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Thursday September 18, 2014
BAC Continental face AFC Ingol in the Challenge Cup

BAC Continental Casuals who won the Challenge Cup in 2013 will face AFC Ingol in the 3rd round of this year’s competition, which was drawn at the IBIS Hotel on Monday 15 September.

Broadly speaking the draw has been kind to premier division clubs although premier division leaders Ingol Rangers will have their hands full when they meet Ashton Villa from division 1. League champions Plungington Celtic host Hesketh United (Div 2) and Unicorn travel to Frenchwood.

The Presidents Cup second round game Westhoughton v Euxton Bolts will be played on Sunday 28 September and the winners will travel to Gregson Lane Wanderers in the quarter-finals. Leyland Orient will face division 1 leaders AFC Ashwood, Shawes play Tarleton Corinthians and Southport Vulcan in their debut season will entertain Ashton on Ribble.

Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup 3rd Round - Sunday 5th October 2014

Ashton VillavIngol Rangers
BAC Continental CasualsvAFC Ingol
Euxton CorinthiansvVernon Sports
Frenchwood vUnicorn
New Farington House vBrigg
Plungington Celtic v Hesketh United
Theatre Boysv Acregate Lane LC
Worden Rangersv AFC Longridge

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup 2nd Round - Sunday 28th September 2014

WesthoughtonvEuxton Bolts

Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup Quarter-finals - Sunday 5th October 2014

Gregson Lane WanderersvWesthoughton or Euxton Bolts
Leyland OrientvAFC Ashwood
ShawesvTarleton Corinthians
Southport VulcanvAshton on Ribble

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday September 14, 2014
Ashton Villa beat New Longton in the Challenge Cup

Ashton Villa (red) v New Longton Rovers - Challenge Cup

James Wilson heads in Preston South End's second.

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Ashton Villa (division 1) left their calling card this morning by beating premier division outfit New Longton Rovers 4-3 after extra time in an absorbing Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup tie at the UCLan Sports Arena. Both teams took and then lost the lead but the key man was Villa’s Ricardo Egidi who scored a hat trick including the winner.

The other Challenge Cup match saw premier division side Euxton Corinthians squeeze through 3-2 against a well organised Warton Typhoons from division 2. Greg Anderton (2) and Sean Parkin scored for Corinthians whilst Danny Lenehan and Josh Miller were on target for Typhoons.

Ingol Rangers have opened a lead at the top of the premier division by making it four wins out of four beating Unicorn 2-1 at Higher Walton and even at this early stage of the season they look like the team to beat. AFC Ingol beat newly promoted AFC Brigg 4-1 in spite of Shaun Smith’s side starting strong and having much of the early possession but AFC Ingol took their chances with ruthless efficiency and that was the difference between the sides. BAC Continental beat AFC Longridge 4-1 and Plungington Celtic won 4-2 at New Farington House.

Wyresdale Rangers finally got their season going in division 1 winning 5-2 at Brigg after three defeats, AFC Ashwood beat Wrea Green 3-0, Walton Athletic triumphed 4-2 against Theatre Boys and Springfields and Preston South End settled for a 3-3 draw.

Albrighton maintained their lead at the top of division 2 with an excellent 1-1 draw at Hesketh Bank, Waverley won 4-0 at South Ribble, Wilbraham won 3-1 at Hesketh United, Worden Rangers won 4-2 at Frenchwood whilst Ashton on Ribble were the only home winners beating Euxton Bolts 3-2.

Leyland Orient had an excellent 7-3 win away at Fulwood Park Rangers helped by a Kurtis Robinson hat trick, Jake Holt scored a hat trick for Preston Guild in their 5-0 win over Ribbleton Wanderers, Gregson Lane won 5-1 at BAE Warton, Tarleton Corinthians beat Westhoughton and Southport Vulcan are up to third after beating Vernon Sports 3-2.

Ramsbottom United were too strong for Clitheroe beating them 6-1 in Youth Division Red, Langho beat Astley & Buckshaw 5-3 and AFC Darwen v Longridge Town finished 1-1. Coppull United and Euxton Villa recorded big wins in Youth Division White against Ribble Wanderers and Chipping respectively. Hoole United beat Fishwick Rangers 8-3 and New Longton Rovers won 2-0 at Kirkham Blues.

A Connor Jamieson hat trick enabled Lostock St Gerards to see off Charnock Richard 4-3 in Youth Division Blue, Bamber Bridge won 3-0 at Leyland BTR, Leyland Albion and Southport drew 1-1 whilst Lostock Hall SC beat Tarleton Corinthians 4-1. AFC Blackpool were the big winners in Youth Division Green beating Garstang 7-3, Lytham YMCA beat Broughton Amateurs 3-2, Penwortham won 3-1 at Poulton and finally Kirkham won 3-2 at Springfields.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

Friday September 12, 2014
Over 1,000 Poppies ordered to date

The response to our appeal for clubs to consider wearing self-adhesive woven Poppies on Remembrance Sunday whilst raising money for the Royal British Legion has exceeded all expectations.

In the last four days over 1,000 Poppies have been ordered by no less than 30 clubs from our League and we have received orders from a few clubs from other Leagues, which we are more than happy to process.

If your club has not ordered the Poppies and wish to do so, please e-mail Eamonn McNamara ASAP stating which of the two Poppies you require.

We are also happy to obtain the Poppies for clubs who are not members of the Lancashire Sunday Football League.

Eamonn McNamara.

Monday September 8, 2014
Remembrance Sunday - 10 November 2014

This year’s Remembrance Sunday on 10th November will mark 100 years since the start of World War 1 and I am sure that all our clubs, players and referees will mark the occasion with a minute’s silence.

Premier League clubs and many professional clubs from other divisions mark the occasion by having a poppy on their shirt which is embroidered and is also an expensive.

We have been able to source a company which produces a self-adhesive woven poppy patch, which is easily applied and can be worn for the match and then removed afterwards with no damage to the shirt.

The patches are of a high quality and there are two different options, the traditional red poppy or a commemoration maroon poppy with the legend 1914 - 2014.

They cost £1.00 each of which 60p per poppy is donated to the Royal British Legion.

I am sure that many of our clubs will want to wear these poppies with pride on Remembrance Sunday to recognise the sacrifice of those who have perished in conflicts over the past 100 years whilst at the same time supporting the work of the Royal British Legion.

If your club is interested in obtaining some of the poppies please e-mail Eamonn ASAP and let me know the number that you require plus a contact telephone number. The commemoration ones are likely to sell out first.

Eamonn McNamara.

Sunday September 7, 2014
St Theresas press Plungington all the way

Danny Roccia is unable to stop Mark Hobbins scoring for St Theresas

Preston South End v Hesketh United (red) - Challenge Cup

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St Theresa’s manager James McDowell must have had a few sleepless nights since his underperforming St Theresas (pointless in division 2) were drawn against League Champions Plungington Celtic in the second round of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup.

Well James had no need to worry, his players although beaten 3-1 were certainly not disgraced and they earned glowing praise from Plungington’s manager Joe Kelly and his back room team. Kelly said after the game “The Theresas lads gave a really good account of themselves and they played well for 90 minutes”.

Danny Houghton fired Plungington into the lead from close range after 12 minutes and it took until the 66th minute before Connor Platt doubled their lead following an excellent pass from Ged Smith. This might have been the cue for Theresas to roll over but nothing of the sort, up popped Mark Hobbins five minutes later to beat Danny Roccia with a shot into the corner of the net from their first corner.

There was no doubt that Plungington were on top as the game progressed but it took a Chris Briggs strike in the 84th minute to finally see off St Theresas. It’s not often that you see a manager smiling after a defeat but James McDowell couldn’t hide his pride at the final whistle saying, “I am so proud of my lads, they gave everything today and they didn’t look out of place against the best team in the league”.

Most of the big guns came through some difficult ties unscathed, Acregate Lane LC won 4-0 at AFC Brigg, AFC Longridge beat in form Albrighton 3-0, BAC Continental Casuals were too strong for Tanterton, winning 8-2, Ingol Rangers beat Fulwood East End 5-4 on penalties after the scores were level 3-3 after extra time, New Farington beat Wilbraham 4-2 and AFC Ingol won 5-1 at Springfields.

Unicorn beat Grange 4-0, Vernon Sports who are having their best season for some time beat Hesketh Bank 4-3, Worden Rangers beat Waverley 3-1 on penalties after their tie was level at 2-2, Theatre Boys beat Wrea Green 5-1 and Hesketh United had a whopping 8-1 win at Preston South End.

AFC Ashwood lead the charge in the Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup beating Ribbleton Wanderers 6-1, Euxton Bolts beat Preston Guild 7-2, Gregson Lane Wanderers won 5-0 against Gregson Lane (who play at Fishwick Bottoms), Ashton on Ribble won 5-0 at Sir Tom Finney, Leyland Orient beat South Ribble 4-1 and a Drew Lewis hat trick gave Southport Vulcan a 3-0 win against BAE Warton. Shawes won 3-0 at Walton Athletic and Tarleton Corinthians beat Wyresdale 3-0 on pens after the scores were level 2-2 after extra time.

Charnock Richard beat AFC Darwen 4-3 to progress into the second round of the LFA Under18s Youth Cup where they will be joined by Hurst Green who won 2-1 at Coppull United. New Longton Rovers went to Layton Junior and won 6-0, Leyland Albion lost 2-0 to AFC Fylde and Kirkham Blues went down 3-2 at Southport & Ainsdale.

Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara

Tuesday September 2, 2014
Acregate Lane LC and Plungington Celtic meet in LFA Sunday Trophy

With 28 of our clubs involved in the first round of the LFA Sunday Trophy on Sunday 21 September 2014 we could have expected several all Lancashire Sunday League clashes but for once the draw has been kind to us.

As it happens the draw produced only two all Lancashire Sunday League ties, the mouth-watering prospect of Acregate Lane LC meeting Plungington Celtic at Ribbleton Park and Unicorn (premier) entertaining Hesketh United (division 2) at Higher Walton.

LFA Sunday Trophy - First Round

Acregate Lane LC vPlungington Celtic
AFC Ashwood v Standish United
AFC IngolvCarsons
AFC Longridge v Whinney Hill
AFC SwanvAlbrighton
BAC Continental Casuals vOld Loom
DeanevWalton Athletic
Euxton Corinthians vCrompton Cricket Club FC
Fulwood East End v Railway Club
Fulwood Park Rangers v Little Fat Jacks
Grange v St Judes
Gregson Lane Wanderers v Wyre
Hampton Rd Social Clubv Wilbraham Wanderers
Ingol Rangers v Chequer Lane
Manny Road Wanderers v New Longton Rovers
Morris Dancersv Hesketh Bank
New Farington House v Gardners Arms (Droylsden)
Preston GuildvReal Haydock
Sacred Heart (Colne) vAshton Villa
Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs v Springfields
Tanterton v Intack
Unicorn v Hesketh United
Walmersley Conservative Club vEuxton Bolts
Warton Typhoons vA.M.T. Lawyers
Wrea Green v Boars Head
Wyresdale Rangers v Olympic AFC

Youth Teams bid for LFA Cup Glory
Eight of our youth clubs are involved in the first round of the prestigious LFA Youth Cup to be played on Sunday 07 September 2014. The draw produced two all Lancashire Sunday League ties, Charnock Richard will entertain AFC Darwen whilst Coppull United host Hurst Green.

LFA Under-18s Youth - Cup First Round

Charnock Richard vAFC Darwen
Clitheroe v Carnforth Rangers
Coppull UnitedvHurst Green
Layton Juniors v New Longton Rovers
Leyland AlbionvAFC Fylde
Southport & Ainsdale AmateursvKirkham Blues
Todmorden Borough v Langho

Eamonn McNamara.

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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

Centre Back Available

Andrew Hamilton, a 25 year old centre back who lives in Preston is looking for a club.
Contact Andrew on 07716 173753.

Goalkeeper Wanted

Wyresdale Rangers (Division 1) who play at Scorton need a goalkeeper ideally from the Garstang area but from further afield if necessary.
Contact: Jack Robinson on 07969 305893.

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 (4 kits)
Walton Athletic (3 kits)

A total of 54 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

Catforth Summer League Sportsman’s Dinner

The Catforth Summer Leagues Sportsman’s Dinner will be held at Barton Grange Hotel, Garstang Rd, Barton on Monday 13 October 7.00pm arrival for 7.30pm start.

Speakers: Sky Pundits Phil Thompson (Liverpool FC), Dean Windass (Various clubs) plus Comedian Gary Skyner.

Tickets £29.00 obtained from League Secretary Mark Hughes on 07717 350761.

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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