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Monday March 2, 2015
Plungington Celtic semi on Wednesday

Plungington Celtic’s LFA Sunday Trophy semi-final against Boars Head Thistle (Blackpool) which was postponed last Wednesday is scheduled to go ahead this Wednesday 4th March at AFC Blackpool’s ground with a 7.30pm kick off.

The winners of this game will meet AFC Ingol in the Trophy Final at the County Ground, Leyland on Friday 27 March and we hope that as many people as possible from the League will go and support Plungington Celtic in the hope that the League has both teams in this prestigious final.

The game will be played at AFC Blackpool Football Club, The Mechanics, Jepson Way, Common Edge Road, Blackpool FY4 5DY

Directions to the ground: M6 to M55, exit at junction 4 and at roundabout turn left (first exit) signposted Kirkham. At next roundabout go straight ahead (second exit) to traffic lights, Whitehills car showroom on right, turn right onto Whitehills Road. In approx. half a mile at roundabout take second exit onto School Road signposted Lytham St. Annes. At next traffic lights go straight ahead onto Jepson Way (Car Park on Left) follow road round to right.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday March 1, 2015
Clitheroe and Bolton L&G into Trophy Final

Bolton Lads & Girls Club (blue) v Charnock Richard - Youth Trophy semi-final

Clitheroe (blue) v Leyland Albion - Youth Trophy semi-final

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Any lingering doubts about the quality of football in the League’ youth section were allayed by the performance of the four clubs who contested the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy semi-finals at UCLan Sports Arena this morning.

Bolton Lads & Girls club (youth red) in their debut season in the league beat Charnock Richard (youth green) 4-1 with a solid performance in spite of having Danny Brabin sent off in the 65th minute. They led 2-0 at half time through a Jordan Bentham own goal and an opportunist strike from Alex Killeen, the outstanding player on the park who covered every blade of grass. That said, Charnock Richard had plenty of possession and the opportunity to get on the score sheet.

Charnock were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage after Brabin’s dismissal although Rob Wilson pulled one back for them on 80 minutes only for Luke Howarth and Ross Farrington to bag late goals for the Bolton club and seal their path into the final.

The other semi-final saw Clitheroe, another club in their debut season face the Trophy holders Leyland Albion and it was Clitheroe who triumphed 4-1. Charlie Lloyd got Clitheroe off to a flyer when he put them ahead after 12 minutes but Liam Fielding was on hand to draw Albion level with a crisp strike on 28 minutes. Clitheroe pressed home their advantage with strikes from Eddie Drake on 51 minutes and Ryan Cattermole on the hour. Albion had the opportunity to reduce the arrears when they were awarded a penalty but Clitheroe keeper Josh Pomfret made an impressive save and Oliver Stirzaker wrapped up the scoring with Clitheroe’s fourth in the 86th minute.

The football produced by these four well coached teams was a credit to the league and the players and match officials are to be complimented on their performances in the blustery and difficult conditions.

The Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy is scheduled to be played at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge on Wednesday 25 March 2015, kick off 7.30pm.

AFC Ingol showed that they have no intention of loosening their grip on the top of the premier division as the beat Acregate Lane LC 4-1 on the Desso with goals from Lydon Hodgkiss, James Morley (2) and Matt Stoney, Saul Hamer and Nick Ormson scored for Acregate. Plungington Celtic warmed up for their LFA Sunday Trophy semi-final on Wednesday with a 4-3 win at in form BAC Continental Casuals. Ged Smith, Marc Mullan Conal Platt and Adam Thomas netted for Plungington, Andrew Birch, Ken Gaskill and Josh Westwood scored for Conti. AFC Longridge went down 5-3 at home to New Farington House with Joe Melling, Jake Hollis and Andrew Round getting their goals.

The only game in division 1 saw leaders Ashton Villa win 4-1 at Wrea Green thanks to a Stephen Dickinson hat trick and a Daz Green strike with Matt Bradley on target for Wrea Green. The three games in division 3 all resulted in away wins, BAE Warton won their first game since 28 August by 4-2 at Preston Guild, Southport Vulcan won 7-0 at Sir Tom Finney and Vernon Sports won 5-1 at Tarleton Corinthians.

Langho beat Hurst Green 3-0 in youth red, Chipping won 5-2 at Aspull and Euxton Villa beat Ribble Wanderers 3-0 in youth white whist the two games in youth green finished all square, Kirkham and Penwortham drew 1-1 and the Poulton v Thornton Cleveleys game drew 2-2.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday March 1, 2015
Youth Trophy Semis at the Arena are ON

Today’s Youth Trophy semi-finals at the UCLan Sports Arena are ON.

Bolton Lads & Girls Club vCharnock Richard
ClitheroevLeyland Albion

They should be two cracking games, why not down and watch some of our top youth sides.

Eamonn McNamara.

Friday February 27, 2015
Preston & South Ribble Parks are OFF this Weekend

Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015.

Both Councils have said that the heavy rain during week had left their pitches either waterlogged or very wet and it would be inadvisable to play on them this weekend. As a consequence, no matches will take place on the following parks;

Preston City Parks

  • Frenchwood Park
  • Moor Park
  • Ribbleton Park
  • London Rd Athletic Track
  • Mill Lane
  • Station Lane, Barton
  • Tanterton
  • South Ribble Parks

  • Gregson Lane Recreation Ground
  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Much Hoole Recreation Ground
  • Penwortham Holme (Central Venue)
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Walmer Bridge
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Eamonn McNamara.

    Wednesday February 25, 2015
    Plungington Semi-final Postponed

    The LFA Sunday Trophy semi-final Boars Head Thistle v Plungington Celtic, which was due to be played tonight has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

    The fixture will now be played on Wednesday 4th March at AFC Blackpool, Jepson Way, Blackpool, FY4 5DY, kick-off 7.30pm.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Tuesday February 24, 2015
    League Officials receive Charter Standard Award

    l-r, John Treacy, Nikki Nye, Eamonn McNamara, Ged Carberry and Alan Robinson

    Three members of the League Management Committee were guests of Preston North End FC prior to their game with Scunthorpe United last Saturday to receive the Leagues FA Charter Standard Award.

    League Chairman Eamonn McNamara, League Secretary Nikki Nye and League President Ged Carberry were joined by Alan Robinson, the Lancashire Football Association (LFA) representative for this area and John Treacy the LFA Football Development Officer.

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    Top premier division club New Farington House FC are looking for a new secretary for the 2015-16 season. If you are interested in helping this go ahead club, please contact:
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    The following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal;

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    A total of 64 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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    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.


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    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 .

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    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.

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    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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