BARNTON covered themselves with glory when they represented the Coors/WPRC Mid Cheshire League to beat a strong Carling West Cheshire League representative side 2-0 in the second round of the FA National League Systems Cup at the Town Field.
By doing so they gained revenge for the league's 2-0 defeat a month earlier in the Cooper-Smith Challenge Trophy at Trafford.
Barnton scored a goal in each half, a defender's own goal after being put under pressure by Dave Murray giving them the lead before Murray slammed in a splendid second goal after the break.
Denuded of six regulars meanwhile, Barn-ton reserves lost by a record 10-0 score at Pilkington in the Reserve Division.
In the first division, Middlewich Town, Linotype and Rylands all closed the gap on leaders Barnton with impressive victories.
Joey Roberts scored twice in Middlewich's 5-0 runaway win at Bollington Athletic, while Linotype beat Cheadle Heath Nomads 4-0 and Rylands defeated Pilkington 3-1.
Broadheath Central moved off bottom place with a 3-0 home win over Golborne Sports.
Trafford reserves made up two points on Second Division leaders Sidak Sports with a 3-1 home victory over Malpas. Sidak dropped a surprise point in a 3-3 home draw with Warrington Borough.
In the Cheshire Amateur Cup third round to be played on Saturday, November 29, Barnton will have to overcome holders Cammell Lairds at the Town Field. FULL DRAW: Ashville v Knutsford; Barnton v Cammell Laird; Castrol Social v Heswall; General Chemicals v Poulton Victoria; Middlewich Town v Grange Athletic; Mond Rangers v Stockport Georgians; Upton AA v Pavilions; West Kirby v Bollington Athletic.
RESULTS FA National League Systems second round: Mid-Cheshire League 2 West Cheshire League 0.
Mid-Cheshire League Division One: Bollington Athletic 0 Middlewich Town 5; Broadheath Central 3 Golborne Sports 0; Crosfields 3 Crewe FC 3; Knutsford 1 Garswood United 0; Linotype 4 Cheadle Heath Nomads 0; Poynton 2 Daten 3; Rylands 3 Pilkington 1.
Division Two: Club AZ 4 Nantwich Town res. 5; Lostock Gralam 2 Curzon Ashton res. 4; Padgate St. Oswald's 2 Winsford United res. 0; Sidak Sports 3 Warrington Borough 3; Trafford res. 3 Malpas 2; Witton Albion res. 0 Cheadle Town res. 1; Whitchurch Alport 3 Gamesley 1.
Reserve Division: Crewe FC 2 Poynton 2; Daten 2 Linotype 5; Garswood United 3 Crosfields 0; Golborne Sports 2 Middlewich Town 2; Pilkington 10 Barnton 0; Styal 2 Rylands 1.
Crewe & District League: Alsager Faculty 2 Sandbach 1; Congleton Athletic 0 Bentley 0; Sandbach Town 1 Winsford IPC 0; Winnington Avenue 0 Winnington Avenue reserves 2 (Bunby, Pickett). FIXTURES Mid-Cheshire League (2 15 p.m.). Division One: Barnton v Rylands; Crewe FC v Knutsford; Cheadle Heath Nomads v Styal; Garswood United v Linotype; Middlewich Town v Broadheath Central; Pilkington v Crosfields. Division Two: Cheadle Town res. v Padgate St. Oswald's; Gamesley v Nantwich Town res.; Whitchurch Alport v Lostock Gralam; Witton Albion res. v Sidak Sports.
Reserve Division: Crosfields v Pilkington; Daten v Gaswood United; Gol-borne Sports v Poynton; Rylands v Crewe FC.
Altrincham FA Cup 2nd round (2 p.m.): Linotype res. v Quarry Bank; Styal res. v Broadheath res.
Macclesfield FA Cup 3rd round (2 p.m.): Bollington Athletic v Congleton Town; Club AZ v Puss in Boots; Poynton v Poynton A.
Mid-Cheshire FA Challenge Cup (2.30 p.m.): Middlewich Town res. v Winsford United res.; Winnington Ave. res. v Bentley; Winsford IPC v Winnington Avenue.
Manchester FA Senior Cup 3rd round (2.15 p.m.): Curzon Ashton res. v Astra Zeneca.
Crewe & District League (2 p.m.): Malpas res. v Sandbach; Sandbach Town v Bunbury.