Leaders march on
KELSALL moved another step closer to claiming the Chester & District League Queensferry Sports Premier Division crown on Saturday with a 4-1 home victory over Sutton Way Villa.
Hat-trick hero Sean Page did most of the damage with Adam Crimes completing the scoring for the leaders.
At the other end of the table, there was a welcome 3-1 win for basement boys Saughall Thursday at Groves (Dave Baker) but second-from-bottom Hoole Rangers went down 7-0 at Heswall Windows.
Cross Foxes (Chris Newton, Danny Jones) lost 3-2 at Chester Nomads (Joe Imlach, Mike Murray, Mike Jeffs) before bouncing back on Monday with a 3-2 success of their own at home to Waggon & Horses. Jamie McElwaine, Jamie Veechi and Elliott Slade got the goals.
Tarvin 2000 Athletic (Francesco Calatagae 2, Kevin Leach, Gordon Piggin, John Winter, OG) kept their faint Olympic Trophies Division One title dreams alive on Saturday with a 6-1 romp at home to Rangers Breaks.
Neston Nomads (John Tudor, Patrick Ward, Chris Higgins) also remained in the thick of the promotion race by winning 3-1 at home to Ashton.
Duddon United could not do Neston or Tarvin a favour as they were beaten 7-3 at Levers Athletic.
Barrow Athletic (Gary Owen 2, Luke Ellis, Tom Wilkinson) won 4-3 at home to Halfwayhouse Celtic as rock-bottom Frodsham Vets were thrashed 11-0 at Kelma.
Peacock 09 are piling the pressure on the Moreton Electrical Wholesalers Division Two leading pack.
The dark horses won 4-1 at home to fellow high-flyers Uberlube on Monday thanks to Richie Coulthard (2), Joe Williamson and Jamie Hughes efforts after winning 5-1 at home to Lodge Bar on Saturday through Hughes, Liam McLain, Dave Parker, Dan Stevenson and Mark Rowland.
Cestrian Alex (Josh Carew, OG) won 2-1 at home to promotion rivals Chester Celtic as Waggon & Horses Reserves (Lee King-McGee 2) fell 4-2 at home to table-topping Raby Villa.
Hoole Rangers Reserves (John Aplas, Adam Bebington, Balazs Darnoi) triumphed 3-0 at fellow strugglers Newton Bears.
Boughton Athletic’s upturn in form in Link Up Division Three continued on Monday as they ran out 3-1 winners at home to Groves Celtic.
Tom Thorley, Matty Wainwright and Rick Heyes shared the strikes.
Groves (Ryan Freeman, Darren Nickel 2) had won 3-1 at home to Crossway Reserves on Saturday.
Peacock 09 Reserves (Andy Smith) lost 4-1 at home to pacesetters FC Village while Lache were edged out 3-2 at Zone Fitness (OG, Jake Munrow, Ross Pringle).
ELTON are going up in the Chester & District Sunday League!
The Chester Chronicle Section B leaders sealed one of the three promotion places with a 2-0 home victory over 10-man AFC Lache on Sunday.
Lee Fletcher opened the scoring with a fine individual effort before Richard Keen killed the contest.
Saltney SC (Liam McGovern, Alex Dobson, Luke Newhall, Phil Whittaker, Dale Parker) strengthened their grip on third place with a 5-1 home win over Tattenhall.
FC Bull & Stirrup were leading 1-0 at AFC Hilton when the match had to be abandoned after a visiting player suffered a serious injury.
St Theresa’s PC (Craig Broadbent, Louie Jennaway, Aaron Price, Danny Williams) kept their slim hopes of a top-three finish alive by twice coming from behind to win 4-3 at home to Waverton (Luke Kennedy, Chris Farrell, Dean Phoenix).
But the Saints (Williams) suffered a setback on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1 at home by fourth-placed Lache (Danny Radford, Joey Waters).
Elton (Lee Guirado, Billy Sammut 2, Steve Hussey, Mark Hobson, Dave Richards, Danny Jarrett, Mark Antrobus) marched on with an 8-3 victory at Waverton as Hilton (Danny Russell 2) won 2-1 at Tattenhall to move fifth.
The big Concorde Trophies Section A top-of-the-table battle between Vicars Cross Dynamos and Saltney Ferry finished 2-2.
Mark Thomson and Paul Sweeney were on target for the table-toppers; Chris Herbert and Thomas Rowlands for second-placed Saltney.
Western Rangers were impressive 4-0 winners at FC Blacon.
Western had gone down by the same score at home to Highfield Quinplex (Adam Davies 2, Ricky Chard, Peter Davies) on Sunday.
But it was the Dynamos (Andrew Reid 3, Ben Billington, Sweeney, Paul Finch) who were the morning’s big hitters as they cruised to a 6-0 success at Tarvin Rex.
Corner Pin LG (Aden Callaghan 3) won 3-1 at Dee Rangers as Blacon (Lee Bennion 2, Scott Chard) held off Upton Youth Club to record a 3-2 home victory.
Saltney Ferry (Aden Shannon 2, Lee Butterworth) crashed out of the NEWFA Sunday Challenge Cup on penalties at Moreton Inn after the semi-final tie ended 3-3 after extra-time.