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St. Helens Town Matchday Programme 2009-10 Season

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Talk of the Town Good afternoon and welcome to Knowsley Road, this Vodkat League, Premier Division contest against Padiham. Let me open by welcoming the Players, Management, Committee and Supporters of Padiham to St Helens. I hope they enjoy the hospitality they will be afforded this afternoon. Town are looking to bounce back this afternoon after a poor result at Glossop North End last Saturday when one of the most decisive decisions of the afternoon was the home side winning the toss and playing with the sun at their backs during the first half. The hosts took an early lead thanks to an over hit cross that Graeme McCall lost in the sun. Town levelled from the spot through Ben Kay, after Rob Hanley had been felled by the keeper who astonishingly managed to stay of the field. Things were to get worse for Town as they saw themselves 5-1 down after 75 minutes before Iain Dyson added a late consolation. Since we were last here against New Mills we also visited Squires Gate and left with all three points after an excellent display. Rob Hanley netted an excellent first half brace before Mike Fargher was given his marching orders and an excellent rearguard display saw the visitors ensuring the points with a 2-1 victory. This afternoons visitors are making their first visit to Knowsley Road although the sides have met twice recently in Cup ties with Padiham running out winners in both ties including knocking Town out of this season’s FA Vase with a 4-3 win. Padiham secured an excellent 1-0 victory over Congleton Town this past Saturday with an added on time goal to take the spoils. Gary and the lads will know they will need to on top form if they are get back to winning ways and gain a little bit of revenge for the FA Vase exit in September. This afternoon sees the start of sequence of games that could go a long way to defining how successful Town will be this season and I am sure a few wins will make all the difference! Lets get behind them and hopefully cheer them on to victory. Enjoy the Game Jeff Voller

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Chairman’s Notes . . . Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Knowsley Road for this Vodkat League Premier Division encounter with our first time visitors, friends and rivals Padiham FC. Let’s hope their players, officials and supporters, along with today’s match officials and our own home support have had a pleasant journey and enjoy our hospitality during their short stay as well as an entertaining encounter! It’s been a mixed bag of results since the enforced weather break with two wins and two defeats from our four outings. Since our last home fixture against New Mills, which saw the lads suffer a 4-0 reverse, we’ve been on the road with a trip to Squires Gate a couple of weeks ago which turned into a thrilling encounter. Two first half quality strikes from Rob Hanley put us comfortably in the lead but the dismissal of Mike Fargher was to put the lads under significant pressure during the final 35 minutes or so. A late ‘Gate’ goal and a lengthy period of stoppage time had us all biting our nails but we held on to avenge the earlier home defeat by the seasiders. Last Saturday we made the journey across to Glossop North End and a beautiful sunny afternoon was to conspire against us as Town went down to a 5-2 defeat. Our hosts played very well, especially in the second half but they made the most of the blinding sun as Graeme McCall ‘lost’ the ball on two occasions and was embarrassed to see the ball nestle in the back of the net from what appeared to be harmless crosses! Glossop made it to the break 3-1 ahead with Town having earlier equalised through Ben Kay’s penalty - on reflection this was another turning point as the referee could have easily chosen to dismiss North End’s ’keeper rather than issue a yellow card! A fine break-away goal and a penalty against Neil Jones added to score with a late header from Iain Dyson ending the game in style for Town. We welcome Padiham for the first time to Knowsley Road but it’s not the first time our two clubs have met. Earlier this season today’s visitors knock us out of the FA Vase at the Arbories ground courtesy of a 4-2 victory. Previously in 2007, as NWCFL Division 2 side, Padiham ousted Town from the League Challenge Cup with a 2-0 home victory and going back to our Lancashire Combination Division 2 days there were regular battles which Town seemed to slightly edge (10 meetings, Town 6 wins, Padiham 4 wins). Let’s hope we can take some home advantage and the spoils this afternoon! Congratulations to Phil Mitchell and his partner who last week celebrated the arrival of a new baby boy - hopefully Phil will be in action this afternoon, it’ll be a distraction from nappy changes!!! Our congratulations go to Rob Hanley who has been voted the club’s Player of the Month for January 2010 and he will receive his Toyota car (for a week) in due course! Our next game sees the lads travel to Bootle next Tuesday evening before two more home fixtures. Next Saturday Bacup Borough will make the trip to Knowsley Road as they attempt to make up ground in their league programme and on Tuesday 23 February we entertain Wigan Robin Park in the Vodkat League Cup quarter finals - I am on the look-out for a match and match-ball sponsor for this game. Contact me on 07976 059404 if you’re interested. Enjoy the game and join us in the Black Bull after the game for the Town Man of the Match presentations. . . John McKiernan Chairman St Helens Town

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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 initially 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 Executive Programme Sponsors 2009-10 JOHNSONS TOYOTA LIVERPOOL 60 Rimrose Road, Bootle L20 4TX Tel: 0151 515 9738 johnsonsliverpool.toyota.co.uk


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. . . Padiham FC 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 until after the end of World War Two when they were reformed. 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. 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 last season’s runners-up spot saw them get to the promised land of the Premier Division this term.

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Padiham Statistics Season 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Key;

League W LAN-2 W LAN-2 W LAN-2 W LAN-1 W LAN-P W-LAN-1 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-1

P 32 34 34 34 30 28 38 40 34 38 36 36 34 34 34

W 11 6 23 11 9 19 20 14 20 14 21 19 21 11 22

D 6 8 3 5 2 5 4 8 5 8 7 5 6 8 7

L 15 20 8 18 19 4 14 18 9 16 8 12 7 15 5

F 63 50 90 54 4 65 83 69 69 63 84 76 75 50 93

A 59 86 51 79 70 28 71 66 42 80 56 52 39 48 41

GD Pts Position 4 39 11/17 -36 26 18/18 39 72 2/18 -25 38 13/18 -66 29 15/16 37 62 1/15 12 64 8/20 3 50 13/21 27 65 4/18 -17 50 12/20 28 70 4/19 24 62 5/19 36 69 3/18 2 41 12/18 2/18 52 73

W LAN-2-West Lancashire League, Division 2 W LAN-1-West Lancashire League, Division 1 W LAN-P-West Lancashire League, Premier Division NWC-2-North West Counties League, Division 2 NWC-1-North West Counties League, Division 1

Previous Meetings

1958/59 01/11/1958 07/03/1959 1959/60 29/08/1959 02/01/1960 1960/61 01/10/1960 18/02/1961 1962/63 12/04/1963 15/04/1963 1964/65 02/01/1965 24/04/1965 2006/07 27/01/2007 2009/10 05/09/2009

LC D2 LC D2

St Helens Town 2-4 Padiham Padiham 2-0 St Helens Town

LC D2 LC D2

St Helens Town 2-1 Padiham Padiham 0-1 St Helens Town

LC D2 LC D2

St Helens Town 2-0 Padiham Padiham 5-3 St Helens Town

LC D2 LC D2

St Helens Town 3-2 Padiham Padiham 2-0 St Helens Town

LC D2 LC D2

Padiham 0-3 St Helens Town St Helens Town 8-0 Padiham

NWC LCC 3R

St Helens Town 0-2 Padiham # # Played at Padiham FC

FAV 1QR

Padiham 4-3 St Helens Town

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Town in Photos . . . Left: Marc Stephens closes the ball down in the middle of the park.

Below: Mike Fargher hold off a challenge as John Elias looks on.

Action from the Vodkat League Match v Glossop North End Saturday 6th February 2010

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Vodkat League News Update On Cotto Newcastle Town's John Cotton is now confined to barracks for a couple of weeks as he continues his cancer treatment. Phase two of his treatment is about to begin which will mean he can't attend any games, but Cotto was able to get down to the Lyme Valley Stadium last Saturday for the game against Padiham. He says he was overwhelmed by the reception he got when he arrived. "Loads of people were there who I knew, and everyone seemed surprised to see me. I'd like to thank everyone who took time to talk to me and wish me all the best. Our Commercial Manager Geoff Eccleston has christened me John "Chemo" Cotton, and I reckon club officials were pleased I'd turned up because bar takings have taken a dip since I've been missing". Elsewhere on the website, in a separate story John is pictured with fellow club stalwarts Len Matthews and Brenda Bowden as they received their FA long service awards before the game, suitably attired in headgear for the occasion (see picture above). "Len said it was no surprise that I turned up, as he reckons I end up in every picture from Town that ends up in the media. He said that once I knew there was a photo opportunity I'd turn up like a bad penny and get in on it. Looking at the pictures now, a suitable description of me would be the prat in the hat, but in my defence it was a cold day on Saturday". (Cotto actually suggested another word similar to prat, but editorial censorship had to be applied). In the short term Cotto is resigning himself to following Town's fortunes from home for a week or so. "The doctors' have upped the strength of my tablets, which means I'll miss the games against Maine Road and Congleton, but hopefully I'll be able to get to the away game at Ashton Athletic on the 13th. Between now and then, I'll have to keep tabs on what's going on from home, by logging on to the League's Twitter site and ringing Ray Tatton (Town's secretary) during games. "I had a nice surprise a week or two back when I got a letter from Sean McCarthy, who is one of the club's Vice Presidents. He is out in Malta now, but he saw the story about me on the league website and wrote a nice letter reminiscing about old times. If anyone else out there fancies ringing me up for a natter about football while I'm stuck at home for the next week or so, I'd be delighted to hear from them". Executive Programme Sponsors 2009-10 JOHNSONS TOYOTA LIVERPOOL 60 Rimrose Road, Bootle L20 4TX Tel: 0151 515 9738 johnsonsliverpool.toyota.co.uk


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Around The Grounds Church Lane – New Mills Halfway up a mountain lays the Town of New Mills, a Town which sees a lot of its community based around its football team. In fact typing New Mills into Google presents you with opening results containing nothing about tourist information or local landmarks, just the football team. New Mills FC’s home of Church Lane is a somewhat basic facility compared with other grounds in the Premier Division and beyond. A basic non league ground really, with a covered stand containing both seats and standing down one side of the pitch, whilst the rest of it is open to the elements and it’s all neatly contained down one side with a perimeter fence. The clubhouse and changing room facilities are present at the top end of the ground, with the clubhouse being of medium size for a club at this level. For those that don’t prefer the standard seats in a ground or to watch a game standing, New Mills have taken the added step of installing picnic tables at the top end of their ground. So why not bring a lunchbox and a flask of hot water to your next visit there and keep an eye out for Yogi Bear. One upside to the place though, if the match is boring you can always take a step back and drink in the stunning scenery that this part of the world offers. On the whole, it’s pretty much non league average, caters for most viewing tastes and allows you to get up close to the action. A bit of a fresher look might have scored it slightly higher, but it’s a respectable score for an ambitious team that believes they should be higher up the pyramid than they are currently. Overall score: 5/10

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St Helens Town AFC . . . Re-formed in 1946, by a group of local businessmen, fronted by George Fryer, St. Helens Town obtained a lease on the Hoghton Road ground in Sutton, adjacent to St. Helens Junction station on the Liverpool to Manchester railway line. Having played a number of friendly matches, the team entered the Liverpool County Combination in the 1946/47 season, playing against Everton “A” and Liverpool “A” and several reserve sides from the leading non-league clubs. 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 and although promoted briefly again in 1955/56, they spent most of their early years in the Second Division. Improvements were made quickly to the facilities at Hoghton Road in the early years, but the tenure of the ground became uncertain between 1951 and 1953 and several matches were played at the former St. Helens Recs’ rugby league ground at City Road resulting in some encouraging crowds: indeed, a permanent move to City Road was mooted in 1953, before the club had a change of heart and returned to Sutton in the October of that year. The ground was subsequently purchased and developed and a social club and floodlights were added in more recent years. Town were Champions of the Lancashire Combination in 1971/72 season, losing only one game, finishing 6 points clear of Accrington Stanley. A win over Darwen also secured the Bass Charrington Cup. 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 are the only club to feature in the top division of that league throughout its existence. 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.

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. . . A Brief History 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, perhaps none more so than 2008/09, with the club in the relegation positions until the end of March, when Gary Bickerstaffe was appointed the new manager and the team rallied to win six of the last eight games, including 3-1 victories at Squires Gate, Colne and the Wembley-bound Glossop North End, before Runcorn Linnets were blitzed 5-0 in the final game. St. Helens Town boast an impressive “Hall of Fame”, including legendary goalkeeper and former German Prisoner-ofWar Bert Trautmann, who signed for Manchester City 60 years ago this season and who went on to play the game of his life in the 1956 FA Cup Final, despite breaking his neck in the early 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 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. There is a real spirit of optimism at Knowsley Road these days and, under the guidance of Gary Bickerstaffe’s ambitious management team and with a new reserve side entered in the Liverpool County League, the club is looking forward with justifiable hope for a successful future. GLYN JONES

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Introduction to the . . . Graeme McCall: Keeper in his second spell at the club after rejoining in the close season. Good shot stopper and equally adept in the air, also possess a good distribution with accurate throws and kicks. Will be looking to stake a claim for the keeper’s jersey. Kevin Woods: Young Goalkeeper who has took up the number one mantle after Andy Lynskey broke his ankle last term. He retained the shirt for the majority of the season and put in some solid displays including several clean sheets. Neil Jones: Commanding centre half now in his fifth season at the heart of the Town defence. Strong in the air and on the ground and has been know to bully a few experienced strikers. Always likely to pop up with a goal or two especially at set-pieces. Chris Burke: Rejoined the club last summer after leaving to join Prescot Cables. He has played higher up the pyramid with Hucknall Town & Northwich Victoria. A solid defender who reads the game well and stopped many an opposition attack last term. John Elias: Strong centre half who returned to the club last season for a second spell. A tough tackling and no nonsense defender who always gives 100% in every game. His attitude on the park is much improved from his previous spell. Rob Hanley: Striker who has joined the club in the off season from Greenall Padgate St Oswald where he was top scorer in the Cheshire League last term having netted 30 goals. He has pace, power and a great drive and looks dangerous every time he gets the ball. Iain Dyson: Town Skipper and the heartbeat of the team, a great motivator and leader on the pitch who battled at the heart of midfield and also up front during the last couple of seasons. Was the club’s top goalscorer last term for the second time in three seasons. Can count Everton, Bolton, Rochdale, Chorley, Winsford and Warrington amongst his former clubs. Graeme Mitchell: Joined Town from Warrington last summer for a second spell after being here previously under the stewardship of Jim McBride and John Davison. Centre forward who scored plenty during his time in the UniBond, had a spell with Bamber Bridge at the turn of the year. Phil Mitchell: Brother of Graeme, followed a similar path. He can play on either wing or just behind the front man. Another who made a great impact last term and finished the season as 2nd top goalscorer. Adam Gilchrist: Speedy winger who caused problems for many a defender last term. He played in many various positions during last term including right back, right midfield and centre midfield. Marc Stephens: Young midfield who had a fine start to life at Town. Signed last summer he came into his own when moved into central midfield and linked up well with Karl Ledsham during the final stages of the last term. Dougie Pitts: Vastly experience defender who joined in the summer from Wigan Robin Park. He marshals the back line well and is an excellent header of the ball. A regular in the team after missing the opening few games of the season while holidaying in the southern hemisphere.

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St. Helens Town squad Ian Frazer: Midfield player who joined the club this season. After some early substitute appearances he’s now become a regular with some confident performances. A player who reads the game very well and who’s good on the ball with excellent passing skills. Mark Evans: Left sided player who is equally at home at full back or on the left of midfield. Rejoined the club in the close season after a spells with Congleton Town, Atherton LR & Wigan Robin Park. Stephen ‘Ben’ Kay: Another close season signing from Wigan Robin Park. The centre back has proved to be a quality addition as he reads the game well and is good both in the air and on the ground. Mike Fargher: Young midfielder acquired from local football who possess pace and no little ability. Likes to take on defender and beat them before sending quality crosses into the box. Nick McLoughlin: Left sided defender equally at home pushing into midfield. He has the ability to deliver an excellent cross and having been a regular last season he will be pushing to retain that place after a solid start to the 2009-10 season. Paul Monteith: Now in his second season at the club, “Monty” was involved during most of last season but will be looking to make more starts this term his is not afraid to put his foot in. Netted his first goal for the club against East Villa in the Liverpool Senior Cup. Previously at Flixton and Ashton Town. Peter Birch: Young defender recently signed from Unibond outfit Burscough. Peter possesses good pace and agility. His height gives him a distinct advantage both in defence and at attacking set pieces. Luke Faulkner: Seventeen year old central defender who has recently joined the club from Mid-Cheshire outfit Garswood United. Has composure beyond his years which has been evident across a number of excellent performances for club. Brian Hatton: The oldest member of the squad but still has bags of energy and enthusiasm. His legs may not be as fast at they used to be but his brain still works at optimum speed and he has a great eye for a pass and his fine crossing can cause havoc in opposition penalty areas. Brian was almost ever present last season only missing the final match after picking up a nasty injury at Runcorn. Former Stockport & Bolton player who has had more clubs than plenty of golfers! Lee Riley: Joined the club last season as assistant to Gary Bickerstaffe and has proved a popular addition. A strong central defender who has had significant experience with Warrington Town and Prescot Cables. Gary Bickerstaffe: Rejoined the club late last season as manager having had a previous spell as a player in the 1990s. His arrival last term ensured we staved off relegation comfortably with eight wins from our last 11 league encounters. A mid-field dynamo at the height of his playing career Gary has graced a number of clubs including Congleton Town, Winsford United and Bangor City and has been assistant Manager at both Warrington Town and Congleton and Manager at Garswood United. Other squad players include prolific strikers David Burns and Jamie Foster along with Andy Gillespie and Danny Clarke who have all stepped up from St Helens Town Reserve team football so far this season.

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Forthcoming Fixtures Saturday, 13 February 2010 The VODKAT First Division Trophy Round 2 Daisy Hill v AFC Blackpool at AFC Blackpool The VODKAT First Division Trophy Round 3 Irlam v Cheadle Town Premier Division Abbey Hey v Silsden Ashton Athletic v Newcastle Town Atherton LR v New Mills Colne v Formby Congleton Town v Ramsbottom United Flixton v Winsford United Glossop North End v Alsager Town Nelson v Maine Road Runcorn Linnets v Bacup Borough Squires Gate v Bootle St Helens Town v Padiham First Division Atherton Collieries v Holker Old Boys Chadderton v Rochdale Town Norton United v AFC Liverpool Oldham Town v Ashton Town Wigan Robin Park v Barnoldswick Town Staffordshire FA Vase Round 3 Leek CSOB v Staffordshire FA Vase Quarter Final Bloxwich United v Reserve Division Ashton Town v Barnoldswick Town v Bootle v Cheadle Town v Daisy Hill v Padiham v

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Forthcoming Fixtures Monday, 15 February 2010 Manchester Premier Cup Semi Final Droylesden v Glossop North End Tuesday, 16 February 2010 Premier Division Bootle v St Helens Town First Division Ashton Town v Eccleshall Staffordshire Senior Cup Round Quarter Final Newcastle Town v Rocester Derbyshire Senior Cup Semi Final Matlock Town v New Mills Mid Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1 Runcorn Linnets v Woodley FC Wednesday, 17 February 2010 Premier Division Bacup Borough v Flixton v First Division AFC Liverpool v Thursday, 18 February 2010 Manchester Premier Cup Q Final Radcliffe Borough v

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St. Helens Town AFC Main Sponsor: Care Assured Limited Away Kit Sponsor: Haygarth Jones Solicitors Reserve Team Sponsor: Muni-Serv Specialist Vehicle Soultions Executive Programme Sponsor: Johnsons Toyota Liverpool Playing Kit & Leisurewear Partner: Elite Industrial Supplies Limited Training and Warm Up Kit Sponsor: Riley’s Recruitment Honorary President: Bert Trautmann and Bill Foulkes Honorary Vice President: Jim Barrett Chairman: John McKiernan (07976 059404) Secretary: Jeff Voller (07843 692695) Full Committee: John McKiernan, Jeff Voller, Jim Barrett, Gordon McDonald, Ste Ball, Lisa Ball, Steve Leather, Andy Langley, Matthew Martin and Glyn Jones. Co-opted Committee Members: Gary Bickerstaffe, Iain Dyson and Joe Ferguson Limited Company Directors: Jim Barrett and Gordon McDonald Programme Editor: Jeff Voller Programme Contributors: Glyn Jones and Matthew Martin Club Manager: Gary Bickerstaffe Assistant Manager: Lee Riley Player Coach: Iain Dyson Reserve Team Manager: Mike Simmons Reserve Team Assistant Manager: Anthony Burgess Club Coaches: Mike Walker and Steve Pennington Player Development Officer: Joe Ferguson Sports Therapists: Amanda Young and Gemma Stanley Head of Youth Section: Steve Leather Mini Soccer Secretary: Ian Duke 11 a Side Secretary: Steve Leather Executive Committee Member: Barry Meadows Child Protection Officer: Karen Molloy 0151 431 0235 or 07831 605364 Reception & Under 6 Head Coach: Barry Meadows – 07949 161460 Girls Head Coach: Katie Chedotal – 07790 056670 Under 7 Head Coach: Stuart Barrow – 07799 364677 Under 8 Rangers Head Coach: Chris Meadows – 07716 303445 Under 8 Celtic Head Coach: Jon Adamson – 07729219329 Under 8 Villa Head Coach: Liam Williams – 07809 764449 Under 9 Rangers Head Coach: Ian Duke – 07855 746140 Under 9 Celtics Head Coach: Alex Jackson -07944 118808 Under 10 Rangers Head Coach: Nick Robinson - 07738959903 Under 10 Celtics Head Coach: Jamie Dickson – 07900 581435 Under 11 ‘Saturday’ Head Coach: Gary Molloy – 07805 701645 Under 11 ‘Sunday’ Head Coach: Chris Murphy – 07704 625072 Under 12 ‘A’ Head Coach: Paul Muil - 07891661839 Under 12 ‘B’ Head Coach: Darren Young – 07877 658095 Under 13 ‘A’ Head Coach: Karl Singleton – 07894 716828 Under 13 ‘B’ Head Coach: Mike Potter – 07812 094592 Under 14 Head Coach: Steve Leather – 07788 762336 Under 16 Head Coach: Stephen Spencer – 07957 596255

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Flixton

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Runcorn Linnets

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Match Sponsor £100-£150 (depending on opponents and competition) - includes 8 match tickets, complimentary programmes, seats in the Director’s Box at Knowsley Road, half time refreshments, company details in all match reports to local press and club website. Match ball Sponsor £50-£100 (depending on opponents and competition) - similar to above with 4 match tickets.

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Fan’s Eye View Good afternoon and welcome to Knowsley Road for this afternoon’s Vodkat North West Counties League Premier Division match against Padiham. May the travelling fans enjoy the match but not the result. So after the defeat on this ground to New Mills over a fortnight ago, fortunes have been mixed for Town as two away days have brought two very different results. A fortnight ago today saw Town travel to the seaside to take on Squires Gate and the trip certainly proved to be a pleasant one. A gloriously sunny but cold day saw Rob Hanley steal the show in terms of an individual performance as he scored two great goals to send Town into a 2-0 lead, but the Town defence played collectively superbly to right the wrongs of the New Mills match and hang on for the victory, despite conceding a goal in injury time to set up a very nervous finish. An achievement made all the more impressive by the fact that Town had to hang on with a man less after Mike Fargher had been dismissed from the field for retaliation. The trip to Glossop last Saturday though didn’t prove quite as fruitful though as Town would return empty handed after being on the wrong end of a 2-5 defeat. This was largely down to two identical flukes of goals from the same player that had Town behind the eight ball at half time, and the award of a penalty in the 2nd half for a handball against Neil Jones that looked incredibly suspect. Iain Dyson’s consolation goal in the dying minutes of the match was worth the trip on its own, a superb header from a John Elias cross that gave the travelling support something to smile about. Onto today’s game now then and the visit of Padiham to Knowsley Road. This will be the 2nd meeting between the two clubs this season after we met in September in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Vase. And Town may very well have a score to settle this afternoon as Padiham knocked Town out of the Vase at the first hurdle in a 3-4 defeat. A poor first half from Town left them too much to do in the second half and despite a late fight back and hitting the crossbar in injury time that had it gone in would have forced extra time, Town were defeated by the Lancashire side. Today, league action is the focus as Town look to get back to winning ways after their defeat to Glossop North End last Saturday but don’t let the league positions fool you, this match is far tougher than it looks on paper. Town currently have a ten point lead over today’s visitors but have played four games more, meaning Padiham could overhaul Town’s position if they take maximum return from all of their games in hand. Town will be looking to ensure this job gets tougher with a win this afternoon. So it’s down to the action once again with Town looking to get another victory under their belt. Let’s get behind the players this afternoon and hopefully cheer them on to victory. Stand tall and play proud boys, we’re right behind you.

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Vodkat League News Vase Performances in the Noughties With New Mills going out of the FA Vase last weekend, our league is without a representative in the quarter finals of the competition for only the second time since 1999. In response to a number of enquiries, here's a list of our best performers in the FA Vase over the past ten years. 1999-2000 - Mossley lost 3-1 to eventual winners Deal Town in the quarter final. 2000-01 - Clitheroe lost 8-4 on aggregate to eventual winners Taunton Town in the semi final. After winning 4-3 home, Clitheroe lost 5-0 in the second leg down in Somerset. 2001-02 - Clitheroe lost 2-1 at home to eventual winners Whitley Bay in the quarter final. 2002-03 - Mossley lost 2-0 at home to eventual losing finalists AFC Sudbury in the quarter final. 2003-04 - Colne lost 4-3 on aggregate to AFC Sudbury in the semi final. After a 3-2 defeat down in Suffolk in the first leg, Colne were held 1-1 at the Holt House Stadium in the second leg, and AFC Sudbury went on to lose in the final for second year in a row. 2004-05 - Colne lost 3-2 at home to eventual winners Didcot Town in the Fifth Round. Didcot inflicted a third successive final defeat on AFC Sudbury. 2005-06 - Nantwich Town lifted the Vase with a 3-1 win over Hillingdon Borough at Birmingham City's St Andrews ground. This was a particularly good year for our league, with Cammell Laird reaching the semi final (losing 5-0 on aggregate to Nantwich in an all-NWCFL semi final), and Squires Gate reached the quarter final, where they lost 2-0 at Hillingdon Borough. 2006-07 - Curzon Ashton lost 3-2 on aggregate to Truro City in the semi final. After winning 1-0 at the Tameside Stadium in the first leg, Curzon lost 3-1 in the second leg down in Cornwall. 2007-08 - Kirkham & Wesham lifted the trophy with a 2-1 win over Lowestoft Town in the final at Wembley. 2008-09 - Glossop North End fail to make it two in a row for the Vodkat League, going down 2-0 to Whitley Bay in the final at Wembley. 2009-10 - New Mills are the last Vodkat League representatives to go out of the competition, losing 2-0 to Norton & Stockton Ancients in the Fifth Round.

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St. Helens Town AFC 2009-10 (taken 18 August 2009) Back Row (L to R) Gary Bickerstaffe (Manager), Neil Jones, Ian Frazer, Mike Fargher, Mark Evans, Paul Anders, Kevin Woods, Karl Ledsham, Paul Monteith, Marc Stephens, Lee Riley (Asst. Manager), Mike Walker (Coach). Seated (L to R) Phil Mitchell, Rob Hanley, Jamie Foster, David Burns, Iain Dyson, Nick McLoughlin, Ben Kay, John Elias.

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Tea Break Teasers Q1. The brother of Everton’s Yakubu plays for which League 2 club? Q2. Which present English League Club used to play their home matches at Leeds Road? Q3.

Which English League Club is nicknamed “The Choirboys”?

Q4. Who was sent off while playing for Everton in the 1980 FA Cup semi-final? Q5. Which country has qualified for this summer’s World Cup Final for the first time since 1966? Q6.

For which club did Rio Ferdinand make his league debut?

Q7. Who was the first player to score an FA Cup goal at the new Wembley? Q8. Which countries were the beaten semi-finalist in last summer’s confederations cup? Q9. Which League Club plays its home matches at the Pirelli Stadium? Q10. Which seaside club went out of the League in 1978? Q11. Ossie Ardilles followed Jim Smith as manager of which English League club? Q12. Which team won the German Bundersliga title for the first time in May? Q13. Which is the only country to have topped the FIFA rankings but never have won the World Cup? Q14. Which four stadiums hosted 1966 World Cup games but no longer exist? Q15. Who is the most capped England Under-21 player? 1) Barnet 2) Huddersfield Town 3) Wycombe Wanderers 4) Brian Kidd 5) North Korea 6) Bournemouth 7) Didier Drogba 8) South Africa & Spain 9) Burton Albion 10) Southport 11) Newcastle United 12) Wolfsberg 13) Spain 14) Roker Park, Ayrsome Park, White City & Old Wembley 15) James Milner Executive Programme Sponsors 2009-10 JOHNSONS TOYOTA LIVERPOOL 60 Rimrose Road, Bootle L20 4TX Tel: 0151 515 9738 johnsonsliverpool.toyota.co.uk


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Vodkat League News Work Starts On Linnets' New Stadium Work has kicked-off on the new stadium due to be Runcorn Linnets' new home from the 2010/2011 season - in a partnership deal with Halton Borough Council after Club officials signed a 30-year lease on the Council-owned site. Constructions of the 1,600-capacity Millbank Linnets Stadium, at Halton Sports in Murdishaw, Runcorn, was officially launched with with a sod-cutting ceremony on Friday 5th February. The new Ground was named "The Linnets Stadium" as an overwhelming winner from the poll of Trust members, receiving 47 of the 100 votes and twice as many as the second choice on the shortlist of five suggested names. The new ÂŁ230,000 facility, funded jointly by Runcorn Linnets FC, Halton Borough Council, and the Football Foundation will provide a home for the Linnets, who haven't had a base in the town since the previous club's ground at Canal Street was sold in 2001. The sale of the old Ground saw Runcorn AFC become somewhat nomadic until its demise in 2006, whereupon the fans formed the new Runcorn Linnets FC. Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for Sport, Cllr Phil Harris, said: "Now the club has a home ground back in Runcorn they can start the hard work of increasing their supporter base and moving back up the leagues. "They will also add a much needed boost to the development of open age football in the borough." The new 1,600 capacity facility will take a couple of months to construct, and will be the club's full-time home from the start of the 2010/2011 season. Club Chairman, Derek Greenwood said "This is a momentous day for the club. To be able to start work on our new ground is something we've been dreaming of for a number of years now, and it's great to see it finally coming to fruition. "We'd like to express our gratitude to both Halton Borough Council, and the Football Foundation, for grants that have made this project possible, and to our fans and supporters who have enabled us to contribute a considerable sum to the project via our own fundraising efforts. "I'd also like to thank Millbank Group for becoming the club's main sponsor today, which incorporates both our new ground, and the shirts for at least the next three years. We are now looking forward to opening the ground once complete, and can't wait to play our first match here." Work to transform an existing brick building into a clubhouse has already begun thanks to volunteer electrician and Linnets supporter Ste Bignall. The club will need other volunteers to come forward to work on the renovation of the clubhouse financially supported by Halton Council, the Football Foundation, Linnets fans and two area forums. Executive Programme Sponsors 2009-10 JOHNSONS TOYOTA LIVERPOOL 60 Rimrose Road, Bootle L20 4TX Tel: 0151 515 9738 johnsonsliverpool.toyota.co.uk


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St Helens Town Juniors . . . The future’s bright for Town Established just three years ago, and now an FA Charter Standard Club, the ‘Town Juniors’ has grown into one of the largest junior outfits in the region. With over 300 local players and nineteen teams the club provides football for both boys and girls from the age of 5 to 16 years. To date the club has been extremely successful both on and off the field, winning a plethora of cups and league titles across all age groups and has recently seen Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, Burnley, Preston, Wigan and Crewe offer contracts to a number of its players. The junior section has formed a community partnership with Premiership giants Liverpool FC, enabling the club to access a range of education resources as well as coaching sessions for young players in St. Helens and at the LFC Academy. In addition, all junior coaches are invited to events at the LFC Academy aimed at expanding their knowledge of the game and coaching skills. Steve Leather spokesman for the ‘Juniors’ said, ‘We are here to provide an excellent standard of coaching and football for local youngsters: with our long term ambition to provide a wealth of talent to the club’s First Team.’ The Town Juniors’ major aim for this season is to develop the Girls’ team (pictured above) under the guidance of recently appointed ‘Head of Girls’ Football’, Katie Chedotal. For further information see the club’s website: www.sthelenstownjfc.co.uk.

St Helens Town Juniors Under 14s Callum O’Hanlon, Louis Fenny, Sam Gravener, Tom Henly, Kevin Vaughan, Ellis Moville, Jason Gough, Mark Kirwan, Joel Donogue, Connor Denning, Ciaran Spencer, Niall Corness, Ryan Vaughton, Chris Waring, Ben Lever, and Sam Dunphy, and pictured along with Steve Leather.

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Recent Results Saturday, 6 February 2010 F.A Vase 5th Round New Mills 0-2 Norton & Stockton Ancients Andrews(77,79) Premier Division Alsager Town 2-1 Bacup Borough Taylor(43) Cosgrove(62) Wilson(90) Atherton LR 1-1 Squires Gate Socha(23) Mayers(44) Bootle P-P Colne Formby P-P Nelson Glossop North End 5-2 St Helens Town Young(7,39,55p) Kay(11p) Hamilton(25), Hurst(75) Dyson(88) Maine Road 0-2 Newcastle Town Johnson(45) Nagington(77) Padiham 1-0 Congleton Town Morrison(90) Ramsbottom United 1-0 Abbey Hey Blackley(45) Silsden 1-2 Runcorn Linnets Blacka(56) Case(1), Blundell(70) Winsford United 1-1 Flixton Southern(56) Hallows(74) First Division AFC Blackpool 4-0 Cheadle Town Cowell(42) Beattie(60,70,72) AFC Liverpool 0-1 Rochdale Town o.g(40) Barnoldswick Town 1-1 Irlam Skelmerdine(64) Hutchinson(56) Chadderton 1-1 Norton United Walters(59) Finney(43) Daisy Hill 1-3 Leek CSOB Gregory(31,88) Miller(4), Tarr(43) Reaney(75)

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Recent Results Eccleshall Williams(53) Sidibe(90) Oldham Boro Hughes(1) Roscoe(77) Wigan Robin Park McNally(30) Small(60)

2-2 Holker Old Boys Kewley(12) Watkin(87) 2-2 Stone Dominoes Maguire(47p) Marshall(89) 2-4 Ashton Town Edwards(8,76) Baxby(10), Hill(80)

Monday, 8 February 2010 Premier Division New Mills 2-2 Burke(10) Turner(73) First Division Atherton Collieries 3-2 Kynaston(17,46) Mooney(86) Liverpool Senior Cup Quarter Bootle 2-4 O'Connor(14) Tyson(21)

HT:0-1 Att:27 HT:1-0 Att:35 HT:1-2 Att:27

Maine Road Gresty(75) Struminskyj(73)

HT:1-0 Att:151

AFC Liverpool Parkes(16) Williams(37p) Final Everton Res Sheppard(8p), McCarten(31) Dobie(70), Codling(85)

HT:1-2 Att:100

Tuesday, 9 February 2010 Premier Division Colne 1-1 Ramsbottom United Tinker(14) Dawson(83) Newcastle Town 2-0 Congleton Town Thompson(5,51) Runcorn Linnets 1-2 Atherton LR Blundell(33) Cooke(19),Blake(84) Winsford United 1-1 Alsager Town Tasker(90) Chambers(89) Wednesday, 10 February 2010 Premier Division Silsden 0-1 Bacup Borough

HT:2-2 Att:TBC

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Match Report Sat 6th Feb 2010 Vodkat Premier Division Glossop NE 5-2 St Helens Town The trip to Glossop turned out to be a tale of two goalkeepers are Town fell to a heavy defeat shipping five against Glossop for the second time this season. The home side won the toss and this was to prove vital as the sun was to be an asset for the home side in the opening period, an awful start saw Town behind after 8 minutes an over hit cross from the right by David Young saw Graeme McCall lose it in the sun and it found its way into the net off the inside of the left hand upright. On 11 minutes Rob Hanley collected a through ball and beat his marker as he was rounding the keeper he was felled and the referee pointed to the spot, it was a blatant goalscoring opportunity as the striker had knocked the ball past Cooper and would have slotted the ball into the empty net. Mr Tankard somehow decided that none of this was important and produced a yellow card, when it was a red card offence. Ben Kay stepped up and slotted the ball confidently home past the keeper who should have been in the shower. The home side responded to this gift horse and almost regained the lead when Richard Bailey created an opening but his shot went just wide of the left handed upright. The lead was restored on 26 minutes when Andy Hurst cut through the Town defence on the left of area and squared for Darren Hamilton to tap home centrally. Town carved out an opening on 27 minutes when Mike Fargher linked with Mark Evans and he sent in an excellent cross that Young’s attempted clearance flicked towards the far post, John Elias collected but failed to hit the target. On 34 minutes Young found Hurst with a long ball and the striker found himself 1on1 with McCall but the stopper made himself big and saved well. McCall was to have another aberration on 40 minutes as another cross from Young on the right eluded him, again in off the left hand post. Just before the break it could have been worse as Hurst centred from the left and Hamilton somehow managed to hit the upright when it seemed easier to score. The second stanza started with the hosts on top, Kiel O’Brien centred and Hurst hit a shot which hit Neil Jones on the arm from point blank range and Mr Tankard made another interesting decision by pointing to the spot. Young given the chance to net his third made no mistake although McCall went the right way and almost denied him. It was 4-1 on 75 minutes as Richard Bailey released Hurst and he rounded McCall and slotted home. A Town revival saw Brian Hatton send a corner in from the right and Dougie Pitts rose highest but could only head over the bar, in the dying stages Elias did well down the right and sent a pinpoint cross into the box which Iain Dyson rose and headed into the bottom right hand corner of the net to add a touch more respectability to the scoreline which could have been different had Mr Tankard dealt with the first half penalty incident as law dictates. Glossop North End; Cooper, Young(Parker 73), Lugsden, Morris, Yates(C)(Gorton 61), O’Brien, Bailey, Elliott(Braine 64), Hurst, Hamilton, Oakes. Sub Not Used; J.Kay. St Helens Town; McCall, Pitts(C), Evans, Jones, Faulkner, B.Kay, Stephens Fargher, Frazer (Dyson 55), Elias, Fargher(Hatton 71). Subs Not Used; Riley, Bickerstaffe, Montieth. 1-0; David Young 8 Minutes, 1-1; Ben Kay 11 Minutes (Penalty), 2-1; Darren Hamilton 26 Minutes, 3-1; David Young 40 Minutes, 4-1; David Young 55 Minutes (Penalty), 5-1; Andrew Hurst 74 Minutes, 5-2; Iain Dyson 89 Minutes

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In Other News...... Caretaker Manager given full appointment. Former Peterborough United midfielder Richard Scott has been appointed manager of Spalding United. Scott, who joined the Tulips in January ‘09 as a player, has been looking after the team as caretaker manager since the resignation of Mark Hone at the beginning of November last year, was offered the manager’s position at an executive meeting of the club on Thursday evening and readily accepted. Club press officer Ray Tucker said that Scott was one of a number of candidates interviewed for the manager’s job. “And all ticked the right boxes”. “After stepping into the breach following Mark Hone’s departure Richard was guaranteed an eight match sequence in which to prove himself. Throughout that time his enthusiasm and desire to succeed and to maintain the club’s Lever-4 status, have been wholly evident.” “We have every confidence in Richard’s management abilities and look forward to a lasting and successful partnership”. On his appointment Scott said: “From the outset I made it very clear that I wanted the job and nothing has changed. I want to take the club on to better things”.

Emil on the hunt for Colls information! Work is set to begin soon on a new book outlining the distinguished history of Atherton Collieries. Atherton Collieries Secretary Emil Anderson has decided to take on the task of writing the book, and with the club having been formed in 1916, he's got plenty to go at. Emil and his family have a long association with the club and therefore he is ideally placed to take on the job, but he says that he would still like to hear from former players and officials at the club before he starts the job in earnest. Emil said: "I've begun sorting through all the information I've got already, such as old programmes, newspaper cuttings and handbooks, to try and get it into some sort of order. But when you take on something like this, you want to be sure you don't miss anything important. So I'd like to have as much as possible gathered together before I start. "There must be many former players and officials and their families who have information, memorabilia and old pictures from the past. If there's anyone out there who has anything related to the club that they think would be of interest, I'd be delighted to hear from them". Emil can be contacted emilanderson@yahoo.com.

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Town Stats ‘09-10 06/02/2010

League

Player

App

Sub

Cups Gls

App

Sub

Total Gls

App

Sub

Gls 0

Anders

Paul

3

1

0

1

0

0

4

1

Birch

Peter

8

4

0

3

0

0

11

4

0

Burke

Chris

7

1

1

4

0

0

11

1

1

Burns

Dave

1

1

0

0

3

1

1

4

1

Clarke

Danny

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0 11

Dyson

Iain

18

4

8

6

1

3

24

5

Stephen

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Elias

John

23

0

1

2

0

0

25

0

1

Evans

Mark

9

3

1

4

1

0

13

4

1

Fargher

Mike

14

2

3

3

0

1

17

2

4

Faulkner

Luke

8

0

0

1

1

0

9

1

0

Foster

Chris

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

Foster

Jamie

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

Frazer

Ian

11

10

0

1

4

0

12

14

0

Adam

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Edwards

Gilchrist Gillespie

Andy

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Hanley

Robert

20

2

10

7

0

6

27

2

16

Hatton

Brian

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

Jones

Neil

6

7

0

3

1

0

9

8

0

Kay

Ben

23

0

3

7

0

0

30

0

3

Ledsham

Karl

6

0

3

4

0

2

10

0

5

Graeme

18

0

0

4

0

0

22

0

0

Nick

9

2

0

1

0

0

10

2

0

McCall McLoughlin Mitchell

Graeme

11

3

5

4

2

1

15

5

6

Mitchell

Phil

17

0

4

6

0

0

23

0

4

Monteith Pitts

Paul

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

Dougie

17

1

0

6

0

0

23

1

0

Riley

Lee

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Scully

Mike

8

4

7

3

1

2

11

5

9

Stephens

Marc

19

5

2

4

2

0

23

7

2

Gareth

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Kevin

6

0

0

3

0

0

9

0

Thomas Woods Own Goals Totals

0 264

64

48

2 77

18

18

0 2

341

82

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Stat Attack at St Helens Town

Previous League Meetings

at Padiham

NWC-D1

1994-95

W LAN-2

NWC-D1

1995-96

W LAN-2

NWC-D1

1996-97

W LAN-2

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

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Vodkat League Premier Division Average Attendances - 09/02/2010 Rank Team

Pld Ave

1

Glossop NE

10

228

2

New Mills

10

183

3

Congleton Town

11

159

4

Newcastle Town

15

152

5

Ramsbottom Utd 11

149

6

Runcorn Linnets

11

140

7

St Helens Town

13

131

8

Bootle

10

131

9

Padiham

10

122

10

Formby

6

100

11

Winsford United

13

99

12

Silsden

13

90

13

Colne

10

86

14

Bacup Borough

6

78

15

Nelson

11

70

16

Maine Road

14

63

St Helens Town Wins

0

17

Squires Gate

13

63

Draws

0

18

Abbey Hey

12

61

Padiham Wins

0

19

Alsager Town

13

52

St Helens Town Goals

0

20

Atherton LR

10

43

Padiham Goals

0

21

Ashton Athletic

12

34

0.00

22

Flixton

12

26

Percentage Town Wins

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League Standings Vodkat League Premier Division Table - 10/02/2010 Team

PLD

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

Newcastle Town

26

26

0

0

78

7

+71

78

Ramsbottom United

25

15

6

4

61

42

+19

51

New Mills

21

14

5

2

57

21

+36

47

Congleton Town

26

13

6

7

45

25

+20

45

St Helens Town

24

13

3

8

48

48

+0

42

Maine Road

25

11

5

9

49

41

+8

38

Bootle

19

11

3

5

34

14

+20

36

Silsden

25

11

3

11

38

39

-1

36

Glossop North End

20

10

5

5

38

23

+15

35

Runcorn Linnets

23

11

1

11

42

46

-4

34

Squires Gate

24

10

3

11

44

42

+2

33

Padiham

20

10

2

8

34

28

+6

32

Nelson

21

8

4

9

28

41

-13

28

Flixton

25

7

6

12

37

50

-13

27

Colne

23

6

5

12

30

48

-18

23

Bacup Borough

17

6

4

7

27

28

-1

22

Alsager Town

26

6

4

16

39

48

-9

22

Atherton LR

21

6

4

11

33

48

-15

22

Winsford United

23

6

3

14

33

50

-17

21

Formby

19

5

0

14

18

42

-24

15

Ashton Athletic

23

4

3

16

30

60

-30

15

Abbey Hey

24

3

1

20

21

73

-52

10

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League Standings Vodkat League Division One Table - 08/02/2010

Pos Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD Pts

1 Stone Dominoes

18

11

5

2

51

22

29

38

2 Leek CSOB

17

10

4

3

26

15

11

34

3 Barnoldswick Town

17

9

5

3

37

14

23

32

4 Irlam

17

8

4

5

33

21

12

28

5 AFC Blackpool

19

8

1

10

33

32

1

25

6 AFC Liverpool

15

8

0

7

31

19

12

24

7 Holker Old Boys

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8 Wigan Robin Park

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9 Atherton Collieries

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7

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10 Eccleshall

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11 Ashton Town

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12 Cheadle Town (-3)

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13 Chadderton

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14 Norton United

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15 Daisy Hill

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16 Oldham Boro

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17 Rochdale Town

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St. Helens Town Matchday Programme 2009-10 Season

Reserves Round Up Liverpool County F.A. Premier League, Results 06/02/2010 Division Two North Clubmoor Farmers 1

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4 Warbreck Reserves

Pinewoods 3

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1 Croxteth

Redgate Rovers 4 v 1 Blueline Division Two North Table; 06/02/2010

Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Team P W D L F A GD Pinewoods 6 4 1 1 21 9 12 Croxteth 6 4 1 1 19 12 7 Walton Players 6 3 2 1 13 10 3 Bootle FC 'A' 7 3 2 2 13 13 0 St Helens Town Res 6 3 1 2 13 12 1 Clubmoor Farmers 7 2 2 3 16 15 1 Warbreck Reserves 5 2 0 3 9 10 -1 Redgate Rovers 7 2 0 5 11 22 -11 Blueline 8 0 3 5 11 23 -12 31/10/09: Croxteth v Clubmoor Farmers - Home Win

Pts 13 13 11 11 10 8 6 6 3

John Gregson Memorial Trophy Table; 30/01/2010

Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6

Team P W D L F A St Helens Town Res 7 5 0 2 21 10 Redgate Rovers 5 3 0 2 11 7 NELTC Res 6 3 0 3 11 10 Alder 6 3 0 3 14 15 Warbreck Res 7 3 0 4 14 17 Unity FC 5 1 0 4 8 20 26/10/09: St Helens Town Res v NELTC Res - Home Win

GD Pts 11 15 4 9 1 9 -1 9 -3 9 -12 3

Fixtures 13/02/2010 John Gregson Memorial Cup - Qualifying Group B NELTC Res

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Redgate Rovers

St Helens Town Res

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Alder

Warbreck Res

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Unity FC

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Saint’s Alive . . . A couple have been married for forty, stormy years when the wife suddenly passes away. The funeral is quickly arranged and, at the end of the service, the pallbearers are carrying the coffin slowly out of the chapel when they accidentally bump it against the wall. Almost immediately they hear a faint moan from inside, and frantically prise open the coffin lid to find that the occupant is still alive. Following a thorough check-up by baffled doctors she is given a clean bill of health, and goes on to live for another fifteen years. Upon the wife’s eventual death the funeral is arranged for the same place and, when the ceremony is over, the pallbearers are again carrying the coffin slowly out of the chapel. As they approach the doorway, the nervous-looking husband calls out, “Mind that wall.” Seamus and Paddy are on a fishing weekend, and hire a boat to go out on a popular lake. After they catch their fill in a particularly fruitful session, they decide to finish for the day and are heading back to the quayside when Seamus suddenly turns to Paddy and asks, “Did you mark the spot where we caught all these fish so that we can find it again?” “Certainly,” grins Paddy. “I chalked a big X on the side of the boat before we left there.” “You idiot,” yells Seamus. “What makes you think we’ll get the same boat tomorrow?” A trainee barber nicks a customer badly while giving him a shave. Hoping to atone for his mistake, he apologises and asks, “Do you want your head wrapped in a hot towel?” “No thanks,” replies the customer, sighing deeply. “I’ll just carry it home under my arm.” Two teenagers are arrested and taken to the local police station, where the desk sergeant tells them they are entitled to one phone call. Some time later, a man enters the police station and asks for them. “Are you their solicitor, or a parent?” demands the sergeant. “Neither,” replies the man, heaving two boxes onto the desk. “I’m delivering the pizzas.” With all the tragedies and disasters around the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the sad death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed recently. Larry La Prise, the man who wrote The Hokey Cokey, died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part of the preparations for his funeral proved to be the process of actually getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in - and then the trouble started.

Compiled and edited by John Shepherd (Sheffield FC) with cartoon by Paula Shepherd. If you have any printable jokes you would like to share with your fellow supporters, please e-mail them to me on john@behindtheflag.co.uk go on, let’s all have a laugh.

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St. Helens Town Matchday Programme 2009-10 Season

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St. Helens Town Matchday Programme 2009-10 Season

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