1874 NORTHWICH played out a draw with Welsh Premier League opposition during their latest pre-season friendly at Llandudno on Saturday.

New recruits Matthew Beadle and Callum Gardner both started across the border during a feisty encounter played in high temperatures.

Northwich Victoria lost narrowly in a head-to-head with Lancaster City, from the Northern Premier League’s top-flight, at Myerscough College.

Joel Brownhill, a summer signing from Ashton Athletic, scored both Vics’ goals in a 3-2 reverse.

Winsford United demonstrated encouraging signs in attack when they put five goals past Maine Road in a hastily-arranged meeting following the cancellation of Blues’ scheduled fixture at Alsager Town.

Dave Short, Will Foster and Brandon Moores were among the scorers for Lee Duckworth’s side as they established a four-goal lead during an entertaining first-half.

Two trialists were on target too in a comfortable 5-3 win.

Barnton followed a midweek victory at St Michaels, who play in the Warrington and District League, with another when they travelled to Ford Motors.

A penalty from striker Chris Smith, back at Townfield after finishing last term with Sandbach United, levelled the scores after Ryan Malone had been brought down.

The Villagers went on to prevail 4-1 against opponents from the Cheshire League’s second division.

Middlewich continued an encouraging start to their summer with a 3-1 success against Moore United at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre.

Geoff Basford, Jamie Petrie and Scott Twite claimed their goals.

Cuddington put eight goals past Sandbach Town to start their preparations for another campaign in the Cheshire League.

There were doubles for the visitors from Jack Glimond, Tom Duncalf and Joe Lanceley, while Ben Curbishley and Same Hale also added their names to the score-sheet.