BOTH AFC Park North and Chester Nomads III battled to come out on top in their respective Chester and Wirral Football League Championship fixtures.

Goals from Bagley, Doyle and Munt inspired AFC Park North to a 3-2 win over a Hoole Rangers side who had Ste Finlay and Josh Leach on the scoresheet.

The result takes Park North to within a point of the league leaders Unitor, albeit having played two games more than the team currently at the summit.

Third placed Chester Nomads III also closed the gap between themselves and Unitor as they defeated Crossway in an entertaining contest at Cheshire Club.

Zacc Caveny scored twice for the Nomads to add to a strike from Jordan Fulton which proved to be enough to get them past Crossway who had Paul Seddon on target.

The Nomads are now up to third, while Crossway slip to seventh. Elsewhere in the Championship, Shaftesbury Youth Club Reserves earned a 4-2 win against Princes Villa.

Goals from Stephen Chambers and Charlie Bell were cancelled out by a brace from Danny Smith, while Ian Mcgraa and Nathan Thomas also found the net for Shaftesbury.

Meanwhile, in the CWFL Premier Division, Upton JFC and Higher Bebington Kelma shared the points in the only fixture to go ahead in the league.

James Marsden grabbed the goal for Kelma, while the referee decided to credit Joe Muir with Upton’s strike, despite it appearing to look like an own goal.

In Division One of the Veterans League, Ellsemere Port recorded recorded their first win of the season with an emphatic 7-3 win over Upton JFC Vets at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village 3G Pitch.

Joe Stanhope struck a hat-trick, while Dave Huntingdon added a brace and Matty Singleton and Kieran Fleetwood also got themselves onto the scoresheet to earn Ellesmere Port three points.

Neil Zarac got two goals in reply for Upton Vets, while Stu Cossins added the other.

Kev Rogerson found the net twice for Tarvin Athletic Vets in the league’s other fixture, but it wasn’t enough to secure all three points for his team.

Matt Moore and Steve Forster replied for Higher Bebington Kelma Vets to ensure both sides left with a point.