ELLESMERE Port recovered from back-to-back defeats to post a 2-0 home win over Ashville on Saturday.
Having lost to Runcorn and Upton last week, Port bounced back at Whitby Sports and Social Club as a double from Nathan Mapletoft gave them the points.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves are still firmly anchored to the foot of the table, however. They went down 2-0 to goals from Phil Hudson and Carl Maughan at New Brighton.
Castrol Social were without a fixture at the weekend but are seventh in the table after taking a useful point in a 1-1 draw at Heswall last week.
In Division Two on Saturday, Capenhurst Villa battled out a 0-0 draw away to last term's runners-up West Kirby Reserves.
On Friday, goals from Mike Thelwell and Steve Salcedo weren't enough for Grange Athletic as they lost out 3-2 at New Brighton Reserves.
On Saturday, Mak Lui (2), Jamie Holmes, Dave Forbes and James Clare applied the finishing touches for Willaston in a 5-2 blitz of Helsby.
In Division Three, Ellesmere Port Reserves lost 3-2 at FC Pensby. Gary Hadleigh and Lee Watts netted for Port. n Tough encounters await all three local sides in Division One this Saturday, highlighted by Castrol Social's unenviable trip to leaders Runcorn Town.
Ellesmere Port go to Marine Reserves, while bottom club Vauxhall Motors Reserves are at home to Blacon YC.
In Division Two, Willaston look good for maximum spoils against Christleton Reserves and a result at second-from-bottom.
Fairfield Athletic is well within Grange Athletic's capabilities. Capenhurst Villa should make the most of home advantage against leaders Poulton Vics Reserves.
The first round of the West Cheshire Shield sees Capenhurst Villa Reserves paired with holders Bronze Social, while Ellesmere Port Reserves are expected to progress at the expense of Fairfield Athletic Reserves.