CHESTER sides experienced mixed fortunes in Saturday’s Cheshire Amateur Cup first round.
It was plain sailing for Christleton as they booked their spot in round two with a 6-0 home triumph over Mersey Royal.
The win was set up by two hat-trick aces – Danny Davies and Andy Crawford.
But while Christleton are through, Blacon are out following a narrow 2-1 setback at Ellesmere Port. Damien Rowley netted for the Chester visitors.
Upton AA live to fight another day. They drew 2-2 at Spurley Hey and face a replay for the right to progress at the Cheshire County Sports Club this Saturday.
Chester Nomads are in the hat for the second round after a 2-1 home success over Grappenhall Sports, but the same can’t be said for St Werburgh’s – 10-1 losers at home to Linotype CHN.
Helsby came through unscathed, running out 2-0 winners at Mellor.
On the West Cheshire League scene, Upton AA Reserves clinched only their third league win of the campaign – and what a win it was.
They defeated leaders Hale 3-0 on Saturday, a result which saw the table-toppers drop down to second.
Richard Keen, Stuart Cossins and Paul Armour were the Upton marksmen.
Blacon YC Reserves were on the wrong end of a 6-1 scoreline when they played host to Ashville Reserves.
Sam Henry bagged the home side’s consolation strike.
There was also a heavy loss for Capenhurst Villa Reserves as they went down 4-1 at Richmond Raith Rovers. Cape’s solitary strike came from Michael Fawson.
With the exception of Upton AA, teams who were involved in the Cheshire Amateur Cup last weekend return to league duty this Saturday.
The pick of the Division One action sees Christleton host second-placed Runcorn Town.