FOLLOWING Saturday's superb 4-2 result at Christleton, which saw goals from Lee Furlong (2) Joey Gibiliru and Tony Gray, Newton regained pole position and moved a step nearer their first Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division One title success since 1962.
Previous leaders Cammell Laird were dislodged from top spot after being held to a 0-0 stalemate at General Chemicals, while efforts from Faddi Hanna and Joey Kearns helped MANWEB to a 2-2 draw with title outsiders, Poulton Vics.
Four-goal Kieran Fleetwood was joined on the scoresheet by Kevin Ryan (3), Steve Thompson(2) and Anthony Riley, as Heswall put West Kirby through the mincer in a 10-0 rout at Gayton Park, but a smart double from Danny Mulla failed to count for Ellesmere Port, who went down 4-2 at home to Ashville, Neil Wenham scoring twice for the visitors.
Eddie Hutchinson struck twice, and further efforts from Matty Houghton, Robbie Stewart, Jay
West Cheshire League Blackburn and Philly Hudson confirmed Mallaby's 6-0 victory at rel-egated Helsby.
Doubles from Dave Thompson and Jay Harrison set up consist-ent performers Maghull for a 4-0 win at Vauxhall Motors Reserves.
Division Two leaders Cammell Laird Reserves completed their programme on a winning note, Brian McIlroy and Paul Tosney applying the finishing touches in a 2-1 decision over Maghull Reserves.
A hat-trick from Carl Lamb anchored Heswall Reserves to a 4-1 win at Ashville Reserves and Chris Dodds followed suit in guiding bottom club Capenhurst Villa to a welcome 5-2 triumph over Mond Rangers.
Promotion candidates Mersey-side Police had Mark Ellison, Chris Killen and Carl Garnell on target but were held 3-3 at relega-tion favourites Willaston, who answered through Kevin Williams, Mike Mosedale and Andy Bellarby.
New Brighton's 5-2 victory over FC Pensby featured goals from Carl Griffiths, Paul Robinson, Dave Rudge, Mike Vernon and Peter Atherton.
Goals from Pavilions' Kevin Ward and Liam Sweeney dented the promotion hopes of Chester challengers Blacon YC, and respective marksmen in Poulton Vics Res' 1-1 nailbiter with Manor Athletic were Kevin Leech and Paul Smethurst.
Division Three leaders MANWEB Reserves lifted the West Cheshire Shield on Friday evening after beating MBNA 3-2, with goals from Ryan Williams, James Bonner and Dave Toner and are now close to winning the league title after nearest rivals, West Kirby Res, lost 2-1 on Saturday at Upton AA Reserves.
Third-placed Chester Nomads scored through Chris Cutler and Mark Powell, but were surprisingly beaten 4-2 by St Werburghs. Matty O'Shea hit the game's only goal as Mersey Royal triumphed at Mond Rangers Reserves.
At Poulton Vics this evening, Cammell Laird and New Brighton lock horns in the outstanding Wirral Senior Cup semi-final(7pm kick-off).
RESULTS Tuesday, March 23 Wirral Senior Cup Semi Final: Ashville 0 Heswall 2 (Fleet-wood, Ryan).
Friday, March 26 West Cheshire Shield Final: Manweb 3 (Williams 3, Bonner 40, Toner 75) MBNA 2 (Cross 10 og, 50).
Saturday, March 27 Division One: Castrol Social 2 (Smith pen, Parry) Aintree Villa 1 (Finlay), Christleton 2 (Moran, Fenlon) Newton 4 (Fur-long, Gibiliru, Gray), Ellesmere Port 2 (Mulla 2) Ashville 4 (Wenham 2, Donaghue, Rimmer), General Chemicals 0 Cammell Laird 0, Helsby 0 Mallaby 6 (Hutchinson 2, Stewart, Blackburn, Houghton, Hudson), Heswall 10 Fleetwood 4, Ryan 3, Thompson, Brunt, Riley) West Kirby 0, Manweb 2 (Hanna, Kearns) Poulton Victoria 2 (Reay, Bates), Vauxhall Motors Res 0 Maghull 4 (Thompson 2, Harrison 2). Division Two: Ashville Res 1 (McCann) Heswall Res 4 (Lamb 3, Wiggins), Cammell Laird Res 2 (McIlroy, Tosney) Maghull Res 1 (Royle), Capenhurst Villa 5 (Dodds 3, Farrell, Ladbrooke) Mond Rangers 2 (Thomspon, Bushell), New Brighton 5 (Griffiths, Robinson, Rudge, Vernon, Atherton) FC Pensby 2 (Gill, Tatler), Pavilions 2 (Ward, Sweeney) Blacon Youth Club 0, Poulton Victora Res (Leech) Manor Athletic 1 (Smethurst), Willaston 3 (Williams, Mosedale, Bellarby) Merseyside Police 3 (Ellison, Killen, Garnell).
Division Three: Chester Nomads 2 (Cuterl, Powell) St Werburghs 4 (Radford 2, Dodd, Keating), Manor Athletic Res 0 Grange Athletic 0, Mond Rangers Res 0 Mersey Royal 1 (O'Shea), Upton AA Res 2 (Lilburn, Billington) West Kirby Res 1 (Pinkham).