BLACON YC were knocked for seven as Runcorn Town put a swift end to their dream start on Saturday.
Having beaten Ashville on the opening day, Blacon were looking to build a run in Division One but Town brought them back down to earth by inflicting a 7-2 defeat on their guests.
Strikes from Jamie Rogers and John Dowridge proved little consolation for Blacon.
Upton AA settled for a share of the spoils following a tense 0-0 stalemate at Maghull, but only five points separate fifth-placed Upton from leaders Runcorn.
Christleton, meanwhile, claimed their first victory of the season with an excellent 3-1 win at Poulton Victoria.
Two-goal Tom Rowlands was joined on the score-sheet by Jay James as the Swans bagged a welcome three points. Gary Reay netted Vics' consolation.
In Division Two, Chester Nomads won away from home for the second time this season. The 3-0 triumph at Fairfield Athletic featured efforts from Andrew Mitchell (2) and Dale Harris.
A smart double from Nick Askey failed to prevent Helsby from losing 5-2 at Willaston. The hosts found the net via Mark Lui (2) Dave Forbes, Jamie Holmes and James Clare.
St Werburgh's have been on the receiving end of late in Division Three, but on Saturday the Saints eclipsed Mersey Royal 2-1.
Shaun Campbell and Danny Whitely were the marksmen in a victory which eased Saints clear of the bottom two.
Upton AA Reserves entertained Richmond Raith Rovers and fought out a 3-3 draw. Efforts from Upton's Danny Jarrett (2) and Dave Roberts were cancelled out by replies from Rovers' Steve Jay, Dom Gilchrist and Paul Douthwaite.
Blacon YC's second string suffered a similar fate to their senior side after going down heavily to Runcorn Town Reserves, who won 6-0.