BILLINGE came unstuck - in the Cheshire Football League at the weekend - losing 4-1 at high-flying Egerton.

The home side came into the game on the back of ten straight wins and despite a spirited performance by The Storks - they were the better team for much of the game - mistakes at the back and missed chances up front gave Egerton anther win.

Egerton went ahead on just ten minutes when Liam Thomas gave away a penalty that Jonny Higham converted.

The Storks responded well bossing much of the game but missed chances cost them dearly and on 60 minutes Higham got his and Egerton's second.

Billinge quickly halved the deficit through an Aaron Bowen header but two late Egerton goals from Ladi Oseni and Robert Spilsbury gave the home side their 11th consecutive victory.

After the game manager Wayne Wardle said: "While the scoreline clearly flattered Egerton, mistakes (I sound like a broken record) cost us again today; but credit to Egerton for punishing us."

It wasn't a great day for The Storks as their reserves fell to defeat in the third round of the Liverpool County FA.

In an excellent game that finished 5-3 two late goals for Naylorsfield FC saw them into the hat.

It was harsh on The Storks as they lost their striker with injury on fifteen minutes then their keeper suffered the same fate just before half-time leaving the reserves gaffer Dave Lawrenson a disappointed man saying: "I thought we performed superbly against an excellent side but the injuries caught up with us late in the game.

"However there were plenty of positives to take away including three superb goals."

This Saturday Billinge entertain Daten FC: Kick-off 2pm.