Chester & District Sunday Football League
There were some cracking games in the Chester & District FA Sunday Cup with two ties going to penalties.
AFC Bears Paw edged past Spital Vaults 10-9 on spot kicks after the sides drew 5-5 at the end of extra time.
Paul Williams got four for Spital with Joe Whalley getting the other but Colin Mutete (2), Dean Millington, Matty Vickers and Matthew Hewitt hit back.
Chris Rixham saved two penalties as Handbridge Red Bulls progressed 8-6 after a 4-4 draw with Highfield Horses.
Highfield netted through three-goal Sam Henry and Louie Mackin but Alan Jones (2), Jordan Jones and Neil Morris replied.
FC Blacon won 4-3 at Custom House thanks to Sam Davies (2), Alfy Cheers and an own goal. Sean Taylor (2) and Alex Thomas responded.
St Theresa’s Parish Centre beat hosts FC Hickory’s 5-4 with goals from Chris Larson (2), Dave Peters, Luke Jackson and Luke Jones. Johnny Lawrence, Ricky Huddart and Sam Kilner netted for the home side.
Vicars Cross Dynamos were too strong for Waverton with in-form Nathan Mapletoft bagging a treble in a 6-1 win. Jordan Churchill, Mattie Pierce, and Andy Reid got the rest.
Tom Walsh netted twice as Dee Rangers upset Upton Youth Centre 5-1 and Ryan Farrell’s hat-trick helped Axis United progress with a 6-1 win over Chester Riley’s.
In Section A, Lache defeated neighbours AFC Saltney 5-2 with goals from Ryan Cunliffe. Sam Buckley and Declan McHugh, Jordan O’Brien and Curtis Clark. Chris Bailey and Warren Kelly responded.
Chester & District Football League
Christleton Celtic climbed six places in the Premier Division with a 4-1 win over Blacon Youth Reserves thanks to Brendan Gerrard (2), Jamie Davies and Jason Rodric.
Addie Callaghan and Ryan McLean both netted twice as Lache saw off Kelma 6-0 and Mike Parnell hit a hat-trick as Birkenhead Town beat Ellesmere Port 3-1.
Jake Harrison (3), Wes Huzer (2) and Lee Guirado gave Helsby a 6-2 win over Uberlube, Callum Wynne netted four as Whitby Athletic battered Kelsall 8-1 and James Osbourne's brace helped Shaftesbury Youth defeat Hoole Rangers 3-1.
Boughton Athletic lost for the first time in Division One, going down 3-2 to Neston Town. Nick Jones, Ian Holland and an own goal cancelled out strikes from Chris McCaffrey and Tom Fellows.
Declan Jarrett (2) and Dave Sabri helped Deva Athletic close the gap with a 3-0 win over Franklyn's and Liam Jeffs netted for Chester Nomads 3rds in a 1-1 draw with Hooton.
Niall Peaker, Josh Camy and a rare goal for Lee Jackson earned Cestrian Alex a 3-3 draw with Lodge Bar, Orange Athletic beat Ashton 6-1 and Porky's overcame Peacock 09 6-3.
In Division Two, Blacon Thistle romped to a 14-3 win over Christleton Youth with Warren Roberts (4), Lee King-Magee (3), John Chesworth, Matty Mackin, Tom George, Chris Varney, Jordan Sharp, Adam Stening and
Luke Jones on target. Two-goal Kris Jones and Isaac Robinson responded.
Debutant James Atherton bagged four to help Woodchurch beat Kelsall Reserves 6-0, Civil Defence drew 2-2 at Samba with Sean Hyland and Steve McCann netting and leaders FC Blacon won 3-1 at Neston Nomads.
Danny Blake got the only goal as Orange Athletic Reserves beat Eastham Athletic 1-0 and Newton Athletic defeated Ellesmere Port Town thanks to Lewis Davenport (2), Dan Christian and Steve Newton.
Cheshire Football League
Malpas are second in League One following a 2-0 win over Maine Road Reserves, one point behind Congleton with a game in hand.
Lea Edge's side took the lead when a good move down the right resulted in a corner. Danny Lloyd sent a cross into the box and the ball fell for Lee Smith to head into the net on 11 minutes.
Malpas secured the points on 78 minutes when another corner from Lloyd found captain Steve Watkins, who powered his header home.
Malpas face Ashton Town Reserves in the J A Walton Challenge Cup on Saturday (3pm).
Carl Smith and Nick Ball netted to give Tarporley Victoria a 2-0 win at Mary Dendy in the Crewe & District FA Challenge Cup.
Vics host Cuddington in the league on Saturday (3pm).