FOLLOWING Monday’s 3-2 victory over second-placed Skelmersdale United, Winsford turned their attention to Cheshire Senior Cup action with Runcorn Linnets the visitors to the Barton Stadium on Wednesday night.

Runcorn, who are currently fifth in the league above Blues, progressed to the quarter-finals with a 5-0 win.

The visitors dominated the opening periods of the game with number 10 Iwan Murray running the midfield.

It was Murray who almost opened the scoring inside 10 minutes but his goal-bound effort was blocked by Steve Jenyons.

Linnets did break the deadlock just before the half hour when a through ball was perfect for Kain Dean beat Winsford goalkeeper Ryan Hamer to the contact. In the process, Hamer brought down Dean inside the area to give Joe Lynch the opportunity to open the scoring from the spot.

A bright start to the second half from the visitors saw them double their lead within four minutes.

Thomas-Lloyd Marsh-Hughes beat his man before finding the far corner.

Just three minutes later Linnets grabbed a third, Murray latching onto a cross before calmly slotting the ball into the back of the net.

Blues did have chances themselves with Oliver McDonough’s effort going narrowly wide, but that was as good as it got for Winsford with Runcorn grabbing two late goals.

Stuart Crilly capitalised on a miscommunication in defence to grab the fourth, before Sean O’Mahoney got on the end of Murray’s free-kick to cap off a good night for the side in yellow and green.

Winsford now turn their attention back to North West Counties League Premier Division action as they host Litherland REMYCA at Barton Stadium on Saturday, kick off 3pm.