Lairds knocked out of Senior Cup by physical Capenhurst Villa

Despite having the better of the first half, Cammell Laird 1907 FC relinquished their hold on the Wirral District FA Senior Cup when being outmuscled by a physical Capenhurst Villa.

Early exchanges were fairly even but a goal-bound effort from Dan Stephens was deflected clear by a teammate and then Ryan Smith had a 30-yarder tipped over by Will Ebbrell and the score line remained goalless at the break. Half Time 0-0.

A poor start to the second half saw Villa take the lead within three minutes of the restart from a debatable offside position as Nathan Lightfoot fired home.

With emotions running high, Lairds conceded a second goal as Dominic Hoppe scored following a corner only minutes later.

The remainder of the game saw very few chances for either team and holders, Lairds, were eliminated in this semi-final tussle.

Laird’s next fixture is at home versus Eccleshall on Saturday 11 March with a 3pm kick off.

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