BLACON YC were no match for Division One table-toppers Runcorn Town on Saturday but they will be confident of bouncing back in the Chester Senior Cup tomorrow.
Chester and District League outfit Crossway make the trip to Cairns Crescent knowing they will start the second-round tie as underdogs.
At the same venue last weekend, Will Dolan’s hat-trick saw Runcorn rack up a 3-0 victory over Blacon.
Upton AA’s interest in the Umbro Cheshire County FA Amateur Cup was ended on Saturday by Cammell Laird Reserves. The Chester side gave a good account of themselves, but despite efforts from Danny Andrews (2) and John Cadwallader, it was Lairds who progressed to the semi-finals with a narrow 4-3 victory.
Back in Division One, efforts from Paul Kenyon and Simon Wilkinson saw Christleton take a useful point from a 2-2 stalemate at Aintree Villa.
A smart double from Gary Cottiga was supplemented by a goal from Gaz Gerrard as Helsby overcame Chester Nomads 3-2 in an entertaining Division Two contest. Mark Crossen and Mike Jeffs bagged Nomads’ consolations, while Christleton Reserves were beaten 2-0 by Halton.
Saturday’s Division Three action saw St Werburgh’s on the receiving end at second-placed Bronze Social. The Wallasey challengers posted a 7-2 result, Danny Radford and Carl Roderick replying for Saints.
Elsewhere, Upton AA Reserves dipped 2-0 at home to Manor Athletic.