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Skipper feels Storks could be a major force

Padiham skipper Michael Morrison believes the Storks could be a force to be reckoned with in the Hallmark Security Premier Division.

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Nick Pope claims a cross under the challenge of West Ham United's Michail Antonio

Clarets defender Ben Mee backing Nick Pope for Player of the Month award

Just one candidate stands in the way of goalkeeper Nick Pope’s chances of winning October’s battle for the Player of the Month award, according to Clarets centre back Ben Mee.

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche 

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The Premier League - Southampton v Burnley - Saturday 4th November 2017 - St Mary's Stadium - Southampton

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Dyche’s focus on moving forward

Clarets boss Sean Dyche insists he isn’t motivated by a bigger transfer budget, amid continued speculation linking him with the job at Everton.

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VEKA Group unveil next seasons Rosegrove kit to the chairman, coaches and team

VEKA back Rosegrove with new playing kit

One of Burnley’s biggest employers – VEKA Group – has become the official club sponsor of Rosegrove FC, marking the occasion with a charity match on Sunday, July 16th.

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Rosegrove tournament a huge success

Rosegrove tournament a huge success

Rosegrove Junior Football Club held their annual tournament over the last two weekends.

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Miles signs up for Liverpool

Miles signs up for Liverpool

Goalkeeper Miles Preston is hoping Liverpool’s future will be in safe hands as he looks forward to his first full season in their Academy.

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George IV beat Barrowford Celtic to win Bird Cup

George IV beat Barrowford Celtic to win Bird Cup

In one of the closest and most exciting Bird Cup finals for years, George IV of the Burnley Sunday Football League lifted the trophy after a penalty shoot out against East Lancashire League opponents Barrowford Celtic.

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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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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

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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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