Latest NewsMonday 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.
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
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.
They should be two cracking games, why not down and watch some of our top youth sides.
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
South Ribble Parks
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.
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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