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Sunday December 4, 2016
Ingol Rangers too strong for Bolton L&G Club

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Ingol Rangers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup with a 5-0 win against a youthful Bolton Lads & Girls Club from division 2. This game could well have proved a banana skin for Rangers against a Bolton side who dismissed Acregate Lane LC by a 3-1 score line in the previous round and after the early exchanges which were pretty even it was Bolton LGC who almost snatched a lead on 20 minutes when Jay Ralphson’s stinging drive crashed against the post with the Ingol keeper well beaten.

It took the infinitely more experienced Ingol side a good 40 minutes to get the better of their opponents when Peter Wright was on hand to score at close range after excellent approach work from Jonty McDonald. Adam Stammers doubled Ingol’s lead on 47 minutes with a cheeky lob and he scored his second on 55 minutes to give Rangers a 3-0 lead. Stammers was causing havoc in the Bolton defence and his powerful shot on 62 minutes resulted in an own goal to make it 4-0 and Stammers completed his hat trick and the scoring by netting Ingol’s fifth on 68 minutes.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club was founded in 1889 to improve the lives of the young people of Bolton, the club has stuck to its task for the past 127 years and they have a wonderful multi sports facility at the HQ at Hacken Lane, Bolton. The club migrated from our youth section in 2015, they won division 3 last season and are currently second in division 2 with games in hand.

Manager Steve Stringer said after the game, “This game was a bridge too far for my lads who can play better than they did today. Ingol Rangers are a good, experienced side and the lads will have learnt a lot from this morning”. Ingol’s manager Dean Crossen was fulsome in his praise for the Bolton side saying, “They are a credit to their club and this league and we expect to play them in the premier division in the near future”.

For the record, the game was played at high tempo and in a thoroughly sporting manner by both teams, it was well controlled by the match officials and there were no cards shown.

Ingol Rangers will be joined in the semi-finals by last season’s finalist New Longton Rovers who beat AFC Ingol 4-2 and by Ashton Villa who won 5-2 at Preston Victoria plus the winners of the New Farington House v Tanterton game which was postponed due to an unfit pitch.

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup holders Tulketh United are into the semi-finals of this year’s competition after winning 2-1 at Worden Rangers and they will be joined by AFC Longridge who beat Fulwood Park Rangers 4-3, Ashton on Ribble who beat Westhoughton 4-3 and by Leyland Orient 1-0 winners at Warton.

The 3rd round of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup produced a major shock with Lammack winning 2-1 at youth division white leaders Southport. Tom Strahan gave Lammack the lead, Aidan McCarthy equalised for Southport before Patrick McGrath got Lammack’s winner. Coppull United Blues progressed with a 5-0 home win against Astley & Tyldesley, Ladybridge won 3-1 at Padiham, Poulton beat Garstang 3-2, AFC Fylde won 3-1 at Walmer Bridge and Clitheroe beat Ribbleton 6-5 in a thriller at Waverley Park.

Today’s cup matches resulted in a truncated league programme, Hunters maintained top spot in the premier division with a 5-3 win at Walton Athletic in the only gamed played in that section, Theatre Boys beat Vernon Sports 6-3 in division 1 and Tarleton Corinthians beat Ribbleton Wanderers 5-2 in division 2. All four scheduled games in division 3 were played; Arkwrights moved into second spot with a 4-2 win at Adlington, leaders Earnshaw Bridge beat Sir Tom Finney 3-1, Kingsfold beat Parkside 6-3 and Walton were too strong for Tarleton and ran out 9-0 winners.

Charnock Richard and Haslingden St Marys drew 1-1 in youth red where Chorley Wanderers won 5-2 at Horwich St Marys. Lostock Hall SC won 2-1 at Eccleston & Heskin and Euxton Villa won 6-1 at Leyland BTR in youth white whilst in youth blue Mellor won 2-0 at Chipping and Penwortham St Teresas beat Springfields 5-1.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Thursday November 24, 2016
Home Sweet Home in the LFA Trophy

Our three remaining clubs in this seasons LFA Sunday Trophy, Acregate Lane LC, Hunters & New Farington House have all received home ties in the quarter-finals of the competition, the full draw is;

Acregate Lane LC vBlackhurst Budd (Blackpool)
HuntersvCrown Paints (Blackburn)
New Farington House vThe Hares (Skelmersdale)
Southport & AinsdalevWhinney Hill (Blackburn)

Acregate Lane face a tough task hosting Blackhurst Budd from the Blackpool & Fylde Sunday Alliance. Since the demise of the holders of the Trophy Boars Head Thistle, many consider Budd to provide the sternest challenge from our friends on the Fylde coast. They are currently in third spot after winning all of their six league games which leaves them six points behind the leaders with three games in hand.

Hunters opponents Crown Paints are in fourth spot in the Blackburn Sunday League but they have won their four league games and are nine points behind the leaders Mill Hill. New Farington House will meet the Hares from Skelmersdale who beat Ashton Villa in the last round. The Hares are in second spot in the South Lancs Counties League after winning their five league games to date. The other tie sees Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs hosting Whinney Hill from Blackburn.

There are no easy games at this stage in the LFA Sunday Trophy and the task ahead of our clubs can be gauged by the fact that their three opponents all have a 100% league record this season. That said, Acregate Lane LC, Hunters & New Farington House can be a match for anyone on their day and we wish them well.

Eamonn McNamara.

Monday November 21, 2016
In Memory of Dylan Crossey

Penwortham St Teresa’s U16 v Lostock Hall SC U16s
Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge
Friday 25 November 2016, kick-off 7.00pm

Penwortham St Teresa's U16s will play Lostock Hall SC U16s at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium, home of Bamber Bridge FC on Friday the 25th November in memory of Dylan Crossey who died tragically on Friday 7th October aged 15 . Gates open at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm kick off and admission is only £3.00.

David Tynan, chairman of Dylan’s club Penwortham St Teresa’s said, “The support of the local football community over the last few weeks following the tragic loss of Dylan has been heart-warming for both Dylan’s family and for our football club. We kindly invite you to join us at The Sir Tom Finney Stadium on Friday 25th of November to help celebrate the life of Dylan and raise as much money as possible for his family’s chosen charities.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday November 20, 2016
Only 6 games played today

The weather got the better of us for the first time this season and as a result only 6 of the scheduled 37 games were played.

When Gregson Lane’s pitch at Fishwick Bottoms was declared unfit on Saturday, their opponents Bolton Lads & Girls Club agreed to switch the division 2 game to their excellent facilities at Hacken Lane, Darcy Lever and they were rewarded with a 3-0 win which puts them on 21 points from eight games and three points off the leaders with two games in hand. Jay Ralphson, Ansoumane Konde and Stephen Ward were on target with Ward netting his eleventh goal in seven games.

Sir Tom Finney who finished ninth in division 3 last season find themselves topping the table after their 4-1 win against Adlington at Ashton Community College. Luke Pool, Michael Tracy, Jack Cardwell and Jacques Minett scored for Finney whist Kyle Brown was on target for Adlington.

Ladybridge lead youth division red after their 10-3 win against Horwich St Marys with Jack Harper, Luke McGrath, Conner Elliot (2), Daniel Wallace, Michael Price (3) and Matthew Leatham bagging the Ladybridge goals, Tom Rishton and Brandon Lee (2) replied for Horwich. Clitheroe’s 3-0 win at home to Charnock Richard takes them up to second spot and once again their goal machine Adam Bolton made his presence felt with a hat trick taking his tally to 18 goals in 10 appearances.

Southport now lead youth division white by three points after their 8-2 win away at Burscough Dynamo thanks to goals from Connor Lally, Rory Campbell, Lewis King, Aidan McCarthy (3), Max Rudd and Elliot Casey. Dynamos goals came from Matthew Ingham and an OG. Croston’s 3-1 home win against Euxton Villa takes them up to third spot in the division with Joseph Speakman, Daniel Davies and Louis Baker getting their goals and Thomas Cobham replying for Villa.

Round up by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday November 18, 2016
UCLan Sports Arena - Games OFF

UCLan Sports Arena has joined the local Councils in declaring their pitches unfit for play this weekend Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November and as a result no games will be played at the Arena.

Eamonn McNamara.

Thursday November 17, 2016
Parks are OFF this Weekend

With the heavy rain so far this week and with more forecasted, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, Chorley Borough Council, Lancaster City Council & Bolton Metropolitan Council have all declared their parks and pitches unfit for football this weekend Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November 2016 and as a result no matches will take place on the following parks;

Preston City Council Parks

  • Frenchwood Park
  • Moor Park
  • Ribbleton Park
  • London Rd Athletic Track
  • Mill Lane
  • Station Lane, Barton
  • South Ribble Borough Council Parks

  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Much Hoole Recreation Ground
  • New Longton Recreation Ground
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Chorley Borough Council Parks

  • King George Playing Fields, Adlington
  • Lancaster City Council Parks

  • Ryelands Park, Lancaster
  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Parks>

  • Mill Lane, Westhoughton
  • Eamonn McNamara.

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    Defender Philipp looking for a club

    Defender Philipp Bischoff (aged 18) who is new to the Preston area and lives near Moor Park, is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Philipp on 07375 236075.

    Coaches/Managers needed by AFC Fylde

    AFC Fylde need coaches and/or managers for their Youth Division Blue side.
    Contact: Chris Ganner via text on 07881 020610.

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    AFC Fylde are looking for players for their Youth Division Blue side.
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    18 year old defender Ben Seddon who lives in the Hindley area of Wigan is looking for a club.
    Contact Ben on 07484 739351.

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    Full back John Cachia has moved to the Preston area and he is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact John on 07548 159989.

    Haydn looking for a club

    Penwortham based Haydn Farrelly, who plays at right back or centre midfield is looking for a Youth club.
    Contact Haydn on 07340 807284.

    Forward needs a Club

    Dean Dallman who lives in Broadgate and can play either wing or striker is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Dean on 07904 991895.

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    Walmer Bridge FC who play in the youth section are on the lookout for new players.
    Contact: Joe Goggins on 07789 680752.

    Ribbleton Wanderers FC

    Ribbleton Wanderers (div 2) who play at Station Lane, Barton, need midfielders and a striker.
    Contact: Danny Richards on 07724 394156.

    St Theresas looking for Players

    Division 1 side St Theresas who play at Preston College, are looking for players for next season.
    Contact: James McDowell on 07939 596672.

    Kits for Uganda

    The following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal where they will be gratefully received by the local footballers;

    Wrea Green (4 Kits)
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    Ashton Villa (3 kits)
    London Victoria
    Preston City
    Lostock St Gerards
    (6 kits)
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    Lostock Hall
    Ingol Rangers
    Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
    Mellor FC (5 kits)
    Poulton FC
    Gregson Lane (3 kits)
    Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
    Springfields (8 kits)
    Longridge Town
    Ashton on Ribble
    Penwortham Town (16 kits)
    Walton Athletic (3 kits)
    Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)
    Altrincham FC, SKkits (5 kits)
    AFC Ashwood (2 kits)
    Hunters (2 kits)
    Mick Borwick (Various items)
    George Nicholas (Various items)
    Chorley Wanderers (6 kits)

    A total of 88 kits have been donated by our clubs to date.

    If you have a spare kit you can donate to the Appeal, please contact Eamonn McNamara.

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    The Lancashire Sunday League encourages all referees to become members of the Referees Association and it is League policy to give priority of appointments to those referees who are an RA member.

    Preston Referees Society is based at BAC Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, they meet on the first Monday of each month during the football season and everyone is welcome to attend their meetings. The meetings start at 7.30pm and usually finish around 9.00pm.

    Anyone interested in joining Preston Referees Society or has any queries about refereeing should contact the Society Secretary Shaun Taylor here.

    Physical Training: The Society provides physical training for its members at UCLan Sports Arena Training every Monday evening between 6.30-7.30pm except on Society Monthly Meeting nights when it will be brought forward to 6.00-7.00pm.

    For further details about the physical training sessions please contact Paul Marsden here.

    Lancashire Sunday Football League is always happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Manager David McNamara here.

    Mid Lancashire Football League operates on Saturday afternoons for Open Age clubs and they are also happy to accept new referees to its list of officials. If you have any enquiries about refereeing on the League or would like to be added to the list of officials, please contact the League’s Referee Secretary Tony Hawkes here.

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