SALTNEY Social Club pulled four points clear at the top of Chester & District Sunday League Concorde Trophies Section A after edging a nine-goal derby thriller 5-4 at home to Saltney Ferry.
Ferry led 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3 through Dan Sullivan (2), Callum Humphries and William Dodd but the table-topping hosts battled back to level the clash through Nathan Jones, Craig Meyers, Richard Wright and Jake Gibbons before Tom Bailey settled it two minutes from time.
Defending champions Corner Pin (Graham Jones, Lennox Beddows 2) moved up to third after winning 3-1 at home to Upton Youth Centre (Ryan Ritter).
Scott Chard and Alfie Cheers (2) – whose latter goal was a 25-yard free kick – fired FC Blacon to a 3-0 victory at Tarvin Rex.
Unstoppable Frodsham Athletic (Kevin Hughes 2, Jamie Keegan) won their top-of-the-table Abbey Taxi’s Section B battle at home to AFC Lock Vaults (James Simpson 2) 3-2.
Ferry Athletic (Ryan Lloyd 4, Tommy Booth, Matty Tarbuck) recorded a 6-2 success away to Blacon Youth.
Super substitute Ben Stern scored the winner as FC Hickory’s (Andy Clarke, Ben Smith 2) came from behind to edge a close encounter 4-3 at home to St Theresa’s (Tony Buckley, Chris Larsen 2).