Latest NewsSunday May 28, 2017
Enjoy an Evening with Jeff Stelling
Croston Juniors FC have arranged an evening with Sky Sports legend JEFF STELLING on Thursday 21 September 2017 at Park Hall, Charnock Richard. The event has been organised to raise funds for the excellent Croston Juniors Football Club.
There will be a demand for tickets and you can book a table or individual tickets by calling 07785 920965 or e-mail here
Sunday May 21, 2017
Lostock St Gerards crowned Youth Blue Champions
AFC Fylde form a guard of hononour for Champions Lostock St Gerards
Lostock St Gerards (white) v AFC Fylde - Youth Division Blue
Lostock St Gerards were crowned champions of division blue after a titanic season-long tussle with AFC Fylde and the Fylde lads sportingly formed a guard of honour when the sides met at Wateringpool Lane and it was St Gerards who claimed the glory with a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Daniel Clayton, Harvey Parker and Elie Muendakani Tshilumba.
Broughton Amateurs signed their season off with a 5-4 home win against Poulton, Michael Matthias (2), Jaydn King, Matt Wignall and Mohammed Zaman Rezaei scored for Broughton whilst George Byrne, Sam Dewhurst, Martin Lewis and Ryan Wallace netted for Poulton.
A Greg Timbrell hat trick plus strikes from Peter Coupe and Joe Melling enabled AFC Longridge to beat Wyresdale Rangers 5-0 in division 1.
Eamonn McNamara with thanks to Paul Vause for the photos.
Thursday May 18, 2017
Invitation to join the League
The Lancashire Sunday Football League is now open to receive applications for membership for season 2017-18 from clubs in the following categories;
Open Age Teams (Adults)
Youth Teams (whose players must be over-15 and under-18 on 31 August of the relevant season).
If your clubs is interested in joining the FA League of the Year 2014 in the either the Open Age or Youth Sections, section, please apply here.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Referee Ed heads the list of promotions
Preston referee Ed Duckworth (20) is celebrating his promotion to Level 3 Referee after whistling for just 6 years and he is one of the youngest referees in the country to attain this level.
Ed, who lives in Penwortham has progressed through the local leagues and he still referees on the Lancashire Sunday League as well as officiating on the West Lancs League and the North West Counties Div 1. Next season he will be refereeing on the North West Counties Premier Division, the Evo-stik Premier League and he will be Assistant Referee on the National League North.
An FA Referee Tutor and Referee Coach, Ed is the Referee Development Officer (RDO) for Cheshire County FA, he is the Vice-Chairman of Preston Referees Society and he is the Society Development Group Manager overseeing the young officials who handle the Preston North End Academy games and he works closely with the PNE coaches.
The new Level 4 referees are Owen Hay and Dan Sanderson. Kieran Chell and Matthew Howarth are now Level 5 referees whilst David Thomas, Jason Wright and Martin Winters have made the important step up to Level 6.
Every one of these officials referees regularly on the Lancashire Sunday Football League and we wish them every success in their refereeing careers.
Sunday May 14, 2017
Bolton L&G Club lose but win the Title
Bolton Lads & Girls Club celebrate winning the division 2 Title
Tuleth United (white) v Bolton Lads & Girls Club - Division 2
Bolton Lads & Girls Club faced arch rivals Tulketh United at Mill Lane this morning and although they lost 1-0 they still won the division 2 title thanks to their superior goal difference.
The reality was that Bolton L&G had the title sewn up irrespective of this morning’s result and it would have a taken a result of epic proportions by Tulketh to change that situation. The Bolton outfit finished the season having won 18 of their 20 league games amassing a massive 118 goals and conceding a mere 16 in reaching their 54 points total.
Tulketh United also won 18 of their 20 league games scoring 91 and conceding 25 which meant that the title was decided on goal difference with Lads & Girls 102 as opposed to Tulketh’s 66. The game was played at 100 miles an hour for 90 minutes by two well organised teams, both had their chances and stout defending coupled with indifferent finishing meant that goals would be at a premium. The winning strike came in the 53rd minute, a superb volley by Tulketh’s Luke Taylor which was worthy of winning any game.
Lads & Girls Club manager Steve Stringer takes his team into division one after winning divisions 3 and 2 in successive seasons and they will not be out of place in higher company. The club also intends to bring a team into the youth section next term so we can expect them to make an impact in the league for years to come. Dave Harrison has steered Tulketh United into the division 1 after two seasons in the league and two Presidents Cup wins behind them. They also have the satisfaction of doing the double over Bolton Lads & Girls Club and being the only club to take points off them.
Warton wrapped up their season in division 1 with a 4-2 home win against AFC Longridge, finishing with 31 points from 20 games whilst Longridge on 27 points have two games to play. The two games in youth division red saw Clitheroe win 7-3 at Padiham and Charnock Richard beat Walshaw Sports 6-2. Chipping and Thornton Cleveleys drew 1-1 in youth division blue and Mellor won 4-3 at Penwortham St Teresa’s.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Saturday May 13, 2017
History maker Ellie signs off
Ellie Hilton training with the Croston Youth Team
Croston Youth Team with Ellie Hilton (3rd left, front row)
Ellie Hilton of Croston FC made history by taking advantage of the Football Association’s 2015 decision to allow girls to play in mixed youth football and she is the only girl in the country to do so. The Football Association has monitored her progress for the last 2 years by sending various people to watch her play and they hope that Ellie’s experience will inspire other female players to follow her example.
A Croston lass, Ellie has played in mixed teams for Croston FC for the past 12 years and she has thoroughly enjoyed her football, especially the last 2 seasons when she has played in the Lancashire Sunday League. She played 12 league and cup games for the club this season and signed off with a 2-0 win at Tarleton Corinthians.
Ellie is proud to have played football at Croston since the age of 6 and she is particularly pleased to have played in this League with approval of the Management Committee. She said, "I haven't been treated differently by anyone and this is all I ever wanted …. to be treated with respect and this is a credit to the League and its member clubs and players".
Ellie has gained a scholarship to play and study in America at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee next year and will take her experience and plenty of happy memories with her. She has the best wishes of everyone at the Lancashire Sunday Football League.
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