St Helens & District Combination, Premier Division
Clock Face Miners 5 West Park 4 (att 10)
I'd never seen a St Helens Combination game before, but options for a new ground were limited so I made my debt in the competition at Clock Face, one of St Helen's former coal mining areas.
The home side are bottom of the premier division, but came out on top against mid table opponents after a battle in which the entertainment more than made up for any shortcomings in skill.
The first 40 minutes showed little prospect of the goal glut that was to come, but once Clock Face went in front West Park levelled within a minute, then seconds after the restart the home side scored again to go 2-1 up.
The sides traded more goals during a very enjoyable second half, the final strike being the winner for Clock Face.
The club are based at I assume was previously the miners welfare club. It's not a bad venue for this level of football, with a single football pitch fairly well enclosed and an adjacent clubhouse containing a tea bar as well as a more traditional bar.