OLD Star put a dent in the title hopes of Winsford neighbours Pockets after recording an 8-3 win in their Mid Cheshire Sunday League meeting.

Ellis Hackett scored a hat-trick, while Connor Hooks helped himself to a brace.

Goals from James Welsh, Jamie Williams and Tom Littler completed a comfortable victory.

The Ark, in second spot, couldn’t take advantage, and were held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Davenham.

In the Sue Baker Cup, Winnington Avenue and Winsford Over 3 boosted their chances of progressing from the group stage after registering wins on home turf.