CAMMELL Laird 1907 FC finished their extraordinary season with a narrow defeat to FC Isle of Man in the final of the First Division Challenge Cup. 

The 1-0 loss brings down the curtain on a special campaign which has seen Lairds embark on three fantastic cup runs.

Last month they won the Wirral Senior Cup, and as well as reaching yesterda’s First Division Challenge Cup Final, they also reached the final of the Macron Cup before succumbing last weekend to Charnock Richard FC.

The Ravens edged past the visitors courtesy of Jacob Crook’s late header in front of more than 3,000 fans at the island's national stadium.

In a tight game, the hosts were kept at bay by a stubborn Lairds sides, while the Wirral outfit also went close with a spectacular long-range effort which hit the woodwork.

It was the Manx side that sealed the victory when Crook rose highest to meet a corner and convert from close range.

It rounded off a memorable maiden campaign in the North West Counties Football League for FC Isle of Man who also sealed promotion from Division One South.