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GREAT HARWOOD TOWN RESULTS 1987-88

AUG        
Tues 18th A Bacup Borough W 1-0
    Greenhalgh    
Th 20th A Oldham Town L 0-1
Sat 22nd A Wren Rovers L 1-3
    Procter    
Tues 25th A Maine Road W 3-1
    McGee 3    
Th 27th A Atherton Collieries D 2-2
    Ashcroft Vause    
Sat 29th A Blackpool Mechanics W 4-1
    Ashcroft 2 Horne 2    
Mon 31st H PADIHAM W 1-0
    McGee    
SEPT.        
Th 3rd A Vauxhall GM L 1-3
    Own Goal    
Sat 5th A Tadcaster Albion (FA Vase Extra Pr. Rd.) D 1-1
    Procter    
Tues 8th A Cheadle Town W 3-1
    Greenhalgh Hacking D. Smith    
Th 10th H DAISY HILL L 1-2
    Hacking    
Tues 15th H TADCASTER ALBION (FAV E.P.R. Rep.) W 5-2
    Hacking 3 Ashcroft Haworth    
Sat 19th A Shotton Comrades (FA Vase Prelim. Rd.) W 3-0
    Hacking 2 Procter    
Sat 26th H FLIXTON L 1-2
    Hacking    
OCT        
Sat 3rd H BURSCOUGH (Rab Karcher Trophy 2nd Rd.) W 2-0
    Ashcroft 2    
Sat 17th A Seaton Delavel St. (FA Vase 1st Round) D 1-1
    Ashcroft    
Sat 24th H SEATON DELAVEL ST. (FAV 1st Rd. Rep.) W 2-1
    Ashcroft McGee    
Sat 31st H OLDHAM TOWN W 3-1
    McGee 2 Ashcroft    
NOV        
Sat 7th A Hatfield Main (FA Vase 2nd Round) L 0-5
Sat 14th A Newcastle Town D 0-0
Wed 18th A Darwen L 1-4
    Ollerenshaw    
Sat 21st A Colwyn Bay (Rab Karcher Trophy 3rd Round) L 0-4
DEC        
Sat 5th A Blackpool Mechanics (League Cup 1st Round) L 1-2
    Own Goal    
Sat 12th A Nantwich Town L 0-3
Sat 19th H ATHERTON COLLIERIES W 3-0
    Ashcroft D. Smith Vause    
Sat 26th H MAINE ROAD L 1-2
    D. Smith    
JAN        
Sat 16th A Padiham D 1-1
    Vause    
FEB        
Sat 6th A Whitworth Valley D 0-0
Th 11th A Flixton L 1-2
    Ashcroft    
Sat 20th A Rossendale United L 1-6
    Hacking    
Sat 27th A Maghull L 1-4
    O’Brien    
MARCH        
Sat 5th H WHITWORTH VALLEY W 2-0
    Ashcroft Eastwood    
Tues 8th H NELSON D 0-0
Wed 9th H ROSSENDALEUNITED L 0-4
Sat 19th H ACCRINGTON STANLEY L 1-2
    McGee    
Mon 28th A Nelson W 2-1
    Ashcroft Baron    
APRIL        
Tue 1st A Ashton United L 0-4
Fri 4th H ASHTON TOWN L 0-1
  H MAGHULL L 1-3
    Allen    
Wed 9th A Newton W 2-0
    McIntosh O’Brien    
Th 10th A Accrington Stanley (At the Showground) L 0-3
Sat 12th H BACUP BOROUGH W 1-0
    Hacking    
Mon 14th H VAUXHALL GM D 1-1
    Ashcroft    
Wed 16th H NANTWICH TOWN D 2-2
    McGee Own Goal    
Th 17th H NELSON W 2-1
    Hazelhurst 2    
Sat 19th H CHEADLE TOWN D 1-1
    McIntosh    

The Robins’ season was a great improvement on the one 12 months earlier and we finished 14th from 22 clubs in the North West Counties 2nd Division. The season began with an extraordinary seven games in fourteen days and finished with nine in nineteen. For the second year running Ashcroft was our leading scorer and once again we were deducted two points for a breach of League rules.
Our full League record was;

P W D L F A PTS
42 14 8 20 52 66 34

The title was won by Ashton United and Flixton were the runners-up. Bacup Borough finished bottom while three more clubs resigned from the Competition, Ford Motors, Nelson and Whitworth Valley.
In the 1st Division, two of our neighbours fought out a great battle to reach the Northern Premier League and Colne pipped Rossendale to the title on goal difference, conceding just 14 goals in 34 games.
Marine won the Lancs. Senior Cup while anther Merseyside club, Kirkby Town, changed their name to Knowsley United. During the next few seasons Knowsley made great strides up the Pyramid and were soon competing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division but attendances were atrocious, vandalism rife, and at the end of the 1996-97 season, they resigned from the League. Co-incidentally, Great Harwood Town were due to play them in the opening round of the FA Trophy in season 97-98 and therefore received a bye to the next stage.

GOALSCORERS

LEAGUE CUP TOTAL
9 5 14
5 5 10
8 1 9
2 1 3
1 2 3
3 0 3
3 0 3
2 0 2
2 0 2
2 0 2
2 0 2
2 0 2
1 0 1
1 0 1
1 0 1
0 1 1
1 0 1

 

   
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