HOLMES Chapel Hurricanes Under-12s sealed the Mid Cheshire Division One championship with a resounding 5-1 win over Egerton on Sunday.
The Hurricanes took an early lead in this must-win game through top scorer O'Donoghue, but Egerton rallied strongly and equalised after a brilliant long-range strike rebounded off the Holmes Chapel cross bar and was swept home.
The setback seemed to galvanise the Holmes Chapel boys and shortly before half-time O'Donoghue notched his 20th league goal of the season to restore the lead.
In a tense first few minutes of the second half Holmes Chapel fought hard to maintain their lead, defending resolutely and tackling hard in midfield.
Holmes Chapel took a 3-1 lead through Dray. Knowing that the championship was virtually secure, the Hurricanes could relax and went on to finish the game with some of their best football of the season.
The fourth Holmes Chapel goal came as Dray rounded off a fine team move - and capped a fine individual performance - with a well deserved hat-trick.
The Hurricanes now have an unassailable lead of eight points at the top of the division after losing just one game all season.
Nantwich Town U17s reached the final of the Crewe & District FA Cup, beating Tarporley Wanderers U18s 3-0.
Nantwich played some good football against a very strong Tarporley side. Goals came from Gareth Oakley, Dale Berisford and Steve Pattinson. The final will be held at the Cumberland Sports Ground on April 15.
In the Potteries Junior Youth League U16 Division One Cup, Nantwich Town beat Milton United 4-1 thanks to goals from Nathan Southern (2), Liam Prince and Matt Hughes.
In the Cheadle & District League U15s Division One, goals from James Askey, Josh Hollingworth and Danny Mount-ford helped Nantwich Town to a 3-0 win against Newcastle Rovers.
The U14s beat Trent Rangers 5-2 thanks to Tom Wakefield (2), Sam Wakefield, Jordan Lane and Tom Berrisford and the U12s managed a 7-0 win against Cheadle Town Juniors with Kevin Mather (4), Tom Royle (2) and Jordan Wain on targ et.
The U13s drew 2-2 with Elkes Eagles with James Southern scoring two, but the U11s went down 4-2 against Newcastle Town.
Owen Peters and Dominic Egerton netted for Nantwich.
In the South Cheshire Youth League U12s, Nantwich Town Diablos lost 3-0 to Betley FC Hawks. A day later (Sunday) the Diablos beat Red Raiders 2-0 thanks to Lewis Bruce's brace.
Nantwich Town Dynamos beat Cheshire Wolves 3-0 with goals from Daniel Warriner, Niven Bailey and Adam Roberts.
Alsager Celtic beat Team Bentley 3-0, Betley FC Hawks beat Team Status 2-0, Wistaston Utd CW lost 7-1 to Berkley Bombers, Crewe FC beat C & S Products 4-1 and Wistaston Utd Lions beat Wistaston Utd DB 3-1.
In the U15 Division One, Alsager Town Bullets went down 4-0 to Norton Utd and, in Division Two, Tarporley Wanderers drew 1-1 with Danebank Dynamos and White Lightning drew 2-2 with Barony Utd.
In the U16 league, Gist Falcons beat Advance Personnel 2-1, Park Lane Utd beat Shavington Valiants 4-3 and Gist Buzzards lost to Gist Kestrels 3-0.
Sandbach United went down 9-0 to Sandbach United Eagles in the U17/18s.
Crewe & Nantwich Girls ran out 5-2 winners in the U10s Cheshire Champions League.
They were looking at their first defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at half-time to Great Sutton, but the girls took control and their passing game returned.
Eve Davenport added four more fine strikes and Emily Fau Goodwin's return to form saw her hit the post on a couple of occasions.