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Sunday April 8, 2018
Fleetwood Town claim Trophy Final spot
Coppull United (blue) v Fleetwood Town Rangers - Youth Trophy semi-final
Paul Eastwood who looks after the Fulwood Amateurs facilities
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With yet another week of weather affected fixtures, it didn't bode well for the two Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy semi-finals scheduled to be played at Fulwood Amateurs. In fact the Bolton County v Broughton Amateurs game was called off on Saturday evening due to one of the pitches being unfit and that semi will now be played at Fulwood Amateurs next Sunday 15 April.
This League is immensely grateful to Fulwood Amateurs FC and particularly to their Chairman Paul Eastwood for his help and support in getting our semi-finals played. Paul was working on the pitch first thing this morning, rolling and marking it out and then catering for spectators in their pitch side café.
Both teams were both keen to get on the score sheet, but it was difficult to see how the deadlock would be broken with end to end play and both sides having plenty of possession. Just as it looked as if the first half was heading to a goalless conclusion, Jack Fender opened the scoring for Coppull United with a well struck shot on 35 minutes. However, Fleetwood Town were quick to respond on 38 minutes when Will Brown levelled the score and sent the teams in 1-1 at half time.
The second half was a mirror of the first with opportunities at both ends but with neither team able to find the back of the net. Special mention must be made of a full stretch save on 70 minutes which saw Coppull keeper Luke Christie scoop the ball out of what seemed like certain goal, but full time saw the sides locked at 1-1.
Referee Matty Moss had barely got the extra time under way when Rob Jones shot Fleetwood Town into the lead. Coppull United threw everything at Fleetwood in an effort to draw level, but the heavy pitch took its toll and we witnessed a number of players suffering cramp. Coppull must have thought their prayers had been were answered in the dying minutes, when the ball crossed the line after a goalmouth scramble, only for it to be ruled offside.
Credit to both teams and their coaches for a thoroughly enjoyable game played in the right spirit and to the match officials referee Matty Moss and his Assistants Josh Ridley and Dave Shaw who handled the game well.
Report and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
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Will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.
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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.
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Team Kits & EquipmentIan 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.
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Vernon Sports need a GoalkeeperDivision 1 side Vernon Sports, who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground, Penwortham, are in urgent need of a goalkeeper. Can you help?
Contact: Steve Turton 07540 842706 or Chris Moon
Midgery Court FC looking for PlayersMidgery 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 PlayersAstley & 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.
Kits for UgandaThe 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)
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
Lostock St Gerards (6 kits)
Tanterton (8 kits)
Preston Muldoons (2 kits)
Mellor FC (5 kits)
Gregson Lane (3 kits)
Penwortham Hill Rovers (2 kits)
Springfields (8 kits)
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 116 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.
: 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.