Runcorn Town V St Helens
Monday 18th February 2013
Runcorn Town Football Club is an English association football club based in Runcorn, Cheshire, England. After spending most of their years in the West Cheshire League, they were elected to the North West Counties League in Division One and are currently in the Premier Division. Their home ground is Pavilions in Runcorn. Runcorn Town were formed in 1968 under the name of Mond Rangers and played in the Runcorn Sunday League until 1973 when they Joined the Warrington and District Football League where they stayed till 1984 when they joined the West Cheshire League. In 2010 they Joined the North West Counties and changed there name to Runcorn Town. In their 1st Season they were promoted to the Premier Division losing just 2 matches and in their second season they finished runners up to Ramsbottom United. The Pavilions hold a crowd of 1,530 The ground itself has a small seated stand on the left and a small sheltered stand to the right beside the clubhouse and changing rooms. Behind both goals are open and one side was not open.I made the Journey up the M6 from Kidsgrove to Runcorn where I watched Runcorn Town Warm up for there FA Vase 5th round tie with Walsall Wood with a 1-1 draw with St Helens. St Helens were well worthy of a share of the points they battle hard against a better side in Runcorn
In the 1st Half Runcorn had the best of the half missing several chances and hitting the woodwork but in the 2nd half St Helens took the Lead when Phil Williams pounced on a short back pass to smash home Runcorn then threw everything at St Helens but it wasn’t until the 73rd Minute when they finally got there reward when after a free kick on the edge of the Area Rob Whyte swept the ball home. Runcorn pushed for a winner but were denied in the final few minutes when the St Helens keeper saved well from Paul Shanley.
In the Second half I managed to chat to the seasoned Groundhopper that is Graeme Holmes with tales of the 92 and Scottish grounds keeping me entertained through the second half.