ELLESMERE PORT could not find a way past West Cheshire League high-flyers Marine Reserves on Saturday.

The Crosby-based hosts, fourth in the Division One table, ran out 3-1 winners over rock bottom Port.

Third-placed Vauxhall Motors fared better.

A goal by Mark Bainbridge saw them bag a 1-0 away win against Southport Trinity.

In Division Two, the bad weather accounted for the Capenhurst Villa v Ashville Reserves and South Liverpool v Willaston fixtures.

In Division Three, Capenhurst Villa Reserves drew 2-2 at Chester Nomads Reserves.

The bad weather led to the postponement of a host of fixtures in the Ellesmere Port Sunday League.

Matches in the Premier Division and Stan Dukes Memorial Cup all fell victim to the weather.

In Division One, Grace Arms reserves ran out 4-3 winners at Hope Farm Rangers.

Chris Hughes bagged a hat-trick for Grace, with Ben Sherlock also netting.

The Hope Farm goals were scored by Jamie Fitzpatrick (2) and Jordan Ford.

The day’s only other fixture saw FC Saviour’s edge to a 3-2 success over Sutton Marquis.

Dan Higginson, Paul Butler and Micky Monohan were on target for Saviour’s. Replying for the Marquis were Mike Urmston and Tom Higginson, who put through his own net.

Ellesmere Port Town Ladies claimed a 3-0 win over Sandbach Ladies in Division One of the Cheshire Women’s League.

On a heavy pitch, the Port took the lead just after the break with a strike from influential midfielder Nat Neary.

The table-topping Port then took control and went on to score a further two goals with strikes from Toni Livens.

The player of the match award went to Ellesmere Port’s young midfielder Emily McCubbing.

This Saturday, the Port continue their Cheshire Cup campaign with a difficult away game against North West Counties Division One team Crewe Alexandra.