Where's The Tea Hut reflects upon local football South West style with a few trips further afield. Keep the faith & stay safe.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Runcorn Town 1 Padiham 0

Saturday 4th May 2013
North West Counties League Premier Division
Attendance: 181
Admission: £5
Tea Hut Stuff: Tea
Weather: Sunshine, mild, nice
Parking: Despite kids football tournament, Pavilions car park

Town ended Padihams remarkable unbeaten away record in a scrappy but competitive encounter on a hard and dry pitch. The Costa Del Weston must be a groundsmans nightmare, one week its snowbound then its cracking the flags with sunshine. How the playing surface always looks so lush and well covered with grass is a credit to the ground staff.

The end of this final game of the season witnessed Padiham raise the league trophy as deserving NWCL Premier Division title winners. They will compete in Division 1 North of the Evo Stik Northern Premier League next season. Good luck to them and I hope their loyal supporters enjoy the experience.

I'm too sad to do a comprehensive report on this game, there will be no pictures either. The superb football Runcorn Town have provided this season has failed to reward them with the prize they deserved, I'm not going into the injustice of recent events and there is certainly no disrespect to Padiham FC intended. They are fine champions and a credit to the high quality of the NWCL. I just feel so sorry for all the effort Simon Burton and Danny Salt have put in alongside the very good players at Runcorn Town Football Club. I feel they got a bum deal at the card table this season and it just wasn't meant to happen. Its all water under the bridge now in any case.

One things for sure... this team will bounce back leaner, meaner and stronger for next season, the troops will regroup and the battle campaign will take no prisoners (experience has taught them that)... Come on Runcorn Town!


Alan Bennett said...

Thank you on behalf of all at RTFC... we had a great season. 52 games plus 6 friendlies..some players have played almost every minute n Karl Wills possiby the leagues top GK is an ever present..we have some if the most loyal and knowledge supporters too. Some decisions go for you some against.. but as you say. The club in its entirity will be stronger and better for this season. We thank you
for your "blogs"and appreciate your efforts to see us whenever you can.. so have a good summer..service the match shed and hope to see you down at some
matches again next season.
Alan RTFC. Hospitality n Travel Manager

Uwdi Krugg said...

Thanks for those comments Al, much appreciated.