CASTROL Social booked their place in the second round of the Pyke Cup with a 3-2 victory over Aintree Villa on Saturday thanks to goals from Gary Scott, Robbie Sheppard and Neil Clarke.
Ryan Forde was on the mark for Vauxhall Reserves but the Motor-men went out 2-1 to holders Ashville, through goals from James Kelly and Simon Donoghue.
It was also the end of the road for Ellesmere Port who were knocked out 2-0 at home to Maghull with Oxton and Leicester obliging for the visitors.
In league action, Willaston continued in their valiant battle to avoid the drop in Division Two by clinching a 4-4 draw with Upton AA, courtesy of goals from Tom Coan, Lee Cairns, Ian Cross and Mike Mosedale.
Capenhurst Villa failed to enjoy the rub of the green at home to Ashville Reserves as they were beaten 2-1, despite Carl Ladbrooke's consolation.
Cape's second string continued their improvement with regular marksman Paul Ainsworth netting at Bronze Social while further strikes from Chris McNeill and Ben Powell sealed a 3-2 win.
A single goal from Owen Davies was enough to give promotion-chasing West Kirby Reserves the nod over Ellesmere Port Reserves.
Bottom club Grange Athletic forfeited another three points in their struggle to avoid re-election as they crashed 4-0 at Upton AA Reserves with Leroy Robinson (2), Ben Billington and John Cadwallader all on target for the hosts.
Saturday's fixtures (2pm unless stated) - First Division: Manweb v Ellesmere Port.
Second Division: Maghull Res v Willaston; Poulton Victoria Res v Capenhurst Villa (3pm).
Third Division: Capenhurst Villa Res v Manweb Res; Ellesmere Port Res v West Kirby Res.
Cheshire Amateur Cup third round (1.30pm): Castrol Social v Heswall; Middlewich Town v Grange Athletic.