SATURDAY saw the curtain come down on a disappointing season for St.Helens Town following a poor display at Nelson which resulted in a seventeenth placed finish in the Hallmark security League North West Counties Division One North.

On the credit side they were never in the drop zone and did in fact take points off all but one of the top six finishers including eventual champions Longbridge Town. The season also produced an amazing statistic as Town bagged 82 goals from their 38 games which ought to have seen them well in the top half of the table, But an unwarranted stat is that Nelsons fourth goal in Saturdays four-nil reverse brought up a century of goals conceded.

The goals scored were well shared out with as illustrated in Easter Saturdays fine 5-4 win over Carlisle City where five different scorers found the net. Two days later it was back to normal with a two-one home defeat to Ashton Town with Towns goal coming from right-back Andy Presho to take him into double figures for the season. A fine effort from a defender that didn’t include any penalties.

Leading the way as top scorer was Liam Diggle with eighteen, closely followed by Neil Weaver on sixteen. The club wishes to thank all supporters and sponsors, especially main shirt sponsors The St Helens branch of Unite the Union