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Storks strengthen squad in bid for promotion push

Padiham have announced the return of two former players as they bid for promotion to the Evo-Stik First Division North.

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Storks skipper Martin Parkes with the NWC Premier Division trophy

Padiham skipper Martin Parkes hangs up his boots

Storks boss Steve Wilkes spoke of his surprise after skipper Martin Parkes revealed that he was hanging up his boots.

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Ian Moore

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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Wilkes wants more despite improvement

Wilkes wants more despite improvement

Padiham boss Steve Wilkes is looking to strengthen his squad over the summer following a turbulent season at the Arbories.

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Mark Coyne

Padiham end the season in seventh after home win

Padiham rounded off their Hallmark Security North West Counties League Premier Division campaign with a 2-0 win against Barnton in front of a crowd of 180 at the Arbories on Saturday.

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Chris Turner drives Padiham forward against Runcorn Town

Padiham have their wings clipped in Runcorn defeat

Padiham got off to a poor start in a week that will see them play four matches, going down 2-0 at high-flying Runcorn Town.

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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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Storks turn in best display of the season

Storks turn in best display of the season

Clinical defending and an industrious all round performance saw Padiham put in their best display of the season on Wednesday night in a 3-1 win at home to West Didsbury and Chorlton.

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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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Storks suffer a late collapse at Ashton

Storks suffer a late collapse at Ashton

Padiham suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Ashton Athletic at a cold Brocstedes Park Ground on Tuesday night, conceding three goals in the last 10 minutes.

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Home is where the heart is for Wilkes

Home is where the heart is for Wilkes

Absence has certainly made the heart grow fonder for Steve Wilkes as the Storks boss returns to his home comforts.

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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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Boss Wilkes doesn’t want standards to slip

Boss Wilkes doesn’t want standards to slip

Storks boss Steve Wilkes expects his players to maintain their standards after setting the bar in the victory over 1874 Northwich.

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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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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

Wilkes wants players out of comfort zone

With Padiham’s promotion challenge slipping in recent weeks, boss Steve Wilkes has accused a pocket of his squad of being too relaxed in games.

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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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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

Wilkes criticises ‘spineless’ Storks after heavy defeat

Steve Wilkes was frustrated with his players as they ‘threw the towel in’ against league leaders Bootle, losing 6-1 after taking an early lead.

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New Storks signing Jake Townsend

Storks suffer heaviest defeat of season at leaders

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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
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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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