CHRISTLETON returned to winning ways in West Cheshire League Division One with a hard-fought 1-0 derby triumph at Upton AA on Saturday.
The Swans’ last victory had come against Upton five games ago when the sides met at Little Heath.
Chester Nomads were left to rue missed chances as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Ashville. Kieron Smith had put the visitors in front.
Blacon Youth Club had Lee McElmeel and Kevin Garland sent off as they lost 2-0 at second-placed Cammell Laird Reserves.
Helsby (Mark Ward, Andy Dunning, John Coady) and Capenhurst Villa (Mike Banks) were knocked out of the Haworth & Gallagher Bowl after going down 4-3 and 5-1 at home to AFC Bebington Athletic and Maghull Reserves respectively.
In Division Three, Christleton Reserves (Adam Moore 3, Steve Cane, Adam Hughes, Dean Brown) drew 6-6 at home to Manor Athletic Reserves, Chester Nomads Reserves (Ed Moss 2) won 2-1 at home to Ellesmere Port Reserves, and Upton AA Reserves (Matty Crank) were beaten 9-1 at Redgate Rovers.
AFC Lache (Warren Kelly) suffered their first defeat of the Chester & District Sunday League Concorde Trophies Section A season as they went down 2-1 at rejuvenated Tarvin Rex (Neil Astbury 2).
Vicars Cross Dynamos (Nathan Freeman 2, Tom Fellows 2, Paul Sweeney) won 5-2 at home to Saltney Ferry (Ryan McCrery, George Rogers) to move two points clear at the top.
Tattenhall (Damon Smith, Ian Atkinson, Martin Cocking) booked their place in the second round of the SH Ariels Bill Gresty Memorial Trophy with a 3-1 win at FC Hickory’s (Nick Grimes).
AFC Lock Vaults (James Simpson 2, Ashley Watling) also progressed after they won 3-1 at home to Dee Rangers (Ryan Williams) despite losing goalkeeper Mark Heron to concussion after he saved a John Harrison penalty.