MIDDLEWICH moved 17 points clear at the top of Division One.
What's more, against their league cup final opponents they did not look like conceding a goal.
The final is at Trafford next Wednesday.
They went ahead via a first half sweeping movement ended by a far post tap-in by Lee Jones and increased it after the break when Stuart Tulloch headed home a Mike Brandon centre.
Tulloch also hit the post and Joey Roberts the bar and manager Terry Murphy said: 'It was comfortable and it could have been by more.'