The Chester & Wirral Football League have suspended all fixtures as part of the current coronovirus pandemic.

Following the completion of weekend games in the Open Age, Flexi and Veterans divisions, CWFL officials have confirmed plans to postpone matches until further notice.

A statement posted by the league on Sunday said: “After further assessment of the ongoing Coronavirus situation the CWFL have decided that all our Open Age, Vets and Flexi competitions will be suspended immediately until further notice.

“We have come to this decision after evaluating yesterday’s games and witnessing things that we, in all good conscience, cannot control such as close contact of opponents, use of communal changing rooms, mixing with people unknown to each other and the sharing of water bottles to name but a few.

“It is felt that this is potentially compromising the health and wellbeing of not only the players and officials for each game but also their families and loved ones.

“We will continue to review this situation and work on contingencies once we get back up and running.”

In the final weekend of action before the enforced break, Cestrian Alex and Helsby needed penalties to decide the winner of their Chester and Wirral League Cup clash.

After their game ended 3-3,Helsby held their nerve in the resulting shoot-out to go through 4-2 on penalties.

Elliot Davies, Adam Crimes and Adie Graves were the Cestrian scorers with Tom McDonald (2) and Lee Turkington replying for Helsby.

Danny Evans (2) and Tom Berry scored in Upton JFC’s 3-1 win over Shaftesbury while Ellesmere Port will join the semi-final line up after their 5-2 win over Higher Bebington Kelma.

Richie Feightman hit a brace with Ben Lennon, Mike Ashton and Liam Smith all chipping in as Ben Keirman and Kenny Mahon were the Kelma scorers.

In the Cayzer Shield, Hoole Rovers booked a semi final spot after beating FC Duddon Utd 4-3 on penalties. The game ended 1-1 with Will Furmedge scoring for Duddon.

Upton JFC Youth had a spectacular 6-5 win over Championship leaders Unitor.

Jake Rockall led the way with a double and Matty Wood, Paddy Lally, Mal Johnson and Sam Ismay were also on the scoresheet.

Sam Price and Liam Whelan hit consolation goals for AFC Park North as they went down 4-2 to Princes Villa while Crossway beat Rossmore Rangers 4-3.