RUNCORN Town are showing no signs of easing off after clinching the Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division Two title.
Saturday's 4-2 victory over Pensby at Pavilions came a fortnight after Town had sealed the championship and with it promotion.
The win extended the club's unbeaten run to 19 games - all six goals coming in the second half. Connor Taylor accepted two fine passes from Dave Dempsey for the first two and when Ian Robinson meandered through to finish well, it looked all over.
Pensby's challenge was dramatically revived, however, by two goals from Gaz Owen in as many minutes. The first was a penalty and the second, a header, went in off the bar.
However, Dempsey turned provider again with seven minutes left for keeper-turned-forward Dave Parkinson to settle the issue.
Elsewhere in the same division, Luke Guest's goal earned Helsby a home point against West Kirby Reserves on Saturday.
But Division Three's Runcorn Town Res were sunk 3-0 at Bronze Social.
Halton drew 1-1 at Division Two rivals Chester Nomads on Wednesday, courtesy of Steven Horrocks' goal.
* Halton Borough Reserves came from two down in the last 10 minutes to snatch an improbable if deserved draw in a bizarre Warrington & District League Division Four match against Spartak.
Boro were awarded a 30th-minute penalty when Anthony Sparks was bundled over.
His kick found the bottom corner but the referee blew up for encroachment by two Halton players and curiously, awarded a goal kick.
Tony Metcalfe headed Borough in front in the second half but Spartak seized on errors for a 3-1 lead.
But Sparks converted a penalty for hand-ball and, with two minutes left, Spartak's keeper handled a back pass inside his area. The referee awarded the free-kick on the edge of the penalty box but Gary Jones fired home for a fair result.
Borough Res had drawn 1-1 with title-challenging Moorfield Res on Thursday despite falling behind after five minutes to Ben Price's 30-yarder.
Anthony Sparks converted a second-half spot-kick.
Waterloo Wanderers pushed Division Five leaders Lane Ends Athletic all the way but two late goals denied them.
Ged Byrne scored for Wanderers in the 2-1 defeat while Rob Mcleod was outstanding in defence.