SEVEN players were on target for Middlewich when they completed a double over relegated Denton.

The Witches did not look back from the moment Callum Priestley’s emphatic finish put them in front on 17 minutes.

They had to wait until the moments before half-time when Chris Lunn’s pass invited Harry Short to double their lead.

Alex Burns’ first goal in Town’s colours made it 3-0 before skipper Jamie Petrie’s volley added to the hosts’ advantage at Seddon Street.

Sub Dan Lomas was the next man on target before fellow replacement Nathan Devaney’s cross-cum-shot proved too powerful for the goalkeeper to stop.

The visitors netted a consolation before Lunn completed the scoring for Middlewich after cutting inside from the left flank.

Lostock Gralam’s hopes of being promoted as champions received a boost when they collected maximum points on the same afternoon that their closest-rivals slipped up.

Myles Wady met Charlie Hatton’s cross with a decisive touch to put the Grey Lambs ahead at Styal and he repeated the trick after heading in Robbie Hatton’s assist.

Matty Herd’s free-kick was then deflected in by a defender to secure a 3-0 win.

A surprise defeat for Blacon at Buxton reserves leaves them six points adrift of top spot with two games in hand.

Cuddington were impressive 6-2 victors at higher-ranked Billinge in a President’s Cup encounter.

They had to come from behind against Premier Division opponents but replied when Joe Lanceley’s rocket of a strike flew into the top corner.

Nathan Harwood converted a penalty before Max Linaker steered the ball into an empty net after the home team’s goalkeeper fluffed a clearance.

Harwood curled in a perfectly-placed free-kick before Josh Mainwaring’s shot on the turn established a 5-1 interval lead.

Cuddy did not let up and Callum Payne applied the finishing touch to a flowing move when he headed in Linaker’s cross.

Player of the week

Jack Burton (Lostock Gralam)

The Grey Lambs’ goalkeeper has kept a clean-sheet in each of his past six starts – that's nine hours of football

It was a Saturday stroll for…

Middlewich Town

The Witches are unbeaten in six matches, winning five of them, after demolishing doomed Denton

In numbers

Cuddington scored 13 goals in two matches over the past week and have netted 99 in all competitions this season

What they said

“We were superb at the weekend against a side that plays two divisions above and it was great to see us so dominant again after winning 7-0 on Thursday night.”

Gaz Harwood

Manager, Cuddington


Cheshire League

Saturday, March 30

Premier Division: Crewe 0-0 Daten; Egerton 2-5 Whaley Bridge; Middlewich 7-1 Denton; Poynton 1-2 Eagle.

League One: Broadheath Central 2-1 Windle Labour; Buxton res 3-1 Blacon; Golborne 10-1 Halebank; Moore 0-1 Vulcan; Styal 0-3 Lostock Gralam.

League Two: Ashton Town res 6-1 Sandbach Utd res; Cheadle Heath res 3-1 St Helens Town res.

Reserves Division: Eagle 1-0 Styal; Garswood A 3-2 Greenalls PSO; Moore 3-2 Golborne; Pilkington 1-0 FC St Helens; Winstanley 1-3 Poynton.

President's Cup

First Round: Billinge 2-6 Cuddington.