Heywood St James

Late Goal Stuns Brave Jimmies In Ten-Goal Thriller

February 23, 2013
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Late Goal Stuns Brave Jimmies In Ten-Goal Thriller

Heywood St James First Team entertained Manchester Gregorians at Phoenix Park last Saturday still looking for a victory that would move them up the league table. Lying next to bottom of the Manchester League Premier Division, Jimmies have not won a game, nor earned a point, since a 4-1 victory at Leigh Athletic on Saturday 27 October 2012. For 15 minutes of last Saturday afternoon’s game Jimmies were ripped apart by the quick Gregs forwards and could have conceded two or three goals but for the agility of keeper Neil Mcnulty. But two goals in three minutes saw Jimmies take…

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Jimmies Blow Great Start As Royton Hit Them Hard

February 5, 2013
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Jimmies Blow Great Start As Royton Hit Them Hard

REPORT from Dennis Booth: Lying next to bottom of the Manchester Football League Premier Division, Heywood St James First Team entertained Royton Town at Phoenix Park last Saturday afternoon hoping that a change in fortune might bring some a welcome three points. Within four minutes of the start, Jimmies were gifted a goal when the Royton keeper miskicked a back pass allowing Chris Nuttall a simple tap in. Just five minutes later the returning Mike Weatherilt made it 2-0 with a trademark free-kick from 25 yards.What a start! But what happened next? Jimmies suddenly began a period of rash tackling,…

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Hooley Bridge And Jimmies At Home Saturday

January 17, 2013
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Hooley Bridge And Jimmies At Home Saturday

Hooley Bridge Celtic will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they host Bedians on Saturday. Bedians are Hooley Bridge’s nearest rivals in the league, sitting one point and one position above them in the Lancs and Cheshire AFL Premier Division. Hooley Bridge fought back brilliantly last week to beat South Manchester 3-1 from 1-0 down, a win they really needed to open a gap between themselves and the relegation contenders. The reserves travel to rock-bottom Droylsden JFC in Division 3, while the thirds host Old Stretfordians on the second pitch at Heywood Leisure Centre. Heywood St James are…

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Jimmies Are Punished For Inexplicable Lapses

January 14, 2013
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Jimmies Are Punished For Inexplicable Lapses

By Dennis Booth: Heywood St James First Team went down to a heavy 7-3 defeat against fellow relegation candidates Leigh Athletic at Phoenix Park last Saturday afternoon. Jimmies had already beaten Leigh at their place, 4-1, back in October and were looking to repeat that victory to put some “daylight” between the two clubs. However things didn’t quite go to plan as the visitors had a physical presence that was to prove instrumental in bringing the home side to their knees with a powerful display of forceful football. Jimmies, thanks to a superbly struck shot from skipper Scott Hardy, led…

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Heywood St James Honour Egger

January 12, 2013
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Heywood St James Honour Egger

Heywood St James and opponents Leigh Athletic honoured the memory of club stalwart Trevor Jones with a minute’s silence at Phoenix Park today. Egger died this week aged 67. He was involved with many sports teams over the years and is remembered with fondness by all those at Phoenix Park. Details of his funeral will come when I get them. Pictures and report to follow when I receive the details from Dennis Booth.  

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Jimmies Grab First Point Of Season

September 3, 2012
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BY DENNIS BOOTH: Heywood St James 1st XI grabbed their first point of the season on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at home to Wythenshawe. Simon Carney’s late equaliser was well deserved by Jimmies, who were trailing to a first-half strike from the visitors. There was plenty of action at both ends and Jimmes were left ruing the many chances they failed to take. The second XI have failed to build on a good start to the season. They won their first game 6-1 at Atherton Town, but since fell to heavy defeats at Hollinwood and at Irlam Steel. To…

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Jimmies Look For First Points After AVRO Defeat

August 25, 2012
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Jimmies Look For First Points After AVRO Defeat

THANKS TO DENNIS BOOTH: Heywood St James look to get their first points of the season when they take on Walshaw Sports at Phoenix Park today. They lost their first game of the Manchester Football League Premier Division season at home to AVRO last week, but it was a spirited performance from a young side as they lost 3-2. Jimmies went behind after 10 minutes, Young scoring with a free header from a corner. Weatherilt equalised 10 minutes later, the Jimmies goal machine on the spot to knock in a rebound. Then, six minutes into the second half, Aaron Nuttall…

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Jimmies Slip Up To Face Anxious Cup Wait

August 6, 2012
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Jimmies Slip Up To Face Anxious Cup Wait

REPORT BY DENNIS BOOTH: Heywood St James slipped up at Phoenix Park last Saturday in their latest group game in the Myles Kenyon Cup Competition. Leading 2-0, through fine efforts from Gary Stanley and Aaron Nuttall, the Jimmies allowed a sprightly Radcliffe Town far too much room and duly paid the price finding themselves 2-3 behind with little time remaining. A late flurry saw Lee Weatherilt on the spot to stab home the equalising goal but a 3-3 draw may not be enough to see Jimmies into the next round of games Jimmies are still awaiting a competition ruling on their outstanding group…

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Jimmies Back, In The Top Flight And Raring To Go

July 23, 2012
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Jimmies Back, In The Top Flight And Raring To Go

BY DENNIS BOOTH: Heywood St James AFC have commenced training in preparation for yet another season in the Bridgewater Office Supplies Manchester League Premier Division. After finishing 3rd bottom last season, Jimmies were expecting relegation back into the First Division but Premier Division Club West Didsbury and Chorlton have had their application to enter the North West Counties League accepted, which means that Jimmies will stay in the Premier Division. It is fair to say that Jimmies found it tough last season in a Division that involves many clubs good enough to play football at a higher level and it…

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Heywood St James 2 Springhead 4: Unlucky Jimmies Relegated Despite Gritty Display

April 29, 2012
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Heywood St James 2 Springhead 4: Unlucky Jimmies Relegated Despite Gritty Display

BY DENNIS BOOTH: Heywood St James AFC First XI suffered a double defeat last week and, as a result, were relegated from the Bridgewater Office Supplies Manchester League Premier Division. After the 0-1 defeat at the hands of West Didsbury and Chorlton the previous Saturday, Jimmies hosted Oldham-based Springhead last Saturday and, despite a plucky performance, Jimmies again had little luck losing 4-2. With only one league game remaining Jimmies are rock bottom and will return to the First Division. A Mike Weatherilt penalty and a late Chris Nuttall cracker came too late in a game that saw splendid performances by…

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