JAMES Watson struck a hat-trick on Sunday as Grace climbed into third in the Ellesmere Port Sunday League Premier Division.
Steve Armitage added a single effort as the hosts secured a 4-2 victory over ITCL Gunners.
Westminster (Steve Salcedo 2, Carl Frost, Josh Wonderley, Carl Ngiam) enjoyed a 5-0 romp over White Swan while Gleve Motors and Castrol Villa played out a scoreless draw.
Fourth-placed Woodlands (Ryan Nicoll 3, Michael Scott 2, Michael Jones) continued to keep pace at the top with a 6-0 win over Wing Half.
In Division One, Travellers Rest maintained their leading position with a 6-0 victory at Hope Farm Rangers.
Phil Evans and Sean Martin notched a brace each with singles added by Steve Hill and Danny Lynch.
Second-placed SCFC 94 (Wayne Manning 2, Sean Robinson, Keith Robinson, Jamie Gibbs, Steve Brown) kept up the pressure with an impressive 6-1 win at Knot (Jay Williams).
Old Wirral Hundred (Michael Joines 2, John Bridge 2, Steve Lewis) won 5-1 at The Bull (Garth Higginson) while Westminster Reserves (Phil Clowes 3, Paul Boyle 2, Jess Lonergan) thumped Seahorse 6-2 (Ashley Robinson, Gary Handley).
Mid-table Marquis (Jamie Livens 2, Mark Livens, Graham Forster) defeated Grace Reserves 4-0 as Sir Robert (Billy Thompson, Dave Ferguson) enjoyed their visit to Cheshire Yeoman, winning 2-0.