THIS Bob Orme Challenge Cup tie at Pavilions was one of the few Runcorn Sunday League games to survive the wet weekend weather, writes LEE CHESTERTON.
It was a case of experience prevailing against youthful energy with the more seasoned Halfway Vets coming out on top after extra-time.
The pace and enthusiasm of the younger Weston Village side was not quite enough.
The game started with both teams canceling each other out and it took 10 minutes before there was a shot on goal. A 30-yard effort from Davies tested the Vets' keeper Egan.
But Halfway broke the deadlock after 15 minutes.
Scouller hit a 30-yard shot hard and low, giving Atkinson no chance as the drive skidded off the wet surface.
Weston came close with shots from George and another long-range effort by Davies.
Their advantage might have been extended with chances falling to Dacy and Scouller.
After the interval, a cross-come-shot from Veterans' player Flood almost caught everyone out. But it came back off the bar.
It didn't take long for Weston to get back into gear.
With Gates and Rooney working well down the right, they equalised with a well-struck goal from Rooney, his shot giving Egan no chance.
Both teams had chances to win in normal time but it wasn't to be.
Going into extra-time, the teams looked tired after a good, hard battle - and the rain didn't help.
The winner came from a good cross from the left by Judge which was headed home by Taylor.
Gates and Walker came close late on for Weston Village.
Scouller almost tied the game up after a good one-two move with Taylor but the former's effort was saved by Atkinson.
Neither team deserved to lose and once again, both contested the spoils in a fair and sporting manner, which made it easy for the official to referee. Sweetworld 3 Bridge Timber 11: Bridge Timber left their mark on the new match-ball they received before kick-off in this Bob Orme Cup tie.
Timber ultimately ran riot although Sweetworld were first off the mark after a defensive mix-up involving Gary Vaughan.
But Vaughan made amends with a fine headed equaliser on 20 minutes.
Bridge upped their game and the inform Jay O'Brien crossed for Ste Johnson to prod home from two yards.
Liam Sweeney hammered home the third five minutes later and Richie Jones supplied the fourth on the half-hour.
Billy Langley fired in his first goal for the club just before the interval.
Sweeney got his second five minutes after the break - this was the goal of the game as he sent a 35-yard scorcher into the top corner.
Man-of-the-match Wilcox made it 7-1 with a neat finish before the unfortunate Ste Coady scored an own goal to give Sweetworld their second.
However, Coady atoned when pop-ping up at the back post to make it 8-2 by stabbing home.
Club captain Gary Ellison struck from the edge of the box and O'Brien capped his impressive performance with the 10th.
Bridge keeper Colin Ellis was caught in possession for Sweetworld to make it 10-3 but Wilcox wrapped things up with a shot from the edge of the box.