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Saturday 28th July;Tuesday's scheduled match at Billinge has been postponed
due to problems with their pitch caused by the recent bad weather. This game
has been replaced at short notice with a trip to Rainford North End's Bushy Lane
home with a 6-45PM kick off.
Friday 27th July;This evenings scheduled fixture against Prescot Cables at
Knowsley Road has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Tuesday 24th July;Town belatedly got their pre-season fixtures started with the
trip to Greenall Padgate St Oswald. Town were defeated by a late penalty after
their passing game had been defeated by the long grass on the pitch.
Tuesday 17th July;Tomorrow's scheduled game at South Sefton Borough has
been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Saturday 14th July; The Vodkat League fixtures for the forthcoming season
have been released and Town will start the season with a home match against
Abbey Hey on Saturday 11th August, this is followed with a trip to Atherton LR
on Tuesday 14th and Salford City are the visitors to Knowsley Road the following
Tuesday (21st). Town round the month of with visits to Colne and Winsford
United on Saturday 25th & Tuesday 28th respectively. The full fixture list is now
Friday 13th July; Tomorrow's scheduled pre-season friendly match at Beeches
has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Tuesday 3rd July; St Helens Town Press Release;
Double delight for Town
In a week when Saints and their partners announced plans for the new
stadium St. Helens Town had further great news as they sign-up a lucrative
sponsorship deal with 438 Design, a North-West based marketing and
design agency run by St Helens resident Paul Keen.
Following a difficult diamond jubilee season, in which the club narrowly
escaped relegation, St Helens Town has come out fighting prior to the
2007/2008 campaign. Now about to start its eighth season at Knowsley
Road following the sale of its Hoghton Road ground as part of the
partnership with Saints and the invitation from Saints to form Sporting Club
St. Helens the club looks to the future with renewed vigour.
Speaking yesterday club official, John McKiernan announced a number of
new initiatives in a bid to raise the profile of the club both on and off the
"In a town which is rightly dominated by our highly successful rugby
league club counterparts, it has been difficult to establish a large number
of regular followers of the football team both at Knowsley Road and away
from home", said Mr McKiernan.
"During the pre-season period, we plan to get active and encourage people
of the Town to come and give their support", he added.
The club has been applauded in recent years for their commitment to
youth development, actively encouraging local children to get involved in
football. This is something that remains fundamental to the club's long
term plans with the formation of new Under 6's, Under 7's, Under 8's and
Under 13 teams, meaning that the club now works with over 200 local
children, ranging in age from age 6 to 14. The senior and junior teams will
play a major part in this weekend's
St. Helens Festival.
Off the field the club is planning numerous local marketing activities in
order to kick-off their ambitions.
"In addition to the imminent re-launch of our website and the set up of a
new lottery, we are planning to attract local business sponsorships through
a programme of direct marketing, PR and advertising" said Mr McKiernan.
"The announcement of our new main sponsor is fantastic, 438 Design will
provide a much needed financial boost for the club and will play a major
part in our marketing efforts throughout the season and hopefully beyond,
Mr McKiernan remarked.
"We've got to put the disappointment of last season behind us and look
forward to better things, especially with the new stadium now looking
more likely'" he added
Monday 2nd July; Today saw the draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup and
Vase take place and are as follows;
EPR; Saturday 18th August; Holker Od Boys (a) (NWCFL Div 2) If successful
PR; Saturday 1st September; Clitheroe (a) (Unibond Div1 Nth) If successful
1QR; Saturday 15th September; Chorley (Unibond Div 1 Nth) or Warrington Town
(Unibond Div 1 Sth) (a)
1QR; Saturday 8th September; Cheadle Town (a) (NWCFL Div 2) if successful
2QR; Saturday 22nd September; Ashton Town (h) (NWCFL Div 2) if successful
1RP; Saturday 6th October; Winsford United (NWCFL 1) or Hallam (NCEL P) (h)
Saturday 30th June; St Helens Town have added another member to the clubs
backroom staff today with the appointment of Brian Humphris in a dual roll of Kit
Man & Scout.
Brian watched many of games last year and is a good friend of Assistant
Manager John Fletcher.
He will commence this post immediately and will have a role on the bench where
I've asked him to carry out some analysis of our opposition. Brian will also
undertake several scouting opportunities within Merseyside looking at semi-pro
and amatuer games and feeding back with any findings. He will also assist with
various duties on matchdays.
Alex Wright said "I've found Brian to have a great deal of knowledge of the game
and in particular players that are local to us, I think he'll be a valuable asset to
the club and further our cause during the forthcoming season."
Monday 25th June; St Helens Town Club Statement;
St Helens Town AFC have today appointed Stuart Steen as the clubs
Fitness & Conditioning Coach.
Stuart is a local lad who worked with 1st Team Manager Alex Wright a
few years ago when they were both at St Helens College.
Stuart has gained BSC Degree in Sport Science and then a Masters
Degree both at Liverpool John Moores University. Stuart has recently
returned from travelling around the world and is ready to put his
knowledge and skills of fitness testing and researching human
performance into practice with St Helens Town AFC.
First Team manager Alex Wright stated "I'm delighted that Stuart has
joined us at St Helens Town. We may not have the resources that the
other clubs have in this league, but we are definitely trying to
introduce an element of professionalism to the club. Stuart's input will
be extremely valuable to us in terms of monitoring and evaluating the
fitness of our players. I'm sure once Stuart gets to work we'll be able
to get as much out of our players as humanly possible."
Saturday 28th April;A controversial late penalty denys Town a share of the
spoils at Colne. Town had recovered from 2-0 down to get back on level terms
with goals from Colin Wilson and Iain Dyson but the late penalty saw them lose
Thursday 26th April;Another come from behind peroformances sees Town trail
by two goals twice and recover to gain a share of the spoils against Nelson at
Knowsley Road. Brian Hatton, Neil Jones and an Iain Dyson brace secured a 4-4
Tuesday 24th April;Town come from 3-1 behind to win 4-3 at Crilly Park against
Atherton LR. A second half Muktar Mahama hat trick, added to an early Iain
Dyson goal was enough to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Saturday21st April;Town go down 1-0 to Curzon Ashton at Knowsley Road, a
result that sees the visitors promoted to the UniBond Division One for next
Monday 16th April;A poor display of finishing and an excellent second half from
Flixton coupled together to send Town to a 3-0 reverse this evening.
Saturday 14th April;A score draw at Silsden was enough to secure St Helens
Town's safety in NWCL Division One for another season. Town went into the lead
through Karl Ledsham and this was cancelled out just before the interval.
Tuesday 10th April;Goals from Rob Taylor and a Karl Ledsham penalty were
enough to secure Town maximum points at Formby and take them onto 31
points for the sesaon.
Saturday 7th April;Another poor display sees Town go down 2-0 against Abbey
Hey this afternoon.
Tuesday 3rd April;Town sink to their heaviest defeat since January as Atherton
LR triumph 5-1 at Knowsley Road. Muktar Mahama netting Town's consolation.
Saturday 31st March;Town round the month off with a 2-1 victory over Silsden at
Valerie Park. Iain Dyson added to Karl Ledsham's early goal and despite
conceding a late goal Town held on to gain three vital points.
Tuesday 27th March;Town return disappointed from Manchester after a 2-0
defeat at Trafford.
Tuesday 20th March;Town put in a poor performance and squander a 1-0 lead as
they draw 1-1 with basement side Stone Dominoes at Knowsley Road.
Saturday 17th March;Saints return from Bacup with a point but they will feel
they could and should have returned to Merseyside with all three points after a
Tuesday 13th March;Town get a game on at home and earn three points as a
late Karl Ledsham goal saw Town win 2-1. Iain Dyson's earlier effort had been
cancelled out by a Dan Bromilow goal for the visitors.
Saturday 10th March;This afternoons game at Knowsley Road against Nelson is
off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Tuesday 6th March;Town go down 4-2 at Nantwich Town. Goals from Iain Dyson
and Brain Hatton had twice brought the visitors level but two late goals cost St
Helens any chance of a share of the spoils.
Saturday 3rd March;Town ran out 5-2 winners in their friendly encounter against
the University of Chester (Warrington Campus). Goals from Khalied Ferdjani, Neil
Jones, Iain Dyson, Andy Walker and Muckta Mahama sent Town home with the
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