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Friday December 19, 2014
Happy Christmas Everyone

The League Management Committee wish all club officials, players, referees, supporters and their families a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

Thursday December 18, 2014
LFA Final Dates Announced

The Lancashire Football Association (LFA) has announced the dates of the County Cup Finals and those involving clubs from this League are;

LFA SUNDAY TROPHY FINAL Friday 27 March 2015 at the County Ground, Leyland

Quarter Finals: Sunday 11 January 2015

Ingol Rangers FCv Boars Head Thistle FC
Clifton Arms FC (Blackburn) vAFC Ingol
Plungington Celtic FC v AFC Additions

Semi-finals: Dates & venues to be decided.

LFA U18s YOUTH CUP FINAL Sunday 22nd March at the County Ground, Leyland

Semi-finals: Sunday 11th January 2015

Thornton Cleveleys FC v AFC Fylde (Academy)
Daisy Hill FC v Ramsbottom United FC

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday December 16, 2014
Challenge Cup & Youth Cup Semi-finals

The draws for the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup and the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup were made at the League Meeting on Monday 15 December 2014 by Debbie Caunce of Southport Trinity FC. The games will be played at UCLan Sports Arena on dates to be announced later.

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Semi-finals

Acregate Lane LC vPlungington Celtic
New Farington HousevAFC Ingol

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup Semi-finals

SpringfieldsvRamsbottom United

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday December 16, 2014
Performance Awards go to Ashton Villa & Warton Typhoons

l-r Matt Handley (Ashton Villa), Ged Carberry and Dave Tierney (Warton Typhoons)

Several clubs were considered for the Performance Awards for October or November 2014 and these included AFC Ingol, BAC Continental Casuals, AFC Ashwood, Tanterton, Hesketh Bank, Southport Vulcan, Shawes, Vernon Sports, Clitheroe, Hurst Green, Coppull United, Charnock Richard and Springfields who all did well over that period. However the final decision went to;

Ashton Villa FC from division 1 who won the Award for October after they had won all four games played during the month. On 5th October they beat the premier division leaders Ingol Rangers 4-1 in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup; they then beat Fleetwood Gym 4-0 away in the LFA Sunday Trophy and followed that by a 2-1 victory of Brigg in the league, finally they met division 1 leaders Grange on 28th October and beat them 4-1. The Award was collected by team captain Matt Handley.

Warton Typhoons FC (division 2) claimed the Award for November following four straight wins in the league and scoring twenty three goals in the process. They beat Hesketh United 4-3 on 9th November, then Worden Rangers 5-4 away followed by a 9-0 win over Ashton on Ribble and finally a 5-2 win against Frenchwood on 30th November and their Award was collected by their Assistant Manager Dave Tierney.

The presentations were made by League President Ged Carberry whose company Bodylines sponsors the Awards.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday December 14, 2014
Ashton Villa lose to a last minute penalty

Andrew Birch (left) opens the scoring for BAC Continental Casuals

BAC Continental (white) v Acregate Lane - Premier Division

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The only LFA Sunday Trophy quarter-final to survive the weather saw our division 1 side Ashton Villa travel to Pleasington to meet New Gardeners, the unbeaten leaders of the Blackburn Sunday League and lose the tie in the cruellest of fashions.

Villa were depleted with a few key men missing but nevertheless the matched their opponents throughout and they missed a golden chance to take the lead when the normally lethal Daz Green missed a penalty which came back to haunt them as New Gardeners were awarded a spot kick in the 90th minute which keeper Joe Griffiths managed to save but was beaten by the follow up.

And so ended Ashton Villa’s remarkable run in this competition which has seen them reach the last eight and win away at Littleborough, last year’s beaten finalists in the last round. Manager Paul Mitchell who was inconsolable after the game and said, “I am absolutely devastated, I know we had a few missing and the conditions didn’t help against a big strong side but a few of my lads underperformed and you can’t do that in this competition”. He singled out centre-half Danny Alston, full back James Heary and keeper Joe Griffiths for special praise.

The other postponed quarter-finals featuring AFC Ingol, Ingol Rangers and Plungington Celtic have been rescheduled for Sunday 11 January 2015.

The weather finally got its own back on us today with a swathe of league and cup games being postponed. Garstang are through to the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup after beating Lytham St Annes 2-0 on penalties after the scores were level on 4-4 after fulltime and extra time. Andre Murphy, Liam Assalone, Oliver Applegate and Ben Roberts scored for Garstang.

Bamber Bridge progressed into the quarter-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy after beating Broughton Amateurs 5-1 on the 3G pitch at Brownedge St Mary’s HS thanks to goals from James Yearn, James Sloane, Charlie Meah and two from James Ashworth.

BAC Continental Casuals are back to second spot in the premier division after beating Acregate Lane LC 3-1 at the excellent BAC/EE Sports Ground which can invariably be relied on to produce a game. A brace of thunderous headers from full back Andrew Birch, both from corners set Conti on the way, the first after 4 minutes and the second shortly afterwards which left the Acregate defence bewildered. Jonathon Hothersall added a third from the spot before half time which effectively killed the game and it was just left to player manager Paul Paynter to pull one back for Acregate.

The severely truncated league programme produced wins for Gregson Lane Wanderers at Wyresdale Rangers in division 1, Warton Typhoons who beat South Ribble in division 2 and Leyland Orient and Preston Guild who both won away in division 3. Astley & Buckshaw produced a great performance to draw 2-2 with high flying Ramsbottom United in Youth Red where Langho beat Longridge Town. Finally Southport beat Leyland BTR in Youth Blue.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Saturday December 13, 2014
LFA Sunday Trophy Games are OFF

The two LFA Sunday Trophy quarter-final ties Ingol Rangers FC v Boars Head Thistle FC and Plungington Celtic FC v AFC Additions scheduled to be played at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday 14 December, have been postponed as the pitches are unfit.

9.00am Sun 14 December: Clifton Arms v AFC Ingol has also been postponed.

These games have been rearranged for Sunday 11 January 2015 at the Sports Arena.

Several of tomorrow's games have been postponed, check the website for the latest situation.

Eamonn McNamara.

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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 - 07960 137232 is offering 25% discount on the latest Stanno and Prostar catalogue items plus the following;

Corner Posts (4) with Flags....£20.00
Goalkeepers Gloves .....£15.00
Match Balls ......£12.00
Net Pegs .....£2.00

Ian attends all our League Meetings and he provides a quick and reliable service to member clubs. Call him now on 07960 137232 in readiness for next season.

Players & Club Officials

Midfielder Available

Midfielder Jamie Hoskins, who can also play in goal, has moved to Preston from Carlisle and he is looking for an adult club.
Contact Jamie on 07591 901962.

Striker needs a Club

Leyland based striker Jay Travis is looking to join a Youth Team.
Contact Jay on 07756 198940.

Goalkeeper Wanted

Wilbraham Wanderers, who play at Moor Park and are currently second in division 2, require a goalkeeper.
Contact: John McNair (manager) on 01772 497226.

Ramsbottom United FC

Due to long term injuries, Ramsbottom United (Youth Division Red)need a central midfield player.
Contact: Mark Whitaker (Manager) on 07931 252655.

Broughton Amateurs FC

Broughton Amateurs FC (Youth Division Green) seek an experienced striker and centre half to join their squad.
Contact: Lee Tannock (Manager)on 07880 540298.

Euxton Villa FC

Euxton Villa FC (Youth Division White) are looking for a midfielder and a forward.
Contact: Lee Curran 01257 413991 (home) or 07552 387112.

Kits for Uganda

The following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal;

Wrea Green (4 Kits)
Warton Typhoons (5 kits)
AFC Longridge
Ashton Villa
(3 kits)
London Victoria
Preston City
Lostock St Gerards
(6 kits)
Tanterton (5 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 (4 kits)
Longridge Town
Ashton on Ribble
Penwortham Town (10 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)

A total of 62 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

5-a-Side Pitches for Hire

Soccer City have indoor state of the Art 3G 5-a-side football pitches for hire @ £35 per hour and they are open 7 days a week until 10pm

Address: Soccer City, Vitesse Mailing, Parker Street, Preston, PR2 2AH. For further information please contact: 07525 921053 or 07966 525835.


Need extra players? Looking for a Club? Post a notice here Contact us.


Referee fitness training continues during the summer.

Training will be held from 6.30-7.30pm every Monday evening at Preston Sports Arena during the summer in preparation for the 2013-14 season.

Our weekly fitness sessions with the excellent facilities on offer at the Arena and the support group atmosphere is something very positive which the Society offers.

Organiser Paul Marsden said, "I would particularly appeal to any members who perhaps do not currently attend Society meetings for whatever reason to give the fitness sessions a go as I assure you that you will find it a very good way of getting involved, it will benefit your refereeing.

If you are interested in coming down either next week or in the future, please contact Paul Marsden via e-mail .

Referees Wanted

Referees are needed to ensure that games in the local leagues have a qualified official.

Is this something that would interest you? - if so we can help you get started and we will support you through the Referees Society training programme.

Referees come in all shapes and sizes, young and old, male and female and if you love the beautiful game we can find a place for you. Ex-players are particularly welcome.

If you are interested and would like more information, please give Jim Bryson a call on 01772 700997.

FA Referees Fitness Guide

Referees are asked to read the attached Fitness Guide.

The FA, LFA & RA encourage all referees to attend their local Society Fitness Sessions, which are held each Monday evening at Preston Arena. Details above.

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