WHILE many games across the region were postponed due to the wet weather, Cammell Laird 1907 had no such problems as they entertained Eccleshall FC with a 1-1 draw the result at Kirklands. 

Opening exchanges went the way of Lairds, but chances went begging as visiting keeper Aaron Woolrich made some good saves.

Woolrich should have been beaten in the 14th minute when an open goal was spurned after some great build-up play and within a minute slack marking at a corner allowed Liam Hallam to head home for Eccleshall.

The remainder of the half saw Lairds' back line totally dominant with Dominic Hoppe, Ben Graham, Matt Beaman and James Ludbrook blunting the away attack as Lairds fought hard to equalise.

Lairds could have been playing against ten men had the officials seen a blatant headbutt, but the score stayed at 0-1 at the break.

Early in the second half, Woolrich again made some good saves to keep the hosts at bay.

The introduction of Kieran Hamm injected more purpose into Lairds and his bursting run in the 82nd minute saw him blast home a great solo effort to level matters.

With time running out yet another headed opportunity was missed from six yards before the game ended 1-1.

Lairds next fixture is not until Saturday, December 2 with a 3pm kick off versus Droylsden at home in the KRCT Stadium.

A great team effort from the reserves saw them defeat Rainhill Town reserves away with a 4-0 success as Ben Crossley fired home a brace and both Kieran Hughes and Cy Sullivan bagged a goal apiece as they maintained their assault on the divisional title and are now in second place with four games in hand on the leaders FC Kirkby.

Next Saturday, November 25 sees them at home in the KRCT Stadium, versus Runcorn Sports reserves in the Shield cup game with a 3pm kick off.