CHAMPIONS Knutsford A suffered a surprise defeat in the Knutsford Friday League’s third round of matches, succumbing to hosts Equiport.

Railway A, who scored a full house at home to Cranford B, take over top spot in Division One as a result.

Two other teams boast an unblemished record; Victory Hall A, comfortable victors at home to Swettenham, and Mere A who eased past High Legh A.

In Division Two, early pacesetters Warford Park dropped a single chalk at home to Church Inn A.

Goostrey A, victors at Knutsford B, are close behind in second spot.

Chelford A won the week’s closest encounter, by one point, against guests Oughtrington B.