ST JOSEPH'S went to the top of the Mid Cheshire Sunday League when they beat Cross Keys 3-1 and rivals Rifleman were held to a draw at Rudheath.
There were also changes in Division One, where Wheatsheaf won a tense five-goal match with Saxons and claimed the lead from them at the same time. Hanging Gate were held by Lion but still slipped into second place on goal difference.
Stanley Arms, who looked down when six points were deducted from their record, climbed off the bottom for the first time this season.
The Second Division's five games produced 42 goals.
Premier Division: Middlewich Sutton 2 (Owen 2) Denbigh 3 (Stokes 2, Cavanagh); Oaklands 7 (Bishop 3, Arnold 2, Larkin 2) Cuddington 3 (Phelan, Clare, Mason); Cross Keys 1 (Harkness) St Joseph's 3 (Roberts, Hudson, Wilson); Rudheath 2 (Kimber 2) Rifleman 2 (Johnson, Hutchinson). Sunday: Rifleman v St Joseph's, Gate v Cross Keys, Tavern v Middlewich Sutton, Denbigh v Oaklands, Cuddington v Rudheath. Division One: Boar's Head 1 (Cope) Stanley Arms 2 (Knop 2); Pockets 2 (Whiteley, Mitchell) Plough 0; Prince's Feathers 2 (Woodray, Murphy) Coachman 2 (Bell, Rice); Hanging Gate 1 (Pickering) Lion 1 (Butler); Saxons 2 (Mundy 2) Wheatsheaf 3 (McMillan 2, Bebbington).
Sunday: Lion v Boar's Head, Pockets v Hanging Gate, Plough v Prince's Feathers, Wheatsheaf v Stanley Arms, Coachman v Saxons.
Division Two: Townsend 5 (McCaffrey 2, Stevens, Jankowski, Ridgeway) Egerton 1 (Tomkins); Freemasons 1 (Porter) Holmes Chapel 6 (Evans 3, Rebbeck, Brandon, Breed); Greenbank 4 (Johnson 2, Gibb, Jones) Gladstone 9 (Jones 5, M Green 3, A Green); Middlewich Town SC 7 (Tulloch 3, Armstrong, Eaton, Pennington, Astles) Broadhurst 0.
Sunday: Holmes Chapel v Gladstone, Greenbank v George & Dragon, Broadhurst v Freemasons, Middlewich Town SC v Egerton, Townsend v Red Lion Supporters.
Division Three: Castle Pte 3 (Fallows 2, Madeley) Bull's Head 2 (Green 2); Goostrey 7 (Naylor 2, Rushton, E Bones, R Bones, Bloor) Old Star 1 (Hall); Winsford CC 6 (Garstang 3, Weedall, Bates, Tierney) Bowling Green 3 (Jervis 2, Barrow).
Sunday: Old Star v Winsford CC, Bowling Green v Lion & Railway, Goostrey v Castle Pte.