Saturday 13th March 2010

Nelson 1 St Helens Town 2
Vodkat League Premier Division
At: Victoria Park, Lomeshaye Way
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £5; Programme: £1 (36 pages)
Attendance: 55
Weather: sunny spells, a bit cold
Duration: first-half: 47:34; second-half: 47:14

Nelson were left fuming at referee David Holloway after he awarded a controversial penalty and dismissed skipper Daniel Finch towards the end of the first half. The spot kick cancelled out an earlier goal scored by Luke Hargreaves direct from a free-kick. But the ten men couldn’t hang on for a point and St Helens won the game after the break when Iain Dyson converted his second penalty.

YouTube highlights courtesy of StHelensTownFC's Channel

Nelson (blue/blue/blue): 1. Chris Thompson, 2. Mark Taylor, 3. Luke Hargreaves, 4. Adam Whiteside, 5. Daniel Finch (capt), 6. Alexander Mugan, 7. Ashley Higgins, 8. Steven Maden, 9. Chris Clarkson, 10. Andrew Smith, 11. Daniel Hartley. Subs: 12. Marcus Calvert, 14. Stewart Thompson, 15. Matthew Mugan (all not used).

St Helens Town (red and white stripes / red / red and white hoops): 1. Kevin Woods, 2. John Elias, 3. Mark Evans, 4. Doulas Pitts (capt), 5. Stephen Kay, 6. Ian Frazer, 7. Marc Stephens, 8. Michael Fargher, 9. Ian Dyson, 10. Michael Scully, 11. Adam Gilchrist. Subs: 12. Brian Hatton (for Gilchrist, 72), 14. Lee Riley (not used), 15. Gary Bickerstaffe (not used), 16. Chris Foster (not used).

Referee: David Holloway.
Assistants: Peter Duckworth and Billy King.

1-0 Luke Hargreaves (35)
1-1 Iain Dyson (40 pen)
1-2 Iain Dyson (76 pen)

Nelson: Daniel Finch (YC, 40), Daniel Finch (YC/RC, 43)
St Helens: Mark Stephens (YC, 30)