AFTER hammering their local rivals Ellesmere Port FC, Sutton Athletic are now just two wins away from retaining their CWFL Premier Division title.

The prolific Lee Ludgate scored four, while goals from Connor Doyle (2) and another from Callum Doyle sealed a 7-0 success for Sutton who are now 12 points clear of second placed Shaftesbury Youth.

Ellesmere Port could have dropped down to fourth if not for Cestrian Alex picking up just their third win of the season in a shock 3-2 victory over Blacon Youth Club Reserves.

An Adie Graves brace and an odd goal from Elliot Davies earned Alex the three points which have taken them to within a point of Groves Athletic.

Like Sutton, the CWFL Championship leaders Unitor also moved further clear at the top of the league after they beat Shaftesbury Youth Reserves 5-1.

John Mearns scored twice, while Derek Taylor, Jamie Mearns and Vinnie O’Toole were also on target in the win which takes Unitor eight points clear of a struggling AFC Park North.

Following disappointing back to back draws in recent weeks, Park North’s title hopes took a further blow as they went down 2-1 to Upton JFC Youth.

Rocco Hewitt and Sam Ismay struck the goals to earn the points for Upton, while Andy Todd replied for second placed Park North.

Elsewhere in the Championship, it was honours even in the Hoole derby with Rangers and Rovers drawing 2-2-

Avenue continued their perfect record so far this season after a 4-0 win over Tarvin Athletic Vets earned them a sixth straight success in the CWFL Vets Division One.

Greg Stones bagged a brace in the game, while Chris McGinn and Danny Edwards also found the net to take their Avenue side six points clear.

In the league’s only other game, Steve Forster scored straight from a corner to earn Higher Bebington Kelma Vets a 1-0 win over Neston Nomads Vets.