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Tuesday February 12, 2019
The draw for all four cup semi-finals

The draws for the semi-finals of the four Syndicate Trust Cup competitions were made at the League Meeting on Monday 11 February 2019 by Shaun Taylor of the Lancashire Football Association.

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Semi-finals

AFC Ingol vWalton
Lostock Hall or Southport & Ainsdale Av Earnshaw Bridge or Hunters & Ingol Rangers

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup Semi-finals

Arkwrights or Sir Tom Finney vPark United
Waverley Parkv Penwortham Town

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup Semi-finals

Bolton CountyvBAE Warton or Garstang
Ribbleton or Winstanley Warriors RedsvPadiham

Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy Semi-finals

Lostock St Gerards or CadleyvMill Hill
Winstanley WarriorsvFulwood Amateurs

The dates and venues for the semi-finals will be announced later.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday February 10, 2019
All square at the top of division 2

AFC Preston (sky blue) v Sir Tom Finney - Division 2

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The eagerly awaited clash between AFC Preston and Sir Tom Finney, the top two teams in division 2 was played at Brownedge St Marys HS and it ended 3-3.

AFC Preston are in their debut season in this League having played previously in the Mid Lancs League and they currently sit on top of the table with 41 points from 18 games. Their leading scorer Aamir Toorawa has netted 60 goals in all competitions this season, 52 of them coming in their 18 league games.

Sir Tom Finney FC provide football for players of all ages, both male and female and give them the opportunity to engage in football and achieve their full potential and they have 19 teams playing in a variety of local leagues. They were run away winners of division 3 last season and currently sit three points behind AFC Preston with 38 points from 15 games but crucially they have three games in hand on their rivals.

Aamir Toorawa opened the scoring for AFC Preston after 11 minutes but Anthony Robinson equalised five minutes later. Jon Faloon restored Sir Tom Finney’s lead and when Dajaine Jenkins added a third it looked game over. Not so, two late goals from the voracious Toorawa ensured that the points were shared in a game played in an excellent spirit and one which was a credit to both clubs and the League.

BAE Warton’s exploits in the LFA U18s Youth Cup came to an abrupt halt this morning when they were beaten 8-0 in the semi-final by an absurdly strong AFC Fylde team, which hardly makes this competition a level playing field.

Park United (division 3) are through to the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup after their 4-3 victory over last year’s finalists Walton Athletic (division 1). Bolton County won 4-1 at Coppull United and Padiham won 7-0 at Euxton Villa to claim their spots in the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup semi-finals whilst Winstanley Warriors 5-1 win at home to Poulton sees them through to the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy.

The weather saw to it that not many league games were played today, Wyresdale Rangers excelled themselves by holding division 1 hotshots Walton to a 1-1 draw at Scorton and Blackpool Town made it 16 points from their last 6 games by beating Kingsfold 7-0 in division 2. They only league games played in the youth section were in division blue and they saw Tarleton Corinthians win 2-1 at Astley & Buckshaw ands Fulwood Amateurs Blues win 9-1 at Gregson Lane.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday February 8, 2019
Preston & South Ribble pitches are OFF this Weekend

Following the heavy rain this week and with more forecast it will be no surprise that Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February 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
  • Station Lane, Barton
  • South Ribble Parks

  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton Village Hall
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Withy Grove (Bamber Bridge)
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • UCLan Sports Arena will make a decision on their pitches tomorrow (Saturday).

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Monday February 4, 2019
    Preston Sports Awards 2019

    The 14th Annual Preston Sports Awards will take place at Preston Guild Hall on Friday 22 March 2019, commencing 6.30pm & concluding at approx. 10.45pm. There will be a waiter served meal, followed by a multi-media presentation and speaker.

    Anyone can nominate an individual, team, club or group. The nominee must be either from a Preston Sports Club or an individual that resides in or represents a club in Preston.

    Nomination forms can be obtained via Preston Sports Forum and returned to that address once completed. All shortlisted nominees will be notified before the event and receive a complimentary ticket for the Awards. No winners will be filmed this year with the winners being announced on the night. Nomination deadline is Monday 18th February 2019, 8.00pm.

    Tickets - £25 each (surcharges apply). Ticket Sales close 15th March, 5.00pm. Booking via Preston Guild Hall Box Office 01772 804444. Tickets are non-refundable.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Sunday February 3, 2019
    Walton book their place in the Challenge Cup semis.

    Walton FC

    Walton from division 1 booked their place in this season’s Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup semi-finals with an impressive 4-0 victory over premier division Theatre Boys on the 3G pitch at Brownedge St Marys High School. James McIver netted a hat trick with Alistair Palmer scored the other.

    It was the only game out of the 31 scheduled for this morning that managed to survive the weather and this will no doubt have a knock on effect on next week’s fixture programme.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Saturday February 2, 2019
    Chris Kavanagh to speak at Preston Referees Meeting

    Top referee Chris Kavanagh

    Preston Referees Society welcomes top referee Chris Kavanagh to speak at their meeting at Preston North End Invincible Lounge on Monday 4th February at 7.30 pm.

    The Manchester-born referee started officiating in 1998 as a 13-year-old, plying his trade in local football, before being promoted to take charge of matches in the National League in 2012. He refereed in the Football League regularly from the 2014-15 season and in 2016-17 he was the man in the middle on 27 occasions for the EFL Championship campaign.

    In 2017 Kavanagh was promoted to the elite list of referees who officiate the Premier League and he was awarded the coveted FIFA badge in 2018. He was appointed to referee the Liverpool v Everton derby game at Anfield on 2nd December after refereeing a mere 26 Premier games and he was universally praised for his handling of the match.

    The meeting is open to all referees. Club officials and non-members of the Society are also welcome to attend.

    Eamonn McNamara.

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    Next League Meeting

    Mon 11th Feb 19

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

    Guest Speaker ... Shaun Taylor from the LFA will explain the introduction of Sin Bins next season.

    All clubs MUST be represented.

    Latest Fixtures

    24 Feb 2019 - 11:00 K.O. (Amended)

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    Bolton Parks: -
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    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

    Vernon Sports need a Goalkeeper

    Division 1 side Vernon Sports, who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground, Penwortham, are in urgent need of a goalkeeper. Can you help?
    Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.

    Midgery Court FC looking for Players

    Midgery Court FC who are enjoying their first season in the league are looking for players to join their squad. They play their home games on Moor Park.
    Contact: Stewart McMillan (Manager) on 07862 273306.

    Astley & Buckshaw looking for Players

    Astley & Buckshaw FC (Youth Division Red), who play at the Astley Village Playing Fields are looking for players to add to their squad.
    Contact: Ste Disley (Manager) on 07920 421594.

    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)

    A total of 116 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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