AFTER retaining the Chester FA Challenge Cup, beating Waggon OB 3-1 on Friday, Upton AA completed a weekend double with a 5-2 league win against Bronze Social in Division Three, inspired by a hat-trick from Lee Price.

Further goals from Phil Lloyd and Martin Gaulton completed the statistics, with Carl Thomas and John Deakin on the mark for the Wallasey side.

Neighbours MBNA won 2-0 against Shaftesbury, thanks to goals from Andy Hughes and Steve Sewell, while Chris Melia's hat-trick proved the difference as St Werburgh's savoured a 3-1 verdict over Manor Athletic Reserves.

West Kirby Reserves dropped two points after finishing 4-4 with Mersey Royal in midweek, and that result ended Kirby's hopes of finishing runners-up, an honour which went to Chester Nomads following Saturday's 2-2 draw at Mond Rangers Reserves. Mark Powell and Chris Cutler netted for Nomads with Simon Worthington and Gary Bushell in reply for the Runcorn hosts.

Capenhurst Villa completed their programme in Division Two on a losing note, John Keefe finding the net but seeing his side slump 2-1 to Maghull Reserves. (Lee Peagrove and John Grain).

The result saw Cape finish second from bottom, following a disappointing season which may still finish with a silver lining with tomorrow's West Cheshire Bowl final at Cammell Laird.

Cape will enter the fray as underdogs with Heswall already having lifted the Wirral FA Amateur Cup.

Capenhurst Reserves were also second best on the day against West Kirby Reserves, goals from Owen Davies and Mike McGree steering the visitors to a 2-0 victory.

Division One action saw Castrol Social battle out a 1-1 stalemate at West Kirby, with a Paul Smith effort cancelling out an opener from Kirby's Tommy Baker.

On the county scene, there was controversy at the Cheshire Amateur Cup final between Poulton Vics Reserves and Mid-Cheshire League counterparts Barnton. Steve Davies opened Barnton's account only for Gary Reay to equalise.

Extra time produced no further goals, although Vics missed a penalty.

During the subsequent shoot-out, Vics were furious after the referee allowed a spot-kick to stand after the ball had struck the woodwork and gone into the net via goalkeeper Skupski.

Vics argued that once the ball had struck the upright, it should have been deemed to be dead and are considering a formal protest.

In the Northern Counties Cup final at Walton Hall Lane, Cheshire County FA, represented by Division One outfit Cammell Laird, were too strong on the day for the Liverpool FA, represented by Speke, who finished the game with nine men following two red cards.

Two-goal Ronnie Morgan was joined on the scoresheet by Jamie Maguire, John Morgan and Brian McIlroy as Lairds won 5-1 after going behind to a 12th-minute opener from Chris Roscoe.

Christleton's season finished on a disappointing note, as both teams lost their final fixture.

The first team finished a creditable fifth in Division One, and in their last game, a goal from Chris Herbert proved to be a consolation only as newly-crowned champions Newton emerged 2-1 victors, thanks to efforts from Tony Gray and Dave Owens.

In midweek, the second string wound up this season's campaign with a 2-0 home defeat by Manor Athletic, to finish third from bottom in Division Two.