Sat 12
St Helens Town
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3
League
1st Team
J Clark (45'), H Kamara (45')
A Metcalfe (35'), R Bordman (63'), F Donovan (90')

Match preview

By Martin Eastwood
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Emley face a second trip to Ruskin Drive this season when they travel to face St Helens Town in the North West Counties Division 1 North on Saturday, 3pm.
The sports complex is also shared with Pilkington FC, where Emley threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 a month ago, Manager Richard Tracey will be hoping for a better showing this time around in the land of glass.
Emley's last away trip, was a successful 3-2 win at AFC Darwen, but significantly, their first win on a "plastic" 3G pitch, which Emley had lost all previous games on that surface, so hopefully they have shaken that off their backs and will feel confident of keeping up their decent run of form.
Saturday's 4-0 cup win over AFC Blackpool, was the Pewits' 4th game without defeat in all competitions and with a busy few weeks coming up they'll be wanting to keep that going as they look to stay in contention for a promotion place.
St Helens meanwhile, are looking up, and hopefully away from the relegation places, they currently lie 3rd from bottom of the table with 3 wins and a draw, but had a stunning 8-3 win over AFC Darwen last week to end a run of 2 defeats out of 3 games, so they are more than capable of putting some form together.
Emley will need to be totally focused for 90 minutes unlike last time at Pilkington when they appeared to switch off at half time and lost the game if they are to keep up their top 4 hopes.

WHEN? Saturday 12th October, 3.00pm

WHERE? Arcoframe Stadium, Ruskin Drive, Dentons Green, St Helens, Merseyside,WA10 6RP

WHO? The original St. Helens Town club was formed in 1901, but folded during 1928-29, They reformed in 1946 and played at Hoghton Road. Town produced a number of fine players who joined Football League clubs, including Bill Foulkes (Manchester United), John Quinn (Sheffield Wednesday) and John Connelly who joined Burnley, later transferring to Manchester United and who played in the England 1966 World Cup winning squad. More recently, Dave Bamber scored goals in all four divisions of the league with a host of different clubs, starting and ending his league career at Blackpool and in the last few years, Karl Ledsham, who had a productive career at conference level with Southport, Lincoln City, Barrow and Stockport County before moving to the USA, But their most famous graduate was German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann.
Town enjoyed a golden era in the late 1980s, just missing out on an appearance in the First Round proper of the FA Cup in 1985/86, losing to Morecambe in a Fourth Qualifying Round Replay, but they obtained ample compensation by winning the FA Vase at Wembley in 1987, of course, beating the old Emley in the semi final!

OWW MUCH? £5 Adults, £3 Concessions, £1 Under 16`s or FREE when accompanied by an adult. Programmes £2.

OWT ELSE?Ruskin Drive has a large, free car park available to supporters on matchdays

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Match details

Match date

Sat 12, Oct 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

125

Competition

First Division North

League position

5
Emley AFC
18
St Helens Town
Declan Dawson

Player of the match

Declan Dawson