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Liversedge

1 - 1
Sat 16th Jul
Padiham
Blackpool Wren Rovers

0 - 3
Tue 19th Jul
Padiham
Garstang

1 - 0
Sat 23rd Jul
Padiham
Thackley

1 - 2
Tue 26th Jul
Padiham
Padiham

2 - 3
Sat 30th Jul
Northwich Victoria
Padiham

0 - 3
Tue 2nd Aug
AFC Fylde
Padiham

1 - 0
Sat 6th Aug
Team Northumbria
Padiham

1 - 0
Wed 10th Aug
Nelson
Irlam

1 - 1
Sat 13th Aug
Padiham
Abbey Hey

0 - 3
Tue 16th Aug
Padiham
Padiham

1 - 2
Sat 20th Aug
Newcastle Benfield
Padiham

0 - 2
Wed 24th Aug
Barnoldswick Town
West Didsbury and Chorlton

1 - 0
Sat 27th Aug
Padiham
Padiham

2 - 4
Wed 31st Aug
Ashton Athletic
Runcorn Linnets

4 - 2
Sat 3rd Sep
Padiham
Padiham

1 - 5
Sat 10th Sep
Hanley Town
Squires Gate

1 - 4
Tue 13th Sep
Padiham
Padiham

0 - 3
Sat 17th Sep
Bootle
Atherton Collieries

2 - 1
Mon 19th Sep
Padiham
West Auckland Town

1 - 1
1 - 2(aet)
Sat 24th Sep
Padiham
Bacup Borough

0 - 1
Wed 28th Sep
Padiham
Padiham

2 - 3
Sat 1st Oct
1874 Northwich
Barnoldswick Town

1 - 2
Tue 4th Oct
Padiham
Barnton

1 - 6
Sat 8th Oct
Padiham
Padiham

1 - 1
Wed 12th Oct
AFC Darwen
Padiham

1 - 0
Sat 15th Oct
Runcorn Linnets
Padiham

1 - 0
Wed 19th Oct
Squires Gate
Guisborough Town

0 - 3
Sat 22nd Oct
Padiham
Padiham

6 - 3
Wed 2nd Nov
Abbey Hey
Padiham

4 - 2
Sat 5th Nov
Winsford United
Padiham

0 - 2
Sat 12th Nov
Bootle
West Didsbury and Chorlton

5 - 3
Wed 23rd Nov
Padiham
Padiham

4 - 0
Sat 26th Nov
Cammell Laird
Winsford United

2 - 5
Sat 3rd Dec
Padiham
Padiham

4 - 1
Sat 10th Dec
Maine Road
Padiham

2 - 1
Sat 17th Dec
Congleton Town
AFC Darwen

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Mon 26th Dec
3:00pm
postponed
Padiham
Padiham

1 - 3
Fri 30th Dec
Atherton Collieries
Padiham

3 - 2
Sat 7th Jan
Irlam
New Mills

- - v - -
Sat 14th Jan
3:00pm
postponed
Padiham
Padiham

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Sat 21st Jan
3:00pm
Runcorn Town
1874 Northwich

- - v - -
Sat 28th Jan
3:00pm
Padiham
AFC Liverpool

- - v - -
Sat 4th Feb
3:00pm
Padiham
Bootle

- - v - -
Sat 11th Feb
3:00pm
Padiham
Cammell Laird

- - v - -
Sat 18th Feb
3:00pm
Padiham
Padiham

- - v - -
Sat 25th Feb
3:00pm
West Didsbury and Chorlton
Padiham

- - v - -
Sat 18th Mar
3:00pm
AFC Liverpool
Padiham

- - v - -
Sat 1st Apr
3:00pm
New Mills
Hanley Town

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Sat 8th Apr
3:00pm
Padiham
Padiham

- - v - -
Sat 15th Apr
3:00pm
Winsford United
Nelson

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Mon 17th Apr
3:00pm
Padiham
Runcorn Town

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Sat 22nd Apr
3:00pm
Padiham
Padiham

- - v - -
Sat 29th Apr
3:00pm
Barnton
Maine Road

- - v - -
Sat 20th May
3:00pm
postponed
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Thrilling finish as Padiham win first game of the new year at the death

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Thrilling finish as Padiham win first game of the new year at the death

Padiham 3-2 Irlam

The mist over Pendle descended over the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground for Padiham Football Club's Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division fixture with Irlam FC on Saturday and although visibility at times was difficult it didn`t stop the Storks from taking all three points with a 3-2 win over the Manchester based visitors to give Padiham the perfect start to 2017.

The first half produced chances at both ends in a free flowing encounter that saw Irlam in the ascendency early on,with Matthew Bowland having the first real shot in anger on 8 minutes, which was then followed soon after by a deflected shot on target that Michael Donlon returning to the Storks line up after suspension did well to turn round his post and then a shot by Gareth Mooney that actually hit the Padiham upright before one of his colleagues ballooned over the loose ball from close range.

Padiham responded with a 25th minute Garry Hunter free kick that curled just wide and then the miss of the season as James Dean blasted high and over the visitors cross bar from inside the Irlam six yard box after a pin point pull back from Dominic Craig found the Storks leading goal scorer unmarked on 34 minutes.

Alex Murphy missed another good opportunity to put the Storks ahead 4 minutes later when he too shot over, this time after being picked out by a Chris Turner corner, whilst at the other end Gareth Mooney shot straight at Donlon with an angled shot on the break.

The break through arrived on 41 minutes however, following a right wing cross from James Dean which Aaron Taylor bravely headed in before colliding with the back post as the ball nestled in the visitors net.

This wasn`t the last action of the first half though, as Captain Martin Parkes making his 400th appearance for the Storks made a great block tackle to keep out a shot from Christian Lawlor and in added on time Michael Donlon tipped over an edge of the box free kick from Matthew Boland to keep Padiham's 1-0 lead intact at the break.

Padiham doubled their lead 5 minutes into the second half, when a break down the left by Kieron Pickup and cross was helped into the path of Dominic Craig by James Dean leaving the midfield player to score with a shot in off the post and make it 2-0.

The Storks went close to adding a third on 68 minutes after a James Dean effort needed Irlam keeper Lee White to be at his best to tip his shot over and a minute later Dominic Craig also went within inches of scoring when his shot flew just over.

Irlam's response led to an exciting finish to the game with Liam Robinson reducing the deficit with a long range shot into the corner of the Padiham net on 75 minutes and Matthew Bowland grabbing an equaliser with 5 minutes to go.

Game over, not on your life as with the mist getting thicker Padiham got the killer goal with only three minutes of normal time remaining, not that many of the spectators at the Cricket Field end of the ground knew who scored it,until the public address system announced that Kieron Pickup was indeed the home side's player that had headed in the Garry Hunter cross to secure the points for the Storks from what had been a thoroughly entertaining game to start the New Year.

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Unbeaten Run Ends against Table Toppers Atherton Collieries

Padiham 1-3 Atherton Collieries

Padiham Football Club's unbeaten run of 12 Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division games came to an end when promotion favourites Atherton Collieries beat them 3-1 at the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground to put a real dampener on any New Years Eve celebrations the Storks might have had planed and complete a league double over Padiham.

A goal behind after only six minutes when full back Alex Murphy fluffed his clearance and allowed Atherton's Jake Kenny to win the ball and smash it past home keeper Max Povey, meant the Storks had an uphill battle against a lively Collieries side in the first half and were happy to turn round at the break with only a single goal deficit.

This could have been wiped out within a minute of the second half restart, but Dominic Craig's on target shot went straight at visiting keeper Adam Reid who forced the ball over his own cross bar and from the resultant corner Craig had another great chance but somehow fired over again, this time from close range to give the visitors a double let off.

Both sides then hit each others uprights as the game opened up before eventually coming to an head on 70 minutes when a back post corner from the visitors was forced in by Jamie Forbes to double Atherton's advantage.

Padiham then replaced Aaron Taylor and pushed Kieron Pickup further forward and at a stroke looked more dangerous in attack, pulling a goal back when Dominic Craig headed in a left wing cross from Murphy.

Any chance of Padiham fight back however was disappointingly extinguished soon after though when Atherton were awarded a game deciding penalty which substitute Jordan Cover took, Padiham keeper Povey saved but then Cover eventually converted when he smashed in the loose ball to make it 3-1

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On-Fire Padiham chalk up yet another win going into Christmas period

Padiham 2-1 Congleton Town

For those that didn`t fancy the stress of some last minute Christmas shopping on Saturday, the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground provided the perfect alternative and the game between Padiham and Congleton Town didn`t disappoint with the Storks coming back from being a goal down at half time to win 2-1 with a superb second half fight back that sees them keep in contact with the leading clubs in the Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division table in the run up to the Festive period.

However for much of the first half it looked like being one of those days with efforts from Alex Murphy, Chris Turner and James Dean all going close in the opening twenty minutes before the visitors went ahead when Jordan Cobley got the last touch to a ball that barely found its way over the Storks goal line via the post to give them a 1-0 lead.

Padiham striker Aaron Taylor had his 25th minute shot deflected over the Congleton Town cross bar in the Storks next attack whilst at the other end a break down the left and cross by Lee Jackson on 34 minutes resulted in a Paul Bathgate shot on goal being tipped over the home side's crossbar by Storks keeper Max Povey.

The last action in the first half belonged to Padiham when Brandon Barski headed a Chris Turner free kick back across the face of the Congleton goal to leave the visitors single goal advantage still intact at the break.

Padiham emerged for the second half full of energy and had the visitors' defenders on the back foot right from the restart with full back Ashley Brierley testing Congleton keeper Ross Heywood with a long range effort that Heywood did well to turn away for a corner and Alex Murphy forcing Heywood to make another save this time from a close range blockbuster just minutes later.

Then on 54 minutes the home side's pressure paid off after a James Dean run ended with him being crowded out in the visitors' box and the loose ball finding its way to Garry Hunter whose measured shot found its way into the corner of the Congleton net to make it 1-1.

A minute later Padiham were denied a second goal when a Kieron Pickup shot hit the visitors' post and as the Storks continued to press Alex Murphy and Turner both had shots go just over the Congleton cross bar, James Dean a shot saved, Hunter and Turner had efforts deflected for corners and Pickup a shot blocked on the goal line.

Padiham's hold on the game had to pay off and on 68 minutes Marc Young headed in a Chris Turner corner to eventually break the deadlock.

Dominic Craig looked to have made the game safe with a third goal but had his goal wrongly ruled out for offside and in the run up to full time Taylor blazed a great chance over the bar, leaving the Storks to take the points but with a winning margin much less than their overall performance deserved.

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Another Convincing Win Extends Unbeaten League Run to Nine Games

Padiham 4-1 Maine Road

Padiham Football Club's impressive run of results in the Hallmark Security North West counties Football League Premier Division continued with a 4-1 home win over a youthful looking Maine Road side at the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground on Saturday, with debutante goalkeeper Maxwell Povey making an instant impact on the game by saving a 12th minute Rhys Clooney penalty to give the Storks a platform to build on five minutes after Padiham's leading goalscorer James Dean had hit the visitors cross bar with a 30 yard dipping shot at the other end.

Kieron Pickup and Aaron Taylor both went close with efforts before Padiham opened the scoring on 25 minutes after a ball in from Chris Turner and a mix up in the visitor's defence saw the ball somehow find its way to Garry Hunter who headed in from close range to give the Storks a 1-0 half-time lead.

Padiham doubled their advantage on the hour mark when a Kieron Pickup pull back found its way into the visitors' net via a Maine Road defender to make it 2-0 and on 66 minutes Padiham found themselves further ahead after Aaron Taylor did well to get his head onto a deep cross from Ashley Brierley and direct the ball out of the reach of Maine Road keeper Ryan Livesey to make it 3-0.

The visitors' contribution to the game was rewarded with 15 minutes to go, pulling a goal back from the penalty spot through substitute Ryan Steele but within two minutes of the restart Padiham had restored their three goal advantage and secured the points when they were also awarded a penalty which James Dean converted to give Padiham their 4-1 victory.

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Five Goals sees Storks Complete Winsford Double

Winsford United 2-5 Padiham

Padiham came back from being a goal down to complete an Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League Premier Division double over Winsford United on Saturday completing a 5-2 victory at the St Luke`s Barton Stadium to overcome a disappointing start when a mishandle from Storks keeper Michael Donlon allowed Chris Middleton to fire the home side ahead after only 3 minutes play.

James Dean hit the outside of the home side's post with a shot on 10 minutes and then went one better 11 minutes later heading in a superb right wing cross from full back Ashley Brierley to bring Padiham back into the game at 1-1.

Winsford worked hard to restore their earlier lead with two good efforts from Daniel Kerr that ended up going just wide of the visitors' upright and a shot on target by Adam Bayley that had Donlon at full stretch to tip the attempt round the post.

However it was at the other end that the goal came after James Dean challenged for a right wing cross from Garry Hunter on 38 minutes and Kieron Pickup smashed in the loose ball to give Padiham a 2-1 half-time lead.

A lead that lasted less than a minute from the kick-off to the second half following a rare mistake by Brandon Barski that allowed Jordan Johnson to level the scores at 2-2.

Aaron Taylor had Padiham back in front on 64 minutes turning in a square pass from Dean and 5 minutes later Padiham made the game safe after a period of pressure from the visitors eventually came to fruition when Chris Turner beat home keeper Michael Langley with a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box to put the Storks 4-2 up.

Langley did well to keep out a Dominic Craig shot on goal with his legs as Padiham finished the game strongly and could only watch as an Alex Murphy effort flew across the face of his goals and watch again as Joseph Whittington beat him at the back post after a flowing move from the Storks ended with a James Dean bye line cross finding the Padiham substitute powering in to score Padiham's fifth and possibly best goal of the game to complete the scoring on 88 minutes.