties the following day and made an immediate return to winning ways. A solitary effort from Danny Andrews clinched all three points against fourth placed Heswall.
Christleton Reserves continued to suffer from a similar malaise to their first team as their relegation from Division Two was confirmed in an 8-0 loss at New Brighton Reserves. Lee Dermody scored a hat trick, Tommy Carroll and Liam Jamieson each hit doubles and Robbie Boyd struck a single to compound a bleak day.
Chester Nomads found the net through Mike Jeffs, Dale Harris and Jack Delgado, but forfeited all three points to Helsby, who were inspired to a 4-3 success by hat trick hero Kevin Ward. A further effort from Nick Askey completed the visitors’ contribution.
Blacon YC Reserves were in action in Division Three but it wasn’t their day. An Eddie Wild strike failed to prevent them from losing 2-1 at home to Mersey Royal.
St Werburgh’s were also-rans at Capenhurst Villa Reserves, who breezed home 5-2 courtesy of efforts from Ben Parkinson, Mike Fawson, Mike Hayes, Adam Hughes and Jamie Whitlow. John Campbell (2) replied for Saints.