THE Liverpool Senior Cup is something of an odd competition. It has incredible history, pre-dating the Football League, and yet because only 15 or so clubs compete for it means four wins makes you the champion.
Having dispatched AFC Liverpool in a magnificent game of football in the first round, Formby travelled to the first ever winners of the cup, Bootle, for a quarter final tie.
Formby, playing in an all yellow strip, enjoyed the better of the early exchanges with Connor Smith prominent.
When your luck is out, as Formby's is right now, the most frustrating things happen and go against you.
This time, it happened again in the 14th minute. Seemingly under little pressure Vinny Sheerin controlled the ball with an outstretched arm.
It was a clear penalty, despite Sheerin's protests, which Neil Prince had no problem tucking away.
Three minutes later Bootle doubled their lead.