THERE was a famous face in the crowd at Vauxhall Motors on Saturday.
Joey Barton attended Vauxhall Motors’ match against Solihull Moors to watch his cousin Josh Wilson in action.
Barton, whose name has been in the headlines recently due to his public fall-out with the powers-that-be at Newcastle United, travelled to Rivacre Park after watching his new club, Queens Park Rangers, lose 2-0 to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
The midfielder happily signed autographs and posed for pictures with a number of supporters after watching Wilson inspire Vauxhall to a 2-1 victory over Solihull Moors.
Captain Wilson broke the deadlock in the fifth minute when he headed home an inch-perfect Sean Williams cross. Solihull equalised six minutes after the interval, but a scrappy encounter was settled midway through the second half by former Chester City midfielder Dave Mannix.
Motors’ three-match unbeaten run came to an end on Monday when they went down 4-2 at Jim Harvey’s second-placed Stalybridge Celtic side.
Michael Jackson and Williams were on target for Vauxhall, who make the trip to last season’s beaten play-off finalists Guiseley on Saturday (3pm).
Malpas made it four points from two Cheshire League games on Saturday when they drew their derby at Whitchurch Alport 0-0.
Buzzing after they came from behind to win 3-1 at home to Sandbach in midweek with goals from Joe Sumner and man-of-the-match Andy Morris (2), Malpas had a Steve Weaver effort ruled out for a foul before Lee Parry hit the post.
Despite dominating the match from start to finish, Tarporley Victoria lost 1-0 at home to Grapphenall Sports in Division One.
But Vics bounced back on Tuesday, picking up their first three points of the season to move off the bottom with a 2-1 triumph at Styal given to them by Jamie Ball and Edward Pattinson.
Malpas won 2-1 at Moore United on the same night with goals from MoM Dominic O’Keeffe and Ryan Wilkinson.