Yet another thrilling encounter took place at the home of Cammell Laird 1907 FC as the final of the Capitol Cup took place between cup final specialists One O’Clock Gun and Wallasey Wanderers producing a game worthy of any competition.
The opening exchanges saw both teams create half-chances before Wanderers took the lead through their top marksman Macauley Lathom who despatched his penalty in fine style.
As the game ebbed and flowed Wanderers took advantage of some slack marking to increase their lead as Lathom again controlled, turned and fired home a great goal.
The Gun fought back and looked to be reducing the score when awarded a penalty but keeper Ben Hughes made a great save to keep the score at 2-0 up until the interval.
The second period saw the Gun pressing to get back into the game, but the resolute defending by the Wanderers defence kept them at bay and keeper Hughes made some fine stops to help keep a clean sheet.
Wanderers celebrated a well-earned 2-0 victory at the final whistle, which was blown by referee Georgia Lyons who became the first female referee of the Capitol Cup.
Man of the match awards was selected by the opposing teams with Ollie Lowe (Wanderers) and Chris Reilly (Gun) being the deserving recipients.
The Wirral DFA Amateur cup final was played at Heswall FC with a 2pm kick off but Sheridans could not provide the league with yet another trophy as they were beaten 2-0 by Wellington FC who had Ben Dufton-Kelly as a two-goal marksman. Sheridans will hope to bounce back next week as they entertain Vineyard in the Magee Cup Final at Cammell Laird 1907 FC, with an 11.00am kick off.
The only league fixture came in the Moreton Alarms Supplies Second Division and saw Oxton Celtic take the spoils versus Wallasey Wolves in a 2-0 success as Harry Sutton and Joe Dhenin scored a goal apiece to put them middle of the table with five games remaining.
Another great of the amateur game lost his life last week as Arthur Parker passed away after a long illness. Arthur was an excellent player and when moving into management helped to produce many a young player and gave umpteen year’s-service to Cammell Laird FC in many roles and eventually as president.
Always providing words of wisdom and encouragement to those around him, he could be relied upon to give open and frank comments regarding his favourite team and enjoyed Laird’s home games when he was able to attend.
Arthur will always be remembered as an icon of local football and will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Our sincere condolences are expressed to all his family at this very sad time. RIP Arthur.
|Oxton Celtic 2||0 Wallasey Wolves|
|Capitol Cup Final|
|One O’Clock Gun 0||2 Wallasey Wanderers|
|Wirral District FA Amateur Cup Final|
|Sheridans FC 0||2 Wellington FC|
First Division Table
|2||Vale Athletic FC||12||3||1||1||4||3||0||7||4||1||36||19||17||25|
|4||Wallasey Wanderers FC||14||4||1||3||3||0||3||7||1||6||32||32||0||22|
|6||Liscard Panthers FC||16||4||0||4||2||0||6||6||0||10||38||49||-11||18|
|7||Eastham Rangers Colts FC||8||3||0||0||2||0||3||5||0||3||22||11||11||15|
|8||Bromborough Town FC||14||2||1||4||2||1||4||4||2||8||25||30||-5||14|
|10||Eastham Rangers FC||11||0||1||5||2||0||3||2||1||8||27||42||-15||7|
Second Division Table
|3||One O’Clock Gun FC||13||5||0||0||7||1||0||12||1||0||56||14||42||37|
|4||Shore Villa FC||16||4||2||2||5||2||1||9||4||3||71||20||51||31|
|5||Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC||18||5||0||5||4||0||4||9||0||9||32||38||-6||27|
|6||Oxton Celtic FC||14||1||3||2||5||1||2||6||4||4||31||24||7||22|
|7||Park Royal FC||20||5||1||4||1||3||6||6||4||10||47||46||1||22|
|8||North West Harriers FC||18||3||0||6||1||2||6||4||2||12||36||65||-29||14|
|9||Wallasey Wolves FC||18||2||2||6||2||0||6||4||2||12||25||62||-37||14|
|10||Shore Villa Athletic FC||18||1||2||6||2||2||5||3||4||11||29||58||-29||13|
|11||Bromborough Athletic FC||19||0||1||9||2||0||7||2||1||16||13||107||-94||7|
Image: Janosch Diggelmann
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