Liverpool Business Houses Division Two Winners 2020/21: Fazakerley Athletic

Fazakerley Athletic were crowned Division Two champions, narrowly edging out Huyton Athletic as the two teams battled it out until the final day to win the league.

Huyton Athletic finished just two points behind with Fazak’s 7-1 win over their title challengers proving the difference.

They got their revenge on Huyton after their 4-2 win with the only other defeat coming to the hands of Oldy Athletic.

Ste Rothwell was the talisman for Fazak netting 31 goals for the champions on route to their championship. They will now prepare for Division One after Coffeehouse reigned victorious in that league, manager Ryan O’Neil will be hoping to emulate their success in the upcoming season.

He told Off the Park: “I’m delighted to win the League, to win 13 games on the spin is an incredible run and to still only finish two points clear shows how difficult it’s been to win this league. 39pts from 39 shows how consistent we’ve been.

“The clean sheets have been particularly impressive as with each one you ‘only’ need one goal to win the game so it’s been a real focus to try and be defensively solid as it gives the team a platform to build from & attack.

“There were two (games that defined their season). The first game against AFC Swan when we were six points behind them & had to play them twice, we won 2-0 but it was an absolute physical war on the pitch and we had to find strategies as well as characteristics in our game.

“Equally, the away game v AFC Warner Coltsas we went 1-0 down & were playing poorly, so I made three Subs after half an hour which completely changed the game. Within minutes we equalised through one of the subtitutes, then another sub. assisted another goal shortly after to put us 2-1 up at half-time.

“Both our these games I’d say gave us a massive confidence boost and belief that we could win the title. Equally another game I went to watch was crucial, an 85th-minute equaliser from AFC Swan against Huyton Athletic meant that the title was now in our own hands.

“The toughest part of the season was picking 16 players from 20 or more lads, who said they were available, but as a manager, each game we won gave me the justification that I’d picked the right team and squad.”

Division Two standings