CASTROL have gone from relegation scrappers to mid-table security and could even make a bid for the top six after returning from Halton with three points.
The Oilmen climbed West Cheshire League Division One thanks to a solitary away goal from Tony Ashton as they won 1-0.
Ellesmere Port, meanwhile, gave title-chasing West Kirby a scare but little more as they went down 2-1.
A goal from Port’s Mark Price put the pressure on the visitors and a strong defensive display made West Kirby’s job harder.
But eventually Chay Dysart and Mike Burke broke through to register another win for the Wirral side.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves continued to struggle as they fell 2-0 at Cammell Laird Reserves, Jamie Holmes and Lee Bridge on target.
In Division Two, Capenhurst Villa edged a five-goal thriller 3-2 at home to Pensby.
Owen Davies and Neil McCann scored for the travelling side but goals from Justin McNally, Ryan Nicholl and John Smith proved enough to keep the points at Villa.
Grange Athletic faced a tough challenge at West Kirby Reserves and the home side did not disappoint their fans as they administered an 8-0 thrashing to the Grange.
Four goals from Adam Lee set the tone and Grange had no answer as Davy Lewis, Ian Hobday (2) and Billy Foster hit the net as Grange remain second from bottom.
In Division Three, Ellesmere Port reserves had plenty to cheer as they went to Mossley Hill Athletic Reserves and emerged 3-1 winners.
Curtis Ali beat the Port keeper for the hosts but it was efforts from Alan Jones, Mark Baldwin and Nick Geddis that guaranteed victory for Port’s second-string.