1874 Northwich and Barnton will not be going on a run in the Cheshire Senior Cup after this week's exits.

But Winsford United are still alive in the competition by the skin of their teeth.

1874 were dumped out at the first hurdle on Monday by lower-league Stockport Town 4-3.

Greens, whose starting line-up showed three changes from Saturday's 2-0 home loss to Glossop North End with the absences of Mark Jones, Fenton Green and Joe Woolley, started brightly.

Josh Quarless put them in front early doors when his effort went over the goalkeeper to make the most of a fine cross by Jamel Crawford, who skimmed the post with a shot in the 10th minute.

But rather than kicking on from there, North West Counties First Division South side Stockport got a foothold and established a 3-1 lead by the break.

The game was turned on its head by their three goals in 11 minutes, with Tom Morris bagging the first two.

He was at the back post to turn in a cross from Sam Hare and then three minutes later his piledriver from distance landed in the net.

Another tap-in at the back post from Sam Hind gave the hosts their two-goal advantage, which was maintained when a Mackenzie O'Neill goal was ruled out for offside shortly before the break.

Matty Fenton's headed goal three minutes into the new half cut the deficit to one goal, but the fightback was curtailed when Jack Marrow handled a cross and Sam Hare made no mistake from the penalty spot in the 58th minute.

A Quarless volley was tipped on to the bar but he did eventually get his second gaol, and 1874's third, in the 78th minute when he put the finish to a superb run and cross by Jeanny Leblanc.

Barnton bowed out 3-1 at Congleton Town on Tuesday night, Jacob Kirwan scoring their 88th-minute consolation goal.

Efforts from Gabriel Mooney-Munoz (36) and Richard Peters (85) twice put Winsford ahead in their contest at lower division Stockport Georgians on Tuesday but Paul Connor's 89th-minute leveller forced a penalty shoot-out, which Blues went on to win 7-6.

Attention turns to some tasty fixtures this weekend.

Fifth-placed 1874 will look to return to winning ways when they head to second-placed Mossley on Saturday and then seventh-placed Runcorn Linnets on Tuesday in Northern Premier League West.

In the same division, Witton host a second-placed Leek Town side yet to lose on the road this season and will go on to visit fellow bottom-six side Colne on Tuesday.

Northwich Victoria cross the water to face Isle of Man on Saturday and then receive Bury as their guests on Wednesday.

Winsford United make the trip to Squires Gate on Saturday and 48 hours later in the Macron Cup second round they will entertain Barnton, who are home to New Mills on Saturday.