North West Counties League First Division
Widnes Vikings 1 Leek CSOB 2
DWAYNE Spence netted his ninth goal of the season for the Old Boys as they bounced back from their six-goal drubbing by Atherton LR.
Spence hit the Old Boys match-winner in the 42nd minute, adding to his hat-trick against Northwich Flixton Villa and a brace of goals against Daisy Hill and Dudley.
Karl Miller put the Old Boys ahead after eight minutes.
David Wilson reduced the arrears for Widnes bang on half-time, but the Old Boys managed to keep a clean sheet in the second half to bag three valuable points.
Elsewhere in the league, 1874 Northwich missed an opportunity to knock Hanley Town off top spot when they lost out to Rochdale Town in a seven-goal thriller on Saturday.
Hanley were involved in a league challenge cup first round tie at Eccleshall, which they won 4-2.
RESULTS Saturday, November 2 League Atherton LR 4 Cheadle Town 1; Holker Old Boys 0 Ashton Town 1; Oldham Boro 2 Northwich Flixton Villa 2; Rochdale Town 4 1874 Northwich 3; Widnes Vikings 1 Leek CSOB 2.
League Challenge Cup first round Daisy Hill 0 Nelson 3; Eccleshall 2 Hanley Town 4; Formby 2 Atherton Collieries 0.
FIXTURES Saturday, November 9 League AFC Darwen v Widnes Vikings; Ashton Town v Chadderton; Atherton Collieries v Daisy Hill; Cheadle Town v Oldham Boro; Formby v Atherton LR; Holker Old Boys v 1874 Northwich; Irlam v Nelson; Northwich Flixton Villa v Rochdale Town.
Staffordshire Vase second round Eccleshall v Lichfield City; Hanley Town v Keele University.