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Vintage Clarets to feature in charity match

Ian Moore, Andy Payton, Roger Eli, John Deary, Gerry Harrison and Liam Robinson will all line up for the Vintage Clarets when they take on Rolls Old Boys in a charity match on Sunday.

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Goalscorer Kieron Pickup

Travelling Storks fans are well rewarded at Hanley

The Padiham fans that made the long trip down to Hanley Town were rewarded with a convincing 3-0 win on Saturday.

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Padiham FC V Ashton Athletic FC at The Arbories, Padiham.
Padiham FC (Blue) V Ashton Athletic (Yellow).
Padiham's Manager Steve Wilkes.
22nd August 2015

Boss Wilkes set to take charge of 900th game

Steve Wilkes credited former England boss Sam Allardyce’s contribution for getting him into management as the Padiham boss celebrates his 900th game in the dug out.

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James Dean got the Storks back in the game when a Congleton clearance rebounded off him into the net

Storks stage late fightback at Congleton

On a day when Padiham were not at their best, two late goals saw them fight back from two goals down to earn a point at Congleton Town on Saturday.

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Champions Briercliffe are spot on in the final

Champions Briercliffe are spot on in the final

Briercliffe Primary School became Lancashire Under 11s champions after a hard fought competition at JMO Sports in Skelmersdale.

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Padiham celebrate Keiron Pickups winning goal at 1874 Northwich

Storks upset form book with away win

Padiham turned the form book upside down on Saturday with a fully-deserved Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division win at third placed 1874 Northwich.

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Joel Melia, left, came closest to scoring for Padiham at Cammell Laird

Storks slip down to seventh in the table

Padiham dropped down to seventh place in the Premier Division of the Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League after a disappointing goal-less draw at bottom club Cammell Laird on Saturday.

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Morgan joins the Sky Blues on two-year scholarship

Morgan joins the Sky Blues on two-year scholarship

Lifelong Burnley fan Morgan Crowther has signed a two-year scholarship with League 1 Coventry City.

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New Storks signing Jake Townsend

Storks suffer heaviest defeat of season at leaders

Bootle...................................6

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Lizzy Hamer was on the scoresheet for Burnley FC Ladies in their 1-1 draw against Birkenhead

Lady Clarets fail to climb in to top three with stalemate

The Lady Clarets’ push for a top three finish in the North West Women’s Regional League Premier Division was dealt a blow when they failed to make their dominance count against basement side Birkenhead.

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North West Counties football action from Padiham (pale blue) v 1974 Northwich.
Padiham Manager Steve Wilkes takes issue with a comment from the crowd after his side go 4 down within half an hour.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
2-4-2016

Padiham boss Wilkes building something big

Steve Wilkes is looking to build a squad capable of competing for the title next term and the Arbories boss has challenged his players to use that as motivation.

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Padiham FC V Ashton Athletic FC at The Arbories, Padiham.
Padiham FC (Blue) V Ashton Athletic (Yellow).
Padiham's Manager Steve Wilkes.
22nd August 2015

No home comforts for Storks in near future

Padiham boss Steve Wilkes knows that his players will have to roll their sleeves up and battle if they’re to get any reward from the club’s extended stay in Merseyside.

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Barnoldswick Town FC manager Stewart Airdrie is pictured with Anne Wolfenden of Cloud 1990. (S)

Airdrie steps down at Town as Criag takes up the reins

Barnoldswick Town have announced Danny Craig as the new man at the helm at the Silentnight Stadium after Stewart Airdrie stepped down from his position.

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Action from the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy semi-final between Lancaster City (blue and white) v Padiham, at the County Ground in Leyland.
Padiham captain Martin Parkes mis-cues a shot.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
23-2-2016

Pickup snatches dramatic late winner for the Storks

Kieron Pickup netted a dramatic late winner as Padiham got the New Year off to a perfect start with a 3-2 win over Irlam.

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Evie Priestley, Sophie Valentine and Hannah Wood

Lady Clarets miss chance to close the gap

Despite taking the lead twice against newly promoted MSB Woolton, the Clarets slipped to their first defeat of the season in the league following a long trip down the M62.

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Padiham FC V Ashton Athletic FC at The Arbories, Padiham.
Padiham FC (Blue) V Ashton Athletic (Yellow).
Padiham's Manager Steve Wilkes.
22nd August 2015

Boss Wilkes enthused by Padiham’s impressive form

Steve Wilkes believes that he’s got one of the best squads in the North West Counties Premier Division on paper.

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Kieron Pickup went close for Padiham

Storks knocked out of FA Vase in front of big crowd

Padiham’s run of eight unbeaten games in all competitions came to an end on Saturday along with the Storks’ hopes of making further progress in the BuildBase FA Vase, when they were knocked out by fellow Hallmark Security North West Counties League side Bootle at the Arbories, in front of their biggest home gate of the season of 290.

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John Beckwith has a shot saved against Cammell Laird			Picture: Peter Naylor

Hollindrake strikes to fire Town through in cup

Barnoldswick Town enjoyed a late winner against Cammell Laird on Saturday in the Macrpn Challenge Cup, but suffered a West Riding County Cup exit at Harrogate Town on Tuesday night.

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Kieron Pickup scores for Padiham against Winsford United										Pictures: Rob Moss

Storks climb to seventh after late show at home

Padiham were involved in another high scoring Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division fixture at the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground on Saturday, but had to come from behind to win 4-2 against Winsford United.

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Brothers Matthew and James Whitworth

Plenty of sibling rivalry!

There is plenty of sibling rivalry between two Blessed Trinity students.

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