DAN CHRISTIAN scored a goal in each half, but it wasn’t enough to fire his Newton Athletic side past a stubborn St Helens Town Reserves who held them to a 2-2 draw.

The result means Newton stay fourth in Division Two of the Cheshire Football League, ahead of fifth placed St Helens on goal difference, and just three points off Knowsley South in second with four games in hand.

Next up, Newton will look to bounce back when they travel to the league leaders Winnington Avenue who are currently ten points clear at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, Blacon Youth Club’s CFL Premier Division clash at Poynton was postponed due to the weather continuing their inconsistent run of playing just two games since October.

Their next scheduled match is due to be at home to an in-form Crewe side in the CFL Premier Division Challenge Cup on December 28.

Upton AA’s home game against Ashville and South Liverpool’s trip to Chester Nomads in the First Division of the West Cheshire League were also both called off.

With Marshalls securing a 3-1 success over Rainhill Town, they moved in to second place at the expense of the Nomads while Capenhurst Villa’s 3-1 win at Ellesmere Port Town saw them rise up to sixth and ahead of Upton AA.

Both sides are set to return to action on Saturday, though, with Todd Reid’s Upton travelling to face Rainhill Town and the Nomads visiting Ellesmere Port Town.

In Division Three of the West Cheshire League, Chester Nomads Reserves were unable to prevent a 2-0 defeat at West Kirby Reserves.

Goals from Stephen Abbott and Adam Jones sealed the points for West Kirby who moved up to third while the Nomads are now just two points clear of Heswall Reserves who won 5-2 at Rainford United.