It wasn't Billinge New Street's day on Saturday as they fell to a 3-0 home defeat to Vulcan FC.

Light on numbers due to holidays and injuries The Storks battled well without creating much and the scoreline flattered the visitors.

With the first and third goal coming in added time at the end of each half the players and management can feel slightly miffed.

They were especially disenchanted with the visitors first goal as Reece Skelton looked yards offside when he latched onto a through ball from James Sigsworth to slot past the advancing Billinge keeper Danny Still.

Street's protestations were long and loud, and Sean Cotterell was to find himself in the sin bin for ten minutes. The second-half continued in the same manner with Billinge having plenty of possession but without a recognised centre-forward on the pitch they struggled in the final third whilst Vulcan looked the more threatening.

The game changed, however, on 65 minutes when substitute Glodi Kuba Kuba scored from distance with almost his first touch.

It was a decent effort but after the game The Storks' keeper Still felt he could and should have done better with it. Then it was Kuba Kuba that wrapped up matters in added time when he netted his second and Vulcan's third to seal the points for the Newton-le-Willows outfit.

Despite the defeat there were several good performances by the home side.

Jonny Newton put in a great shift on the right, Scott Maher was as solid ever at the back, but it was his defensive partner Ryan Thompson that picked up the SC Renewables man-of-the-match award for a gritty yet polished performance.

Despite the defeat manager Steve Hallwood was not too downhearted saying: "We expected these last two games to be difficult as we knew we had lads away.

"To compound matters we have others out through injury, but I can't fault the effort from those out there who gave me 100% against a very good Vulcan side in very hot conditions.

"Next week we are expecting seven lads to be back, and we'll be raring to go as we take on Styal at home."

That game kicks-off at 2pm at Barrows Farm.

Next Sunday 10 September Billinge New Street Under-18s begin their season in the Warrington Junior Football League Premier Division when they entertain Cherrybrook U18 Vipers at Barrows Farm in an 11.30am kick-off.