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More Silver For Reds In 4-1 Romp (with photos)

Published on August 2, 2008

AFC Liverpool added our second trophy of the pre season today in a 4-1 romp away to Runcorn Linnets.

The Fans Club Trophy is contested between two of the Vodkat League’s fan-owned clubs.

It was introduced this year for the first time as a mark of friendship between the two clubs.

In one of AFC Liverpool’s finest displays yet, even a sending off failed to derail the reds.

Runcorn won an early penalty, but once again Paul Willis, who saved a penalty against Formby, denied Linnet’s Vinnie Braine.

The first goal came on 33 minutes when Ryan Wignall opened the account for AFC Liverpool. The second followed shortly afterwards when Wignall set up a Dean Thurston finish.

Two minutes into the second half it was Wignall again in the thick of the action, this time for th wrong reasons, when he was sent off for dissent following a penalty appeal.

Yet the one man disadvantage failed to show, and the reds went three up after winning a penalty of our own, with winger Andy McCoy slotting home.

The third penalty of the game was awarded to Runcorn following a corner kick. This time Willis was beaten despite guessing the right way, and David Thompson gave Linnets some hope.

Yet it proved to be just a consolation when forward Dave Eaton secured the win for AFC Liverpool.

All eyes are now on Saturday August 9th when the league season starts with a home game at Prescot Cables’ Valerie Park ground against Darwen FC.

Lineup:

1 Willis
2 Barlow
3 Crowder
4 Bloxam
5 Chandler
6 Dever (c)
7 Wignall
8 Johnson
9 Thurston
10 Eaton
11 McCoy

Photos:

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