by David Watters
Noone, who kicked off his career at Skem under manager Tommy Lawson and rolled off the club's celebrated production line, signed for Championship side Cardiff City from Brighton last week.
With the international games taking precedence over the league matches last weekend, Noone used the time off to head back to the West Lancashire College Stadium to watch his old side win their FA Cup First Qualifying Round clash against Clitheroe 1-0.
Pictured presenting Paul Woolcott with his Man of the Match award after the win, he told fans he'd still love to play for the club. "I wish I could get a blue shirt on again and get out there," he said.
Noone came through the junior ranks at Skelmersdale and his progress through the North West Counties and Evo-Stik Northern Premier League to the Championship has been phenomenal.
Chairman Paul Griffiths was delighted to see Noone return for the first time since his switch to Cardiff. He said: "Craig is a great lad, one of our own. He stood out from all the other players, even at an early age.
"With his drive and ambition I believe we'll see him one day getting to the Premiership. I would like to thank Craig for coming to the game and wish him every success for the future."
Skelmersdale United's reward for winning the weekend's First Qualifying Round tie is an away trip to Tadcaster Albion. They have more realisitic silverware in their sights this Saturday when they entertain Salford City in the FA Trophy's Preliminary Round. Kick off is 3pm.