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Sunday August 20, 2017
All five new clubs exit the Challenge Cup

Fishwick Rangers (red) v Bolton Lads & Girls Club - Challenge Cup

Fulwood Park Rangers (white) v AFC Longridge - Challenge Cup

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The 2017-18 season started in traditional fashion with the preliminary round of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup which all Open Age clubs enter except the premier division teams who enter the competition in round 2.

And it turned out to be a rude awakening for the five new clubs in the league who all exited at the first hurdle. The biggest surprise was Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs beaten 5-4 at Vernon Sports after leading 4-1. The Southport team joined the league with an impressive pedigree and were housed in division 1 but they couldn’t get the better of Vernon Sports (division 2) who ended the game with 10 men. Southport manager Gareth Jones said, “Vernons deserved to beat us, this was a huge wake up-call for my lads.

New boys Fishwick Rangers put up a very creditable performance against Bolton Lads & Girls Club (Division 1), they held them for over an hour before eventually succumbing 6-1 but their manager Marco Jackson will have been pleased with their performance. Leyland Athletic lost 3-0 to Tulketh United, Lostock Hall were beaten 3-2 by Kingsfold and Waverley Park went down 5-2 to Gregson Lane Wanderers at Ribbleton Park.

Fulwood Park Rangers (div 2) beat AFC Longridge (div 1) in an entertaining game at Moor Park, Westhoughton won 4-3 at Whittle Wanderers, Preston Victoria were too strong for Earnshaw Bridge winning 4-2, Wyresdale Rangers won at BAE Warton, Penwortham Town had an excellent 4-3 win at Arkwrights, Bamber Bridge Town progress after beating Gregson Lane 3-0 and Tarleton Corinthians beat Ribbleton Wanderers 4-0 at Station Lane.

Three teams bagged 8 goals en route to the next round, Walton beat Leyland Orient 8-5, Worden Rangers won 8-0 at Warton and Walton Athletic who were in the premier division last term beat Sir Tom Finney 8-2 at Ashton Community College.

The Match of the Day in the premier division produced a 10 goal feast with Ingol Rangers beating Acregate Lane LC 6-4 thanks to four from Zack Wilks and a brace from Lee Ashcroft. Connor Bell (2), Paul Turner and Lee Worden were on target for Acregate. There was mixed fortunes for the promoted clubs with Ashton on Ribble losing 2-0 at Bamber Bridge United by goals from Matt Dewhurst and Harry Fisher but Theatre Boys open their top division account with a 5-3 win at Springfields, Adam Hoyle (2) and Stewart Myerscough scored for Springfields with Paul Day, Kieran Ogle (2) and Nathan Treuberg (2) netting for Theatre. Finally, Tanterton got off to a flyer beating AFC Ingol 4-0 thanks to Mututu Chilufya, Matt Billington (2) and Jake Turner getting the goals.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday August 4, 2017
More Club Badges and Logos

Here is the latest batch of club badges and logos, (left-right) Fulwood Park Rangers FC (Division 2), Preston Victoria FC (Division 1), Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC (Division 1 and Youth Division Blue), Warton FC (Division 1) and Winstanley Warriors (Youth Divisions Red and Green).

If your team has a logo that is not on the website, please send a copy in jpeg version here.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday August 1, 2017
First set of fixtures released

The Open Age (Adult) section of the League kicks off on Sunday 20th August with preliminary round games in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup. Teams who lose in the preliminary or first round of the Challenge Cup will play in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup.

The draw sees the League’s new boys in action, Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs travel to Vernon Sports, Fishwick Rangers entertain Bolton Lads & Girls Club at Moor Park, Leyland Athletic are at home to Presidents Cup winners Tulketh United, Lostock Hall face Kingsfold and Waverley Park play host to Gregson Lane Wanderers.

Premier Division teams have a bye to the second round of the Challenge Cup and this excludes them from playing in the Presidents Cup. Newly promoted Ashton on Ribble start their premier division odyssey at Bamber Bridge United (formerly New Longton Rovers) and the other promoted club Theatre Boys face Springfields at UCLan Sports Arena.

The Youth Section of the League starts on Sunday 3 September with the preliminary round of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup.

Eamonn McNamara.

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Tuesday August 1, 2017
First Aid Kits from SKkits

Clubs are reminded that they are required (as per League Rules) to have a fully stocked first aid kit at all games played in this league, including Cup matches. First aid kits must be available for inspection, if requested by members of the League Management Committee.

The first aid kit must comprise of the following items as an absolute minimum;

  • Physio’s Run-on- bag
  • Airway Mask
  • Propax Wound Dressing (18cm x 18cm)
  • Propax Wound Dressing (12cm x 12cm)
  • Ralgex Cold Spray
  • Petroleum Jelly Plastic
  • Trigger Spray Bottle
  • Scissors
  • Eye Wash
  • Plasters (Assorted x 20)
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Instant Cold Pack
  • Elastic Adhesive Bandage
  • Foil Blanket
  • Latex Gloves
  • Clubs can order a First Aid Kit from Ian Senior by contacting him on 07960 137232 and he will deliver it to the League Meeting on Monday 14 August.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday July 28, 2017
    Club Badges & Logos

    Here are some of our member club’s new badges & logos (left - right) AFC Fylde (Youth Division Red), Appley Bridge (Youth Divisions Blue & Green), Bolton Lads & Girls Club (Divisions 1 & Youth Red), Gregson Lane Wanderers (Division 2) and Lostock St Gerards (Youth Divisions Red & Green).

    If your team has a logo that is not on the website, please send a copy in jpeg version here.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Saturday July 22, 2017
    Challenge & Youth Cups - Preliminary Round Draws

    Jake Westby (left) with PNE Boss Peter Ridsdale

    PNE Boss Peter Ridsdale once again kindly agreed to make the preliminary round draws of this season’s Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup and Syndicate Trust Youth Cup. Peter, who is always willing to assist the League, sent his best wishes to all our clubs and players for the forthcoming season.

    Helping him make the draw was Jake Westby of Lancon FC, captain of the most sporting team in the youth section last season; Peter Ridsdale drew out the home teams and Nathan the away sides.

    Jake (aged 17) who lives in Walton Park has been playing for the Lancon club for the past five seasons and he is studying animal care at the Myerscough College Witton Park Campus, Blackburn. His Dad Ian is the Lancon club secretary.

    Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup - Preliminary Round

    Arkwrights v Penwortham Town
    BAE Warton v Wyresdale Rangers
    Bamber Bridge Town v Gregson Lane
    Fishwick Rangers v Bolton Lads & Girls Club
    Fulwood Park Rangers v AFC Longridge
    Leyland Athletic v Tulketh United
    Lostock Hall vKingsfold
    Preston Victoria v Earnshaw Bridge
    Ribbleton Wanderers vTarleton Corinthians
    Sir Tom Finney v Walton Athletic
    Vernon Sports v Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs
    Walton v Leyland Orient
    Warton v Worden Rangers
    Waverley Park vGregson Lane Wanderers
    Whittle Wanderers v Westhoughton

    Ties to be played on Sunday 20 August 2017, kick off 11.00am

    Syndicate Trust Youth Cup - Preliminary Round
    Holders: LADYBRIDGE FC

    Appley Bridge Reds v Myerscough
    Aspull v Appley Bridge
    Bamber Bridge Utd v BAE Warton YFC
    Bolton Lads & Girls Club YFC v Leyland BTR
    Broughton Amateurs v AFC Fylde
    Burscough Dynamo v Haslingden St Marys
    Chippingv Lancon
    Chorley Wanderers v Winstanley Warriors
    Coppull United v Lostock St Gerards Blues
    Eccleston & Heskin vEuxton Villa
    Fleetwood Town Rangers v Penwortham Town
    Mellor v Garstang
    New Longton Rovers v Springfields l
    Penwortham St Teresas v Lostock St Gerards
    Poulton v Ribbleton
    Southport v Southport & Ainsdale YFC
    Tarleton Corinthians YFCv Bolton County
    Winstanley Warriors Reds v Foxhall
    Wyre Villa v Padiham

    Ties to be played on Sunday 03 September 2017, kick off 11.00am

    Eamonn McNamara.

    News Archive - Previous News

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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

    Jack needs a Club

    Preston based Jack Lawson is looking to sign for an Open Club.
    Contact Jack on 07484 304781.

    Lostock St Gerards Blues

    Lostock St Gerards Blues (Youth Division Green) who play their home games at Tardy Gate are looking for players.
    Contact: Tony Livesey (manager) 07595 893195.

    Defender looking for a club

    Defender Hisham Shahid (full back or midfield) is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Hisham on 07449 148586.

    Tarleton Corinthians (Saturday) need a Keeper

    Tarleton Corinthians (Saturday side) who play in division 3 of the Mid Lancs League need a goalkeeper for their Saturday afternoon games.
    Contact: Brian Hall (Manager) on 07816 238878.

    Lostock St Gerards FC

    Lostock St Gerards FC who play in Youth Division Red are looking for players to strengthen their squad for next season.
    Contact: Chris Parker 07812 217720 or Mick Rossall 07799 111070.

    New Longton Rovers need Players

    New Longton Rovers, who play in Youth Division Green, are looking for players for next season.
    Contact: Tony Young on 07727 184128.

    Player needs Club

    Preston based (Open Age) player who can operate in most positions is looking for a club.
    Contact Jacob James on 07961 243268.

    Experienced Player wants Club

    Dean Dallman, a versatile 26 year old with experience playing at a good standard is looking for a club.
    Contact Dean on 07904 991895.

    Euxton Villa FC - Players Wanted

    Euxton Villa FC who play in Youth Division Red are looking for players. They play at The Jim Fowler Memorial Ground, Euxton.
    Contact: Ian Huggan on 07768 096116.

    Vernon Sports need Players

    Vernon Sports FC (Div 2) who play on the excellent facilities at Vernon Carus, are looking for new players.
    Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.

    Myerscough FC need players

    Myerscough FC who play in youth division white are looking for players for next season. They train at Myerscough College 4G pitch on Tuesdays between 7-8pm.
    Contact: Sam Livesey (Manager) on 07508 411237.

    BAE Warton need a Keeper

    Division 3 outfit BAE Warton who play at the BAE Sports Ground, Warton need a goalkeeper for next season.
    Contact: Mike May (Manager)on 07796 176965.

    Goalkeeper Wanted

    Ashton on Ribble FC are looking for an experienced goalkeeper for the coming season.
    Contact: Sean O'Hagan on 07723729405.

    Pre-season Fitness Training

    Local outdoor fitness club based in Penwortham.... is deal for players to get themselves fit for the coming season. They are also willing to travel to other football clubs to run fitness sessions.

    For details please contact Paul on 07958 651908.

    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 (6 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)
    Horwich St Marys

    A total of 91 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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