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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
Huge blow in losing Heardman, but hopefully new signings like Cameron Archer, Fidel O'Rourke and Dylan Parker can put up the mantle left behind.
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A big season ahead, and the youth in the squad will play a big role in any success. Good Luck.
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Interested to know what club Heardman ends up at? Will you play against him this season?
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2019-12-15 10:12#263928 Griffo : Interested to know what club Heardman ends up at? Will you play against him this season?

He went to Dagenham & Redbridge in the end


The Warrington Way

August 2020

Saturday 8th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #1
Throstle Nest
Farsley Celtic 1 - Dudley (17)
Warrington Town 1 - Quirk (67)
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie (Anderson 81), Taylor, Corke, Kellett, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Wilson (Pemberton 58), Archer (Gray 71), O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Blackshaw.
Man of the Match - A. Dudley (Farsley)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


With seven new faces starting, I wasn't really expecting much from our opener away at Farsley. They took a deserved lead but we battled back in the second half to get a point, which I'm more than happy with. The match stats suggest there is more to come from this side.

Sunday 9th August

The club announces that the final figure for season ticket sales is 149, up from 135 last season.

Tuesday 11th August

James Gray has been kicking off over the signing of Dylan Parker, to the point where we've fallen out and he's put in a transfer request. Crusaders have put in a bid of 7.25k which I've accepted.

Wednesday 12th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #2
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 6 - Wilson (2,7,87), Quirk (16), Archer (29), Pemberton (78)
Stratford 1 - Raw (86)
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie, Taylor, Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 26), Garrity (Pemberton 68), Warren, Quirk, Wilson, Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Anderson, Gray.
Man of the Match - A. Wilson (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


What a performance! That was one of the best performances we've had during my time as Warrington boss. To call it dominant would be an understatement. If we have more performances like that then we'll definitely be battling at the right end of the table.

Wednesday 12th August

We've had one bit of bad news coming out of the game against Stratford, Andy Kellett has been ruled out for 4-5 weeks with pulled knee ligaments.

Friday 14th August

James Gray joins Crusaders for a fee of 7.25k

Saturday 15th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #3
North Street
Alfreton Town 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 2 - Harris (pen 2), O'Rourke (42)
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie, Taylor (Anderson 80), Corke, Blackshaw, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Wilson (Pemberton 45), Archer (Parker 61), O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Duggan.
Man of the Match - F. O'Rourke (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


A fantastic performance away from home and a deserved win. The penalty early gave us confidence and we never looked back. I was especially impressed with Ben Garrity and Callum Harris who put in a good shift in the centre of midfield.

Saturday 15th August

Adam Wilson out for 3-4 weeks with a calf strain

Wednesday 19th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #4
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 6 - O'Rourke (20,33), Harris (24), Quirk (40,90+1), Archer (49)
Chester 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie (Duggan 72), Taylor, Corke, Blackshaw, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Pemberton (Brown 83), Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Anderson, Parker.
Man of the Match - S. Quirk (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Two home games, twelve goals! I could get used to this. Every single player on that pitch tonight was superb and long may it continue!

Thursday 20th August

Defender Elliott Hewitt and striker Mark Beck arrive on season long loans from Grimsby and Harrogate respectively.

Saturday 22nd August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #5
The Walks Stadium
King's Lynn Town 1 - Jones (49)
Warrington Town 3 - Archer (50), Wallis (o.g 75), Quirk (90+3)
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie (Hewitt 56), Taylor, Corke, Blackshaw, Garrity (Warren 80), Harris, Quirk, Pemberton (Beck 65), Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Parker.
Man of the Match - A. Jones (King's Lynn)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


It's amazing football sometimes. For 49 minutes we were crap and I mean crap. We could have no complaints when we went behind but that goal seemed to flick a switch on for us. From then we dominated, including equalising instantly. Crazy.

Wednesday 26th August



The board agree to fund my next coaching badge. Good times!

Wednesday 26th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #6
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 5 - Archer (17,69), O'Rourke (38,42,62)
Bradford Park Avenue 1 - Myring (35)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor (Anderson 77), Corke, Blackshaw, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Pemberton (Parker 62), Archer, O'Rourke (Brown 88).
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Hosie.
Man of the Match - F. Rourke (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Fidel O'Rourke is just on another level, a perfect hat-trick for him as keep up our stunning home form. That's 17 goals in three home games now with Archer, O'Rourke and Quirk really standing out so far this season.

Saturday 29th August
Vanarama National League North Matchday #7
Moss Lane
Altrincham 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 3 - O' Rourke (27,47), Archer (42)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 88), Taylor, Anderson, Blackshaw, Garrity, Harris (Warren 54), Quirk (Parker 75), Pemberton, Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Brown.
Man of the Match - F. O'Rourke (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Yet again it's Fidel and Cameron. Those two have lit up the National League North so far and it's a joy to watch.

Saturday 29th August

Seb Quirk ruled out for two weeks with a gashed leg

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Awards



Absolutely delighted to win my first ever Manager of the Month award, partly due to the lack of awards in the Evo-Stik. Credit has to go the players though.



Has there ever been a more deserved Player of the Month award? Fidel has been like a man possessed so far this season!

League Table



We finish the opening month of the season at the top of the table, mostly thanks to our two beasts up front. Whether we can stay there remains to be seen but why not? Got to dream big.

Next Month's Fixtures



Boy do the games come thick and fast in this league compared to the Evo-Stik. It has the potential to be a tricky month with us playing three of the top 7. I think how we do next month will be a gauge of where we'll finish this season.
An absolutely stunning set of results there, flattening pretty much every team without fault! Not to mention the unreal amount of goals leading to the great goal difference there.
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Incredible set of results, goals galore! Fidel O'Rourke has adjusted to life under your management excellently, you couldn't ask for much more. I really rate the late additions to the side in Elliott Hewitt and Mark Beck, especially the latter who adds a different dynamic to the side with his physical presence and experience. Congratulations on an excellent start which has rightfully been recognised. Next month is extremely busy, wow. Peak Non-League that! ;)
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The Warrington Way

September 2020

Wednesday 2nd September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #8
Meadow Park
Boreham Wood 1 - Clarke (90+2)
Warrington Town 2 - Garrity (41), Wilson (51)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 71), Taylor (Anderson 77), Corke, Blackshaw, Garrity, Harris, Wilson, Pemberton (Brown 71), Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Parker.
Man of the Match - B. Garrity (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


We've robbed Boreham Wood there. They were much the better side and would have won on another day. One question though.....HOW THE HELL ARE BOREHAM WOOD IN THIS LEAGUE!? They play down near London.

Saturday 5th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #9
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Archer (27,60), Harris (74)
Brackley Town 1 - Ndlovu (64)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 80), Taylor (Anderson 70), Corke, Blackshaw, Harris, Warren, Pemberton (Kellett 80), Brown, Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Parker.
Man of the Match - C. Archer (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


We were much better in this one than against Boreham Wood and deserved to pick up all three points. We restricted Brackley to just two shots inside our box, which was pleasing.

Monday 7th September

The FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round draw sees us face Romulus away from home.

Wednesday 9th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #10
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 3 - Wilson (64,66), Hewitt (82)
York City 2 - McDermott (34), Carter (pen 86)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor, Corke, Blackshaw, Harris (Hosie 53), Garrity, Quirk (Pemberton 61), Wilson, Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 58).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - A. Wilson (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


How on earth was this game 3-2? We dominated in terms of shots on goal but just couldn't put our chances away whereas York did. The main thing though is that it's another three points.

Friday 11th September

Goalkeeper Fabian Spiess complain to the media about a lack of game time as if that'll make me play him over Harry Allen. Jog on mate.

Saturday 12th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #11
Gateshead International Stadium
Gateshead 1 - Greenfield (35)
Warrington Town 3 - O'Rourke (2), Corke (21), Quirk 86)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 80), Anderson, Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 57), Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Wilson, Archer, O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Pemberton, Parker.
Man of the Match - F. O'Rourke (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


We dominated Gateshead to make it an amazing ten wins in a row and set a club record for consecutive league games won. I didn't really appreciate it before the start of the season, but this is one hell of a squad of players!

Wednesday 16th September

Fabian Speiss fined for missing training

Wednesday 16th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #12
Cressing Road Stadium
Braintree Town 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 3 - O'Rourke (1). Kellett (33), Corke (52)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 62), Taylor, Corke, Kellett, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Wilson (Pemberton 74), Archer (Parker 84), O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Despite what the scoreline suggests, this game was a lot closer. Braintree gave it a good go and probably deserved to score at least one. Still, it's yet another three points for us so I'm happy.

Saturday 19th September
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Castle Vale Stadium
Romulus 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 2 - Corbett (66), Parker (90)
Line-Up - Passant, Duggan, Anderson, Corbett, Blackshaw, Warren, Finnie, Mackreth, Brown, Parker, Beck.
Unused Substitutes - Allen, Hewitt, Harris, Archer, Taylor, Wilson, O'Rourke.
Man of the Match - Z. Corbett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


I used this game as an opportunity to give all of our backup players a runout and they delivered a comfortable 2-0 win. Despite the result, I was disappointed that Dylan Parker and Mark Beck didn't do anything suggest that they can replace Fidel or Cameron upfront if one gets injured.

Monday 21st September

Warrington Town are drawn against Alvechurch at home in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round

Saturday 26th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #13
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 1 - Kellett (pen 39)
Curzon Ashton 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor, Corke (Anderson 80), Kellett, Garrity (Hosie 62), Harris, Quirk,Wilson, Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 80).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Pemberton.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


How this game was only 1-0 is beyond me but it's another three points so I'll take it.

Wednesday 30th September
Vanarama National League North Matchday #14
The Community Stadium
Boston United 1 - Green (pen 90)
Warrington Town 2 - Quirk (70), Harris (85)
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie, Taylor, Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 61), Garrity (Parker 61), Harris, Quirk, Wilson, Archer (Anderson 72), O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Pemberton.
Man of the Match - J. Hosie (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Usually, I'd give credit to the lads and talk about their performance but this one is on me and my tactical decisions. In our usual 4-2-2-2 formation, Boston were all over us as we couldn't get anything to stick up top. I decided to take off a midfielder and bring on a third striker and we managed to break the deadlock. 11 minutes later, I brought on a defender and we switched to 5 at the back, managing to grind out the result. I'm over the moon with that one.

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Awards



A 100% record in September gives me another Manager of the Month award.

League Table



Hands up who predicted this two months ago? I certainly didn't but I couldn't be happier. These players are really pulling it out the bag so far this season.

Next Month's Fixtures



We don't have many games away from Cantilever Park so hopefully, we can stretch our lead at the top of the table.
Another fantastic set of results for Warrington there, also a very good point about Boreham Wood in this division :)) A nice lead is building between you and York in the league and there is a kind draw for you in the FA Cup there to build up some extra revenue!
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Another fantastic month of results. It's not just Boreham Wood who are geographically misplaced in this division... St Albans, Braintree... The South must be extremely southern this season! The FA Cup run looks set to continue with another welcome opponent. All rosey so far.
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2019-12-16 10:39#263969 Jack : Another fantastic set of results for Warrington there, also a very good point about Boreham Wood in this division :)) A nice lead is building between you and York in the league and there is a kind draw for you in the FA Cup there to build up some extra revenue!

Thanks, I think York will be the team that we will be battling for top spot

2019-12-16 14:15#263973 ScottT : Another fantastic month of results. It's not just Boreham Wood who are geographically misplaced in this division... St Albans, Braintree... The South must be extremely southern this season! The FA Cup run looks set to continue with another welcome opponent. All rosey so far.

I didn't even consider Braintree, that's crazy that they're in our league. I'll have to have a look and see who's in the south league
Quite the start this season, once again. Nine points clear with 14 games gone is quite the feat. I won't be surprised if it continues!
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The Warrington Way

October 2020

Friday 2nd October

Luke Charman and Russ Griffiths join us on month-long trials. They aren't signings we need to make but I can't ignore the quality that these two have.

We've accepted two bids for midfielder Ross Finnie

Saturday 3rd October



Well, this came out of the blue. I turned it down as I don't believe Torquay represents a big enough step in my managerial career.

Saturday 3rd October
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 1 - Archer (86)
Alvechurch 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Passant, Hosie, Anderson, Corbett, Blackshaw, Duggan, Warren, Mackreth (Quirk 75), Pemberton, Beck (O'Rourke 64), Parker (Archer 75).
Unused Substitutes - Speiss, Hewitt, Wilson, Taylor.
Man of the Match - C. Archer (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


I once again gave the back-up guys a chance and they failed to deliver. We had to be saved by a late Cameron Archer goal this time.

Monday 5th October

The FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round draw sees us drawn away at Southport.

Wednesday 7th October

Jack Mackreth agrees a deal to join Connah's Quay on a free transfer in January

Friday 9th October

Ross Finnie to join Falkirk in January for a 4.7k fee

Saturday 10th October

Fabian Spiess joins Whitby Town on loan until the end of the season (Whitby paying wages)

Saturday 10th October
Vanarama National League North Matchday #15
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 1 - Hewitt (36)
Kidderminster 2 - Chambers (7,34)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor, Corke, Kellett (Hosie 53), Harris , Garrity, Quirk, Wilson (Pemberton 67), Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 71).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - A. Chambers (Kidderminster)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Well, it had to come to an end at some point right? We were beaten by the better side on the day, no complaints.

Wednesday 14th October



This is a bit better than the Torquay offer with Cheltenham sitting in 20th place in League Two. I've decided to attend and see what happens.

Mitch Duggan joins Blyth on loan for the rest of the season with Blyth paying his wages.

Wednesday 14th October
Vanarama National League North Matchday #16
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 4 - Beck (6), Corke (54,74,90+2)
St Albans City 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Corbett, Corke, Kellett, Harris (Hosie 79), Warren, Quirk, Wilson (Pemberton 85), Archer (O'Rourke 53), Beck.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - J. Corke (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


A hat-trick from the most unlikely source. I've never seen anything like it! That aside, it was a good response from losing for the first time this season.

Thursday 15th October



So Cheltenham went and offered me the job but I went and declined the offer.

Saturday 17th October
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Haig Avenue
Southport 0 - N/A
Warrington Town 9 - Kellett (25, pen 64), Harris (39), O'Rourke (61), Quirk (67), Pemberton (70), Parker (73), Taylor (75). Anderson (90+1)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt (Hosie 68), Taylor, Corke (Anderson 70), Kellett, Garrity, Harris, Quirk, Pemberton, Archer (Parker 68), O'Rourke.
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Wilson, Finnie, Beck.
Man of the Match - A. Kellett (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


Jesus Christ! We took Southport to the cleaners to progress to the FA Cup 1st Round. What a result that is. A new club record if I'm not mistaken.

Monday 19th October

Warrington drawn away at Barnet in the FA Cup 1st Round

Wednesday 21st October
Vanarama National League North Matchday #17
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 2 - Archer (8), Quirk (65)
Leamington 1 - March (84)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor, Corke, Kellett, Garrity (Hosie 76), Harris, Quirk, Pemberton (Wilson 66), Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 56).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - S. Quirk (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


A routine win really. I would have liked us to score more given the number of shots we had but the three points in the bag are the main thing.

Saturday 24th October
Vanarama National League North Matchday #18
Brewery Field
Spennymoor 2 - Thompson (50), Ramshaw (55)
Warrington Town 1 - Archer (22)
Line-Up - Allen, Hewitt, Taylor, Corke, Kellett, Garrity (Hosie 56), Harris, Quirk, Pemberton (Wilson 56), Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 56).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Anderson.
Man of the Match - J. Barnett (Spennymoor)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


A very disappointing result to take. We did really well in the first half only to blow it completely in the second half.

Saturday 31st October
Vanarama National League North Matchday #19
Cantilever Park
Warrington Town 1 - Parker (pen 89)
Guiseley 0 - N/A
Line-Up - Allen, Hosie, Taylor (Anderson 62), Corke, Kellett (Blackshaw 62), Hewitt, Harris, Quirk, Pemberton, Archer, O'Rourke (Parker 45+2).
Unused Substitutes - Passant, Wilson.
Man of the Match - J. Hosie (Warrington)
Match Stats - Click here for Match Stats


We huffed and puffed before eventually getting the breakthrough with just a minute to go. I think relief would be the word I would use for that result!

Team Stats



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League Table



Still top and going well despite that defeat against Spennymoor.

Next Month's Fixtures



Those fixtures are a bit of a change to last month's. It'll be nice to give the lads a bit of a break.
Well you seem to be turning a few heads aren't you! Another good month that sees you comfortably at the top of the table. Encouraging also to see that even after your first losses of the campaign against Kidderminster and Spennymoor you were able to return with wins, including that emphatic 9-0 victory!
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2019-12-18 12:05#264053 Jack : Well you seem to be turning a few heads aren't you! Another good month that sees you comfortably at the top of the table. Encouraging also to see that even after your first losses of the campaign against Kidderminster and Spennymoor you were able to return with wins, including that emphatic 9-0 victory!

Yeah, it's always great to bounce back when you lose. That 9-0 win was just something else though!

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