VAUXHALL Motors reserves finally managed to move out of first gear on Saturday - and duly recorded their first win of the Division One season.

Liam Walker and Lewis Hughes were on the mark as Vauxhall defeated visitors Christleton 2-1.

Chris Herbert netted the Chester side's consolation from the penalty spot.

Meanwhile, Ian Cocks, who has joined Ellesmere Port from Runcorn Town, bagged a superb double in the Port's 4-3 win at West Kirby. Carl Smyth and Paul Mort also made the scoresheet as Kevin Mulville's lads bounced back from their 1-0 midweek defeat by Christleton.

Paul Cockram and Robbie McDowell found the net for Castrol Social against West Kirby last Wednesday, but still finished on the losing side after the Marine Park outfit rallied to win 3-2 with goals from Chris Barrow, Liam Atherton and Steve Thompson. The Oilmen were also second best on Friday against a rampant New Brighton, who scored through Paul Rowlands (2), Mark Simpson and Dave Rudge to secure a 4-0 result.

In Division Two on Saturday, Capenhurst Villa enjoyed a 2-1 success at FC Pensby thanks to a goal apiece from John Keefe and Mike Urmston.

Willaston crashed 3-1 at home to Maghull reserves.

Richie McLaughlin was again on target but the visitors secured the points with replies from Dave Hughes, Luke Garrett and Gary Roach.

In Division Three, Ellesmere Port reserves dropped two points after they were held 1-1 by newcomers,Willaston reserves. Steve James and Mike Docherty were the respective scorers.

Grange Athletic opened their campaign on a winning note courtesy of an excellent 3-1 result at Shaftesbury, which saw goals from Paul O'Donovan (2) and Craig Webb.