SATURDAY'S derby between Ellesmere Port and Vauxhall Motors Reserves finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
The Rivacre Park point was a good one for the Port, who have two vital games to look forward to over the next week.
They entertain Division One leaders West Kirby on Saturday and take on Heswall in a Cheshire Amateur Cup semi-final at neutral Vauxhall Motors on Tuesday (7.30pm).
Meanwhile, Castrol Social's bid to safeguard their Division One status for another season suffered a blow on Saturday.
Having gone down 3-1 at Cammell Laird Reserves last Wednesday, the Oilmen crashed 3-1 at Heswall at the weekend.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa saw their outside chances of promotion diminish further as efforts from Danny McNicholas and Dean Corris sealed a 2-0 victory for visitors Heswall.
Cape's reserve side gave an excellent account of themselves against Division Three leaders Bebington Athletic, but still came away empty handed after a solitary effort from Matty Gill settled an entertaining contest.
Ellesmere Port Reserves had Mark Roberts, Lee Watts and Steve Hickson on target, but were second best against Bronze Social, who emerged 5-3 victors.
Willaston Reserves had just cause for celebration as goals from Craig Cavanagh (2), Mike Docherty and Ian Hobday secured a 4-1 result against Upton AA Reserves.
* Vauxhall Motors Reserves are the visitors to New Brighton this Saturday in Division One while Castrol Social put the welcome mat out for relegation rivals Blacon YC.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa are away to leaders West Kirby Reserves and Willaston have a good chance of maximum spoils against Christleton Reserves.
Grange Athletic can step up their bid for promotion in Division Three, but must first take three points against Shaftesbury. Ellesmere Port Reserves visit Blacon YC Reserves, while Capenhurst Villa Reserves lock horns with Chester outfit Upton AA Reserves.