ST HELENS Town's first ever trip to Garstang ended in disappointment following a lack lustre display on a bumpy pitch and a gusty cross wind. Both sides struggled for rhythm early on before kitchen produced the first save from smiths firm drive. By the halfs mid point Town were edging it with Kitchen again called upon to save low from Diggle, but against the run of play Garstang took a 34th Minute lead when they were awarded a fortuitous penalty as Towns Young tangled with Entwistle along the bye-line. Entwistle slammed home the spot kick and it lifted the hosts with Salisbury and Swindlehurst putting in decent efforts.

Half time 1-0

Town took control after the interval with Garstang’s Swindlehurst clearing off the line from Smith before Diggle brought a fine low save from Kitchen. With Weaver now added to the Town cause his trickery produced another clearance off the line as Westwood denied Smith. But as the game entered its later stages Garstang at last began to look like a top five side with Coar heading narrowly over before Williams saved well as Nagy threatened Towns goal. With Five minutes left Garstangs Bennett almost toe poked home from the far post but town responded well with Presho bringing the keeper to his knees with a twenty-five yarder before Kitchen produced a superb flying save from a Furlong volley.

This result ended Towns recent revival but it simply wasn’t to be their day but with safety assured they can anjoyu their last three games which see them travel to Carlisle City on Easter Saturday before the final home game against Ashton Town on Easter Monday. The season concludes with a trip to Nelson on Saturday 27th April.