WITTON Albion put six goals past back-markers Sutton Coldfield in a one-sided encounter that leaves Carl Macauley’s in-form side seventh in the table at Christmas.

They led 4-0 by the break after all of their forward players – Rob Hopley, Steven Tames and Will Jones, twice – were on target.

Owen Dale’s second-half double extended the visitors’ lead before late replies from Danny O’Callaghan and Tyler Little gave the Royals some cheer.

However there was a blow for the visitors when Nick Ryan was forced to leave the field in the first-half after suffering a facial injury.

1874 Northwich put in a five-star display for their supporters against Maine Road, with a double from Taylor Kennerley the highlight of an emphatic victory.

Scott McGowan’s penalty sent them on their way before midfield duo Mark Jones and Jake Parker scored for the hosts either side of the interval.

Winsford United went ahead twice in their meeting with Squires Gate only for Gary Pett to haul the home team level on both occasions.

Blues led inside quarter of an hour through Michael Koral, and went 2-1 up when Will Foster met Scott Taylor’s free-kick.

Olly Walker netted a stoppage-time winner for Northwich Victoria after they had let slip a two-goal lead against promotion-hopefuls Hanley.

The substitute held his nerve to convert from Brian Matthews’ pass, ending a three-match losing run for Steve Wilkes’ side.

They had taken control after Matthews found the net early in the first-half before Johnny Gorman doubled their lead shortly after the interval.

However Theo Stair’s brace gave Hanley hope they might pinch a point.

Barnton could not prevent Runcorn Linnets from continuing their pursuit of neighbours Runcorn at the North West Counties League Premier Division summit.

Kristian Holt’s double helped the home side to establish a 3-0 lead by the break and, while Steve Lloyd’s men improved after it, they remain bottom of the pile after a 4-0 defeat.

Elsewhere Middlewich Town slipped from the Cheshire League One summit following a 2-1 defeat at home to Pilkington – their first competitive fixture in a month.

Rory Gorton’s equaliser cancelled out the visitors’ early opener at Seddon Street before the in-form St Helens side netted again ahead of the interval.

The Witches had been unbeaten in the league since September 16.

Here’s a classified rundown of results from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Northern Premier League

Premier Division: Altrincham 3-0 Matlock; Barwell 0-4 Marine; Buxton 1-1 Stafford; Grantham 1-1 Ashton Utd; Hednesford 1-3 Shaw Lane; Mickleover 0-1 Lancaster; Stalybridge 1-2 Rushall; Stourbridge 1-1 Whitby; Sutton Coldfield 2-6 Witton; Warrington 1-3 Coalville; Workington 2-1 Nantwich.

North West Counties League

Premier Division: 1874 Northwich 5-0 Maine Road; Abbey Hey 1-3 Runcorn Town; AFC Liverpool 1-2 Burscough; Ashton Ath 7-1 West Didsbury & Chorlton; Barnoldswick 3-0 Irlam; Bootle 4-1 Padiham; Charnock Richard 1-4 City of Liverpool; Congleton 0-1 Widnes; Northwich Victoria 3-2 Hanley; Runcorn Linnets 4-0 Barnton; Squires Gate 2-2 Winsford.

Cheshire League

League One: AFC Macclesfield 2-1 Styal; Daten 5-3 Windle Labour; Middlewich 1-2 Pilkington.

League Two: Sandbach Utd res 2-4 Maine Road res; St Helens Town res 2-3 Winstanley; Vulcan 4-1 Buxton res.

Reserves Division: Golborne 5-2 Vulcan; Poynton 2-0 Billinge.

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Witton res 3-4 Sandbach Curshaws.