NOT even the rain could dampen the atmosphere as second-placed Pex Hill took on U8s Rocksavage League leaders Wolves Cubs.
Pex Hill twice came from behind to take a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Kieran Gallagher opened the scoring as Wolves immediately found the form that has seen them undefeated so far this season.
But Pex Hill showed why they only have one defeat in eight games when Rory Stewart fired a deserved equal-iser.
Wolves began to press with man-ofthe-match Micky Dignall putting in a fine performance and producing a number of chances.
Impressive goalkeeping from Pex Hill man-of-the-match Callum Jones held them up.
But he could do nothing as Daniel Richardson put Wolves back in front.
Pex Hill, however, continued to battle and were rewarded with a penalty in the final minute.
A cool head was needed and up stepped Alex Cooke to slot home an equaliser.
Forest Wanderers remain in third place, level on points, thanks to Thomas Burke who hit five first-half goals in their 8-0 win over under-strength Beechwood Blades.
Sheldon Johnson, Adam Moran and Declan Smith all found the target in Wanderers' biggest win of the season.
MoM Jordan Smith also found goals easy to come by as he found the target a remarkable six times in the U8s Best Sports League.
Beechwood Celtic again romped to an emphatic win in their pursuit of glory.
This time it was Pex Hill Vikings who had no answer - Tom Turkington (4) and Kier Fenlon (3) were among the Celtic scorers.
Beechwood now hold an eight-point margin over second-placed Wolves FC, for whom Tom Edge netted and Ryan Ince put in a MoM performance.
But Wolves were held 1-1 by third-placed Whiston United. Alex Hewitt was the star when Dragons FC continued their upturn in form thanks to a Max Pye brace and a Matthew Blackett effort in a 3-2 win at HRBL.
Craig Fegan grabbed a pair of goals as Moorfield Jnrs took advantage of postponements, moving into joint second place in the U11s A1 Ink League with a 2-1 win.
It came against Brookvale FC for whom Owen Lunt netted and John Webster earned MoM.
Declan Garavan took the award for Heath Park after netting two goals in a 4-3 success at St Basil's. Aiden Dennett and Rob Hollins also scored for the Runcorn team.
General Water ran out 5-0 winners at Hale Jnrs thanks to an outstanding display from Matthew Fisher plus goals by Lee Rawlinson (2), Jake Larkin, Sam Argent and Tom Hunter.
In the U10s Bests Estate Agents League, Great Lakes Argyle maintained the pressure on leaders Legion Redstars with a 3-1 win over third-placed Stapleton Celtic.
MoM Kyle Geraghty netted along with Danny Randall and Kyle Ellwell.
James Cullen found the target and Jack Trubshaw grabbed MoM, but Brookvale Utd were held 1-1 at Great Lakes Albion, for whom Ellis Fisher scored his first ever goal.
U10s Rocksavage League leaders Heath Park continued their unbeaten season as 9-0 victors at Athena - thanks to man-of-the-match Callum Evans.
He netted five times, adding to a Ryan Gibson brace and efforts from Danny McCann and Jamie Cunliffe.
Nathan Farragher struck twice as Brookvale City recorded only their second win in the league - 2-1 against Wolves JFC despite a MoM effort from Matt Freeman and a Michael Caine strike.
David Wilson, Lee Jones, Shane Wilson and Joe Reins all found the target as Crosby Stuart continue to set the pace in the U12s Arena Housing League, after a 4-0 win over Brandon Boys.
Beechwood Roma remain in third place thanks to a 9-1 win against Brook-vale United, Lewis Steen firing a hat-trick and Adam Houghton, Ellis Evison, Danny Harrison, Ryan Smith, Craig Hughes and Cameron Bradley all finding the net.
Consolation for United came from Alex Miller.
In the U14s League, leaders Wolves FC were finally defeated, 2-0 by Holborn, while Richard Crutchley and Sam Steele both netted as Woodside Flyers won 2-1 against Pex Hill to claim fourth spot.
Hale Jnrs and Halton Lea continue to lead the way in the U15s Smiths SD League, Hale notching a 6-1 win at Brookvale Redstar despite a Stuart Dilloway strike for the hosts.
Halton Lea ran out 5-2 winners over Rockets to remain in second place.