BILLINGE New Street advanced to the second round of the Liverpool CFA Challenge Cup with a comfortable 7-2 victory over FC Woodlands on Saturday.

A Martin Dearden hat-trick along with goals from Sean Cotterall, Ryan Vaughton, Jamie Cardwell and Connor Simpson were enough to despatch the Warrington & District Football League outfit.

New Street were quick out the blocks with three chances in the first eight minutes as Jordon Hallwood, Simpson and Dearden all went close however it was the visitors who took the lead on 11 minutes with a well-finished goal. It took the hosts another 11 minutes to get back on terms when Dearden's excellent header hit the back of the net.

It was 2-1 to Billinge a minute later when a lovely move saw Jimmy Howard put a cross in for Cotterall to finish superbly from a very tight angle.

Howard almost had his own goal moments later but shot wide before Jordan Pilling's header was well-saved by the visiting keeper.

Street made it 3-1 on the cusp of half-time when Dearden cut in and hit an unstoppable shot from outside the area.

Again, it was the visitors that started the (second) half well and they pulled the score back to 3-2 after slack marking from The Storks defence allowed a Woodlands player to head home.

But the home side's response was excellent as from the restart Dearden completed his hat-trick with a neat finish to restore the two-goal advantage.

From then on it was all Billinge as Warren Gerrard and Cardwell (twice) went close before Vaughton clipped a lovely goal home to make it 5-2.

Cardwell had another couple of chances before he raced onto a through-ball to get there before the keeper and slot home on 75 minutes.

Three minutes later Simpson made it 7-2 to complete the afternoon's scoring and take Billinge into the hat for the next round.

After the game the management team awarded the SC Renewables man-of-the-match accolade to Jordon Hallwood for another accomplished battiling performance in midfield. Meanwhile, manager Steve Hallwood was pleased with the result saying: "Whilst Woodlands are from a league below ourselves they hadn't lost all season so we had to be on our guard and that was the case when they took the lead.

"The visitors never gave up and I have to be pleased with the scoreline but if I'm being picky we should have had more goals but at the end of the day we can park the victory and look forward to returning to League action next week."

That game in the Cheshire Football League sees Billinge visit Wythenshawe Reserves on Saturday 14 October in a 2pm kick-off.

On Sunday there was derby day action as the two clubs that sat in joint-second place in the Warrington Junior Football League Premier Division met at Barrows Farm.

As it was, Billinge New Street Under-18s took the three points and bragging rights as they beat Pilkington Under-18s 4-1 with goals from Joey Carr-Dickson (2), Connor Brown and Otis Urmston scoring for The Storks.