Latest NewsTuesday November 21, 2017
Challenge, Presidents & Youth Cup Draws
The draws for the Challenge Cup (Round 3), Presidents Cup (Round 2) and Youth Cup (Round 3) were made at the League Management Meeting held at the IBIS Hotel, Preston on Monday 19th November. The draws were made by Emma Wignall, receptionist at the IBIS. The ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday 03 December 2017
Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup - Round 3
Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup - Round 2
Syndicate Trust Youth Cup Cup - Round 3
Monday November 20, 2017
Ton up for John & Betty Parkinson
John & Betty Parkinson
John Parkinson on his beloved pitch
This year sees Mr & Mrs Tarleton Corinthians FC, John & Betty Parkinson celebrate 100 years of combined service to the Charter Standard Football Club.
A player, manager, coach, treasurer and now groundsman, John is celebrating 60 years of association whilst Betty, mum to the couple’s two sons Andrew and Brian has served 40 years on the club’s backroom staff after initially playing hockey until her early 30s for Longton Ladies.
Currently the chairwoman, Betty has undertaken a wide variety of roles in the background from tea lady, kit washer, stand-in physio and even acted as her husband’s unofficial assistant manager. The pair’s long service has both been recognised by the Lancashire Football Association in the past.See this link John & Betty Parkinson for the excellent story in Saturday’s Lancashire Post by Craig Salmon and we are grateful to the Post for allowing us to use their photographs.
Sunday November 19, 2017
No Trophy joy for Ingol Rangers
Ingol Rangers (blue) v Blackhurst Budd - LFA Sunday Trophy
Stu Parry (blue) and the Blackhurst keeper tussle tor the ball
Ingol Rangers crashed out of the LFA Sunday Trophy when they were beaten 4-2 by Blackhurst Budd (Blackpool) at the UCLan Sports Arena which means that for the first time in many years this League has no representative in the semi-finals of the premier Sunday competition in the County.
And it could have been so different had Ingol Rangers taken their chances and avoided a mad five minutes when they conceded three goals. Both Ingol Rangers and Blackhurst Budd are rightly considered amongst the premier Sunday sides in Lancashire and both have a rich pedigree in this competition and in their domestic leagues.
The game kicked off with Blackhurst on the front foot and they looked a strong and efficient outfit as they pitched camp in the Ingol half. Gradually Ingol got to grips with the game and they took the lead with a well worked goal in the 32nd minute converted by the dangerous Ryan McKenna. They nearly doubled their lead four minutes later when an effort by Adam Stammers rattled the cross bar and another chance went begging in the closing stages of the half which lead their supporters to believe that the game was there for the taking.
A cruel five minutes early in the second half put paid to that. Blackhurst striker Ben Seear brought his side level with an uncontested header on 48 minutes and the same player was on hand on 50 minutes to head them into the lead. Worse was to follow a minute later when Tarren Moxon hit a pile driver which would have beaten any keeper and suddenly the Blackpool lads were 3-1 in front. Ingol’s Ryan McKenna hit the post on 69 minutes before Kevin Friend made it 4-1 on 73 minutes and Reece Barrett completed the scoring with Ingol’s second two minutes from time.
A bitterly disappointed Ingol Rangers Manager Dean Crossen said, “That was a real sickener, we had control of the game until we switched off for five minutes and they punished us with three goals. OK, we hit the woodwork twice, but goals win games and they took their chances”.
In the 2nd round Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup game Gregson Lane Wanderers from division 2 beat Theatre Boys (premier division) whilst in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup 1st round Earnshaw Bridge beat Kingsfold 6-3, Lostock Hall won 3-0 at Ribbleton Wanderers and Walton Athletic won 5-2 at Worden Rangers.
Bamber Bridge United beat Tanterton 3-1 in the premier division and Ashton on Ribble won 4-2 away at Springfields. The big game in division 1 Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Tulketh United at Mill Lane. Goals from Danny Bowden, Rob Lamont & Kristian Solaru in the 85th minute secured the points for the men from the Ainsdale Club. Leaders Bolton Lads & Girls Club won 4-1 at Warton, Whittle Wanderers won 5-2 at Preston Victoria and Wyresdale Rangers beat AFC Longridge 7-1.
Division 2 leaders Arkwrights won 8-3 at Leyland Orient, second placed Walton beat Fulwood Park Rangers and Gregson Lane won 5-1 at Westhoughton. Division 3 leaders Sir Tom Finney won 9-2 at Tarleton Corinthians, Leyland Athletic beat BAE Warton 4-1 and Waverley Park beat Fishwick Rangers 3-1 at Moor Park where the Waverley officials were fulsome in their praise of match referee Tony Parr who they described as fantastic.
The top game in youth division red saw Padiham beat Winstanley Warriors 3-2 and Coppull United beat Aspull 3-1. Youth white leaders Foxhall won 2-1 at Fleetwood Town Rangers, BAE Warton kept up their challenge with a 3-2 home win against Wyre Villa, Broughton Amateurs beat Appley Bridge 3-0, Winstanley Warriors Reds won 6-1 at Eccleston & Heskin and Poulton won 8-1 away at Poulton. Youth blue leaders Euxton Villa maintained their 100% record with a 9-2 win at Leyland BTR, Penwortham St Teresas went down 4-2 at home to Tarleton Corinthians and Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs drew 1-1 with Penwortham Town.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara with additional photos by Robert Williams.
Sunday November 12, 2017
Sir Tom Finney held by Bamber Bridge Town
Sir Tom Finney (left) referee Rick Parr and Bamber Bridge Town observe a minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday
Sir Tom Finney (blue) v Bamber Bridge Town - Division 3
Today being Remembrance Sunday, a minutes silence was respectfully observed before all games in this league to remember those who had perished in conflicts and whose sacrifice has enabled us to enjoy the beautiful game.
The weather had the last word once again, with only 15 of the 34 scheduled games taking place. At least two of the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup 1st Round games took place and curiously they both finished 8-1, Gregson Lane beat Leyland Orient thanks to hat tricks from Ryan Morgan and Tony Smalley and goals from Ben Thornley and Ashley Hart. Paul Allen scored for Orient. Meanwhile Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs also had two hat trick heroes in Jordan Middleton and Daniel Boden with Robert Lamont and Chris Bates completing the scoring. Hamza Ahmed was on target for Fishwick Rangers.After a run of five consecutive wins which have propelled them to the top of division 3, Sir Tom Finney were held to a 1-1 draw this morning by a very workmanlike Bamber Bridge Town who they beat 4-1 just a month ago. Troy Pannett scored for Finneys and Marc Stansfield was on target for Bamber Bridge. These two clubs represented the League by observing the minutes silence this morning. Sir Tom Finney will be looking over their shoulder at second placed Leyland Athletic who are six points behind them with three games in hand after they won 9-1 at BAE Warton.
AFC Ingol are up to second spot in the premier division following their 5-2 win against Tanterton at UCLan Sports Arena, third placed Ingol Rangers beat Ashton Villa 7-1 and Acregate Lane LC had a 2-1 home win against Springfields. Just the one game played in division 1 and it saw Bolton Lads & Girls Club win 3-0 away at Wyresdale Rangers and in doing so reclaim top spot in the division. The top two teams in division two both recorded home wins, Walton beating Westhoughton and Arkwrights winning 3-1 at Corpus Christi against Fulwood Park Rangers.
Bolton County lead youth division red after winning 2-1 at Haslingden St Marys and Southport won 4-2 at Coppull United, Padiham beat Bamber Bridge United and Winstanley Warriors beat Aspull to maintain second place. The only game in youth division white resulted in a 3-1 win for BAE Warton at Garstang and thanks to the weather no games were played in youth division blue.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Remembrance Sunday - 12th November 2017
The League Management Committee invite clubs, players, match officials and supporters to remember all those who have died in conflicts over the years by observing a minute’s silence prior to kick off this Sunday 12th November 2017. They gave their tomorrow for our today.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele also known as the Third Battle of Ypres and it is timely reminder of the sacrifice made by our service men and women over the past century.
In Flanders Fields (by Major John McCrae)
In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
We are the Dead. Short days ago,
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
Monday November 6, 2017
Starters orders for Ingol & Tanterton Race Night
Tanterton & Ingol Rangers Football Clubs are delighted to announce a fundraising Race Night at the Ingol Social Club, Whitby Ave, Preston PR2 3YP on Friday 10th November 2017.
They welcome everyone to this fun packed night to raise money for the two clubs and hopefully for yourselves. The first of 8 races will start at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:00pm.
Admission is only £2.00 which includes food.
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