RUNCORN Town are on the brink of the championship after their latest victory in Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division Two.
Town could clinch the honours this Saturday when Manweb visit for a match held over from the weekend before last and sponsored by Peter Goodwin.
Saturday's 2-0 defeat of hosts Mallaby left the Pavilionsbased side, co-managed by Gary Moore and Peter Nolan, within two points of the title with four games to play.
Town were made to wait in a tense weekend game but Robbie Moore put them ahead with a close-range volley.
Mike Duffy had nodded Ian Robinson's free-kick back across goal to create the chance.
The points were sealed in the 83rd minute, George Donnelly running onto Ryan Wade's through ball to slot past the keeper from inside the box.
Halton shared the points in a six-goal thriller at Manweb with Adam Horrocks hitting a hat-trick for the visitors.
Helsby climbed a place to fourth from bottom after a 6-1 blitz at basement outfit Maghull Reserves.
Nick Askey scored a nap hand with their goal coming from Richard Keene.
In Division Three, Runcorn Town Res held promotion-chasing guests Manor Athletic to a draw. n ST MICHAEL'S DH climbed to third spot in the Warrington & District League's Frontrunner Premi
er Division after a late Mark Haggerty winner at Penlake.
Moorfield were likewise running out of time before Mark Madigan's header ensured all three points at Vulcan.
Having been under early pressure, Moorfield took the lead from a corner, Gary Wood knocking in at close range from John Masters' flick-on, but went into half-time 2-1 down.
Moorfield then pressed Vulcan into errors which saw Paul Giles force an OG and Madigan nod the winner.
Halton Borough were 2-0 Division One victors over Beechwood, who agreed a switch to Boro's Dundalk Road to avoid a postponement.
After 11 minutes, Gary Jones combined with Paul Withers, whose deft near-post cross was headed home by Mike Colebrook inside a crowded box.
On the half hour, Jones set up Fonterigo's unstoppable 18-yard volley.
Simon Porter saw a second-half shot pushed around a post by Borough keeper Mike Long while Halsall had a goal ruled out for offside and both sides were denied by the wood-wo rk .
Boro do not have any matches this weekend due to their 40-year celebration evening at Ford S&SC, Cronton, tomorrow. Tickets, at £5, are available from chairman Mick Millea on 0151 424 7918.
Elsewhere, Runcorn Albion won 3-2 at Ford Res.
Moorfield Res extended their Division Four lead to four points coming from behind for a 4-1 home win against Blackbrook who suffered a first-half dismissal.
Goals came from Ben Price (2), Danny Williamson and sub Steven Dennett. David Wilkinson was MoM.
Moorfield 3rd went down 2-1 at home to Newton-le-Willows in Division Five, despite David Handley's header.
This Saturday, Moorfield are holding a race night at the Sports and Social Club in memory of player Tom Lunt, who died on his 18th birthday last month.
The evening, sponsored by OMG Plumbing and Heating Ltd, comes under starter's orders at 7.30pm.