Runcorn Town 5 AFC Darwen 0

AFC Darwen’s hopes of a run in the League Challenge Cup were brought to an abrupt end Runcorn.

Two early goals from Christopher Lester (2) and Simon Burton (7) but the hosts firmly in control.

Burton made it 3-0 after 22 and second half goals from Sean Breen and Gareth Grant sealed Darwen’s fate.