1874 Northwich consolidated their position in the Northern Premier League West leading group with a 2-0 home win against Trafford on Saturday.

Their goals came from set-pieces, with Matt Woolley powering a 30-yard free kick over the wall and into the top corner for the opener after 35 minutes.

The win, their third in three meetings with Trafford, was sealed in the 81st minute when Mark Jones smashed home on the volley from close range after visiting keeper Matty Cooper had only partially cleared a corner.

1874 are sixth on the ladder, one of five teams on 17 points in a very tight chase of unbeaten leaders Macclesfield, who the Greens will visit on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Witton Albion climbed to 15th in the same division after a 3-2 success at bottom side Widnes.

Jamie Reed notched the decisive goal in the 68th minute to make it back-to-back wins, having defeated 1874 Northwich in the Mid Cheshire FA District Senior Cup the weekend before.

Cameron Fogerty levelled the game at 1-1 in the 22nd-minute after Widnes had taken an early lead.

Joe Duckworth made no mistake with a penalty for a 2-1 interval advantage but the hosts equalised after 55 minutes which made Reed's strike crucial.

Albion will host North West Counties Division One South side Ashville in the first round of the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm, and then entertain Ramsbottom United in the league next Saturday.

Vics' 10-match unbeaten league run came to an end at high-flying Wythenshawe Town.

Darius Palma put Town's noses in front in the 23rd minute and notched a killer second goal in the 86th minute.

Brad Byrne had made it 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Steve Wilkes' men, who are now seventh on the ladder, will aim to return to winning ways in the NWCFL Premier Division on Tuesday when they visit Mossie Park to tackle 13th-placed Charnock Richard.

Barnton and Winsford United both progressed in the Macron Cup after decent wins in the first round.

United overhauled Sandbach United 3-0 at home, with Jack Hart (23), Dylan McMahon (41) and Nathan Cotterell (63) doing the damage.

Blues, currently 19th in the NWCFL Premier Division, will host third-placed AFC Liverpool next Saturday.

The Villagers also kept a clean sheet while smashing five goals past Stafford Town from the same NWCFL Division One South.

Goals came from Joseph Levey 916), Matthew Scouller (41), Liam Kennington (56), Freddy Garbutt (79) and Adam Moseley (90+4).

Fourth-placed Barnton will next be in action at home to second-placed Wythenshawe Amateurs on Saturday.