North West Counties League

Division One

FC Oswestry Town 0-0 Silsden

Town picked up an excellent point at Park Hall on Saturday when they held once runaway leaders Silsden to a goalless draw.

The Park Hall men had been on the receiving end of a 5-1 thrashing in West Yorkshire earlier on in the season but they worked hard to shut out Silsden, giving the chasing pack hope.

In conditions that changed every few minutes, Oswestry became just the second side to shut Silsden out in the league this year and maintained Town's recovery into mid-table, while giving hope to Litherland REMYCA, who are just four points behind the leaders.

nTown crashed out of the Macron Cup at the third round stage on Tuesday night when they were beaten by Premier Division side Irlam.

Ryan Jones's goal shortly after the half-time mark gave Town hope of causing an upset and they very nearly hung on for that before a hat-trick from Tim Kinsella put paid to their hopes.

Kinsella scored his first on the hour but while Town dug in to force extra-time,. he then scored another 13 minutes later as the hosts proved patience would pay off.

As Town pushed to get themselves back in the game, the Irlam man delivered the killer blow with five minutes left on the clock to score his and Irlam's third and seal the cup win.

It leaves Town with only league action to concentrate on after they were knocked out of the Shropshire Cup semi-finals earlier this month.

Tonight, they host Alsager Town for a 7.45pm kick-off at Park Hall as the fixtures begin to pile up because of the recent adverse weather conditions.

They will sit out this weekend but then face two games in three days as they host Abbey Hulton United at Park Hall before making the Easter Monday trip to Whitchurch Alport for the traditional Bank Holiday fixture.

Town will be looking for revenge at Yockings Park after Alport grabbed a late goal in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day at Park Hall.

JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League

Emrys Morgan Cup semi-final

Four Crosses A-A Forden United

The weather was the winner once more in the Jt Hughes Montgomeryshire League was wiped out again.

Division One side Four Crosses were forced off by the heavy snow in their Emrys Morgan Cup semi-final clash with Division Two side Forden United at Welsh Premier League side Newtown's Latham Park.

The snow became too much for either side to see the ball properly as the conditions worsened, and the referee decided to not even wait for the half-time break to make a decision in the 5.30pm kick-off.

A new time and date for the re-arranged game will be announced.

nMeanwhile, in other cup action action, Llanfyllin Town lost 4-2 at home to Maesyrhandir in the Boys & Boden Ltd League Cup second round, while Llanymynech beat Churchstroke Reserves 3-2 after extra time.

The league's website is yet to release fixtures for the upcoming weeks as clubs will be looking to fulfill their fixtures as best as they can before May.

Crosses sit four points behind Guilsfield Res in Division One with a game in hand while in Division Two, Llangedwyn lead the way over Forden, but have played four games more with a lead of four points also. Trefonen are third.

Welsh National League (Wrexham Area)

Llanuwchllyn 1-0 Chirk AAA

Chirk AAA's title hopes are over after they were beaten on their long trip to Snowdonia.

The Holyhead Road men are nine points behind leaders Brickfield Rangers who have played a game less and any title ambitions that remain were severely hampered by the defeat on the shores of Lake Bala.

However, Chirk have 14 games left and will not be giving up on finishing as high up the table as possible.

Meanwhile, the reserves's home clash with FC Nomads was called off because of the weather.

On Saturday, the first XI host Mold Alex (2.30pm).

West Midlands Regional League

Premier Division

W'Ton Sporting Community 4-2 Ellesmere Rangers

Rangers recent run of good form came to an end when they were beaten in a high-scoring game by Community, who are pushing for promotion.

On Saturday, they return to home to face Wolverhampton Casuals for a 3pm kick-off at Beech Grove.

Division One

St Martins 1-2 Darlaston Town (1874)

Any HOPES of a late Saints charge to the top were dashed when they suffered a home loss to Darlaston on Saturday.

It leaves the Saints in fifth place and 17 points behind leaders Wem Town, who are destined for promotion.

St Martins now face two weeks without action before travelling to Newport Town on March 31.