Article: Des Evans
Photograph: Jonathan White
In the Premier Division, Winnington SC had a comfortable 5-0 win over NHB, who have had a difficult start to the season. The Winnington SC goals came from Jack Duffy (2), Joel Hind, Tom Gough and John Buckley.
Willaston White Star had their third consecutive draw after a 2-2 result against Broadhurst FC. Azrahul Haque and Lucas Synowicz scored for the home side, who missed a penalty kick. Danny Griffiths and Dom Johnson netted for the visitors.
Betley FC had a fine win, beating newly promoted Talbot 6-0. Danny Lavalette got a hat trick, John Proudlove scored twice, with Mitch Weedall getting the other goal.
Faddiley were unable to fulfil their first two scheduled fixtures, but now seem to have overcome their problems. They began their season with a 5-3 win over Cheshire Cheese. The game was 3-3 at half time but Faddiley had the better of the second half. Their goals came from Callum Hassall (2), Richard Ford (2) and Joe Buckley. The Cheshire Cheese scorers were Ben Reddock, Keiron Banks and Nick Lewis-White.
The Lions beat Raven Salvador 3-0 with goals from Jordan Prince, Mike Blundell and Russell Schofield.
In Division One, Winsford Over had another big win, beating Ruskin Park 0-7, with goals from Lewis Young (2), Will Austin, Will Igoe, Matt Stanton, Tom Stanton and Jamie Rice.
Nantwich Pirates had been somewhat at sea this season, but they finally earned a point after a 3-3 draw with Princes Feathers, who remain unbeaten. In a fluctuating match, Pirates were 2-0 up at half time, thanks to goals from Wayne Garnett and Gary Gordon. It was a good way to finish his local career for Gary, who emigrates to New Zealand tomorrow. Princes Feathers staged an excellent second half come back and seemed to have won the game when they netted a third goal very late on, but veteran defender Michael Brown salvaged a point for The Pirates with a last gasp equaliser. The Princes Feathers scorers were Lewis Larkin, Charlie Fisher and Jacob Griffin.
There were three games involving Regional League Division One teams in the Crewe FA Sunday Vase. Cooper Buckley had started the season with two big wins in the League, but they left it very late to defeat a resilient Sandbach Town side 2-1. The visitors took the lead with a Lewis Barker goal Cooper Buckley equalised with a second half penalty from Ashley Edwards. Sandbach Town then made life difficult for themselves by having a player sent off for a second bookable offence, and Cooper Buckley utilised the one man advantage to net a late winner thanks to Josh Rowley.
C & N Utd. beat Leighton FC 1-0, thanks to a Tim Morris goal.
The game between Audlem and JS Bailey had to be abandoned after a serious injury to a JS Bailey player, and the subsequent long wait for an ambulance to arrive.