FC MEREBROOK moved up into third place in The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port & District Premier Division with an 8-1 win at Cane Factory FC as Mark Swann netted five goals and Andy Denton grabbed a hat-trick.
Dysett Rangers moved off the bottom of the table as they secured their first points of the season with a 4-1 win over Gunners Enterprise. Kevin West was a hat-trick hero while Barry Ashman also netted. Rob Smith replied.
The Strawberry are now bottom after a 7-4 reversal at home to The Woodlands as Gary Handley's four-goal salvo wasn't enough, with Dave Hall's treble leading the away side's efforts and Steve Birkett, Phil Starkey, Iain Chapman and Mark Roberts netting.
Cat Carpet Craft remain top of The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port Division One after a 2-1 win over MSC Eastham Rake as Trevor Roberts and Craig Tolley both netted while Dave Waterson responded.
The Bull leapfrogged The Phoenix into second spot with a 2-0 victory, with John Davies bagging a brace, while Kingkabs joined The Phoenix on 10 points and are now fourth courtesy of their 2-0 success against LPSC Strawberry as John McLean and Mark Hardisty netted.
Sutton Way ensured St Saviour's Reserves remain bottom after winning their basement battle 5-3, with Scott Rowley bagging a brace and Brendan Roley, Noel Bolger and Mark Knox also on target.
Ellesmere overhauled RJS Sir Robert at the top of The Ellesmere Port Division Two and are two points clear at the summit after an amazing 10-5 win over Brown Horse.
Mikey Smith enjoyed a four-goal haul, Alan Williams hit a hat-trick, Dave Woodward bagged a brace and Gary Williams also netted, while Andy Wright and Steve Crosbie both had doubles for the visitors with Ben Lloyd also on target.
The Phoenix Reserves remain bottom after they were hammered 8-2, and second-bottom Sutton Rangers were beaten 5-3 at home to Parkside Rovers.
Other results - Cheshire Sunday Cup second round: Hoylake 3 Vauxhalls 0; Old Altrinchamians 9 St Saviour's 3; Willaston White Star 1 Castrol Tessuti 4; Octel AFC 2 St John's Celtic 2 (match abandoned on 70 minutes due to dangerous playing conditions caused by pitch cutting up).
Sunday's fixtures - The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port Premier Division: Cane Factory FC v The Strawberry; Castrol Tessuti v Vauxhalls; St Saviour's v Dysett Rangers; The Woodlands v Gunners Enterprise; FC Merebrook (open date).
The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port Division One: Cat Carpet Craft v The Bull; CCU v LPSC Strawberry; MSC Eastham Rake v St Saviour's Res; The Sutton Way v Kingkabs.
The Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port Division Two: SCFC v RJS Sir Robert; Sutton Rangers v Princes Rovers; The Phoenix Res v Holiday Inn; Parkside Rovers (open date).
Cheshire Sunday Cup: Octel AFC v St John's Celtic.
Wirral Sunday Amateur Cup third round: Berwick Rovers v Old Market; Parkview v The Phoenix.
Wirral Sunday Junior Cup third round: Birkenhead Youth v Ellesmere; Brown Horse v Stanleys Cask.