CASTROL Social afforded St Werburgh’s no mercy as they racked up a resounding away win in round one of the Cheshire FA Amateur Cup.
The Oilmen recorded an incredible 17-0 result, spearheaded by a six-goal haul from Stewey Carroll. Mark Ryan contributed five more, while further efforts from Simon Thelwell (3), Mike Highland, Ian Kelly and Jordan Brierley compounded the Chester side’s misery.
Willaston also progressed after they accounted for Linotype. Two-goal Mike Mosedale stole the show in a 2-1 success, but it was a brief flirtation with the competition for Grange Athletic, who were undone 2-0 by goals from Helsby’s Richard Keen and Nick Askey.
In Saturday’s league programme, Ellesmere Port continued their purple patch in Division One thanks to a fine 3-1 victory over Maghull. Steve Chambers, Steve Scallion and Matty Forshaw netted for the hosts. The win kept the Port in seventh place in the table.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves’ fortunes continued on a downward spiral as they suffered at the hands of Crosby raiders Marine Reserves, who scored through Mike Stuart (2), Steve Williams (2) and Mark Gaffney in a 5-0 rout.
Division Two promotion chasers Halton have been unstoppable at home this season, but on Saturday they found themselves upstaged by a determined Capenhurst Villa. Paul Fletcher bagged both goals as seventh-placed Cape triumphed 2-1.
Cape’s reserve side were on the receiving end in Division Three and had no answer to the scoring prowess of Runcorn Town Reserves, who won 8-0.
It was a similar tale of woe for Ellesmere Port Reserves, who crashed 7-0 at leaders Mossley Hill Athletic.
Match of the day in Division One this weekend takes at place at Whitby Sports and Social Club, where Ellesmere Port welcome leaders New Brighton.
Vauxhall Motors Reserves have their work cut out with a trip to form side Cammell Laird Reserves, while free-scoring Castrol Social are at home to erratic performers Ashville.
Grange Athletic have the chance to atone for their Cheshire Cup exit to Helsby when they line up against the same opponents in this week’s Haworth and Gallagher Bowl.
Willaston entertain Division Two leaders Poulton Vics Reserves, while Capenhurst Villa have a home tie with Chester Nomads.
Both local sides will be looking to restore lost pride in Division Three, with Ellesmere Port Reserves at Blacon YC Reserves and Capenhurst Villa Reserves at Focus.