CRAIG Griggs hit a hat-trick to send White Lion to second in the Crewe Regional Sunday League Premier Division.
The striker's treble was enough to overcome Crewe Corinthians (Craig Mayman, Jez Tagg) 3-2. Bentley Motors (John Scarlett 2, Dale Melling) looked ominous as they eased past Flying Lady 3-0.
Boot & Shoe Villa (Charlesworth, Dodd, Harrison) continued their good start as they ran out 3-1 winners over Faddiley (Sproston). Nantwich Young Farmers (Kirby, Ford) and Wickstead (Robbie Hancock 2) shared a 2-2 draw.
In Division One, Cheshire Rangers (Harman) scored two own goals as they were hammered 14-1 by The Express (Wright 3, Socha 3, Wilbraham 2, Broadhurst 2, Preece, Griffiths).
AC Wickstead (Betteley 3, Harris 2, Chesters, Bailey) won convincingly 7-2 over Fox Elworth (Horn, Bushill).
Audlem DK (Gary Gordon, Simon Shaw, Danny Mobberley, Sean Kelly) kept up their 100% record with a 4-0 win over The Vine.
Beeston Hotel (Hopkins, Fitzsimmons, Walton) were pushed all the way by Salvador (Dave Wiggins, Steve Flynn) but ran out 3-2 winners.
In the Crewe FA Sunday Cup, Railway Hotel (Adam Parker 2) pushed Willaston White Star (Mark Chandler, Barry Murrell, Lee Heath) hard but went down 3-2. Wrenbury (Phillips, Newton) eased past Rode Heath Rovers 2-0.
Sandbach United (Danny Coppenhall 2, Joe Roberts, Adam Richards, Nathan Mulroone) are flying high in the Crewe and District League's Premier Division after slamming rivals Congleton Athletic (Rob Negus) 5-1.
Curshaws (Chris Jackson 2, Tim Lamb) and Winnington Avenue (Paul Sanderson, Craig Millington, Gareth Faulkener) drew 3-3 while Crewe Reserves (Andy O'Neill 2) edged visitors Malpas (Andy Batchelor) 2-1.
Sandbach (John Powell, Nick Harvey) snatched pole position in Division One with a 2-0 derby win over Sandbach Town, while Winnington Reserves (Adam Lightfoot, Tom Sneyd, Steve Pickett) moved into second place after defeating Kidsgrove Carpets (Eddie Forrester, Paul Tudor) 3-2. Lostock Reserves (Jack Bryning) drew 1-1 with Wheatsheaf (John Collins).
* Bentley were on the receiving end of a 4-1 defeat at Mid-Cheshire League side Barnton in the Cheshire Amateur Cup, scoring their consolation goal in the 88th minute.