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Talk of the Town Good evening and welcome to Knowsley Road, this Vodkat League, Premier Division contest against Ramsbottom United. Let me open by welcoming the Players, Management, Committee and Supporters of Ramsbottom United to St Helens. I hope they enjoy the hospitality they will be afforded this evening. After a bit of frustration over the last week and a half without a game due to varying circumstances it was nice to see the lads back on the park on Saturday and whilst the game might not have been as straight forward as the 2-0 scoreline suggests it was a fine victory and a much needed three points against an unrecognisable Abbey Hey side from the one we beat 5-1 on the opening day of the season. Whilst we did not play fantastically for 90 minutes it is credit to Gary Bickerstaffe and his backroom staff that we are a team that can still secure the maximum return when we are not firing on all cylinders. A brace from Mike Scully making it four in the last two matches was enough to beat the basement side who will surprise a few sides in the next few months. The next two matches here at Knowsley Road and indeed this coming week are an acid test for the team. When we have met sides above us in the table so far this season we have come up short and have not had a positive return since we drew with a Bootle side that we above us at that stage in our first home match of this season way back in August. The game this evening against Ramsbottom United and on Saturday against a Congleton Town side that beat us at Booth Street in October will show how far we have come as a team in the last year.

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Chairman’s Notes . . . Good evening and a very warm welcome to Knowsley Road for this Vodkat League Premier Division encounter with our friends and rivals Ramsbottom United 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! Tonight’s game is the second of three games in a week at Knowsley Road. Last Saturday we played host to a much-changed Abbey Hey outfit who proved tough opposition and the lads had to battle hard for their 2-0 victory. Two goals from Man of the Match Mike Scully (pictured left), giving him four in two games, were what separated the sides. His first effort must be a contender for the goal of the season with some excellent build-up play which saw a 40 yard pin-point cross field pass from Scully to Phil Mitchell and then an equally precise left footed cross from wide which Scully headed home - a goal that deserved to win any match. We had to wait until the last quarter of the game before the points were secure. After making an excellent save the Abbey Hey ‘keeper then failed to hold an easy cross and his error allowed Scully to tap home from two yards out. Abbey Hey have certainly improved since our opening day 5-1 victory in Gorton and if their performances continue they’ve every chance of closing the gap on those teams immediately above them. Tonight’s visitors Ramsbottom United are having a great season and currently stand in fourth position, one place above Town in the league table but importantly six points separate us. It’s fair to say that if we are going to keep pace with the top four we must ensure we get something from tonight’s encounter and in doing so buck a trend which has seen our visitors dominate recent score-lines. Last season we were beaten 6-3 here at Knowsley Road at the end of March having lost 1-3 at the Riverside a couple of week earlier; although our overall record against ‘Rammy’ is still pretty good with ten wins and five draws from twenty-four meetings. Saturday sees the visit of another top four side when Congleton Town make the trip to St Helens. I am sure Gary will be looking to avenge the defeat at Booth Street earlier in the season and continue Congleton’s recent poor form - but again it will take another good performance and lots of effort if we are to get anything from that game! Goals from David Burns, Jamie Foster and Andy Gillespie secured a 3-0 win for the Reserves last Saturday against NELTEC and although they have played more games than their opponents Steve Pennington’s outfit head the league table in the John Gregson Memorial Trophy and now have a nine point cushion. Finally, our best wishes go to Ramsbottom player Matt Edgington who is, at the time of writing, in a serious condition in hospital having suffered from an unprovoked attack last Saturday evening in Manchester. Let’s hope Matt makes a quick return to full health. Enjoy the game and join us in the Black Bull after the game . . . John McKiernan Chairman , St Helens Town

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In Town Today . . . The club’s present chairman Harry Williams founded Ramsbottom United Football Club in 1966. Harry has been without doubt the driving force that has taken the Rams from the public park pitch and the Bury Amateur League to today’s Riverside Ground and the North West Counties Football League. The club played for eighteen years in the Bolton Combination before moving to the Manchester League in 1987. At the end of the 1994-95 season, the club applied to join the North West Counties Football League and were admitted in June 1995. The Rams first season in the North West Counties Football League couldn’t have been much better. Although finishing in 12th position, they managed to bring in their first NWCFL silverware lifting the Second Division Trophy after a fine 2 - 1 victory over Cheadle Town at Darwen’s Anchor Ground. During the 1996-97 season the club made great strides in achieving their goal of becoming one of the valley’s top sides. After one of the most dramatic endings to a season, they lifted the Second Division Championship beating Haslingden on goal difference. The club started the mammoth task of erecting floodlights at their Riverside Ground. The lights had to be in place way before the start of the new season, as without them promotion would not have been possible. This season saw the club entered the FA Vase for the first time but were defeated in the preliminary round by Tetley Walker. The first couple of months saw the team struggle in the first division, but as time went by, they improved and climbed the table, the season ended with the club in 17th . In 1998-99 the club once again stepped forwards by entering the FA Cup for the very first time. A fine run in the world’s oldest cup competition saw the Rams make it to the Third Qualifying Round, only to lose to Southport. 829 visitors turned out in atrocious conditions, easily breaking the previous record of 464. The 1999-2000 season turned out to be one of the best seen since the club's championship winning season of 199697. After a slow start, the Rams managed to finish the season in third position, on 79 points. Russell Brierley became the clubs top scorer in any one season with 39 league and cup goals. After the euphoria of finishing third the previous season the Rams now had standards to maintain. After another poor start to the season, two wins and three defeats the Rams slipped into mid-table obscurity but in the ranks hopes were still high. The Rams were inconsistent in the cup competitions and had exited most of the competitions by the second round. Mid-November saw the team slowly catch up on the top clubs but with the atrocious weather conditions thwarted their challenge. The Rams managed to grind out some excellent results with the most notable one being the 3 - 0 win over Rossendale. Easter arrived and the team were only 9 points adrift of Rossendale but had four games in hand. Another excellent victory over Rossendale, this time away at Dark Lane saw the Rams emerge as serious title contenders. Rossendale managed to win their remaining 5 games to take the title. Mike Kelly took over in May 2001 but he could not keep the Rams going near the top of the league and a 15th place finish saw him resign. Andy Grimshaw took over as manager and whilst results were still not great, he was slowly starting to put a team together capable of challenging. The club found themselves once more moving up the league. It came as a huge blow to the club and supporters when Grimshaw resigned in November 2003. November saw Vince Overson appointed manager. and the club finished in the season in 17th. Overson resigned stating work commitments as the reason. Derek Egan took over the reigns, he brought

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In Town Today . . . an entire new squad to the Riverside during the 2004-05 season and they played some of the best football seen in years as they marched up the table. By December they were in 6th position and everything was going well. They had just completed a famous league double over eventual champions Fleetwood Town and they seemed destined to finish as runners-up. However, one or two poor displays towards the end of the season including a defeat at Knowsley Road meant the Rams finished in 5th position. After recent poor seasons, this was a truly fantastic performance by the side. More gloom was to descend on the Riverside shortly after the season ended as Egan resigned saying the club lacked commitment, the club responded saying they simply could not offer Egan the money he wanted. In May 2005, the club appointed Lee Sculpher as their 5th manager in 4 years. The Rams however finished the 2005/6 campaign in a disappointing 18th position. Schupher did however lead the club to glory in the Bolton Hospital Cup when they beat Eagley 2-1 in the final at the Reebok Stadium. 2006-07 saw a much improved performance from the team as Sculpher kept hold of the majority of his squad from the previous year and this paid dividends as the club finished in 8th position, results were better, the standard of football was much better and most importantly they managed to improve on their poor finish of 18th the year before. They also managed to retain the Bolton Hospitals Cup after beating Tempest United in a one-sided final at the Reebok, the Rams running out comfortable 5-1 winners. A poor run saw Sculpher resign just after defeating Town on 6th October 2007 and the board moved quickly, Neil Hart and Ian McClellan were appointed as first team manager and assistant manager. Again, hopes were high that the club can finally bring success back to the Riverside. Neil was formally manager of Turton Football Club whilst Ian McClellan was assistant manager of Salford City Football Club. However, despite winning the Hospital's Cup for the 3rd consecutive season results once again proved to be unconvincing and both Neil and Iain resigned from the club at the end of the 2007 season. During May the club interviewed many prospective managers and it was Andy Feeley who was overwhelmingly voted in as the new manager. He has had to start from scratch as many of the players who played under Neil Hart have decided to join their former manager at Turton . Feeley left the club in Ramsbottom’s newly extended stand January 2009 and Paul Williams, his assistant, was handed the job in a caretaker role. A disappointing run of results towards the end of the 2008-2009 saw Williams not offered the full time job and he was released. Two weeks later, however, two former players – Anthony Johnson, returning to the club after a spell at Clitheroe and Bernard Morley, who had already rejoined the Rams in January 2009 from the same Unibond outfit, were given the full-time position in a player-manager capacity with John Hunter assisting them as coach.

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Ramsbottom 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 MANC-P NWC-2 NWC-2 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-P

P 30 34 38 42 40 42 42 44 42 42 42 42 42 38 42

W 12 11 27 12 14 23 28 15 11 12 22 9 19 9 13

D 8 6 6 9 8 10 4 10 11 12 9 18 7 10 12

L 10 17 5 21 18 9 10 19 20 18 11 15 16 19 17

F 55 60 100 58 54 87 85 75 73 71 70 45 78 41 56

A 48 65 34 84 64 53 44 73 83 92 47 60 63 59 71

GD Pts Position 7 44 7/16 -5 39 12/18 66 87 1/20 -26 45 17/22 -10 50 11/21 34 79 3/22 41 88 3/22 2 55 12/23 -10 44 15/22 -21 48 17/22 23 75 5/22 -15 45 18/22 15 64 8/22 -18 37 16/20 -15 50 14/22

MANC-P– Manchester League, Premier Division NWC-2-North West Counties League, Division 2 NWC-1-North West Counties League, Division 1 NWC-P-North West Counties League, Premier Division

Previous Meetings

2002/03 27/08/2002 08/10/2002 2003/04 28/10/2003 15/11/2003 2004/05 12/03/2005 23/04/2005 2005/06 15/10/2005 02/05/2006 2006/07 07/10/2006 09/12/2006 2007/08 06/10/2007 17/11/2007 2008/09 10/03/2009 28/03/2009

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

St Helens Town 2-3 Ramsbottom United Ramsbottom United 1-1 St Helens Town

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

St Helens Town 2-1 Ramsbottom United Ramsbottom United 2-1 St Helens Town

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

Ramsbottom United 2-1 St Helens Town St Helens Town 2-1 Ramsbottom United

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

Ramsbottom United 0-0 St Helens Town St Helens Town 2-0 Ramsbottom United

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

Ramsbottom United 3-0 St Helens Town St Helens Town 1-3 Ramsbottom United

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

Ramsbottom United 2-1 St Helens Town St Helens Town 1-1 Ramsbottom United

NWCL PD NWCL PD

St Helens Town 1-3 Ramsbottom United Ramsbottom United 6-3 St Helens Town

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Town in Photos . . . Left: Ben Kay breaks into the Abbey Hey half.

Below: Luke Faulkner attempts to halt an Abbey Hey attack.

Action from the Vodkat League, Premier Division Match Vs Abbey Hey Saturday 28th November 2009

Left: Phil Mitchell & Mike Scully discuss tactics for a free kick on the edge of the visitors box.

Pictures By Matt Martin

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Vodkat League News CONGLETON TOWN SALUTE 1989 FA CUP HEROES The 18th of November 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of Congleton Town’s appearance in the First Round Proper of the F.A. Cup, the first and only time the club has achieved this prestigious mark in its’ 108 year history. This achievement was recognised at Saturday’s home fixture against Padiham, where all eleven players in the starting line-up, the substitutes, and one of the then joint-managers, were reunited at the game as guests of the match sponsors, the Beartown Football Supporters’ Trust. In reaching the first round proper the team had to negotiate ties against Denaby Utd, Caernarfon Town, Colwyn Bay (via a replay) and Witton Albion. The draw to establish the club’s first round opponents was hotly anticipated and a trip to Gresty Road to face local football league neighbours Crewe Alexandra was a fitting reward. The match itself was played to a capacity crowd with Congleton supporters occupying the then ‘Railway End’ of the ground. Crewe fans occupied the other three sides of the ground and there was plenty of local rivalry on display with loud chanting, albeit friendly, between JUNCTION LANE the two sets of supporters. A very Dental Surgery competitive, but fair game of football Junction Lane Dental Surgery is now accepting new NHS patients to the practice. ensued, with the Bears matching their ...but there are limited spaces available opponents for long periods of the With two fully computerised, brand new game. However, despite the heroic surgeries, we are able to offer a wide variety of NHS options to our patients: efforts of the non-league side, Crewe • Friendly staff eventually ran out winners by a score • All forms of NHS and Private treatment offered. of 2-0. • Cosmetic treatment available which includes laser The club would like to thank the Beartown Football Supporters’ Trust for all the hard work they have put in to organise the reunion and mark such a great occasion in the club’s history. Tracking down all the players and at least one of the management team will have been no easy task.

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Town History St. Helens Town AFC – A Brief History 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 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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Town History Brian Rigby. 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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Town Pen Pictures 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 keepers 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 who 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. 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. 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 clubs 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. 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

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Town Pen Pictures 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! 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. 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. 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. 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 Faragher; 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. 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. 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. Peter Birch; Young defender recently signed from Unibond outfit Burscough. Peter possess good pace and agility. His height gives him a distinct advantage both in defence and at attacking set pieces.

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Forthcoming Fixtures Tuesday, 1 December 2009 Premier Division Ashton Athletic

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Atherton LR

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Colne

Formby

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Abbey Hey

Maine Road

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Flixton

St Helens Town

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Ramsbottom United

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Oldham Boro

First Division Wigan Robin Park

West Riding County Cup Round 2 Brighouse Town

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Barnoldswick Town

Wednesday, 2 December 2009 West Riding County Cup Round 2 Silsden

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Bradford Park Avenue

Barwell

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Glossop North End

Marske United

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Nelson

New Mills

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West Auckland Town

Penrith

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Alsager Town

Bacup Borough

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Winsford United

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Newcastle Town

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Atherton LR

Ramsbottom United

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Padiham

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Maine Road

Silsden

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Ashton Athletic

St Helens Town

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Congleton Town

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Norton United

Barnoldswick Town

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Rochdale Town

Chadderton

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Holker Old Boys

Cheadle Town

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AFC Blackpool

Eccleshall

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Oldham Boro

Irlam

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Daisy Hill

Leek CSOB

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Ashton Athletic

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Daisy Hill

Atherton LR

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Bootle

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Padiham

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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, 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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Abbey Hey

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St Helens College

Alsager Town

Whiteheads Solicitors

Ashton Athletic

Toyota Liverpool

Lanes Trophies

Atherton LR

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Muni-Serv

Bootle

Toyota Liverpool

438 Marketing Limited

Colne

Wheatsheaf, Westfield Street

Congleton Town

Flexible Business Interiors

Bacup Borough

Flixton

Howdens Joinery Co. Centrix Asset Finance

Formby

Toyota Liverpool

Energy Solutions Ltd

Glossop North End

St Helens News Distribution Limited

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Maine Road

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A-TEC Security Systems

Nelson

Toyota Liverpool

438 Marketing Limited

Newcastle Town

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Scully’s Fish

New Mills

Imperial Bar

Padiham

Applied Fusion Ltd

Ramsbottom Utd

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John Burns Auto Body Repairs

Runcorn Linnets

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Silsden

Walton Car Centre

Squires Gate

John Burns Auto Body Repairs

Winsford United

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Fan’s Eye View Good evening and welcome to Knowsley Road for this evenings Vodkat North West Counties League Premier Division match against Ramsbottom United. May the travelling supporters enjoy the match, but not the result. So as it turned out, the long break between matches didn’t affect St Helens Town and they managed to pick up their 2nd win on the bounce against Abbey Hey last Saturday, even though the performance wasn’t the best they have produced this season. An early goal from Mike Scully saw Town go in front and never lose that status, but Abbey Hey have dramatically improved from the opening day of the season and created some very good chances for themselves to score in the game but they couldn’t take any of them. The Town defence was caused many a problem in the first half with Abbey Hey’s waves of attacks, but Town looked stronger in the second half and Mike Scully’s 2nd goal of the match after a goalkeeping error made the match and points safe. Scully must certainly have been eating his Weetabix recently as he has now scored four goals in the last two games. Onto tonight’s match though and something of a “sixpoint” encounter against Ramsbottom United. Our visitors this evening have been in great form of late after picking up a win away at Alsager Town at the weekend and currently lie in Images from action at the Riverside in 2007 4th in the league, one position above St Helens Town. So tonight’s match provides both teams competing with an opportunity, Ramsbottom could pull away from Town to make it very difficult to catch them, or St Helens Town could really start to put the pressure on the teams above them with a win this evening. Once again it’s down to the action on the pitch, let’s be loud and proud and get behind the players this evening, hopefully cheering them onto a victory. Stand tall and play proud boys, we’re right behind you! www.thetownblog.blogspot.com

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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. Which was the last team to lose in consecutive FA Cup Finals? Q2. Which match besides Liverpool Vs Arsenal ended 4-4 in the Premier League last season? Q3. Which five men have managed Everton “full time” in the Premier League? Q4.

Which English League team are nicknamed “The Terriers”?

Q5. Which three Premier League sides started the season in the new Europa League? Q6.

With which county is Kolo Toure a full international?

Q7. What was Frenchman Lucien Laurent’s claim to fame at the 1930 World Cup Finals? Q8. Which country was the first to qualify for the 2010 World Cup Finals in June 2009? Q9.

Which country were runners up in the 1938 World Cup final?

Q10. Excluding penalty shoot-outs who was the last Englishman to score in a Champions League final? Q11. How old was Pele when he played in the 1958 World Cup Finals? Q12. Which team won the League 2 title last season? Q13. Who was the English referee who awarded a penalty to Holland in the opening minute of the 1974 World Cup Final? Q14. Which Scottish League side play at Pittodrie? Q15. Who was the top goalscorer in the 1986 World Cup Finals with 6 goals? 1) Newcastle United in 1998 & 99 2) Spurs Vs Arsenal 3) Kendall, Walker, Royal, Smith & Moyes 4) Huddersfield Town 5) Everton, Villa & Fulham 6) Ivory Coast 7) He scored the first ever goal in the World Cup finals 8) Holland 9) Hungary 10) Frank Lampard 11) Seventeen 12) Brentford 13) Jack Taylor 14) Aberdeen 15)Gary Lineker 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 Sportsmanship In The Vodkat League Ray Tatton, Secretary at Newcastle Town, has submitted the following note for publication by the Vodkat League. Newcastle Town are pleased to report that sportsmanship is alive and well in the Vodkat League. Following a keenly fought game last Wednesday between Glossop North End and Newcastle Town it was wonderful to see that a large number of Glossop supporters stayed behind until Newcastle had finished their de-brief and then gave them a tremendous round of applause as they left the pitch, even though Newcastle had just beaten their own side. The standard of football from both sides was a credit to the Vodkat League and I am sure that everyone had value for money. The officials, management and players of Glossop were also a credit in their response to their defeat and we would like to thank them for their hospitality. This is not the only occasion this season when sportsmanship has reared its wonderful head. Earlier in the season we received a lovely letter from Ashton Athletic even though we had just beaten them 6-0. Not only did it praise our football but also the manner in which we conducted ourselves after the victory - great credit to a side following such a heavy defeat. May we add that wherever we have been this season, the treatment and hospitality of every team has been first class and perhaps some of the people who complain about the lack of sportsmanship in the game ought to come along and see the real meaning of non-league football through the Vodkat League. Finally, I hope that we show the same level of sportsmanship towards the team which finally takes our 100% record. First Division Trophy Quarter-Final Draw The draw for the Quarter Final matches of the Vodkat League First Division Trophy was made this afternoon. However, with four Second Round ties postponed on Saturday due to waterlogged pitches, only one Quarter Final tie is known. Stone who overcame Ashton Town 3-1 will host Barnoldswick who reached the quarter finals thanks to a Adam Hayton goal five minutes from time which gave them a 2-1 victory at Eccleshall. Cheadle Town edged out Oldham Boro by the odd goal in five and will now visit either Norton United or Irlam. AFC Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Holker Old Boys earns them a visit to Leek CSOB or Wigan Robin Park. First Division Trophy Quarter Final Draw; Ties to be played on 13/02/10 Daisy Hill or AFC Blackpool .v. Rochdale Town or Chadderton Leek CSOB or Wigan Robin Park .v. AFC Liverpool Norton United or Irlam .v. Cheadle Town Stone Dominoes .v. Barnoldswick Town 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 Football Club new for the 2009-10 season

We are looking for members of our

100+ Club £1 per week

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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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We are pleased to announce the formation of the

S.T.S.C.

St Helens Town Supporters Club

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20

21 23

25

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Recent Results Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 Premier Division Alsager Town Buckley(70) Chambers(76) Maine Road

2-3 Ashton Athletic Hampson(3), Dunne(80)

Att:20

Ryan(83) 2-3 Ramsbottom United

Beckford(11)

Lomax(36), Connell(70)

o.g(15)

o.g(90)

Runcorn Linnets

HT:0-1

0-4 New Mills Meakin(39,50), Lloyd(54)

HT:2-1 Att:75 HT:0-1 Att:14 6

Turner(82) Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 Premier Division Flixton Egan(6)

1-4 Abbey Hey Crossley(8), Cheetham(46)

HT:1-1 Att:36

O'Connor(48), Knowles(70) Glossop North End

0-2 Newcastle Town Budrys(22), Boast(33)

HT:0-2 Att:25 0

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3-1 Holker Old Boys

HT:0-0

Forbes(70)

Att:84

Williams(62) Eccleshall Sidibe(25)

1-2 Barnoldswick Town Williams(66)

HT:1-0 Att:29

Hayton(85) Oldham Boro

2-3 Cheadle Town

O'Sullivan(48)

Riley(30), Logan(52)

Nsimbe(88)

Yoffe(67)

HT:0-1 Att:35

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Recent Results Stone Dominoes Maguire(8), Charlton(78)

3-1 Ashton Town Edwards(16)

HT:1-1 Att:31

Shaw(83) Premier Division Alsager Town Woolley(13p)

1-2 Ramsbottom United Connell(33)

HT:1-1 Att:45

Lomax(85p) Colne

0-2 Bootle Hickey(3)

HT:0-1 Att:82

Kilroy(87) Congleton Town

0-1 Padiham Smith(22)

Newcastle Town

6-0 Nelson

Boast(37,80), Sheldon(42)

HT:0-1 Att:146 HT:2-0 Att:128

Johnson(65p), Nagington(88) Silsden Simpson(45p) Squires Gate Bennett(19) St Helens Town

1-1 Glossop North End

HT:1-0

Hamilton(65)

Att:118

1-2 Flixton Pegg(31), Taylor(71) 2-0 Abbey Hey

Scully(5,70) Winsford United

HT:1-1 Att:52 HT:1-0 Att:110

3-2 Ashton Athletic

Hancock(3), Brandon(44)

Hampson(37)

Everall(62)

Prescott(71)

HT:2-1 Att:104

Reserve Division Cheadle Town

3-2 AFC Liverpool

HT:1-0

Manchester Challenge Trophy Quarter Final Irlam

0-2 Hollinwood CC

HT:0-1

Derbyshire Divisional Cup (North) Round 2 Brampton

3-4 Glossop North End Res

HT:1-2

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Match Report Sat 28 Nov Vodkat Premier Division St Helens Town 2-0 Abbey Hey After a frustrating 11 days Town got back onto the pitch and secured their tenth win of the season against a much improved Abbey Hey outfit who belied their position at the foot of the table. Town took the lead with their first real foray forward on five minutes. Mike Scully played a fine ball out to Phil Mitchell on the left wing he did well to keep the ball in play he then advanced towards goal finding Scully with a pinpoint cross which the frontman rose to head past the visiting stopper. With the hosts a goal to the good it looked like they would take control of the game but it was the visitors who were to threaten more in the next twenty minutes of play. Daniel Cocks advanced down the right wing and his cross was blocked but the loose ball broke to John Hardy who was unmarked but he somehow managed to shoot wide of the left hand post when he should have scored. Cocks was again in the action when he found Hardy on the edge of the box but an excellent block from John Elias saw the danger averted. Scully almost added a second for the hosts against the run of play when he chased down an Ian Frazer though ball the visiting stopper met him 5 yards outside the penalty area but Scully won the sliding challenge and with the keeper stranded swiftly turned the ball goalwards whilst still on the floor but a well placed Gareth Wager cleared the ball to spare the keepers blushes. Just after the half hour Town had Graeme McCall to thank for retaining their lead, a poor backpass as collected by Hardy on the edge of the box and his shot was kept out by the home stopper with his legs. The second half saw Town forced into two early changes as Chris Burke & Ben Kay had to leave the field to be replaced by Iain Dyson & Rob Hanley. Quick thinking by Scully almost made it 2-0 on 58 minutes when he latched onto a clearance and with the goalkeeper stranded his snap-shot went into the side netting. Graeme McCall was again called into action to keep Town in front when he had to be alert to push a well placed free kick from Lee Knowles away from goal and this let off was compounded on 70 minutes when Town took advantage of a mistake by John Paul Lewis in the Abbey Hey goal to double their lead. Phil Mitchell won the ball in midfield and found Hanley on the left wing he gave the ball back to Mitchell on the edge of the box and his shot was well save by Lewis the ball broke to Hanley on the left and he sent the ball back into the danger area the keeper looked to have it covered but dropped the cross and Scully was on hand to poke the loose ball home. A few minutes later a surging run from Hanley appeared to be halted by foul means inside the box but the well placed match referee awarded a free kick on the edge of the area and Mitchell tested Lewis who turned the effort wide at full stretch. Town ended the game in the ascendancy Dyson found Hanley who advanced and had his effort blocked by Lewis the rebound fell to Marc Stephens but his effort was also blocked by a fantastic challenge by the keeper. Hanley also has a shot just wide of the right hand upright and the striker linked with Scully who looking for his hat-trick beat a defender and shot agonisingly wide of the upright. Town however had done enough to repel the challenge of the visitors and secure all three points before a testing week when the teams currently sitting in fourth and third places visit Knowsley Road. St Helens Town; McCall, Elias, Burke(Dyson 46), Pitts(C), Faulkner, Frazer, Fargher, Kay (Hanley 48), Scully, Stephens, P.Mitchell. Subs Not Used; Riley, Monteith, Bickerstaffe. Abbey Hey; Lewis, Middleton, Doherty, Devlin, Wager, Cheetham, Coo, McElroy(C), Knowles(Braithwaite 64), Cocks(Jones 81), Hardy(Evans 71). Subs Not Used; Levendis, Schofield. 1-0; Mike Scully 5 Minutes, 2-0; Mike Scully 70 Minutes.

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P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Pos

Division

30

16

3

11

86

63

35

5/16

Division

32

12

10

10

86

81

34

8/17

1964/65 – 1 Division

30

10

6

14

57

68

26

12/16

30

14

4

12

52

42

32

7/16

28

9

3

16

40

53

21

11/15

30

3

1

26

40

127

7

16/16

Division

34

10

8

16

39

55

28

15/18

1972/73 – 1st Division

30

6

1

23

31

72

13

15/16

1973/74 – 2nd Division

30

9

5

16

39

57

23

11/16

nd nd

1962/63 – 2

1963/64 – 2

st

1965/66 – no table available 1966/67 – no table available 1967/68 – 1st Division 1968/69 – no table available 1969/70 – 1st Division st

1970/71 – 1 Division nd

1971/72 – 2

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Town Stats ‘09-10 28/11/2009

League

Player

App

Sub

Cups Gls App

Total

Sub Gls App

Sub

Gls

Anders

Paul

3

1

0

1

0

0

4

1

0

Birch

Peter

5

4

0

2

0

0

7

4

0

Burke

Chris

7

1

1

4

0

0

11

1

1

Burns

Dave

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

0

Clarke

Danny

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Dyson

Iain

14

2

3

5

1

3

19

3

6

Stephen

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Elias

John

18

0

1

2

0

0

20

0

1

Evans

Mark

7

3

1

4

1

0

11

4

1

Fargher

Mike

9

2

2

2

0

0

11

2

2

Faulkner

Luke

3

0

0

1

1

0

4

1

0

Foster

Jamie

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Frazer

Ian

7

8

0

0

4

0

7

12

0

Adam

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Andy

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Robert

14

2

6

6

0

5

20

2

11

Edwards

Gilchrist Gillespie Hanley Jones

Neil

3

5

0

2

1

0

5

6

0

Kay

Ben

18

0

1

6

0

0

24

0

1

Ledsham

Karl

6

0

3

4

0

2

10

0

5

Graeme

12

0

0

3

0

0

15

0

0

Nick

9

2

0

1

0

0

10

2

0

McCall McLoughlin Mitchell

Graeme

10

3

5

4

2

1

14

5

6

Mitchell

Phil

13

0

3

6

0

0

19

0

3

Monteith

Paul

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

Dougie

12

1

0

5

0

0

17

1

0

Mike

6

4

6

2

1

1

8

5

7

Stephens

Marc

14

4

2

3

2

0

17

6

2

Woods

Kevin

6

0

0

3

0

0

9

0

0

198

50

34

66

15

13

264

65

47

Pitts Scully

Own Goals Totals

0

1

1

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Stat Attack at Previous at St Helens League Ramsbottom United Meetings Town

Vodkat League Premier Division Average Attendances 28/11/2009 Rank Team

Pld Ave

NWC-D1

1994-95

MANC-P

NWC-D1

1995-96

NWC-D2

1

Glossop North End

7

245

NWC-D1

1996-97

NWC-D2

2

New Mills

9

186

08/11; 3-2 1997-98

20/09; 5-0

3

Congleton Town

9

169

29/08; 2-2 1998-99

11/03; 3-2

4

Newcastle Town

11 148

14/08; 3-1 1999-00

11/03; 1-1

5

St Helens Town

10 144

10/03; 1-2 2000-01

27/03; 4-2

6

Runcorn Linnets

8

142

13/03; 2-1 2001-02

13/10; 2-0

7

Padiham

7

138

27/08; 2-3 2002-03

08/10; 1-1

8

Bootle

9

135

28/10; 2-1 2003-04

15/11; 1-2

9

Ramsbottom Utd

6

134

23/04; 2-1 2004-05

12/03; 1-2

10

Winsford United

9

101

02/05; 2-0 2005-06

15/10; 0-0

11

Formby

6

100

09/12; 1-3 2006-07

07/10; 0-3

12

Colne

8

87

17/11; 1-1 2007-08

06/10; 1-2

13

Silsden

9

83

10/03; 1-3 2008-09

28/03; 3-6

14

Bacup Borough

6

78

15

Nelson

10

68

16

Squires Gate

11

67

17

Maine Road

10

66

18

Abbey Hey

11

64

12

54

7

46

01/12/2009 2009-10 03/03/2010 St Helens Town Scores First Games Played

24

St Helens Town Wins

10

Draws

5

Ramsbottom Utd Wins

9

19

Alsager Town

St Helens Town Goals

44

20

Atherton LR

Ramsbottom Utd Goals

41

21

Ashton Athletic

10

33

Percentage Town Wins

41.67

22

Flixton

11

25

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League Standings Vodkat League Premier Division Table - 28/11/2009 Pos Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD Pts

5

59

60

1

Newcastle Town

20

20

0

0

64

2

New Mills

18

13

3

2

51 19

32

42

3

Congleton Town

19

11

5

3

35 15

20

38

4

Ramsbottom United 18 12

2

4

47 31 16 38

5

St Helens Town

18 10

2

6

34 30

4

32

6

Silsden

20

9

3

8

33 34

-1

30

7

Bootle

16

9

2

5

28 14

14

29

8

Glossop North End

17

8

4

5

29 19

10

28

9

Squires Gate

19

9

1

9

40 34

6

28

10 Maine Road

17

8

2

7

36 27

9

26

11 Padiham

14

8

2

4

26 18

8

26

12 Runcorn Linnets

18

8

1

9

33 40

-7

25

13 Nelson

19

7

4

8

26 38 -12 25

14 Flixton

21

6

5

10

30 42 -12 23

15 Bacup Borough

14

5

4

5

16 Winsford United

17

6

0

11

26 39 -13 18

17 Alsager Town

22

5

2

15

34 43

18 Colne

18

4

4

10

23 40 -17 16

19 Atherton LR

15

4

3

8

25 36 -11 15

20 Formby

17

5

0

12

18 38 -20 15

21 Ashton Athletic

20

4

2

14

26 53 -27 14

22 Abbey Hey

21

2

1

18

18 69 -51

24 22

2

-9

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League Standings Vodkat League Division One Table - 28/11/2009 Pos Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD Pts

1

Leek CSOB

15

9

4

2

23

11

12

31

2

Stone Dominoes

13

9

3

1

38

16

22

30

3

Barnoldswick Town

13

7

3

3

26

10

16

24

4

Irlam

14

7

3

4

30

19

11

24

5

AFC Liverpool

11

7

0

4

27

11

16

21

6

Wigan Robin Park

12

6

1

5

27

20

7

19

7

Eccleshall

13

5

3

5

17

25

-8

18

8

Cheadle Town

12

3

8

1

14

12

2

17

9

Holker Old Boys

12

5

2

5

20

21

-1

17

10 Norton United

12

4

3

5

13

17

-4

15

11 Atherton Collieries

13

4

3

6

20

26

-6

15

12 Daisy Hill

10

3

3

4

14

16

-2

12

13 Chadderton

10

3

3

4

10

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14 Oldham Borough

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15 AFC Blackpool

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16 Ashton Town

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17 Rochdale Town

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Reserves Round Up Liverpool County F.A. Premier League, Results 28/11/2009 John Gregson Memorial Cup - Qualifying Group B NELTC Res

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Table; 28/11/2009 Pos Team

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5

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15

2 Alder

4

2

0

2

10

8

2

6

3 Redgate Rovers

4

2

0

2

8

7

1

6

4 Warbreck Res

5

2

0

3

8

11

-3

6

5 NELTC Res

5

2

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3

6

10

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6 Unity FC

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3

8

17

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26/09/09: Town Res v NELTC Res - Home Win was awarded Fixtures 05/12/2009 George Mahon Cup - 1st Round Alder

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Pinewoods

Bootle “A”

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Halebank

Clubmoor Farmers

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Blueline

Croxteth

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Collegiate Old Boys

Eli Lilly

v

Redgate Rovers

St Helens Town Res

v

Edge Hill B.C.O.B

Walton Players

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Copperas Hill

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Saints Alive . . . A man goes to see his doctor with pains in his leg. “My leg hurts something shocking,” he says. The doctor takes his stethoscope, presses it on the man’s thigh and hears the thigh say, “Doctor, doctor, lend us eighty quid to pay me phone bill.” The doctor looks up at the man with a puzzled expression, then places the stethoscope on his knee and hears the knee say, “Doctor, doctor, lend us seventy quid to pay me electricity bill.” The doctor again looks up in silence, then places the stethoscope on the man’s ankle and hears the ankle say, “Doctor, doctor, lend us five hundred quid to pay me council tax demand.” The doctor looks up and smiles. “Well, the problem appears to be self-evident,” he says. “So, what’s up?” demands the man. “Your leg’s broke in three places,” replies the doctor. A few days after performing an operation, a surgeon calls at the patient’s bedside and explains, “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but when I operated on you I accidentally left one of my rubber gloves inside your abdomen. We’ll have to open you up again to get it out.” The patient seems quite unconcerned and replies, cheerily, “There’s no need to go to all that trouble, doctor. Here’s a couple of quid – go out and buy yourself a new pair.” Bob is a very slow worker and finds it difficult to hold down any job, but after a number of visits to the Job Centre, he is offered a position at the local zoo. When he arrives for his first day, the head keeper, aware of Bob’s reputation, assigns him to take care of the tortoise section. Later in the day, the keeper drops by to see how Bob is getting on, only to find him standing in an empty enclosure. “Where are the tortoises?” demands the keeper, angrily. “I can’t believe it,” says Bob. “I just opened the door and ..… whoosh!” A baby camel turns to his father, who is the middle of eating some delicious vegetation, and asks, “Daddy, why do we have such big humps?” “Well, Son,” replies his dad. “They are full of fat to sustain us for long periods out in the desert.” The baby camel then asks, “Why do we have such long eyelashes?” His father explains they are to keep the swirling sand out of their eyes. “And why do we have such large, padded feet?” persists the baby camel, so his father patiently explains they are to stop them sinking into the soft desert sand. Hoping he has satisfied the youngster’s curiosity, the father resumes his meal. “So, Dad,” enquires his son. “What the hell are we all doing in London Zoo?” 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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