Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News

Brooke seals victory in derby clash


RUNCORN Town suffered defeat in the latest league game at home to Skelmersda­le United.

Elliot Morris opened the scoring for the visitors on 38 minutes, running on to Matty Hamilton’s through ball before slotting last Adam Reid.

The Skelmersda­le striker doubled the lead four minutes later, cutting inside and firing low past Reid.

Former Town winger Emini Adegbenro increased the lead early in the second half after good work from Alex Griffiths, before another former Town player - Tom Croughan - made it

4-0 on 66 minutes, tapping in Hamilton’s low cross.

Town got on the scoresheet late on. Kevin

Exell made it 4-1 with a deflected shot that looped into the top corner. Craig Cairns capitalise­d on an error and slotted in to make it 4-2.

WIDNES FC have confirmed the signing of winger Ryan Watters.

The 23-year-old has joined the club having been released in the summer by Scottish Football League Two side Stenhousem­uir, and made his debut in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Runcorn Linnets.

Ryan came off the bench on the hour-mark and impressed in his first taste of English football following his move south of the border.

A former Scottish youth internatio­nal, Watters began his career at Motherwell before moving to Albion Rovers in 2017 via a brief stint at St Mirren. Watters joined Stenhousem­uir in January 2019 prior to his departure earlier in the summer.

Joint-manager Kev Towey told the club’s website: “Ryan will play a big part for us over the coming weeks. We were tinkering with the idea of playing him straight from the start on Saturday but ultimately decided it against us. Obviously circumstan­ces meant that he couldn’t make too much of an impact on the game but his quality was clear for everyone to see and he’ll be an important addition for us.”

 ?? Pic: Neville Berkeley ?? ● Town in action against Skelmersda­le United on Saturday
Pic: Neville Berkeley ● Town in action against Skelmersda­le United on Saturday
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