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The Warrington Way

From non-league to glory
Started on 21 November 2019 by JohnWarrington
Latest Reply on 31 March 2020 by Justice
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The Warrington Way

January 2020

Saturday 4th January
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #21
Mariners Park
South Shields 1 - Briggs (77)
Warrington Town 3 - Gray (5,32), Brown (26)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Corke, Corbett, Blackshaw (Kellett 70), Byrne, Garrity, Harris (Duggan 84), Brown, Heardman (Chadwick 70), Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Barnes, Mackreth, Vassallo.
Man of the Match - A. Byrne (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

An easy win in a match we dominated for the most part. I was particularly impressed with the performance of Alex Byrne who made 3 assists.


Saturday 11th January
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #22
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 2 - Harris (28), Heardman (34)
Witton Albion 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven (Barnes 82), Roberts, Corke, Blackshaw, Finnie, Garrity, Harris, Gray (Byrne 61), Brown (Vassallo 77), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Kellett, Chadwick, Mackreth.
Man of the Match - C. Harris (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

Another routine win for us. We scored two in the first-half and Witton never looked like getting back into the game.


Wednesday 15th January
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #23
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Heardman (10), Brown (11), Harris (61)
Hyde United 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett (Barnes 68), Finnie, Garrity, Harris, Gray (Mackreth 62), Brown (Chadwick 74), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Corbett, Byrne, Dunn.
Man of the Match - C. Harris (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

A really good performance from the lads today and a well deserved victory. The game was all but over after 11 minutes and the lads never looked like letting them back in. We're looking more and more like champions with each game.


Saturday 18th January
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #24
South Kesteven Sports Stadium
Grantham Town 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 1 - Kellett (54)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie (Corbett 48), Garrity, Harris, Gray, Brown (Byrne 56), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Mackreth, Chadwick, Barnes, Dunn.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

A very strange game this one, two red cards (one for each team) and two very evenly matched teams. The difference between the sides was a beautiful free-kick from Andy Kellett.


Saturday 25th January
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #25
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 4 - Corbett (42), Gray (46), Harris (63), Garrity (67)
Basford United 2 - Kellett (O.G 35), Hawley (68)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Corke, Corbett, Kellett, Harris, Garrity, Harris, Mackreth (Byrne 72), Brown, Heardman (Chadwick 72), Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Barnes, Finnie, Dunn.
Man of the Match - B. Garrity (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

I felt like we were the better side in this game but there's definitely room for improvement. Defensively we weren't at our best and it was disappointing to concede twice, especially at home. End of the day though, we picked up the three points.


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A perfect month means we extend our lead at the top of the table to 13 points! Surely we can't bottle it from this position, right?

Next Month's Fixtures



Three away games and to home games to play next month, however, we don't play any of our title challengers meaning it's an opportunity to continue to extend our lead at the top of the table and take one step closer to the National League North.
Wayyy tooo easy, updates coming thick and fast in this story
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2019-12-01 21:37#263427 Griffo : Wayyy tooo easy, updates coming thick and fast in this story

That's the beauty of writing updates in advance and storing them. It means I can post them regularly even if I'm not playing the game, though I've been smashing it recently. Absolutely hooked on this save
Flawless. That is all. :P
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What database are you using? Warrington is my hometown so I wouldn't mind seeing what I can do with them
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2019-12-01 23:10#263433 ScottT : Flawless. That is all. :P

That one loss is starting to get more and more annoying as the season progresses

2019-12-02 02:49#263436 AccringtonRise : What database are you using? Warrington is my hometown so I wouldn't mind seeing what I can do with them

It's a custom one I did where I just activated the league, though I didn't sort out the cup competitions or playoffs

Hopefully, someone will release a proper version of the English lower leagues at some point


The Warrington Way

February 2020

Saturday 1st February
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #26
Don Amott Arena
Mickleover Sports 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 1 - Gray (44)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke (Corbett 89), Kellett, Garrity, Jennings (Finnie 89), Harris, Gray, Brown, Heardman (Chadwick 89).
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Mackreth, Dunn.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

I was disappointed to only see us score one goal in this one but it was a nice easy three points.


Saturday 8th February
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #27
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Heardman (42, 81), Corbett (51)
Lancaster City 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Beeley (Corbett 47), Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie, Garrity, Harris (Byrne 81), Mackreth, Brown (Vassallo 71), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Chadwick, Gray.
Man of the Match - T. Heardman (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

A fantastic performance and a deserved win at home against Lancaster. Tom Heardman up top was superb yet again, he's definitely one player I'll be wanting to keep for next season.


Saturday 8th February
Shaun Beeley ruled out for 6 weeks with a groin strain

Saturday 15th February
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #28
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 1 - Garrity (23)
Matlock Town 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie, Garrity, Harris (Vassallo 75), Gray, Brown (Byrne 59), Heardman (Chadwick 90).
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Makreth, Duggan.
Man of the Match - M. Roberts (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

The score may have only been 1-0 but we never really looked like not winning the game. We took the lead in the first half and dominated throughout, Matlock hardly had a chance.


Saturday 22nd February
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #29
Broadhurst Park
FC United 1 - Linney (89)
Warrington Town 1 - Heardman (pen 49)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie (Duggan 84), Garrity, Harris, Gray (Mackreth 64), Byrne (Chadwick 89), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Brown, Dunn.
Man of the Match - R. Linney (FC United)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

Really disappointing to concede late on. We deserved to win but we just switched off at the end. Regan Linney made a massive difference coming off the bench for FC United so fair play to him.


Saturday 29th February
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #30
Weaver Stadium
Nantwich Town 2 - Jones (25), Lawrie (73)
Warrington Town 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie (Vassallo 80), Garrity (Mackreth 45), Harris, Gray (Chadwick 67), Brown, Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Byrne, Duggan.
Man of the Match - S. Cooke (Nantwich)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

I think I may have to change our tactical set-up a little bit because that was ****. That's all I'm going to say about that.


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17 points clear despite dropping points in our last two games. I'd like to think that noone will be able to catch us now,

Next Month's Fixtures



Only four games in March and I want to see a response after that poor showing last time out. I think we may be able to seal promotion and the title if we perform well next month.
Making tactical changes as you're not happy, yet seventeen points clear at the top of the league. I suppose it shows you're driven. ;)
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Absolutely in cruise control here..!
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The Warrington Way

March 2020

Saturday 7th March
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #31
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 4 - Finnie (7), Jennings (38), Heardman (55), Brown (74)
Buxton 1 - McNall (52)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 83), Finnie, Garrity, Jennings, Dunn (Mackreth 77), Vassallo (Brown 69), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Byrne, Chadwick, Duggan.
Man of the Match - T. Heardman (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

A good win at home against Buxton to start the month. Tom Heardman was once again in inspired form with Ross Finnie also putting in a good performance in defensive midfield. We are still not as defensively solid as I'd like though.


Saturday 14th March
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #32
Bower Fold
Stalybridge Celtic 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 1 - Kellett 9
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Roberts, Corke, Kellett, Finnie, Harris (Duggan 51), Warren, Gray (Mackreth 65), Brown (Chadwick 84), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Byrne, Vassallo.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

Another win but it wasn't the most pleasing performance. Once again we were defensively fragile and a better opposition would have scored two or three. Plenty of work to be done on the training ground I think. On a positive note, it was great to see youngster Tom Warren do well.


Saturday 21st March
Game against Gainsborough Trinity postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Saturday 28th March
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #33
Stainton Park
Radcliffe 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 2 - Harris (42), Roberts (88)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven (Duggan 56), Roberts, Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 88), Byrne, Harris, Warren (Finnie 62), Brown, Heardman, Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Chadwick, Mackreth, Dunn.
Man of the Match - C. Harris (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

I decided to go with a 442 for the game away at Radcliffe and it worked nicely, with us picking up a good 2-0 win after a much better performance. Despite the result, I still want to work on our other shape but the 442 is definitely something I can call upon now.


Monday 30th March
Monday morning saw the first youth intake of my time at Warrington. From what my coaching staff are saying, we have two players that could potentially play at this level in the future in Josh Vince and Bob Clarke.

Tuesday 31st March
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #34
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Gray (8), Harris (23), Heardman (84)
Gainsborough Trinity 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Roberts, Corbett, Kellett (Blackshaw 65), Finnie, Garrity, Harris, Gray (Mackreth 90+2), Brown (Chadwick 81), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Barnes, Vassallo, Dunn.
Man of the Match - T. Heardman (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats

As I said after the Radcliffe game, I decided to tinker with our usual system. It was better going forward but the defensive problems remain which could give us problems next season in the National League North. That said, I'm happy with the 3-0 win.


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We need one more win to seal the Evo-Stick Premier title and book our place in the National League North!

Next Month's Fixtures



Can we seal the title at home against Bamber Bridge?
In absolute cruise control here
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The best attack, the best defence... Absolutely flying at the top of the league. Brilliant.
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Thanks guys. We're absolutely flying with more good news to come!


The Warrington Way

April 2020

Saturday 4th April
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #35
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 4 - Heardman (5), Gray (15,50), Byrne (49)
Bamber Bridge 1 - White (90)
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Finnie, Corbett, Kellett, Byrne (Mackreth 71), Garrity (Vassallo 61), Harris, Brown, Heardman (Chadwick 61), Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Barnes, Dunn.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS AND PROMOTED TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH. What an absolutely incredible first season in management. Not only are we going up to the National League North, we are doing it as champions. I'm so proud of all the lads, they deserve this promotion.

Saturday 11th April
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #36
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Mackreth (28), Gray (71,72)
Scarborough Athletic 2 - Lofts (14), Walshaw (32)
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Raven, Corbett (Barnes 80), Blackshaw, Mackreth, Garrity, Harris (Finnie 78), Kellett (Vassallo 62), Heardman, Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Byrne, Chadwick, Dunn.
Man of the Match - J. Gray (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Jesus Christ we made hard work of that one! For 70 minutes it looked like we weren't going to get anything from the game, that was until James Gray inspired a comeback with two quickfire goals to give us all three points.

Saturday 18th April
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #37
Turnbull Ground
Whitby Town 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 2 - Gray (11), Barnes (90+1)
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Corke, Corbett, Kellett (Barnes 72), Finnie, Garrity, Byrne (Dunn 45+3), Brown (Vassallo 56), Heardman, Gray.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Harris, Warren.
Man of the Match - M. Duggan (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


This was a 1st v 2nd game so to win by two goals to nil away from home is a result I'm very pleased with!

Saturday 25th April
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #38
Craik Park
Morpeth Town 2 - Brownsword (35), Adams (90+4)
Warrington Town 3 - Garrity (38), Heardman (55), Gray (58)
Line-Up - Spiess, Raven, Corke, Corbett, Kellett (Blackshaw 84), Garrity, Harris (Finnie 76), Dunn (Mackreth 67), Brown, Gray, Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Barnes, Chadwick, Warren.
Man of the Match - J. Gray (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


As we've already won the title, I decided to experiment with going a little bit more attacking in this one and I think it's definitely we can look into. We were the better side and the scoreline flattered Morpeth to be perfectly honest.

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Title done and dusted so now it's just a case of beginning to plan for next season.

Next Month's Fixtures



Only four more games to go, with three being at home


The Warrington Way

May 2020

Saturday 2nd May
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #39
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 2 - Heardman (67), Gray (90+3)
Ashton United 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Corke (Finnie 78), Corbett, Kellett, Garrity, Harris, Mackreth (Byrne 72), Brown (Chadwick 63), Gray, Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Barnes, Vassallo.
Man of the Match - J. Gray (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


A deserved win in a very one-sided affair.

Saturday 9th May
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #40
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Heardman (15,90+5), Vassallo (71)
Stafford Rangers 2 - Burnett (1, 75)
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Corke, Roberts, Kellett, Garrity (Harris 70), Finnie, Dunn (Byrne 70), Vassallo, Gray (Chadwick 56), Heardman.
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Brown, Barnes.
Man of the Match - D. Vassallo (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


What a game! Goals in the first and last minute with one of them being the winner. There's a good job that there was nothing riding on this game, otherwise, I'd have been a nervous wreck!

Saturday 16th May
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #41
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 4 - Mackreth (26), Harris (33), Gray (62), Byrne (70)
South Shields 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Spiess, Duggan, Corke, Corbett, Kellett, Garrity (Finnie 78), Harris, Mackreth, Brown (Byrne 68), Gray, Heardman (Dunn 84).
Unused Substitutes - McMillan, Blackshaw, Barnes, Vassallo.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


I was really hoping we could put on a show in the last game of the season at Cantilever Park and put on a show we did, romping home by four goals to nil against South Shields.

Saturday 23rd May
Evo-Stik Premier League Matchday #42
Ewen Fields
Hyde United 2 - Walker (28), Charters (45+1)
Warrington Town 2 - Barnes (30), Vassallo (58)
Line-Up - McMillan, Beeley, Raven, Roberts (Finnie (45+3), Barnes, Jennings, Warren, Byrne (Mackreth 45+3), Vassallo, Dunn, Chadwick (Heardman 45+3)
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Blackshaw, Gray, Brown.
Man of the Match - T. Charters (Hyde)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


I made eleven changes for the last game of the season, using mostly players who won't be part of our squad next season. Getting a point was just a bonus really.

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