For the second week the council closed all grounds due to heavy rainfall but one fixture did survive in the Capitol Cup second round as it was played on a 4G pitch in Ellesmere Port.
In a typical cup-tie encounter the game was a frantic affair between Shore Villa Athletic and AFC Shore Villa, with the latter opening the scoring through Gary Baker to take the lead.
But the game was soon level as Paul Reddington scored for Athletic and then Tom Rowlands put them ahead.
The second half saw AFC level the scores through James Outram as both teams missed well created efforts, but in the final 20 minutes James Parker netted the winning goal for Athletic for a 3-2 verdict to go into round three.
Bad news did befall the league this week with the sad loss of avid supporter Billy Heywood, who passed away after a long battle with illness and condolences are expressed to all his family and friends including June, Leigh, Clare and son Billy.
For years on end, Billy supported local teams from the sidelines and was an ardent supporter of Wallasey football in general.
His main teams were the Dale Inn, Bird in Hand and St Joseph’s FC as he followed them all over Wirral and Cheshire as they sought success and in later years he watched the Great Float S&S club.
His favourite professional team was Everton, but he also loved his darts and became a legend in every league he played in, winning many trophies and making many friends when playing for the Dale Inn, St Josephs and the Parkview Social Club.
Billy could be relied upon to tell funny stories with his special wit and recount incidents in his own unique way. He could always have an opinion on any sport you were willing to discuss, but added his humour at any given time.
For a man with such big hands, he nearly always played darts with small barrelled arrows, but always knew where the treble 20 was and any double!
At every football fixture, Billy could be relied upon to have his blue bag of ‘refreshments’ for the players and supporters who were very appreciative of the contents as they seemed to have an effect on everyone. Enough said!!
RIP Billy – legend at darts, as a man and a great follower of amateur Sunday football – you will never be forgotten and will always be missed.
Images: Shore Villa Athletic (blue) v AFC Shore Villa (yellow). Credit: Bob Shaw
First Division Table
|3.||Bromborough Town FC||9||2||1||1||3||1||1||5||2||2||17||15||2||17|
|4.||Liscard Panthers FC||10||2||1||2||1||1||3||3||2||5||22||28||-6||11|
|5.||One O’Clock Gun FC||6||1||1||1||2||0||1||3||1||2||16||15||1||10|
|8.||Wallasey Wanderers FC||5||0||0||3||0||0||2||0||0||5||11||19||-8||0|
Second Division Table
|1.||AFC Shore Villa FC||10||3||0||1||5||1||0||8||1||1||34||12||22||25|
|2.||West Kirby Athletic FC||11||3||0||1||5||1||1||8||1||2||41||23||18||25|
|3.||North West Harriers FC||12||3||1||2||3||1||2||6||2||4||33||25||8||20|
|4.||Ellesmere Port Red Lions FC||10||2||1||2||4||0||1||6||1||3||33||15||18||19|
|5.||Shore Villa Athletic FC||10||3||0||1||3||1||2||6||1||3||30||22||8||19|
|7.||Shore Villa FC||10||2||1||3||2||0||2||4||1||5||21||29||-8||13|
|8.||Bromborough Athletic FC||12||3||1||4||1||0||3||4||1||7||19||33||-14||13|
|9.||Farmers Arms FC||10||1||1||2||2||2||2||3||3||4||20||21||-1||12|
|10.||Oxton Celtic FC||11||1||1||3||2||0||4||3||1||7||29||34||-5||10|
|11.||Wallasey Wolves FC||11||2||0||5||1||0||3||3||0||8||17||29||-12||9|
|12.||Park Royal FC||12||1||0||4||1||0||6||2||0||10||12||43||-31||6|
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