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SEASON BY SEASON

Woodstreet's first season was to be played in the Former's League Division Two. Our home games were played at the Shankly Playing Fields.

The club's actual first game was a 3-3 draw at home to Rose Lane in which our first league goal was scored by Calixte Demaret. Come January, any fixtures that had been played against Rose Lane were expunged from the record books as they tendered their resignation.

This scenario would later be replicated following the expulsion of Sparrowhall and Inter Stella on disciplinary charges.

Making the transition to the eleven-a-side game was one that had to be made over time so patience was required.

Picking up the occasional win and draw, progress was happening at a steady pace but it was not quite at the required speed to make movements up the table.

In January, tragedy struck when newly-signed player, Gary Burke age 24, died suddenly during a local football practice session. The club were to later take part in the Robbie Murphy Memorial Trophy played in memory of Gary Burke. Played in May to close the season, Woodstreet lost in a narrow 2-1 defeat to treble winners The Grammar.

The highlight of the club's first season came in February when we travelled to the Warrenhouse Playing Fields in Kirkby to face the Division Two leaders, Hen & Chickens.

Hen & Chickens were competing for promotion with a number of other teams and were everyone's favourite to take the points on the day.

Played in freezing conditions, this was a tight game. A battle throughout, the game was won for Woodstreet in the 85th minute when a loose ball chased down by Tom Brew on the left side drew the goalkeeper out. The angle had become narrow until support arrived in the form of Wayne Lewis who drove home right-footed to seal the victory.

Hen & Chickens went on to win the Division Two Championship. It was an unexpected but totally merited victory.

The tail end of the season was to see the introduction of Joseph Brierley to open age football.

Where next?

2005/06 The beginning of season two saw the merging of the Formers League into one division. It also saw Woo

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