THERE were mixed fortunes for Runcorn teams on Tuesday.
Linnets plunged to a 1-0 home defeat against Salford City in Vodkat League Division One but Town collected their season's first silverware with a share of West Cheshire League's Bill Weight Trophy.
A 27th-minute goal from defender Kenny Tudor condemned Linnets to their second reversal in four home appearances.
The hosts largely dominated after the break but were kept goalless for a second successive match.
Linnets, whose weekly tote jackpot exceeds £1,000 following a rollover with numbers 41 and 48, entertain Nelson on Saturday (ko 3pm) and visit St Helens Town at Knowsley Road on Tuesday (ko 7.45pm).
Michael Young returned from suspension against Salford, replacing Jay Edwards in the only change from Saturday. But skipper Paul Scott was again missing for personal reasons
and Linnets are yet to sign Atherton Collieries' Danny Stubberfield.
Meanwhile, Town drew 3-3 with West Kirby in the final of a competition honouring the league's late secretary.
Shaun Tierney's 21st-minute penalty put Town ahead but West Kirby equalised from their first attack 10 minutes later through Lee Atherton.
The Wirral side went ahead in interval stoppage time with a superb first-time volley by Atherton, but Adam Carden levelled.
Five minutes later, Town went 3-2 up through Kyle Marsid's quick free-kick but after Dean Thurston had missed the chance of a fourth, West Kirby's Keiron Fleetwood equalised from the spot.