THE Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy second-round matches took over the league programme on Saturday with Newton Athletic Youth hitting Brewery Arms for six.

Mark Spilsbury grabbed a hat-trick and James Andrews, Hefin Roberts and Matt Feeney were also on the mark, with Chris Gilmartin and Leon Whitley replying.

Waggon OB had a 3-1 home win over Kydds Athletic (Andy Robinson) with goals by Lee Whelan, Aaron Stokoe and Vernon Keep, and Hoole Rangers needed extra time to go through at the expense of Christleton A (Adam Picket), thanks to goals by Ian Jones and Steven Handley.

Jeff Wood (2), Steve Pickering and Graham Nixon were on target for Barrow, who won 4-1 at Kelsall (Simon Whelan), while Gary Ellams (2), Steve Coote and Louis Mackin netted for Team Highfield in a 4-3 win over Upton Borough (Danny Stevenson, James Darcy, Ian Holmes) in extra time.

In a domestic derby, Chester Nomads Seconds beat the Thirds (Morgan Cox) 3-1 with goals from Tony Turner, Danny Delgado and Chris Lloyd.

MBNA Reserves won a seven-goal thriller against Barrow Seconds (John Taylor 2, Andy Blackwell), Kevin Pickering grabbing a brace and Ben Owen and Richie McEvitt also on target.

Despite missing two penalties, Blacon YC Reserves scraped through at Frodsham United Reserves (Warren Bradley) with strikes by Andrew Bale and Phil Hamilton.