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Today’s Teams . . . CLUB INFORMATION Honorary Life President: Alan Wellens Vice President: Jim Barrett Chairman: John McKiernan (07713 339682) Vice Chairman: Glyn Jones Hon. Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Voller (07843 692695) Commercial Manager Stephen Eves 07950314693 Full Committee: John McKiernan, Jeff Voller, Jim Barrett, Darryl Picton, Ste Ball, Chris Ford and Glyn Jones. Trustees: John McKiernan and Eric Bond Club Manager: Ian Price Assistant Manager: Paul Jones Coach: Nick Matthews Physiotherapist: Nicole Garner

Saturday 15th March 2014, kick off 3pm North West Counties League, Premier Division St Helens Town Red & White Shirts White Shorts, Red & White Socks No

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St Helens Town

Ciaran Gibson Danny Owens Mason Ryan Andy Mawdsley Lee Crompton Dan Wright Mike Sykes-Wright Nathan Parish Andy Gillespie Andy Olsen Tom Lightbody Jamil Saleh Ed Richardson Connor Sanderson Adam Storey Rory Crowther

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Dave Moran Chris Lowe Jack McDowell Neil McQueen Jamie Hay Chris Tyson Connor Christianson

William Smart Daniel O’Connor Sam Wilkie Tom Peterson Georgie Robertson Michael Carberry James Riley Grant Pruden Daniel Wise

Reserve Team Manager Alan Gillespie Assistant Manager: John Whelan A Team Manager: Steve Leather

Manager: Ian Price Assistant: Paul Jones

Manager: Joe Doran Asst: N.McQueen/R.Boswarva

Youth Team Managers: Alan Gillespie & John Whelan

Assist: Mr J Thorburn (Stockport) & Mr K Silcock (Bolsover)

Email: sthelenstownfc@hotmail.co.uk

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Referee: Mr M Duncan (Warrington)

Main Club Sponsor: Johnsons Toyota Liverpool Legal: St Helens Town Limited Private Limited Company Company No. 04392840 Date of Incorporation 12.03.2002 Company Directors: Jim Barrett & Gordon McDonald Parent Company: A wholly owned subsidiary of Sporting Club St Helens Limited

Cover: tom Lightbody in action v Abbey Hey last Saturday

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Talk of the Town . . . Good afternoon and welcome to Brocstedes Park for this North West Counties Football League, Premier Division contest against our friends from Bootle. May I open by welcoming our visitors I hope they enjoy the short time they will spend with us and have a safe journey home after the game. It has been a busy week for us at Brocstedes Park as this afternoons contest will be the third here in 8 days after almost three months without a contest here! We started off last Saturday when we hosted Abbey Hey. Town dominated the opening exchanges and deservedly took the lead after 25 minutes when an attack was half cleared by the Hey defence and broke to Sykes-Wright returning to the side after a lengthy injury lay off and he showed no signs of rustiness fining the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net from 25 yards. Further pressure should have seen the hosts extend their lead as Olsen should have marked his return to Town colours with a goal but his effort was cleared off the line by a defender and when Gillespie found Parish his diving header was saved by the visiting stopper. The second half belonged to the visitors from Manchester as they pushed Town back and the pressure told on 57 minutes when Jones levelled. It looked like the hosts were going to fold but top scorer Gillespie had other ideas on 70 minutes when Town regained the lead much against the run of play. Gillespie outmuscled his defender on the right wing before breaking into the box and firing home at the front post from close range to secure all three points for Town their first win in 2014. We then made the trip back here for Tuesday’s “visit” to Ashton Athletic a night which was to prove less than successful as we fell to a 6-2 reserve at the hands of out landlords. We started off poorly and went a goal down early before riding our luck and only conceding a 2nd shortly before the interval. We could have pulled one back just after the restart as Olsen missed a golden chance and to rub salt in the wound the hosts went up the other end and netted a third. We fell further behind and were five down before we mustered a slight revival as first an own goal reduced the arrears before a well taken goal from Gillespie made it 5-2 but the comeback was short lived as the hosted rounded off the scoring with a sixth. We must look to improve our performance for this afternoon’s contest against a Bootle side that have been in some fine form recently and indeed manager Joe Doran picked up the January Manager of the Month award after the club’s recent upturn in results. The Bucks will also be keen to avenge their 2-1 reverse in their home game in September which was our first win at Bootle’s new home. Let’s get behind Town this afternoon and hopefully cheer them onto victory. Enjoy the game . . . Jeff Voller

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In Town Today . . . The original Bootle Football Club was formed in 1880 and played at Hawthorne Road. In the season 1889/90, the club became a founder member of the Football Alliance and managed to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they lost to Blackburn Rovers. When the Alliance merged with the Football League in 1892, Bootle became founder members of the new Second Division. However, despite finishing a respectable 8th place, the club dropped out of he league after one season, were replaced by neighbours Liverpool FC and seemingly, disappeared. The current Bootle side were formed in 1953 as Langton FC, the side played at Edinburgh Park and dominated amateur football in the Liverpool area as members of the Liverpool Shipping League and subsequently the Liverpool County Combination until the mid seventies. The club was massively successful winning the County Combination on nine occasions, The Liverpool Challenge Cup three times, the Liverpool Amateur Cup three times and the George Mahon Cup six times. The club made the move to The Lancashire Combination in 1974 and finished a creditable third in their inaugural season. They followed this success but winning back to back championship in 1976 and 1977. Their final season in the Lancashire Combination saw them finish third again. In 1978 Bootle moved to Bucks Park the club joined the Second Division of the Cheshire County League, which they won in their first season, and were promoted to the First Division. The “Bucks” spent three season in the First Division before in 1982 the Cheshire County League was one of the leagues that merged to form the North West Counties League, which Bootle duly joined, becoming a member of the First Division. The club spent the next ten season as a member of the First Division until disaster struck in 1992 and they were relegated to the Second Division. The rebuilt side bounced straight back finishing Runners-Up to regain their rightful pace in the top fight of the North West Counties League. In their first season back they finished in a creditable sixth place and won their first silverware for 15 years when winning the League’s Floodlit Trophy. With the onset of money entering into the equation on an even greater scale Bootle found it hard to survive and with the loss of some key personnel, were unfortunately, merely delaying the inevitable for couple of seasons. They were finally relegated into the Second Division after a four year stay. The team had finished the season in 12th place but were relegated after failing a ground grading. Bootle bounced back again at the first time of asking as they gained from Chadderton, Warrington Town and Darwen failing their ground grading and after a 7th placed finish were promoted. Their stay lasted just two season’s and after struggling in both terms they were relegated. Another two seasons passed before they were to be relegated again on ground grading and after the loss of Bucks Park they returned to the Liverpool County Combination. A long and arduous trek then ensued to find a new home, whilst at the same time trying to keep the team functioning. Fifth & third place finishes whilst at the Dockers Club was promising and after a lot of hard work the club found themselves elected back in the North West Counties League in 2006.

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. . . Bootle Football Club With the club now play housed at “New Bucks Park” in Vesty Road, Bootle. The first season back in the North West Counties League was one of consolidation and the team finished 10th in the 18 team division. They also re-entered the FA Vase for the first time in seven years but exited at the hands of Salford City. The 2007/8 season saw the club advance on all fronts with the club entering the FA Cup, again falling at the first hurdle in Manchester this time at Flixton. A run to the FA Vase 2nd round saw Bootle account for Padiham and AFC Emley before Winterton Rangers proved too strong for the Merseysiders. The cup runs continued as Bootle were runners up in both the Division 2 Trophy and the League Challenge Cup. In 2008/9 Bootle were crowned champions of the Division 1, beating Padiham in second place but seven points. An excellent FA Vase run saw them advance to the fourth round before being defeated by eventual winners Whitley Bay. 2009/10 saw a successful return to the top flight as they secured a third placed finish in the Premier Division. Bootle started the 2010/11 season looking to build on the previous terms achievements season but after a poor start to the season plagued by injuries and inconsistent form their realistic chances of challenging the front runners was gone by the festive season and they did well to recover and finish in a respectable 6th position. Last season saw them equal their third place finish of 2009/10 but they were never really in the title chase. The summer saw a change of direction as the club parted company with long time manager Chris O’Brien, appointing assistant Neil Prince in his place as they looked to build on last term and advance to the Evo-Stick league. Last term saw the Bucks in the title chase for most of the season but they ended up finishing in a disappointing 3rd place. The bright spot of the 2012/13 season saw them claim the Liverpool Senior Cup with a penalty shoot out win over AFC Liverpool. This season started off well put after a poor spell saw Neil Prince replaced by Joe Doran in the managerial hot seat at New Bucks Park. Season 1998-99

League NWC-1

P 40

W 9

D 7

L 24

F 41

A 84

GD -43

1999-00

NWC-1

42

6

8

28

2000-01

NWC-2

38

11

8

19

29

90

-61

26

21/22

70

76

-6

41

16/20

2001-02

NWC-2

40

19

7

14

2002-03

LPL-CC

34

18

3

13

82

64

18

64

6/21

80

56

24

57

2003-04

LPL-CC

34

5

12

17

5/18

54

92

-38

27

17/18

2004-05

LPL-CC

30

9

2

19

2005-06

LPL-CC

28

16

2

10

51

94

-43

29

12/16

65

43

22

50

2006-07

NWC-2

34

14

8

12

3/15

63

48

15

50

10/18

2007-08

NWC-2

34

18

6

2008-09

NWC-1

34

25

5

10

86

53

33

60

6/18

4

78

27

51

80

1/18

2009-10

NWC-P

42

26

7

9

92

41

51

85

3/22

2010-11

NWC-P

42

21

9

12

78

56

22

72

6/22

2011-12 2012-13

NWC-P NWC-P

42 42

24 26

13 8

5 8

87 79

43 43

44 36

85 86

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Position 20/21

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How We Compare . . . St Helens Town - last 6 matches All Competitions

Most recent

at St Helens Town 23/09; 3-0

Previous Meetings 1998-99

at Bootle 10/11; 4-0

30/10; 5-0

1999-00

17/08; 1-1

Home

D

D

L

L

L

W

Away

L

L

L

D

L

L

NWC-D1

2000-01

NWC-D2

L

NWC-D1

2001-02

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2002-03

LPL-CC

NWC-D1

2003-04

LPL-CC

NWC-D1

2004-05

LPL-CC

NWC-D1

2005-06

LPL-CC

Collated

L

L

D

L

W

Bootle - last 6 matches All Competitions

Most recent

Home

W

L

W

W

D

D

Away

L

L

W

L

W

W

Collated

W

W

W

W

D

D

St Helens Town games since...

Bootle games since‌

All Competitions

All Competitions

Clean sheet

16

Clean sheet

1

Goal Scored

0

Goal Scored

0

Loss

0

Loss

5

No score draw

34

No score draw

1

Score draw

3

Score draw

0

Win

1

Win

2

NWC-D1

2006-07

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2007-08

NWC-D2

NWC-PD

2008-09

NWC-D1

11/08; 0-0

2009-10

15/04; 0-3

03/01; 1-0

2010-11

07/09; 1-2

30/08; 1-2

2011-12

08/11; 1-5

04/05; 0-0

2012-13

21/08; 2-2

09/03/2014

2013-14

24/09; 2-1

St Helens Town Scores First Games Played

13

St Helens Town Wins

5

Draws

4

Bootle Wins

4

St Helens Town Goals

21

Bootle Goals

16

Percentage Town Wins

38.46

Previous Meetings Since 1949/50 All Competitions P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Win %

Home

32

14

7

11

49

38

11

43.75

Away

30

7

9

14

32

48

-16

23.33

Collated

62

21

16

25

81

86

-5

33.87

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Chairman’s Notes . . . Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Brocstedes Park, for this North West Counties Football League Premier Division encounter with our friends and rivals Bootle FC. First of all may I thank and welcome today’s Executive Match Sponsors Johnsons Toyota Liverpool and especially General Manager Gareth Shone who continues been extremely supportive of the club this season. We also thank today’s Match Ball sponsor Martin Thompson who is the Secretary of Kestrels FC of the Ormskirk Sunday and has been ’treated’ to his day at the game by his colleagues at Kestrels. Martin celebrates 40 uninterrupted years as Club Secretary - a fantastic achievement! We got back to winning ways last Saturday when the lads enjoyed a 2-1 victory over visitors Abbey Hey. Michael Sykes-Wright who was making a welcome return from injury scored Town’s opener but Abbey Hey levelled early in the second half but Andy Gillespie hit a fine solo effort to give Town the points. Unfortunately the joy was short lived as Tuesday night saw Town hit for six as our landlords Ashton Athletic registered a 6-2 win over Town here at Brocstedes Park. The Yellows were good value for their win showing a greater desire and application while Town were ‘off the pace’ for much of the 90 minutes. An own goal and another excellent effort from Gillespie were Town’s highlights. The club published the details of our End of Season Dinner this week - we will welcome guest speaker David Fairclough (ex Liverpool) and comedian Frankie Allen. Please give this event your full support. We launched a new weekly ’Goldline’ lottery which offers a £500 prize each weekday plus a weekly prize of up to £5000. If costs just £1 per entry each week and further details can be found elsewhere in today’s programme (or see any committee member). Finally, with a lack of games recently we’ve been keeping our club website up to date with the latest news, photos, archive articles - take a look at www.sthelenstownafc.com Enjoy the game. John McKiernan Chairman, St Helens Town AFC

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Ashton Athletic Report . . . Town soundly beaten at Ashton Ashton Athletic 6-2 St Helens Town Tuesday 11th March 2014, NWCF League Premier Division Following Saturday’s win over Abbey Hey, St. Helens Town were hoping they had turned the corner, but found Ashton Athletic a different proposition in their “away” game at Brocstedes Park and after a poor performance, they went down to a disappointing 6-2 defeat. All six goals were conceded in a similar fashion, following alarming defensive failings and with their attackers struggling to produce anything to trouble the home side’s well-organised defensive line, the game was well over as a contest long before they rallied with a couple of consolation goals in the closing stages. Town turned out virtually the same eleven who had started against Abbey Hey, but they looked only a shadow of Saturday’s side and they went behind after just nine minutes, former Town player Phil Williams poking home after a series of defensive errors failed to clear the ball from the penalty area. Although they stemmed the flow to some extent, St. Helens rarely threatened their hosts for nearly all the first period and Ryan Small doubled Athletic’s lead in a similar fashion on 35 minutes. Three minutes later, Nathan Parish had a good chance for Town and player-coach Jay Foulds in the Ashton goal was grateful to take the sting out of a shot from over 25 yards out. Two goals behind at the interval, Andy Olsen had a great chance on the resumption, but he missed when it seemed easier to score whereupon another ex-St. Helens favourite, Adam Gilchrist, netted easily at the other end to take the game out of Town’s reach at 3-0 with only two minutes of the second half gone. Williams pounced again after 58 minutes after yet another defensive error, to put Ashton 4-0 up. At this point, St. Helens began to stir. Whether it was a case of saving face, or Ashton taking their foot off the gas, was not clear, but Andy Gillespie broke through on goal and momentarily a repeat of Saturday’s match winning goal seemed a possibility, but after beating several would-be tacklers, keeper Foulds anticipated the danger and, with the angle narrowed, Town’s leading scorer hit the shot just wide of the target. Shortly afterwards, a crisp pass from Adam Storey found fellow substitute Jamil Saleh in the box, with his back to goal, but turning sharply, he hit his shot just over the bar. Michael Sykes-Wright tested Foulds with a daisy-cutter reminiscent of his goal on Saturday, but the shot was well covered and from the resulting clearance, Athletic broke to the other end and scored again through Sam Bailey. 5-0 down, Town made a fight of it and a free-kick from Saleh found Ashton defender Luke Holden’s head and he deflected the ball past Foulds for an embarrassing own goal on 76 minutes, then with seven minutes remaining, Gillespie added a second following a barnstorming run past two defenders, rounding the keeper, to finish in style. However, hardly had the excitement died down, than Ryan Small netted again at the other end to bring the final score to 6-2. Glyn Jones

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Town Youth News . . . In a fixture that was switched to St Helens Sports College at very short notice after the 'Dolly Blues' home venue was closed after a serious gas leak on Friday afternoon. Town were looking to bounce back from last week’s very unlucky 1-0 defeat at Vauxhall Motors with a squad strengthened with a number of new additions. The game couldn't have started any better when Ryan Coughlin persistence gave Town the lead after 2 minutes with a close range effort. The notion that this would lead to landslide victory was soon dispelled as Lancaster responded with spells of possession and some surging runs from deep and after 29 minutes it was one such 30 yard run that led to a foul on the edge of the Town penalty area. The swerving free kick was perfectly placed over the top of the Town wall giving 'keeper James Cope no chance. This prompted the right response from Town who forced a succession of attacks and corners one of which struck underside bar and just when you felt a second goal wasn't going to happen a great Ryan Coughlin through ball put top scorer Marcus Perry in on goal and his right foot shot hit the net from 15 yards - a great finish right on half time. With no changes at half time Town started where they had left off creating chances and went 3-1 up after 48 minutes with a good header by Kie Leyland from another well flighted corner. The lead lasted just four minutes as Lancaster roared back into the game and after a long range effort was pushed wide by Cope he was unable to prevent the resultant in swinging corner from going into the net for 3-2. With Henry Shaw replacing the injured James Bradbury and Matty Maddox on for Ryan Coughlin Town continued to create numerous chances to kill the game off but some good defending and hesitant finishing kept the game alive right to the final minutes. Town fully deserved the win and to be fair a final score of 3-2 wasn't a true reflection on the play but all credit to Lancaster who showed great character and possess some quality players so a good day all round after last week’s disappointing defeat. The squad is now looking much more powerful with more depth and with a bit of luck Town Youth can press on to secure a top four finish. Man of the Match: Chris Pye for a great all round performance at Centre Back but there were plenty of other good performances notably new additions Ryan Jones and Ben Currey who made very impressive debuts and another non-stop energetic display from Ryan Coughlin. Alan Gillespie

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Town Goldline Lottery . . . We are looking for supporters to become Goldline members which will provide the club with a valuable source of income which will help us to achieve a bright future by assisting us in our goal of making a return to St Helens. In addition, you will have the chance to win up to £5,000 . . . so we could all be winners!

As a lottery partner, St Helens Town Football Club will receive a massive 70p of your £1 weekly subscription. As a Goldline member you will receive your membership card which includes your membership number, 10 sets of Goldline draw numbers and 4 unique rollover draw numbers:

Your 10 sets of Goldline draw numbers will be

entered into the Goldline draw every weekday for your chance of winning. Each week 5 prizes of £500 are paid out, that’s a total of £2,500 paid out every week.

Your 4 rollover draw numbers will be entered into the weekly draw for your chance of winning up to £5,000. The rollover draw starts at £250 and each week rolls over and increases by £250 until won or until it reaches £5,000 at which time it will be drawn and redrawn until a winner is found.

£100s in £10 consolation prizes are paid out every week.

Goldline pays out over £170,000 in prizes every year to members.

In addition your Goldline membership card will entitle you to exclusive deals available at St Helens Town Football Club.

No claim is necessary. Prizes will be sent automatically and either delivered by post or by your agent.

Club Chairman John McKiernan said, “Having joined forces with Bolton Wanderers in the Goldline Lottery we can ensure big cash prizes are dished out every week but the Club also wins too – with the possibility of raising thousands of pounds each year.

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A Brief History . . . The original Town club was in existence from 1901 to 1928, but George Fryer and a number of local businessmen decided to re-form the club in 1946. They obtained a lease on the Hoghton Road ground in Sutton, adjacent to St. Helens Junction station on the Liverpool to Manchester railway line, took over a local St. Helens Combination team, Derbyshire Hill Rovers, signing a number of players from other clubs and entered the Liverpool County Combination in the 1947/48 season, playing against Everton “A” and Liverpool “A” and several reserve sides from the leading non-league clubs in the Merseyside area. Success was first attained in May 1949 when Runcorn were defeated in the final of the George Mahon Cup, played at the Prescot Cables ground. The following season, 1949/50, Town were elevated to the Second Division of the Lancashire Combination and they were promoted as Champions in only their second season to the First Division, where they ran up against teams such as Ashton United, Nelson and New Brighton, newly relegated from the Football League. Sadly, Town were themselves relegated in their first season and although promoted briefly again in 1955/56, they spent most of their early years in the Second Division. Improvements were quickly made to the facilities at Hoghton Road in the early years, but in November 1952 the decision was taken to re-locate to the former St. Helens Recs’ rugby league ground at City Road in order to further their ambitions of reaching the Football League. Initially, the move resulted in some encouraging crowds, but the club had a change of heart and returned to Sutton in the October 1953. The ground was purchased and further developed and a social club and floodlights were added in later years. Town were Champions of the Lancashire Combination in 1971/72 season, losing only one game, finishing 6 points clear of Accrington Stanley. 1975 brought a switch to the Cheshire League, where they remained until the formation of the North West Counties League in 1982 and St. Helens Town is the only club to feature in the top division of that league throughout its existence although, after a very good start, they very nearly lost that proud record last season. The club’s major achievement was victory in the FA Vase at Wembley in 1987. After a stuttering start in the Preliminary Round with a 5-4 extra-time win over Colne Dynamoes, further home successes over General Chemicals, Wren Rovers, Guisborough Town and Wythenshawe Amateurs, led to wins at Wisbech Town, at home to Rainworth Miners Welfare, away to Falmouth Town (after a replay) and in the away leg at Emley when, following a 1-0 home defeat in the first-leg, a 2-0 win in Yorkshire secured a Wembley Final against local rivals Warrington Town, who were dispatched 3-2 with goals from Phil Layhe (2) and Brian Rigby. St. Helens Town boast an impressive “Hall of Fame”, including legendary goalkeeper and former German Prisoner-of-War Bert Trautmann, who signed for Manchester City over 60 years ago and who went on to play the game of his life in the 1956 FA Cup Final, despite breaking his neck in the latter stages. Bill Foulkes was transferred to Manchester United, where he had a glittering career, surviving the Munich Air Disaster in 1958, in which

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he bravely rescued some of his stricken team-mates. John Connelly, an England squad member in the victorious 1966 World Cup campaign, was sold to Burnley and he later moved to join Foulkes at Old Trafford. Other future stars, groomed at St. Helens Town, included John Quinn (Sheffield Wednesday), Geoff Nulty (Burnley, Newcastle United and Everton) and, most recently, ace goal scorer Dave Bamber, who began and ended his league career at Blackpool and who played in all four divisions of the Football League. Captain of the FA Vase winning team was Tommy O’Neil, who began his league career playing alongside George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton at Manchester United. Town sold their Hoghton Road ground in 2000 to move in with St. Helens Rugby League Club at their Knowsley Road base. Their farewell appearance at Sutton produced a 1-0 win over Champions Vauxhall Motors and the initial campaign at Knowsley Road got off to a cracking start, with Town leading the table for most of the season, before finishing in a rather disappointing fourth place. Recent seasons have been more of a struggle, ninth place in 2009/10 being the best finish since. Season 2010-11 saw Town slide to 16th and in 2010/11 next to bottom, when they would have been relegated, but for Flixton’s decision to resign from the league.

Club Honours: 1949 George Mahon Trophy Winners 1951 Lancs Comb Division 2 Champions 1972 Lancs Combination Champions 1973 Bass Charrington Cup Winners 1978 St Helens Hospital Cup Winners 1979 St Helens Comb Division 1 Runners Up 1979 St Helens Hospital Cup Runners Up 1980 St Helens Comb Division 1 Champions 1985 NWCFL Reserve Division 2 Runners Up 1986 NWCFL Reserve Division 1 Runners Up 1987 FA Vase Winners (Wembley) 1994 League Challenge Cup Finalists 1994 NWCFL Reserve Division Runners Up 1995 NWCFL Reserve Division Champions 1996 NWCFL Reserve Division Runners Up 1998 Floodlit Trophy Finalists 1999 REALCO Fair Play Award Winners 2009 Bert Trautmann Trophy Winners Record Appearances: Allan Wellens Record Goal Scorer: Steve Pennington Record Attendances: 4000 at Hoghton Road v Manchester City 1723 at Knowsley Road v FC Utd Manchester 9000 at Prescot Cables v Runcorn (1949) Programme Awards 1993-94 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1995-96 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1997-98 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1998-99 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1999-00 NWCFL Programme of the Year 2000-01 NWCFL Programme of the Year 2009-10 NWCFL Premier Division 2010-11 NWCFL Premier Division 2011-12 NWCFL Premier Division 2012-13 NWCFL Premier Division Wirral Programme Club National Survey 1996-97 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1997-98 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1998-99 NWCFL Programme of the Year Programme Monthly 2007-08 NWCFL Programme of the Year Soccer Club Swap Shop National Awards 2010-11 Placed 28th 2011-12 Placed 8th 2012-13 Placed 7th

Town began the 2012-13 season under new manager Ian Granite, who brought in a new team and coaching set-up who battled well to avoid relegation. Though the club have the benefit of an 80-year ground-sharing agreement with Saints, they have been unable to re-locate to the new stadium at Langtree Park and having spent over two seasons sharing Ashton Town’s ground at Edge Green Street a new ground share agreement has been brokered with fellow Premier Division side Ashton Athletic to cover their immediate future as plans for a return to St Helens continue.

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Hearts and Goals . . . St Helens Town has a new high-profile national charity partner for the 2013/14 season after joining up with Hearts & Goals, a lifesaving campaign for which Fabrice Muamba is ambassador. The club has forged a new partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance, the charity behind Hearts & Goals,a national campaign to tackle the UK’s biggest killer sudden cardiac arrest, by helping communities place lifesaving public-access AEDs (automated external defibrillators). The campaign’s ambassador, former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on the football pitch in March 2012 and went on to make a remarkable recovery thanks to prompt treatment with CPR and an AED. Everyone at the club was so moved by his experiences and the work he and the charity has done through Hearts & Goals, Town want to raise as much money as possible for the campaign by holding a series of fundraising events throughout the season and beyond, as well as dedicating a percentage of all incoming sponsorship deals to the charity. Sudden cardiac arrest claims 100,000 lives in the UK every year and AEDs, like the one used on Fabrice on the pitch at White Hart Lane, increase a person’s chance of surviving from just 5% to 50% if they suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. The devices do not require training and can be used by anyone to shock a person’s heart back into its normal rhythm in the event of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. Arrhythmia Alliance has already helped communities up and down the UK place publicaccess AEDs as part of Hearts & Goals. The devices are placed in secure cabinets which are logged with local ambulance services and available to anyone in the community 24/7. In the event of an emergency anyone who phones 999 is then given immediate access to the lifesaving defibrillator. St Helens Town Commercial Manager, Darryl Picton, said: “The idea to forge this partnership came from Fabrice’s story. “Never before have I witnessed such an event that has brought football fans, clubs and

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. . . Our Charity Partner players together in support of one man as what happened on that horrific day at White Hart Lane. The story touched the hearts of everyone and transcended sport. Those events really hit home to everyone at St Helens Town how quickly and unexpectedly tragedy can strike in a community and having access to this essential equipment will save hundreds of lives. “We are proud to be associated with Hearts and Goals and with Fabrice, and we will work tirelessly throughout the year to raise every penny possible for the campaign.” Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO of Arrhythmia Alliance, said: “We are absolutely delighted St Helens Town AFC have chosen our Hearts & Goals campaign as their official charity campaign. “Hearts & Goals focuses on tackling the UK’s biggest killer, sudden cardiac arrest, which kills 100,000 people in the UK every year. We have already been able to help communities up and down the country place lifesaving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and with partners like St Helens we can continue this work. “It is clear all involved at the club are very passionate about the campaign and we are delighted to welcome them on board.” A host of fundraising events are already planned throughout the year, including a a Race Night on Saturday 26th October and Comedy & Curry Night on Saturday 7th December. For full details of events or to make a donation to the campaign contact Darryl Picton on 07908 833 554 or by email at sthelenstownafc@gmail.com Visit www.heartsandgoals.org for more information.

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Town’s Gala Dinner . . . The club is delighted to announce that Johnsons Toyota Liverpool will be the principle sponsor of our 2014 Gala Dinner and Presentation Evening in May. Club Chairman John McKiernan said, ‘I can’t thank our friends at Johnsons Toyota Liverpool enough for their continued support. 'We are organising an event that will commemorate the 2013-14 season and recognise the achievements of the club’s players and I am looking forward to celebrating our partnership with Johnsons in style.' Gareth Shone, General Manager at Johnsons Toyota Liverpool said, ‘We are really looking forward to the Gala Dinner and developing our partnership with St. Helens and it will be another opportunity to showcase the company.' The Gala Dinner will take place in the superb surroundings of the St Helens Masonic Hall on Saturday 3rd May 2014 and will include a pre-Dinner reception for Johnsons and a number of guests followed by a four course evening dinner and entertainment which includes guest speaker David Fairclough followed by Liverpool’s King of Comedy Frankie Allen. The club will also be hosting a charity auction as part of the event. This year’s presentations will see the player awards commemorate the lives of three former Town legends. Our two club Presidents Bert Trautmann and Bill Foulkes sadly passed away in 2013. The Bert Trautmann Award will be presented to the club’s Player of the Year while The Bill Foulkes Award to the Players Player of the Year. Former Manchester United player Tommy O’Neil who captained the 1987 St Helens Town FA Vase winning side sadly passed away 2006 will be remembered with the renaming of the Young Player of the Year award. Tickets for the evening will cost £30 or a table for 10 at just £250. Ticket information and sponsorship opportunities are available from the club Commercial Manager Stephen Eves on 07950 314 693 or email sthelenstownfc@hotmail.co.uk Further details are available on the club’s website www.sthelenstownafc.com

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2013-14 Fixtures, Facts and Fig Date Aug 3 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 17 Aug 24 Aug 27 Aug 31 Sep 7 Sep 12 Sep 21 Sep 24 Sep 28 Oct 1 Oct 5 Oct 8 Oct 12 Oct 19 Oct 22 Oct 26 Oct 29 Nov 23 Nov 26 Nov 30 Dec 3

Opponents NORTON UNITED Squires Gate Winsford United WIGAN ROBIN PARK ASHTON ATHLETIC Ashton Athletic MAINE ROAD Barnoldswick Town ALSAGER TOWN Pontefract Collieries AFC Liverpool Abbey Hey Bootle BACUP & ROSS BORO Runcorn Linnets Glossop North End SQUIRES GATE W DIDS & CHORLTON SILSDEN CONGLETON TOWN ALSAGER TOWN BARNOLDSWICK TOWN STOCKPORT SPORTS CAMMELL LAIRD West Didsbury & Chorlton Wigan Robin Park

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COLNE Silsden WINSFORD UNITED Norton United Congleton Town Stockport Sports Colne ABBEY HEY Ashton Athletic BOOTLE Runcorn Town AFC BLACKPOOL AFC LIVERPOOL Alsager Town Bacup & Ross Borough AFC Blackpool RUNCORN LINNETS GLOSSOP NORTH END ASHTON ATHLETIC Maine Road RUNCORN TOWN

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Today’s match ball sponsor Today’s fixture v Bootle FC will see an unusual match ball sponsor for the game as Martin Thompson celebrates a landmark as secretary of Kestrels FC. St Helens Town regularly look to advertise sponsorship opportunities using the club’s Twitter and Facebook account, linking to details on the club’s official website. Recently a representative acting on behalf of Kestrels FC responded to a club tweet which advertised a match ball sponsorship opportunity for tonight’s fixture. After sending the details of the package they agreed to take the sponsorship which will be a ‘treat’ for Martin Thompson who this season celebrates an uninterrupted 40 years as secretary of Kestrels FC; including 37 years in the Ormskirk Sunday League! Town Chairman John McKiernan said, ‘We are used to businesses taking up sponsorship deals but this one is a bit different and looks to be a great way of helping to celebrate Martin’s fantastic achievement. ‘We are looking forward to making sure Martin has a good night and hopefully he’ll witness an entertaining encounter between two local sides. We’ll also make sure Martin and his guest are well looked after on the evening.’

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St Helens Town AFC . . . St Helens Town Statistical History by Glyn Jones Part 23 – Season 1969/70 - LANCASHIRE COMBINATION Burscough Prestwich Heys Chorley Kirkby Town Radcliffe Borough Lancaster City Rossendale United St. Helens Town Blackpool Mechanics Darwen Bacup Borough Formby Wigan Athletic Reserves Prescot Town Dukinfield Town Nelson Clitheroe Leyland Motors Lytham St. Annes Wigan Rovers

P 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38 38

Opponents Bacup Borough Blackpool Mechanics Burscough Chorley Clitheroe Darwen Dukinfield Town Formby Kirkby Town Lancaster City Leyland Motors Lytham St. Annes Nelson Prescot Town Prestwich Heys Radcliffe Borough Rossendale United Wigan Athletic Reserves Wigan Rovers

Home Date Apr 27 Jan 10 Nov 8 Nov 1 Sep 6 Sep 9 May 2 Apr 23 Mar 28 Aug 9 Oct 18 Apr 20 Apr 18 Oct 4 Aug 23 Dec 6 Nov 15 Aug 18 Mar 27

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W 30 28 27 25 22 22 22 21 20 15 18 13 10 10 6 8 6 5 6 1

D 4 5 6 9 7 6 4 4 4 11 5 7 9 6 11 5 7 8 4 8 Result Won 3-2 Won 2-1 Lost 0-1 Won 2-1 Won 1-0 Drew 0-0 Won 5-0 Drew 2-2 Drew 0-0 Lost 1-2 Won 3-1 Won 4-0 Won 2-0 Won 7-1 Won 4-0 Won 1-0 Won 3-0 Won 3-2 Won 2-0

L 4 5 5 4 9 10 12 13 14 12 15 18 19 22 21 25 25 25 28 29

F 116 127 112 98 84 84 96 69 78 78 78 48 44 58 49 60 40 37 29 22 Away Date Oct 25 Dec 20 Apr 14 Apr 3 Apr 25 Aug 16 Oct 11 Apr 16 Nov 29 Sep 13 Feb 28 Nov 22 Aug 25 Dec 26 Sep 27 Mar 21 Apr 10 Jan 31 Mar 30

A 35 46 35 38 45 43 50 42 56 67 72 71 61 85 96 106 107 96 109 147

Pts 64 61 60 59 51 50 48 46 44 41 41 33 29 26 23 21 19 18 16 10

Result Lost 0-1 Lost 2-4 Lost 0-1 Drew 0-0 Lost 3-4 Lost 0-1 Won 1-0 Lost 0-2 Lost 0-1 Won 1-0 Won 3-1 Won 4-1 Won 2-1 Won 2-0 Lost 1-4 Lost 1-3 Lost 0-3 Lost 0-2 Won 4-0

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. . . Season 1969-70 Player Allen, Len Atherton, Jackie Charnock, Ralph Critchley, John Crowe, Jim Davies, George Diggle, John Harding, Kenny Hegarty, Dave Jenkins, Albert Jones, Alan Jones, Peter Kelsey, Bob Lingard McGovern, Joe Madgin, Larry Nolan, Peter Rylands, Fred Stanley, Walter Tamm, Derek Trussell Wallace, Mike Wellens, Alan Woollam, John Unknown Totals

App 26 26 27 1 1 2 3 35 6 18 21 12 8 34 26 23 25 30 3 28 2

Prov. 18 20 13 2 11 7 4 3 11 3 2 14 13 4 13 14 6 13 -

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FA CUP Sep 20 1st Qualifying Round

Droylsden

Away

Lost

0-1

FA TROPHY Dec 13 1st Round

Burton Albion

Away

Drew

1-1

BURTON ALBION

Home

Lost

0-2

Jan 17 1st Round

NELSON

Home

Drew

1-1

Jan 25 Replay

Nelson

Away

Won

2-1

Horwich RMI

Away

Drew

1-1

HORWICH RMI

Home

Lost

0-2

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Feb 7 2nd Round Feb 21 Replay LANCASHIRE COMBINATION CUP Aug 30 1st Round

BURSCOUGH

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Won

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Mar 17 2nd Round

DARWEN

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Lost

0-1

Kirkby Town

Away

Lost

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LIVERPOOL NON-LEAGUE CUP Apr 7 1st Round

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Reserve Team News . . . St Helens Town Reserves Today sees the Reserves in West Cheshire League action when they entertain Upton AA Reserves at Windleshaw Road. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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DIVISION THREE RAINHILL TOWN HALE RES FORD MOTORS BOOTLE RES ST.HELENS TOWN RES SOUTH LIVERPOOL RES KIRKBY TOWN RAILWAY CAPENHURST VILLA RES WIDNES VIKINGS RES CHESTER NOMADS RES BELFRY NESTON NOMADS *MARSHALLS RES *CHRISTLETON RES *UPTON A.A. RES MERSEYSIDE POLICE DATE 22/02/2014 25/01/2014 28/12/2013 21/12/2013 14/12/2013 07/12/2013 30/11/2013 23/11/2013 16/11/2013 09/11/2013 02/11/2013 26/10/2013 19/10/2013 12/10/2013 05/10/2013 28/09/2013 21/09/2013 14/09/2013 07/09/2013 04/09/2013 30/08/2013 27/08/2013 19/08/2013 16/08/2013 09/08/2013

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W D L F A GD 17 5 1 96 18 78 15 4 3 59 32 27 12 4 7 52 30 22 12 3 6 52 42 10 11 5 4 47 29 18 12 1 5 58 29 29 8 9 5 69 45 24 10 2 7 42 37 5 8 6 6 38 43 -5 8 2 13 42 56 -14 6 4 12 39 68 -29 3 4 14 29 65 -36 4 2 16 43 75 -32 2 3 14 21 60 -39 1 2 16 18 76 -58 Resigned from competition - record expunged

HOME NESTON NOMADS RAINHILL TOWN BOOTLE RES ST HELENS TOWN RES CAPENHURST VILLA RES ST HELENS TOWN RES FORD MOTORS UPTON AA RES ST. HELENS TOWN RES BELFRY ST HELENS TOWN RES ST HELENS TOWN RES CLOCK FACE FC SOUTH LIVERPOOL RES ST HELENS TOWN RES ST HELENS TOWN RES NESTON NOMADS KIRKBY TOWN RAILWAY ST HELENS TOWN RES MARSHALLS RES ST HELENS TOWN RES MERSEYSIDE POLICE ST HELENS TOWN RES CHRISTLETON RES ST HELENS TOWN RES

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2 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 3

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Ashton Athletic

Alsager Town

AFC Liverpool

AFC Blackpool

Abbey Hey

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1-1

St Helens Town

Stockport Sports

1-2

1-1

0-1 0-5 3-3

1-0 2-3 3-1 1-1

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1-1 3-1 1-2 3-5 1-1

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0-4 0-1 3-2

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Winsford United

2-0 1-3 0-0 0-1

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Wigan Robin Park

West Didsbury & Chorlton

2-2

Squires Gate

4-1 3-1 3-2

4-1 1-2 4-1 0-3 2-1 4-1 4-2 4-1

Runcorn Town

3-1 0-1

0-1

3-3

0-1

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3-1 3-1 3-4 1-1 2-1 2-2 1-5

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Norton United

Runcorn Linnets

Silsden

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0-2 2-1 4-0 1-2

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Maine Road

3-1 4-2 1-0

Congleton Town

Glossop North End

2-0 2-0 0-4 4-3 1-0

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Colne

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1-1 0-2 2-4 1-2 1-4 2-2 2-0

0-2 0-1 1-2 1-1 1-2

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Bootle

3-1 1-2 2-1

Bacup & Ross Boro

Barnoldswick Town

Barnoldswick Town

6-1 0-1 3-0

Bootle

Ashton Athletic

Colne

1-4 0-4 1-2

Congleton Town

3-0

Glossop North End

1-3 0-1 2-1

Main Road

Alsager Town

Norton United

1-0 4-1 1-3 0-3 3-0

Runcorn Linnets

5-1 1-1 4-0 2-0

Runcorn Town

4-0 2-4

Silsden

3-3

Squires Gate

AFC Liverpool

Winsford United

AFC Blackpool

St Helens Town

1-3 2-2 2-1 1-2 1-3 2-1 0-3 1-1 0-3 2-1 0-1

Stockport Sports

1-1 0-4 1-4

West Dids & Chorlton

2-2 4-2 2-0

Wigan Robin Park

Abbey Hey

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Tea Break Teasers . . . Q1. Who was the first Football League team to achieve promotion in the 2012-13 season? Q2. Who scored the only Own Goal of Euro 2012? Q3. Who competes in the Derby d’Italia? Q4. What is the name of the song Wigan Athletic play to celebrate their goals? Q5. Which World Cup Finals was “Juanito” the mascot for? Q6. Who in the late 1990’s became the first full Northern Ireland manager not to be born in that country? Q7. Who is the top all time scorer in European Championship Finals? Q8. Which is the predominant colour of Argentine club Arsenal de Sarandi’s home kit? Q9. What is the name of Fulham’s club mascot? Q10. Which member of the England 1970 World Cup squad won the top flight with two different clubs in 1968 & 1975? Q11. What record did Nuri Sahin set in on August 6, 2005? Q12. Out of the nine South American countries who competed in the qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Cup who are the only nation to have never appeared in a World Cup Final? Q13. Who won the League of Ireland in 2012? Q14. Which current Premier League striker was a first half substitute in the 2002 Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen? Q15. Who scored England’s only goal at Euro 92?

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St Helens Town AFC . . . Between 1946 and 1962 the club, like many, didn’t have a ‘manager’. Town officials would liaise with first and reserve team captains over team selection. In 1962-63 ‘First Manager’ Pat Murphy came from Burscough with a nucleus of his team which won the Lancashire Combination Division One title for Burscough but the formulae didn’t work for Town despite financial backing of a brand new 200 seat supporters club opened by John Connelly in spring of 1962. 1963-64 Sam Cottingham came after success with Pilkington's in a move to rebalance the squad with more local players. 1964-66 Jimmy McKiernan became the club's first commercial manager and team boss after arriving from Earlestown via a successful playing career which included a spell on the North Wales circuit. 1966-68 Jackie Dewsnip, cousin of Town player Jimmy Dewsnip who along with the latter’s son Neil meant the Haydock based family served Town well over a couple of decades. 1968-71 Peter Jones took the reigns in the wake of the Northern Premier League being formed which reduced Town’s league (Lancs Combination) to one division. He moved on after three years to a position on the staff of Preston North End. 1971-77 Alan Hampson arrived from South Liverpool after a distinguished playing career at Holly Park and became a mini ‘Messiah’ as Town won the Lancs Combination title in 1972 along with the Bass Charrington and Watson trophy in quick succession. He also oversaw Town’s step into the Cheshire County League in 1975 as by then, the Lancashire Comb had become a pale imitation of its former self. 1977-79 The aforementioned Jimmy Dewsnip took the reigns after ‘Hampy’ had moved on and became the first ex Town player to become manager. He combined this with work for the Liverpool County FA with the latter eventually claiming his services after two years. 1979-80 Player manager Geoff Robinson hailed from the new overspill at Laffak where he also ran the increasingly successful ‘Starting Gate’ pub team in the blossoming new Sunday League. Many of his squad were ‘Town’ players but the ‘conflict’ of interests was seen as detrimental to the senior club. 1980-82 Jack Prytherch had been at Wigan Athletic and he brought in players from that area including new club skipper, his son in law, Steve Murfin. Jack’s reign saw the formation of the North West Counties League and Town’s first season was a struggle in the new league’s top flight resulting in a change in mid-term. 1982-84 Peter Rutherford. After the success of Alan Hampson a decade earlier, the Town board returned to South Liverpool again for their next appointment. Peter Rutherford was number two at Holly Park at the time but he also found it hard going in the NWCFL inaugural season and his charges only escaped relegation on a ‘technicality’. Things got a little better the following season and he bowed out just before glory arrived. 1984-87 Alan Wellens had skippered Town’s Lancs Combination title team and went on to become the club’s top appearances holder after making his debut at Great Harwood in 1966. His playing career was ended by a broken leg against Hyde in 1981 at Hoghton Road. Alan went on to Town history with the club’s historic journey to Wembley in 1987 before he and Allan Wellens receiving the Lancs the vast majority of the FA Vase winning side sought Combination Championship Trophy pastures new. 1987-92 Alan Aspinall (pictured from Wesley Bridge in 1972 below) took over the mantle of manager following the departure of the Vase squad and management team having been Reserve team boss and spent a successful five seasons in charge.

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. . . Managers 1946-Present 1992-93 Mick Holgate (pictured right) presided over just one season at Hoghton Road before moving on to Leigh RMI. 1993-2002 Jimmy McBride stepped up from his position as Reserve team boss to take the reigns of the first team for almost a decade which saw the club’s move from Hoghton Road to Saints. Took the club to its first cup final since the visit to Wembley but lost out in the League Cup and Floodlit Trophy finals in the mid 1990s. 2002-2003 John Davison and Peter King arrived from Burscough having presided over a very successful period in the ‘Linnets’ history. After a disappointing first campaign despite significant financial backing the club’s need to tighten the purse strings led to the pair’s departure at the start of the 2003 campaign, along with most of the squad. 2003-04 Ex-Everton professional Paul Lodge became Town manager as the club reeled from financial cuts but unfortunately his youthful side struggled at the bottom of the league and he was replaced in January 2004. 2004-05 Former Town ‘keeper Joe Paladino took over the reigns from Lodge and secured the club’s safety from relegation before going to challenge for the title during most of 2004-05. Joe resigned in March 2005. 2005-06 Assistant to Paladino, Joe Gibiliru took over the manager’s position and presided over a period of on the field stability for the club before resigning in September 2006. 200607 Alex Wright, who had previously been assistant manager to Paul Lodge returned to the club as manager but his tenure was short-lived as family commitments led to him stepping down in September 2007. 2007-08 John Fletcher, Wright’s assistant, was given managerial responsibility and he steered the club away from the relegation battle with a 19th place finish at the end of 2006-7. Despite the club’s off the field problems and financial difficulties the following season saw Fletcher’s charges finish fourteenth after only one defeat in the last nine games. However Town remained rooted in a relegation spot for most of the following season and Fletcher departed with weeks of the season remaining. 2009 – 2010 Gary Bickerstaffe was appointed in March 2009 and secured the club’s safety with some ease recording six victories from the final eight games. Bickerstaffe’s fine form as manager continued throughout 2009-10 eventually finishing in 9th place. 2010 – 2011 Lee Riley steps up from assistant manager when Gary Bickerstaffe steps down at the end of the 2009-10. Lee resigned in March 2011 due to work commitments and Iain Dyson took over the managerial reigns before he too stepped down at the end of the season. 2011-12 season saw Jimmy McBride make a return to Town but it proved a difficult season and Town parted company with him as we narrowly avoided relegation. 2012 - 2013 Ian Granite (pictured left) became manager following success with neighbours Wigan Robin Park FC. A challenging 201213 season saw Town eventually steer clear of relegation, in doing so maintaining their unique 30 year stay in the North West Counties League top division. Despite an excellent start to the 2013-14 season Ian stepped down at the end of November due to business and family commitments and Ian Price took over the managerial reigns with Paul Jones as his assistant. Many thanks to Jim Barrett and Eric Bond for their input in compiling the information.

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NWCFL Club News . . . Congleton Town - the Bears have secured the signature of captain Scott Sephton on a two year contract. Manager Jim Vince said: "Scott's performances this year has warranted the club to secure his services. His all round game and attitude have been outstanding for a young player and I am delighted to have Scott on board".

Winsford United - Blues captain Jack Lane is all set to spend a season in the USA with Sacramento Republic FC, a club formed in 2012 that will be playing in the USL Pro Soccer League. Winsford boss Rob Byrne said: "Losing Jack is a massive loss and he won't be easy to replace given his form this season, though we are currently working hard to find a replacement". Formby - Squirrels captain Paul Speed is the first player to be inducted into the club's Centurions Club, which has been established to honour players who have made 100 competitive appearances. After making his debut in 2011-12 Paul has become a mainstay in the team, and as well as scoring 37 goals in 100 appearances, he was also team captain in 75 of the games. West Didsbury & Chorlton - a new 50 seater stand at Brookburn Road is set to be in use for the first time on Tuesday 18th March, for the home game against Runcorn Linnets. The stand will be located alongside the existing seating at the clubhouse end of the ground. Saturday 8th March 2014 Colne celebrated their 700th League game with a last gasp 4-3 win at Runcorn Linnets. Norton United's 3-2 victory at AFC Liverpool was their 200th League win, and their second goal scored by Lee Skellern was Norton's 800th League goal. Glossop North End's 2-0 win at Barnoldswick Town was the club’s 200th away League win. Michael Downing's consolation goal for Ashton Athletic in the 3-1 defeat at Winsford United was Athletic's 250th away League goal.

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St Helens Town News . . . St Helens Town is delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Wellens a s Club P resident. Following the loss of Bert Trautmann and Bill Foulkes this year club officials had no hesitation in inviting Alan to take up the honorary position with immediate effect. Club Chairman John McKiernan said, “We lost two club legends with the passing of Bert and Bill this year. Bill had been club President since 2001 while Bert had rekindled his association with Town more recently, joining Bill as President in 2007. “The club felt it was an opportunity to recognise the important role Alan has played in the history of the club as a player and manager.” He added, “I wrote to Alan following our last committee meeting and I was delighted when he rang me to confirm his acceptance of the position and we are planning to meet up in the New Year.” Alan (pictured above in 1979, back row 3rd left) has a unique place in the club’s history - he holds the record for the most appearances in Town colours; was captain of the 1971-72 Lancashire Combination winning team and masterminded the club’s FA Vase success in 1987. Alan was honoured by St Helens Town as one seven ‘Elite’ players of the decades (1970s) since the club’s reformation in 1946. As a local boy in his mid-teens Alan made his St Helens Town debut at Great Harwood in 1966 alongside Jackie Atherton who as skipper made sure that the youngster ‘came to no harm’. Little did anyone realise that Alan would eventually succeed his mentor and become the first Town skipper to lift a trophy for over twenty years when he collected the Lancashire Football Combination Championship cup off Wesley Bridge in 1972 (pictured). Though he featured intermittently at first under boss Jimmy McKiernan, his Town playing career spanned the years 1966 to 1981 with just a brief season and a half at Darwen intervening in the 1970’s. Though records for the early part of this period are sketchy there is no doubt that Alan holds the record for St Helens Town appearances estimated at five hundred plus and he never gave less than one hundred per cent in any of them. Under his leadership Town also won the Watson Trophy and the Bass Charrington Cup in 1974, although he missed the final of the latter due to injury as his team-mates beat Darwen 4-3 thriller played at Burscough. That particular side was prolific indeed that year scoring 107 goals with Jackie Kendrick setting a club record of 46 goals which still stands to this day and though Alan Wellens’ job at right back was to defend, he did manage to get forward enough to bag a couple himself. In season 1975-76 Alan skippered Town in their new challenge in the Cheshire County League where he completed his playing career including the brief spell at Darwen. Sadly his playing days ended when back with Town he broke his leg in a league fixture against Hyde United at Hoghton in 1981 but having recovered, he took over the management of the team and took us to our most glorious day when winning the FA Vase at Wembley in 1987.

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Town v Abbey Hey . . . Town return to winning ways St Helens Town 2-1 Abbey Hey Saturday 8th March 2014, NWCF League Premier Division St. Helens Town gained their first win since early December with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Abbey Hey at Brocstedes Park on Saturday, the winning goal coming against the run of play and proving to be the turning-point in a see-saw encounter. Chances were few and far between in the opening quarter on a tricky pitch, still heavy in places from the recent rains and the stiff breeze also affected the run of the ball. Town opened the scoring after 25 minutes when Michael Sykes-Wright put in a low drive from as many yards out, which seemed to catch visiting keeper John McIlwaine unsighted and the well-placed shot found its way in at the left-hand post. The home side might have increased their lead almost immediately when Andy Olsen’s goal-bound flick was cleared off the line by Josh Morrell with McIlwaine beaten and another opportunity saw Andy Gillespie, once again turning in a man-of-the-match performance, find Nathan Parish in a good position, but his header was saved by the goalie. St. Helens should have been well ahead at the break, but had to settle for a single-goal lead. The second half opened with Abbey Hey gaining control of the midfield and whether or not this was due to the home side’s complacency, the breezy conditions or the uneven surface was not entirely clear. Certainly, the ball was not running for the Town side and the equaliser on 57 minutes had a feeling of inevitability. Goalkeeper Ciaran Gibson hoofed a goal-kick out of play on the half-way line and, from the resulting throw, the ball found its way quickly to Sam Jones who scored easily from the edge of the box. Abbey Hey had the better of nearly all the exchanges as the half wore on and, without a win in seven games, Town appeared to be losing their way. The Manchester side nearly took the lead on the hour when Tom Murray hit the bar with Gibson beaten. Out of the blue, however, Gillespie turned on his magic and, gaining possession near the corner flag, he dribbled past any number of defenders, right along the goal-line and, drawing McIlwaine on his near post, placed the ball in the back of the net from the narrowest of angles, on 70 minutes.

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. . . Match report & photos From that point on, the game turned on its head. Abbey Hey produced only one effort on goal, Wes Harney’s shot rebounding off Gibson’s right-hand post straight into his arms as Jones ran in. Substitutes Jamil Saleh and Adam Storey replaced Olsen and Tom Lightbody, both of whom looked drained by the heavy pitch and it was Town who finished comfortably and they could have secured a more comfortable win had Parish’s 20-yard drive not cleared the bar by a matter of inches. Glyn Jones

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League Standings . . . Premier Division Table as at Wednesday 12th March 2014 Premier Division

P

W D

L

F

A GD Pts

1

Runcorn Linnets

32 23 4

5 78 33 45 73

2

Maine Road

35 21 8

6 74 34 40 71

3

Norton United

30 22 3

5 80 33 47 69

Glossop North End 30 19 5

6 56 24 32 62

4 5

Runcorn Town

33 19 4 10 67 36 31 61

6

Bootle

34 18 5 11 72 41 31 59

7

AFC Liverpool

34 16 5 13 75 48 27 53

8

Colne

30 17 1 12 57 45 12 52

9

Ashton Athletic

30 15 3 12 50 38 12 48

10

Congleton Town

29 12 6 11 44 44 0 42

11

Stockport Sports

33 10 11 12 49 55 -6 41

12

West Didsbury & Chorlton

32 12 5 15 42 51 -9 41

13

St Helens Town

30 10 8 12 44 55 -11 38

14

Winsford United

30 12 2 16 43 55 -12 38

15

AFC Blackpool

34 11 4 19 48 77 -29 37

Saturday 15th March 2014 League Challenge Cup Quarter Finals 1874 Northwich v Abbey Hey Maine Road v AFC Blackpool Rochdale Town v Runcorn Town (To be played at Runcorn Town FC) Runcorn Linnets v Ashton Athletic 1st Div Challenge Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg Holker Old Boys v Hanley Town Premier Division Bacup & R Borough v West D & Chorlton Barnoldswick Town v Alsager Town Colne v Norton United Congleton Town v Winsford United Glossop North End v Silsden Squires Gate v Stockport Sports St Helens Town v Bootle First Division AFC Darwen v Leek CSOB Ashton Town v Nelson Chadderton v Widnes Vikings Irlam v Cheadle Town Oldham Boro v Eccleshall Keighley FA Challenge Cup Semi Finals Silsden v Manningham All Stars

16 Barnoldswick Town 32 10 5 17 45 68 -23 35 17

Silsden

30 9

6 15 38 48 -10 33

18

Abbey Hey

34 8

9 17 40 75 -35 33

19

Squires Gate

32 9

4 19 39 70 -31 31

20

Alsager Town

33 8

5 20 42 68 -26 29

Bacup & Rossendale 21 31 6 Borough

8 17 26 55 -29 26

22

7 23 42 98 -56 25

Wigan Robin Park

36 6

* points deducted for a breach of league rules

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Monday 17th March 2014 Premier Division Runcorn Town v St Helens Town Tuesday 18th March 2014 Premier Division Abbey Hey v Congleton Town Ashton Athletic v Bacup & R Borough Barnoldswick Town v Colne West D & Chorlton v Runcorn Linnets Winsford United v Maine Road First Division Ashton Town v Widnes Vikings Holker Old Boys v Northwich Flixton Villa Leek CSOB v Irlam Rochdale Town v Cheadle Town

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League Standings . . . Division One Table as at Wednesday 12th March 2014

Division One

P

W D

L

F

A GD Pts

1

Nelson

30 23

2

5 112 46 66 71

2

Formby

27 19

5

3

79 31 48 62

3

1874 Northwich

26 18

4

4

55 24 31 58

4

Atherton Colls

27 16

6

5

73 42 31 54

5

Hanley Town

23 15

4

4

58 33 25 49

6

Atherton LR

28 13

2

13 55 56 -1

7

Holker Old Boys

22 11

6

5

8

Irlam

28 10

7

11 43 49 -6

9

Rochdale Town

22 11

2

9

10 Cheadle Town *

27 10

6

11 52 58 -6

11

Chadderton

28

9

6

13 47 57 -10 33

12

Ashton Town

23

7

8

8

41 42 -1

29

13

AFC Darwen *

23

8

6

9

40 44 -4

29

14 Widnes Vikings * 27

8

6

13 45 63 -18 29

15

Oldham Boro

27

6

5

16 34 67 -33 23

16

Leek CSOB

23

5

4

14 35 58 -23 19

17

Daisy Hill

27

5

2

20 35 82 -47 17

18

Eccleshall

24

4

1

19 25 58 -33 13

19 Northwich F Villa 26

3

4

19 37 85 -48 13

51 34 17 39 37

50 38 12 35

* points deducted for a breach of league rules

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Wednesday 19th March 2014 Premier Division AFC Liverpool v Squires Gate First Division AFC Darwen v 1874 Northwich Eccleshall v Atherton LR Formby v Hanley Town Reserve Division West D & Chorlton v New Mills Reserve Division Trophy Group A (North) Silsden v Padiham Thursday 20th March 2014 Premier Division Winsford United v Silsden First Division Holker Old Boys v Rochdale Town

33 Saturday 22nd March 2014 Premier Division AFC Blackpool v AFC Liverpool Alsager Town v Glossop North End Ashton Athletic v Congleton Town Bacup & R Borough v Winsford United Barnoldswick Town v Stockport Sports Colne v Runcorn Linnets Norton United v Bootle Silsden v Runcorn Town Squires Gate v Maine Road West D & Chorlton v Abbey Hey First Division 1874 Northwich v Atherton Collieries Ashton Town v Daisy Hill Chadderton v Holker Old Boys Eccleshall v Widnes Vikings Formby v Cheadle Town Irlam v Atherton LR Northwich F Villa v Leek CSOB Oldham Boro v AFC Darwen Rochdale Town v Hanley Town

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