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Tuesday 5th October 2010 Kick off 7.45pm

St Helens Town v Atherton LR Vodkat League Premier Division Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Tuesday 5th October 2010, 7.45pm kick off Vodkat League, Premier Division St Helens Town Red & White Shirts White Shorts & Red Socks

Cover photograph: Phil Mitchell in action at Padiham season 2009-10

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Atherton LR

Dale Newbrook

Martin Pearson

Karl Aldridge

Ben Cartwright

Mark Evans

Robert Swanton

John Elias

David Hill

Dave Garnell

Keiron Halliwell

Mike Deakin

Louis Edwards

Marc Stephens

Robert Smith

Ben Kay

Daniel Smith

Liam Pearson

Phil Howard

Mike Kavanagh

Carl Beamish

Paul Cliff

Jake Patton

Ian Frazer

Simon Howard

Iain Dyson

Mark Prince

Liam Arnold

Matt Smith

Brian Hatton

Josh Hill

Daley Woods

Paul Socha

Lee Riley Phil Burton

Managers: Assistant:

Glenn Moses TBA

Referee: Mr D S Strain (Runcorn) Assistants: Mr J Broadhurst (Knutsford) and Mr A Eastwood (Lowton)

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Talk of the Town . . . Good evening and welcome to Edge Green Street for this Vodkat League, Premier Division contest against Atherton LR. I hope our visitors had a good journey to visit us at our new home, enjoy the hospitality they will be offered whilst here and have a safe return home after the game. Our previous game here at Edge Green Street on Saturday saw us advance to the second round of the FA Vase after a battling victory over Vodkat League, First Division Oldham Boro. We always knew it was going to be a tough contest we were not mistaken and whilst not playing at the top of our game we managed to carve out a couple of openings and went in at the interval a goal to the good thanks to the finishing of Liam Pearson. It looked to be our day when we Liam Pearson again netted, this time early in the second half, to make it 2-0 but the two goal advantage was to be short lived and Oldham Boro converted a penalty just 13 minutes later. Things got worse for Town when goalkeeper Dale Newbrook had to be replaced due a shoulder injury with 15 minutes remaining and skipper Ben Kay took up his position between the sticks but was largely untroubled for the remainder of the contest and the hosts held on to make it to the Second Round of the competition for the first time since 2005. Tonight’s visitors also took on a Vodkat League First Division outfit over the weekend in the FA Vase as Runcorn Town were the visitors to Crilly Park on Friday evening and despite taking an early lead the hosts found themselves 3-1 down early in the second half. Despite pulling a goal back with half an hour remaining they could not break down the visitors defence and exited the competition. LR have had a good start to the season having won five of their first nine league contests to date and will be looking to make it six this evening. Town will also be looking to add three points to their tally and rise up the table from their currently lowly position which does not accurately reflect the FA Carlsberg Vase performances we have being putting in during 2nd Round Proper Draw games. We need to kick start our league involving Vodkat League teams campaign and three points and a good Saturday 13th November 2010 performance this evening could be the idea way to do that! Lets get behind the lads this evening and hopefully cheer them on to victory Enjoy the Game . . . Jeff Voller

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Chairman’s Notes . . . Good evening and a very warm welcome to Edge Green Street, home of Ashton Town FC, for this Vodkat League Premier Division encounter with our friends from Atherton Laburnum Rovers. Let’s hope their players, officials and supporters, along with our own home support, enjoy their visit as well as an entertaining encounter. The Town lads made a good start to their life at ‘Edge Green Street’ with a solid, if not spectacular, victory over Oldham Boro in the FA Carlsberg Vase 1st Round last Saturday. We always knew it would be a tough afternoon as our Division One opponents had nothing to lose against higher level opposition. Boro battled throughout and belied their league standing but goals either side of half time from Liam Pearson, bringing his tally to 12 for the season, were enough to see Town through. Both sides created a number of chances throughout the game; Oldham hitting the bar in the first half before giving themselves a lifeline with a 64th minute penalty. Town later lost ‘keeper Dale Newbrook with a shoulder injury but captain Ben Kay stepped up and he wasn't really troubled during the final proceedings. The draw for the FA Vase was completed yesterday lunch time and Town have been drawn away to Winterton Rangers of the Koolsport Northern Counties East League Premier Division (same as Nostell Miners Welfare). The two teams have met once before, an FA Vase 1st Round encounter back in 2000 when Town ran out 3-2 winners after extra time in North Lincolnshire. Our time ‘out of Town’ will no doubt be a difficult one, especially the next few weeks and months as the lads settle into a new routine and every game feels like an away fixture. I would encourage all Town fans to spread the word about our relocation - monthly match posters are available from committee members - as we suspected we have already seen a dip in numbers through the turnstiles. Anyone wishing to travel to home or away games should contact me on 07976 059404 and the club will make every effort to arrange transport. Our main sponsors Johnsons Toyota Liverpool have agreed to provide cars for Saturday games which will allow us to arrange pick-up/drop off points in St Helens. In the league last night saw New Mills extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division tables as they defeated Flixton 1-0. Congratulations go to Marc Stephens (pictured right) who was voted the St Helens Town Player of the Month - and he will go forward as the club’s nomination for the Vodkat League Premier Division Player of the Month. Saturday next will see Town travel to Padiham in the Vodkat League before returning to Ashton next Tuesday evening when Maine Road FC will be our visitors. Don’t forget to have a look at the club shop which is set up in the clubhouse - replica shirts, polos, mouse mats, penants, key rings, etc. Enjoy the game and join us in the clubhouse for the usual post-match debate along with the St Helens Town Man of the Match presentations. John McKiernan Chairman St Helens Town AFC Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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In Town Today . . . Atherton LR were founded in 1956 as Laburnum Rovers when a group of local lads wanted to start their own team. They asked Joe Riley, elder brother of one of the lads, to help them and by the end of December 1956 they were ready to go. They were admitted into the local Briarcroft Junior League, despite the season being well under way. A decision had to be made after that first season whether the club would continue to struggle and just be a fun thing for the lads, or whether they wanted to be more successful. It was decided that they wanted to improve which meant bringing in some new faces and unfortunately some of the lads who helped start the club had to go. Success followed almost immediately as the club progressed through local Leagues and won cup competitions and Joe was persuaded to carry on into Senior Football. After a spell in the Leigh League, the club joined the Bolton Combination. More success followed, but the ground at Hag Fold prevented any further advancement, so a farmers field was found and despite footpaths criss-crossing it and duck ponds either side, hard work by everyone at the club turned this unpromising field into a football pitch. In 1966 the club moved to their new ground and were able to take their place in the First Division of the Bolton Combination. Jack Crilly succeeded Joe as Chairman and worked tirelessly for the club, supervising the erection of new changing rooms (an improvement on the old air-raid shelter they had been using) and a small social club. Jack died suddenly in 1980 and as a tribute to the work he did for the club, the ground was renamed Crilly Park. In 1980 the club joined the non-league pyramid when their application to join the Cheshire County League was accepted. A stipulation of the League was that the town had to be in the clubs name, so links with the past were retained with the new name of Atherton Laburnum Rovers. In 1982 the club became founder members of the North West Counties League, being placed in Division Two where they remained until the League was reorganised in 1987 when their facilities saw them placed in Division One. Ground improvements continued, including the erection of floodlights in 1989, allowing the club to enter the FA Cup for the first time and in 1991 the changing rooms and clubhouse were completely rebuilt. In 1992/93 the team won the League title with 106 points from 42 games and had a run of 39 consecutive games unbeaten in the League. They also won the NWCL Championship Trophy. However, there was disappointment as promotion to the UniBond League was denied them because of grading requirements. Undaunted, the team repeated their double the following season and this time were promoted. Also in 1993/94 Atherton LR reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase where they lost in a replay to Diss Town. Two good seasons in the UniBond League saw the club make steady progress, but then financial trouble struck and Action from Atherton LR v Ashton Athletic the club were relegated for the first time in their history. A change of regime at the club seemed to offer hope for the future, but following a tip-off from the officials of Haslingden football club, LR's ex-officials found that bills hadn't been paid and the bank was on the verge of Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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. . Atherton Laburnum Rovers closing the club down. Fortunately the previous Directors shares had not yet been bought so they were able to retake control of the club and after much hard work in co-operation with the bank and various creditors, managed to keep the club afloat while the debts were paid. With little money to spend, two seasons of struggle followed and culminated in the clubs second relegation, this time to the NWCL Division Two. However, the appointment of Alan Lord as manager in November 2000 brought about a remarkable transformation and after nine straight victories, they won promotion back to Division One in their final game of the season. In November 2002 Tom Foster and Denis Haslem took over as joint managers and set about rebuilding the team as all but three first team players left the club within two weeks. After three months of struggle, the new team ended the season unbeaten in their final eight games to earn a mid-table position. Denis Haslem moved on in the summer of 2003 to take over the helm at West Lancs side Stoneclough and the experienced Ian Street joined the club as assistant manager. 2003/04 season saw LR finish in a comfortable mid-table position without a relegation fight for the first time in a while and the club picked up two pieces of silverware. LR won the Goldline Trophy and a few weeks later the Bolton Hospital Cup both at the Reebok Stadium. LR successfully defended the Goldline Trophy in season 04/5 and the club finished in 15th place. However Foster and Street left the club at the end of the season. Eventually after some traumatic twists Mike Lester and Darren Ford became the mew management team at Crilly Park. Last term saw dramatic events at Crilly Park as the side had no less than four managers taking the helm. The cub only just managed to avoid relegation after some good results early in the season. Mark Cox was appointed manager in the summer for the LR Golden Jubilee season. However drama is never far away at LR and he quit in February 2007 and Roy Sweeny was handed the reigns with Robert Hope as assistant and after a successful run in the club finished in 16th place. Hopes were high for the new season but the expected results failed to materialise and Sweeney resigned at the start of December due to pressures away from the field. Malcolm Anderton was put in temporary charge and Stuart Humphries was appointed for the final two months of the season and LR did just enough to maintain their top flight status. Dave Hughes was appointed first team manager for the 2008/9 season with the remit of building the foundations of a stable future for the club after three seasons of trials and tribulations both on and off the field and the club had an excellent first term under his leadership as he guided them to a comfortable mid-table finish and they secured silverware in the shape of the Goldline Trophy beating Stoneclough in the final at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium. Last season saw the Crilly Park outfit struggle at the wrong end of the table and finish just outside the relegation places in 20th position. Hughes shocked the club by resigning after they had secured an excellent home victory over Bootle in September 2010. Hughes was to take up the reigns as assistant manager to Paul McNally at Runcorn Linnets. The club moved quickly at appoint a successor and promoted from within as Glenn Moses was giving the job having been at the club for three seasons formerly as head coach and assistant manager. Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Atherton L.R. Statistics Season 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 2009-10 Key:

League NPL-1 NPL-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-2 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-1 NWC-P NWC-P

P 40 42 42 40 42 38 44 42 42 42 42 42 38 42 42

W 15 7 12 10 4 24 11 11 17 14 7 11 5 12 10

D 12 9 11 9 12 3 11 12 7 6 8 9 9 15 7

L 13 26 19 21 26 11 22 19 18 22 27 22 24 15 25

F 60 45 54 45 51 88 62 65 77 64 40 65 38 70 53

A 61 85 73 73 103 50 88 86 76 82 115 106 86 77 96

GD -1 -40 -19 -28 -52 38 -26 -21 1 -18 -75 -41 -48 -7 -43

Pts 57 30 47 39 24 75 44 45 58 48 29 42 24 51 37

Position 10/21 22/22 15/22 18/21 22/22 3/20 20/23 14/22 12/22 15/22 20/22 16/22 19/20 12/22 20/22

NPL-1 - Northern Premier League, Division 1 NWC-1– North West Counties League, Division 1 NWC-2– North West Counties League, Division 2 NWC-P– North West Counties League, Premier Division

Previous Meetings 2005/06 03/09/2005 08/10/2005 12/11/2005

Competition NWCL D1 NWCL D1 NWC LCC 2R

Result St Helens Town 2-2 Atherton LR Atherton LR 0-2 St Helens Town St Helens Town 4-1 Atherton LR

2006/07 03/04/2007 24/04/2007

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

St Helens Town 1-5 Atherton LR Atherton LR 3-4 St Helens Town

2007/08 14/08/2007 15/12/2007 2008/09 18/11/2008 24/02/2009

NWCL D1 NWCL D1

Atherton LR 3-1 St Helens Town St Helens Town 2-1 Atherton LR

NWCL PD NWCL PD

St Helens Town 3-6 Atherton LR Atherton LR 4-0 St Helens Town

2009/10 08/09/2009

NWCL PD

St Helens Town 2-2 Atherton LR

16/03/2010

NWCL PD

Atherton LR 0-1 St Helens Town

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Town in the FA Vase . . .

Town v Oldham Boro in last Saturday’s FA Vase 1st Round encounter at Edge Green Street

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Match Report Saturday 2nd October 2010 - FA Vase, 1st Round; St Helens Town 2-1 Oldham Boro St Helens Town’s adventure in the FA Vase continued as they overcame a resolute Oldham Boro this afternoon to advance to the 2nd round of the competition for the first time since 2005. The early stages saw the hosts with plenty of possession but without testing the visiting stopper, the first chance of the match fell to the visitors as on a counter attack the ball broke to Shaun Roscoe whose effort from the edge of the box went wide of the right hand upright. Town’s first moment of goalmouth danger came on 14 minutes when a free kick from Ben Kay was met by Liam Pearson who beat his defender and found Michael Kavanagh and his effort was blocked by a vital challenge from Andrew Smith. At the other end an Oldham corner almost saw them break the deadlock as the ball was collected by Roscoe on the edge of the area and his first time shot looked like a goal but Dale Newbrook extended himself well to block the shot and the loose ball was cleared by Dave Garnell. With a quarter of the match gone Town worked the ball down the right Pearson linking with Mike Deakin with the latter’s cross coming off Smith’s outstretched hand but the host being awarded a corner rather than a spot kick. Further Town pressure saw shots from Karl Aldridge and September player of the month Marc Stephens going wide of the target and Paul Cliff headed a cross over the bar. A spell of constant Town pressure just after the half hour mark culminated in the hosts opening the scoring, a free kick found Pearson and he turned his defender inside the area before firing home past the keeper on the front post. Oldham could have levelled before the interval when Roscoe made his way through some flimsy Town challenges to unleash a shot from 25 yards which beat Newbrook but struck the crossbar and rebounded for the keeper to collect gratefully. With the teams returning to the field after the interval and the hosts one goal to the good, and early chance saw Mike Kavanagh get to a cross before the goalkeeper but he could not steer his effort on target. The lead was doubled 6 minutes into the period when Pearson pressed an error from Lee Deakin and advanced goalwards beating defenders before firing home into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Oldham spurned a chance when Andrew Kremner’s shot from the right of the area was straight at Newbrook in the Town goal. Just before the hour mark Town almost made it 3-0 when Kavanagh’s cross found Iain Dyson who struck his effort back across goal beating the goalkeeper but just going the wrong side of the right hand upright. Oldham got a foothold back in the match on 63 minutes when Kremner got into the box and went down under challenge from Newbrook the referee pointed to the spot and skipper Damien Schofield converted from 12 yards. Three minutes later the visitors thought they were level Roscoe shot from the edge of the box and Newbrook got down smartly to keep the effort out but the rebound broke to Kremner who turned it home only to see the assistants flag raised for offside. Town’s fortunes took a turn for the worse when goalkeeper Newbrook had to be replaced due to shoulder injury and with no replacement stopper on the bench skipper Ben Kay donned the gloves and took over in goal. Moments later he was being rounded by Jerome Bryson but Mark Evans came to the rescue clearing the shot off the line. At the other end Pearson had a central free kick from the edge of the box tipped over the bar. The final chance of the game fell to the visitors in the fifth minute of added on time. A central free kick was taken by Thomas Hughes in a dangerous position but thankfully for Town the ball struck the ball of the defensive wall and was cleared so the hosts advanced into the next round and await their fate in Monday’s draw. St Helens Town; Newbrook (Frazer 72), Aldridge, Evans, Elias, Garnell, M.Deakin (Dyson 52), Stephens, Kay (c), L.Pearson, Kavanagh, Cliff (Woods 87). Subs Not Used; Arnold, Hatton. Oldham Boro; Henegan, Cheetham, Bryson (Nsimbe 90), L.Deakin (O’Sullivan 90), Schofield (c), Smith, Rother, Hampson, Kremner, Hughes, Roscoe. Subs Not Used; Mukaukirwa, Gabriel, D.Pearson. Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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

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St Helens Town . . . St. Helens Town Football Club 1946 - present The original Town club was in existence from 1901 to 1928, but George Fryer and a number of local businessmen decided to re-form the club in 1946. They obtained a lease on the Hoghton Road ground in Sutton, adjacent to St. Helens Junction station on the Liverpool to Manchester railway line, took over a local St. Helens Combination team, Derbyshire Hill Rovers, signing a number of players from other clubs and entered the Liverpool County Combination in the 1947/48 season, playing against Everton “A” and Liverpool “A” and several reserve sides from the leading non-league clubs in the Merseyside area. Success was first attained in May 1949 when Runcorn were defeated in the final of the George Mahon Cup, played at the Prescot Cables ground. The following season, 1949/50, Town were elevated to the Second Division of the Lancashire Combination and they were promoted as Champions in only their second season to the First Division, where they ran up against teams such as Ashton United, Nelson and New Brighton, newly relegated from the Football League. Sadly, Town were themselves relegated in their first season and although promoted briefly again in 1955/56, they spent most of their early years in the Second Division. Improvements were quickly made to the facilities at Hoghton Road in the early years, but in November 1952 the decision was taken to re-locate to the former St. Helens Recs’ rugby league ground at City Road in order to further their ambitions of reaching the Football League. Initially, the move resulted in some encouraging crowds, but the club had a change of heart and returned to Sutton in the October 1953. The ground was purchased and further developed and a social club and floodlights were added in later years. Town were Champions of the Lancashire Combination in 1971/72 season, losing only one game, finishing 6 points clear of Accrington Stanley. 1975 brought a switch to the Cheshire League, where they remained until the formation of the North West Counties League in 1982 and St. Helens Town 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 Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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. . . A Brief History Emley when, following a 1-0 home defeat in the first-leg, a 2-0 win in Yorkshire secured a Wembley Final against local rivals Warrington Town, who were dispatched 3-2 with goals from Phil Layhe (2) and Brian Rigby. St. Helens Town boast an impressive “Hall of Fame”, including legendary goalkeeper and former German Prisoner-of-War Bert Trautmann (pictured right), who signed for Manchester City 60 years ago last 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 (pictured right below) 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 (pictured opposite), who began his league career playing alongside George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton at Manchester United. Town sold their Hoghton Road ground in 2000 to move in with St. Helens Rugby League Club at their Knowsley Road base. Their farewell appearance at Sutton produced a 1-0 win over Champions Vauxhall Motors and the initial campaign at Knowsley Road got off to a cracking start, with Town leading the table for most of the season, before finishing in a rather disappointing fourth place. Recent seasons have been more of a struggle, 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 to pull clear of the relegation zone. The close season saw Bickerstaffe step down and Lee Riley promoted to manager. A number of new faces have joined the club and this combination of youth and experience will be looking to improve on last season’s impressive ninth position and success in the cup competitions. The Knowsley Road ground is being demolished this autumn, necessitating a temporary move to Ashton Town, but August 2011 will see the club re-locate to the new stadium, sharing once again with Saints rugby league club. GLYN JONES Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Forthcoming Fixtures Tuesday 5th October 2010 F.A Carlsberg Vase 1st Round Proper Replay AFC Blackpool v Maine Road Premier Division Barnoldswick Town v Bacup Borough Bootle v Alsager Town Congleton Town v Winsford United Runcorn Linnets v Ashton Athletic Squires Gate v Silsden St Helens Town v Atherton LR First Division Abbey Hey v Eccleshall Saturday 9th October 2010 Vodkat League Challenge Cup Round 1 Abbey Hey v Irlam AFC Blackpool v Rochdale Town AFC Darwen v Ashton Town AFC Liverpool v Runcorn Town Atherton Collieries v Ashton Athletic Cheadle Town v Chadderton Daisy Hill v Oldham Boro Premier Division Bacup Borough v Winsford United Bootle v Barnoldswick Town Colne v Alsager Town Congleton Town v Rossendale United Flixton v Squires Gate Formby v Atherton LR Glossop North End v v Ramsbottom United Maine Road v New Mills Padiham v St Helens Town Silsden v Stone Dominoes First Division Wigan Robin Park v Holker Old Boys Staffordshire FA Vase Round 1 Norton United v Brocton Stone Old Alleynians v Eccleshall Wyrley v Leek CSOB Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Recent Results Friday 1st October 2010

Stone Dominoes Brown(51)

F.A Carlsberg Vase 1st Round Proper Atherton LR

2-3 Runcorn Town

Smith(6) Hill(60)

Molyneux(16), McShane(33) Dalton(55) Saturday 2nd October 2010

HT:1-2 Att:98

Kenworthy(33) Rouse(47,48p) AFC Liverpool Jones(31), Humphries(66) Lamb(75) Eccleshall Adlington(20) Spence(60) Formby O'Hare(42) Huson(75) Gedling Town Atkins(81,87) Irlam

3-1 Runcorn Linnets Ellis(43) 3-0 Hallam

Ashton Athletic

Att:163 HT:1-0

HT:1-0

Att:34 2-1 Glossop North End HT:0-0 Att:87

2-0 Colne

HT:1-0

2-2 AFC Blackpool

HT:1-0

New Mills Moore(88) Silsden Heap(41p)

Hurst(27) Muscroft(56) O'Shea(47) Cummins(75) (after extra time, 90mins 2-2)

Att:75

Ramsbottom United 0-1 Staveley MW

HT:0-0

Fox(58)

HT:0-0 Att:29

0-5 Barnoldswick Town

HT:0-2

Chapman(15), Smith(26.60) Barratt(77), Hollindrake(90) 1-0 Bootle

Att:36

HT:1-3 Att:103

1-0 Daisy Hill

HT:0-0 Att:23 HT:0-2 Att:43

Chadderton Curley(11)

0-2 Abbey Hey Murray(26) Dickinson(42) 1-1 Leek CSOB Bown(7)

Cheadle Town

0-4 Wigan Robin Park

HT:0-3 Att:52

Norton United

Edwards(20), Small(31) Williams(44), McNally(79) 0-0 Ashton Town P-P Holker Old Boys

Squires Gate Harries(10), Mayers(34) Bennett(49) First Division AFC Darwen Langford(21) Atherton Collieries

Att:101

Rossendale United 0-2 Bacup Borough

HT:0-1

Luker(45) C.Ogunyode(58)

Att:141

Rochdale Town

HT:1-0 Att:37

Monday 4th October Premier Division New Mills 1-0 Flixton Moore(26p)

St Helens Town Pearson(36,51)

2-1 Oldham Boro Schofield(64p)

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HT:0-0 Att:164

1-3 Winsford United Newman(9) Ward(15,37) 3-2 Congleton Town Kennerley(76) Haddrell(85)

Att:60

Kelly(6), Ahern(58) Maine Road

HT:1-1

Millington(50), Att:53 Irvine(55p) Buxton(61), Rich(85) 2-0 Flixton HT:1-0

Kharas(77)

1-0 Padiham

Premier Division Alsager Town

Att:150

2-4 Brignorth Town

HT:0-4 Att:50

Williams(58)

F.A Carlsberg Vase 1st Round Proper AFC Emley

1-4 Heath Hayes Dickin(9), Waple(12) Haseley(30,36)

HT:2-0 Att:80

HT:1-1 Att:40

HT:0-0 Att:32

HT:1-0 Att:156

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Keep on Running . . . Steve Prescott’s Engage Mutual Challenge The Steve Prescott Foundation is delighted to announce its next amazing challenge - five marathons in five days ahead of this year’s Engage Super League Grand Final. Of these five marathons, Steve Prescott himself will run four in four days, with the fifth marathon being opened up to fans on the day of the final. The inspirational Steve Prescott MBE, is keen to add this challenge to an already impressive portfolio of physical feats and hopes that fans will get behind his latest fundraising endeavours. There are Four opportunities for people to run alongside Steve on this multiple marathon attempt. • • • •

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“Running the London Marathon earlier this year was a tough yet rewarding challenge, so taking on four in four days will really push me to the limit – but I can’t wait and am already getting stuck into the training. Having fans complete the fifth marathon seems like a perfect end to the challenge, and will hopefully raise some much needed cash, and awareness for our two beneficiary charities.” “Keep on Running: Steve Prescott’s Engage Mutual Challenge” will begin on the morning of Tuesday 28th September at the KC Stadium in Hull, The Foundation are hoping friends and fans will run alongside Steve as he embarks upon the 104 mile route to Manchester’s Old Trafford. This epic challenge aims to raise a significant amount of funds for The Foundation Steve set up back in 2007, benefiting two charities close to his heart; The Christie Hospital in Manchester, where he receives treatment for a rare cancer, and the Try Assist Fund which supports those seriously injured whilst playing rugby league. Following his ultra marathon, Steve is challenging rugby league fans to run a collective 26 miles of their own in the Grand Final Fanzone at Old Trafford. Engage Mutual will be hosting this fifth marathon in their Health & Fitness area on Saturday 2nd October, where a treadmill will be in place for fans to run a sponsored leg of the final marathon. To be involved, participants need to sign up on the SPF website, www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk. Spaces are limited, but there are other ways to show support for the event, either by cheering the various runners on before they head to their seats for the Engage Super League season finale, or by making a donation. Donations can be made online via the website. If you would like to support Steve in this incredible challenge or would like to be involved in the event, please visit www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk or phone the SPF secretary Martin Blondel on 07971 792 859. Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Win a Brand New Toyota Aygo with St Helens Town . . . St Helens Town have launched a brand new sponsorship package for the 2010-11 season which will see one lucky participant drive away a brand new Toyota Aygo worth almost £9000. The package forms part of the club’s main sponsorship deal with Bootle based car dealership Johnsons Toyota Liverpool who have donated the car and who will be assisting the club in promoting the event across the region. In addition to raising funds for the senior and junior St Helens Town teams the sponsorship project will be supporting local charity The Steve Prescott Foundation who will receive 50% of all profits. Town Chairman John McKiernan said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to raise the club’s profile as well as some much need funds for the whole club and The Steve Prescott Foundation. We are extremely grateful to Johnsons Toyota Liverpool for their generous support and hopefully the public and business community will get behind the project.’ He added, ‘The Foundation is very well know across the region and has been successful in raising a huge amount of money across a number of activities, many of the sport related, and we thought the Town’s football club should do its bit!’ ‘Steve Prescott is best known for his Rugby League exploits with St Helens, Hull, Wakefield, Ireland and as a GB Lions tourist; but there is a football connection as his son played for the St Helens Town Juniors U8s last season and has recently been signed by Liverpool FC.’ Gareth Shone, General Sales Manager at Johnsons said, ‘Our partnership with St Helens Town continues to develop and this season we have become the club’s main sponsor. We will be looking at a range of activities to ensure we both benefit from the partnership – with the ‘win-a-Toyota-Car’ project hopefully proving to be a successful start.’ The club have 200 sponsorship packages available at £100 each which will give individuals and businesses the opportunity to win the car. In addition, sponsor details will be added to a ‘roll-of-honour’ in the club’s printed and on-line matchday programme and sponsors will have their details added to the official club website. All participants will receive a signed commemorative certificate and will be entered in to the draw for the car which will be made on Saturday 26 March 2011 or as soon as all 200 packages have been sold. Martin Blondel, Secretary of The Steve Prescott Foundation said, ‘We’re always on the look-out for new fundraising ideas and when St Helens Town approached us we were delighted with their offer. We are looking forward to working alongside the Football Club and hope to raise a lot of money for the two charities we support the Christie Cancer Hospital & the Try Assist Fund’ For further information, or to purchase a sponsorship package please contact Andy Langley on 07850740894. More information about The Steve Prescott Foundation is available at: www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Town Pen Pictures . . . Dale Newbrook: Signed at the start of the 2010-11 season as cover from Kevin Woods but has already made the number one jersey his own. Played against Town for West Didsbury and Chorlton FC in a pre-season friendly fixture. A great shot stopper who commands his area extremely well. Vodkat League Premier Division 'Goalkeeper of the Month' for August 2010 Kevin Woods: Very good young goalkeeper who is now in his third season with the club. Last season he battled for the keeper's jersey with Graeme McCall and put in some solid displays including several clean sheets. Stephen Ben Kay: Another player starting his second season with the club after signing from Wigan Robin Park. Can play centre back or midfield and has proved to be a quality addition as he reads the game well and is good both in the air and on the ground. The 2009-10 Players Player of the Year and rewarded with the captaincy for season 201011. John Elias: Strong centre half who returned to the club in 2008-09 season for a second spell. A tough tackling and no nonsense defender who always gives 100% in every game. John will be looking to improve his disciplinary record. Iain Dyson: Former 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 third time in four seasons. Can count Everton, Bolton, Rochdale, Chorley, Winsford and Warrington amongst his former clubs. Luke Faulkner: Twenty two year old central defender who joined the club last season from MidCheshire outfit Garswood United. Has composure beyond his years which has been evident across a number of excellent performances for club. Definitely one to watch! Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

Liam Pearson: Joined in the summer from Ford Motors, a prolific goal scorer in the Liverpool County Premier League. A big strong centre forward who is good in the air and with the ball at his feet and he will prove to be a handful for opposition defenders. Paul Cliff: Another young player who joined during the close season from neighbours Prescot Cables where he was a regular in their Unibond side. Paul plays on the left wing and has an eye for goal as his pre-season games showed. Marc Stephens: Young midfield player who has had a fine couple of seasons at Town. Signed in the summer of 2008 he came into his own when moved into central midfield where his movement and passing ability are a real quality. He has had a excellent start to the 2010-11 season with goals being added to his repertoire! Ian Frazer: Midfield player who joined the club last 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 last season after spells with Congleton Town, Atherton LR and Wigan Robin Park. Liam Arnold: A new signing from local outfit Windle Labour FC where he was top scorer in the Warrington Premier Division in season 2009-10. Good pace and creativity have been a highlight of his early season form for Town Lee Owens: A strong and deceptively agile central defender who joined from Prescot Cables during the summer 2010. Mike Fargher: Young midfielder acquired from local football who possess pace and no little ability. Likes to take on defenders and beat them before Executive Programme Sponsors Season 2010-11


sending quality crosses into the box. The 2009-10 Young Player of the Year. Karl Aldridge: Right sided defender or midfield player who is another of the crop of summer signings. Now a regular following a pre-season shoulder injury which kept him out of the team’s opening games of the season. Brian Hatton: The oldest member of the squad but still has bags of energy and enthusiasm. He has a great eye for a pass and his fine crossing can cause havoc in opposition penalty areas. Brian spent much of last season recovering from injury. Former Stockport and Bolton player who has had more clubs than plenty of golfers! Dave Garnell: Tall and strong central defender who also has an eye for goal. A great presence in both penalty boxes, signed this summer from Prescot Cables. Daniel Mahoney: A goal-scoring midfielder who joined from Chester FC in September 2010. Good pace and excellent on the ball. His dad Mac also played for Town in the 1990s.

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Daley Woods: A speedy front man who has a great first touch and an eye for the spectacular goal. Joined the club during the close season 2010 from Prescot Cables. Phil Mitchell: Joined Town from Warrington two seasons ago for a second spell after being here previously under the stewardship of Jim McBride and John Davison. He can play on either wing or just behind the front man. Lee Riley: Joined the club two seasons ago as assistant to Gary Bickerstaffe and has proved a popular addition to the club, stepping up to become manager this season. A strong central defender who has had significant experience with Warrington Town and Prescot Cables and also had a playing spell with Town. Phil Burton: Joined the club during the close season as Assistant Manager to Lee Riley having been manager of the Prescot Cables Reserves. A well qualified coach who has had previous playing spells with Whiston Cross, Prescot Cables and Altrincham

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Date Opponents Venue Comp Result 07/08/10 Alsager Town Away League 2-1 L 10/08/10 Winsford United Away League 2-3 W 14/08/10 Nostell MW Away FAC EPR 1-1 D 17/08/10 Nostell Miners Welfare (5-4 Pens) Home FAC EPR R 2-2 D aet 21/08/10 Barnoldswick Town Home League 0-3 L 24/08/10 Congleton Town Home League 2-3 L 28/08/10 Glossop North End Home FAC PR 1-1 D 01/09/10 Glossop North End Home FAC PR 3-1 L aet 04/09/10 Brodsworth Welfare Home FAV 1Q 8-1 W 07/09/10 Bootle Away League 2-1 L 11/09/10 Silsden Away League 0-3 W 18/09/10 Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Home FAV 2Q 4-0 W 21/09/10 Formby Away League 2-1 L 25/09/10 Glossop North End Away League 2-4 W 28/09/10 New Mills Home League 2-4 L 02/10/10 Oldham Boro Home FAV 1R 2-1 W 05/10/10 Atherton LR Home League 09/10/10 Padiham Away League 12/10/10 Maine Road Home League 16/10/10 Flixton Home League 19/10/10 Formby Home League 23/10/10 Rossendale United Away League 26/10/10 Squires Gate Away League 30/10/10 Glossop North End Home League 06/11/10 Alsager Town Away VLCC 2R 13/11/10 Winterton Rangers Away FAV 2R 20/11/10 Winsford United Home League 23/11/10 Stone Dominoes Home League 27/11/10 Ashton Athletic Away League 04/12/10 Silsden Home League 11/12/10 Congleton Town Away League 18/12/10 Colne Home League 27/12/10 Runcorn Linnets Away League 03/01/11 Bootle Home League 08/01/11 Maine Road Away League 15/01/11 Rossendale United Home League 22/01/11 Stone Dominoes Away League 05/02/11 Squires Gate Home League 12/02/11 Barnoldswick Town Away League 19/02/11 Ashton Athletic Home League 26/02/11 Padiham Home League 05/03/11 Bacup Borough Home League 12/03/11 New Mills Away League 19/02/11 Ramsbottom United Home League Key 26/02/11 Atherton LR Away League Name1 09/04/11 Bacup Borough Away League 16/04/11 Alsager TownPremier Division Home League Name Vodkat League Programme of the Year 23/04/11 Ramsbottom United Away League Name27 Season 2009-10 Name10 26/04/11 Runcorn Linnets Home League 30/04/11 Colne Away League

GK K.Woods K.Woods Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook Newbrook

2 3 Gore Hatton Gore Hatton1 Gore Garnell Gore Garnell Gore Hatton Gore Evans Ryder Evans27 Gore Evans Aldridge Evans Aldridge Evans Elias Evans Elias Hatton Elias Pearson Aldridge Elias Aldridge Birch Aldridge Evans

4 5 Garnell Faulkner Garnell1 Faulkner Owens1 Faulkner Owens Faulkner Kay © Faulkner Owens Faulkner Garnell1 Faulkner © Garnell Faulkner1 Garnell1 Owens Garnell Faulkner Garnell Faulkner Garnell Faulkner1 Dyson1 Aldridge Garnell Faulkner Elias Faulkner Elias Garnell

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6 Cliff Kay © Fargher Deakin Deakin Kay © Frazer Kay © Deakin Elias Kay © Aldridge D.Woods Frazer Frazer Deakin

7 8 9 Stephens1 Kay © Pearson Fargher Frazer Pearson1 Stephens Kay © Pearson Stephens Kay © Pearson2 Fargher Dyson Arnold Fargher Frazer Pearson2 Fargher Stephens Pearson D.Woods Elias Pearson117 Stephens3 Kay © Arnold2 Stephens1 Kay © Pearson Aldridge Stephens Pearson2 Stephens Kay © Pearson1 Garnell Hatton Faulkner Dyson2 Stephens Kay © Stephens Kay © D.Woods1 Stephens Kay © Pearson2

10 11 Arnold Fargher Arnold Stephens Arnold Frazer Arnold Fargher Pearson Cliff Stephens Dyson Dyson D.Woods Stephens Frazer Cliff2 Dyson Dyson Deakin Dyson1 D.Woods D.Woods1 Dyson Stephens Kay © Deakin1 Mahoney176 Deakin1 Mahoney Kavanagh Cliff

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12 14 15 Frazer Burton Owens Owens8 Deakin11 Langley10 Dyson9 Deakin10 Langley Cliff6 D.Woods10 Dyson9 Stephens3 Owens Frazer8 D.Woods8 Garnell4 Ryder Deakin Arnold6 Cliff Owens Deakin7 Arnold8 Faulkner Elias5 Hatton11 Frazer6 Cliff11 Arnold Cliff11 Deakin7 Hatton3 Kavanagh10 Frazer Cliff9 Mahoney6 Frazer Deakin8 D.Woods9 Kavanagh6 Hatton Evans2 Garnell Cliff6 Frazer1 Dyson6 Arnold

16 17 Deakin6 Williams3 Dean Ryder Hatton Cliff11, Ryder Hatton Frazer, Langley D.Woods9 K.Woods Arnold3 Deakin Aldridge7 Hatton11,Burton Hatton Aldridge2 Pearson Frazer4 D.Woods10 Hatton Kavanagh Burton Deakin16 Arnold Kavanagh Cliff4 Arnold Riley Kavanagh9 Hatton Hatton D.Woods11

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Atherton LR in action . . .

Atherton LR v Ashton Athletic at Crilly Park Saturday 18th September 2010 Photographs courtesy of Rob Pearson

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Vodkat League News Managerial Vacancy At Rossendale United Following Saturday's defeat at home to local rivals Bacup Borough, the Board of Rossendale United decided to relieve Manager John Hughes of his duties with immediate effect. Chairman Steve Hobson said: 'We have given John a 'fair crack of the whip' but unfortunately we are not seeing the progress, on the field of play, we and our supporters demand. John has worked tirelessly on behalf of Rossendale United for the past 16 months and, if success was guaranteed purely on effort alone, we would be a Football League club by now. "Unfortunately that's not the case and we, the Board, feel change is needed. We wish John every success in the future and hope that he will always be the good friend to us he has been during his tenure as Manager." The club is in no hurry to make an appointment, and an announcement will be made in due course as to who the successful applicant will be.

Vodkat League, Premier Division - Top Goalscorers as at 02/10/2010 Premier Division

Team

Lge

Cup

Total

Moore Steve

New Mills

8

5

13

Haddrell Matt

Congleton Town

8

4

12

Wellstead Stuart

Winsford United

12

Pearson Liam

St Helens Town

5

Mulholland Ashley

Flixton

9

Meakin Carlos

New Mills

5

4

9

Heap Sam

Silsden

6

2

8

Howard Phil

Atherton Laburnum Rovers

6

1

7

Grandison Leon

New Mills

6

1

7

Robinson John

Ramsbottom United

3

4

7

Gaskell Lee

Ramsbottom United

6

1

7

Kharas Gary

Glossop North End

5

1

6

Hurst Chris

Maine Road

4

2

6

Fildes Paul

Padiham

5

1

6

Doherty Daniel

Rossendale United

2

4

6

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Stat Attack . . . . at St Helens Town

Previous Meetings

at Atherton LR

Vodkat League Premier Division

NWC-D1

1995-96

NPL-1

Average Attendances - 02/10/2010

NWC-D1

1996-97

NPL-1

18/03; 3-0

1997-98

11/11; 2-3

1

Runcorn Linnets

6

380

14/04; 1-0

1998-99

16/02; 1-0

2

Glossop North End

4

179

18/09; 1-1

1999-00

26/10; 1-1

3

New Mills

5

175

NWC-D1

2000-01

NWC-D2

4

Ramsbottom United

5

163

30/03; 3-1

2001-02

20/04; 3-0

5

Congleton Town

5

142

08/03; 5-2

2002-03

08/04; 2-2

6

Silsden

4

130

31/01; 0-3

2003-04

29/11; 0-1

7

Padiham

5

127

05/10; 1-0

2004-05

30/11; 0-3

8

Barnoldswick Town

5

118

03/09; 2-2

2005-06

08/10; 2-0

9

Winsford United

4

113

03/04; 1-5

2006-07

24/04; 4-3

10

Colne

6

100

15/12; 2-1

2007-08

14/08; 1-3

11

Bootle

6

99

18/11; 3-6

2008-09

24/02; 0-4

12

St Helens Town

2

89

08/09; 2-2

2009-10

16/03; 1-0

13

Rossendale United

3

86

05/10/2010

2010-11

26/02/2011

14

Bacup Borough

3

83

15

Stone Dominoes

4

71

St Helens Town Scores First

Rank Team

Pld Ave

Games Played

24

16

Squires Gate

7

71

St Helens Town Wins

11

17

Maine Road

5

69

Draws

5

18

Flixton

4

61

Atherton LR Wins

8

19

Formby

7

61

St Helens Town Goals

41

20

Atherton LR

5

53

Atherton LR Goals

43

21

Alsager Town

6

41

45.83

22

Ashton Athletic

5

36

Percentage Town Wins

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ACROSS 7 Manager of Lennox Lewis in his prime (7) 8 World Cup Golden Ball winner in 1994 (7) 10 Brendan _____, Saracen’s Director of Rugby (6) 11 Relegated from Serie A last season, this team hail from Bergamo (8) 12 Argentina’s famous Juniors (4) 13 Out from the nick to play up front for Coventry (6,4) 14 Lucrative Newmarket handicap run over 2m 2f (11) 19 United or City (10) 22 Notorious Chelsea fan’s end (4) 23 Socks down striker now a BBC pundit (8) 24 Chelsea hitman (6) 25 Snubbed Fabio prior to South Africa (7) 26 French keeper who disappointed at Man Utd (7) DOWN 1 ____ Jerome (7) 2 Micky Adams’ Div 2 pacesetters (4,4) 3 Everyone’s favourite National horse (3,3) 4 Roberto ______, Italy manager between Lippi’s two spells (8) 5 Scottish football’s former league club, Third ____ (6) 6 Italian full back once of Newcastle and Everton (7) 9 Carlton _____, sometime member of Wimbledon’s crazy gang (11) 15 Currently managed by Mark McGhee (8) 16 Engine used to win 176 F1 GPs, from the 60s to the 2000s (8) 17 Returned to Leverkusen from Chelsea (7) 18 Great Stadium, shame about the pitch (7) 20 Norwich’s Road (6) 21 Flat only racecourse on the North East coast (6) Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Tea Break Teasers Q1. Which player scored the winning goal in the 2008 FA Cup Final? Q2. Roberto Mancini played four Premier League games for which club? Q3. In which county did the 2010 African Cup of Nations held? Q4. Can you name the four English League teams whose first and second names begin with the same letter? Q5. Which squad number did Michael Owen wear during the 1998 World Cup Finals? Q6. Which was the only team to be bottom of the Premier League in Christmas Day and avoid relegation? Q7. Which two clubs contested the first World Cup Final in 1930? Q8. Which year is incorporated in the Everton badge? Q9. Which Championship manager won the Champions League as a player? Q10. Which English League club play at the County Ground? Q11. Which former Liverpool play sent a record by playing in his eighth African Cup of Nations in 2010? Q12. Stiliyan Petrov is a full international for which country? Q13. From which club did Chelsea sign Didier Drogba? Q14. What was the name of the American who scored against England in the 1950 World Cup Finals? Q15. Which current Premier League club have been Champions of the old Fourth Division? 1) Kanu 2) Leicester City 3) Angola 4) Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City, Cardiff City & Wycombe Wanderers 5) 20 6) West Brom 7) Uruguay & Argentina 8) 1878 9) Paul Lambert 10) Swindon Town 11) Rigobert Song 12) Bulgaria 13) Marseille 14) Joe Gaetjens 15) Wolves Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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St Helens Town News . . . Toyota Helping Town’s Drive for Success St Helens Town Football Club is delighted to announce that Johnsons Toyota Liverpool will become the club’s main sponsor for the forthcoming season and this will see the company’s Toyota brand emblazoned on the new Town kit throughout 2010-11. Club Chairman John McKiernan said, ‘I am delighted that we’ve been able to develop our partnership with Johnsons and this builds upon the great support they offered St Helens Town throughout last season’. Johnsons Toyota Liverpool, the Bootle based car dealership, were initially the club’s Executive Programme Sponsors for season 2009-10 and extended their support courtesy of a number of match and match ball sponsorships along with the provision of a branded car which formed part of the club’s Player of the Month awards. Johnsons were also extremely generous in their support of Town’s Bert Trautmann anniversary celebrations in November 2009. John McKiernan said, ‘We worked extremely hard to generate a huge amount of sponsorship last season and gave considerable coverage to a large number of new sponsors via our printed and online matchday programmes, club website and matchday activities. We are hopeful that last year’s efforts will provide a firm foundation for future seasons. “Johnsons Toyota Liverpool have given the club a record breaking financial boost during tough economic times and we feel that it is in part a recognition that St Helens Town can play a leading role in promoting their brand across the North West.’ He added, ‘Johnsons will be undertaking a number of promotional events and product placement activities across St Helens during the coming year and St Helens Town will be prominent throughout these. It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the club prior to our arrival at the new stadium in August 2011!’ Gareth Shone, General Sales Manager at Johnsons Toyota Liverpool said, ‘Our work with St Helens Town last season proved an ideal opportunity to expand our brand across Merseyside and we are looking forward to developing and extending our partnership so that both ourselves and the club will continue to see significant benefits’. He added, ‘We have some exciting plans for the coming season which will raise the club’s profile along with additional sponsorship monies.’ Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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St Helens Town Merchandise is now available on home match days including: Replica Shirts/Kit Polo Shirts Mugs (glass and ceramic), Drinks Coasters, Mouse Mats, Fridge Magnets Calendars, Key Rings, Money Boxes, Beanie Hats & Caps Please note some items are limited stock but can be ordered (7-10 days)

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We are looking for new members of our

100+ Club £5 per month £250 Prize Fund Pay your £5 each month and receive a number between 1 and 100+ keep this for the season and watch out for the winning number drawn on the final Saturday of each month. If we get more members half the money collected will become the monthly prize 200 members = £500 prize fund.

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St. Helens Town AFC Main Sponsor: Johnsons Toyota Liverpool Away Kit Sponsor: Muni-Serv Specialist Vehicle Solutions Executive Programme Sponsor: Mater Valet Playing Kit & Leisurewear Partner: Elite Industrial Supplies Ltd Honorary Presidents: Bill Foulkes & Bert Trautmann Honorary Vice President: Jim Barrett Chairman: John McKiernan (07976 059404) Vice Chairman: Glyn Jones Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Voller (07843 692695) Full Committee: John McKiernan, Jeff Voller, Jim Barrett, Gordon McDonald, Ste Ball, Andy Langley, Steve Leather, Chris Ford and Glyn Jones. Co-opted Committee Members: Lee Riley, Phil Burton, Gary Bickerstaffe and Iain Dyson Limited Company Directors: Jim Barrett and Gordon McDonald Trustees: John McKiernan, William G Noctor and Eric Bond Commercial/Promotions Manager: Andy Langley (07850 740 894) Club Shop: Chris Ford Programme Editor: Jeff Voller Programme Contributors: Glyn Jones and John McKiernan Club Historian: Glyn Jones Club Manager: Lee Riley Assistant Manager: Phil Burton Player Coach: Iain Dyson Kitman: Brian Humphris Club Physiotherapists: Joe Ferguson, Jennifer Buckley, Michelle Wall Head of Junior Section: Steve Leather – 07788 762336 Record Appearances: Allan Wellens Record Goal Scorer: Steve Pennington Club Honours 1949 George Mahon Trophy Winners 1951 Lancs Comb Division 2 Champions 1972 Lancs Combination Champions 1973 Bass Charrington Cup Winners 1978 St Helens Hospital Cup Winners 1979 St Helens Comb Division 1 Runners Up 1979 St Helens Hospital Cup Runners Up 1980 St Helens Comb Division 1 Champions 1985 NWCFL Reserve Division 2 Runners Up 1986 NWCFL Reserve Division 1 Runners Up 1987 FA Vase Winners (Wembley) 1994 League Challenge Cup Finalists 1994 NWCFL Reserve Division Runners Up 1995 NWCFL Reserve Division Champions 1996 NWCFL Reserve Division Runners Up 1998 Floodlit Trophy Finalists 1999 REALCO Fair Play Award Winners 2009 Bert Trautmann Trophy Winners Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

Record Attendances 4000 at Hoghton Road v Manchester City 1723 at Knowsley Road v FC United of Manchester 9000 at Prescot Cables v Runcorn (Cup Final 1949) Programme Awards 1993-94 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1995-96 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1997-98 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1998-99 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1999-00 NWCFL Programme of the Year 2000-01 NWCFL Programme of the Year 2009-10 Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Wirral Programme Club National Survey 1996-97 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1997-98 NWCFL Programme of the Year 1998-99 NWCFL Programme of the Year Programme Monthly 2007-08 NWCFL Programme of the Year Executive Programme Sponsors Season 2010-11


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Town in FA Vase Action . . .

Action from St Helens Town v Oldham Boro in last Saturday’s FA Vase 1st Round encounter at Edge Green Street

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In Other News . . . Lynch moves quickly to replace recent departures Evo-Stik Premier League Marine have signed three new defenders following the departures recently announced by manager Kevin Lynch of Joe McMahon, Tony Davies and Ian Lathom. Joining the Mariners are centre halves Bee Ami, 20, from Accrington Stanley, Dean Siadankay, 25, from Northwich Victoria and Paul Lundon, 23, from Prescot Cables and formerly Skelmersdale United. The changes follow poor defensive performances, especially at the Arriva Stadium, where Marine have conceded 13 goals in 5 league games and lost three out of five. Marine Chairman Paul Leary said, “It is important that we turn in some level of consistency in defending and our dismal home record so early in the season has been costly. The signing of these players will hopefully help to provide Kevin with a regular back four, something that we have not had so far and I welcome Paul, Dean and Bee to Marine.” Manager Kevin Lynch added, “Centre halves Dean and Bee will both be eligible to make their debuts tomorrow in the league game at Retford United whilst Paul has already made his debut for Marine last week. Dean is a big centre half with pace and strength whilst Ben is a strong tackling defender. Paul can play both sides of defence and is very good on the ball. Whilst the departure of McMahon, Lathom and Davies, to some fans, has been unpopular I need to have more stability and an improvement in our defending and the signing of the three new players will help me to do that.”

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Around The Grounds The Wooders - Garswood United The pre-season travels for St Helens Town took us on the short trip to Garswood United’s Wooders ground situated between St Helens and Wigan and as is relevant this season halfway between Knowsley Road and Ashton Town’s Edge Green Street ground. Garswood play in the Cheshire League First Division (formerly the Mid Cheshire League) but struggled last term and finished bottom of the pile. Upon entering the facility’s car park which got jam packed the closer it became to kick off the clubhouse is off to your right with the left hand side of the pitch directly in front of you. There is hard standing and post and rail around the length of the pitch with the only cover and seating being in a small stand in front of the clubhouse itself. All four sides of the pitch are available to view the game from but the far side as you enter the ground is quite overgrown and not recommended unless you are a David Bellamy type and enjoy undergrowth and insects! The clubhouse is very modern and served a variety of refreshments at reasonable enough prices. The home side put up a good fight against their must illustrious neighbours earning a creditable 0-0 draw on what looked like a good surface for the level they play at.

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Atherton LR in action . . .

Atherton LR v Padiham at Crilly Park Saturday 25th September 2010 Photographs courtesy of Rob Pearson

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Vodkat League News PREMIER DIVISION - ALLY PICKERING OF NEW MILLS Results: 04.09 - Runcorn Linnets (away) won 1 - 4 06.09 - Winsford United (home) won 2 - 0 11.09 - Curzon Ashton (away) draw 1 - 1 (FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round) 13.09 - Curzon Ashton (home) won 3 - 2 (FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round Replay) 18.09 - Rossendale United (home) draw 1 - 1 20.09 - Congleton Town (home) won 2 - 1 25.09 - Harrogate Town (home) lost 0 - 2 (FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round) 28.09 - St. Helens Town (away) won 2 - 4 DIVISION ONE - PAUL MOORE OF AFC LIVERPOOL Results: 04.09 - AFC Blackpool (away) won 1 - 2 08.09 - Irlam (home) won 3 - 1 11.09 - Ashton Town (away) draw 0 - 0 18.09 - Dinnington Town (home) won 1 - 0 (FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round) 21.09 - Daisy Hill (home) won 5 - 0 25.09 - Eccleshall (away) won 0 - 7 28.09 - Cammell Laird (away) lost 4 - 1 (Liverpool Senior Cup 1st Round) Congratulations to Ally and Paul on their awards. 100 Up for Andrew Maine Road goalkeeper Andrew Jones celebrated his 100th consecutive appearance for the club when he took the field for the FA Vase tie against AFC Blackpool on Saturday. Road manager Ian Walker paid tribute to his 20 year old keeper's performances. "Andrew has been a consistent performer for us since he came into the side. He was dropped in at the deep end a bit after our previous keeper left to join FC United, and he stepped up from the reserves. It took him a few games to adjust but he soon settled in, and the fact that he has now played 100 successive games shows how well he has done for us." To commemorate the milestone, the committee at Maine Road presented Andrew with a copy of the specially commissioned picture. CROSSWORD ANSWERS 1.CAMERON 2.PORT VALE 3.RED RUM 4.DONADONI 5.LANARK 6.PISTONE 9.FAIRWEATHER 15.ABERDEEN 16.COSWORTH 17.BALLACK 18.WEMBLEY 20.CARROW 21.REDCAR ACROSS 7.MAHONEY 8.ROMARIO 10.VENTER 11.ATALANTA 12.BOCA 13.MARLON KING 14.CESAREWITCH 19.MANCHESTER 22.SHED 23.CLARIDGE 24.DROGBA 25.SCHOLES 26.BARTHEZ DOWN Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Vodkat League News Another Great North Run Success For John A few weeks back we reported that John Beswick, a former Barnoldswick Town groundsman, was taking part in the Great North Run on the 19th September as a fundraiser for Town player Ash Alderson, who broke his leg in a pre-season game against AFC Fylde. John, known to everyone at the club as Bezzie, completed the run in a time of 1 hour 57 minutes and 22 seconds, and in the process raised £300 for Ash through sponsorships from people within the club. His overall position in the race was 9,970th out of around 54,000 runners, and he finished 119th in his age group. It's not the first time that John has undertaken a run to raise funds for a Barnoldswick Town player. He took up running some years ago as a means of keeping fit, and then embarked on running the Pendle Grand Prix, which is a set of ten 10k races around the area. While doing this in 2007, one of the Barnoldswick Town players at the time, Darren Smith, suffered a brain embolism whilst playing and was rushed to hospital from the ground. As Darren was a self employed builder, John thought it would be a good idea to take part in the Great North Run to raise some cash for him. This was quickly organised, and the amount of money raised was an impressive £1300, which was distributed to Darren, Children's Leukemia, a local cancer group BOSOM friends, a Speech Therapy organisation and to Elland Hospice. Darren subsequently donated the money to the hospital that had treated him, and he made a complete recovery although he can never play football again. This season, when Ash Alderson suffered his injury, John decided to dust down the running shoes again as Barnoldswick Town programme editor Peter Naylor explained: "Although John had been dogged with niggling injuries, he decided to enter the Great North Run again to raise some money for Ash. It was a great performance from him, and his efforts are admired by everyone at the club. "Last Saturday, Ash was at the ground minus his crutches for the first time, so thankfully the healing process is working, and we were able to present him with his cheque for £300." One of Town's sponsors, 'The Cellar Bar', donated a prize of a beer and wine hamper for the person who got nearest to the time John would post for his run. Joanne Bowditch won the prize, being only 14 seconds inside John's time of 1:57:27. The picture shows John on the left, presenting a cheque for £300 to Ash Alderson and Joanne Bowditch with her prize after last Saturday's match against Formby. Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

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Town Stats 2010-11 02/10/2010

League

Player

Cups

Total

App

Sub

Gls

App

Sub

Gls

App

Sub

Gls

Aldridge

Karl

5

0

0

3

2

0

8

2

0

Arnold

Liam

3

1

0

3

2

2

6

3

2

Birch

Peter

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Cliff

Paul

2

4

0

2

3

2

4

7

2

Deakin

Mike

4

4

2

3

3

1

7

7

3

Dyson

Iain

6

0

4

3

3

0

9

3

4

Elias

John

5

0

0

3

1

0

8

1

0

Evans

Mark

3

1

0

4

0

0

7

1

0

Fargher

Mike

4

0

0

3

0

0

7

0

0

Faulkner

Luke

9

0

0

5

0

2

14

0

2

Frazer

Ian

4

2

0

3

2

0

7

4

0

Garnell

Dave

6

1

1

7

0

2

13

1

3

Gore

Ray

4

0

0

3

0

0

7

0

0

Hatton

Brian

4

1

1

1

2

0

5

3

1

Kavanagh

Mike

0

2

0

1

1

0

1

3

0

Kay

Ben

9

0

0

6

0

0

15

0

0

Langley

Mike

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Mahoney

Daniel

2

1

1

0

0

0

2

1

1

Newbrook

Dale

7

0

0

7

0

0

14

0

0

Owens

Lee

1

1

0

3

0

1

4

1

1

Pearson

Liam

7

0

5

6

0

5

13

0

10

Ryder

Liam

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Stephens

Marc

8

1

2

7

0

3

15

1

5

Williams

Aaron

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Woods

Daley

3

4

1

3

2

1

6

6

2

Woods

Kevin

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

99

25

17

77

21

19

176

46

36

Totals

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Ashton Athletic

Bacup Borough 3-0

1-1 3-0

2-3

4-0

Glossop NE 1-1

2-4 1-2

1-0

Rossendale Utd

4-0

1-1

Runcorn Linnets

2-2

1-3

1-0

0-0

2-0

0-1

0-1

0-5

3-1

Squires Gate

2-2

2-4

2-0

1-2

0-3

0-1

2-2

2-1

2-1

2-1

1-4

2-4

2-3

0-3

1-1

1-2

0-0

0-0

2-0

Winsford United

1-1

3-0

0-3 1-1

5-0

1-3

Stone Dominoes

2-1 1-1

1-3

0-3

1-1

2-2

0-1

St Helens Town

0-2

1-2

0-1

3-5

Silsden

1-0

0-3

1-2 1-4

2-4

0-5 2-1

Ramsbottom Utd

2-1 3-0 2-0

1-4

New Mills

4-3

3-2

Maine Road

1-0

5-1 1-0 5-3

3-1

Formby

2-3

3-2

2-1

2-1

1-0

1-2

Congleton Town

2-2

1-1

0-2

0-1

Colne

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

1-3

Flixton

0-5

2-2

1-0

0-3

1-1

Bootle

1-3

3-2

Padiham

2-4

2-1

2-1

2-1

Barnoldswick T

1-0 2-2

Atherton LR

2-4

Alsager Town

Ashton Athletic

Alsager Town Atherton LR Bacup Borough Barnsoldwick Town Colne

Bootle 6-1

4-0

Congleton Town Flixton Formby Glossop North End 6-0

Maine Road New Mills

2-1

2-3

2-2 3-0

Padiham Ramsbottom United Rossendale United Runcorn Linnets Silsden Squires Gate St Helens Town Stone Dominoes Winsford United

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League Standings Vodkat League Premier Division Table - 04/10/2010

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

New Mills

12

11

1

0

32

7

24

33

2

Winsford United

13

7

2

4

28

19

9

23

3

Ramsbottom United

11

7

1

3

24

12

12

22

4

Colne

11

6

4

1

20

12

8

22

5

Congleton Town

11

6

1

4

21

14

7

19

6

Bootle

12

6

1

5

18

17

1

19

7

Squires Gate

13

5

4

4

18

20

-2

19

8

Barnoldswick Town

11

4

5

2

21

10

11

17

9

Maine Road

9

5

0

4

18

11

7

15

10

Atherton LR

9

5

0

4

15

11

4

15

11

Padiham

12

4

3

5

22

19

3

15

12

Stone Dominoes

9

4

2

3

14

14

0

14

13

Silsden

9

3

2

4

9

13

-4

11

14

Alsager Town

10

3

2

5

12

23

-11

11

15

Bacup Borough

7

3

1

3

11

10

1

10

16

Rossendale United

9

2

4

3

14

18

-4

10

17

Runcorn Linnets

9

2

4

3

13

20

-7

10

18

St Helens Town

9

3

0

6

17

20

-3

9

19

Flixton

11

2

2

7

16

28

-12

8

20

Glossop North End

8

1

3

4

12

16

-4

6

21

Formby

10

1

1

8

11

27

-16

4

22

Ashton Athletic

11

1

1

9

14

38

-24

4

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Abbey Hey

AFC Darwen

AFC Liverpool

Atherton Collieries 1-0

Holker Old Boys

1-2

1-3

Rochdale Town

Runcorn Town

1-1

1-3

0-4

3-0

2-1

3-2

1-1

2-0

6-3

3-0

0-8

0-0

4-1

1-0

1-1

4-1

2-0

Oldham Boro

0-0

1-5

1-0

1-1

1-1

Leek CSOB 3-6

2-1

3-1

Irlam

0-6

4-1

1-1

Eccleshall 4-3

3-0

5-0

1-0

Daisy Hill

1-1

1-2

2-0

Cheadle Town

1-0

3-1

Chadderton

0-0 0-0

2-3 1-0

Wigan Robin Park

1-0

4-1

1-6

1-3

0-0

5-1

Ashton Town

0-7

1-1

3-3 1-0

Norton United

1-4

AFC Blackpool

Abbey Hey

1-0 2-1

4-0

0-0

1-2

7-0

AFC Blackpool

2-4

2-2

0-1

1-0

0-2

4-3

1-4

Oldham Boro

2-2

4-0

AFC Darwen AFC Liverpool Ashton Town Atherton Collieries Chadderton Cheadle Town Daisy Hill Eccleshall Holker Old Boys Irlam Leek CSOB

Rochdale Town

5-1

Norton United

Runcorn Town Wigan Robin Park

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League Standings . . . Vodkat League Division One Table - 02/10/2010

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Atherton Collieries

9

5

2

2

25

8

17

17

2

AFC Liverpool

8

5

2

1

22

5

17

17

3

AFC Blackpool

7

5

1

1

15

7

8

16

4

Wigan Robin Park

7

5

0

2

14

6

8

15

5

Cheadle Town

8

4

2

2

9

9

0

14

6

Runcorn Town (-3)

7

5

1

1

29

9

20

13

7

Norton United

7

3

3

1

9

10

-1

12

8

Irlam

10

3

3

4

16

21

-5

12

9

Chadderton

7

3

2

2

12

10

2

11

10

AFC Darwen

10

3

2

5

6

20

-14

11

11

Leek CSOB

7

2

4

1

11

5

6

10

12

Abbey Hey

8

3

1

4

17

18

-1

10

13

Ashton Town

8

2

2

4

6

19

-13

8

14

Holker Old Boys

5

2

1

2

8

6

2

7

15

Eccleshall

7

2

1

4

12

20

-8

7

16

Oldham Boro

7

1

2

4

8

16

-8

5

17

Daisy Hill

10

1

2

7

9

23

-14

5

18

Rochdale Town

10

0

3

7

16

32

-16

3

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Saint’s Alive . . . A husband and wife set off on holiday by car, with a very long journey ahead of them. After several hours on the road they’re too tired to continue, and decide on a rest break. They stop at a large hotel and book a room, with the intention of grabbing just four hours sleep before moving on. Suitably refreshed after their short nap, they go to the front desk to check out and are handed a bill for £200. “That’s outrageous!” exclaims the husband. “I grant you that’s it’s a nice hotel, but just four hours in a small and sparsely furnished room doesn’t justify this charge.” The desk clerk looks down his nose at the husband. “The £200 is not just for the room, sir,” he says in a haughty and condescending manner. “It is the standard rate and includes use of all the other facilities available to our guests.” The husband is having none of it and insists on speaking to the manager, who is duly summoned and listens to the complaint with barely disguised boredom. “The hotel has a twenty-five metre swimming pool and a four-star restaurant, use of which are included in our standard rate,” explains the manager. “But we’ve only been here four hours and haven’t even seen them, let alone used them,” pleads the husband. “Nevertheless, they are available and you could have used them,” says the manager. “And we provide live entertainment every evening with some of the best cabaret acts around,” he continues. “Top stars from New York, Las Vegas and London’s West End perform here regularly.” “We’ve only been here four hours and haven’t seen them, either,” repeats the husband. “As I said, sir – the entertainment is available each and every day, so you could have.” The manager goes on to list all the other facilities on offer – eighteen hole golf course, fitness suite, sauna, hairdresser, beauty salon – you name it, the hotel has it available. The husband points out that he and his wife have used none of them, whilst the manager is equally adamant that they were there for their benefit and they could have used them. Eventually, the husband accepts that all his arguments and pleas are going to be rebuffed. “Okay,” he sighs. “Give me a pen.” He writes out a cheque and hands it to the manager. “Excuse me, sir,” says the manager upon examining the cheque. “This is only made out for £80, and we have already explained at great length that our standard rate is £200.” “That’s right,” says the husband. “I’ve charged you £120 for sleeping with my wife – that’s our standard rate.” The manager bristles with indignation, his face reddening with anger and embarrassment. “I can promise you, sir, that I have not slept with your wife,” he protests. “I know,” says the husband, smiling. “But she was here and you could have.” 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 email them to me on john@behindtheflag.co.uk Come on, let’s all have a laugh. Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

Executive Programme Sponsors Season 2010-11


Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

Executive Programme Sponsors Season 2010-11


Vodkat League Premier Division Programme of the Year Season 2009-10

Executive Programme Sponsors Season 2010-11


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