ELLESMERE Rangers returned from Stockport Town 3-1 winners in the North West Counties South League on Saturday.

William Evans broke the deadlock with 20 minutes remaining and just moments later Owen Lloyd doubled their lead.

Callum Graybrook settled the outcome for the Swans with nine minutes on the clock before the hosts reduced the arrears with a late consolation from Thomas Morris.

Earlier in the week the Swans battled to a 1-0 win at home to Stafford Town courtesy of Ryan Allcock’s goal with the Shropshire club now within striking distance of a play-off place.


Whitchurch Alport shared the Midlands Premier League spoils in a feisty 2-2 draw at home to Lichfield City.

Jordan Evans fired the Reds into an early lead but a Matt Hunt double saw the visitors lead at the break.

Whitchurch rescued a point thanks to an Alex Hughes penalty with four minutes remaining.

Earlier in the week Alport recovered to fight back and win 2-1 at Uttoxeter thanks to second-half goals from Nicky Parker and Junior Brown. 

Honours ended even at Weston Pools Park as Morda United and Wem Town shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League.

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Action from Wem Town's clash at Morda United. Picture by Andrew Donnison.

Ryan Kenny struck for the hosts while the Brewers returned home with a point courtesy of a Greg Dakin goal.

Ellesmere progressed to the next round of the Greenhous Shrewsbury Sunday Football League Cup with a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury Juniors while Ellesmere United crashed to a 5-2 second division defeat at home to AFC Wagon.

Ellesmere Rangers slipped to a 4-1 defeat at Allscott Heath in division one of the Staffordshire Women’s League with Sophie Bayliss’ strike consolation as Kiera Brookes, Ella Garbett, Kaitlin Brookes and Aimee Fisher struck for the hosts.

Prees United lost 3-0 at Tipton Town with goals from Sally Hill. Samantha Pitchford and Sarah Speke.

Whitchurch Alport strolled to a 6-0 win at home to Welshpool courtesy of goals from Lauren James, Charlotte Jones, Danni Prince, Julia Urbanczyk, Katie Winstone and Amy Roberts.