Despite referee Ben Hardwick having his appointed cup fixture confirmed, he failed to attend the game and caused the loss of the Eastham Rangers Colts v Barnston PV Second Division cup tie.

Considering the poor weather and loss of fixtures for weeks, this sort of ill discipline creates even more problems for the league and teams involved and does little for the reputation of the referees society.

However, the other three fixtures in the competition took place and saw Vineyard take full advantage of a below strength but battling Upton Youth team to ease home 11-0, as Tom Mole (5), Tony Langrell (2), Kyle Sloan, Mike Sprott, John Elias and Reece Howell-Pratt netted the goals.

Ten goals also came in the West Kirby United versus Delta Colts Parkfield game and United took the tie with a 6-4 victory.

Two goals apiece from Josh Duncan and Adam Pettitt allied to singles from Josh Sutton and George Davies did the damage as Anthony Phillips and Mike McCann rifle a brace each in reply.

Also, amongst the goals were Rockpoint FC who beat Park Royal 7-0 thanks to trebles from Josh Hatton and Danny Allen and a single from Liam Judge.

Action from the First Division Cup 1st round saw PLCCFC progress following a penalty shoot-out after they drew 3-3 with Upton FC.

Tom Hughes and Paddy Carpenter gave PLC a two-nil lead before Upton were reduced to ten men and then Sonny Sword added a third for a commanding lead, but Upton fought back with goals from Ryan Thompson (2) and Karl Dobbs to force the shoot-out, but then PLC were clinical with their efforts to bowl over Upton 4-1 from the spot.

A goal apiece from Louis Hopkins and Martin Marshall were enough for Eastham Rangers to defeat Bromborough Town 2-0 to make the next round.

No4 Pacific Road Bistro First Division fixtures saw JASGA FC take full revenge against Nelson FC who beat them in a cup-tie last week, as they moved five points clear at the top with a 4-2 victory. On target for JASGA were Stewart Speed (2), Darren Pritchard and Tom Evans, with Sam Hunt and Callum Morrison bagging the replies.

Poulton Vics doused the flames of Phoenix FC as they ran out 5-0 winners as Joe McGee netted a double and Steve Kane, Andy Beaver and Lewis Wright all recorded singles.

Only two games in the Moreton Alarms Supplies Second Division saw Wallasey Wanderers and Wallasey Wolves share six goals in a 3-3 draw.

John Gayle, Harry Griffiths and Connor Jackson scored for Wanderers and Matty Madden (2) and Harry Lachlan fired the responses for Wolves.

Despite a spirited performance by Shore Villa they went down 9-0 versus Trident who had Ashley Robinson (2), Caston Ball-Lalemi (2), Ben Ryan (2), Sam Bonner, Joe Thomson and John Berry as their marksmen in a great team effort.