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Sunday November 16, 2014
AFC Ingol at the summit

Ribbleton Wanderers (blue) v Southport Vulcan - Division 3

Southport Vulcan hotshots, Drew Lewis (left) & Thomas Mahamotho

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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.

Daisy Hill v Ashton Athletic
Ramsbottom United vHurst Green
Southportv AFC Fylde
Thornton CleveleysvLostock St Gerards

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.

Eamonn McNamara.

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

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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:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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;

AFC Additions v Morris Dancers
AFC Ingol v Whinney Hill
Clifton Arms v Mill Hill
Ingol Rangersv Blackhurst Bud
Littleborough v Ashton Villa
New Gardeners v Southport & Ainsdale
Rochdalians vPlungington Celtic
Unicorn v Boars Head

Ties to be played on Sunday 23 November 2014

Eamonn McNamara.

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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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
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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

Goalkeeper Wanted

Wilbraham Wanderers, who play at Moor Park and are currently second in division 2, require a goalkeeper.
Contact: John McNair (manager) on 01772 497226.

Ramsbottom United FC

Due to long term injuries, Ramsbottom United (Youth Division Red)need a central midfield player.
Contact: Mark Whitaker (Manager) on 07931 252655.

Broughton Amateurs FC

Broughton Amateurs FC (Youth Division Green) seek an experienced striker and centre half to join their squad.
Contact: Lee Tannock (Manager)on 07880 540298.

Euxton Villa FC

Euxton Villa FC (Youth Division White) are looking for a midfielder and a forward.
Contact: Lee Curran 01257 413991 (home) or 07552 387112.

Defenders need a Club

UCLan students Jordan Lomas and Connor Lee-McGarry, both defenders are looking for a City centre club.
Contact: Jordan Lomas on 07814 540825.

Leyland BTR - Coach & Striker Wanted

Leyland BTR (Youth Division Blue), who play at Worden Sports College need a striker and a level 2 coach.
Contact: Dave Hindle (Manager) on 07870 186094.

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 (4 kits)
Longridge Town
Ashton on Ribble
Penwortham Town (10 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)
Ribbleton Wanderers(2 kits)

A total of 62 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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Referee fitness training continues during the summer.

Training will be held from 6.30-7.30pm every Monday evening at Preston Sports Arena during the summer in preparation for the 2013-14 season.

Our weekly fitness sessions with the excellent facilities on offer at the Arena and the support group atmosphere is something very positive which the Society offers.

Organiser Paul Marsden said, "I would particularly appeal to any members who perhaps do not currently attend Society meetings for whatever reason to give the fitness sessions a go as I assure you that you will find it a very good way of getting involved, it will benefit your refereeing.

If you are interested in coming down either next week or in the future, please contact Paul Marsden via e-mail .

Referees Wanted

Referees are needed to ensure that games in the local leagues have a qualified official.

Is this something that would interest you? - if so we can help you get started and we will support you through the Referees Society training programme.

Referees come in all shapes and sizes, young and old, male and female and if you love the beautiful game we can find a place for you. Ex-players are particularly welcome.

If you are interested and would like more information, please give Jim Bryson a call on 01772 700997.

FA Referees Fitness Guide

Referees are asked to read the attached Fitness Guide.

The FA, LFA & RA encourage all referees to attend their local Society Fitness Sessions, which are held each Monday evening at Preston Arena. Details above.

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