Witton Albion’s pursuit of Northern Premier League Division One South leaders Shaw Lane stalled temporarily after they lost surprisingly at home to Rugby on Saturday.

Luckily their rivals lost too.

The wet weather prevented 1874 Northwich, Barnton and Winsford United playing in the North West Counties League, while Northwich Victoria’s home date with Loughborough Dynamo was postponed on Sunday too.

Elsewhere, Michael Evans’ goal earned a creditable draw for Rudheath Social at Wythenshawe in the Cheshire League’s top-flight, while there were comfortable wins for both Middlewich Town and Cuddington in the President’s Cup group stage.

On Sunday, Witton Albion suffered an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat against Runcorn Linnets in the Cheshire Women’s League’s Open Age Challenge Cup.

Hanna Lydiate put the hosts in front, but the rivals were tied at 1-1 after extra time.

Here’s a full classified rundown of scores from the respective competition mid Cheshire teams play in.


Northern Premier League

Division One South: AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 Leek; Basford 1-0 Shaw Lane; Chasetown 2-3 Bedworth; Gresley 2-1 Romulus; Newcastle 2-0 Market Drayton; Sheffield 0-1 Carlton; Spalding 1-0 Belper; Stamford 0-5 Stocksbridge; Witton 3-4 Rugby.

North West Counties League

Premier Division: Cammell Laird 4-1 AFC Darwen; Hanley 4-3 Ashton Ath; Maine Road 0-1 Atherton Colls; Runcorn Linnets 5-2 Congleton; Squires Gate 1-3 West Didsbury.

Cheshire League

Premier Division: Wythenshawe 1-1 Rudheath.

League One: Warrington Town res 4-1 Grappenhall; West Didsbury res 5-3 Golborne.

League Two: Deva Christleton 3-0 Broadheath Central.

President’s Cup

Group B: Malpas res 0-1 Sandbach Utd res; Middlewich 3-1 Pilkington res.

Group D: Moore res 2-5 Cuddington.

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Over 3 Grange 3-1 Mary Dendy; Sandbach Town 4-3 Sandbach Curshaws; Tarporley res 1-2 Tarvin; Winnington Ave 1994 0-4 Winsford Saxons; Winsford res 4-1 Winnington Ave.


Mid Cheshire Sunday League

Premier Division: Broadhurst 1-4 Old Star; Davenham Ath 8-0 Winsford Over 3; Pockets 6-1 Winnington Ave; Rudheath 0-5 George & Dragon.

North West Women’s Regional League

Division One South: Curzon Ashton 1-1 Ellesmere Port; Egerton 0-0 Altrincham; Liverpool Marshalls Feds res 2-3 Chorltonians.

Cheshire Women’s League

Open Age Challenge Cup semi finals: Witton 1-1 Runcorn Linnets (aet, Linnets win 4-3 on pens).