North West Counties Premier Division

Whitchurch Alport 1

Litherland Remyca 2

Whitchurch Alport's eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier Division was halted on Saturday when arch rivals Litherland REMYCA came from behind to win at Yockings Park.

Alport completely dominated the first half but their profligacy in front of goal was once again highlighted with the away side coming from a goal down to win a match that should have been beyond them by half-time.

The difference in class between the two sides was clear in the opening 45 minutes with Whitchurch looking like a team that had been strengthened since winning promotion with Remy back in May.

The tone was set as early as the third minute when Nick Marley sent over a precision cross but Sean Griffiths didn't trouble Gerard Walker who breathed a huge sigh of relief when the midfielder headed wide.

Arron Johns went close later on in the half but Alport made the breakthrough early after the restart. It was a goal of real class when a move involving several players down the left flank was worked inside to Dan Skelton, whose clever run after a one-two opened up the space to fire home.

With Alport in the ascendency, Alex Hughes failed to direct a free header on target and instead of its being two nil the game then started to ebb and flow somewhat. Dave Parton turned over a superb Warren Jeavons free kick spectacularly before Nicky Porter just missed picking out two onrushing Alport players who would have had a tap in.

But for all their domination and chances, Alport could not extend their lead as Litherland created chances of their own with Jeavons forcing a smart stop from Parton.

Remyca scored with 21 minutes remaining and Alport's lead looking increasingly precarious, Ashton Clements crashed a great volley beyond Parton to bring Litherland level.

And it was to get much worse for the home supporters when Jack Riley popped up in the box to win the match with just nine minutes left on the clock.