LOSTOCK Gralam came from behind to complete a double over leaders Broadheath Central while extending an unbeaten run in Cheshire League One to nine matches.

Thomas Carr established an interval lead for the table-toppers before James Dean scored a 10th goal of the campaign to haul the Grey Lambs level.

Substitute Greg Ward claimed the winner almost immediately afterwards.

A team managed jointly by Dom Johnson and Dean Jones closes to within five points of first place as a result.

Cuddington recovered from a disastrous start, conceding twice inside five minutes against Rylands’ reserves, to put 10 goals past the visitors to Norley Road.

Tom Duncalf started the comeback before Joe Lanceley slotted an equaliser.

Cuddy feel behind again before Duncalf’s diving header at the back-post restored parity at 3-3.

Captain Nathan Harwood converted from the penalty spot after Callum Payne had been fouled before Daniel Hancock’s looping header converted Tom Whitney’s cross.

Hancock’s strike from outside of the penalty area made it 6-3 at the interval.

Lanceley doubled his personal tally after brushing off defenders’ attempts to stop him before completing a hat-trick with a powerful header.

Rylands punished sloppy defending to pull back two goals only for Lewis Barlow to dispatch fellow substitute Max Chaplin’s cut-back for 9-5.

Harwood completed the scoring in the last minute, diverting Max Linaker’s cross into the net.

Winnington Avenue 1994 took another step towards the Mid-Cheshire District FA Challenge Cup’s last eight when they collected maximum points off Witton Albion’s Development side.

Craig Humphries and Tom Chubb were on target in a 2-0 victory that leaves them top of Group B.

Meanwhile Winsford Saxons trail them only on goal difference after Kane Ode and Matty Clarke found the net in a 2-1 win against visiting Barnton Wanderers.

In Group A, doubles for Aaron Hamilton, Kyle Maddock and Ollie Tobin helped Middlewich Town’s reserves to dispatch Winnington Avenue.

A 10-0 win makes them favourites to progress as table-toppers.

Performance of the week

Lostock Gralam

The Grey Lambs sounded a warning to their rivals that they mean business this season after completing a double against Cheshire League One leaders.

Despite trailing at the interval, they recovered to record a 2-1 win thanks to goals from James Dean and Greg Ward.

Player of the week

Joe Lanceley (Cuddington)

The front man increased his goal tally for the campaign to 13, from seven appearances, after scoring a hat-trick during Cuddy’s remarkable 10-5 success against Rylands reserves at Norley Road.

It was a good week for…

Middlewich Town reserves

The in-form Witches also put 10 goals past their opponents, but shut them out at the other end to remain on a course for the knockout stages of this season’s Mid-Cheshire District FA Challenge Cup.

Stat of the week

Cuddington have now scored 52 goals in 11 matches – an average of approaching five a game – in Cheshire League Two this season.

All but four of those have been run up at Norley Road, where they have now won seven out of their eight fixtures.

Quote of the week

“We were in total control of the game from start to finish, and as a manager that’s nice to see.”

Lewis Wood

Manager, Winnington Avenue 1994