CHESTER NOMADS survived a scare against Neston Nomads to move up to fourth in the West Cheshire League on a weekend disrupted by bad weather in the region.

Upton AA’s scheduled trip to Ashville was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, but there was nothing but goals galore in the league’s other fixtures.

While Marshalls fought for a 3-2 victory at Newton, the same scoreline came in the other Division One clash as Chester Nomads saw off Neston.

Despite a double from the visitors’ Paul Ellison, strikes from Charlie Mann and Ed Moss added to an own goal to spare the blushes of the hosts who were facing a Neston side with just one win in their last nine in the league.

Chester are now fourth, and just two points off the league leaders South Liverpool – albeit having played a game more.

In the Cheshire Football League, meanwhile, Blacon Youth Club’s Premier Division tie at home to Billinge was one of three fixtures to fall victim to the weather.

The only game to go ahead in the league was Dalen’s trip to Altrincham FC Reserves, with the hosts prevailing 4-3 to move up to third.

A late flurry of goals sealed a comprehensive victory for Newton Athletic over Rylands Reserves in League Two.

Sam Morgan and Nathan Evans had given the hosts a half-time lead, but with the game still in the balance, Athletic scored three in 13 minutes to eventually claim a 5-1 success.

Ben Woodman grabbed his side’s third after 68 minutes, before Dan Christian scored another just under ten minutes later.

Substitute, Danny Eaton, put some gloss on the scoreline when he added a fifth ten minutes from time to seal three points that take his team up to third.

Newton Athletic boss, Paul Owens, said: “It was a tough game, and we certainly made hard work of it for the first hour or so.

“But then it was in the last 20 or 30 minutes that our substitutes made a real difference by getting our third, fourth and fifth goals.

“The scoreline didn’t really reflect our performance, but it shows the strength of our squad. We have players who are all fighting for places, and because we’re still in so many competitions, they’re all getting the chance to show what they can do.”