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Tuesday November 19, 2019
Winter Fixtures Break

Details of the League's Winter Fixtures Break, which covers Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 are as follows;

  • Sunday 15 December - Last full programme of fixtures before the Christmas Break

  • Sunday 22 December - No scheduled fixtures
    (apart from mutual agreement of clubs wanting to play and allowing 5 days’ notice to the Fixture Secretary)

  • Sunday 29 December - No scheduled fixtures
    (apart from mutual agreement of clubs wanting to play and allowing 5 days’ notice to the Fixture Secretary)

  • Sunday 05 January 2020 - Full programme of fixtures

    Club wishing to utilise their “Relief of Fixture” for any of the above dates must do so in writing to the League Secretary no later than Sunday 24th November.

    This break in scheduled fixtures is in line with the break in previous seasons.

    Eamonn McNamara.

  • Sunday November 17, 2019
    Hunters & Ingol Rangers press on in LFA Sunday Trophy

    Sir Tom Finney (red) v Blackburn Eagles - LFA Sunday Trophy

    Graham Lyons puts Sir Tom Finney ahead

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    Hunters & Ingol Rangers faced New Albert FC, leaders of the Blackpool Sunday League in the fourth round of the LFA Sunday Trophy and they emerged 5-0 winners. Adam Stammers put them ahead from the penalty spot after 30 minutes, James Dean made it 2-0 on the hour mark, Reece Fishwick added a third after 65 minutes and Sam Farrow made it 4-0 three minutes later. It was left to Adam Stammers to wrap up the scoring with his second and H & IR’s fifth after 73 minutes and see Dixie Dawson’s team into the quarter-finals of the competition.

    Sir Tom Finney FC’s reward for beating the Trophy holders Crown Paints FC in the third round was a game against another Blackburn Sunday League side Blackburn Eagles in today’s fourth round tie. The game on pitch 6 of the UCLan Sports Arena started in a frenetic manner with the Eagles having two players cautioned in the first nine minutes for fouls on Finney’s Graham Lyons. However, Lyons was not cowed by the experience and he was on hand to convert Jake Turners cross in the 17th minutes to give his side a one goal lead.

    The early exchanges had Finney’s well on top, but their wings were clipped on 37 minutes when Matty Bullcock netted an equaliser for the Eagles. The second half was much more even with the Blackburn side pressing hard and they looked dangerous on the break. With the scores level on 90 minutes it went to the dreaded penalty shootout which Blackburn Eagles emerged winners by 4-3.

    AFC Ingol were also playing another Blackburn Sunday League side Poppy Mai in the fourth round and they were beaten 2-1. An indifferent first half saw AFC 2-0 down at half time, rallied in the second half and pulled one back through Sam Braithwaite but it was just not enough.

    Warton and Worden Rangers finally managed to get their outstanding LFA third round game with Worden Rangers winning 2-1and they will travel to Wythenshawe Amateurs in the fourth round on Sunday 1 December. Tom Beardsworth and Dalian Christopher scored for Worden with Ashley Donald replying for Warton.

    Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

    Saturday November 16, 2019
    Syndicate Trust Cup Draws (Open Age)

    The draw for the next rounds of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup & Syndicate Trust Presidents Cup, made by Mike Williams, Managing Director of Tagtronics Ltd, are as follows;

    Holders: Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs FC
    Ties to be played on Sunday 01 December 2019

    AFC IngolvTheatre Boys
    Ashton on RibblevPenwortham Town

    Byes (14): The following teams have a bye to round 3 of the Challenge Cup; Acregate Lane LC, AFC Longridge, AFC Preston or Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge Utd, Earnshaw Bridge, Hunters & Ingol Rangers, Park Utd, Ribbleton, Sir Tom Finney, Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs, Tanterton & Springfields, Walton Athletic, Walton le Dale Wanderers or Warton & Walton le Dale Utd.

    Date of games to be confirmed

    AFC Preston or Lostock Hall vBamber Bridge Utd
    Ashton on Ribble or Penwortham Town vAFC Longridge
    Earnshaw Bridge v Tanterton & Springfields
    Park Utd v AFC Ingol or Theatre Boys
    Ribbleton v Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs
    Sir Tom Finney v Walton le Dale Utd
    Walton Athletic vHunters & Ingol Rangers
    Walton le Dale Wanderers or Warton v Acregate Lane LC

    Holders: Penwortham Town FC
    Ties to be played on Sunday 8 December 2019

    Fulwood Park Rangers vSouth Ribble DC
    Gregson Lane Wanderers v Ribbleton Wanderers
    Midgery Court v AFC Preston or Lostock Hall
    Moor Park Utd v Walton le Dale Wanderers or Warton
    Sporting Preston v Fishwick Rangers
    St Annes v Rufford Park Rangers
    Wilbraham North End v Leyland BTR
    Wyresdale Rangers v AFC Lytham

    Byes (8): The following teams have a bye to round 2 of the Presidents Cup; BAE Warton, Bamber Bridge Town, Blackpool Town, Leyland, Tarleton Corinthians, Waverley Park, Whittle Wanderers & Worden Rangers

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday November 15, 2019
    Parks are ON this Weekend

    Both Preston & South Ribble Councils have declared their pitches fit for play this weekend Sat/Sun 16/17 November 2019, dependent on the decision of the match referee.

    However, the Councils and Leagues ask that clubs and match officials act responsibly and do not play on any pitch which is unfit.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Wednesday November 13, 2019
    Top Clubs in the LFA Sunday Trophy this Sunday

    Three of our top teams are in action this Sunday 17 November in the fourth round (last 16) of the Lancashire Football Association Sunday Trophy and we send our best wishes to them.

    Hunters & Ingol Rangers FC, who have won all their games this season will travel to the Fylde Coast to meet New Albert FC who are currently top of the Blackpool Sunday League. The game will be played at AFC Blackpool’s ground, Jepson Way, Blackpool FY4 5FH.

    There are two massive games at UCLan Sports Arena against opposition from the Blackburn Sunday League. Sir Tom Finney FC who are top of our division 1 and beat the Trophy holders Crown Paints FC in the last round, will host Blackburn Eagles FC on pitch 6 at the Arena. This is at the far end of the complex past the reception area and the artificial pitch.

    Premier division side AFC Ingol, who won the Trophy in 2015, will be at home to Poppy Mai FC from the Blackburn Sunday League on pitch 2 at the Arena. Poppy Mai are currently in second spot in the Blackpool League division 1 whilst Blackburn Eagles are in third place.

    We have two more teams in the fourth round of competition, Lostock Hall FC (division 2) will be away to the eventual winners of the Fleetwood Cons v Newbury (Bolton) game. If the Warton FC v Worden Rangers FC third round tie ever gets played, the winners will have to travel to Wythenshawe Amateurs in round 4.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Sunday November 10, 2019
    Anderton bags the points for Acregate Lane

    Springfields & Tanterton (blue) & Ribbleton observe a minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday

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    A minutes silence was observed before all games in this league this morning whilst we remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy our football.

    An 82nd minute strike by Jack Anderton secured the points for Acregate Lane in their game against AFC Ingol at the UCLan Sports Arena. These two well drilled and evenly matched sides produced an excellent game although there were few chances. Anderton had the ball in the net on 66 minutes only for it to be correctly ruled offside but he made amends with a cracking effort to put Acregate into third spot in the premier division.

    Hunters & Ingol Rangers travelled to Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs for a must win game for both clubs and it was Hunters & Ingol who triumphed 5-1 with goals from James Dean 92), Reece Fishwick (2) and Bryon Andrew. Ribbleton produced a first class performance to beat Springfields & Tanterton 2-1 and Ashton on Ribble and Earnshaw Bridge settled for a 3-3 draw.

    Fulwood Park Rangers 3-2 win at home to Walton Athletic keeps them in second spot to Sir Tom Finney in division 1, AFC Preston won 4-2 at Walton-le-Dale United and Wyresdale Rangers beat Whittle Wanderers 8-1. Waverley Park lead division 2 after their 4-1 win at Walton-le-Dale Wanderers, Jamie Yates (3) and Sam Reader with the goals, Penwortham Town beat Sporting Preston 2-0, Blackpool Town beat Ribbleton Wanderers 5-3 and Wilbraham North End won 2-0 at home to Park United. Midgery Court picked up their first points of the season beating St Annes 3-0, Tarleton Corinthians beat Moor Park Utd 6-1 whilst Rufford Park Rangers and Leyland BTR drew 1-1.

    New Longton Rovers won 3-1 at AFC Darwen Red in youth division white and Bispham JFF won 4-1 at Wyre Villa. Winstanley Warriors won 2-1 at Euxton Villa in youth blue, Longsands won 3-2 away at Pennington and Poulton beat Chipping 6-3. Fleetwood Town beat Croston Sc 3-0 in youth red and Lytham also won 3-0 against Poulton Town Pumas. Youth division green saw wins for Clitheroe 4-0 at AFC Darwen, Garstang 2-1 at home to Charnock Richard and North Lancs DC and Lostock St Gerards drew 0-0.

    Round up and photos by Eamonn McNamara.

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    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

    Goalkeeper looking for a Club

    Goalkeeper Sunil Chohan from Longridge is looking for an Open Age club.
    Contact Sunil on 07402 200197.

    Midfielder Clive looking for a Club

    Clive Williamson, who can play right midfield or as a striker is looking for a club in this league. He lives in Leyland and is prepared to travel.
    Contact Clive on 07979 240338.

    Astley & Buckshaw FC need players

    Astley & Buckshaw FC, who play in our youth section are on the lookout for defenders and forwards to bolster their squad.
    Contact: Steve Disley on 07920 421594.

    Defender wanted for Midgery Court FC

    Midgery Court FC (Division 3), who play their home games on Moor Park, Preston need a central defender for their Open Age team.
    Contact Stewart on 07862 273306 for details.

    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)
    Leyland United (3 kits)
    New Farington House (3 kits)

    A total of 122 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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