WITTON Albion resumed a pursuit of Shaw Lane at the Northern Premier League Division One South summit by strolling to a 4-1 win against Stamford.

Steven Tames’ double was a highlight, while midfielder Brad Bauress and Rob Hopley were also on target for Carl Macauley’s men.

They sit three points behind leaders Shaw Lane with two games left.

It was a positive afternoon for Northwich Victoria, even though they didn’t play.

A 2-1 defeat for Rugby at home to Gresley leaves Paul Moore’s side still in with a chance of avoiding relegation.

They meet Witton on Monday, kick off 3pm.

1874 Northwich could not prevent champions-elect Atherton Collieries from completing a double when they met in the North West Counties League’s top-flight at Barton Stadium.

Scott McGowan’s goal put the hosts in front, only for Mark Battersby to convert a penalty shortly before the interval.

Ben Hardcastle, who scored the winner when the sides met previously in February, repeated the trick eight minutes from time.

Jack Baker’s goal for Lostock Gralam was not enough to prevent at 2-1 defeat at Golborne in Cheshire League One, while Middlewich went down 4-1 at AFC Macclesfield.

Captain Nathan Harwood’s hat-trick separated improving Cuddington, who have won now four successive matches in all competitions, from Orford in League Two.

Champions Winsford Saxons moved four points clear at the Crewe and District League summit following a 1-0 win at Tarvin.

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

Saturday, April 15

Northern Premier League

Division One South: AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1-0 Newcastle; Belper 3-1 Kidsgrove; Leek 2-2 Lincoln Utd; Rugby 1-2 Gresley; Shaw Lane 2-0 Chasetown; Spalding 0-1 Bedworth; Stocksbridge 4-1 Market Drayton; Witton 4-1 Stamford.

North West Counties League

Premier Division: 1874 Northwich 1-2 Atherton Collieries; AFC Darwen 1-1 Hanley; Barnoldswick 1-3 West Didsbury; Bootle 3-1 Nelson; Cammell Laird 1-1 New Mills; Congleton 1-2 Irlam; Runcorn Linnets 1-0 Maine Road.

Cheshire League

Premier Division:  Eagle 1-0 Crewe; Garswood 0-0 Congleton Vale; Poynton 2-2 Altrincham res; Rylands 3-0 Denton.

League One: AFC Macclesfield 4-1 Middlewich; Cheadle res 3-4 Grappenhall; Egerton 4-3 Mersey Valley; Golborne 2-1 Lostock Gralam; West Didsbury res 3-4 FC St Helens.

League Two: Cuddington 3-0 Orford; Ford Motors 3-0 Maine Road res; Moore 1-4 Winstanley; Windle Labour 2-0 Unicorn.

Reserve League Two: AFC Macclesfield 2-0 Pilkington; Mersey Valley 7-1 Middlewich.

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Barnton Wanderers 3-1 Mary Dendy; Tarvin 0-1 Winsford Saxons; Winnington Ave 1994 1-1 Tarporley res; Winsford United res 4-0 Sandbach Curshaws.