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Season starts on Sunday 21st August 2016 for Open Age teams and on Sunday 4th September 2016 for Youth teams.

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Monday August 22, 2016
Clubs set off on the LFA Sunday Trophy trail


Our clubs will set off on the LFA Sunday Trophy trail on Sunday 4th September 2016 with last year’s finalists Ingol Rangers travelling to meet The Saddle FC. The draw has been unusually kind to us as none of our clubs have been drawn to play each other and just 10 clubs having to travel.

LFA Sunday Trophy - Round 1

Acregate Lane LC v Lane Ends
AFC Jewsons Blackpool vVernon Sports
AFC Longridgev Highfield Grange
Bamber Bridge Townv GL Taskers
Bolton Lads & Girls Clubv Southport FC U21
Chequer Lane -vKingsfold
Frenchwoodv Rhoden Inn
Grange v Free Trade Tavern
Heywood St James vWorden Rangers
Littleborough v Wyresdale Rangers
New Longton Rovers v Accrington Old Boys
Olympic AFC v Warton
ParksidevMorris Dancers
Preston Victoria v Queen Anne
Ribbleton Wanderers vBrown Cow Olympic
Rosehill v New Farington House
The Crown vTarleton Corinthians
The Saddle v Ingol Rangers
Trawden Venue v Ashton On Ribble
Tulketh United vPrestley
Walmersley Conservative Club vTheatre Boys
Walton v Oswaldtwistle Immanuel

Ties to be played on Sunday 4 September 2016

The following clubs received a bye and will be allocated a league fixture where possible;
AFC Ingol
Ashton Villa
Gregson Lane Wanderers
St Theresas

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday August 21, 2016
Walton Athletic hit Tanterton for 6

Grange (red) v New Farington House - Premier Division

Walton (orange) v Ribbleton Wanderers - Challenge Cup

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Walton Athletic started life in the top flight with a thumping 6-3 away win at Tanterton thanks to goals from John Skinner, Daniel Schuyler, Mark Jemmett, Rob Hand and Anthony Ashton (2) with Mututu Chilufya (2) and Michael Parry on target for Tanterton. Grange got their season off to a flyer with a 2-0 win against New Farington House courtesy of a brace from Danny Houghton.

A Ged Morris strike earned Acregate Lane LC the points against Ashton Villa and Hunters (formerly Unicorn) made a statement with their 4-0 away win at AFC Ingol through goals from Sam Farrow, Dee Edmonds, Andrew Richards and Adam Clare. Champions Ingol Rangers had to settle for a 3-3 draw with New Longton Rovers.

Walton beat Ribbleton 3-2 in an entertaining Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup preliminary round game at Moor. Nick Bentham, Matthew Alty and Connor Moffatt scored for Walton with Wanderers goals coming from Rick Atkinson Snr. and an own goal. AFC Longridge put last season’s woes behind them with a 4-3 win against Sir Tom Finney, Bamber Bridge Town beat Earnshaw Bridge 3-2 in the clash of the new boys and Bolton Lads & Girls beat Gregson Lane 3-1.

Warton (formerly Warton Typhoons) won 3-2 away at Fulwood Park Rangers, Gregson Wane Wanderers beat Tarleton 5-2 and Penwortham Town edged it 4-3 against Chorley Saints. Tarleton Corinthians and Adlington finished 1-1 with Adlington winning 4-3 on penalties and Theatre Boys beat BAE Warton 2-1. New Boys Arkwrights had an excellent 3-2 win away at Tulketh United, Ashton on Ribble won 9-3 at Westhoughton, Leyland Orient beat Whittle Wanderers 5-2, New boys Wilbraham won 2-1 away at division 1 side Worden Rangers and Wyresdale Rangers were far too strong for St Theresas winning 8-0.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Thursday August 18, 2016
Acregate Lane LC score for Heartbeat

Acregate Lane secretary Alex Ross (left) presents the cheque to League Treasurer Dave Carlisle

Acregate Lane Labour Club (premier division) played the Acregate Lane Old Boys at UCLan Sports Arena in July to raise money for the league’s Heartbeat Appeal and have a good time in the process. The less said about the score the better but rumour has it that they stopped counting at 17-4 for the Sunday league lads.

This was a great team effort by everyone at Acregate Lane club which has been our spiritual home for nearly 40 years. The wives & girlfriends (WAGS) were out in force to give their support at the game and to offer their congratulations or commiserations afterwards when it was party time back at the club.

The idea was to have a good time and raise money for Heartbeat and they scored on both counts with £500.00 being raised (thanks to a generous top up by the club committee) and Team Secretary Alex Ross presented the cheque to League Treasurer Dave Carlisle at our August meeting.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday August 16, 2016
Kit washing service available

Here is an opportunity to get your club kit collected, washed and returned to you at a very reasonable price.

The guys who run One Stop Laundry were at the league meeting on Monday 15 August to give details of their service which is being used by a number of clubs from this league and the consensus is that they provide an excellent service.

They will collect the kit from you at a convenient time, wash, dry and fold it with extra softener and freshener applied and return it back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost of £12.50 per kit.

For more details contact Jay on either 07970 352721 or 07960 696666 or e-mail One Stop Laundry

Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday August 3, 2016
New season starts at the County Ground

The new season kicks off on Sunday 21 August with preliminary round games in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup and premier division games.

Two division 2 sides Whittle Wanderers and Leyland Orient will face each other on the pristine surface at the LFA County Ground as their cup match has been selected for the LFA Assessors & Mentors training programme. This is the 16th consecutive season that this League has had the privilege of providing teams for this important occasion. Referee Mark Otto will be in charge and under scrutiny.

Two of our new member clubs Bamber Bridge Town and Earnshaw Bridge will meet at Worden Sports College, new boys Arkwrights will travel to Mill Lane to meet Presidents Cup holders Tulketh United and another new club Wilbraham will face Worden Rangers at Worden Park.

Premier Division new boys Walton Athletic will visit Village Green to renew acquaintances with division 1 champions Tanterton, AFC Ingol host Hunters (formerly Unicorn), Grange face New Farington House and Acregate Lane meet Ashton Villa whilst league champions Ingol Rangers start the defence of their crown at home to New Longton Rovers.

The first League meeting of the new season will be held at Acregate Lane LC on Monday 15 August at 8.00pm. ALL clubs must be represented.

Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday August 3, 2016
Top Awards for Lostock Hall JFC

Local club Lostock Hall JFC are celebrating winning the following three major awards this summer.

  • FA Charter Standard Club of the Year (North West Region) 2016

  • FA Charter Standard Club of the Year (Lancashire) 2016

  • South Ribble Community Club of the Year 2016

    The club comprises of 32 teams plus an academy supplying award winning grassroots juniors football and FA Coaching to over 400 children and young people (from Under 5's to Under 18's) of Lostock Hall, Preston and the surrounding areas.

    Their teams compete in the Mid Lancs Colts League, the Central Lancs Junior League, the West Lancs Girls League, the North Valley & Unity League and the Lancashire Sunday Football League where their youth team play in our Division White.

    They will be presented with their Awards at half time in the Molson Coors Senior Cup Final Everton v Oldham Athletic at the County Ground, Leyland on Wednesday 10 August, kick off 7.30pm.

    Club chairman Darryl Cartwright said, “We are absolutely delighted with these awards which are just reward for all the effort and commitment of our army of coaches and helpers and for the youngsters who love playing for Lostock Hall JFC”.

    The Lancashire Sunday Football League sends its warmest congratulations to the officials, coaches, players and Mums & Dads of this excellent community club. Check out their website here.

    Eamonn McNamara.

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    Mon 10th Oct 16

    Acregate Lane Labour Club, commencing at 8.00pm.


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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

    Forward needs a Club

    Dean Dallman who lives in Broadgate and can play either wing or striker is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Dean on 07904 991895.

    Walmer Bridge FC

    Walmer Bridge FC who play in the youth section are on the lookout for new players.
    Contact: Joe Goggins on 07789 680752.

    Ribbleton Wanderers FC

    Ribbleton Wanderers (div 2) who play at Station Lane, Barton, need midfielders and a striker.
    Contact: Danny Richards on 07724 394156.

    Goalie wanted for Lostock Hall SC

    Lostock Hall SC (Youth Division White need a goalkeeper. They train Monday & Thursday nights 7.15 - 8.30 at Lostock Hall Academy.
    Contact: Mark O'Mahoney on 07763 018445.

    Players required for BAE Warton

    Charter Standard team and Sportsmanship Trophy winners BAE Warton (Div 3) are looking for new players.
    Contact: Tony Barnes on 07860 167545.

    St Theresas looking for Players

    Division 1 side St Theresas who play at Preston College, are looking for players for next season.
    Contact: James McDowell on 07939 596672.

    Oponents for Friendly Required

    New Farington House have been let down and now need opponents for a friendly game this Sunday 7 August. They are looking for a non-premier division team.
    Contact: Stephen Broomhead on 07949 013151.

    Players need a club

    Two mates who live in Preston, goalkeeper Sam Field and centre back Tom Fry are looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact: Sam Field on 07834 729803.

    Vernon Sports looking for Players

    Division 1 side Vernon Sports FC, who play at the excellent Vernon Carus ground are looking for players.
    Contact: Chris Moon 07790 363901 or Steve Turton 07540 842706.

    Defender Scott needs a team

    Defender Scott Marsh has recently moved to Preston and he is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Scott on 07809 454588.

    Striker Needs Club

    Striker Cameron Ashworth (aged 16) from Accrington is looking for a club.
    Contact Cameron via Lee Robinson on 01254 389157.

    Penwortham Town Under11s

    Penwortham Town U11s are looking for players for next season.
    Contact: Jake Oates on 07827 667369.

    Lancon Youth Team

    Lancon youth team, who play at the Police HQ, Hutton are looking for players in all positions.
    Contact: Ian Westby on 07718 054209.

    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 (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 (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 (6 kits)

    A total of 87 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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    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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