NORTHWICH Victoria will join 1874 Northwich in a draw for the FA Vase second round after they thrashed Cammell Laird.

Brian Matthews’ hat-trick was a highlight for Steve Wilkes’ side.

Winsford United’s run ended after a narrow 1-0 defeat at Sporting Khalsa, where Daniel Westwood’s header separated the two teams.

1874 Northwich were frustrated after they let slip a two-goal lead at Ashton Athletic in a North West Counties League fixture.

Scott McGowan’s first-half brace had set them on a course for victory until replies from Josh Nicholson and George Hassall in the closing stages hauled the home side level.

Barnton concluded a remarkable seven days, during which they have scored 16 goals in three games, by burying Maine Road reserves at Town Field.

Lee Guirado netted twice for the Villagers in a 5-0 win.

It was an afternoon to forget for mid Cheshire sides in the Cheshire FA Amateur Cup after all three bowed out.

Newton Athletic prevailed against Middlewich Town following a penalty shoot-out at Seddon Street, where there hadn’t been a goal in open play.

Lostock Gralam lost 1-0 at Ellesmere Port Town, while Crewe proved too strong for Winsford side Over 3 Grange.

Captain Nathan Southern bagged a brace for the Cheshire League Premier Division side in a comfortable 3-0 win.

Elsewhere Cuddington ceded top spot to Maine Road reserves in Cheshire League Two following a 1-1 draw with Cheadle Town reserves.

Meanwhile Winsford Saxons and Barnton Wanderers both secured a place in the Crewe and District League’s AJ Cooke Trophy semi-finals as a reward for comfortable away wins at Sandbach Curshaws and Winnington Avenue respectively.


Northern Premier League

Premier Division: Basford 5-2 Stalybridge; Farsley Celtic 1-1 Buxton; Grantham 0-2 Lancaster; Hednesford 2-1 South Shields; Hyde 1-3 Gainsborough; Marine 0-0 Whitby; Mickleover 0-0 Nantwich; North Ferriby 1-2 Stafford; Scarborough 0-0 Bamber Bridge; Warrington 0-1 Matlock. Postponed: Workington v Witton.

FA Vase

First Round (selected): Northwich Victoria 5-0 Cammell Laird; Sporting Khalsa 1-0 Winsford.

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North West Counties League

Premier Division: Abbey Hey 2-1 Padiham; Ashton Ath 2-2 1874 Northwich; Bootle 0-3 Burscough; West Didsbury & Chorlton 0-5 Congleton; Whitchurch 2-0 Barnoldswick.

First Division South: Alsager 2-0 Cheadle Town; Barnton 5-0 Maine Road; Cheadle Heath 2-0 Abbey Hulton; Eccleshall 1-3 Wythenshawe Amateurs; FC Oswestry 2-1 Stone Dominoes; New Mills 1-6 Rylands; Stone Old Alleynians 2-0 Stockport Town; Wythenshawe Town 5-1 Ellesmere Rangers.

Cheshire FA Amateur Cup

Second Round: Broadheath Central 1-1 Blacon (Blacon win 9-8 on pens); Capenhurst 1-2 Helsby; Crewe 3-0 Over 3 Grange; Ellesmere Port Town 1-0 Lostock Gralam; Heswall 1-4 Dukinfield; Holmes Chapel 0-5 Poulton Royal; High Lane 2-3 Govan Ath; Knutsford 1-1 Altrincham res (Altrincham win 4-2 on pens); Mallaby 1-1 Styal (Mallaby win 4-3 on pens); Middlewich 0-0 Newton Ath (Newton win 5-4 on pens); Newton (Wirral) 2-0 Congleton Vale; Old Alts 2-0 Malpas; Shaftesbury w/o Ellesmere Port; Stockport Georgians 2-0 Chester Nomads; Upton Juniors 2-4 West Kirby (aet); Vauxhall Motors 6-1 Mersey Valley.

Cheshire League

Premier Division: Daten 1-4 Billinge; FC St Helens 3-1 Denton; Poynton 3-1 Pilkington.

League One: Moore 3-2 Halebank; Windle Labour 1-2 Garswood; Winstanley 1-4 Vulcan.

League Two: Cheadle Town res 1-1 Cuddington; Maine Road res 4-1 Ashton Ath res; Sandbach Utd res 4-2 Wythenshawe Town Development; Winnington Ave 1994 1-1 Cheadle Heath res.

Reserves Division: Golborne 1-4 Daten; Orford 1-2 Broadheath Central; Vulcan 1-2 Middlewich.

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Sandbach Town 5-3 Clock Tower.

AJ Cooke Trophy

Quarter-finals: Sandbach Curshaws 0-4 Winsford Saxons; Winnington Ave 1-10 Barnton Wanderers.