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Sunday November 11, 2018
LFA U18s Youth Cup - Quarter-finals

LFA U18s Youth Cup - Holders: Winstanley Warriors FC

Three of our in-form clubs feature in the draw for the quarter-finals of the LFA U18s Youth Cup. Unbeaten Padiham from youth division red host last year’s finalists BAE Warton, who top youth division blue and youth division white leaders Cadley travel to Southport (not LSFL). Our congratulations go to these three clubs together with our best wishes. The ties are provisionally scheduled to be played on Sunday 25 November 2018.

The full draw is as follows;

Ashton Athletic vBillinge
PadihamvBAE Warton
Southport (Not LSFL) v Cadley
Daisy HillvAFC Fylde (Not LSFL)

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday November 11, 2018
Lostock Hall & Earnshaw Bridge provide the Cup Shocks

Earnshaw Bridge (left) & Tanterton observe a minute's silence on Remembrance Sunday

Tanterton (green) v Earnshaw Bridge - Challenge Cup

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A minute’s silence to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice was respectfully observed before all games in the Lancashire Sunday League this morning. A poignant reminder that their sacrifice enables us to enjoy the beautiful game … in peace.

Today was cup Sunday with games in the Challenge, Presidents and Youth Cups and they provided a few shocks. None more so that Lostock Hall, who top division 3 and who handed out a 5-1 drubbing to premier division Ribbleton in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup thanks to goals from Mark Ganner, David Scarborough and a hat trick from Dion Holden. Richie Allen replied for Ribbleton.

Premier division Tanterton hosted Earnshaw Bridge who are unbeaten in division 1 and a tight game was to be expected and so it turned out. Both teams managed to cancel each other out on a heavy Village Green pitch as we went 75 minutes without a goal and then got two in 30 seconds. Firstly, Mark Carlton pounced to put Earnshaw ahead with a strike from just inside the area and half a minute later, with the Bridge lads still celebrating, Ezzy Rennock took advantage to hit an equaliser. The game was decided by a penalty to Earnshaw Bridge, awarded by referee Mark Hughes and dispatched with aplomb by Will Banks.

Hunters & Ingol Rangers beat Bamber Bridge United 5-2, Theatre Boys won 1-0 at Springfields, AFC Ingol won at Warton, Tulketh United beat Gregson Lane Wanderers 3-2, Southport & Ainsdale A won 7-0 at Fishwick Rangers and Walton won 5-4 at AFC Preston. AFC Longridge were the big winners in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup winning 8-1 at Wyresdale Rangers, Arkwrights beat Worden Rangers 4-1, Park United won 6-2 at Bamber Bridge Town and Blackpool Town had a big 9-0 home win against Tarleton White. Sir Tom Finney won 5-2 at Fulwood Park Rangers, Waverley Park went one better winning 6-2 at Leyland BTR where Jamie Yates netted 4 and Penwortham Town won 4-0 at Ribbleton Wanderers.

The Syndicate Trust Youth Cup produced wins for Cadley who beat Cherrybrook 8-1, Mill Hill won 7-0 at Gregson Lane, Springfields beat Layton Cavs 4-3, Poulton beat Fulwood Amateurs Blues 5-0 and Fulwood Amateurs had a comprehensive win against Astley & Buckshaw.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday November 7, 2018
Remembrance Sunday – 11th November 2018

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 11th November 2018.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1 also known as the “The Great War” and "The War to end all Wars”.

“When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today”.

John Maxwell Edmonds is credited with authorship of this famous epitaph in the War Cemetery in Kohima (India), which commemorates the fallen in the Battle of Kohima in April 1944.

It serves as an epitaph to all who given their lives in the pursuit of freedom.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday November 4, 2018
BAE Warton, Cadley & Padiham win in LFA U18s Youth Cup.

Fulwood Amateurs Blue v BAE Warton YFC - LFA U18s Youth Cup

Springfields YFC (yellow) v Astley & Buckshaw - Youth Division Blue

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Today saw the third round games in the LFA U18s Youth Cup and three of our clubs progressed into the quarter-finals. BAE Warton, last year’s losing finalists beat Fulwood Amateurs Blue 3-0 at Lightfoot Green with goals from Matt Van Wyk, Kevton Foster and Joe Newell but they were stretched by a youthful Fulwood side managed by Dave Froggatt. This was a high quality game played by two excellent sides.

Cadley progressed thanks to a 6-3 win away at Foxhall from the Blackpool League, their scorers were Patrick O’Flaherty, Oliver Chaya, Luke Wilson, David Marley (2) and an OG. Padiham are also through after beating the holders Winstanley Warriors 1-0 at Orrell in the game which kicked off at 1.30pm so the league is well represented in the last 8.

Premier division Ribbleton proved too strong for division club Vernon Sports in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup, running out 9-1 winners and Blackpool Town beat Rufford Park Rangers in the first round of the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup.

Acregate Lane clearly recovered from their wobble which saw them lose two league games by beating the champions Hunters & Ingol Rangers 5-2 at Samlesbury with Paul Turner netting all five. With AFC Ingol winning 5-1 at Ashton on Ribble and Southport & Ainsdale winning at Theatre Boys, the premier division is the most open for years especially with Ribbleton lurking in fourth spot with games in hand.

Sir Tom Finney beat Fishwick Rangers 7-0 at the top of division 2 where Leyland Orient, AFC Preston and Penwortham Town are all jockeying for second spot. There is no stopping leaders Lostock Hall in division 3 where BAE Warton and Tarleton White enjoyed a 4-4 draw.

Draws were plentiful in the youth section, Euxton Villa and Haslingden St Marys drew 1-1 in Youth Division Red, Fleetwood Gym and Poulton drew 2-2 and Garstang and Southport drew 3-3 in Youth Division White whilst in Youth Division Blue Tarleton Corinthians and Ribbleton drew 1-1. Ribble Wanderers are celebrating their first win of the season after beating AC Preston 3-2 at Preston’s College.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara>

Thursday November 1, 2018
Kits for Uganda keep on coming

Ugandan lads wearing kits donated to our Appeal

Our “Kits for Uganda Appeal” has benefited by two complete kits from by Gregson Lane Wanderers FC (division 1) bringing the total number of kits donated by our clubs to date to 115.

The League arranges for all the kits donated to our Appeal to be transported to the Charity Teams4U who in turn arrange for them to go to Uganda where they are gratefully received by lads (and girls) who love football, which makes it all worthwhile.

The generosity of clubs in this League is outstanding, if you or your club wish to donate any kits that are no longer used to this excellent charity, please contact Eamonn McNamara.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday October 28, 2018
Bolton County win at Euxton Villa

Euxton Villa v Bolton County - Youth Division Red

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Bolton County made the trip to Euxton to meet Euxton Villa in youth division red and they left with three points after a comprehensive 10-1 win. Euxton Villa play football at Jim Fowler Memorial Ground, Euxton. The club was originally known as Euxton, playing in the West Lancashire League in 1907. The team led a nomadic existence playing in various locations in the village before finally buying three farmers’ fields in 1985. Since then the club merged with junior teams from the village and developed the current site. They currently have 24 teams in addition to the Boys and Girls development groups and they have strong links with Chorley Ladies who currently play their football at ‘Villa’.

Bolton County FC based at Radcliffe Road, Darcy Lever, Bolton have no less that 28 teams from under-6s right up to Open Age and their youth team are members of our Youth Division Red. Both Euxton Villa and Bolton County achieved FA Charter Standard status in 2002.

Bolton raced into the lead within two minutes of the kick off when Blaise Amani pounced to put them ahead and a defensive lapse on 11 minutes allowed Freddie Stevens to make it 2-0. Thomas Jackson added a third on 21 minutes before Amani scored his second to make the score 4-0. Matt Ragsdale pulled on back for Euxton Villa just before half time.

Freddie Stevens added his second for Bolton on 50 minutes followed by a cracker from Tshiessi Tshife. After that it was the Blaise Amani show with goals on 61, 75, 84 and 87 minutes on his way to a double hat trick. In spite of the score line, this was a pleasant game to watch with both teams giving their all for 90 minutes. Very few fouls or indiscipline and the game was well handled by referee Jon Elliott.

AFC Ingol head the premier division after beating Springfields 2-0 but they have Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs and Ribbleton breathing down their neck. Arkwrights lead division 1 after their 2-1 home win against AFC Longridge but the big game saw second placed Earnshaw Bridge draw 1-1 with third placed Walton. Division 2 leaders Sir Tom Finney beat Fishwick Rangers and Lostock Hall top division 3 following their 4-3 win at Tarleton White.

Fulwood Amateurs maintained their 100% record with a 3-1 win at Cherrybrook and head youth division red, Cadley beat Chipping 7-0 in youth division white to keep their 100% record and lead in youth division white and BAE Warton who top youth division blue also kept their 100% record after winning at Layton Cavs. Garstang in youth white and Fulwood Amateurs Blues in youth blue both have 100% record after today's victories.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

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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

Midgery Court FC looking for Players

Midgery Court FC who are enjoying their first season in the league are looking for players to join their squad. They play their home games on Moor Park.
Contact: Stewart McMillan (Manager) on 07862 273306.

Astley & Buckshaw looking for Players

Astley & Buckshaw FC (Youth Division Red), who play at the Astley Village Playing Fields are looking for players to add to their squad.
Contact: Ste Disley (Manager) on 07920 421594.

Gregson Lane Youth Team looking for Players

Gregson Lane Youth team (youth division blue) who play their home games at Gregson Lane, Higher Walton, are looking for players to add to their squad.
Contact: Chris Lowe on 07741 909195.

FA Qualified Coach Available

Daniel Cowell is currently enrolled on a university course for coaching and he would like to get some first hand experience. He is an FA Level 1 coach and he is looking to get Level 2 badge.
Contact Daniel on 07568 725691.

Midfielder Lewis looking for a club

Midfielder Lewis Williams has moved to the Preston area and he is looking for a club.
Contact Lewis on 07462 279927.

Goalie want a Club

Goalkeeper Simon Cafferty, based in Mellor, is looking for a club.
Contact Simon on 07378 344013.

Two mates looking for a Club

Alex Christopher & Matty Elliot are looking for a club, they can play various central positions such as Centre Back, Central Mid or Central Forward.
Contact Alex on 07766 524013.

Vernon Sports looking for players

Charter Standard club Vernon Sports (Div 1) who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground are looking for player in all positions.
Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.

Hungarian lad looking for a Club

Hungarian Lajos Szilagyi, who now lives in Preston is looking for a club, he plays midfield or striker.
Contact Lajos on 07481 103546.

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)

A total of 115 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 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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