CHAIRMAO Paul Manning.
Well here we are at the 19th and last home game of the league season and the 36th game in total, jeez the time has just flown by!
We all just need to be focused upon the next 3 points and that’s today’s game and (hopefully) once that’s out of the way, we can turn to the next game. Our task is now really simple; 2 draws and 1 win will win us the league, but of course we will be trying for3 wins out of 3 to finish the season in style! It’s been a tremendous effort from the players so far and one which I am really proud of, but everyone connected to the club has been tremendous in their support. Thank you to everybody who has been to our home games this season – it really has been a pleasure
Our home record stands at P18 W 14 D2 L2 which represents an excellent 78% win ratio and one which we can all be proud of. Just two defeats to Bootle and Silsden with draws to Irlam and 1874 Northwich illustrate what a force we have been at home. The away game at Padiham was very much like the games at Runcorn Town and last week at Whitchurch Alport. All kinds of chances created, against teams that are strong and determined and a goalkeeper bang in form. The difference however was that we eventually found a way past Tony Aghayere in the Padiham goal to secure all 3 points late in the game. Today we will be facing a different stopper in the Padiham goal, but nevertheless we need to be at our best to secure all 3 points against what is always a disciplined and tough Padiham outfit. I’d like to welcome Shaun and all of his management, staff and supporters to today’s game. We’ve alwayshad a good relations off the field and today will be no different. We are now entering the home straight and can see the finish line to both the league season and the Macron Cup campaign just ahead of us. We can envision both of those magnificent trophies in our possession but there is also the possibility that we will end up with neither, which is simply not worth thinking about!!!