TROUBLED Christleton Reserves completed their Division Two programme on Wednesday with a 2-2 draw against Ashville Reserves - and they are now waiting on a favour from Chester Nomads.
If Pensby claim an away win over Nomads tonight, and also pick up three points the following week at home to Halton, Christleton could be relegated by the slenderest of goal differences.
But a win or draw for Nomads tonight would see Pensby relegated.
In Wednesday's game, Adam Johnson gave Ashville the lead, but an opportunist effort from Andy Cross on 65 minutes restored the balance. Christleton then took the lead via a rasping 20-yarder from Derek Rogers.
If they had maintained their lead, the Chester outfit would have been safe from relegation - but with 10 minutes remaining, Johnson bagged his second.
On Tuesday, Chester Nomads were in action against Helsby and went in front with a fine goal from Dale Harris.
The goal kick-started a reaction from the visitors, who dispelled any thoughts of relegation by surging into a 4-1 lead.
Three-goal Gary Cottiga was the hero of the hour, and a further effort from Nick Askey put Helsby in the driving seat. Dale Harris scored a second for Nomads after the break, which added a little respectability to the scoreline.
In Division One on Monday, Christleton and Marine Reserves finished 0-0 at Little Heath.
Despite trailing to a goal from Kieran Fleetwood, Blacon YC showed excellent resolve away to Heswall on the same night, battling back with true determination to level the issue thanks to a powerful 88th-minute header from Matty McQuillan.
On Wednesday, Upton AA entertained champions elect West Kirby, who romped home 5-0.
Elsewhere, Blacon YC's second string played away at Bronze Social. The hosts savoured a 2-1 success, courtesy of a smart double from Paul Coventry.