Football: MacWhinney goes on rampage as Web maintain title pursuit
IT'S getting tight at the top of Division One as teams prepare to make a final push for one of the two promotion places.
After the latest round of results on Sunday, just eight points separate the top seven teams.
WEB maintained their four-point lead at the top with a 6-1 win at promotion hopefuls Acton Star.
Brian MacWhinney scored four of the WEB goals, with Jordan Amson bagging the others.
AFC Lamb replaced Acton in second place following a 5-1 home win over Faddiley.
Ian Robinson and Tom Butler netted two apiece, with Steve Pattinson grabbing the other.
Wickstead drop to third after they were surprisingly beaten by second-from-bottom Rising Sun.
Simon Evans and Adam Smith were the goal heroes for Rising Sun as they claimed only their third league win of the season.
Betley Reserves are fourth with a 5-1 home win over one-time leaders Ocean, who appear to have lost some of their early-season form.
Liam Buckley lead the way for Betley with a hat-trick.
Wistaston Athletic kept in touch with the leaders by beating Santa Maria 5-1. They are now seventh in the table, but just eight points off the leaders.
Ben Burrow helped himself to a hat-trick.
In the Premier Division, Bentley Motors are cruising nicely at the top.
Their 5-1 home win over Nantwich Wanderers keeps them a point ahead of Railway Hotel, who beat Crewe Athletic 2-1.
Daryl Scarlett, Billy Edwards, Peter Thomasson, Daniel Lloyd and Gareth Brookes scored for Bentley, with Jez Tagg (2) and Lee Smith netting for Railway.
Square One maintained their interest in the title chase with a 3-1 home win over White Lion.
Kane Fletcher bagged a hat-trick for Square One.
IN the CREWE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE, teams were involved in Inter-League Cup duty.
Winnington Avenue scored a 6-0 success over Mary Dendy, thanks to goals from Stephen Hughes (2), Scott Ravenscroft, Will Reilde, Terry Payne and Emelyn Hill.
Barnton Wanderers lost 3-2 to FC Flyers, while Sandbach Town were too strong for Malpas.
They ran out 6-1 winners thanks to goals from Fraser Keena (2), Darren Bailey, Gary Locker, Ray Matthews and Jonathan Wall.
In Division One, Tarporley Vics Res scraped a 1-0 home victory over Winnington Reserves to keep their title hopes alive.
Chris Butters scored the only goal of the game.