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Thursday February 22, 2018
Parks are ON this Weekend

Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have allowed play on their pitches this weekend Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2018, subject to the decision of the match referee.

However, the Parks Department and the Leagues request that referees and club officials take a responsible attitude and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit.

Eamonn McNamara.


Thursday February 22, 2018
Deadline Day - Wednesday 28 February 2018

Club officials and players are reminded of League rule 8 (J) which states:

A player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 28 February except by special permission of the Management Committee.

No registrations or transfers will be processed after 6.00pm on 28 February.

Eamonn McNamara.


Tuesday February 20, 2018
BAE Warton & Padiham meet at the County Ground on Sunday

The BAE Warton v Padiham LFA U18s Youth Cup Semi-final, which has been postponed for the past five Sundays will go ahead on the 3G pitch at the County Ground, Leyland on Sunday 25 February, kick off 11.00am.

These postponements, which were no fault of the two clubs, have nevertheless caused us all sorts of problems with our youth fixtures and domestic cup programmes. We have had to postpone our Syndicate Cup Youth Cup semi-finals which were scheduled for Sunday 25 February as neither BAE or Padiham have been able to play the respective quarter-final ties.

Thanks to the sterling efforts of League Secretary Nikki Nye and the co-operation of both clubs we should get this long outstanding semi played this weekend. Whoever wins will face Winstanley Warriors in an all Lancashire Sunday League Final which reinforces the strength in depth of our Youth Section.

Eamonn McNamara.


Sunday February 18, 2018
Presidents Cup Final for Southport & Ainsdale and Walton Athletic

AFC Longridge (red) v Walton Athletic - Presidents Cup semi-final


Southport & Ainsdale A (stripes) v Walton - Presidents Cup semi-final

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The rain and misery of the past six weeks evaporated this morning as we got down to the business of playing football. Everyone that is apart from BAE Warton and Padiham whose LFA U18s Youth Cup semi-final was postponed for the fifth successive week and it is now causing all sorts of problems in the Youth Section.

However, the sun shone brightly for Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs and Walton Athletic who won their respective Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup semi-finals and they will now meet in the final at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge on Wednesday 21 March, weather permitting.

The Southport & Ainsdale A v Walton game started at a blistering pace and it took just 3 minutes for Joe Entwistle to open the scoring for Walton with a superb long-range goal, expertly volleyed past the keepers outstretched hands. Southport quickly responded with a long-range effort of their own when Kevin Edgar's low and hard free kick beat all the defenders and the Walton keeper to level the score.

A period of more settled play saw these two physical teams unable to break the deadlock until some good passing play from Walton saw James McIver regain the lead for Walton on 30 minutes. However, their joy was short lived when referee Phil Ryan awarded a penalty to Southport which was dispatched by Kevin Edgar to level the scores. A neat passing move and finish enabled Chris Bates to give Southport a 3-2 lead at the interval.

After the restart the game looked like going either way with both teams attacking at full stretch, but it took until the 80th minute for Daniel Boden to add Southport’s fourth before they added a fifth through an OG in the dying stages of the game.

The other semi-final between AFC Longridge and Walton Athletic, two division 1 sides who know pretty much that there is to know about each other and a tight game was to be expected and that is exactly what we got. Walton started the brighter with the speed of Neil Byrne up front causing problems for the AFC Longridge defense. Peter Williams was supporting well from midfield and on 17 minutes he was given the opportunity to give Walton the lead after receiving a square pass from Byrne.

AFC Longridge started to play some neat football, but a well organised Walton Athletic defense remained strong and determined. With both teams cancelling each other out it was difficult to see where the next goal would come from. A late flurry of activity by Longridge saw their keeper Ste Tyson going upfield on many occasions and their pressure nearly paid off in the dying minutes when a Longridge free kick Longridge was fisted away by the Walton keeper, unfortunately for him the ball rebounded off a defender and just as Longridge thought they'd equalised David Grzwyna (Walton’s captain) made a goal line clearance. With seconds to go the ball fell to Liam Grimshaw and he rounded the keeper before finishing in style to give Walton Athletic a 2-0 win a place in the Final.

A solitary goal by Oliver Muir was enough to give Foxhall a 1-0 home win against Haslingden St Marys and a place in the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup where they will meet either AFC Fylde or Garstang. The first round of the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy produced wins for Coppull United 4-0 at Appley Bridge Reds, Burscough Dynamo who beat Euxton Corinthians 2-1, Penwortham Town won 5-4 away at Lostock St Gerards Blues and Wyre Villa beat Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs 4-1.

Premier division leaders Hunters were held 2-2 at home by second placed Ingol Rangers, Acregate Lane LC beat AFC Ingol 5-4, Theatre Boys beat Springfields 3-1 and Tanterton and Ashton on Ribble drew 1-1. Warton recovered from six successive defeats to beat Tulketh United 3-0, Bolton County beat Whittle Wanderers 8-0 and Wyresdale Rangers won 1-0 at Worden Rangers. Division 2 leaders Arkwrights beat Leyland Orient 8-2 but second placed Vernon Sports kept up the pressure with 3-2 win against Earnshaw Bridge. The division 3 game between Sir Tom Finney and Kingsfold was abandoned after 66 minutes following a serious injury to a Kingsfold player with the score 3-1 to Finneys.

Bolton County beat Aspull 7-1 and Winstanley Warriors won 2-0 at Lostock St Gerards in youth division red, Eccleston & Heskin beat Broughton Amateurs 4-2 at the UCLan Arena in youth division white and the first back-to-back games were played in youth division blue where Chorley Wanderers lost 2-1 to Tarleton Corinthians in the first game and 2-0 in the second. Penwortham St Teresas played Leyland BTR twice winning the games 1-0 and then 3-0.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.


Friday February 16, 2018
Parks are ON this Weekend

Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have allowed play on their pitches this weekend Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February 2018, subject to the decision of the match referee.

However, the Parks Department and the Leagues request that referees and club officials take a responsible attitude and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit.

Eamonn McNamara.


Monday February 12, 2018
Syndicate Trust Cup Draws

The draws for the semi-finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup, Presidents Cup & Youth Cup plus the Youth Trophy (Round 2) were made at the League Meeting on Monday 12 February by Linda Paylor of Poppy-Mai FC, a prospective new youth club for next season.

As expected the Challenge Cup produced two tasty ties with Acregate Lane meeting the holders Ingol Rangers whilst League Champions Hunters face division 1 leaders Bolton Lads & Girls Club.

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Semi-finals
Games to be played at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday 11 March 2018.

Acregate Lane LC vIngol Rangers
HuntersvBolton Lads & Girls Club

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup Semi-finals
Games to be played at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday 18 February 2018.

AFC Longridge vWalton Athletic
WaltonvSouthport & Ainsdale Amateurs

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup Semi-finals
Games to be played at Fulwood Amateurs FC on a date to be decided.

BAE Warton or Lostock St Gerards vWinstanley Warriors or Padiham
AFC Fylde or GarstangvHaslingden St Marys or Foxhall

Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy - 2nd Round
Games to be played on a date to be decided.

Broughton Amateurs v Aspull
Chorley Wanderersv Fleetwood Town Rangers
Winstanley Warriors RedsvWyre Villa or Southport & Ainsdale A
Eccleston & Heskin v Lancon
Leyland BTR v Southport
Penwortham St Teresasv Penwortham Town or Lostock St Gerards Blues <
Burscough Dynamo or Euxton Villa v Bolton County
Appley Bridge Reds or Coppull Unitedv Poulton

Eamonn McNamara.




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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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Forward looking for a club

Jarrad Cullinane who has recently moved to Preston (attending UCLan) is looking for a club. He is 6'7" and plays upfront.
Contact Jarrad on 07513 107077.

Goalkeeper Wanted

Open Age club Kingsfold FC (division 3) who are based in Penwortham need a goalkeeper.
Contact: Robbie Cole (Manager) on 07969 798518.

Kits for Uganda

The 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)
AFC Longridge
Ashton Villa (3 kits)
London Victoria
Preston City
Lostock St Gerards
(6 kits)
Tanterton (6 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 (8 kits)
Longridge Town
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)

A total of 97 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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Referees

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 BAC Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JP, 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.

Physical Training: 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 David McNamara 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.

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