ELLESMERE Port opened up the gap between the top and bottom halves of West Cheshire League Division One with a 1-0 win at Christleton.
Mark Price scored the goal which opened up a seven-point gap between the top eight and bottom eight.
Castrol Social meanwhile became the latest victims of newly-promoted Helsby, losing 4-1.
Tony Ashton’s goal was left to look insignificant as Idrith Kamara, Sam Bailey, Darren Moore and Lee Bignell hit the target for the Green Machine.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves were mauled 6-1 by Cammell Laird Reserves.
Craig Cairns scored a penalty but that was the only highlight for Motors as Danny Edwards (2), Alan Bull (2), Paul McDonnell and Mark Head crushed them.
In Division Two Grange Athletic v Mallaby was postponed.
Capenhurst Villa weren’t so lucky, losing 5-1 at Marshalls. Sean Robinson grabbed a hat-trick and Richard Jones scored twice with Andy Newlands claiming a consolation goal for Villa.
The first round of the Division Three Shield saw Capenhurst Villa Reserves lose 5-3 to Prescot Cables Reserves.
Luke Eccles, Ryan James and Justin McNally scored for Villa but Sam Gifford (3), Anthony Skincks and Karl Aldridge ensured Cables were in the hat for the next round.
Ellesmere Port Reserves are through after a 3-1 win at home to Hale thanks to a hat-trick from Mark Baldwin.