CHESTER NOMADS moved up to second in Division One of the West Cheshire League after a hard-fought 3-2 away win over a lowly 12th placed Maghull side.

Joseph Cossins, Jordan Davies, and Dale Harris struck the all-important goals that earned the Nomads all three points against a stubborn Maghull side who had Jordan Holmes and Colin Quirk on target.

The result moves the Nomads to within two points of the current league leaders South Liverpool albeit having played two games more.

Mossley Hill Athletic dropped to third after being held to a 0-0 draw with Marshalls. They, however, are just a point behind the Nomads with three games in hand.

Elsewhere in the division, Upton AA’s scheduled game against Rainhill Town was postponed.

In Division Three of the West Cheshire League, meanwhile, Chester Nomads Reserves were unable to replicate the performance of the senior team.

Their difficult season continued, as the 14th placed side fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Marine Reserves who are second.

Benjamin Short scored a hat-trick for the visitors to keep them within three points of the table-topping FC Bootle St Edmund’s, while Tom McDermott grabbed a consolation goal for his side.

In the Cheshire Football League, Blacon Youth Club’s mouth-watering fixture against an in-form Crewe side in the Premier Division Challenge Cup was postponed.

The two sides will now face one another on December 28 for a place in the next round.

Division Two team, Newton Athletic also enjoyed a weekend off as they continue to prepare for next week’s Chester District FA Cup second round game against Cestrian Alex.