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NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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Honorary Presidents: Bert Trautmann OBE and Bill Foulkes Honorary Vice President: Jim Barrett Chairman: John McKiernan (07713 339 682) Vice Chairman: Glyn Jones Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Voller (07843 692 695) Full Committee: John McKiernan, Jeff Voller, Jim Barrett, Gordon McDonald, Ste Ball, Steve Leather, Chris Ford and Glyn Jones. Co-opted Members: Ian Granite, John Wilkie and Stephen Edwards Limited Company Directors: Jim Barrett and Gordon McDonald Trustees: John McKiernan and Eric Bond Programme Editorial Team: Jeff Voller, Glyn Jones and John McKiernan Club Manager: Ian Granite

Saturday 23rd February 2013, kick off 3pm NWCFL, Premier Division St Helens Town Red/White Shirts White Shorts, Red/White Socks

No Gls St Helens Town Lee Novak Mike Sykes-Wright Greg Harrison Lee Crompton Chris Williams Mark Pye Kieran Hoult Cole Ashton Ste Edwards Charlie Stoker Phil Williams Shaun Judge Craig Fitzjohn Dale Woods Andy Mawdsley Daniel Maguire

Assistant Managers: John Wilkie and Stephen Edwards

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Padiham Blue Shirts Blue Shorts & Socks

No Gls Padiham Sean Davies Owen DeakinPickard Sam Morris Liam Foster Kieran Fletcher Elliot Dunn Mark Sharples Martin Parkes Ben Allen Kieran Pickup Neil Stansfield Andrew Tinkler Kenny Taylor Joe Garvin Jack Overson Tom Bradley

Player/Coach: Carl Osman Coach: Ian Price Paul Jones Reserve Team Managers Steve Leather (07788 762336) Nick Robinson Youth Team Managers: Rob Walker and Anthony Dunne

Manager: Ian Granite Assistants: Stephen Edwards and John Wilkie

Manager: Steve Wilkes Assistant: Steve Cunningham

Referee: Mr G McLelland (Shildon) Assistants: Mr B Richards (Wigan) and Mr N Usher (Skelmersdale)

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Talk of the Town . . . Good afternoon and welcome to Edge Green Street for this North West Counties League, Premier Division contest against our friends from Padiham. May I open by welcoming our visitors I hope they have had a pleasant trip to visit us here at Edge Green Street, enjoy their short stay and have a safe journey home after the contest. It has been a week since we are all last here at Edge Green Street and it has been a successful week as we have gained a return of four points from our last two matches and we have hauled ourselves out of the relegation zone on the back of these results. We hosted Silsden here last Saturday and dominated the first half going close on numerous occasions and also surviving a scare from the visitors before deservedly taking the lead on the half hour mark when Charlie Stoker broke the offside trap and advanced into the area he rode a robust challenge that would have resulted in a spot kick and looked to have gone too wide to muster up a shot but he managed to find the net with the aid of the inside of the left hand upright. Phil Williams missed a golden chance just before the interval to extend the lead and Town were made to pay for this not long after the restart when Silsden levelled through a wonder striker from Joe Gaughan, which sent minds back to the nightmare at Silsden in October when everything the hosts hit seemed to go in as Town sank to a 7-1 reverse. Town were not to be denied and a fine move lead to a winner as Craig Fitzjohn’s centre was met with a deft touch by Cole Ashton on the front post to send the ball home and after surviving a brace of late scares as Silsden had efforts which struck the crossbar and upright Town secured wins on successive Saturdays. We then moved onto to take on league leaders Runcorn Town on Monday evening and this was a contest which many commentators would have suggested would have been a comfortable victory for the hosts. Buoyed from raising out of the relegation zone at the weekend the visitors were comfortable in the first half without posing too much of a threat in front of goal themselves save for a couple of half chances. St Helens took the lead on 63 minutes when Ste Edwards latched onto a box into the box and his effort was blocked by the home stopper with his face with the loose ball breaking to Phil Williams and his first time effort from 25 yards found the unguarded net. The lead did not last long as the visitors were made to pay by a former player when substitute Rob Whyte headed home from a rather generously awarded free kick to level matters. Both sides went for the victory but neither could register and a point apiece was the result which saw Runcorn extend their lead at the top and St Helens leap-frog Bacup into 19th position for 24 hours until Bacup won at AFC Blackpool on Tuesday evening. We face another difficult task this afternoon as we host Padiham, another side in the mix at the top of the table. The visitors secured a 4-1 home victory over Town in September and the hosts will be looking to secure a return this afternoon and consolidate or improve our position above the relegation zone. Finally, let’s get behind Town this afternoon and hopefully cheer them on to victory. Enjoy the game . . . Jeff Voller NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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In Town Today . . . It might be hard to imagine today but in the immediate years following the establishment of Padiham Football Club in November 1878 the "Caldersiders" as they were then known were considered one of Lancashire's soccer pioneers and one of the better Club sides in England. The Padiham Football Club were in at the birth of the Lancashire Football Associations Senior Cup competition in 1879 , reached the third round proper of the F.A. Cup in season 1883 - 84 and beat Burnley F.C. 6-0, 7-0, 9-1 and 4-2 in their first four encounters . Gates of over 2,000 were not uncommon for the visits of teams like Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Burnley and other local rivals to Padiham F.C.'s ground which was originally situated on the banks of the River Calder at the end of Wyre Street in Padiham and initally leased from the Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. At present the site is occupied by the Potterton Myson Limited Main Gas factory and nothing remains of the Clubs original ground which witnessed many encounters with Clubs that later achieved Football League status. In fact it was the setting up of the Football League and the ensuing loss of fixtures with the leading Clubs, as well as the legalisation of professionalism within football that ended Padiham's initial decade of success. Being an ardent stalwart of the fight waged from Lancashire for the legalisation of professionalism in football, Padiham's progressive outlook at the time ironically helped fashion the stranglehold football finance came to have on small town Clubs, in hindsight it condemned Padiham to an ongoing fight for survival. Unable to secure the services of players able to compete with the bigger surrounding towns and cities, gates dropped and as a result reduced income meant Padiham had to restrict its activities to playing in the Lancashire Combination Football League and at times the local minor leagues. The outbreak of World War One curtailed Padiham Football Club's involvement in active football altogether at the end of the 1915- 1916 season, and the loss of their ground during the War meant that Padiham Football Club lay dormant. The rebirth of Padiham Football Club came about in 1949 with the opening of the "Arbories " Memorial Sports Ground in Padiham on August 20th 1949 when 1777 spectators turned up to see the Club's opening Lancashire Combination fixture of the 1949- 50 football season. In 1982 , Padiham Football Club became founder members of the North West Counties Football League , however in 1990 they left the league and joined the West Lancashire Football League where they played their football for ten seasons. Padiham Football Club returned to the North West Counties Football League for the 2000- 2001 season and to date have spent over £400,000 on upgrading their "Arbories" Memorial Football Ground. Padiham’s period back in the North West Counties League saw them initially consolidate their position with a couple of mid table finishes before their third season saw them finish fourth. A blip occurred in the 2003/4 when they finished 12th. NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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. . . Padiham Football Club The 2004/5 season saw Padiham start a period where they challenged for promotion finishing fourth, fifth and third just missing out on promotion. Another blip saw them finish in twelfth position before securing a runnersup spot in 2008/09 which saw them get to the promised land of the Premier Division for the 2009/10 season. Their first season in the top flight of the Vodkat League Premier Division saw them win eighteen matches netting seventy one times in the process to secure a tenth position finish. Prior to the 2010/11 season there was a change of management with Craig Chadwick taking over in the hot seat from Graham Howarth. The “Storks� had an excellent season under the new manager as they finished 4th position in their best ever finish. Last season saw the Storks fall back down the table and finish the season in 16th position their lowest finish since their elevation to the NWCL top flight. The club saw the return of a former manager when Steve Wilkes was reappointed manager over the summer with Steve Cunningham as his number two. The club has seen a transformation in fortunes on the pitch as they are challenging at the top of the table for the title and promotion. Season

League

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L

F

A

GD

Pts

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1997-98

W LAN-1

34

11

5

18

54

79

-25

38

13/18

1998-99

W LAN-P

30

9

2

19

41

70

-29

29

15/16

1999-00

W LAN-1

28

19

5

4

65

28

37

62

1/15

2000-01

NWC-2

38

20

4

14

83

71

12

64

8/20

2001-02

NWC-2

40

14

8

18

69

66

3

50

13/21

2002-03

NWC-2

34

20

5

9

69

42

27

65

4/18

2003-04

NWC-2

38

14

8

16

63

80

-17

50

12/20

2004-05

NWC-2

36

21

7

8

84

56

28

70

4/19

2005-06

NWC-2

36

19

5

12

76

52

24

62

5/19

2006-07

NWC-2

34

21

6

7

75

39

36

69

3/18

2007-08

NWC-2

34

11

8

15

50

48

2

41

12/18

2008-09

NWC-1

34

22

7

5

93

41

52

73

2/18

2009-10

NWC-P

42

18

6

18

71

71

0

60

10/22

2010-11

NWC-P

42

21

10

11

84

62

22

73

4/22

2011-12

NWC-P

42

14

9

19

51

65

-14

51

16/22

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A Word from the Dugout . . . Good afternoon and welcome to Edge Green Street for today's league challenge cup second round game against AFC Blackpool. Today's game is our 3third home game in seven days! Last sat we drew 2-2 against Alsager Town; a game which saw us leading 2-0 until we conceded two late goals. It was again a bitter pill to swallow after playing so well in the second half. We then moved on to Tuesday and an away game (at Edge Green Street) against Ashton Town in the Liverpool Senior Cup. The game finished 0-0 and we bowed out 4-3 on penalties. Again, I thought we controlled most of the game and were unlucky not to win the game in normal time but we need to start converting our chances if we are to progress in these sort of games. As a team we are looking organised and hard to break down, which is something we have been working really hard on. Now we have to push on and start scoring some goals and winning games. I am a firm believer in if we work hard results will start to go our way and also you need that little bit of luck along the way which at the minute we aren't getting. Today's game will be a tough encounter Blackpool will be looking to bounce back from a 5-0 league defeat at Colne last weekend. I hope everyone enjoys today's game and has a safe journey home. Ian Granite

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Glossop North End v St Helens Town

Saturday 16th February 2013 Action from Surrey Street, Glossop Glossop North End 3-4 St Helens Town

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A welcome from the Chairman . . . Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Edge Green Street for this North West Counties Football League Premier Division game against our visitors from Padiham FC. Let’s hope their players, officials and supporters have had a safe journey and along with our own supporters are treated to an entertaining game. Its been a good week or so for Town as the lads recorded their second win inside a week when defeating Silsden 2-1 here at Ashton last Saturday afternoon. The score-line may have looked tight but had Town taken all their chances they could have been out of sight by half time. On the flip side we could well have thrown away the points as the ‘Cobbydalers’ piled on the pressure in the final moments. A rare Monday night encounter saw Town travel to Runcorn Town and once again the lads performed well against the league leaders and eventually earned a point courtesy of a 1-1 draw. Phil Williams hit a thunderous strike to give Town the lead on 60 minutes but our hosts levelled through former Town star Rob Whyte. Runcorn take a trip into the unknown this afternoon as they enter the 5th round of the FA Vase against Walsall Wood and we wish them every success. There’s been a few new faces in and around the squad of late and our encounter at Runcorn saw three 16 year olds in the line-up. Charlie Stoker, who has been impressive in his opening four games, has joined us on loan from Skelmersdale United and opened his goalscoring account with our opener against Silsden. Joining him on Monday evening were Town Youth team players Jordan Dunne and Lewis Walker who made the bench and will know doubt benefit from the experience. Today’s visitors Padiham are having a fine season and will hoping to be in contention come the end of the campaign. In the reverse fixture back in September Padiham ran out 4-1 winners with Cole Ashton hitting the Town goal. Off the field we are holding a Race Night with hotpot supper next Saturday evening - an advert with all the details is elsewhere in this programme. Tickets are £3 and the whole family is welcome. We are at Squires Gate next Saturday and the kick off time has been moved to 2pm to allow us to get back in time for the fundraiser. Finally, we sadly have to report the death of former Town manager Peter Jones, aged 78 years (granddad of Paul Jones a member of our backroom team). Peter was Town boss during the early 1970s. Peter’s funeral will take place at St Helens Crematorium on Wednesday 24th February at 2.30pm. There will be a minutes silence prior to kick off this afternoon. John McKiernan Chairman St Helens Town AFC NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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Glossop North End v St Helens Town . . . Saturday 16th February 2013 - Glossop North End 3-4 St Helens Town St. Helens Town won their first game since September, with a thrilling 4-3 victory at Glossop on Saturday. The architect of the win was Chris Lomax, who was absolutely outstanding throughout and the Leeds United scouts who were at Surrey Street to look at Glossop’s leading scorer Mark Battersby, could not fail to have been impressed by the Town wingman, who has been linked with a move to Runcorn Linnets. The game opened with a fourth minute goal from Battersby, who put the home side ahead with his 20th goal in fourteen league starts but, from that point onwards, the Town defence coped with everything he threw at them. Two minutes later, Chris Williams missed narrowly from a free kick, following a foul on Ste Edwards and after 10 minutes Town drew level, when Lomax’s corner caused havoc in the Glossop box and Craig Fitzjohn scored from Edwards’ header. It was all St. Helens in the first half and three minutes later, Lee Crompton hit the bar from another Lomax corner. Lomax continued to tie the home defence in knots and he should have had a penalty on 22 minutes when clearly fouled on the corner of the box. The same player weaved his way through two defenders shortly afterwards, before firing narrowly wide. Ten minutes before half-time, Fitzjohn was brought down on the edge of the box and Lomax’s free kick hit the bar, but Crompton netted the rebound to put Town 2-1 ahead and, with the last action of the first half, it should have been 3-1, after home keeper Proctor failed to hold Lomax’s shot but Edwards was unable to find the net from the resultant tight angle. Lomax came in for some rough treatment in the second half and was victim of a number of cynical challenges. As a result, Glossop seized control and captain Lugsden equalised on 47 minutes. Full-back Allen then put the home side 3-2 ahead 10 minutes later, but Town came roaring back. Crompton scored his second from the corner of the box on 72 minutes, his speculative effort spooning over Proctor into the top corner to make it 3-3. There then followed a couple of narrow escapes for Town, when first McGregor failed with a shot from a very tight angle after a poor back pass left Town keeper Lee Novak stranded out wide and then Bond headed just wide when it appeared easier for him to score. The stage was therefore set for a grandstand finish and, this time, Town did not disappoint. Four minutes into added time, the ball was thumped into the Glossop half, with Edwards and Lomax up against one defender and the goalkeeper. Edwards drew the centre half and placed a glorious pass at the feet of Lomax who, fittingly, slotted calmly past the onrushing Proctor to seal the spoils. GLYN JONES NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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

Most recent

Home

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D

L

L

L

W

Away

L

L

L

L

W

D

Collated

L

L

W

L

W

D

Padiham - last 6 matches All Competitions

Most recent

Home

W

W

W

W

W

W

Away

W

W

D

L

W

D

Collated

D

L

W

W

D

W

at St Helens Town

Previous Meetings

at Padiham

NWC-D1

1997-98

W LAN-1

NWC-D1

1998-99

W LAN-P

NWC-D1

1999-00

W LAN-1

NWC-D1

2000-01

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2001-02

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2002-03

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2003-04

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2004-05

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2005-06

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2006-07

NWC-D2

NWC-D1

2007-08

NWC-D2

NWC-PD

2008-09

NWC-D1

St Helens Town games since...

Padiham games since...

13/02; 1-2

2009-10

08/05; 4-2

All Competitions

All Competitions

12/04: 2-2

2010-11

09/10; 3-1

10/09; 1-1

2011-12

24/03; 1-3

23/02/2013

2012-13

08/09; 1-4

Clean sheet

13

Clean sheet

Goal Scored

0

Goal Scored

0

Loss

2

Loss

4

No score draw

13

No score draw

0

St Helens Town Scores First

28

Games Played

7

St Helens Town Wins

2

Draws

2

Padiham Wins

3 13 15 28.57

Score draw

0

Score draw

1

St Helens Town Goals

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Win

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Padiham Goals Percentage Town Wins

Previous Meetings Since 1949/50 All Competitions P

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F

A

GD

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0

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2

4

7

-3

0.00

Away

5

2

0

3

12

14

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40.00

Collated

9

2

2

5

16

21

-5

22.22

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A Brief History of St Helens Town . . . St Helens Town Managers 1962-63 Pat Murphy 1963-64 Sam Cottingham 1964-66 Jimmy McKiernan 1966-68 Jackie Dewsnip 1968-71 Peter Jones 1971-77 Alan Hampson 1977-79 Jimmy Dewsnip 1979-80 Geoff Robinson 1980-82 Jack Prytherch 1982-84 Peter Rutherford 1984-87 Alan Wellens 1987-92 Alan Aspinall 1992-93 Mick Holgate 1993-02 Jimmy McBride 2002-03 John Davison 2003-04 Paul Lodge 2004-05 Joe Paladino 2005-06 Joe Gibiliru 2006-07 Alex Wright 2007-09 John Fletcher 2009-10 Gary Bickerstaffe 2010-11 Lee Riley 2011-12 Jimmy McBride 2012 Ian Granite

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 Photographs: Above Tommy O’Neil holding aloft the FA Vase in 1987. Opposite St Helens Town 1948 with Bert Trautmann NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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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 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 goalscorer 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. The last two seasons have seen Town slide to 16th in 2010/11 and next to bottom last season, when they would have been relegated, but for Flixton’s decision to resign from the league. Town begin this season under new manager Ian Granite, who has brought in a new coaching set-up and several new players. Whilst on the playing front, the club looks forward to an improvement this season, Town’s ground situation remains uncertain. 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 a third season sharing Ashton Town’s ground at Edge Green Street has had to be arranged to cover their immediate future as negotiations with Saints continue. NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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 of 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 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

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St Helens Town Juniors FC . . .

Peter Reid recently made a visit to St Helens Cricket Club to see the St Helens Town JFC progress on their Football Pools £50k in 90 Days Challenge which is seeing the complete refurbishment of the club’s Windleshaw facilities.

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St Helens Town Youth in Action . . .

North West Youth Alliance League Sunday 10th February 2013 St Helens Town Youth 1-2 AFC Fylde Youth Bobbies Lane, St Helens

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Date Opponents 04.08.12 Colne 07.08.12 AFC Liverpool

Venue Away Home

Comp NWCFL NWCFL

11.08.12 Abbey Hey

Result GK 2 1-2W Newbrook Mawdsley 2-1W Newbrook Mawdsley Home FAC EPR 1-5L Newbrook Mawdsley

18.08.12 Barnoldswick T

Away

NWCFL

4-2L

Newbrook Mawdsley

21.08.12 Bootle Away 28.08.12 Congleton Town Away 01.09.12 Stockport Sports Home

NWCFL NWCFL NWCFL

2-2D 2-0L 0-5L

04.09.12 Ashton Athletic

Home

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08.09.12 Padiham

Away

NWCFL

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Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Novak

Mawdsley Mawdsley Mawdsley Mawdsley Ashton

15.09.12 Daisy Hill 22.09.12 Stone Dominoes

Away Away

FAV 2QR NWCFL

0-5W 1-3W

Novak Novak

Standley G.Pye

29.09.12 Runcorn Town

Home

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St Helens Town Statistical History . . . Part 6 – Season 1952/53 LANCASHIRE COMBINATION, DIVISION 2 LEAGUE RESULTS OPPONENTS Astley Bridge Bacup Borough Barnoldswick Bolton Wanderers “B” Chorley Reserves Crompton’s Recs. Darwen Reserves Droylsden Earlestown Great Harwood Hindsford Leyland Motors Lomax Lytham Morecambe Reserves Nelson Reserves Netherfield Reserves Padiham South Liverpool Stubshaw Cross Rovers Wigan Athletic Reserves

HOME DATE Feb 14 Aug 28 Aug 23 Sep 20 Jan 31 Apr 4 Jan 3 Nov 22 May 1 Oct 25 Mar 7 Sep 11 Oct 11 Mar 21 Dec 6 Nov 8 Mar 31 Sep 6 Apr 18 Apr 3 Dec 25

CUP FA Cup League Challenge Cup Liverpool CFA Challenge Cup

Liverpool CFA Non-League Cup Lancashire Junior Cup

RESULT Won 5-2 Drew 1-1 Won 5-3 Won 3-0 Won 7-1 Won 3-1 Drew 2-2 Lost 2-3 Won 1-0 Won 4-3 Won 5-0 Won 5-0 Lost 0-1 Lost 1-2 Won 8-0 Won 6-1 Won 3-1 Won 1-0 Won 4-3 Won 5-1 Drew 0-0

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RESULT Lost 0-2 Won 2-1 Lost 2-6 Won 8-1

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OPPONENTS Bangor City Marine Southport Res. Stonycroft Fleetwood Hesketh Liverpool “A”

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Club Bolton Wanderers “B” South Liverpool Droylsden St. Helens Town Earlestown Barnoldswick Leyland Motors Lytham Crompton’s Recs. Astley Bridge Bacup Borough Lomax Great Harwood Padiham Wigan Athletic Reserves Chorley Reserves Nelson Reserves Netherfield Reserves Stubshaw Cross Rovers Darwen Reserves Morecambe Reserves Hindsford PLAYER Bailey, Percy Barker, Ronnie Berry, Frank Critchley, Harry Deakin Dillon, Frank Doyle Doyle. Charlie Doyle, Wm (Bill) Fildes Garner, Terry Harrison Higgins, Joe Kerfoot Lawrence, Alf McGinn, Jack McLean, Jack

APPS 46 10 1 1 1 47 16 4 3 1 37 1 46 1 47 40 8

Pld 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 GOALS 19

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Phillips, Danny Potter, Ron Ratcliffe, Ray Rigby, Jackie Rigby, Ronnie Rimmer, Cyril Rotherham Shaw, Gordon Taylor Thompson Unsworth, Bill Whitby, Norman Wilson, Harry Woodcock Own goals

For 135 164 145 137 110 125 84 81 98 99 100 82 95 87 81 94 69 78 71 52 68 70

Agst 43 61 66 75 69 108 67 77 101 97 77 103 112 101 91 112 105 119 114 105 141 181 4 43 39 3 33 10 1 13 1 2 5 47 49 1 561

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2 156

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St Helens Town v Silsden AFC . . . Town make hard work of win Saturday 16th February 2013 North West Counties Football League Premier Division St Helens Town 2-1 Silsden St. Helens Town duly won their second game in three, to pull above Squires Gate and out of the relegation places, with a home victory over Silsden on Saturday, but they certainly made hard work of it. Chance after chance went begging on a very tricky surface at Edge Green Street, Mark Pye hitting three shots wide before Kieran Hoult saw his cross-cum-shot beat the keeper at the far post, only to miss by a few inches on 22 minutes. The next opportunity fell to Charlie Stoker, but he failed to convert a simple chance in front of goal. It was no surprise, therefore, that Town took the lead on the half-hour mark. Stoker dribbled into the Silsden box in the face of a heavy challenge that could have resulted in a penalty but, to his great credit, he kept his feet and netted off the far post. Apart from having a powerful free kick saved by Lee Novak at close range, the visitors hardly challenged the home goal. Hoult had a shot saved by keeper Watson on 33 minutes then, right on half-time, Phil Williams somehow contrived to miss an open goal, which should have put St. Helens two up. Into the second half, Town’s catalogue of missed chances lengthened and, seven minutes in, Silsden took full advantage when Joseph Gaughan beat goalie Novak with a speculative drive from the half-way line to level the scores. This should have been the wake-up call for Town but, the home side’s profligacy continued unabated and they nearly paid the price on the hour when McEneaney hit the post. St. Helens stepped up the pace in the final 25 minutes, but Chris Williams saw his shot go narrowly wide as Silsden failed to clear a corner. Nine minutes later, Craig Fitzjohn hit a neat pass along the dead-ball line NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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. . . Match Report and Photos and Cole Ashton scored with a deft flick from just before the near post to restore the home lead, but Town had to mount a valiant rearguard action to secure the three points, clearing twice off their own goal line in the closing stages. This should have been a comfortable victory for Town but any win is a good win at this stage of the season and it went some way to avenge the 7-1 drubbing Silsden inflicted on St. Helens back in October. Padiham are the visitors to Edge Green Street on Saturday, then comes another home game against Runcorn Linnets on Tuesday, as Town seek to pull clear from the threat of relegation. March sees an important double header with Squires Gate and Town will have to be at their best to open up a gap over their closest rivals from Blackpool. GLYN JONES

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Recent Results . . . Saturday 16th February 2013 League Challenge Cup 3rd Round Abbey Hey 0-1 Cheadle Town Andrew Lindon (90) Alsager Town 0-2 AFC Liverpool Steven Williams (5) Liam Louchlin (76p) Bacup Borough 1-0 AFC Darwen Shaun Birtles (73) Barnoldswick Town 2-3 Formby Billy Priestley (53) Marvin Molyneux (21) Paul Fildes (66) Michael White (70p) Michael White (90p) Bootle 2-1 West Dids & Chorlton Michael Young (44) Scott Jones (41) Kevin Townson (88) Congleton Town 0-0 Maine Road (AET, 0-0 after 90 mins, Maine Road won 3-1 on pens) Padiham 1-0 AFC Blackpool Mark Sharples (48) Runcorn Linnets 3-2 Winsford United Kyle Hamid (21p) Callum Gardner (34) Ross McDowell (27) Daniel Egan (40) Mark Houghton (104) (AET, 2-2 after 90 mins) Premier Division Colne 3-5 Runcorn Town Jason Hart (5) Gareth Grant (4) Ashley Carter (43) Paul Shanley (47) Mark Coyne (56) Gareth Grant (55) Mark Keddie (70) Paul Shanley (78) Glossop North End 1-2 Norton United Nathan Bond (35) Delroy Fox (33) Thomas Fogg (40p) Squires Gate 0-1 Stone Dominoes Dwayne Spence (59) St Helens Town 2-1 Silsden Charles Stoker (30) Joseph Gaughan (52) Cole Ashton (75) Wigan Robin Park 1-1 Stockport Sports James Edgar (13) A Frempomg (49) NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

HT: 0-0 Att: 45 HT: 0-1 Att: 152 HT: 0-0 Att: 78 HT: 0-1 Att: 127

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Wigan Robin Park James Edgar (13)

1-1 Stockport Sports A Frempomg (49)

Monday 18th February 2013 Premier Division Runcorn Town 1-1 St Helens Town Rob Whyte (73) Phil Williams (64) First Division Oldham Boro 1-2 Daisy Hill Darren Scanlon (89) Mathew Boland (45) Daniel Gregory (58) Tuesday 19th February 2013 Premier Division AFC Blackpool 0-1 Bacup Borough Haydn Paul (23) Ashton Athletic 3-1 Wigan Robin Park Connor Gately (40) Phil Howard (59) Connor Gately (49) Paul Hynes (69p) Bootle 2-2 Squires Gate Sean Coulton (2) Samuel Farron (30) Kurtis Gill (25) Luke Walker (90) Colne 0-1 Barnoldswick Town Mark Threlfall (87) Glossop North End 6-2 AFC Liverpool Mark Battersby (9) John Lawless (7) Mark Battersby (63) John Lawless (71p) Mark Battersby (67) Dean McGregor (69) Nathan Bond (73) Ben Connolly (90) Winsford United 0-0 Maine Road First Division Ashton Town Michael R Boyle (2) Kevin Pollard (24) Phil Davies (36) Irlam Dean Burgess (55) Own Goal (60)

Rochdale Town Nick Murphy (16) Nick Murphy (54)

HT: 1-0 Att: 43

HT: 0-0 Att: 118 HT: 0-1 Att: 54

HT: 0-1 Att: 42 HT: 1-0 Att: 74

HT: 2-1 Att: 83 HT: 0-0 Att: 134 HT: 1-1 Att: 120

HT: 0-0 Att: 104

3-1 Atherton Collieries Mitch Leece (28)

HT: 3-1 Att: 51

2-5 Formby Paul Speed (17) Jordan Rugg (20) Paul Speed (38) Jason Carey (61) Jason Carey (82) 2-2 Nelson Chris Turner (11) Ashley Higgins (60)

HT: 0-3 Att: 45

HT: 1-1 Att: 19

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Tea Break Teasers . . . Q1. What was the highest scoring draw in top flight English

football match?

Q2. Who wore the number 8 shirt for Liverpool in the 1997/98 season? Q3. Who was the last player to score in all rounds of the FA Cup from the 3rd Round to the Final? Q4. Who wore the number 4 shirt for Everton in the 1997/98 season? Q5. Who was the top scorer at Euro 1996? Q6. When and against whom did English national side win their only penalty shoot out? Q7. Who did Denmark replace in the Euro 92 tournament which they went on to win? Q8. Which player was the first to win the European Cup/Champions League with three different clubs? Q9. Who is the only Fulham player to win the Football Writers’ Player of the Year Award? Q10. Which African country was the first to compete in a World Cup Finals tournament? Q11. Which British company made the official ball for the 1966 World Cup Finals? Q12. Which stadium has been the venue for two World Cup

Finals?

Q13. Whom did Everton sign from AS Monaco in 1998? Q14. Who was the top scorer in the 1954 World Cup Finals? Q15. Who scored the first Premier League goal for Sheffield United against Manchester United in August 1992? 1) Leicester City 6-6 Arsenal in 1930 2) Oyvind Leonhardsen 3) Peter Osgood for Chelsea in 1970 4) Danny Williamson 5) Alan Shearer 6) Spain at Euro 96 7) Yugoslavia 8) Clarence Seedorf – Ajax 95, Real Madrid 98 & AC Milan 03 9) Alan Mullery in 1974/5 10) Egypt in 1934 11) Slazenger 12) Azteca in Mexico City 1970 & 86 13) John Collins 14) Sandor Kocsis 15) Brian Deane NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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NWCFL News . . . Alsager Town New Clubhouse Launch Alsager Town's new clubhouse was officially opened at a ceremony held at the LAW Training Stadium last weekend. At 1 pm on Sunday, local MP Fiona Bruce performed the opening ceremony, watched by invited guests which included representatives from Spacebuilder (Modular Buildings), BAE (Radway Green), Bradoak Services, The Cheshire Football Association, The North West Counties Football League along with club members, family and friends. The MP then gave a short speech to the gathered guests, and told them that she was very impressed with the work that had been done at the club in the re-building of it following the fire in 2011. She went on to say that Alsager Town were a credit to the area for all that they bring to it and that she hoped that the club can go on providing such a good sporting facility for a long time come. Chairman Terry Greer was given a huge surprise during the opening ceremony when Vice-Chairman John Shenton announced to those present that he and several members of the club committee had got together and had decided that the clubhouse should be named The Greer Lounge in recognition of the sterling work done by Terry, together with numerous members of the Greer family who hold various positions within the club structure. Terry was presented with a plaque/sign by the Vice Chairman to put up over the club doorway. The picture shows Fiona Bruce MP with John Shenton (Alsager Town Vice-Chairman, Terry Greer (Alsager Town Chairman), Simon Gerrard (CEO Cheshire FA) and Mark Causey (M.D. of Spacebuilder Buildings).

New Management Team at Irlam A new management structure at Irlam has been announced, following the 1-1 draw at Chadderton on Saturday. Manager Steve Nixon has named Chris Boardman as his Assistant Manager, while Ryan Hutchinson will continue in his role as First Team coach. The reserves side will be managed by James Holt, who steps up from Assistant Manager. The reserve side will continue to be supported by the current coaching staff of Matty Kay and Michael Dodd. NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

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NWCF League News . . . Squires Gate Appoint New Manager Squires Gate have announced the appointment of Dave McCann as their new manager. He replaces Gary Hargreaves, who left Gate at the weekend after seeing the team drop into the relegation zone following their 10 defeat to Stone Dominoes at the Royal British Legion Stadium. Dave was a Gate player under four previous managers, and was player/assistant manager to Russ McKenna until last season. For their Premier Division game against Bootle last night, the club’s Football Secretary John Maguire took charge of team affairs, but after watching Gate fight back to score two goals and take their first point since the 1st December, Dave said: "I am delighted to take the reins at Squires Gate, a club that I have affection for. I always look for their results on a Saturday, and watched them in their pre-season preparations. "Now the aim is survival and it is essential for Squires Gate to survive in the Premier Division. I will be looking for an assistant with a good knowledge of the game, but also with the same feelings as I have for Squires Gate, wanting to help get them out of trouble. We will require honesty from the players, and spirit. I saw very workmanlike performance from the lads against Bootle, who are one of the better sides in the league, but they were caught out by two first half goals, the first one in the second minute”. FA Vase Wembley Future In Doubt At a recent meeting of the FA’s Step 5/6 Focus Group, attended by our League Chairman Dave Tomlinson, the possibility of holding future FA Vase finals at a venue other than Wembley Stadium was discussed. Last season’s final, contested by two Northern League clubs in Dunston UTS and West Auckland Town, made a loss with just over 5000 people making the long trip down from the North East to Wembley on the day. Attendances have been declining for finals in recent years, although the predominance of Northern League clubs in those finals and the associated length of the journey for supporters of the clubs involved will have had an impact. In 2011, Whitley Bay beat Coalville Town in front of an attendance of 8778, slightly less than the year before when 8920 turned up to see them Wroxham. However, in the years before that, finals involving clubs from our League returned better attendance figures, with over 19,000 watching Kirkham & Wesham beat Lowestoft Town 2-1 in 2008, and 12,212 saw Whitley Bay beat Glossop North End in 2009.

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League Standings . . . North West Counties League, Premier Division Table 19/02/2013 Pos Team

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F

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Runcorn Town

27 17 6

4 66

2

Maine Road

28 18 3

7 66

3

Padiham

25 16 7

2 57

4

Bootle

23 15 3

5 44

5

Runcorn Linnets

27 14 5

8 53

6

Barnoldswick Town

25 13 7

5 50

7

Colne

28 13 6

9 64

8

Winsford United

24 13 5

6 50

9

Congleton Town

25 13 4

8 62

27 12 7

8 58

10 Glossop North End

11 Stockport Sports(-3) 30 12 8 10 57

Saturday 23rd February 2013 A GD Pts F.A. Carlsberg Vase 5th Round Runcorn Town v Walsall Wood 30 36 57 Premier Division v Stone Dominoes 42 24 57 AFC Blackpool Bacup Borough v Ashton Athletic 25 32 55 Barnoldswick Town v Glossop North End Colne v AFC Liverpool 24 20 48 Maine Road v Bootle v Stockport Sports 43 10 47 Norton United Silsden v Congleton Town 27 23 46 St Helens Town v Padiham Wigan Robin Park v Runcorn Linnets 39 25 45 Winsford United v Alsager Town 26 24 44 First Division AFC Darwen v Oldham Boro 38 24 43 Atherton Collieries v Northwich Villa v Atherton LR 45 13 43 Cheadle Town Daisy Hill v Irlam 42 15 41 Eccleshall v Abbey Hey Formby v Nelson 48 -1 37 Leek CSOB v Holker Old Boys v Chadderton 61 -18 35 Rochdale Town West Didsbury v Ashton Town 45 -7 33

12 Alsager Town

29 10 7 12 47

13 Norton United

26 11 2 13 43

14 Wigan Robin Park

26 10 3 13 38

15 AFC Blackpool

26 9

6 11 33 42 -9 33

16 AFC Liverpool

22 8

2 12 38 46 -8 26

17 Silsden

25 8

2 15 40 58 -18 26

18 Ashton Athletic

28 7

2 19 36 64 -28 23

19 Bacup Borough

23 7

1 15 27 42 -15 22

20 St Helens Town

24 5

5 14 35 66 -31 20

21 Squires Gate

29 5

3 21 35 67 -32 18

22 Stone Dominoes

27 2

4 21 21 ## -79 10

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Monday 25th February 2013 Premier Division Maine Road v Alsager Town First Division Oldham Boro v Nelson Tuesday 26th February 2013 Premier Division Ashton Athletic v Bootle Barnoldswick Town v Silsden Congleton Town v Norton United Glossop North End v Winsford United St Helens Town v Runcorn Linnets Executive Programme Sponsors Season 20122012-13


League Standings . . . North West Counties League Division One Table 19/02/2013 Pos Team

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L

F

A GD Pts

1

AFC Darwen

21 15 1

5 59 35 24 46

2

Abbey Hey

19 14 1

4 53 16 37 43

3

Ashton Town

19 13 2

4 57 21 36 41

4

Formby

14 13 0

1 56 23 33 39

5

Atherton Collieries

18 11 2

5 48 32 16 35

6

W Dids & Chorlton

19 10 3

6 39 28 11 33

7

Oldham Boro (-3)

23 10 4

9 43 36

7

31

8

Cheadle Town

20 9

4

7 37 37

0

31

9

Chadderton

19 7

4

8 37 43 -6 25

10

Rochdale Town

18 6

4

8 28 36 -8 22

11

Nelson

19 6

4

9 31 43 -12 22

12

Leek CSOB

21 6

4 11 35 49 -14 22

13

Northwich Villa

20 6

3 11 28 52 -24 21

14

Atherton LR

20 4

6 10 22 36 -14 18

15

Irlam

22 4

6 12 30 47 -17 18

16

Eccleshall

20 4

5 11 31 54 -23 17

17

Daisy Hill

21 4

4 13 30 50 -20 16

18

Holker Old Boys

17 4

1 12 16 42 -26 13

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First Division AFC Darwen Formby West Didsbury

v Atherton Collieries v Ashton Town v Eccleshall

Wednesday 27th February 2013 Premier Division Bacup Borough v Wigan Robin Park Padiham v Colne Saturday 2nd March 2013 F.A. Carlsberg Vase 6th Round Runcorn T/Walsall v Guernsey Wd First Division Trophy Semi Final 1st Leg AFC Darwen v Abbey Hey Ashton Town v Daisy Hill Premier Division AFC Liverpool v Alsager Town Bacup Borough v Maine Road Barnoldswick Town v Wigan Robin Park Bootle v AFC Blackpool Congleton Town v Runcorn Town Glossop North End v Colne Norton United v Padiham Squires Gate v St Helens Town Stockport Sports v Runcorn Linnets Stone Dominoes v Silsden Winsford United v Ashton Athletic First Division Atherton LR v Oldham Boro Chadderton v Atherton Collieries Eccleshall v Cheadle Town Holker Old Boys v West Didsbury & Chorlton Nelson v Irlam Northwich Villa v Formby Rochdale Town v Leek CSOB Executive Programme Sponsors Season 20122012-13


NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

Executive Programme Sponsors Season 20122012-13


NWCFL Premier Division Season 20112011-12 Programme of the Year

Executive Programme Sponsors Season 20122012-13


St Helens Town v Padiham