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Sunday September 15, 2019
Park United lead Division 2

AFC Ingol (white) v Bamber Bridge United - Premier Division

Ribbleton (green) v Earnshaw Bridge - Premier Division

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Park United made it three wins and a draw from their first four games to lead division 2 after beating Lostock Hall 2-1 thanks to goals from Charlie Helsby and Eddie Mortan. They share top spot with Penwortham Town who won 4-2 at Walton-le Dale Wanderers and who have played two games more. South Ribble DC’s excellent start to the season continued with a 2-0 away win at Bamber Bridge Town, second placed Fishwick Rangers lost ground after they were beaten 3-1 by Leyland.

Sir Tom Finney lead division 1 with a 100% record after putting Whittle Wanderers to the sword at the Arena and Fulwood Park Rangers lost their 100% start to the season when they lost 5-1 at home to Warton. Bamber Bridge United head the premier division after beating AFC Ingol 2-1 in an excellent game at UCLan Arena. They took the lead through Ollie Evans but Mitch Newsham levelled matters before the interval and this closely contested match was decided by a second goal from Ollie Evans.

Ribbleton went 2-0 up at home to newly promoted Earnshaw Bridge but they eventually lost 4-2 to goals from William Banks, Mark Carlton, Kurtis Robinson and one from substitute Robert Sands. Ribbleton Manager Terry Clayton and his assistants are doing a first class job with their young team, the majority of whom are teenagers. Hunters & Ingol Rangers had a comfortable win at Theatre Boys and Ashton on Ribble drew 2-2 at home to Tanterton & Springfields.

The LFA Sunday Trophy First Round match between Acregate Lane LC and Farnworth Royal Vets, which was abandoned on 8 September due to misconduct by Farnworth Royal, has been decided in Acregate Lane’s favour as they were the innocent party. Acregate Lane LC will now play Blackburn Eagles at Ribbleton Park on Sunday 22 September.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara with additional photos by Steven Taylor.

Tuesday September 10, 2019
LFA Sunday Trophy - Second Round Draw

Nineteen of our clubs feature in the draw for the second round of this year’s LFA Sunday Trophy and the ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday 22 September 2019.

By and large the draw has been kind to us with just two all Lancashire Sunday League ties. Hunters & Ingol Rangers will face fellow premier division side Earnshaw Bridge at the UCLan Sports Arena and there is an all division 2 clash between Walton-le-Dale Wanderers and Worden Rangers.

LFA Sunday Trophy - Round 2

Acregate Lane LC or Farnworth Royal Vets vBlackburn Eagles
AFC Ingol vClifton Rangers
AFC Lane EndsvSouth Ribble DC
Bamber Bridge UnitedvFC Rangers
Fleetwood Cons v Ashton Villa
Fylde Rangersv Fulwood Park Rangers
Hunters & Ingol Rangers vEarnshaw Bridge
Lostock Hall vNewton Arms
Ma Kellys Showboat vMidgery Court
Rochdale Sacred HeartvTheatre Boys
Rufford Park Rangers or Lord Raglanv Standish Sabres
Sir Tom FinneyvCleveleys Town
Springfield (Wigan)vWarton
Tanterton & Springfieldsv Orrell Athletic
Tarleton CorinthiansvPrestley
Walton-le-Dale WanderersvWorden Rangers
Wilbraham North End vAnchorsholme

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday September 8, 2019
Walton Athletic and Whittle Wanderers in 12 goal Thriller.

Walton Athletic (blue) v Whittle Wanderers - Division 1

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Walton Athletic beat Whittle Wanderers 7-5 in a thrilling division 1 game played at on an excellent pitch at London Road. The scores were level 4-4 at half time thanks to a four goal exhibition by Walton’s Josh Martin and some opportunistic scoring by the Whittle forwards.

The new system for recording results (courtesy of the FA) meant that many of the results were not to hand, however in the LFA Sunday Trophy Warton beat Dog Inn 9-0, Gregson Lane Wanderers lost 4-0 at Mill Hill, Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs (who won the Trophy in 2016) were beaten 7-2 at home by AFC New Street, Theatre Boys beat Freckleton 8-1, Bamber Bridge United won 7-1 at Walton-le-Dale United and Wilbraham North End (formerly Ribble FC) had a comfortable 8-0 win against Tottington United Vets at Mill Lane.

The Youth section saw Garstang win 3-1 at Fleetwood Town, North Lancs and AFC Blackpool drew 2-2, Winstanley Warriors won 2-1 at Clitheroe, Chipping won 4-3 at Penwortham St Teresas, Park United beat Lostock St Gerards 3-1, New Longton Rovers won 2-1 at Pennington and Lostock Hall SC drew 6-6 with Wyre Villa.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday September 1, 2019
Bamber Bridge United top the Premier Division

Moor Park United (blue) v Park United - Challenge Cup

Fulwood Park Rangers (white) v Worden Rangers - Challenge Cup

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Bamber Bridge United, the club which nearly folded at the end of last season now find themselves leading the premier division after four wins and a draw in their first five games plus a goal difference of 13. New manager Louis Bonage has done a fantastic job although he will want to deflect praise to his players who are clearly doing the business on the park. Today’s 6-1 win at Ashton on Ribble came via four goals from Oliver Evans and a brace from Harry Fisher.

Hunters & Ingol Rangers beat new boys Earnshaw Bridge 5-1 to make it two wins out of two, AFC Ingol’s good start continues with a most impressive 6-0 home win against Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs, Acregate Lane LC also bagged six in their 6-1 home win against Tanterton & Springfields and Theatre Boys beat Ribbleton 6-4.

Photos and round up by Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday August 28, 2019
Preston Referees Meeting - Monday 2nd September 2019

Mark Doherty

Preston Referees Society’s first meeting of the season will be held at The Guild Lounge, Preston North End FC, Lowthorpe Road on Monday 2nd September 2019 commencing at 7.30pm. All referees are urged to attend this meeting and support the Society.

Society member Mark Doherty will deliver a presentation on his role as an FA Level 2 Tutor. Mark is also an FA Observer, and former Level 3 contributory referee. He is currently refereeing on the West Lancashire League and the Lancashire Sunday League.

There will also be a quiz on the Laws of the Game and a raffle.

Anyone interested in taking up refereeing, especially ex-players can attend, and they will be made most welcome.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday August 27, 2019
Youth Fixtures start this Weekend

Action from last seasons Cadley (white) v Southport fixture

Sunday 1st September sees the opening group fixtures in our much expanded youth divisions, as well as the preliminary rounds of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup.

This follows a far reaching consultation with over 60 youth teams across Lancashire where they were asked how their football should be delivered. Coaches, secretaries, managers, club development officers, and Chairmen took part in the transition survey process, which looked to address why players leave the game in such huge numbers at this age group.

Whilst lifestyle and social choices were a significant factor, the quality and quantity of football offered was also key to these players remaining in the game. Over 90% of respondents cited player progression and development, in conjunction with enjoyment, respect and fair play as their main motivations, compared to just 8% who wanted to win a trophy.

Most surprising was that a vast majority were prepared to travel to achieve football of comparable ability with 80% in favour of a short seeding phase, ahead of the main competitive season.

Clubs will compete in small 5 team groups and play games in September and early October, along with the LFA Cup competitions. The results data will then be used to assist the league to align the teams for the remainder of the season.

We wish all 35 of our youth teams the very best in the coming season.

Eamonn McNamara.

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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

Midfielder Adam looking for Youth Team

Sixteen year old Adam Hassan, who plays midfield is looking for a youth team in this league. He lives in Fulwood and is prepared to travel.
Contact Adam via 07967 729441.

Gregson Lane Wanderers need a Keeper

Gregson Lane Wanderers (Division 1) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
Contact Ben on 07837 760122.

Brothers looking for a Youth Team

Preston based brothers Cameron & Connor Wylie (both aged 16) are looking for a youth team. Cameron plays in goal whilst Connor is a midfielder and both have played at a reasonable level.
Contact Barry Wylie on 07738 338717.

Left Back Available

Local lad Danny Noray, who plays left back is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Danny on 07847 024189.

Walton-le-Dale Wanderers need a goalkeeper

Walton-le-Dale Wanderers (formerly Gregson Lane) need a goalkeeper for their Open Age team.
Contact Dale Wilson on 07488 247822.

Tom looking for a Club

Tom Cavies, who lives in the Gregson Lane area and plays centre midfield or left wing, is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Tom on 07885 637789.

Forward Jarrad is looking for a club

Forward Jarrad Cullinane, who has recently moved to Preston and is living the City centre, is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Jarrad on 07513 107077.

Gregson Lane U18s need Players

Gregson Lane youth team are looking for new players plus a goalkeeper for the coming season.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.

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)
Leyland United (3 kits)
New Farington House (3 kits)

A total of 122 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 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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