VAUXHALL Motors' Division One title hopes were dealt another significant blow at the weekend after a disappointing draw at home to Merseyside Police.
Despite a fine goal from Ian Wallace, Vauxhall had to settle for a share of the spoils after Motors old boy Chris Killen returned to haunt his former club with a cruel goal.
The draw leaves the Motormen in fourth position and nine points adrift of leaders Poulton Vics having played two games more.
Ellesmere Port's game with Heswall and Castrol Social's tussle with Ashville were both postponed on Saturday, although Mallaby's goalless draw with West Kirby means the Oilmen are now a point ahead of their relegation rivals with four games in hand.
In Division Two, promotion rivals took advanatge of Capenhurst Villa's free weekend, leaving them 20 points in arrears of the leaders.
Fourth-placed Willaston slumped to a 2-1 defeat at FC Pensby despite a superb goal from Mark Jones.
The local derby in Division Three between Capenhurst Villa Reserves and Ellesmere Port's second string ended with Port bagging the points after emerging as 4-3 victors.
A Mark Ryan double and an effort from Jordan Brierley were not enough for Capenhurst, who capitulated to replies from Steve Hick-son(2) Lee Watts and Chris Sword.
Grange Athletic went to MANWEB Reserves and sealed a 1-1 draw thanks to a Nick Cushing effort.
In Division One on Saturday, Vauxhall Motors Reserves host leaders Poulton Victoria, managed by former Motors boss Steve Leyland.
Ellesmere Port entertain second-placed West Kirby, while Castrol Social are away to New Brighton.
Local rivals Willaston and Capenhurst Villa face each other in what promises to be a keenly contested Division Two clash, while in Division Three Grange Athletic stand a good chance against Mersey Royal.
Capenhurst Villa Reserves and Ellesmere Port Reserves face MANWEB Reserves and Manor Athletic.
It is hoped that the South Wirral AFL will reform. South Wirral is an open age amateur football league which plays on Saturday afternoons and would welcome enquiries from any interested parties from surrounding areas.
For further details, contact league secretary Alf Roberts on 0151 644 9954.