RUNCORN Town, having hit prolific winning form in Carlsberg West Cheshire League Division Two, have recruited an Everton legend.
Howard Kendall, the Goodison midfield great of the 1960s who went on to lead the Blues to the title in the mid-1980s as manager, is guest speaker at the Pavilions-based club's Sportsmen's Dinner on Friday, November 3 (7.30pm).
Town manager Tony Murphy will be master of ceremonies with the comedy coming from Frankie Allen.
To register an interest in tickets, call Martin Fallon on 07808737773.
Prices have still to be confirmed but will be no more than £20 per head.
Town, without a win from their first three games, had taken their frustrations out on Chester Nomads with a 7-0 victory.
Paul Hart hit a hat-trick with Ged Bushell, Adam Carden, Robbie Moore and Danny Cummins also on target.
To prove Wednesday's result was no fluke, they followed up on Saturday with a 6-1 victory - over the divisional leaders New Brighton reserves.
Hart scored four more - three of them second-half efforts - with Carden having set Town on the road to a 2-0 interval lead.
Cummins got the fourth goal for Town while Paul Cuppitt hit back for crestfallen New Brighton three minutes from the end.
Town reserves went down 4-0 at home to Grange Athletic on Friday although this had much to do with Reece Conlon's dismissal on the hour for using 'foul and abusive language' - he had been warned in the first half.
Mike Thelwell had given the visitors an edge in a tight game with a screaming 35th-minute free kick.
But this was only after Town's Jay Phillips had seen claims for a 25th-minute goal waved away - the referee ruling the ball had not crossed the line.
Even after falling behind, Runcorn had struck the Athletic bar through Chris Dennett.
But, once down to 10 men, Town tired and Paul O'Donovan, Dave Jackson and Thelwell's second inflicted more punishment.
First-team home games against Mallaby this Saturday and Christleton reserves a week later set the scene for an important month.
It also sees Murphy's Town travel to Pensby on September 16 before playing two first-round cup-ties.
On September 23, they go to Lymm in the Cheshire Amateur Cup before visiting New Brighton reserves in the West Cheshire Bowl on September 30.
The reserves visit league rivals Shaftesbury this Saturday and seven days later, they are on cup duty at Upton AA reserves in the West Cheshire Shield.