UPTON AA will hope that by playing last weekend they have an edge over Aintree Villa tomorrow when the teams meet in the West Cheshire League.
The Chester side’s Division One home derby with Blacon was one of just three fixtures in the entire West Cheshire League to survive the frost last Saturday – and Upton just came out on top against their struggling city rivals.
The hosts won 2-1 thanks to goals from Luke Jackson and Gareth Edwards, although a Simon Quinn strike for visiting Blacon ensured title-chasing Upton never felt comfortable.
Blacon have a great chance to double their points tally for the season as they take on fellow relegation battlers Heswall tomorrow, weather permitting.
In the Chester and District League Cup, Highfield Athletic booked their semi-final place by beating City Bar 4-0. Goals from Kev Garland, Aaron Stokoe, Ross Broadbent and substitute Matty Mackin securing Athletic’s place in the last four.
Sutton Way Villa will join them after their narrow defeat of Woodlands. Villa emerged 4-3 victors thanks to a Steve James double and strikes from Danny Ramsey and James Watson.
Tarvin Athletic also reached the last four as visiting Waggon and Horses fell 3-2. James Henry and Warren Roberts hit the target for Waggon but Gary Hanley and Paul Broster found the net for Tarvin before Ian Smith grabbed a last-minute winner.
Round two of the Cayzer Shield pitted home side Kelma against MBCS and the hosts had it, winning 6-0 with goals from Mark Lawler (2), Richie Boyd, Kevin Miller, Luke Walker and Mike McCreay.
West Meters also bagged six as they dumped Boughton Athletic out 6-1, Dan Cullen and Andy Fellows adding to Robbie Griffiths’ four-goal haul.
In Olympic Trophies Division One, Highfield Athletic 2nds slipped to a 3-1 home defeat to Parkgate. Kelvin Roderick scored Highfield’s goal.
Robin Hood also lost at home, 2-1 to Ashton Lions. Lee Letts scored for the hosts but Graham Bunting and Ian Matthew sealed the points for the visitors.
In the Chester Sunday League, only one game – in Chester Chronicle Section B – survived the cold.
Highfield travelled to Gardeners Arms and won 4-2. Carl Fowlie and Mike Murray scored for Gardeners but their efforts were eclipsed by the league leaders, who stretched their lead at the top to six points with goals from Adam Langton, Robbie Joinson, Matthew Carline and Matthew Cross.