THE destiny of the Cheshire League title is now in Winsford Town’s own hands.

If they win all nine remaining league games this season, they will be crowned champions of League Two at the first time of asking.

They took top spot off Clay Brow FC on Saturday courtesy of a 6-1 victory over Mersey Valley at Winsford Academy, with more than 150 fans in attendance.

Connor Hooks bagged two of the goals, with Terry Cain, Scott Taylor, Dean Clarke and Devon Renshaw also hitting the mark, while skipper Carl Harvey was the man of the match.

Rob Hopley’s side have now won their last 14 league matches, many of them by wide margins.

They have had a 13-0, 7-0, 7-1 and 6-0 in their winning sequence, netting 59 times and conceding only six during the period.

The period also includes three walkover wins, so their scoring record could have been even greater had those matches taken place.

Town have not lost in the league since August 8, 2023 – six months ago – when they fell 2-1 at Newton.

They take a break from their league campaign on Saturday when they visit Lymm Rovers in the JA Walton Challenge Cup second round.

At the other end of the division, Hartford FC are currently winning their battle to avoid fisnihing bottom.

Their 2-0 home win against fellow strugglers Maine Road Reserves at the start of the year, along with two previous draws, sees them five points clear of cellar dwellers Wigan Town FC.

A second win of the season remains elusive though, with their latest result being a 1-0 home loss to mid-table St Helens Town on Saturday.

This Saturday they are away to Clay Brow, who will have their eyes on going back into top spot due to Winsford Town being in cup action.

Meanwhile in the Premier Division, Lostock Gralam will be hoping to make the most of their games in hand in their own survival fight.

Currently second from bottom, they have between two and five games in hand on the four teams above them – none of whom are more than three points ahead.

They have lost their last four league games though, including a 1-0 defeat on Saturday at Middlewich Town, who are seventh but have played as many as eight games more than some other sides in the top half.

The Grey Lambs are away to ninth-placed Winstanley Warriors on Saturday.