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Thursday September 3, 2015
Celebrating 50 Years of Local Football in Preston

Well known Preston football man Wilf Riley has arranged an event at the Ale Emporium, 53a Fylde Road, Preston on Friday 9 October 2015, starting at 6.00pm to celebrate 50 years of local football in the City from 1965-2015.

The England v Estonia game is on TV at 8.00pm and a hotpot will be served at half time. The event is open to everyone who loves and who has played the beautiful game and ex-players and referees from the Preston & District League, Preston Catholic League, Preston Churches League and the Lancashire Sunday League will be present to reminisce on old times and “how much better the game was then”.

Wilf asks that if you have any memorabilia (medals, photos, news cuttings) from your football days you bring them along to show the assembled masses. A token £5.00 will be charged for the evening to cover the hotpot and Wilf is looking for people to sponsor the event with an individual donation and he has received a number to date.

To order a ticket or for further information, please contact Wilf on Preston 336257 or e-mail Wilf Riley

Eamonn McNamara.

Wednesday September 2, 2015
Draw for the next rounds of the Challenge & Youth Cups

AFC Ingol - Challenge Cup Holders ...........Southport FC - Youth Cup Holders

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup - First Round
Holders: AFC INGOL

Adlington AFC vHesketh Bank
FrenchwoodvSir Tom Finney
Fulwood Park Rangersv Vernon Sports
Penwortham Townv St Theresas
Preston Victoriav Digmoor
Southport Vulcanv Tulketh United
Tanterton vBolton Lads & Girls Club
Theatre Boys vSpringfields
Warton Typhoons vAshton on Ribble
Whittle Wanderers vWorden Rangers

Ties to be played on Sunday 13 September 2015, kick off 11.00am

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup - Preliminary Round

AFC Fylde Academy vCharnock Richard
Astley Bridge Storm vRibble Wanderers
Atherton TownvNorth Lancs DC
Broughton Amateursv Blackpool South
Clitheroe v Thornton Cleveleys
Coppull United vCoppull United Blues
Fleetwood Youth vKirkham Blues
Fulwood Amateursv New Longton Rovers YFC
Hurst GreenvSouthport
Lostock Hall SC v Poulton
Lytham Town vGarstang
Northgate vAspull
Ribbletonv Euxton Villa
Sir Tom Finney YFCv Astley & Buckshaw
Tarleton Corinthians YFC v Croston
Walmer Bridge vLostock St Gerards

Ties to be played on Sunday 13 September 2015, kick off 11.00am

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday August 30, 2015
New Farington set the pace in the Prem

New Farington House are the early leaders in the Premier Division

Before the season started most people would have put their money on AFC Ingol dominating with Ingol Rangers in the wings and pressure from BAC Continental Casuals, Unicorn and New Farington House who can never be discounted and what do we find after the first few games.

New Farington head the table with two wins having beaten New Longton Rovers 6-3 today and they are joined on 6 points by AFC Longridge who have recovered from a 9-1 drubbing by Ingol Rangers in their opening fixture to win their next two games against AFC Ashwood and beating Ashton Villa 3-1 today. Acregate Lane beat their new neighbours AFC Ashwood 5-2 at BAC Samlesbury and Grange are unbeaten after two games following a very creditable 3-3 draw with BAC Continental Casuals this morning.

Unicorn produced the eye catching result with a 5-1 win at the home of treble winners AFC Ingol who took the lead after two minutes through a Tom Speight penalty. Unicorn levelled after 15 minutes through Andy Richards, Matty Moss made in 2-0 on 22 mins and Jordan Murdoch beat three players en route to scoring the goal of the game four minutes later. Richie and Murdoch added further strikes to make the final score 5-1.

Springfields head division 1 with two wins after beating Walton Athletic 4-2 this morning; Barry Pryce nabbed a hat trick for Brigg in their 6-1 win over Gregson Lane Wanderers. Hesketh Bank and Theatre Boys settled for a 3-3 draw whilst Waverley won 3-0 at Worden Rangers.

One team enjoying a renaissance is Fulwood Park Rangers who sit proudly at the top of division 2 with maximum points from their first two games; today they won 5-3 away at Westhoughton. Leyland Orient beat Preston Guild 3-2 and Vernon Sports won 3-1 away at Ashton on Ribble.

With so many new clubs in division 3 it will take time for a pattern to emerge but already two clubs Chorley Saints and Penwortham Town have won their opening two league games. Saints beat Whittle Wanderers 2-0 thanks to goals from Matt Holder and George Peprah whilst Tom Furniss (2) and Jack Wilson were on target for Penwortham in their 3-0 win against Walton.

Digmoor who won 6-1 at BAE Warton look a very useful outfit and Tulketh United got off to a flyer with a 5-2 win against Sir Tom Finney at Mill Lane. Adlington AFC are off the mark with a 4-1 win against Rovers and Ribchester Rovers travelled to Tardy Gate to earn a 6-4 win against Kingsfold.

The delayed Challenge Cup preliminary round game saw Southport Vulcan triumph 7-3 at Wyresdale Rangers.

Round up by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday August 28, 2015
Preston Victoria triumph at the County Ground

Preston Victoria (blue) v Walton Athletic - Challenge Cup

Victoria's Lee Ashcroft (9) scores from the spot.

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The eye catching tie in the preliminary round of this season’s Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup between Preston Victoria (Division 2) and Walton Athletic (Division 1) was played on the lush turf of the LFA County Ground on Sunday and Preston Victoria emerged victorious 3-0.

The game was used by the LFA Referees Department as a training exercise for new referee assessors and the League was delighted to co-operate once again. Preston Victoria, known as Shawes FC last season won the double of Division 3 Champions and Presidents Cup winners. Their opponents Walton Athletic have been members of the League for 15 years; they are a model club who invariably give a good account of themselves.

Victoria took the lead through Neil Burns in the 28th minute and they doubled their advantage through a Lee Ashcroft penalty on 38 minutes. Walton’s case wasn’t helped when they had a player dismissed for two yellow cards late in the first half. The irrepressible Lee Ashcroft bagged his second on 70 minutes to complete the scoring and Victoria were also reduced to ten men following an incident in the 85th minute.

Preston Victoria manager Stephen Ham said, “It was great occasion for our lads playing on the magnificent surface at the County ground and I felt that we deserved our win. Walton Athletic are a good strong side and they were worthy opponents”.

The game was an important occasion for young referee George (Fred) Allison who had the eyes of a host of assessors on him studiously watching his every move. LFA Referees Development Officer James Mainwaring said, “This was a testing occasion for Fred Allison. He had a challenging game on his hands with plenty of experienced players in both teams and then he had the added pressure of being scrutinised by the assessors”.

James continued, “Fred gave a very accomplished performance, he certainly impressed all those present and he was ably assisted by the two club linesmen who wore the regulation yellow hi-visibility jackets as per league rules. Fred’s performance was a credit to the Lancashire Sunday Football League and he and the two competing teams made it an excellent occasion for the Lancashire Football Association”.

Report by Eamonn McNamara, photos courtesy of Leanne Cunningham.

Wednesday August 19, 2015
AFC Ingol start their defence of the LFA Sunday Trophy

The LFA Sunday Trophy

LFA Sunday Trophy holders AFC Ingol start their defence of the Trophy with a home tie against Spinners Arms on Sunday 6th September 2015. The draw has been fairly kind to us in as much as there is only one all Lancashire Sunday League clash when Warton Typhoons meet Ingol Rangers.

On the other hand no less than 15 of our clubs were drawn away from home and some of them will face stern tests in this most competitive of competitions, none more so than Grange who travel to Rochdale to meet Littleborough who usually give a good account of themselves in the Trophy.

LFA Sunday Trophy - Round 1

Adam Morris vTanterton
AFC Ingol vSpinners Arms
AFC Swan vGregson Lane Wanderers
Ashton Villav Mark Twain
Brooklyn v Waverley
Ewood Blues vWalton Athletic
Horwich St. Mary's vVernon Sports
Littleborough vGrange
Morris Dancers vAFC Longridge
New Farington House v D Havilland
Olympic vKingsfold
St Theresas v ASC Distinctive Driveways
Real Haydock v AFC Ashwood
Standish United vRibchester Rovers
Stanley Ultras vSouthport (U21)
The Clarendon vPreston Victoria
Theatre Boys v The Hares
Unicorn v Mill Hill (Blackburn)
Upholland v Hesketh Bank
Warton Typhoons v Ingol Rangers

Ties to be played on Sunday 6 September 2015


The following clubs received a bye and will be allocated a league fixture where possible;
Acregate Lane Labour Club
BAC Continental Casuals
New Longton Rovers
Worden Rangers
Wyresdale Rangers

Eamonn McNamara.

Monday August 17, 2015
Wanderer Brian says Goodbye

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnston has stood down as secretary of Gregson Lane Wanderers FC for family reasons after 19 years at the helm and Shaun Wilson is taking over the role for the time being.

The club whose ground is at Gregson Lane, Higher Walton, have been stalwarts of the league for nearly twenty years and they currently play in division 1. Their most memorable season came in 2006-07 when they won the double of division 3 champions and Presidents Cup winners by beating Corinthians FC in a memorable final at Bamber Bridge FC.

Brian Johnson is representative of so many of our club officials who work tirelessly for their clubs and who work to make this league what it is today. In his letter of resignation to League Chairman Eamonn McNamara, Brian said, “It has been a pleasure to be involved in such a well organised and disciplined league which has seen many changes and I would like to congratulate and thank you and your team for making the league what it is today”.

He continued, “I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your team and all the clubs in the Lancashire Sunday Football League the very best for the future”.

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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

Keepers, keepers everywhere

Adlington based, experienced keeper Niall Hazelhurst is looking for a club and he is happy to travel.
Contact Niall on 07973 330733.

Two Goalies Available

Two goalkeepers avaiable to clubs in the League. Mark Kelly (aged 24) lives in Walton-le-Dale and Ben Reuven (aged 26) who is based in Burnley.
Contact: Mark on 07403 261493 and Ben on 07513 348546.

Kingsfold require players

New Open Age club Kingsfold FC who play at Tardy Gate are looking for defenders & forwards.
Contact: Scott Salisbury on 07580 010937.

Two Italian players available

Two Italian lads have moved to the Preston area are looking for a club, one is a defender and the other a midfielder. They don't have a car so a centrally based club would be ideal.
Contact: Alessandro Sogni on 07490 429561 or Lorenzo Simonettiro on 07490 431629.

Adlington AFC looking for Players

League newcomers Adlington AFC who play in division 3 are looking for players, particularly forwards.
Contact: Rob Daffern (Manager) on 07702 493459.

Centre-back needed for New Longton Youth Team

New Longton Rovers Youth team, who play their home games at Longton, need a Centre Back to compliment last seasons squad.
Contact: Jimmy Jones (Manger) on 07557 857975.

Goalkeeper Available

Chorley based Dean Atherton who can play in goal or outfield is available and he is eligible to play for either a Youth or Open Age team.
Contact Dean on 07460 741914.

Northgate Youth looking for Friendlies

New youth club Northgate FC (Youth Green) are looking for friendlies, home or away.
Contact: Matthew Isherwood on 07832 918152.

Walmer Bridge Youth Team

Walmer Bridge FC who play on the newly refurbished pitch at Marsh Lane, Longton are looking for players for their U18 team.
Contact: Joe Goggin on 07789 680752.

Vernon Sports FC

Vernon Sports FC (Div 2) who play at Vernon Carus Sports Ground, Penwortham are looking for players.
Contact: Steve Turton on 07540 842706 or Chris Moon 07790 363901.

Northgate need Players

Northgate (Youth Division Green)who are located in Morecambe and train at the Globe Arena need outfield players.
Contact: Peter Banks (Manager) 07832 918152.

Centre midfielder Available

Centre midfielder Mike Kenyon is new to the area and is looking for a club.
Contact Mike on 07730 479581.

Penwortham Town Under13s

Penwortham Town U13s need a defender and midfielder for next season.
Contact: Keith Jackson (Manager) on 07800 0645072.

Lostock Hall SC

Charter Standard Youth Team Lostock Hall SC who play their home games at Tardy Gate, need players and an Assistant Manager.
Contact: Mark O'Mahoney on 07763 018445.

Broughton Amateurs FC

Youth team Broughton Amateurs FC, who play their home games at Broughton are looking for players and also for friendly games. If interested;
Contact: Lee Tannock on 07880 540298.

Ribbleton need Youth Players

Charter Standard youth team Ribbleton FC who will play their home games on Moor Park need additional players.
Contact: Phil Salthouse on 07703 297286.

Midfielder Available

Midfielder Fraser Faulkner who lives in Lea is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Fraser on 07896 956965.

Kits for Uganda

The following clubs have donated kits and equipment to our Uganda Appeal;

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 (12 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)
Altrincham FC, SKkits (2 kits)
AFC Ashwood (2 kits)

A total of 70 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.

Club Events

5-a-Side Pitches for Hire

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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