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Sunday December 16, 2018
Three games played in Youth Division Blue

Fulwood Amateurs Blues (blue) v Springfields - Youth Division Blue

Jakub Riedel scores Fulwood Amateurs second goal

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Three games played in youth division blue today where BAE Warton consolidated top spot by beating Ribble Wanderers, Fulwood Amateurs Blues moved up to third spot after beating Springfields at Lightfoot Green and Lostock St Gerards beat AC Preston.

Eamonn McNamara.

Friday December 14, 2018
And it’s Goodbye to Jim

LFA Chairman Roger Haydock (left) makes a presentation to Jim Parker

Local football legend Jim Parker has decided to call it a day as he retires after 23 years’ service to the Lancashire Football Association. He started work at the County HQ in 1995 looking after Discipline issues before moving to the Referees Department and finally fulfilling the role of Facilities Manager.

Jim served on the management committee of this League as Referees Manager from 1975 to 1981, having started refereeing in 1972. His refereeing career saw him progress through the local leagues, West Lancashire League and the old Lancashire Combination. He was appointed Assistant Referee on the Football League in 1980 and promoted to Football League Referee in 1985. His last game was the 1995 League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium between Bolton Wanderers and Liverpool where he was the reserve referee.

A popular figure in both football and refereeing circles in the North West, Jim has been inundated with good wishes since announcing his retirement and we send him best wishes from this League.

Eamonn McNamara.

Friday December 14, 2018
Acregate Lane face Crown Paints in LFA Sunday Trophy

Acregate Lane LC will face Crown Paints (Darwen) from the Blackburn Sunday League in the semi-finals of the LFA Sunday Trophy. Crown Paints are currently in second spot in the eight team top division, three points behind the leaders but with three games in hand.

Ribbleton and Bamber Bridge United will play their twice postponed quarter-final at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday 06 January 2019 and whoever wins will meet the winners of the other outstanding quarter-final tie, Eleven Sports Media (Blackpool) v Wigan Wanderers, which will also be played on Sunday 06 January 2019.

The dates and venues for the semi-finals have yet to be announced by the LFA.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday December 11, 2018
Syndicate Trust Cup draws produce some mouth-watering ties

The draws for our four cup competitions were made by Tyrell Smith of Tanterton FC at the League Meeting held at Acregate Lane Labour Club on Monday 10 December 2018.

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup holders Hunters & Ingol Rangers face a tricky tie away at in form Earnshaw Bridge from division 1, Presidents Cup holders Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs travel to division 3 leaders Lostock Hall who are unbeaten and who have disposed of two premier division sides Ashton on Ribble and Ribbleton in this year’s competition.

The eye catching tie in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup sees division 1 leaders Arkwrights at home to Sir Tom Finney who head division 2. The last remaining division 3 side Park United host last year’s finalists Walton Athletic from division 1.

Youth division blue leaders BAE Warton are at home to youth division white leaders Garstang in the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup and there are two all youth division red clashes as Euxton Villa are at home to Padiham and Bolton County travel to Coppull United. With six second round games in the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy to be decided, the draw is dominated by either/or permutations.

The dates for the quarter-finals will be announced early in the New Year.

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup:

AFC Ingol vTulketh United
Earnshaw BridgevHunters & Ingol Rangers
Lostock Hall vSouthport & Ainsdale Amateurs
WaltonvTheatre Boys

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup:

Arkwrights vSir Tom Finney
Park UnitedvWalton Athletic
Penwortham Town vAFC Longridge
Waverley ParkvBlackpool Town

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup:

BAE Warton YFCvGarstang
Coppull UnitedvBolton County
Euxton Villa vPadiham
Ribbleton YFCvWinstanley Warriors Reds

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy:

Fulwood Amateurs or Southport vLayton Lions or Mellor
Lostock St Gerardsv Cadley or Fleetwood Gym
Poulton or Chipping vWinstanley Warriors
Ribble Wanderers or Mill Hill v Haslingden St Marys or Penwortham St Teresas

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday December 9, 2018
Paul Turner fires Acregate into LFA Trophy Semis

Acregate Lane LC beat Highfield Social 2-1 in the LFA Sunday Trophy

Paul Turner scored both Acregate goals

Two goals from Paul Turner earned Acregate Lane LC a 2-1 win against Highfield Social and a place in the semi-finals of the LFA Sunday Trophy.

This win cannot be understated as Highfield Social sit in second spot in the Blackpool & Fylde Sunday Alliance with a 100% league record and they are three points behind leaders Ma Kellys Showboat with three games in hand. Acregate Lane beat Ma Kellys earlier in the competition.

Highfield took an early lead which they took into the interval, but Paul Turner levelled matters early in the second half and he got the winner with a great solo effort with 17 minutes to go. These goals brought Turners tally for the season to 22. A delighted Acregate manager Gary Duboulay said, “The lads were fantastic, make no mistake that was a tough one, but we dug in and got the result”.

Acregate will be joined in the semis by the winner of the Bamber Bridge United v Ribbleton game which has been postponed twice and will now be played on Sunday 6 January 2019 at UCLan Sports Arena.

Two games were played in the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy, Tarleton Corinthians went down 3-2 at home to Lostock St Gerards thanks to goals from Byron Mason (2) and Adam Thomas with Callum Chisnall and George Sinclair on target for Corinthians. Winstanley Warriors beat Springfields 6-2.

Only five league games managed to beat he weather. Division 1 leaders Arkwrights beat Wyresdale Rangers 4-2 with goals from Chris Darwen, Billy Goth, Mark Taylor and Mike Jackson. Cameron Ross contributed a brace for Wyresdale. Five goals from Aamir Toorawa saw AFC Preston beast Waverley Park 7-3 in division 2, Toorawa has netted no less than 37 league goals to date this season. Aroon Hussain and Junaid Dalal added the others. Stephen Phoenix (2) and Rob Graham scored for Waverley. BAW Warton made it two wins on the bounce when they beat Rufford Park Rangers 4-1 in division 3 with Peter Austin, Lee Chapman, Joe Clamp and Michael Walton on target.

Two league games played in the youth section, Bolton County beat Euxton Villa 4-1 in youth division red where William Jackson, Ben Tomlinson, Blaise Amani and Tshiessi Tshife provided the goals with Matthew Ragsdale replying for Euxton. The only game played in youth division blue resulted in a 4-2 win for Gregson Lane against AC Preston. Jack Groundwater, James Finch (3) Jamie Diaj and Callum Moore scored for Gregson Lane with Filip Ral and Joseph McGuckian netting for AC Preston.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday December 7, 2018
Preston, South Ribble & UCLan pitches are OFF this Weekend

Following the heavy rain this week and with more forecast it will be no surprise that Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council & UCLan Sports Arena have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018. This means that no matches will take place this weekend on the following parks;

Preston City Parks

  • Frenchwood Park
  • Moor Park
  • Ribbleton Park
  • London Rd Athletic Track
  • Mill Lane
  • Station Lane, Barton
  • South Ribble Parks

  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton Village Hall
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Withy Grove (Bamber Bridge)
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Eamonn McNamara.

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    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 is offering your own designed kit @ £36 per player (including VAT), all badges/numbers/sponsor logo''s, etc. included in latest sublimated method of production.

    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.

    Players & Club Officials

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    Midgery Court FC looking for Players

    Midgery Court FC who are enjoying their first season in the league are looking for players to join their squad. They play their home games on Moor Park.
    Contact: Stewart McMillan (Manager) on 07862 273306.

    Astley & Buckshaw looking for Players

    Astley & Buckshaw FC (Youth Division Red), who play at the Astley Village Playing Fields are looking for players to add to their squad.
    Contact: Ste Disley (Manager) on 07920 421594.

    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 (8 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)
    Acregate Lane LC
    New Longton Rovers
    Garstang (9 kits)
    Fulwood Amateurs (3 kits)
    Gregson Lane Wanderers (2 kits)

    A total of 116 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 Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU, 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 Mark Moore 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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