WITTON Albion will have felt a mixture of emotions following a draw with Matlock Town in the Northern Premier League.

Goals from Rob Hopley and Paul Williams before the break twice established a lead for Carl Macauley’s men, only for the Gladiators to lead 3-2 after a rally at the start of the second-half.

Tom Owens rescued a point for Carl Macauley’s men.

In the North West Counties League, 1874 Northwich extended a winning sequence in all competitions to six matches thanks to Scott McGowan’s strike against West Didsbury & Chorlton.

Northwich Victoria’s surge was halted by a 4-2 defeat at Runcorn Linnets, while Winsford United were well-beaten by City of Liverpool.

Barnton could not follow their first Premier Division victory of the campaign with another, and went down 2-1 at home to 10-man Burscough.

Dom Johnson was a match-winner for Lostock Gralam at leaders Styal in Cheshire League One, propelling the Grey Lambs above Windle Labour – their conquerors last time out – in the table.

There were wins in the Northern Cup for Cuddington, Over 3 Grange and Winsford Saxons – who did not have to kick a ball after scheduled opponents Bickerstaffe reserves conceded.

However Winnington Avenue 1994 bowed out.

Winsford United’s reserves secured a semi-finals spot in the Crewe & District FA Junior Shield after edging their Witton Albion counterparts by the odd goal in five at Knights Grange.

Here’s a full list of fixtures from the respective competitions our teams play in:

Northern Premier League

Premier Division: Ashton Utd 1-1 Barwell; Buxton 0-3 Grantham; Halesowen 1-1 Marine; Hednesford 2-1 Stalybridge; Lancaster 4-2 Coalville; Mickleover 1-3 Warrington; Nantwich 1-0 Whitby; Shaw Lane 3-1 Stourbridge; Stafford 0-2 Farsley Celtic; Sutton Coldfield 0-4 Altrincham; Witton 3-3 Matlock; Workington 4-1 Rushall.

North West Counties League

Premier Division: 1874 Northwich 1-0 West Didsbury & Chorlton (at Winsford United FC); AFC Liverpool 4-2 Darwen (at Marine FC); Ashton Ath 4-2 Congleton; Barnoldswick 5-0 Squires Gate; Barnton 1-2 Burscough; City of Liverpool 3-1 Winsford (at Bootle FC); Hanley 4-0 Abbey Hey; Irlam 0-4 Padiham; Maine Road 0-4 Bootle; Runcorn Linnets 4-2 Northwich Victoria; Widnes 0-3 Charnock Richard.

Cheshire League

Premier Division: Ashton 3-6 Altrincham res; Billinge 2-1 Wythenshawe; Congleton Vale 0-1 Eagle; Knutsford 4-2 Rylands; Linotype 7-0 Rudheath; Malpas 6-1 Greenalls PSO; Poynton 3-2 Whaley Bridge.

League One: Cheadle res 2-3 Golborne; Deva 1-3 Garswood; Mersey Valley 1-1 Daten; Styal 0-1 Lostock Gralam; West Didsbury & Chorlton res 3-2 Pilkington; Windle Labour 1-6 FC St Helens.

League Two: Blacon 1-4 Maine Road res; Ford Motors 2-2 Unicorn Ath; Moore 3-6 Broadheath; St Helens Town res 2-2 Grappenhall; Tarporley 4-3 Sandbach Utd res; Winstanley 2-4 Buxton res.

Reserves Division: Daten 3-0 Golborne; Denton 5-2 Vulcan; FC St Helens 0-1 Linotype; Greenalls PSO 2-4 Knutsford A; Middlewich 4-1 Orford.

JA Walton Challenge Cup

Second Round: Halebank 6-2 AFC Macclesfield; Vulcan 2-0 Egerton.

Northern Cup

First Round: Astley & Tyldesley 2-4 Styal res; Blackburn United res 0-5 Cestrian Alex; Cuddington 4-1 Leigh; Eagle res 4-1 Ormskirk; Ecclesfield 4-1 Alumni; Garswood res 5-1 Sandbach Town; Grange Sports res 2-4 Goose Green; Moore res 8-0 Daten 3rd; Over 3 Grange 2-1 Billinge res; Pilkington res 4-2 FC Duddon; Red Lions 0-7 Mary Dendy; Rishton 3-0 Pemberton Ath; Rylands res 3-1 Winnington Ave 1994; Tanner 0-2 Poynton res; Winsford Saxon w/o Bickerstaffe res.

Crewe and District FA Junior Shield

Quarter-finals: Winsford res 3-2 Witton res (at Knights Grange).

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Barnton Wanderers 3-1 Club AZ; Sandbach Curshaws 6-2 Madeley White Star.