BOUGHTON Athletic gave their Chester & District League Division Two survival prospects a shot in the arm on Saturday. Tom Thorley (2), Rick Hughes, Chris Lavender and James Parr got the goals in their 5-2 home win over Vicars Cross Doves.
Saughall Thursday Reserves (Craig Pedgick, Ryan Oldfield, Tanthin Naidu) picked up their first point of the season by drawing 3-3 at home to Halfway House Celtic.
Josh Drummond hit a hat-trick but Hoole Rangers went down 6-3 at home to Kelsall in the Premier Division. Barrow Athletic Reserves lost 6-1 at Raby Villa in Division Three, while in Division One, second-placed Saughall Thursday won 4-2 at Rangers Breaks (Mike Jeffs, John Combes) as Highfield Athletic 2nds fell 5-2 at home to leaders FC Pensby.
Tarvin Rex (Andy Heywood) drew 1-1 at home to Dee Rangers (Nick Geddis) in Chester & District Sunday League Concorde Trophies Section A as Dale Recycling Solutions Section C high flyers St Theresa’s PC won 7-1 at home to Carlton.
In the Dale Recycling Solutions League Cup, a Jamie O’Neill free kick brought Western Rangers a 1-0 home win over Wategates. Lache Park BA (Joey Waters 2, Nathan Mapletoft, Mike Edwards, Danny Whitley, Liam McGovern), 6-0 at home to Highfield, and Saltney Ferry (Lennox Beddows 4, Craig Rowlands, Nick Ashford), 6-1 at home to Anchor, also progressed.