West Midlands Regional League

Premier Division

Stone Old Alleynians 1-2 Ellesmere Rangers 2

Rangers made it five wins out of five to maintain the superb start under new joint-management pair Jamie Haynes and Kevin Sandwith.

The Meresiders kept the pressure on the top four with the win over third-from-bottom Alleynians in what is proving to be a storming end to the season.

On Saturday, they host Pegasus Juniors at Beech Grove for a 3pm start.

Division One

St Martins 5-2 Wyrley

The SAINTS kept marching on as the Park Hall side notched their ninth consecutive league win against bottom side Wyrely on Saturday.

Now up to fourth, St Martins have second-spot Newport Town in their sights after dispatching Wyrley, led by a stunning Callum Graybrook hat-trick.

Shawn Melusi and Brendon Price weighed in with a goal apiece as Saints kept up this brilliant run.

On Saturday, they will be looking for 10 in a row when they travel to Newport in a top-of-the-table clash.

Welsh National League – Premier Division

Chirk AAA 1-0 Penycae

Chirk secured another three points at a chilly Holyhead Road. Both teams struggled to get command of the game with the only noteworthy opportunity coming when Joe Evans hit the post from close range. Adam Williams's free kick from 40 yards sailed over the Penycae keeper to give The Colliers a fortunate lead and proved to be the only goal of the game.

The second half started in much the same fashion with either side struggling to make chances.

However in the final 10 minutes, Chirk were indebted to keeper Zac Bebbington when he turned over a deflected effort in the final minutes.

The win lifted Chirk into fourth position in The Premier Division and on Saturday Chirk travel to Connah's Quay to face F.C.Nomads.

Welsh National League - Reserve Division

Castell A.C. 0 Chirk AAA 3

Chirk secured all three points at bottom club Castell A.C. courtesy of goals from Will Newell, who grabbed a double, and Matthew Woods.

The win takes Chirk into mid table with a crucial home game against Buckley Town next Saturday to come (2.30pm).

Hallmark Security League

Holker Old Boys 6-1 FC Oswestry Town

It WAS an afternoon to forget for Town as they were thrashed on their travels at Holker Old Boys on Saturday.

The damage was done by half-time as the hosts entered the break four goals to the good and then Town conceded a fifth straight after the re-start.

Edward Moss did grab Town a consolation on 54 minutes but Holker added a sixth 11 minutes from time.

Town will look to bounce back with a cup semi-final against Haughmond at Ellesmere’s Beech Grove (7.45pm) and then will host Atherton LR at Park Hall (3pm).

Shropshire Premier League

Division One

Claverley 0-8 St Martins Village

The VILLAGERS extended their lead at the top of Division One with a crushing away win at fourth-placed Claverley, while Coven United dropped two points.

Harry Dunn was pick of the scorers, grabbing four goals, while it was one each for Aaron Davies, Max Smith, Zakh Ward and Lewis Jones.

John Smout's men can move one step closer to the title, while boosting their goal difference, as they travel to Denso on Saturday for a 3pm kick-off.

Coven have one game in hand on the Villagers.

Meanwhile, Gobowen Celtic had a day to forget in their first group stage game of the Spring Cup, as a depleted squad got turned over 9-1 away to league leaders Oakengates Athletic.

In what was easily their worst performance of the season, Celtic’s only point of note was a screamer of a consolation goal from Liam Edwards, who fired into the top corner from 25 yards.

The Gobowen side will look to bounce back next weekend, as they return to League action at home to Oakengates Rangers at home (3pm).

JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League

Four Crosses advanced into the next round of the Llantsanffraid Village Cup with a 4-1 over Trewern.

In Division One, Llanmynech lost to Guilsfield Res and in Division Two, Llanfechain drew 0-0 with Newtown Wanderers, Llanfyllin Town Res lost 1-0 to Carno Res and Llanrhaeadhr Res beat Abermule 2-0. Trefonen was cancelled.