Neston came together to pay tribute to a 24-year-old man who lost his battle with cancer.

A plane flew over the town on Tuesday with a banner in memory of Will Falck, who was described as a “friendly, passionate and loyal friend” by his twin brother, George.

Will, a massive Aston Villa fan, was remembered during the club’s match against Bristol City on Saturday with fans applauding in the 24th minute.

George said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better send-off for my brother Will.

“It was a superb surprise having the ‘Fly High Will, Up The Villa’ banner fly over.”

Will, who was training to be a commercial pilot, had already beaten liver cancer two years ago – before finding out he had a brain tumour in May.

He passed away on August 16.

Villa midfielder Stiliyan Petrov – Will’s “absolute idol” – drove to Wirral to meet Will in the days before he passed away.

The flag at Will’s local, Neston Sports Club, was flown at half-mast in tribute to him.

Brother George added: “He fought relentlessly against cancer for two years and still managed to get to most places people will never see in their life.

“Taking him to Estonia vs England away a day after chemotherapy and most recently Nice to see England lose against Iceland are just two minor examples.

“He’ll be forever remembered as the best twin brother anyone could ask for and I vow to fully live my life to the max for both myself and him.”