AC WICKSTEAD sprang a surprise in the one outstanding WC Barker Memorial Trophy first-round tie by beating fancied Faddiley 4-2.
Faddiley, who had 57-year-old Alan Rivers in goal, scored through Liam O'Reilly and Danny Massey but a Rice brace, together with goals from Tomkinson and Betley, gave AC Wickstead victory.
In the Crewe Regional Sunday League Premier Division, leaders Bentley Motors won the top-of-the-table clash against White Lion 4-3.
Goals from Jones, Brooks, Corbett and Larvin gave The Motormen the points.
Betley took advantage to move into second with a convincing 4-0 victory over Ancient Briton thanks to goals from Low, Chapman, Dean and the evergreen Peter Muncey. Wickstead bounced back from defeat last week with a 3-0 win against Audlem Town courtesy of goals by Richard Adams, Simon Gidman and Lee Bibby.
Sydney Arms overcame Nantwich Young Farmers to re-cord their first league win of the season thanks to a solitary strike from Peter Robinson.
A reduced Division One programme saw Beeston Hotel confirm their status as the top team with a 5-0 win over The Vine. Walton and Jackson both grabbed a brace with Rogerson also finding the goal standard.
Fellow pacesetters The Elephant thrashed The Express 8-2 thanks to a Mike Wolsgrove hat-trick, a Paul Rimmer brace and single strikes from Tony Campion, Keith Leigh and Garry Jones. Calum Jones and Dave Dixon replied for The Elephant.
In the other match to take place, Hop Pole beat Railway Hotel 4-3.
In the Cheshire and Border Counties League, Alsager Cricket Club continued their unbeaten run as goals from Burns and Palin helped them to a 2-0 win over Alsager Plough.
Rode Heath also maintained their fine form with a 3-0 victory over Black Bear with Hart, Jones and Miller on target for Heath.
Goals from Fallows and White helped Scholar Green overcome Military Arms 2-1, whose reply came from Ellershaw.
In Division Two, Coppenhall continue to set the pace at the top after goals from Hammersley, Grimes and Davidson secured a 3-0 win over Broughton United.
Mere Inn suffered a rare defeat, going down 5-0 to Dynamo K, whose goals came from Kelly (2), Rowlins, Yoxall and Cranshaw, while a Smith hat-trick and a single by Antony helped The Bank to a 4-2 defeat of Broughton Arms. The Crewe FA District Youth team complete the League phase of the Cheshire County Youth Challenge Cup this week.
They travel to Droylsden FC's Butchers Arms to play Stalybridge District FA Youth, and there is still all to play for with all four teams level on three points and only goal difference separating them. The Crewe FA squad is: Liam Allen, Richard Beech, Wayne Beggs, Robert Edgeley, Karl Espley, Garry Gordon, David Griffin, Craig Hammersley, Steven Jones, Luke Kennedy, Adam Longstrom, Pete Murphy, Ashley Picking, Tom Raizada, Steven Redfern, Tom Swayne and Andrew Wooliscroft.