A DRAW at home to Carlsberg mell Laird Reserves Cheshire abled Castrol Social to knock their visitors off top spot in the Division One table.
Brian McIlroy gave Lairds thelead butthehostslevelled within two minutes through Tony Ashton - and the Birkenhead side's misery was further compounded when two of their players were red carded for second bookable offences.
On Friday night, Vauxhall Reserves were lured into a false sense of security when early goals from Kristian Hale and Kevin Davies put them in the driving seat against bogey side Mallaby.
But the clash was then turned on its head as Shaun Keevey reduced the deficiton 43 minutes, before Matty Houghton equalised 20 minutes later.
Eddie Hutchinson then stole in for an 88th-minute winner as the Claughton village outfit celebrated their fifth victory from as many visits to Rivacre Park.
Atthewrong endofthetable, relegation-haunted Ellesmere Port played out a 0-0 stalemate at fellow strugglers West Kirby and are now four points adrift of nearest rivals Ashville, who have two games in hand.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa played host to close rivals New Brighton, who leapfrogged them into second spot, emerging as 2-0 victors courtesy of efforts from Craig Griffiths and Neil Atkinson.
New Brighton's second string took over at the top of Division Three after previous leaders West Kirby Reserves were held to a 0-0 draw by battling Willaston.
As a result, Stanney Grangebased Grange Athletic moved to within a point of the leaders after Paul Cockram (2) and Matty Venables netted in Saturday's superb 3-1 victory at Shaftesbury.
There was no joy however, for Ellesmere Port Reserves who scored through Steve Barber and Mark Roberts, only to capitulate 3-2 to Bronze Social.
It was a similar tale of woe for Capenhurst Villa Reserves who had James Fletcher (2) andNick Cushingontargetbut crashed 6-3 at Chester's St Werburgh's.
Saturday's fixtures (cup games 1.30pm, league games 2pm) - Pyke Cup first round: Castrol Social v Cammell Laird Res; Vauxhall Res v Ellesmere Port (at Ellesmere Port).
Division Two: Capenhurst Villa v Christleton Res.
Division Three: Grange Athletic v Ellesmere Port Res; MBNA v Willaston; Shaftesbury v Capenhurst Villa Res.