Latest NewsTuesday January 16, 2018
Three Youth teams prepare for LFA Semis
This Sunday’s LFA U18s Youth Cup semi-finals is an important date for three of our youth teams who will be looking to reach the final of this prestigious competition.
BAE Warton FC who have a 100% record in our youth division white face Padiham FC, currently in third spot in our youth division red with games in hand. The game will be played at BAE Sports Ground, Bank Lane Warton PR4 1TB.Winstanley Warriors FC who lead our youth division red face Nelson FC, currently 5th in the North West Youth Alliance. The semi-final will be played at the Warriors home ground, Goose Green, Wigan WN3 6PZ.
The League is immensely proud of these three clubs on reaching this stage in the competition and we send them our best wishes.
Sunday January 14, 2018
Hunters tested by AFC Ingol in thriller at UCLan
Ashton Villa (yellow) v Acregate Lane LC - Challenge Cup
AFC Ingol (white) v Hunters - Premier Division
The first full programme of 2018 was played today, and it included some important cup matches. Acregate Lane and Ashton Villa finally settled their much postponed Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup 3rd round tie with Acregate progressing 6-0 through Paul Turner (2), Lee Smith, Marcus Bray, Ryan Cromie and Bailey Barbour and they will travel to Vernon Sports in the quarter finals next Sunday.
Waverley Park beat Lostock Hall 6-5 after extra time in their Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup game and they will meet Walton in the quarter-finals. Andrew Danson scored twice for Arkwrights in their Presidents Cup quarter-final, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them losing 3-2 to AFC Longridge. Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs are though to the semi-finals after their 5-0 home win against Earnshaw Bridge thanks to goals from Kevin Edgar (2), Daniel Boden, Jordan Middleton and Robert Lamont and they will be joined in the semis by Walton Athletic following their 2-0 win at home to Sir Tom Finney with Pete Williams and Dan Schuyler on target. Lostock St Gerards won 4-0 at Aspull in their Syndicate Trust Youth Cup 3rd round game.
Hunters kept their 100% record at the top of the premier division with a 6-3 win at AFC Ingol, but they were made to work for it by a very promising AFC Ingol side who took the lead through Mitch Newsham. Damian Green equalised and Andy Naylor put Hunters ahead before Mitch Newsham made it 2-2 from the penalty spot. Adam Thomas restored Hunters advantage only for Connor Linighan to restore parity in a breathless and hugely entertaining first half. Hunters are not top of the league for nothing and apart from their technical ability they are an extremely fit outfit and that showed in the second half through goals from Reece Fishwick (pen), Adam Thomas and Brad Carsley. AFC Ingol manager Pete Marsden and his coaching team will be encouraged by the performance of their charges.
Ingol Rangers beat local rivals Tanterton 5-0 at Village Green though goals from Stu Parry, Ryan McKenna (2) and Adam Stammers (2). Bamber Bridge United earned a 7-4 win at Theatre Boys through goals from Matt Dewhurst, Harry Ryding, Kyle Chambers, Matt Evans, Oliver Evans and Adam Clare (2). Paul Day scored a hat trick for Theatre with Cameron Yeulett getting the other. Ashton on Ribble and Springfields settled for a 0-0 draw.
Bolton Lads & Girls Club top division 1 with their 4-1 win at Worden Rangers and Whittle Wanderers beat Warton 8-4. Vernon Sports are up to second in division 2 following their 6-1 home win against Penwortham Town and in division 3 Fishwick Rangers won 4-2 at Kingsfold and Tarleton Corinthians beat Bamber Bridge Town 2-0.
Connor Dykes and Jules Hamilton scored for Southport in their 2-0 win at Bamber Bridge United in youth division red and Henry Hindle (2) & Oliver Hall netted for Haslingden St Marys in their 3-0 home win against Padiham. Wyre Villa missed the chance to lead youth division white as they were held 3-3 by Garstang, Poulton and Fleetwood Town Rangers drew 1-1 but Eccleston & Heskin are celebrating ending a losing streak after their 3-2 win against Broughton Amateurs. In youth division blue there were wins for Chorley Wanderers 2-1 against Lancon, Tarleton Corinthians 3-2 at Leyland BTR and Penwortham St Teresas who beat Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs 4-1.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Thursday January 11, 2018
Parks are ON this Weekend
Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have allowed play on their pitches this weekend Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January 2018, subject to the decision of the match referee.
However, the Parks Department and the Leagues request that referees and club officials take a responsible attitude and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit.
Sunday January 7, 2018
Just five games beat the Weather
BAE Warton beat Coppull 6-0 in the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup
Winstanley Warriors beat Southport 4-3 in the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup
Welcome to 2018 and another programme of matches decimated by the weather.
That said, three important cup matches were played so we can be grateful for small mercies. Earnshaw Bridge beat Gregson Lane 4-1 in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup to set up a quarter-final clash with Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs. Mark Carlton, Nicky Seekings (2) and Chris Hillman scored for Earnshaw with Jake Henderson on target for Gregson Lane.
The two games played in the third round of theSyndicate Trust Youth Cup saw BAE Warton power to a 6-0 win against Coppull United through Liam Bradley, Noah Fluss Tramontano (2), Matthew Van Wyk, Cian Menzies and Tom Preston and they will host Aspull or Lostock St Gerards in the quarter-finals. Winstanley Warriors are also through to the quarter-finals after their 4-3 victory at home to Southport and the prospect of a home tie against Padiham. Callum Best (2), Dylan Rutter and Sam Unsworth scored for Winstanley whilst Bradley Elms, Jack Johnson and Thomas Cashmore replied for Southport.
Arkwrights still lead division two despite losing 4-3 at home to Gregson Lane Wanderers who were playing only their third league game having spent the first half of the season playing cup games. This was also Wanderers first league win of the season thanks to strikes from Toby Parker, Jack Mountain, Jamal John and Ben Dambrosio, Michael Helm netted twice for Arkwrights and Mark Taylor bagged his 31st goal of the season.
Sir Tom Finney sit comfortably on top of division 3 after cruising to a 9-0 home win against Ribbleton Wanderers. Troy Pannett scored 3 to bring his tally to 14 for the season and a brace from Jack Howarth puts him on 13 goals, Ashley Higgins (2), Dajaine Jenkins and Lee Burgess completed the scoring.
Today’s postponements mean that Fixtures boss Mark Moore will have to make wholesale changes to next weeks fixture list, details later.
Round up by Eamonn McNamara.
Friday January 5, 2018
Preston, South Ribble & Bolton Parks are OFF this Weekend
The heavy and persistent rain over the holiday period has resulted in Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council & Bolton Metropolitan Council all declaring their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 06 & Sunday 07 January 2018. This means that no matches will take place this weekend on the following parks;
Preston City Parks
South Ribble Parks
Bolton Council Parks
Sunday December 31, 2017
Welcome to 2018
Our fixtures resume on Sunday 7th January, so fingers crossed for some good weather. Eamonn McNamara.
Our fixtures resume on Sunday 7th January, so fingers crossed for some good weather.
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