Ellesmere Port FC moved into second place of the Cheshire and Wirral League Premier Division thanks to a 5-0 win over the basement side Helsby Reserves.

Liam Smith, Ritchie Feightman, Lewis Fearon, Paul Dunleavy and Joe Whalley all scored to complete the rout.

Cestrian Alex picked up their first point of the season to lift them off the bottom of the table as braces from Josh Camy and Adam Reid fired them to a 4-4 draw with Blacon Youth FC Reserves. Adam Langley, Joe Thomson and a double from Trey Lattie were the Blacon scorers.

FC Duddon remain clear in the Championship after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Shaftesbury Youth Reserves.

Goals from Harry Huxtable and Tom Evans were enough to overcome a strike from Craig Kenyon.

A 2-2 draw with Upton JFC Youth has propelled Chester Nomads Thirds to second place, four points behind the league leaders with a game in hand.

Macaulay Salter and Jared Bieber scored for the Nomads while Joe Muir and James Lalley replied for Upton.

AFC Park North are now third after a four-goal haul from Adam Bagley helped his side to a 5-3 win at bottom of the table Orange Athletic.

Adam Doyle scored the other for AFC Park North, while an Iain Thomas double and a strike from Tom Wilkinson replied for the Orange.

Hoole Rovers claimed a vital 3-2 win over Unitor to keep them within touching distance of the top five. Shan Gillan, Paul Joyner and Nick Matthew each scored for the Rovers with Carl Hamm and Vinnie O’Toole replying for fourth place Unitor.

Steve Finlay scored a hat-trick to add to Josh Leach’s goal for Hoole Rangers, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a 5-4 defeat to Crossway. Paul Seddon scored a brace which accompanied further strikes by Mark Goldthorpe, Greg Campbell, and Matty Leedham.

The Veterans League Division Two kicked-off with Ellesmere Port Town FC going top courtesy of a 4-1 win over Hartford.

Phil Evans bagged a hat-trick and Ben Billington also netted.

Dan Butler and Dave Thomas fired Nags Head Bunbury to a 2-1 success over Dee Rangers while Frodsham Park beat FC Vaults 2-0 courtesy of an own goal and a strike by Gareth Gerrard.

Despite goals from Balazs Darnoi and Leonardo Mateus, Ashton beat Crossway 4-2.