HALTON Grange travelled to Kingsway as leaders of the U11s LHT League.
In the second meeting of the sides this season, Grange eventually emerged 2-0 winners from a hugely-entertaining contest.
Grange were soon into their stride with midfield supremacy established by strong-tackling Daniel Bellfield and Jack Shaw.
But chances went begging in a goalless first half.
Kingsway began the second much brighter, but despite forcing a number of early corners, they found Slater and Moores, along with Jonathon Morgan, hard to break down
In a now end-to-end encounter, Grange made the breakthrough 15 minutes from time.
Bellfield again won possession in centrefield and Shaw had two point-blank efforts cleared before Sean Hughes followed up to smash home.
Kingsway immediately went clear on Halton's goal only to find Steven Comer in sparkling form between the posts.
The frustrated Falcons pushed men forward in search of an equaliser, only again to find Comer more than a match.
After introducing Simon Morrall to shore things up, Grange got their reward.
McGuire sent over an inch-perfect cross for Thomas Dennett to strike first time from 12 yards.
Halton Grange host a 'return' encounter between the two sides this Saturday - in the Runcorn and District Cup, ko noon.