Latest NewsTuesday May 24, 2016
Referees celebrate important Promotions.
David McNamara (left) promoted to Level 2B - Andy Sykes promoted to Level 3
Fred Allison (left) and Shaun Taylor are now Level 4 Referees
Four local referees who officiate regularly on the Lancashire Sunday League and who are members of Preston Referees Society are celebrating important promotions up the refereeing ladder.
David McNamara has been promoted to Level 2B (Panel Referee) and he will be refereeing on the Vanarama National League North and acting as 4th Official on the Football League next season. A Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, David is the Lancashire Sunday League Referees Manager and this promotion caps an excellent season which has seen him referee the Lancashire Cup Final Chorley v Lancaster City at the Macron Stadium and the Evo-stik Northern Premier League Play-off Final Spennymoor Town v Northwich Victoria.
Andy Sykes has been promoted to Level 3 making him a Contributory League Referee where he will take charge of games in the Evo-stik Northern Premier League & North West Counties Premier Division and he will be Assistant Referee on the Vanarama National League North. The Deputy Editor at the Blackpool Gazette, Andy was Assistant Referee on the Northern Premier League Play-Off Final Spennymoor Town v Northwich Victoria.
Two of our most promising young officials Fred Allison and Shaun Taylor have been promoted to Level 4, they will be refereeing on the North West pool of Supply League Referees (West Lancashire League Premier Division) and they will be Assistant Referees on the Evo-stik Northern Premier League & North West Counties Premier Division next season.
Sunday May 22, 2016
Bolton Lads & Girls & Southport claim their league Titles
Bolton Lads & Girls Club FC - Champions of Division 3
Southport FC - Champions of Youth Division Red
Bolton Lads & Girls Club claimed the division 3 title by a point from Digmoor in what has been a very competitive division all season. Bolton LG won 3-0 away at third placed Penwortham Town through goals from Cory Ogden (2) and Ansoumane Konde whilst Digmoor beat BAE Warton 4-2 with John Birch and Craig Ryan netting for BAE. Whittle Wanderers won 5-1 away at Kingsfold to finish their maiden season in the league in a respectable fifth place, their scorers today were Darren Webster, Daniel Weston, Martyn Wright (2) and Martin Jones, Leon Bilsborough scored for Kingsfold.
Southport are confirmed as champions of youth division following their 1-0 away win at Astley Bridge Storm thanks to a Dylan Hodkinson goal and the Sandgrounders still have one game to play. Charnock Richard won the local derby at Euxton Villa 2-1 with goals from Jack McLoughlin and Niall Bernie, Ethan Wellington scored for Euxton. Broughton Amateurs wrapped up their season with a 5-0 home win against Walmer Bridge thanks to strikes by Lewis Tannock, Andrew Crossthwaite (2), Daniel Topping and Jaydn King.
League champions Ingol Rangers finished the season in style with a 6-2 win at New Longton Rovers, their goals came from Lee Ashcroft, Peter Wright (2), Jonty McDonald (2) and Tom Mills. John Kirkland and the prolific Shane Oldfield scored for New Longton. Acregate Lane LC and New Farington House played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Leyland BTR ground. Martin Savigar and Ash Ball (2) scored for New Farington, Chris Collins, Scott Hamill and Brett Foy replied for Acregate.
Waverley finished their season with a 4-2 win at Gregson Lane Wanderers and with it the runners up spot in the division 1, Thomas Stevens, George Pennington, Sam Reader and Martyn O’Malley with Waverley goals and Wayne Pickering and Sam Ward replying for Gregson Lane.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
Thursday May 19, 2016
New Date for the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The date of the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been moved forward by 24 hours to TUESDAY 21 June 2016 at Acregate Lane Labour Club, commencing at 8.00pm.
The move is necessary to avoid clashing with the England v Slovakia EURO 2016 game.
Monday May 16, 2016
New Longton Rovers clinch the Youth White Title
New Longton Rovers - Youth Division White Champions
New Longton Rovers are the Youth Division White Champions after emerging victorious in their “winner takes all” clash with Broughton Amateurs at the Longton Victory Playing Fields.
Division White has been a titanic contest all season with Ribbleton, who finished their campaign with 46 points from 20 games, pressing New Longton and Broughton all the way. New Longton started the game on 49 points from 19 games with Broughton having 46 points from 18 games and crucially they had a superior goal difference.
And it was Broughton who drew first blood when after just 6 minutes when Joseph Cook scored with a terrific free kick from 20 yards. New Longton were shaken into action and their pressure paid off when Jack Cattell levelled matters with a close range header on 21minutes and five minutes later Cattell scored his second with a spectacular volley from a New Longton corner.
The game was played at a terrific pace and New Longton were awarded a penalty on 33 minutes when Shaylen Naik was tripped and team captain Dominic Frediani coolly slotted home past the Broughton keeper William Vaughan. The Broughton lads fought back and their efforts were rewarded on 39 minutes when a deep cross from the left was rifled home by Andrew Crossthwaite to make the score 3-2 at the interval.
There was no let-up in the commitment from both sides in the second half but neither team was able to add to the score line. It was a an excellent example of youth football by two well-disciplined and well coached sides and much credit goes to their respective mangers Jimmy Jones of New Longton Rovers and Lee Tannock of Broughton Amateurs. The large, appreciative crowd were thoroughly entertained and there was praise for the match officials referee Fred Allison and his assistants David Thomas and Matt Howarth.
Tuesday May 10, 2016
Invitation to join the League
The Lancashire Sunday Football League is now open to receive applications for membership for season 2016-17 from clubs in the following categories;
If your club is interested in joining the FA League of the Year 2014 in the Adult, Youth or Under21 section, please apply here.
Sunday May 8, 2016
Ingol Rangers crowned League Champions
Warton Typhoons (blue) v Waverley - Div 1
Congratulations to Ingol Rangers who claimed the League title this morning with a 4-0 win at AFC Ashwood whilst any mathematical chance of them being caught evaporated in the May sunshine. The title is a well-deserved reward for the club’s hard working committee who have supported manager Dean Crossen and his team all the way. This is the fourth time that Ingol Rangers have been League Champions having won the title in 1993, 2004 and also in 2007.
The club can look back on a highly successful season which saw them reach the final of the LFA Sunday Trophy only to be beaten by an injury time goal and a league campaign in which they won 13 and drew 3 of their 17 games to date. Dean Crossen has assembled a squad balanced with youth and maturity and it was the old heads who stole the show this morning with John Greenwood scoring one and Lee Ashcroft (an inspired signing if ever there was one) bagging a hat trick.
Grange got back to winning ways with a 4-1 result against New Farington House at Ribbleton Park, Dee Edmonds netted twice for Unicorn in their 2-0 win at Ashton Villa whilst AFC Ingol, whose season started so brightly but petered out without a win in their last seven games, drew 5-5 with New Longton Rovers at the UCLan Arena. Spare a thought for their promising young keeper Luke Simpson who was watching today when he was hit by a ball and he has suffered a fractured wrist.
The big question in division 1 is who is going to join Tanterton in the premier division next season. Two of the prospects, Warton Typhoons and Waverley met at Ballam Rd, Lytham this morning and it was Waverley who took the points with two penalty goals from Ben Graham with the lethal Danny Thompson on target for Typhoons. St Theresas wrapped up their season with a 4-1 win against Brigg and Wyresdale Ranger’s disappointing season ended with a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Gregson Lane Wanderers.
Division 2 champions Preston Victoria signed off with a 5-1 win against Westhoughton and Ashton on Ribble secured third place with a 1-0 win at Ribbleton Wanderers. Bolton Lads & Girls Club edged closer to the division 3 title with a 5-2 win at Warton Typhoons, second placed Digmoor won 2-1 at Walton and Chorley Saints beat Penwortham Town 3-0. Whittle Wanderers, unbeaten in 5 games beat Sir Tom Finney 7-1, Adlington won 3-2 at Ribchester Rovers and Tulketh United beat Kingsfold 4-0.
Astley Bridge Storm and Clitheroe played back-to-back games in youth division red this morning with the first game ending 0-0 and Storm winning the second one 4-1. Coppull United and Hurst Green also played back-to-back games and Coppull move into second spot after winning the first game 1-0 and drawing the second one 1-1. Lostock St Gerards beat Atherton Town 4-1.
New Longton Rovers and Broughton Amateurs are neck and neck at the top of youth division white with both teams on 46 points from 18 games, New Longton won 2-0 at Tarleton Corinthians whilst Broughton had a comfortable win against Sir Tom Finney. Coppull United Blues won 6-1 away at Walmer Bridge. AFC Fylde beat Chipping in the only game played in youth division blue.
Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.
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