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Tuesday April 16, 2019
Final Challenge for AFC Ingol and Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs

AFC Ingol (left) & Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC

The eagerly awaited Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Final between AFC Ingol and Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC will be played at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge FC (PR5 6UU) on Wednesday 24 April, kick off at 7.30pm.

AFC Ingol managed by Jon Coyle have had a good season and are currently in fourth place in our premier division having won 10 and drawn three of their 18 games. Their three pronged attack has netted 51 goals with Daniel Cooper scoring 16, Mitch Newsham 14 and James Morley 10. They are sponsored by Bodylines Sign Makers.

Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC managed by Gareth Jones are currently top of the premier division having won 12 and drawn 2 of their 16 games and they are in a 3-way fight with Ribbleton and Acregate Lane LC for the title. Kevin Edgar is their top marksman with 23 goals, Rob Lamont has scored 13 and Ben Edwards & Richard Wincer have 12 each. The club is sponsored Bates Farms & Dairies Ltd.

The Final will be refereed by Paul Kettlewell with his Assistants Steve Downer & Marlon Gupta and Mark Otto will be on 4th Official duties.

Admission is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children and concessions.

Eamonn McNamara.

Tuesday April 16, 2019
An Invitation to Join Us

The Lancashire Sunday Football League welcomes applications for membership for season 2019-20 from clubs in the following categories;

  • Open Age Teams (Adults)
  • Youth Teams (Players must be over-15 and under-18 on 31 August of the relevant season)
  • If your club is interested in joining this League which was the FA League of the Year 2014, please contact:
    League Chairman Eamonn McNamara on 07850 708011 or e-mail him here.

    Monday April 15, 2019
    UCLan Summer Challenge Football League

    The UCLan Summer Football League is scheduled to start again on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

    Games are of 50 minutes games with two equal halves of 25 minutes and a 10 minute half time interval. All games will be played on their 3G surface. Kick off times between 6.00pm, 7.00pm or 8.00pm and all games will be finished by 9.00pm sharp.

    The fee per game is £21.00 comprising of £10.00 pitch rental which is paid at reception and the remaining £11.00 paid to referee pitch side. There is a £10.00 league registration fee. Returning teams from last year’s league will have their £10 registration fee from last year honoured.

    Games will be played across Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. All teams must be flexible with this for everybody to benefit from the league. If teams only make themselves available on one evening, it may affect their chances of being guaranteed a game every week.

    The League is sanctioned by the Lancashire Football Association (LFA) and clubs must provide their LFA affiliation number when registering. Interested clubs can register for the League by contacting the UCLan Football Development Officer Cian McEvoy here.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Monday April 15, 2019
    Southport & Ainsdale hit premier top spot

    Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC

    The race for the premier division title has taken another twist with Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs (Southport & AA) beating Springfields 4-1 at UCLan Arena to take over at the top of the premier division. Acregate Lane stay in the race with an impressive 3-2 win at Hunters & Ingol Rangers (HIR). Theatre Boys completed their season with a 2-1 win at Bamber Bridge United.

    This leaves Southport & AA on top with 38 points from 16 games, Ribbleton and Acregate both have 37 points from 16 games and all three have two games left and find themselves playing each other. The key games, dates and venues are;

  • Ribbleton v Acregate Lane LC at UCLan Sports Arena on Thursday 18 April.
  • Ribbleton v Southport & AA at UCLan Sports Arena on Sunday 28 April.
  • Southport & AA v Acregate Lane at Ainsdale on Sunday 12 May.
  • Southport & AA have an important at on Wednesday 24 April when they face AFC Ingol at Bamber Bridge FC in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup Final and the possibility of a unique double having won the division 1 title and the Presidents Cup Final last season.

    Division 1 champions Earnshaw Bridge beat Warton 3-0, runners up Arkwrights completed their season with a 2-0 win over Vernon Sports and Gregson Lane Wanderers and AFC Longridge played out a 1-1 draw. Division 2 champions Sir Tom Finney completed their impressive season with a 1-0 win over Fulwood Park Rangers who suffered their first defeat since 18 November. Presidents Cup winners Penwortham Town bowed out with a 4-1 home win against Bamber Bridge Town. The only game in division 3 saw Park United win 1-0 at Leyland BTR.

    Bolton County beat Winstanley Warriors Reds 2-0 in youth division red to complete their season as runners up. Cadley beat Layton Lions 7-0 in youth division white and are now 3 points behind leaders Garstang with a game in hand. Winstanley Warriors won 2-0 at Poulton. Big wins for the top two in youth division blue where BAE Warton won at Astley & Buckshaw and Ribbleton won at Layton Cavs, Fulwood Amateurs in 3rd place and Penwortham St Teresas in 4th spot drew 3-3 at Lightfoot Green, AC Preston beat Gregson Lane 6-2 and Lostock St Gerards won 5-0 at Tarleton Corinthians.

    Round up and photo by Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday April 12, 2019
    Design for new League Football Chosen

    The new Lancashire Sunday League Football

    Ian Senior of SKkits with the new ball

    Member clubs have voted by over four to one to adopt the above design for the League football, which will be available for the start of next season.

    The football produced by INFINITI is International Matchball Standard and retails at £20.00. However, clubs ordering a minimum of 5 balls will get them for £12.00 each, a discount of £40%.

    The balls are supplied by Ian Senior of SKkits. Ian supplies kit and equipment to countless clubs, both professional and amateur throughout the North of England and he attends every one of our League Meetings.

    Clubs wishing to order the new football can contact Ian on 07960 137232 or e-mail him here.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Thursday April 11, 2019
    Presidents Cup success for Penwortham Town

    Penwortham Town celebrate winning the Presidents Cup

    Arkwrights (yellow) v Penwortham Town - Presidents Cup[ Final 2019

    More photos >>

    Penwortham Town emerged as victors over Arkwrights in the Presidents cup final, after a brace from Tom Seed and a long range effort from Carl Busby ensured Town ran out 3-1 winners.

    The game, played on an excellent surface at Bamber Bridge FC, was an extremely tight affair, with Penwortham Town having the better of the early chances. Tom Seed fired over from a long range effort on 15 minutes, and the same player put a header over the bar just 5 minutes later.

    Town failed to capitalise on their early pressure, and they lived to regret it as on 23 minutes, Arkwrights took the lead from the penalty spot. Arkwrights captain Andrew Danson fired home the resulting kick after excellent work from tricky Arkwrights winger, Tom Kane. The rest of the half was end to end, and just before the half time whistle, Penwortham Town's winger James Hall, put a delicious cross into the box but it was just ahead of the out stretched foot of the Town Centre Forward and Arkwrights went into the interval holding a 1-0 lead.

    The 2nd half started in much the same vain as the 1st half, with Penwortham having the better of the early chances. Another opportunity fell to the busy Town number 8 Tom Seed as he forced a save from Arkwrights keeper Gaz Sym and on 63 minutes Carl Busby headed over. The scores where level on 70 minutes and it took a penalty to bring Town level with Tom Seed scoring from the spot and the same player doubled his and Town's tally on 80 minutes, finishing from close range after a scramble in the box.

    The game was sewn up in injury time, when Carl Busby launched a clearance high into the sky, from just inside his own half. The ball somehow found its way into the back of the net after a fumble by the Arkwrights keeper, to spark wild celebrations from the Town players, fans and backroom staff.

    League President Dave Carlisle presented Presidents Cup to Penwortham captain Tom Sandells and the souvenir medals to the players and match officials. The Man-of-the-Match award to Penwortham Town’s Tom Seed.

    The game was superbly handled by referee Dan Hooton and he had excellent support from his Assistants Jamie Law and Keith Martin and 4th official Phil Ryan.

    Match report by Craig Houghton
    Photos by Eamonn McNamara.

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    Mon 17th Jun 19


    The AGM will be held at Acregate Lane Labour Club, Preston PR1 5QL, commencing at 8.00pm.

    All clubs MUST be represented.

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    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

    Tarleton White need players for next season

    Tarleton White (Div 3) who moved up from the youth section, are looking to add players for next season. If you have not had much game time and would like to help develop this young team.
    Contact; Team Manager Paul Batey on 07894 717725.

    Friendly games wanted

    Weavers Rest FC (Open Age team), who are entering the Bolton Sunday League next season are looking for some friendly games with our clubs if possible. They play at Atherton Community School.
    Contact: Chris Brown on 07739 359034.

    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.

    Club Events


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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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