It’s Andy work as Charnock land a double

Proud Charnock Richard  manager Andy Westwell
Proud Charnock Richard manager Andy Westwell

Andy Westwell hailed his double winning heroes – and also paid tribute to Charnock Richard as a club by saying it could be the best season it has ever had.

Westwell’s side once again won the West Lancashire Premier Division crown before this week winning the Richardson Cup final against Fulwood Amateurs on penalties.

But apart from the success of the first team, the reserves have also dominated, winning both the league and cup too.

Charnock really have tasted the success in the 2013/14 season – and Westwell has been left a happy man both on and off the pitch.

He said: “I really think it could be the best season ever for Charnock Richard.

“For the reserves and the senior team both to win the league and cup is a fantastic achievement.

“I know we’ve had one season when we did the treble, but overall as a club this has to top it.

“The reserves only lost one game all season and I think that is a great achievement – they deserve their recognition as well.”

However, relegated Fulwood Amateurs were only seconds away from winning the trophy before Liam Hayton equalised in the 97th minute.

But despite the late equaliser, Westwell felt his side were worthy winners.

He added: “I know we scored late on but we got what we deserved and that was the win.

“We knew it would be a tough game – they had good players playing but we deserved it.

“We hit the post twice and had two goals disallowed but we got it to penalties eventually and scored all five.

“I think that is a testament to my lads and it shows they have bottle.

“The lads all volunteered to take the penalties and I’m very pleased we got the win.”