LEAGUE form was confirmed in the second round of the Burton Garden Nurseries Cup on Saturday when Hoole Rangers outgunned Newton Youth 3-1 with two goals from Ian Jones and a Dave Tinsley strike. Martin Rain replied for the visitors.
Paul Finch returned to the Cestrian Alex team, following his arm injury inflicted by a dog recently, to score in a 4-2 home win over Brewery Arms. Aidy Gough grabbed a brace and Richard Deponeo was also on target. Chris Donnolly netted both goals for Brewery.
Tarporley Vics were too strong for visitors Barrow Athletic, winning 5-2 with goals by Damien Woods (2), Simon Gresty, Henry Buckley and Daz Richards.
In a third-round Chester FA Challenge Cup tie, Blacon YC Reserves were hit for six without reply by Upton AA Reserves, who had Simon Andrews (4), Steve Rowland and 15-year-old Mark Cadwallader on the mark.
Gary Ellams, Louis Macken and 16-year-old Lee Coote were the Team Highfield scorers in a 3-1 home win over Kelsall in the second round of the Cayzer Shield.
In the Premier Division, Frodsham United and Waggon and Horses OB shared four goals, John Coburn and Nick Pantazides on target for Frodsham.
Division One leaders Duddon United had to work hard for their 2-1 home win over Bank of Scotland, Alan Edwards and Richard Moss scoring in a 2-1 win.
Martin Hill scored a hat-trick and Simon Allera added a brace as Crossway came from behind to beat visitors Chester Nomads Thirds (Nick Isles, Dylan Green) 5-2, and Frodsham United also trained before beating MBNA Reserves 3-2, thanks to Kevin Rankin (2) and Phil Fisher (pen). Danny Williams and Richard Coulthard were on target for the visitors.
Upton AA Borough had two players sent off but still managed to win 5-4 at Christleton A, who also had a player dismissed. Danny Andrews scored three penalties for Boro with Dave Roberts and Luke Jackson also on the scoresheet. Tom Andrews (2), Adam Pickett and Neil Hughes replied for the hosts.