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AFC Ingol at the summit
Ribbleton Wanderers (blue) v Southport Vulcan - Division 3
Southport Vulcan hotshots, Drew Lewis (left) & Thomas Mahamotho
It’s the changing of the guard at the top of the premier division as AFC Ingol beat the champions Plungington Celtic 3-1 at the Sports Arena to head the premier division table for the first time this season. The Ingol lads lead the table for several weeks last season but their challenge eventually petered out and they finished in third place. Who knows what this season will bring but the club are firing on all cylinders with a place in the fourth round of the LFA Sunday Trophy and they are also in the quarter finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup.
James Morley bagged two for AFC Ingol with leading scorer Brad Carsley getting the other, Adam Thomas netted for Plungington. Ingol Rangers with a game in hand have the chance of reclaiming top spot but their cause wasn’t helped this morning when BAC Continental Casuals beat them 4-2, a result which takes Conti up to third place and they are the form team in the division with only one defeat this term and that was back on 28 August. AFC Longridge beat Euxton Corinthians 8-0, New Farington House won 3-1 at Fulwood East End and New Longton Rovers beat AFC Brigg 5-2.
Shawes maintained the lead at the top of division 3 with a 5-2 win at Westhoughton whilst Southport Vulcan climb into second spot after their 6-0 win at Ribbleton Wanderers. The Southport team have won their last seven league games and they have a potent strike force in Drew Lewis and Thomas Mahamotho who were both on target this morning. Lewis (3), Mahamotho, Danny Hennigan and Patrick Doyle scored the goals. Leyland Orient slipped to third place after their 5-5 draw with Tarleton Corinthians at Worden Park, Vernon Sports beat Fulwood Park Rangers 7-0, Gregson Lane won 4-1 at Preston Guild and Sir Tom Finney got back to winning ways with a 3-2 result against BAE Warton.
No change at the top of division 1 where the top three all won, Ashton Villa beat Springfields 7-2, Tanterton won 3-0 at Preston South End and Grange beat Wrea Green 9-0 with hat tricks from Gary Basterfield and David Wane. Theatre Boys beat Wyresdale Rangers 8-1 and Brigg won 3-1 at Walton Athletic.
Plenty of goals in division 2 where Wilbraham Wanderers are the new leaders on goal difference from Hesketh Bank who didn’t play today, Wanderers beat Albrighton 7-1 with Oliver Evans getting a hat trick, Hesketh United won 8-6 at Euxton Bolts, Warton Typhoons won 5-4 at Worden Rangers and Ashton on Ribble drew 3-3 with Waverley.
Ramsbottom United won the battle at the top of Youth Division Red by winning 4-0 at Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Langho won 4-0 at Longridge ton and Clitheroe beat Astley & Buckshaw. Chipping won 4-1 at Kirkham Blues in Youth Division White, Coppull United beat Aspull and New Longton Rovers drew 2-2 with Fishwick Rangers.
Leyland Albion still lead Youth Division Blue but they were beaten 6-1 by Southport at Edgehill this morning, Southport Trinity beat Leyland BTR 6-0, Charnock Richard won 3-2 at Lostock Hall SC and Bamber Bridge won 4-0 at Tarleton Corinthians. Hats off to Broughton Amateurs who beat Poulton 6-2 to record their first win of the season in Youth Division Green, Andy Crossthwaite scored a hat-trick, Thomas Hampson (2) and Darren Cobban were on target with Harry Clueit, Alex Cartwright and Harry Whetton replying for Poulton. Thornton Cleveleys beat Lytham St Annes YMCA 5-1.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Tuesday November 11, 2014
Quarter-final draw for LFA U18s Youth Cup
The draw for the quarter-finals of the LFA Under-18s Youth Cup guarantees the League will have two teams in the semi-finals with the possibility of a third.
Ramsbottom United will face Hurst Green (both Youth Division Red) and Thornton Cleveleys (Youth Division Green) will meet Lostock St Gerards (Youth Division Blue). Southport (Youth Division Blue) have been drawn at home to AFC Fylde whilst the final tie sees Daisy Hill playing Ashton Athletic.
The draw was made at the LFA HQ by County Welfare Officer Neil Yates and the games will be played on Sunday 30 November 2014.
Sunday November 9, 2014
New Farington House end Vernon Sports Cup Run
A minutes silence observed with great respect by teams & officials
Team captains & match officials all wearing poppies before the New Farington v Vernon Sports cup match
Remembrance Sunday was observed with a minutes silence at all our games this morning with the majority of teams and referees wearing commemorative poppies in respect for the fallen.
Vernon Sports odyssey in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup came to a juddering halt this morning at Kingsfold, Penwortham when they were beaten 6-2 by premier division New Farington House. But manager Chris Moon and Steve Turton can be proud of their division 3 side who were relegated last term but are now third in their division and are unbeaten in the league since 14 September.
It was always going to be a big ask for Vernons against a New Farington side who have had an indifferent start to the season but who have the players to turn it on when required. That said it took them 23 minutes to break the deadlock via a header from captain Ryan Broomhead but after that the result was pretty much assured. Michael Hindle (2), Andrew Leggett, Byron Andrew and Steven Longworth got the other New Farington goals with David Cookson and William Jackson replying for Vernons.
Acregate Lane are through to the semi-finals after their 3-2 win against Unicorn at Ribbleton Park, Plungington Celtic ran out 6-1 winners against AFC Longridge at the Arena and AFC Ingol had a comprehensive 6-3 win over division 1 leaders Ashton Villa, also at the Arena.
Today was the 4th round of the LFA Under18s Youth Cup with no less than 10 of our youth sides playing in the last 16 of the competition. Three of the ties were all Lancashire Sunday League with Southport winning 7-0 at Euxton Villa, Ramsbottom United winning 9-1 at New Longton Rovers and Thornton Cleveleys beating Penwortham 5-2.
Hurst Green travelled to Bispham JFF and won 5-0, Lostock St Gerards won 3-1 at Fulledge College but Charnock Richard lost 3-2 on penalties at Daisy Hill after the scores being level 1-1 after 90 minutes and Bolton Lads & Girls Club went down 5-3 at Ashton United. Nevertheless our youth clubs have done us proud with five of them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.
The two premier division games ended with BAC Continental beating AFC Brigg 2-0 and New Longton Rovers winning 5-0 at Euxton Corinthians. Tanterton’s excellent run in division 1 saw them beat Springfields 5-0 and they are now joint leaders of the division with Grange who didn’t play today. Wrea Green beat Gregson Lane Wanderers 4-1 and move into third spot, Walton Athletic won 3-2 at Wyresdale Rangers and Theatre Boys beat Brigg 4-2.
Hesketh Bank lead division 2 after their 3-0 win against Waverley at Moor Park, Albrighton were held 2-2 by Ashton on Ribble, Frenchwood beat South Ribble 1-0, St Theresas beat Worden Rangers 4-1, Warton Typhoons beat Hesketh United 4-3 and Wilbraham Wanderers beat Euxton Bolts. Shawes still lead division 3 after winning 6-2 at Sir Tom Finney, Leyland Orient’s good run continued with a 6-3 win at BAE Warton, Tarleton Corinthians won 6-2 at Gregson Lane and Ribbleton Wanderers were the fourth away team in the division to hit six when they beat Westhoughton 6-5. Fulwood Park Rangers beat Preston Guild 3-2.
Langho beat AFC Darwen 2-0 in Youth Division Red, Fishwick Rangers beat Kirkham Blues 4-0 and Coppull United won 7-0 at Ribble Wanderers in Youth Division Blue. Lostock Hall SC won 3-1 at Leyland BTR in Youth Division White where Southport Trinity and Tarleton Corinthians drew 1-1. The two games in Youth Division White saw Springfields win 2-0 at Kirkham and Lytham St Annes YMCA beat Poulton 4-0.
In an interesting footnote to this morning’s games, fixtures boss John Gilgrass reported that the Longridge United v Clitheroe game in Youth Division Red was the first game to be called off this season because of the weather……and that is some sort of record.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Tuesday November 4, 2014
Remembrance Sunday - 9th November 2014
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 9th November 2014.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Tuesday November 4, 2014
Our clubs kept apart in the LFA Sunday Trophy
The League will have 5 clubs playing in the 4th Round (last 16) of the LFA Sunday Trophy and none of them have been drawn together
Ingol Rangers were the first team out of the hat and they will meet Blackhurst Bud (Blackpool) at UCLAN Sports Arena. AFC Ingol are also at home at the Arena to Whinney Hill from the Blackburn Sunday League and Unicorn will meet Blackpool outfit Boars Head at Higher Walton.Plungington Celtic will have to hit the road yet again, this time to meet Rochdalians who beat BAC Continental Casuals in the last round and our division 1 survivors Ashton Villa have the difficult task of travelling to last year’s finalists Littleborough. The full draw is;
Ties to be played on Sunday 23 November 2014
Tuesday November 4, 2014
Yet more ‘Kits for Uganda’
Ugandan flag - Ugandan lads wearing one of our old kits
Our appeal to clubs to let us have their old kits to be sent to Uganda is still going strong with a magnificent 62 kits being donated by our clubs to date. Penwortham Town FC (6 kits) and Ribbleton Wanderers FC (2 kits) being the latest clubs to support the appeal.
The kits are collected by local referee Mike Salisbury who delivers them to the headquarters of the charity Teams4U based in Wrexham and they are then taken out to Uganda and distributed to the schools where they are gratefully received.
Teams4U was set up by Dave Cooke, who has over 20 years’ experience working within international relief and development and in 2006 Dave founded Teams4U to enable many others to be able to have the opportunity and experience of working with and supporting vulnerable children and their families.
Teams4U has since expanded in several different countries, supporting various different projects through partnerships with local individuals and organisations such as the Lancashire Sunday Football League.
Dave Cooke said, “I am eternally gratefully to the Lancashire Sunday Football League and its clubs for their support. We get the vast majority of our kits from your league and they go to kids who have nothing and who cannot thank you enough so I’m thanking you on their behalf”.
League Chairman Eamonn McNamara said, “A huge thank you to every club who has donated kits to this excellent charity, it is great to know that they are finding a good home and helping those less fortunate than us. If you have an old kit that you can donate, please get in touch with me”.
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