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Season starts on Sunday 21st August 2016 for Open Age teams and on Sunday 4th September 2016 for Youth teams.

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Sunday August 28, 2016
Acregate Lane & Hunters set the pace in the Premier

Chorley Saints (Yellow) v Westhoughton - Div 2

Earnshaw Bridge (grey) v Wilbraham - Div 3

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Acregate Lane and Hunters are setting the pace in the premier division after both winning their opening three games. Acregate beat New Longton Rovers 5-0 with goals from Mark Sandham, Lee Smith, Adam Thomas, Andrew Lockhart and Daniel Forbes and they have netted 14 and conceded 2 in their three games. Hunters also scored went nap beating New Farington House 5-2 through Brett Ferguson, Jon Wilding, Dee Edmonds, Alex Randell and John Sanderson. The Wilkes Louis and Zac replied for New Farington.

Walton Athletic dropped their first points after being held 3-3 by AFC Ingol although their management team of Mark Parkinson and Mark Brown will be pleased with third place and seven points from their open three games. Ashton Villa beat Tanterton 3-2 and Springfields and Grange drew 3-3.

Ashton on Ribble lead division 1 after beating fancied Preston Victoria 3-2, St Theresas are off the mark with a 5-2 win against Frenchwood, Warton won 3-0 at AFC Longridge; Gregson Lane won 5-2 at Vernon Sorts and Wyresdale Rangers beat Worden 7-5 with Robert Ford, Mark Kippax and Andrew Murphy getting two apiece for Wyresdale.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club and Penwortham Town are at the top of division 2 after both won their opening games, Bolton LGC beat Leyland Orient 5-1 whilst Penwortham Town won 4-1 away at Ribbleton Wanderers. Chorley Saints beat Westhoughton 5-0, Tulketh United beat Tarleton Corinthians and Gregson Lane and Fulwood Park Rangers played out a 2-2 draw.

Arkwrights and Earnshaw Bridge lead division 3 with six points each from their first two games, Arkwrights won 8-1 at Sir Tom Finney whilst Earnshaw Bridge beat Wilbraham 2-1 thanks to two superb strikes from Christian Penzer with Rob Billington on target for Wilbraham. Walton started their league campaign with a 3-1 win at Kingsfold but new boys Parkside went down 4-1 at home to BAE Warton.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday August 26, 2016
Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Draw

The Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup

Here is the draw for the 1st round of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup plus the outstanding preliminary round game;

Preliminary Round

Frenchwood vPreston Victoria

1st Round

Adlington vGregson Lane Wanderers
Ashton on Ribblev Arkwrights
Bamber Bridge Town vWyresdale Rangers
Parkside v Vernon Sports
Penwortham Town vLeyland Orient
Theatre Boys v Warton
Walton v AFC Longridge
Wilbrahamv Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Ties to be played on Sunday 11 September 2016

Eamonn McNamara.

Friday August 26, 2016
Solid start for the League’s new Clubs

Kingsfold (blue) v Bamber Bridge Town - Division 3

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Four of this season’s new Open Age clubs started their league programme in division 4 on Thursday 25 August with two wins and two draws. Arkwrights set the pace with a 9-2 win against BAE Warton whilst Earnshaw Bridge won 3-1 away at Adlington. Wilbraham and Sir Tom Finney fought out a 4-4 draw at Moor Park and Bamber Bridge Town recovered from going down 2-0 in the first ten minutes to draw 3-3 with Kingsfold on the excellent playing surface at Kingsfold Playing Fields.

Tanterton are certainly finding it hard going in the premier division after last season’s success as they went down 7-2 to local rivals Ingol Rangers at UCLan Arena. Pete Wright (3), Jonty McDonald (2), Reece Fishwick and Adam Stammers netted for Ingol with Marvin Topping and Mututu Chilufya replying for Tanterton.

No such problems for newly promoted Walton Athletic who made it two wins out of two with a 5-1 demolition of New Longton Rovers thanks to goals from Peter Williams (2), Mark Jemmett, Anthony Ashton plus an own goal with Stephen Green scoring for Rovers. Hunters look a force already after their 4-0 win against Springfields, Acregate Lane beat Grange 8-2 in the local Derby at Ribbleton Park and Ashton Villa recovered from Sunday’s set back to beat New Farington House 3-0.

AFC Longridge got their league programme on the way with a 5-0 win against St Theresas in division 1 where Ashton on Ribble beat Frenchwood 4-1, Preston Victoria won 6-2 at Gregson Lane Wanderers, Theatre Boys won 5-3 at Warton and Worden Rangers beat Vernon Sports 3-1.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club started their first season in division 2 as they left off last term with a 8-2 win away at Westhoughton, Leyland Orient beat Gregson Lane 2-1, Fulwood Park Rangers beat Ribbleton Wanderers 4-3, Penwortham Town won 3-1 at Tarleton Corinthians as Whittle Wanderers and Chorley Saints settled for a 4-4 draw.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Monday August 22, 2016
Clubs set off on the LFA Sunday Trophy trail

Our clubs will set off on the LFA Sunday Trophy trail on Sunday 4th September 2016 with last year’s finalists Ingol Rangers travelling to meet The Saddle FC. The draw has been unusually kind to us as none of our clubs have been drawn to play each other and just 10 clubs having to travel.

LFA Sunday Trophy - Round 1

Acregate Lane LC v Lane Ends
AFC Jewsons Blackpool vVernon Sports
AFC Longridgev Highfield Grange
Bamber Bridge Townv GL Taskers
Bolton Lads & Girls Clubv Southport FC U21
Chequer Lane -vKingsfold
Frenchwoodv Rhoden Inn
Grange v Free Trade Tavern
Heywood St James vWorden Rangers
Littleborough v Wyresdale Rangers
New Longton Rovers v Accrington Old Boys
Olympic AFC v Warton
ParksidevMorris Dancers
Preston Victoria v Queen Anne
Ribbleton Wanderers vBrown Cow Olympic
Rosehill v New Farington House
The Crown vTarleton Corinthians
The Saddle v Ingol Rangers
Trawden Venue v Ashton On Ribble
Tulketh United vPrestley
Walmersley Conservative Club vTheatre Boys
Walton v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel

Ties to be played on Sunday 4 September 2016

The following clubs received a bye and will be allocated a league fixture where possible;
AFC Ingol
Ashton Villa
Gregson Lane Wanderers
St Theresas

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday August 21, 2016
Walton Athletic hit Tanterton for 6

Grange (red) v New Farington House - Premier Division

Walton (orange) v Ribbleton Wanderers - Challenge Cup

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Walton Athletic started life in the top flight with a thumping 6-3 away win at Tanterton thanks to goals from John Skinner, Daniel Schuyler, Mark Jemmett, Rob Hand and Anthony Ashton (2) with Mututu Chilufya (2) and Michael Parry on target for Tanterton. Grange got their season off to a flyer with a 2-0 win against New Farington House courtesy of a brace from Danny Houghton.

A Ged Morris strike earned Acregate Lane LC the points against Ashton Villa and Hunters (formerly Unicorn) made a statement with their 4-0 away win at AFC Ingol through goals from Sam Farrow, Dee Edmonds, Andrew Richards and Adam Clare. Champions Ingol Rangers had to settle for a 3-3 draw with New Longton Rovers.

Walton beat Ribbleton 3-2 in an entertaining Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup preliminary round game at Moor. Nick Bentham, Matthew Alty and Connor Moffatt scored for Walton with Wanderers goals coming from Rick Atkinson Snr. and an own goal. AFC Longridge put last season’s woes behind them with a 4-3 win against Sir Tom Finney, Bamber Bridge Town beat Earnshaw Bridge 3-2 in the clash of the new boys and Bolton Lads & Girls beat Gregson Lane 3-1.

Warton (formerly Warton Typhoons) won 3-2 away at Fulwood Park Rangers, Gregson Wane Wanderers beat Tarleton 5-2 and Penwortham Town edged it 4-3 against Chorley Saints. Tarleton Corinthians and Adlington finished 1-1 with Adlington winning 4-3 on penalties and Theatre Boys beat BAE Warton 2-1. New Boys Arkwrights had an excellent 3-2 win away at Tulketh United, Ashton on Ribble won 9-3 at Westhoughton, Leyland Orient beat Whittle Wanderers 5-2, New boys Wilbraham won 2-1 away at division 1 side Worden Rangers and Wyresdale Rangers were far too strong for St Theresas winning 8-0.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Thursday August 18, 2016
Acregate Lane LC score for Heartbeat

Acregate Lane secretary Alex Ross (left) presents the cheque to League Treasurer Dave Carlisle

Acregate Lane Labour Club (premier division) played the Acregate Lane Old Boys at UCLan Sports Arena in July to raise money for the league’s Heartbeat Appeal and have a good time in the process. The less said about the score the better but rumour has it that they stopped counting at 17-4 for the Sunday league lads.

This was a great team effort by everyone at Acregate Lane club which has been our spiritual home for nearly 40 years. The wives & girlfriends (WAGS) were out in force to give their support at the game and to offer their congratulations or commiserations afterwards when it was party time back at the club.

The idea was to have a good time and raise money for Heartbeat and they scored on both counts with £500.00 being raised (thanks to a generous top up by the club committee) and Team Secretary Alex Ross presented the cheque to League Treasurer Dave Carlisle at our August meeting.

Eamonn McNamara.

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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 - 07960 137232 is offering 25% discount on the latest Stanno and Prostar catalogue items plus the following;

Corner Posts (4) with Flags....£20.00
Goalkeepers Gloves .....£15.00
Match Balls ......£12.00
Net Pegs .....£2.00

Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs. Call him now on 07960 137232 in readiness for next season.

Players & Club Officials

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.

Walmer Bridge FC

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.

Goalie wanted for Lostock Hall SC

Lostock Hall SC (Youth Division White need a goalkeeper. They train Monday & Thursday nights 7.15 - 8.30 at Lostock Hall Academy.
Contact: Mark O'Mahoney on 07763 018445.

Players required for BAE Warton

Charter Standard team and Sportsmanship Trophy winners BAE Warton (Div 3) are looking for new players.
Contact: Tony Barnes on 07860 167545.

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.

Oponents for Friendly Required

New Farington House have been let down and now need opponents for a friendly game this Sunday 7 August. They are looking for a non-premier division team.
Contact: Stephen Broomhead on 07949 013151.

Players need a club

Two mates who live in Preston, goalkeeper Sam Field and centre back Tom Fry are looking for an Open Age club.
Contact: Sam Field on 07834 729803.

Vernon Sports looking for Players

Division 1 side Vernon Sports FC, who play at the excellent Vernon Carus ground are looking for players.
Contact: Chris Moon 07790 363901 or Steve Turton 07540 842706.

Defender Scott needs a team

Defender Scott Marsh has recently moved to Preston and he is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Scott on 07809 454588.

Striker Needs Club

Striker Cameron Ashworth (aged 16) from Accrington is looking for a club.
Contact Cameron via Lee Robinson on 01254 389157.

Penwortham Town Under11s

Penwortham Town U11s are looking for players for next season.
Contact: Jake Oates on 07827 667369.

Lancon Youth Team

Lancon youth team, who play at the Police HQ, Hutton are looking for players in all positions.
Contact: Ian Westby on 07718 054209.

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 (5 kits)
AFC Longridge
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
London Victoria
Preston City
Lostock St Gerards
(6 kits)
Tanterton (5 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 (6 kits)

A total of 87 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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