MIDDLEWICH Town concluded a promising return to the Cheshire League’s top-flight when they brushed aside Billinge in their outstanding fixture.

A 4-1 victory for the Witches secured for them fourth place in the final table.

Captain Jamie Petrie’s goal set the Witches on a course for victory before substitutes Dan Lomas, twice, and Marcin Manko found the net to add to their tally before full-time.

That followed a thumping 4-0 win against Cuddington on Wednesday in a President’s Cup semi-final.

The visitors, beaten in a Mid-Cheshire District FA Saturday Challenge Cup last-four encounter at Seddon Street in March, held their own with stand-in goalkeeper Kevin Douglas between the posts.

However the Witches broke through early in the second-half before running out comfortable victors, exploiting space left by their guests who pushed forward in a bid to get back into the game.

Chris Lunn, Marcin Manko and Harry Short – with a double – accounted for Town’s goals.

It clinches for them a date with Premier Division rivals Greenalls Padgate St Oswald's in the final at Knutsford on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.

Cuddington finished fourth in League Two, a vast improvement after ranking 13th last time out, and must wait to discover if they benefit from a proposed restructure.

“Whatever happens we can be proud of what we’ve achieved this season,” said manager Gaz Harwood.

“We’re building something and it’s a foundation for better things to come.”

Winnington Avenue 1994 can celebrate a top-half placing at the end of a successful debut campaign following a switch from the Crewe and District League.

Their final outing, a 3-2 win at Ashton Town reserves, was representative of their season.

Trailing 2-0 with 10 minutes left, they drew level thanks to Tom Sneyd’s double before Craig Humphries stayed cool to claim a decisive goal in added time.

“We weren’t at our best but refused to give up,” said boss Lewis Wood.

“We’ve battled for every point, and I’m super happy with how we’ve done.

“I can promise we’ll be fitter and stronger next year too.”

Middlewich reserves went down 3-2 at Orford in their remaining Reserves Division fixture.

Tom Brain and Daniel Martin scored for the Witches, who finish 11th.