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Tuesday 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
Holders: Ingol Rangers FC

Ashton on Ribble vTanterton
Ashton Villav Acregate Lane LC or Penwortham Town
Bolton Lads & Girls ClubvSpringfields
Gregson Lane Wanderers v AFC Ingol
Hunters v Bamber Bridge Town
Ingol Rangersv Bamber Bridge United
Preston Victoriav Fulwood Park Rangers
Tulketh United v Vernon Sports

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup - Round 2
Holders: Tulketh United FC

Earnshaw Bridge vGregson Lane
Leyland Athleticv AFC Longridge
Lostock HallvWaverley Park
Sir Tom Finney v Warton
Southport & Ainsdale Amateursv Tarleton Corinthians
Waltonv Wyresdale Rangers
Walton Athleticv Westhoughton
Whittle Wanderers v Arkwrights

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup Cup - Round 3
Holders: Ladybridge FC

Appley Bridge Reds vAFC Fylde
Aspullv Lostock St Gerards
Coppull UnitedvBAE Warton YFC
Haslingden St Marys v Fleetwood Town Rangers
Padihamv Tarleton Corinthians YFC
Southportv Winstanley Warriors
Springfields v Foxhall

Bye: Garstang

Eamonn McNamara.

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.

Eamonn McNamara.

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

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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

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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
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Eamonn McNamara.

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.

Eamonn McNamara.

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Next League Meeting

Mon 11th Dec 17

Will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.

All clubs MUST be represented.

This is the Christmas meeting when clubs are invited to bring a prize for the raffle.

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Kit washing/Laundry Service

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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

Tarleton Corinthians U16s (CLJFL) need players

Tarleton Corinthians U16s who play in the CLJFL are looking for players to join this excellent Charter Standard club.
Contact: Steve Gautrey (Manager) on 07966 295340.

Three mates looking for a Club

Three Preston mates are looking to join an Open Age team.
Contact: Kie Fletcher (07710 569066),Jake Newnham (07802 552708) or Callum Torkington (07802 796803).

Goalkeeper looking for a Club

Longridge based goalkeeper Sunil (Sunny) Chohan is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Sunny on 07402 200197.

Defender Ben wants a club

Fulwood based defender Ben Crawley, who is new to the area is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Ben on 07906 551409.

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.

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.

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.

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 (8 kits)
Horwich St Marys
Brigg (4 Kits)

A total of 97 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.

Club Events


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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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