Lairds Reserves shine at Ellesmere Port

With Cammell Laird 1907 FC’s first team fixture being postponed due to the weather, the only club game saw the reserves travel away to play Ellesmere Port U23s.

The fixture took place on an all-weather pitch and the Reserves continued their assault on the West Cheshire Third Division title and narrowed the gap at the top to just four points, whilst having three games in hand.

An even first half saw the teams level at 1-1 at the interval, with Danny Page finding the net with an excellent free kick goal, but two further free kick efforts in the second half saw Lairds increase their advantage as Danny Page and Will Bulpin fired home to provide a 3-1 lead.

This they held during the freezing temperatures to stay second in the division, with the prospect of more points in their next away fixture versus Heswall U-23’s next Saturday in a 3.00pm kick off.

Last week, the Reserves entertained high-scoring Runcorn Sports Reserves in the West Cheshire Shield competition and blunted their scoring exploits in a hard-earned victory, but had to rely on keeper Luke Watkins who produced some great saves in the first half to keep them at bay.

Even so, prolific marksman Kieran Hughes notched a good goal on the half-hour mark which turned out to be the winner.

The second half ebbed and flowed and the visitors had to rely on their keeper to keep the score down, but it was a deserved success for the reserves as they put in a strong performance for the 1-0 win.

The first team are away next Saturday when travelling to Stockport Georgians for a 2.00pm kick off.

Also playing away are the youth team who travel to Litherland Remyca for a 10.30am lick off.

All games are subject to the weather.

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