SATURDAY was divisional cup day and Foundry entertained Shevington Res in a Colin Silcock Cup tie which after a long delay they won 3-1.
In the big clash of the round leaders Atherton Royal edged out third-placed Farnworth Town 3-2, while second-placed Orrell won 4-2 at Winstanley St Aidan’s Res with Gary Evans claiming a hat-trick.
Standish St Wilf’s Res won 3-1 at St Jude’s with the excellent Phil Sumner netting twice and Jon Turner getting the other.
Ormskirk’s fantastic run continues after beating Leigh Phoenix 5-3, while Wigan Rovers beat AFC Tyldesley 1-0 with Richard Doran netting from the penalty spot, but their real hero was keeper Alex Goulden who saved a last-minute penalty.
Last year’s Keith and Margaret Whitehead Trophy runners-up Shevington showed neighbours Standish St Wilf’s they mean business as they progressed to round two 3-2.
Digmoor’s Steve Tomaselli got the all-important goal that sent his team through at Bickerstaffe, while Winstanley St Aidan’s – with Martin Thomas picking up a brace – beat Gidlow Athletic 4-1.
Hindley Town won 1-0 at Ince Central thanks to Tommy Woodcock’s goal, while Downall Green United couldn’t raise a team at AFC Scholes and are eliminate.
The Division Two competition – the Sam Davenport Cup – saw Cherrybrook slam Wigan Rovers Res 6-0 as Scott Robinson (2), Scott O’Brien, Adam Shawcross, Stuart Johnson and Lewis Marsden all found the net.
Atherton Hag Fold and Up Holland drew 3-3 after extra-time with Up Holland winning the penalty shoot-out.
Leigh Legion beat Bickerstaffe Res 2-0 courtesy of goals from Jake Hardman and Tom Carey, while Hindley Town Res picked up a narrow 2-1 win at Springfield.
Boars Head edged out Orrell Res 3-2 and two-goal Chad Drake ensured Leigh Rangers Res move into the next round against Farnworth Town Res.
In Division Three’s competition, the Mike Taylor Cup, Cart and Horses thrashed Ashton Villa 7-2 with Liam Jones claiming a hat- trick, while Atherton George just got the better of Ince Central Res 1-0, with Robin Yates on target.
Foundry Res are looking for a cup and league double as they edged out local rivals AH Leisure 3-2.
Billinge Community also had a 3-2 victory over Gidlow Athletic Res, while Black Bull did the same away to Winstanley Warriors with goals from Nathan Smith, Tom Shaw and Martin Foster, with Ant Middleton and John Horabin netting for the home side.
Lowton Rams won their second round game against Sporting Leigh 3-1 as Ant Aspinall, Danny Davies and Connor McMahon did the business.