JAMIE McElwaine’s superb scoring form continued as Cross Foxes booked their place in the Chester & District League Dee 106.3 League Cup second round on Saturday.
The hitman helped himself to four goals and Henry Nicholson one as the Foxes had the fight all the way for a 5-4 home win over lower-division Peacock 09 (Jamie Hughes 2, Danny Stevenson, OG).
Waggon & Horses (Danny Davies, Danny Goodwin 2, Ben Foulkes) are also through after they won 4-1 at home to top-flight rivals Ellesmere Port 3rds.
Paul Tomlinson, Graham Dodd and Stephen Dodd bagged braces as Uberlube enjoyed a 6-0 success at Cestrian Alex. Ashton had it as just as easy, winning 6-1 at home to Chester Nomads 3rds.
Chester Celtic (John Collins 2, Joe Flynn, Jamie Davies) won 4-2 at home to Raby Villa but Duddon United (Rob Lawton 2) were well beaten 13-2 at home by Levers Athletic.
Defending champions Kelsall suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down 1-0 at Kelma, who took over top spot in the Queensferry Sports Premier Division as a result.
Blacon Youth Club Highfield (Simon Davies 2) drew 2-2 at home to Groves.
Tarvin 2000 Athletic and Saughall Thursday have put their names into the hat for Unite the Union Chester & District FA Challenge Cup second-round draw.
Kevin Leach (2), John Bridge, Dan Farrell, John Winter, Jake Davies and Simon Jones did the damage as Tarvin won 7-3 at Crossway (Phil Gough 2, Dave Megson) on Saturday.
Saughall were 3-1 winners at home to Malpas Reserves (Tim Latham) on the same afternoon.
Vicars Cross Dynamos fought back from two goals down through Nathan Freeman (2), but a last-minute penalty condemned them to a 3-2 defeat in their Cheshire FA Sunday Cup first-round tie at Runcorn outfit Bridge Timber.
Airbus draw again
AIRBUS UK Broughton are still seeking their first win of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League season after notching up their fifth draw in seven matches on Friday.
But it would have been worse for the Wingmakers had Mike Hayes not scored a later equaliser to ensure their home clash with Aberystwyth Town ended 1-1.
Airbus head coach Gareth Owen said: “We started the match terribly by conceding early on.
“We changed things round slightly in the second half and the lads played better and showed great character to come back from a goal down.
“There were a few home truths said in the dressing room after the match, but it was positive. The lads will always give their all no matter what minute of the match it is and that is a great quality to have.
“We are asking for a clean sheet from the next game and to improve, we need to stamp our authority from early on.
“If we can play like we did in that last half hour we would be winning more games.”
The Wingmakers host The New Saints on Saturday in a match that will be televised live on S4C (3.45pm).
Superb Motors win
LEIGHTON McGivern netted a stunning hat-trick as 10-man Vauxhall Motors swept to a famous 5-1 victory at FC Halifax Town on Saturday.
Motors dominated from start to finish with an impressive display of fast, flowing football which left the home side – one of the pre-season favourites for promotion from the Blue Square North – chasing shadows.
Captain Josh Wilson opened the scoring in the sixth minute from the penalty spot and, although the visitors had John Bennett sent off five minutes later, amazingly they went on to score a further four goals.
The lively Craig Mahon doubled the advantage in the 36th minute with an unstoppable 25-yard strike before man-of-the-match McGivern took over.
Motors, who handed debuts to Patrick Lacey and Michael Ordish after they arrived on loan from Bradford City and Southport respectively, host Workington on Saturday (3pm) and then Harrogate Town on Tuesday (7.45pm).
CHRISTLETON Newscene JFC are offering weekly football training sessions for children in reception at primary school with the relaunch of their pre-academy scheme.
The sessions, designed to encourage enjoyment of the game as well as develop ability, takes place on Sunday mornings at Newton Primary School.
For more information contact head coach Calum McIntyre on 079141 90221 or e-mail CalumMcIntyre@live.co.uk