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Monday October 16, 2017
Heartbeat donation in Jim’s Memory

League President Dave Carlisle makes the donation to Louise Bache of Heartbeat

Club officials unanimously decided at our October League Meeting to donate £250.00 to Heartbeat in memory of Jim Bryson who died on 31 August.

Jim, who had served on the management committee of the league for 43 years, was a keen supporter of the Heartbeat (the League’s adopted charity) and he was instrumental in raising a substantial amount for them in recent years.

Picture shows League President Dave Carlisle making the donation to Louise Bache, acting CEO of Heartbeat.

Eamonn McNamara.


Sunday October 15, 2017
Hunters hunted by rampant Arkwrights

Hunters (stripes) v Arkwrights - LFA Sunday Trophy


Arkwrights celebrate a stunning victory

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It is less than a month since we reported on league champions Hunters beating their closest rivals Ingol Rangers 5-3 at UCLan Sports Arena and after the game their manager David “Dixie” Dawson told me that he had his eyes on the biggest prize of all, the LFA Sunday Trophy. Today they had the opportunity to reach the 4th round and a tie against crack Blackpool side Blackhurst Budd when they met division 2 side Arkwrights in the 3rd round tie postponed last week.

Well things did not go to plan for the London Road based outfit as they were put to the sword 6-4 by a rampant Arkwrights who can certainly play football and any deficiencies in the side is made up for by an outstanding team spirit and camaraderie. This is only Arkwrights second season in the league and they reached the last 8 of the Sunday Trophy last term so the warning signs were there for all to see.

There is no doubt that Hunters boss Dixie Dawson will have done his homework in his own meticulous way so perhaps he was let down by some of the best players in Preston who he had assembled in his squad. One Hunters fan told me that some of the team gave the impression that they had won the game before a ball was kicked so there is a brutal lesson to be learned there.

Hunters lead 1-0 and then 2-1 before Arkwrights wrested control at 3-2, then then 4-2, 5-3 and finally 6-4. Having watched the first half of the Preston Victoria v Brown Cow Olympic game, I arrived some 10 minutes into the second half with the score 5-3 to Arkwrights but there was no doubt that Hunters looked the stronger and were having most of the possession.

With 17 minutes to go Hunters Adam Thomas completed his hat trick to make it 5-4 and the dreaded penalty shootout was looking a distinct possibility. However, with six minutes remaining and on one of their rare forays into the Hunters half the ball was collected by Mark Taylor and dispatched into the Hunters net and that effectively put the result beyond doubt. Dee Edmonds and Adam Thomas (3) scored for Hunters with Mark Taylor (4) and Aiden Davis (2) on target for Arkwrights. At the final whistle Dixie Dawson was the first to compliment his opposite number Mike Kinsella saying, “Congratulations, your lads were fantastic today and thoroughly deserved their win, best wishes for the next round”.

Preston Victoria ensured we had at least 4 teams in the last 16 of this seasons LFA Sunday Trophy when they beat Blackburn Sunday League side Brown Cow Olympic 7-2 at Frenchwood and they now have a home tie against Shawdale FC. This victory cannot be understated as Brown Cow had won 4-3 at premier division Theatre Boys in the last round. Preston Victoria marksmen were Arrondale Richards (3), David Hankin (2), Sam Wilson and Lloyd Balazs.

A number of our youth teams were in action in the LFA U18s Youth Cup and the scores to hand show that BAE Warton had a terrific win 4-3 against the strong Elton Vale side who always feature in the latter stages of this competition, Alex Gibbons, Noah Fluss Tramontanto, Matthew Van Wyk and Cian Menzies scored for BAE and Padiham had an excellent 6-0 win against Woodbank Juniors with Ellis Hayhurst, Kuda Chingwaro (3) and Callum Newton scoring for Padiham.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.


Friday October 13, 2017
Challenge & Presidents Cup Draws

The draws for the 2nd round of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup and the 1st round of Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup were made on Friday 13 October by Mike Williams, Managing Director of Tagtronics Limited of Darwen and they are as follows;

SYNDICATE TRUST CHALLENGE CUP - Round 2 (Holders: Ingol Rangers FC)

Penwortham Town vAcregate Lane LC
Theatre BoysvGregson Lane Wanderers

Ties to be played on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Byes(14): The following teams have a bye to round 3 of the Challenge Cup;
AFC Ingol, Ashton on Ribble, Ashton Villa, Bamber Bridge Town, Bamber Bridge United, Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Fulwood Rangers, Hunter, Ingol Rangers, Preston Victoria, Springfields, Tanterton, Tulketh United & Vernon Sports.

SYNDICATE TRUST PRESIDENTS CUP - Round 1 (Holders: Tulketh United FC)

Earnshaw Bridge vKingsfold
Gregson Lanev Leyland Orient
Lostock HallvRibbleton Wanderers
Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs v Fishwick Rangers
Tarleton Corinthiansv BAE Warton
Walton Athletic v Worden Rangers

Ties to be played on Sunday 29 October 2017.

Byes (10): The following teams have a bye to round 2 of the Presidents Cup;
AFC Longridge, Arkwrights, Leyland Athletic, Sir Tom Finney, Walton, Warton, Waverley Park, Westhoughton, Whittle Wanderers, Wyresdale Rangers.

Eamonn McNamara.


Thursday October 12, 2017
Preston, South Ribble & Bolton Parks are ON this Weekend

Both Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council & Bolton Metropolitan Council have allowed play on their pitches this weekend Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October, subject to the decision of the match referee.

However, the Parks Department and the Leagues request that referees and club officials take a responsible attitude and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit.

Eamonn McNamara.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
Draw for the 4th round of the LFA Sunday Trophy

The draw for the 4th Round of the Guide Security LFA Sunday Trophy has thrown up an intriguing tie, providing League Champions Hunters negotiate their way past Arkwrights (Division 2) in their delayed 3rd round game they will face top Fylde Coast side Blackhurst Budd at London Road.

Holders Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs hit the road again, this time to meet Winstanley Warriors and Ingol Rangers travel to Blackpool to meet Bloomfield Brewhouse who squeezed past Ashton on Ribble 4-3 in the last round. If Gregson Lane Wanderers beat West Park Wolves in round 3 they will head to Blackburn to meet Mill Hill and if Preston Victoria beat Brown Cow Olympic in round 3 they will have a home tie against Shawdale.

The full draw is :

Bloomfield Brewhouse v Ingol Rangers
Crown Paints v Station Lytham
Highfield v The Saddle
Hunters or Arkwrights vBlackhurst Budd
Mill Hill v Gregson Lane Wanderers or West Park Wolves
Preston Victoria or Brown Cow Olympic v Shawdale
The Wellingtonv Broomheads Estate Agency
Winstanley Warriors v Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs

Ties to be played on Sunday 29 October 2017

Eamonn McNamara.


Sunday October 8, 2017
Tanterton hit for 6 by Crown Paints

Tanterton v Crown Paints - LFA Sunday Trophy


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Tanterton expected a tough encounter when they hosted Crown Paints from the Blackburn Sunday League in the LFA Sunday Trophy and they were comprehensively beaten 6-1 by the team who lost to Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs in last season’s final.

The Tanterton back room staff had worked hard to make the pitch playable and they were rewarded when referee Mark Moore gave the match the go-ahead. However, before the Tanny supporters had finished their bacon butties they found their favourites a goal down after just 3 minutes thanks to a penalty converted by Ryan Steele.

Not good and one got the feeling that this was going to be a long morning as the Darwen lads laid siege to the Tanterton penalty area … and the game wasn’t five minutes old. But hold on, up pops the old head John Stead to level matters on 6 minutes so maybe things weren’t as bad as they looked. Unfortunately, they were as Crown Paints promptly retook the lead two minutes later from a deflected own goal and if it hadn’t been for the heroics of Damien Ellison in the Tanterton goal they would have been out of sight by half time. As it was Jamie Edwards scored for Crown on 43 minutes to give them a 3-1 interval lad.

Second half strikes from Anthony Lynch on 67 minutes and two more from Ryan Steele on 72 & 76 minutes to complete his hat trick gave a well-deserved 6-1 victory to the Crown side managed by Halifax Town player Dave Lynch and they will have a big say in the destination of this year’s Sunday Trophy. And what of Tanterton, well they can play better than this and they have done on many occasions but not today when they were no match for the fast, efficient and well organised Crown side.

The holders Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs travelled to Prestley (Manchester) and won 3-0 thanks to goals from Kevin Edgar (2) and Daniel Bowden and Ingol Rangers beat Craven Heifer (Blackburn) 7-1 via Lee Ashcroft (3) Ryan McKenna (2), Jonty McDonald and Zac Wilkes. However, Bamber Bridge United lost 7-1 to Broomheads Estate Agency, Acregate Lane were beaten 2-1 by The Wellington and a Dom Case hat trick could not prevent Ashton on Ribble going down 4-3 at Bloomfield Brewhouse.. The other LFA games were either postponed or the scores were not in at the time of going on-line.

Ashton Villa beat Springfields 4-3 in the only premier division game played whilst in division 1 the big game between leaders Tulketh United and second placed Bolton Lads & Girls Club ended in a 2-1 win for Tulketh who agreed to switch the game to Bolton after their pitch at Mill Lane had been called off. Jay Ralphson score for Bolton with Aamir Toorawa and Arron Porter earning the points for Tulketh. Vernon Sports find themselves in second place in division 2 following their 3-1 win at Walton and Sir Tom Finney beat second placed Waverley Park to extend their lead in division 3 to five points.

Youth division Red leaders Bolton County were held 2-2 at Burscough Dynamo, Padiham won 4-3 at Southport and Winstanley Warriors beat Lostock St Gerards 2-0. BAE Warton beat Eccleston & Heskin 6-2 to lead Youth Division White with Winstanley Warriors Reds who won 5-2 at Garstang, Foxhall won 3-1 at Broughton Amateurs, Fleetwood Town Rangers beat Ribbleton 9-1 and Wyre Villa won 1-0 at Poulton.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.




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Kit washing/Laundry Service

One Stop Laundry Services Ltd
Your kit collected from your club (or an address) at your convenient time, wash, dry and folded and returned back to you in time for your next game, for a small cost off £12.50 per kit.
Contact: Jay on 07970 352721 or 07960 696666.

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 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

Three mates looking for a Club

Three Preston mates are looking to join an Open Age team.
Contact: Kie Fletcher (07710 569066), Jake Newnham (07802 552708) or Callum Torkington (07802 796803).

Goalkeeper looking for a Club

Longridge based goalkeeper Sunil (Sunny) Chohan is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Sunny on 07402 200197.

Defender Ben wants a club

Fulwood based defender Ben Crawley, who is new to the area is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Ben on 07906 551409.

Jack needs a Club

Preston based Jack Lawson is looking to sign for an Open Club.
Contact Jack on 07484 304781.

Lostock St Gerards Blues

Lostock St Gerards Blues (Youth Division Green) who play their home games at Tardy Gate are looking for players.
Contact: Tony Livesey (manager) 07595 893195.

Defender looking for a club

Defender Hisham Shahid (full back or midfield) is looking for an Open Age club.
Contact Hisham on 07449 148586.

Tarleton Corinthians (Saturday) need a Keeper

Tarleton Corinthians (Saturday side) who play in division 3 of the Mid Lancs League need a goalkeeper for their Saturday afternoon games.
Contact: Brian Hall (Manager) on 07816 238878.

Lostock St Gerards FC

Lostock St Gerards FC who play in Youth Division Red are looking for players to strengthen their squad for next season.
Contact: Chris Parker 07812 217720 or Mick Rossall 07799 111070.

Player needs Club

Preston based (Open Age) player who can operate in most positions is looking for a club.
Contact Jacob James on 07961 243268.

Experienced Player wants Club

Dean Dallman, a versatile 26 year old with experience playing at a good standard is looking for a club.
Contact Dean on 07904 991895.

Euxton Villa FC - Players Wanted

Euxton Villa FC who play in Youth Division Red are looking for players. They play at The Jim Fowler Memorial Ground, Euxton.
Contact: Ian Huggan on 07768 096116.

Vernon Sports need Players

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

Myerscough FC need players

Myerscough FC who play in youth division white are looking for players for next season. They train at Myerscough College 4G pitch on Tuesdays between 7-8pm.
Contact: Sam Livesey (Manager) on 07508 411237.

Pre-season Fitness Training

Local outdoor fitness club based in Penwortham.... is deal for players to get themselves fit for the coming season. They are also willing to travel to other football clubs to run fitness sessions.

For details please contact Paul on 07958 651908.

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 (6 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

A total of 93 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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Referees

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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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