BILLINGE crashed to a home 4-1 defeat against Garswood United on Saturday In a game that didn't see one bad tackle The Storks ended the game with eight players after two sending-offs and a player being sin-binned for the last ten minutes.

Both dismissals were for being the "last man" and both appeared harsh with the first coming just before half-time with the game neatly poised at 1-1; after the visitors had taken the lead through David Moore only for Billinge's Aaron Bowen to immediately equalise.

The Storks battled well in the second-half and held on until the 73rd minute only to be undone by a "worldie" from Danny Clarke.

Moments later Daniel Atkins made it 3-1, Billinge had a second man sent off and in the fallout from this Billinge player-manager Wayne Wardle was sin-binned for arguing with the referee's assessor - who had somehow got himself involved in the arguments surrounding the sending-off.

To compound The Storks misery Clarke grabbed his second in added-time to give The Wooders an excellent away victory.

After the game Wardle said: "We lost the game because we made couple of bad mistakes and poor decisions on the pitch.

"Obviously the dismissals didn't help us and up until the first one I thought it was an excellent game.

"It was played in the right spirit throughout and for us to finish with eight men is baffling as I’ve always been told the first rule/law of refereeing was 'common sense'.

"Congratulations to Garswood and we go again next week in the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup when we travel to Sefton Athletic for what should be an excellent game."