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Friday October 11, 2019
Preston & South Ribble Parks are OFF this Weekend

Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019. This means that no matches will take place this weekend on the following parks;

Preston City Parks

  • Frenchwood Park
  • Moor Park
  • Ribbleton Park
  • London Rd Athletic Track
  • Mill Lane
  • South Ribble Parks

  • Gregson Lane Recreation Ground
  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Much Hoole Recreation Ground
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Walmer Bridge
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Eamonn McNamara.

    Monday October 7, 2019
    Chorley FC Xmas Draw

    Club officials, you have an opportunity to participate in the Chorley FC Xmas Draw and make money for your club at the same time. Tickets for the draw cost £1.00 each and 60% of all money collected goes to the participating club with 40% going to Chorley FC. If 15 people from your club each sold 10 tickets each, your club would get £90.00 which is not to be sniffed at.

    In previous seasons, many of our clubs have taken the opportunity to earn money for their club whilst supporting one of our local non-league clubs at the same time.

    Derek Heighway will be at our meeting at Acregate Lane Labour Club on Monday 14 October to distribute ticket books to interested clubs. Derek is well known and highly respected in local football circles, he was the league secretary of the former Chorley Sunday League, many of whose clubs now play in our league.

    This is an excellent way to raise money for your club without any outlay. If you want to take part, please call Derek Heighway on 07748 992081 and he will arrange delivery of the tickets and he will collect all the sold tickets at our Christmas League Meeting at Acregate Lane LC on Monday 16 December 2019.

    Don’t forget to attend the Special General Meeting at Acregate Lane LC on Monday 14 October at 8.00pm.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Sunday October 6, 2019
    Sir Tom Finney make progress in the LFA Sunday Trophy.

    AC Preston (red & white) v Chipping - Youth Section 3

    Harley Nelson (15) heads AC Preston into the lead

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    Twelve games played today of which seven were cup ties and that was a massive improvement on last Sunday’s return.

    Sir Tom Finney had an LFA Sunday Trophy date with Cleveleys Town from division 1 of the Blackpool Sunday Alliance, they won 11-3 and their reward is a home tie against the holders Crown Paints from the Blackburn Sunday League.

    Walton Athletics season gets better and better as they beat fellow division 1 side Fulwood Park Rangers 7-1 in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup, Penwortham Town had a 5-0 home win against Waverley Park and Walton-le-Dale United beat Wilbraham North End 5-1. Meanwhile in the LFA U18s Youth Cup, AFC Darwen beat Lostock St Gerards 5-3 and AFC Darwen Reds drew 3-3 with Read United but won the penalty shootout 5-4. Poulton travelled to Trawden Celtic and won 3-0.

    Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs beat Theatre Boys 3-2 in the only premier division game to survive. Moor Park United beat Midgery Court 4-3 in division 3 and South Ribble DC beat Leyland 4-0. Two games in the youth section 3 saw Penwortham St Teresas win 6-1 at Fishwick Rangers and AC Preston drew 3-3 with Chipping at Preston’s College in a game which ebbed and flowed for 90 minutes.

    After a quiet opening period AC Preston took the lead on 17 minutes with an excellent header from Harley Nelson. James Nichols levelled the scores on 36 minutes and Nichols was on hand a minute later to score again and put Chipping 2-1 ahead at the interval. Chipping’s Harry Bennett put his side 3-1 ahead when he scored after 52 minutes but the arrears were reduced less than a minute later when Connor Leadbetter scored for AC Preston to make it 2-3 and Adam Valli Carter netted the equaliser on 62 minutes to leave both clubs sharing the spoils.

    This was a most enjoyable game to watch between two well-matched and well-disciplined sides who clearly enjoyed their football and full credit to the referee Russell Hayes who handled the game well.

    Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday October 4, 2019
    Preston Parks ON but South Ribble OFF this Weekend

    South Ribble Borough Council have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 5th October 2019. This means that no matches will take place this weekend on the following South Ribble Council pitches;

  • Gregson Lane Recreation Ground
  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Much Hoole Recreation Ground
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Walmer Bridge
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Preston City Council pitches are ON subject to the decision of the match referee. However, the Council and the Local Leagues request that club officials and referees act responsibly and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit. If a pitch has been declared unfit it must not be used for a friendly game.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Sunday September 29, 2019
    A soggy Sunday sees just five games played

    South Ribble DC (purple) v Rufford Park Rangers - Division 3

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    The weather had the last word today with just five games surviving after a week of rain and the forecast for the next fortnight looks just as bad. Many of the games postponed today were LFA Cup matches and they take priority so there will be wholesale changes to the fixtures for Sunday 6 October. Fixtures manager Dan Sanderson will update FA Full Time ASAP.

    The only game played in the premier division saw Acregate Lane LC travel to Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs and pick up three points with a 3-2 win. AFC Preston collected their first win of the season beating Whittle Wanderers 3-2 at Brownedge St Marys. Hamza Dedat, Aamir Toorawa and Hasan Yusuf scored for AFC with Robert Pilkington on target for Whittle.

    Division 3 leaders South Ribble DC beat Rufford Park Rangers 3-0 at the County Ground thanks to goals from Mykie Painter and a brace from Joseph Wareing. Two games survived in the Youth Section, North Lancs DC travelled to Garstang for a 2-1 win with goals from William Sharkey and Sam Poullet with Lewis Heap scoring for Garstang and finally Clitheroe won 4-2 away at Ladybridge.

    Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday September 27, 2019
    Challenge Cup - 1st Round Draw

    Here is the draw for the 1st Round of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup, which was made by Mike Williams of Tagtronics Ltd. Ties to be played on Sunday 6 October 2019.

    Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup - Round 1

    AFC Longridge vRufford Park Rangers
    Fulwood Park RangersvWalton Athletic
    Lostock Hall vAFC Preston
    Penwortham Townv Waverley Park
    South Ribble DCv Sir Tom Finney
    Walton-le-Dale United vWilbraham North End
    Walton-le-Dale Wanderers v Warton
    Whittle WanderersvPark United

    Teams who lose in the preliminary round or 1st round of the Challenge Cup will be eligible to play in the Presidents Cup.

    Premier division clubs enter the Challenge Cup in the 2nd round and they are not eligible to play in the Presidents Cup.

    Eamonn McNamara.

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    Next League Meeting

    Mon 14th Oct 19

    The meeting will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.

    All clubs MUST be represented


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    Kit washing/Laundry Service

    One Stop Laundry Services Ltd
    Your kit collected from your club (or an address) at your convenient time, wash, dry and folded and returned back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost off £12.50 per kit.
    Contact: Jay on 07970 352721 or 07960 696666.

    Charter Standard Status

    Clubs interested in applying for Charter Standard Status are asked to telephone or e-mail Eamonn McNamara for details.

    Team Kits & Equipment

    Ian Senior of SKkits is offering your own designed kit @ £36 per player (including VAT), all badges/numbers/sponsor logo''s, etc. included in latest sublimated method of production.

    Ian also offers 30% discount to all member clubs on prices shown in current PRECISION TRAINING catalogue, which can be seen on SKkits.

    You can contact Ian anytime on 07960 137232 or email Ian Senior.

    Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs.

    Players & Club Officials

    Midfielder Adam looking for Youth Team

    Sixteen year old Adam Hassan, who plays midfield is looking for a youth team in this league. He lives in Fulwood and is prepared to travel.
    Contact Adam via 07967 729441.

    Gregson Lane Wanderers need a Keeper

    Gregson Lane Wanderers (Division 1) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
    Contact Ben on 07837 760122.

    Brothers looking for a Youth Team

    Preston based brothers Cameron & Connor Wylie (both aged 16) are looking for a youth team. Cameron plays in goal whilst Connor is a midfielder and both have played at a reasonable level.
    Contact Barry Wylie on 07738 338717.

    Left Back Available

    Local lad Danny Noray, who plays left back is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Danny on 07847 024189.

    Walton-le-Dale Wanderers need a goalkeeper

    Walton-le-Dale Wanderers (formerly Gregson Lane) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
    Contact Dale Wilson on 07488 247822.

    Tom looking for a Club

    Tom Cavies, who lives in the Gregson Lane area and plays centre midfield or left wing, is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Tom on 07885 637789.

    Forward Jarrad is looking for a club

    Forward Jarrad Cullinane, who has recently moved to Preston and is living the City centre, is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Jarrad on 07513 107077.

    Gregson Lane U18s need Players

    Gregson Lane youth team are looking for new players plus a goalkeeper for the coming season.
    Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.

    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)
    Warton Typhoons (7 kits)
    AFC Longridge
    Ashton Villa (3 kits)
    London Victoria
    Preston City
    Lostock St Gerards
    (6 kits)
    Tanterton (8 kits)
    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 (8 kits)
    Horwich St Marys
    Brigg (4 Kits)
    Acregate Lane LC
    New Longton Rovers
    Garstang (9 kits)
    Fulwood Amateurs (3 kits)
    Gregson Lane Wanderers (2 kits)
    Leyland United (3 kits)
    New Farington House (3 kits)

    A total of 122 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.

    Club Events


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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 Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU, 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 Mark Moore 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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