GRANGE Athletic took a huge step closer to realising their dream of playing in Division Two next season as they beat Chester visitors St Werburgh's 10-0 on Saturday.
The massive victory puts them three points behind second-placed Manor Athletic.
Paul Cockram (3), Steve Salcedo (3), Mike Thelwell, (2) Andy Bolton and Paul O'Donovan filled their boots as the Ellesmere Port challengers turned on the style to give themselves the best goal difference in the division - a statistic which could be worth an extra point come the final day of the season.
Unfit grounds forced the cancellation of Capenhurst Villa Reserves' fixture with Blacon YC Reserves and Ellesmere Port Reserves' clash with Merseyside Police Reserves.
Willaston Reserves had Mark Fitz patrick, Mike Docherty and Addi Buhalfaia on target but visitors Mersey Royal rallied through Phil Owen (2) and Tony Jones to salvage a share of the spoils.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa's roller-coaster season hit another trough as they suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of form side Halton. Mark Bride struck Cape's consolation.
It was a similar tale of woe for Willaston, who scored through Dave Brommer but capitulated 4-1 at FC Pensby.
Saturday's Division One action saw Castrol Social secure a crucial point in their battle against relegation. A Ryan Nicholl goal helped the Oilmen to a 1-1 stalemate at reigning champions Poulton Victoria.
After a couple of encouraging performances, Vauxhall Motors Reserves saw their form take a turn for the worse after they were trounced 5-1 at runaway lead-ers West Kirby.