West Cheshire Bowl Final 
(Saturday 1st May 2004)

Capenhurst Villa FC     2  -  1    Heswall Reserves
Cape Scorers: John Farrell, Jordan Brierley

The Victorious Capenhurst Villa Team

Ben Hughes

  Justin McNally   Gareth Hibbs   Craig Newnes   Lewis Wellings

  Paul Brown  Jordan Brierley  John Keefe(capt)  Carl Ladbrooke

John Farrell   Nick Cushing

Subs: (all used)  Dave Kendrick  Chris McNeill  Alan Brown

On a scorcher of a day, Capenhurst Villa travelled to 'Kirklands' the home of Cammell Laird, to meet Heswall Reserves in the West Cheshire Bowl Final, and after disposing of Ashville Reserves in the semis the mood was optimistic.

In a pulsating tie in which both sides gave their all, Cape won their first final since 1994. The game swung from end to end throughout, with Heswall having slightly the better of things in the first half, and Capenhurst much the better of the second half.

John Farrell, cheered up the Capenhurst faithful, to put Cape 1-0 up after just 10 mins with a neatly taken penalty, after a Heswall defender had needlessly handled the ball in the box.  
But just 10 minutes later it was all square, when a Heswall player rose above everybody at the far post to head home from a free-kick to make it 1-1. The score remained 1-1 at half-time.

The second half carried on in a frenetic fashion with neither side creating many clear-cut chances. That was until the 65th minute, when Jordan Brierley, latched on to a loose ball in the Heswall box to hit a low shot into the corner of the net, to put Cape 2-1 up.

John Farrell, had a chance to put the game beyond doubt on 80 mins, but he hit his shot straight at the grateful Heswall keeper.  This set the game up for a dramatic finish with Cape being bombarded for the remaining few minutes and needing some great saves, blocked shots, goal line clearances, and all hands to the pumps, until the referee finally blew his whistle.

That just left John Keefe the Capenhurst captain, to lift the trophy and take it back to Capenhurst for the after match celebrations.