CHRISTLETON failed to take top spot in Division One on Wednesday when they lost 2-1 at Vauxhall Reserves.
Craig Warrington scored their goal with Anthony Wright hitting both goals for the Motormen.
They had coasted to a 5-1 victory at Aintree Villa on Saturday, Shaun Kilgannon and Warrington each scoring twice with Chris Herbert also on the mark.
Christleton are in Cheshire Amateur Cup action at Barnton tomorrow and also still in with a chance of reaching the last eight are Division Two minnows Chester Nomads, who lived to fight another day after finishing 2-2 with Vauxhall Reserves on Saturday.
Andy Fitzgibbon and Simon Alston were on the mark for Nomads with Gareth Drury and Danny McNicholas sparing the Motormen's blushes and that re-play takes place tomorrow at Rivacre Road.
It was the end of the road in the cup for another Division Two side, Upton AA, who scored through Ben Billington, only to fall to Division One's West Kirby, Paul Casey and Phil Hudson netting for the visitors, who are through to the last eight for the second year running.
In Division Two on Wednesday Capenhurst Villa had a 4-1 win at Ashville Reserves (Mark Ravel), thanks to doubles by Chris Sharp and Mark Ryan.
There was a welcome respite for Blacon YC, who eclipsed fellow strugglers Helsby 3-1 on Saturday to move off the bottom rung at last.
Jamie Rogers, John Harrison and Andrew Bale were Blacon's marksmen with Nick Askey pulling one back for Helsby who are now in danger of being relegated for the second season in succession.
A spirited performance from MBNA, which featured goals from Andy Cross and Phil Radcliffe, saw the Chester side post a welcome 2-1 victory at Capen-hurst Villa Reserves in Division Three.
Leroy Robinson was a two-goal star for Upton AA Reserves who triumphed 2-1 in their local derby with Blacon YC Reserves, Simon Broadbent hitting the home side's consolation.
St.Werburgh's gave it their all before capitulating 1-0 at third-placed Merseyside Police, while leaders New Brighton Reserves slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at Shaftesbury.
Tomorrow's Division Two programme sees Blacon YC involved in another relegation dogfight at FC Building Boards, while Upton AA have an equally difficult mission with their visit to Maghull Reserves.
Blacon's second string entertain Ellesmere Port Reserves in Division Three and there's another local derby as Upton AA Reserves put the welcome mat out for St.Werburgh's.