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St Helens Town
 (23', 67', 70')
Full time
M Onuh (19'), L Sharp (56')
Sat 3 Aug 15:00 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - First Division North Attendance 120

Chadderton 3-2 St Helens Town


Opening Day Woe At Unhappy Hunting Ground

Down the years Town have found it hard to pick up points at Chadderton’s Andrew Street and Saturday’s season opener was no different.

On a warm afternoon Town started the better of the two teams and went close through Christy Devlin who brought a good double save from home stopper Jamed Longdin. Nevertheless Town’s push brought its reward when Morgan Onuh slotted home from twelve yards in the 19th Minute taking advantage of some casual play at the back by the hosts.

The lead only lasted four minutes as Chadderton’s Joseph Richards tapped home after Carl Williams had parried a Reece Lyndon drive and from this point there was a momentum shift as the hosts grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.

Carl Williams was extremely busy and excelled in the visitors goal as Chaddy pushed hard for the lead but the Keepers reflexes saw Town reach half time level at 1-1.

Town's half time team talk must have worked as 10 minutes into the second half the visitors regained the lead as a superb pass from Weaver released Sharp who netted with a composed finish.

Again Town didn’t keep the lead long as Chadderton levelled in the 65th minute through Ben Matthews after Town's Sharp had missed a golden opportunity to make it 3-1.

Both sides had chances to win the game but the goal which decided it in Chaddertons favour was a superb cross shot into the top corner by Leon Iluboe to make it 3-2 and see Town venture back to Merseyside with no return for their endeavour.

Carl Williams

Player of the Match

Carl Williams

Key moments

Goal Morgan Onuh scores for St Helens Town
Goal Goal for Chadderton
Goal Louis Sharp scores for St Helens Town
Goal Goal for Chadderton
Goal Goal for Chadderton


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90:00 Yellow Card
Andy Webster is yellow carded for St Helens Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Carl Williams is awarded player of the match for St Helens Town
70:00 Goal 3 - 2
Goal for Chadderton
67:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Chadderton
56:00 Goal 1 - 2
Louis Sharp scores for St Helens Town
End of period 1
23:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Chadderton
19:00 Goal 0 - 1
Morgan Onuh scores for St Helens Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Chadderton
  • St Helens Town
  • 0
  • Morgan Onuh Goal 19:00'
  • Goal 23:00'
  • Louis Sharp Goal 56:00'
  • Goal 67:00'
  • Goal 70:00'
  • Andy Webster Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Williams, Carl Williams, Carl
Young, Jake Young, Jake
Atkinson, George Atkinson, George
Onuh, Morgan Onuh, Morgan
Webster, Andy Webster, Andy
Robinson, Jesse Robinson, Jesse
Sharp, Louis Sharp, Louis
Sumner, Tom Sumner, Tom
Jones, Jordan Jones, Jordan
Weaver, Neil Weaver, Neil
Devlin, Christy Devlin, Christy

League round up

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AFC Liverpool
Bacup Borough
Golcar United
AFC Darwen
Cleator Moor Celtic


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Steeton 4 4
15. Cleator Moor Celtic 4 4
16. AFC Liverpool 4 4
17. St Helens Town 3 3
18. Garstang 5 3
19. Pilkington 3 1
20. Bacup Borough 3 0

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