Cheadle Town 0-0 St Helens Town

"When you reach the last page, close the book" or so the Chinese proverb goes.

So that's that for another season. We'll analyse the 2017-18 term a bit further in the coming weeks but what a shame the end of this season had to end with something that was, well, all very "end of season".

 The final line up of the 2017-18 season....

The final line up of the 2017-18 season....

St Helens were the first to show after just 3 minutes, forcing Steve Piggott - making his final appearance between the sticks for Cheadle Town - to come out and make a stop.

Chris Sherrington then almost put one over for his brother Mike to get on the end of before Chris himself got himself on the end of a cross on the left only to blaze his effort high and not-so handsome over the bar.

 Another frustrating afternoon for Danny Wood, his rib injury getting the better of him again.

Another frustrating afternoon for Danny Wood, his rib injury getting the better of him again.

St Helens' no9 was then clean through on the left but rolled his chance wide before Chris Sherrington was left cursing the firmer ground as a lob of his ended up bouncing over the crossbar.

Mssrs Christopher, McGreevy, Nield and Ratican then all went close with efforts before the half-time whistle.

The second half only saw two chances of note.

On 57 minutes Mike Sherrington found himself through on the left before lobbing the keeper only to see it roll wide before he then caught said keeper off-guard following a poor clearance on 72 minutes; his effort from range striking the upright, summing the afternoon up perfectly.

And that was that.

 All done for another year

All done for another year

Again, our thanks to Steve Piggott for his many years as custodian. We look forward to having him as part of the coaching staff.

Our thanks also to First XI managerial/coaching team Antony Trucca, Chris Seaton and Paul Hodson and also to Megan Ratcliff who has been an exemplary physio this season.

Statistics, reviews etc. to come. Watch this space.

TEAM: Piggott, Nield, Ratican (Ambrose), Holt, Delaney, Dunn, McGreevy, Wood (Farrow), M Sherrington, Christopher (Cotton), C Sherrington. SUBS: Cotton, Farrow, Ambrose, Allcock (gk)