Moore Utd 1 Tarporley V 0
VICS lost out late on to promotion rivals Moore in a tight and even Cheshire League battle.
The hosts netted a heartbreaking last-gasp winner to move to within four points of second-placed Vics.
There was nothing between the sides in a tense first half. Moore had a couple of half-chances while a Steve Wright’s volley went agonisingly wide for Tarporley.
The second half followed suit – tight with a frenetic pace – Vics were holding firm in defence.
The killer blow arrived four minutes into injury time when Vics conceded a header from a corner.
Man of the match for the visitors was Henry Buckley.
Maine Rd Res 2 Malpas 2
A STIRRING second-half comeback extended Malpas’ unbeaten run to four weeks.
The hosts went ahead on 25 minutes and added a second five minutes before the break.
But the fightback began when Martin Ormesher made it 2-1 on the hour.
After having a penalty appeal turned down and going close on several occasions, Malpas got the goal their pressure merited when Richard Sadler steered in a glorious header.
Malpas almost snatched a winner, but Roy Cardus was denied by a last-ditch tackle.
Next up is this Saturday’s derby with high-flying Division Two neighbours Tarporley Victoria.