They love a debut goal the Jepsons.
It was the opening game of the 96/97 season when Stan Ternant’s new signing Ronnie Jepson scored in a home draw against Brentford. This past Tuesday, over 27 years since that one all draw, Ronnies son Oli Jepson scored a peach of a header in front of the home fans on his Shakers Debut.
Oli wasn’t the only one to find the back of the net with Benito Lowe bagging a brace (Anyone else been singing that song ever since?) and Connor Comber finding the top bins from twenty yards out, rounding off a 4 – 2 win and phenomenal second half display from Dave McNabbs men in white.
You can watch the highlights from this game below.
With teams around us either stumbling or not playing The Shakers find ourselves at the top of the league as we approach the weekend and coming into a vein of form having won in four of our last five games.
With that in mind we travel to Barnoldswick this coming Saturday to take on another in form team at the Silent Night Stadium. All the information you will require for your trip to Barlick is available below.
In Opposition – Barnoldswick Town
Formed in 1972 and named Barnoldswick United(1972) – so called due to being canny Yorkshiremen- had there been a previous club named Barnoldswick United and they had outstanding debts the new club would have been liable for them.
The field started out as a grazing meadow for cattle, after a lot of hard work, it is now the pitch we play on. The club had 2 teams playing in the Craven & District Football League, in the early 1990’s we joined the East Lancashire Football League again with 2 teams.
In the late 1990’s we had 3 teams our 1st & 2nd team teams joined The West Lancashire Football League, our 3rds staying in The East Lancashire League.
The 2003/2004 season brought the amalgamation of Barnoldswick United (1972), Barnoldswick Park Rovers and Salterforth Juniors and we changed our name to Barnoldswick Town Football Club.
It has always been in the club’s constitution to get our ground up to the minimum standards of The North West Counties Football League and the 2009/2010 season saw us accepted into The North West Counties Football League.
Alongside our main pitch we have a floodlit training pitch. Our club house can hold up to 100 people and be hired out for functions. Our main sponsor is Silentnight Beds Ltd and the ground is named The Silentnight Stadium.
In 2009/2010 our first season in The NWCFL saw us finish runners up in Division 1 and finalists in the prestigious West Riding County Cup beating Guiseley who won promotion to the Conference North along the way. It was an interesting season as we only expected to hold our own and try to make sure we didn’t end up at the bottom of the league.
Following on from our success in the 2009/2010 season we went from just looking to avoid relegation in the Premier Division 2010/2011 to astound ourselves by finishing a creditable 7th in the league, only suspensions and injuries we feel robbed us of a top three spot.
In March 2012 we achieved The FA Grade E, enabling the club to enter The Evo-Stik League when finishing in a promotion position.
The 2012/2013 season saw us finish 9th in the Premier Division and reaching a round further in The FA Vase. Our Reserves finishing 4th in their respective league, with players being selected for the first team squad showing we have strength and depth in the club.
The 2013/14 season was a little bit traumatic for the club, players leaving or not being available, unrest in the dressing room which led to poor performances on the field.
In June of 2014 we achieved Charter Standard Development Club at both Senior and Junior level, which was an excellent achievement by both Senior & Junior Committees. The season had ended on a knife edge, if results on the last day of the season had gone a different way we would have been relegated
For the 2017/2018 Barnoldswick Town have one team in the Hallmark Security League and one team in The Lancashire Football League Western Division (Galaxy League).
The Junior section has 21 teams in The East Lancashire League from U7’s -U18’s, plus one U12’s girls team playing in The West Riding League. They also have a Tiny Town Junior Academy for 4 – 6 year olds.
This game is ticket only and tickets for the game can still be purchased HERE.
- ADULT £7
- CONCESSIONS £4
UNDER 12 -16s £1
Tickets subject to booking fee.
Programme Price: £1
Travel & Parking
Nearest Railway: Colne (5.8 miles)
Nearest Bus Route to Ground:
Driving: M65 to end (Colne), straight on at round-a-bout, through two sets of traffic lights to round-a-bout. Turn left to Barnoldswick. On entering Barnoldswick through traffic lights straight on at mini round-a-bout, through built up area. On leaving built up area turn right into Green Berfield Lane (Club signposted). Bear right on track to rear of ground and car park.
From A56 Gisburn turn right signposted Barnoldswick. On entering built up area turn left onto Green Berfield lane, (Club signposted). Bear on track to rear of ground and car park.
Parking Facilities: Please follow postcode BB18 5DD Barnoldswick have secured additional parking in Rolls Royce car park opposite Aldi – They will have a car park attendant to help you & it’s a 2 min walk to the ground which will be signposted.
Ground Facilities: Licenced Bar with plenty of seating available. Tea bar selling hot and cold food. We also have plenty of covered seating behind the goal as well as covered standing both behind the goal and down the side of the ground.
Sat Nav Postcode: BB18 5LJ
Match Coverage & Live Stream
If you are unable to make the game, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.
Live Stream: For this game, we will have no live stream. Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe and never miss highlights and match reaction across the season.
Audio Commentary: Roch Valley Radio will be providing commentary for this game. Click here ahead of kick-off to listen live. Audio commentary will be provided for every game of the season, so you will never miss a piece of the action.
Social Media: Our team will also bring you in-depth text commentary via the club ‘MatchDay Live‘ Twitter feed, with team news and half time and full time updates available also on Facebook and feel like you are there with our match galleries and imagery available over on Instagram.
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Up the Shakers!