JACK Irlam rescued a deserved point for 1874 Northwich at Runcorn Linnets on Tuesday night.

His 91st minute bullet header, finishing off a superb cross from fellow substitute Jamal Crawford, brought 74 level for the second time in the game.

Linnets took a fifth-minute lead thanks to a quickly taken James Short free-kick, but Mackenzie O'Neill levelled matters in the 40th minute when he volleyed home the rebound from a great save to deny Joe Woolley.

A Matt Woolley penalty was saved to prevent 74 going ahead in the 64th minute, shortly before Ryan Brooke netted straight from a corner for Linnets.

Witton Albion's midweek match at Colne was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch just over an hour prior to kick-off.

Barnton have progressed in the Macron Cup at the expense of Winsford United.

The Villagers came from a goal behind to win the second-round tie against their higher division neighbours 3-1.

Josephy Levy (32 pen), own goal (41) and Liam Kennington (60) steered Barnton through.

Gabriel Mooney-Munoz (15) had given Blues the advantage.

Meanwhile, the funeral of long serving Northwich Victoria secretary Dave Thomas will take place on Friday at St Helens Church, Witton, at 12.30pm followed by a committal service at Vale Royal Crematorium.

Dave’s family have requested that the occasion should be regarded as a celebration of his life, so bright colours and football shirts are welcomed rather than wearing black.

The family have also requested that flowers are from family only, but any donations should, as per Dave's express wishes, be made to Northwich Victoria FC.

Following the committal, a wake will be held in the social club at The U Lock It Stadium in Wincham.

After seven years at the helm Dom Johnson and Dean Jones have moved on to pastures new, stepping up a level from Lostock Gralam to join Alsager Town in North West Counties Division One South.

Johnson and Jones led Lostock to two promotions from Cheshire Football League Two to the Premier Division and established the Grey Lambs as a force to be reckoned with.

Lostock even held the Mid Cheshire District FA Cup for four consecutive seasons during their tenure.

Winnington Avenue 1994 manager Lewis Wood has agreed to take the reins at Lostock.


Tonight: NWCFL Premier Division: Northwich Victoria v Bury AFC

Saturday: NPL West: 1874 Northwich v Hanley Town, Skelmersdale United v Witton Albion; NWCFL Premier Division: Lower Breck v Winsford United; First Division South: Stockport Georgians v Barnton.

Tuesday: NWCFL Premier Division: Congleton Town v Winsford United.

Wednesday: Cheshire Senior Cup first round: Northwich Victoria v Macclesfield; NWCFL First Division South: Barnton v Eccleshall.