WHITCHURCH Alport shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at home to Boldmere St Michaels in the Midlands Premier League.

The sides proved inseparable at the break with few chances crafted by either on day dominated by heavy rain.

The visitors led early in the second-half with Harry Craven drilling home from six yards after the home side failed to clear a corner.

Alport soon replied with Jack Griffiths surging into the visiting area before smashing an unstoppable shot past goalkeeper past Dan Crane.

The sides remained deadlocked for the remainder of the match as honours ended even.

Ellesmere Rangers welcomed distant North West Counties League South guests FC Isle of Man to Beech Grove with the islanders returning to the seas with three points.

Daniel Simpson fired the Manxmen into a 21st minute lead before David Howarth replied for Rangers and Luke Murray restored the visitors’ lead before the break.

Sean Doyle added a third late on before Callum Leigh netted in injury-time for the hosts.

Elsewhere Wem Town maintained their improvement but still slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Ludlow Town in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League.

Jack Mear netted twice with Aaron Dovey completing the home side’s tally while Jake Edwards reduced the arrears with a penalty.

Elsewhere in-form Prees United’s match at Dawley Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and will now look to return to action against Shrewsbury UAC this Saturday..

Meanwhile Wem Town Ladies have unveiled their new assistant manager.

Arlen Birch has joined the club as No2 to boss David Healey with the Telford defender bringing a wealth of experience to the role.

Healey said: “It is brilliant to have Arlen come in as assistant. He has played at a very high level and has great knowledge and passion for the game.”

The club endured a frustrated weekend with their clash with Doncaster Belles postponed.