CAMMELL LAIRD hoisted the Capitol Cleaning(NW) - sponsored Wirral FA Senior Cup aloft for the 12th time in their history, after beating rival Carlsberg West Cheshire League club Heswall 4-0 at Prenton Park last Wednesday.
The final outcome was fully justified, but only after Heswall had gifted Lairds a bizarre 32nd-minute own goal.
For manager Ian Doran, the victory completed a hat-trick of trophies he has delivered in his two-year tenure at the helm, as Lairds now prepare themselves for life in the North West Counties League, where they will hopefully emulate the success story of previous West Cheshire members, Vauxhall Motors.
Former Tranmere Rovers player Jamie McGuire was a constant threat throughout for Lairds, and could have bagged a first half hat-trick, only for poor finishing and tremendous defending from Heswall's Colin O'Hanlon and Andy Barker.
Despite a battling performance from mid-field enforcer Ian Brunt, Heswall rarely threatened with Kieran Fleetwood left to plough a lone furrow up front for long periods.
Following a spate of Heswall pressure, which saw Leon Bimpson pull off a smart save to deny Fleetwood, the breakthrough arrived on 32 minutes when former Laird goalkeeper Paul Roberts spilled a Ronnie Morgan effort.
In attempting to boot the ball out for a corner to thwart the inrushing Ian Cooke, he only succeeded in hooking the ball into the top corner.
Lairds took control again after an excellent move saw the hardworking Eddie Jebb finish in style, and when the same player scored again soon afterwards the die was cast.
Ronnie Morgan then plundered the fourth as Lairds stepped up the tempo to run out deserved victors.