IT WAS a good weekend for Upton JFC in the Chester and Wirral Football League (CWFL) Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy as two of their representative sides went through.

Mac Johnson scored a brace to add to a strike from James Lalley to give Upton JFC Youth a 3-1 success over Rossmore Rangers, while Upton Vets romped to a 6-1 win over Princes Villa.

Elsewhere in the competition, Shaftesbury Youth came out on top in an unusual fixture against their own reserves side at Memorial Park in Prenton.

Goals from Eddie Jebb, Danny Smith, Ryan Pleavin, John McGraa, Mike Watkins and Lee Griffiths fired the senior team to an entertaining 6-3 victory.

Shaftesbury Youth Reserves responded with an own goal, and solitary strikes from Steve Harrison and Josh Griffiths.

Neston Nomads FC Vets also progressed in the tournament with James Thompson, Lee Cairns and Lee Dunbar helping them to a 3-0 scoreline over Tarvin Vets.

Back in league action, Upton JFC were denied a weekend treble as their senior team couldn’t quite find a way past the Premier Division leaders Sutton Athletic.

Danny Evans and Joe Muir were both on target for Upton, but goals from Lee Ludgate, Connor Doyle and Brad O’Donnell handed Sutton a 3-2 win which extends their lead at the top of the table to 12 points.

Ellesmere Port FC beat Higher Bebington Kelma 2-0 courtesy of a goal apiece from Steve Duckers and Ben Lennon to move within a point of Upton JFC in fourth.

Meanwhile, Cestrian Alex secured just their second win of the season as strikes from Lee Walsh, Adam Crimes and Adi Graves gave them a 3-0 victory over Groves Athletic.

Unitor extended their lead at the top of the CWFL Championship to three points as the league leaders claimed another win while second placed AFC Park North were held to a draw.

Paul Wallace, Derek Taylor, Jamie Mearns, Liam Casey and Vinnie O’Toole all scored in Unitor’s comprehensive 5-1 success over Crossway, while bottom side Orange Athletic earned a 2-2 draw with Park North.

Anthony Tyson and Ashley Robinson were both on target for the second placed side, but goals from Iain Thomas and George Rimmer earned Orange just their ninth point of the season.

Elsewhere in the division, Sam Jones scored a hat-trick for Chester Nomads III in their 3-0 win over Hoole Rangers to move up to third.

Meanwhile, FC Duddon were in Northern Cup action as they needed extra time to see off Wavertree West Derby in a 3-2 victory that was sealed by a treble from George Gregory.

In the CWFL Vets Division One, Mike Ryan bagged a brace and John Dowridge scored another to fire Blacon Youth FC Vets to a 3-1 win over Capenhurst Villa Vets, while Matty Moore and Luke Lawler helped Higher Bebington Kelma FC Vets to a 2-0 win over Ellesmere Port FC Vets.