Skelmersdale United 5Tranmere Rovers Reserves 1
TRANMERE’S defence of the Liverpool Senior Cup lasted just one game as a young side drawn largely from the youth ranks were knocked out of the competition at the quarter final stage by Skelmersdale United.
The game was level at 1-1 at half time after John Holmes had levelled for Shaun Garnett's team just before the interval. But three quick goals for the home side killed the contest off.
Garnett commented: "It was a disappointing performance from the lads, they didn't do well enough and paid the price.
“They have to learn that you earn the right to play and they didn't do that."