HOME ABOUT NEWS ADVERTISE VIDEO LINKS CONTACT
  
   Register now    Login
Main Menu
Now Music
In the Magazine
Local Stuff
Useful Links

Now Social Networks

The Daily St Helens Now | Now on Facebook | Now on Twitter

Share:
Recent Magazine items
Articles Category Published by Published date
Philly Whizz Music Reviews sthelensnow 18/2/18
The Grounded Music Reviews sthelensnow 17/2/18
Banta Rays Music Reviews sthelensnow 10/2/18

St Helens Headlines


Pilkington FC
  Updated Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:49:01 +0000
Description Founded 1938
Webmaster
Category
Generator https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.14
Language en-US
Pilks get back on top
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington 3-0 Styal Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 17th February 2018 Pilks responded to last week?s defeat to title rivals Daten by beating Styal 3-0 to move back to the top of Cheshire Division One. The opening exchanges of the game were very much the same as when these two sides met earlier in the … Continue reading Pilks get back on top   more...

Pilkington 3-0 Styal
Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 17th February 2018

Pilks responded to last week?s defeat to title rivals Daten by beating Styal 3-0 to move back to the top of Cheshire Division One.

The opening exchanges of the game were very much the same as when these two sides met earlier in the season. Pilks with all the possession in the opening 15 minutes but unable to put the ball into the net.

They missed 4-5 chances with both Rory Campbell and Adam Dixon having clear sights on goal only to be denied by good saves from the keeper. As Styal settled down into the game they started to create their own chances and really should have gone ahead themselves.

_DSC0733The breakthrough came on the 25th minute when a great ball from Ian Frazer picked out Luke Sephton who skipped past the defender before cutting it back to Dixon to slot home.

Dixon was denied again five minute later when Sephton?s flick fell to him and he steered it past the keeper only for it to be scrambled off the line.

_DSC0881

Sephton was again his usual menacing self and had a couple of sighters as half time approached but the chance of the game feel to Boylan. After a good lay off from Sephton he found himself on the penalty spot with a large space to aim at but somehow he uncharacteristically placed it wide.

Half-time: Pilkington 1-0 Styal

Pilks should have been out of sight in the first half and it looked like they were going to pay for this as Styal started the second half much stronger. They were stretching Pilks who looked nervous on the ball and were unlucky to see the ball hit the bar on the 60th minute.

Against the run of play though Pilks managed to grab the goal that finally settled them down. Matty Taylor pressed the full back well to win the ball back and played in Sephton who slipped the ball under the advancing keeper.

_DSC0798

Pilks now seemed a little more comfortable but Styal were still posing a threat and the game wasn?t dead and buried yet. Finally though, with 13 minutes left, a dubious handball decision resulted in a Luke Sephton penalty that was dispatched with ease to kill the game off.

_DSC0896

The game was now effectively over and Pilks enjoyed the final ten minutes, again creating a few chances to stretch the lead. The best of which was Brad Smailes who cut inside and beat the keeper only to see the defender scramble back and save it again off the line.

Full-time: Pilkington 3-0 Styal

The ArcOframe Stadium
Category Club News, Featured
Published:
Description: Pilkington Football Club are delighted to announce a landmark three-year sponsorship with ArcOframe, under the terms of which our ground at Ruskin Drive Sports Village will become known as the ?ArcOframe? Stadium. The sponsorship is part of the club?s and ArcOframe?s ongoing commitment to supporting the local community with a focus on sport and health. … Continue reading The ArcOframe Stadium   more...

Pilkington Football Club are delighted to announce a landmark three-year sponsorship with ArcOframe, under the terms of which our ground at Ruskin Drive Sports Village will become known as the ?ArcOframe? Stadium.

The sponsorship is part of the club?s and ArcOframe?s ongoing commitment to supporting the local community with a focus on sport and health.

Chariman Jimmy Woodyer said, ?It?s with great pleasure that we welcome ArcOframe into our family of partners for a deal as special as this one ? the naming of our home. I would like to thank Charlie Richards (ArcOframe Partner) for his commitment to getting the deal done and I feel very strongly that we have secured a long-term agreement that will be really important for the long-term future of the club. It will be nice to work with a company that has such a strong local focus and as they are also sponsors of our co-tenants St Helens Town FC so it seems a great fit from which both Clubs can benefit. I must also thank Dave Boocock from St Helens Council for supporting us in finding a sponsor for the ground. This is fantastic opportunity for the Club to again progress and we are over the moon to be working with another local company to put what we are doing on the map.?

ARCOFRAME_SPONSOR

Fans will soon be accustomed to seeing ArcOframe’s presence across the ground, with the wording ‘ArcOframe Stadium’ being to be installed around the exterior.

In the meantime, if you require any uPVC windows or doors visit www.arcoframe.co.uk for more information.

Pilks lose out in the battle at the top
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington FC 0-2Daten FC Saturday 3rd February 2018, Cheshire League Division One It was first v second in the Cheshire League Division One clash at Ruskin Drive. By the end of it Pilks were knocked off the top after being defeated 2-0 by a Daten side that simply shown more aggression and desire on the … Continue reading Pilks lose out in the battle at the top   more...

Pilkington FC 0-2Daten FC
Saturday 3rd February 2018, Cheshire League Division One

It was first v second in the Cheshire League Division One clash at Ruskin Drive. By the end of it Pilks were knocked off the top after being defeated 2-0 by a Daten side that simply shown more aggression and desire on the day.

In the first half-hour, Daten dominated all the possession and were stronger in the tackle and quicker all over the pitch. They were very unlucky not to be a few goals ahead and it was Rob Cork who came to Pilks rescue as he pulled off a few stunning close range saves.

_DSC0520

Pilks rallied themselves with ten minutes left of the half and managed to muster a few half chances. Firstly, Ian Frazer?s shot was deflected onto the bar and Graham Boylan steered Connah Kilgallon?s scuffed shot wide.

Half-time:Pilkington FC 0-0 Daten FC

The second half turned out to be a more even affair. Pilks enjoyed more possession but still didn?t offer much going forward as they struggled to find an answer to unlocking the well organised Daten defence.

Daten didn?t stop pressing but they knew it would take something special to beat Rob Cork in goal. The deadlock was broken on 60 minutes when Pilks failed to deal with a clearance and a 25 yard strike from McLoughlin rifled into the top corner.

Pilks rallied a little with a succession of corners but all they could muster was Luke Sephton?s shot that hit the defender before bouncing clear off the bar.

As Pilk pressed for the equaliser they became more open and with 9 minutes left Massey cut inside to beat Cork and extend Daten?s lead.

This effectively killed the game for Pilks and ended their8 match unbeaten run. With eleven games left there is plenty to play for and they must pick themselves up now and fight on for the title.

Full-time:Pilkington FC0-2Daten FC

Pilks stay top after beating close rivals
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington FC 3-1 FC St Helens Saturday 20th January 2018, Cheshire League Division One Pilks stayed top of the Cheshire Division One after defeating local rivals FC St Helens 3-1. The large crowd gathered expecting a good game between two sides that have produced some close encounters over the last few seasons. Pilks started well … Continue reading Pilks stay top after beating close rivals   more...

Pilkington FC 3-1 FC St Helens
Saturday 20th January 2018, Cheshire League Division One

Pilks stayed top of the Cheshire Division One after defeating local rivals FC St Helens 3-1. The large crowd gathered expecting a good game between two sides that have produced some close encounters over the last few seasons.

Pilks started well and were ahead after just 5 minutes when Graham Boylan stabbed home the rebound from Luke Sephton?s shot.

Despite the good start it was FC St Helens who had most of the play and ex-Pilks stalwart, Paul Meadows hit the post 13 minutes in. Somehow though Pilks extended their lead on 20 minutes. Brad Smailes ran onto Sephton?s flick and turned Meadows inside out before placing it past Brinksman in the FC goal.

brad

Pilks were still struggling to get a grip of the game and FC?s Sweeney was a constant threat down the right. They wasted a few chances to pull a goal back but got their rewards on 30 minutes when Pilks failed to deal with another cross and FC captain Liam Houghton headed home.

Half-time: Pilkington FC 2-1 FC St Helens

It certainly was a close contest and Pilks were lucky to go in at the break ahead. Straight afterwards they were again fortunate not to pegged back as Rob Cork pulled off a wonder save to preserve their lead. Cork was called upon a few more times as Pilks struggled.

boycey

Despite this Boylan had a chance to extend their lead after a mistake by Meadows got him in but he made it too easy for the keeper. Pilks eventually got control of the game on 70 minutes. Sephton cut inside and played a pass to Boylan who was free to cross for substitute Rory Campbell to secure the game.

This was a great advertisement for Cheshire League football as it was a game played with great attitude and passion from both clubs. Pilks can count themselves a little lucky to come away with the three points but their resilience and clinical finishing was the difference on the day.

Full-time: Pilkington FC 3-1 FC St Helens

Pilks hit Deva for seven
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington 7-2 Deva Athletic Saturday 13th January 2018, Cheshire Division One Luke Sephton was again on fire as his four goals moved Pilks back to the top of the Cheshire League Division One with an accomplished 7-2 win over Deva Athletic. Pilks were completely dominant in this game and Sephton opened the scoring after just … Continue reading Pilks hit Deva for seven   more...

Pilkington 7-2 Deva Athletic
Saturday 13th January 2018, Cheshire Division One

DSC0296

Luke Sephton was again on fire as his four goals moved Pilks back to the top of the Cheshire League Division One with an accomplished 7-2 win over Deva Athletic.

Pilks were completely dominant in this game and Sephton opened the scoring after just seven minutes when he rounded the keeper following a Graham Boylan throughball.

Pilks didn?t allow Deva any chance to get into their rhythm and Sephton should have doubled the lead ten minutes later. He pounced on a misplaced pass but was unable to beat the keeper..

Andy Cook also had a clear-cut chance but he dragged his chance wide with only the keeper to beat. With 15 minutes of the half left, it was Cook who provided for Boylan to finish easily for Pilks second goal.

Pilks were in total control and Sephton grabbed his second 7 minutes from the half when he again closed down well to win the ball on the edge of the area before he dispatched his shot into the bottom corner.

Half-time: Pilkington 3-0 Deva Athletic

Pilks may well have been in control of the game but they allowed Deva a glimmer of hope as they started slow after the break. Firstly Rob Cork gave away a penalty that was dispatched by Leyton Ashford and by the midway point of the half Ashford seemed to get Deva back in the game when he grabbed a second goal.

However, Pilks stepped up a few gears again and brushed Deva aside in a five minute spell to put the game to bed. Cook dispatched a penalty on 70 minutes before Sephton grabbed his hat-trick a minute later.

DSC0304

Deva were demoralised at this stage and it was too easy for Pilks to extend their lead further. David McGrath got in on the act on 74 minutes with a neat finish after Boylan laid the ball back and Sephton finished the day with his 20th goal of the season after Rory Campbell played him in again.

This was an accomplished performance and Pilks move onto next week?s derby day clash against FC St Helens ? 3pm kick off at Ruskin Sports Village.

Full-time: Pilkington 7-2Deva Athletic

Pilks go top after derby day win
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington FC 4-0 Garswood FC Saturday 30th December 2017, Cheshire League Division One Pilks ended the year at the top of the Cheshire League Division One after a dominant display against local rivals Garswood. They ran out 4-0 winners with in form striker Luke Sephton bagging another hat-trick. Pilks started well with Brad Smailes finding … Continue reading Pilks go top after derby day win   more...

Pilkington FC 4-0 Garswood FC
Saturday 30th December 2017, Cheshire League Division One

Pilks ended the year at the top of the Cheshire League Division One after a dominant display against local rivals Garswood. They ran out 4-0 winners with in form striker Luke Sephton bagging another hat-trick.

Pilks started well with Brad Smailes finding it too easy to get in behind the Garswood defence. On 10 mins his great work released Graham Boylan who pulled it back to the edge of the box but David McGrath skewed his shot wide.

It was McGrath who opened the scoring on 22 mins. Some great interplay released Smailes again and his cross was met by Sephton but the keepr pulled off a great save only for McGrath to follow up.

10 mins later and Pilks doubled their lead. In the move of the match, Smailes won the ball on the halfway and played a slick one-two with McGrath to get in behind and his pass across the six yard box was tapped in by Sephton.

_DSC0222

Pilks had a few more chances before the half, the most notable was Boylan?s header that was cleared off the line.

Half-time: Pilkington FC 2-0 Garswood FC

The second half started slowly and it took 15 minutes before Pilks had their next chance to extend their lead. Andy Cook?s free-kick hit the bar and Boylan somehow missed the follow up and a chance to secure the game for Pilks.

Somehow despite their dominance Garswood were still in this game as Pilks struggled to put them to bed. On 65 minutes Smailes had his effort cleared off the line after Danny Hughes free kick was well saved.

Finally with 20 minutes left Pilks got the breakthrough they wanted. A reverse pass from Ian McBride set Boylan free down the right and his cross to Sephton was easily dispatched to make it 3-0.

_DSC0230

In injury time Sephton completed his hat-trick. Substitute Danny Hughes played Boylan in again down the right and he squared for Sephton to score his 18th goal of the season.

It was a dominant display that puts Pilks in a good position to push on for the second half of the season.

Full-time: Pilkington FC 4-0 Garswood FC

Pilks knock Middlewich off the top
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Middlewich Town 1-2 Pilkington Saturday 23rd December 2017, Cheshire League Division OneMiddlewich Town’s credentials as the league title contenders was certainly given a test as Pilks ran out 2-1 winners in this Cheshire League Division One clash. Pilks started well and they opened the scoring on 5 minutes when some good work by Luke Sephton … Continue reading Pilks knock Middlewich off the top   more...

Middlewich Town 1-2 Pilkington
Saturday 23rd December 2017, Cheshire League Division

OneMiddlewich Town’s credentials as the league title contenders was certainly given a test as Pilks ran out 2-1 winners in this Cheshire League Division One clash.

Pilks started well and they opened the scoring on 5 minutes when some good work by Luke Sephton fed Graham Boylan. He turned in the corner and delivered a cross that was finished neatly by the late arriving David McGrath.

This was a bruising encounter and on 18 minutes Pilks gave Middlewich rare space to shoot from the edge of the box. Unfortunately Rob Cork spilled the ball and Rory Gorton followed up to draw Middlewich level.

_DSC0191

It was Pilks who ended the half on the front foot though with both Rory Campbell and Sephton having chances to extend their lead. They got the lead back four minutes from the half when Sephton stabbed in Boylan?s header after it was cleared off the line.

A couple of half chances presented themselves at the start of the second period for both sides but this encounter quickly turned into a stop start affair as the referee failed to control the persistant fouling.

There were few chances for both sides in the second half with the highlight being the dismissal of the Pilks Manager, Ste Palfrey, after he grew increasingly frustrated with the referee?s insistence not to punish the fouls.

DSC0203

As the game went into the 10th minute of injury time, Middlewich pressed hard for the equaliser but they failed to break Pilks down.

It was another crucial win for Pilks that moves them to within two points of the top spot.

Pilks comeback in seven-goal thriller
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Deva Athletic FC 3-4 Pilkington FC Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 12th December 2017 Pilks got the worst possible start when Deva Athletic took the lead two minutes in but they responded positively and both Dale Keenan and Graham Boylan had really good opportunities to level the score. Firstly Keenan turned in the six yard … Continue reading Pilks comeback in seven-goal thriller   more...

Deva Athletic FC 3-4 Pilkington FC
Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 12th December 2017

Pilks got the worst possible start when Deva Athletic took the lead two minutes in but they responded positively and both Dale Keenan and Graham Boylan had really good opportunities to level the score.

Firstly Keenan turned in the six yard area but somehow stabbed the ball wide and then Boylan blazed a penalty over the bar.

DSC_0607

Pilks did manage to level on 20 minutes. An early ball from keeper Rob Cork was brought down well by Adam Dixon and his quick switch released Luke Sephton who drove at the heart of the Deva defence before rocketing his shot into the roof of the net.

Pilks seemed more composed than the opposition and generally in control of the game but their defensive frailities were on show again. With ten minutes of the half left they switched off twice in two minutes to allow Deva to edge in front. There were two almost identical goals as they were allowed the luxury of driving right through the middle of the defence for simple finishes.

It was a mystery as to why Pilks were two goals down but they managed to get one back three minutes before the half when Andy Cook?s spectacular overhead kick gave the keeper no chance. A certain contender for goal of the season.

They could have gone in level but for a clearance off the line when Ian Frazer?s far post header had beaten the keeper.

Half-time: Deva Athletic FC 3-2 Pilkington FC

The second half was all about Pilks pressing for the goals. They had complete control of the game and restricted Deva to just a few breaks.

The equaliser came 5 minutes into the second half when Sephton won the ball back well and drove down the line before Boylan converted his pass.

10 minutes later and Pilks should have been ahead when David McGrath?s throughball put Sephton in one-on-one but he made it too easy for the keeper.

It took until the 80th minute for Pilks to take the lead for the first time in the game. Dixon laid the ball off well to Boylan and his 40 yard throughball put Sephton clear for his 14th goal of the campaign.

DSC_0597

Pilks survived a nervy end to the game when Deva had three corners, one of which was cleared off the line by Dixon, before the referee blew for full-time.

Full-time: Deva Athletic FC 3-4Pilkington FC

Pilks rescue a point
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Daten FC 2-2 Pilkington FC ?Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 9th December 2017 In wintery conditions, Daten had total control in the first half. How they weren?t 4-5 goals up at the interval is a mystery as they missed chance after chance. Daten could have scored with their first attack but they hit the side … Continue reading Pilks rescue a point   more...

Daten FC 2-2 Pilkington FC
?Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 9th December 2017

In wintery conditions, Daten had total control in the first half. How they weren?t 4-5 goals up at the interval is a mystery as they missed chance after chance.

Daten could have scored with their first attack but they hit the side netting and 5 minutes later they rattled the post. Pilks were very sloppy in possession and it took them 20 mins before they mustered a meaningful attack.

Despite the pressure the scores remained level until seven minutes from the half when Connah Kilgallon turned Daten?s deep cross into his own goal.

This seemed to spark some life into Pilks and they Daten backwards for the first time in the game. They got their reward with a few minutes left in the half, Young Rory Campbell pressured the defender whose back pass was short and Captain Graham Boylan?s challenge rebounded the ball into Campbell?s path for an easy tap in.

DSC_0075

Half-time: Daten FC 1-1 Pilkington FC

Cleary words were said at half-time and with two changes, Pilks came out a different team. They gained control of the game with Campbell, Brad Smailes and Luke Sephton all having chances to put them ahead.

However, 10 minutes in a simple mistake in midfield let the Daten winger in down the left and he cut inside to put Daten ahead once again.

Pilks bounced back and Sephton should have done better when the ball was pulled back by Smailes. They got back into the game on 70 minutes when Sephton was fouled in the box and Boylan converted the penalty.

Both teams went at each other in the final minutes of the game but the deadlock couldn?t be broken. Pilks will feel disappointed that they squandered a chance to do more against a team that sits second in the league.

Full-time: Daten FC 2-2 Pilkington FC

Pilks find their goal-den touch again
Category 2017-18 Match Report, Match Report
Published:
Description: Pilkington FC 8-2 Egerton FC Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 2nd December 2017 Egerton arrived at Ruskin Drive with ex-Premier League stars JLyold Samuel & Nathan Ellington and ?Trusox? Millionaire Jim Cherneski in their line up. And they started well when Ellington was given too much space to show his obvious class and wriggled through … Continue reading Pilks find their goal-den touch again   more...

Pilkington FC 8-2 Egerton FC
Cheshire League Division One, Saturday 2nd December 2017

Egerton arrived at Ruskin Drive with ex-Premier League stars JLyold Samuel & Nathan Ellington and ?Trusox? Millionaire Jim Cherneski in their line up.

And they started well when Ellington was given too much space to show his obvious class and wriggled through to open the scoring on 5 minutes.

Egerton had another chance on 15 minutes but a good save from the returning Rob Cork pushed the header onto the post. But from then on Pilks put in a masterful performance.

Firstly Dale Keenan headed onto the post and after Luke Sephton?s shot was well saved his shot from the corner hit the bar.

On 38 minutes, Pilks got their equaliser when Septhon crossed for youngster Rory Campbell to convert. 1 minute later and Pilks were in the lead when Sephton turned in Brad Smailes low pass across the box.

DSC_0861

Half-time: Pilkington FC 2-1Egerton FC

Egerton switched formation in the second half and it caused a few issues early on but Pilks quickly adapted and Sephton extended the lead on 52 mins. Seven minutes later Campbell also grabbed his second of the game. It seemed that Pilks were in control but great feet by ex-Bolton Academy star Issaac Nelson allowed Egerton to grab one back.

But Pilks bounced back again with Campbell completing his hat-trick when he turned his man on the edge of the box. Egerton ran out of steam and Pilks finished off a scintillating performance by scoring 3 more goals in the last ten minutes. Campbell grabbed another two before Smailes finished off the scoring with a minute left.

This was by far the best Pilks first team performance in a long time and after a season of frustration hopefully they have finally found some form and can push on for a promotion spot.

Full-time:Pilkington FC 8-2Egerton FC


Help to support St Helens Now

St Helens Now is a non-commercial, not for profit organisation. However we do incur costs in hosting fees, domain fees, promotional activities and more.

Please help to keep St Helens Now going by making a small donation from as little as 1.00, it all helps.

Donations can be made using our secure Paypal account below:

Amount
Share

Now Supporters
Advertise Here
Blogs
Site Info

 |  Copyright 2008 - 2018 by St Helens Now  |  St Helens Now is owned by Now Music Limited  |  Site hosted by EasySpace  |