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Friday January 17, 2020
Preston Parks ON but South Ribble OFF this Weekend

South Ribble Borough Council have declared their pitches unfit for play this weekend, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020. This means that no matches will take place this weekend on the following South Ribble Council pitches;

  • Gregson Lane Recreation Ground
  • Higher Walton Recreation Ground
  • Hutton
  • Kingsfold (Penwortham)
  • Much Hoole Recreation Ground
  • Tardy Gate Recreation Ground
  • Walmer Bridge
  • Worden Park (Leyland)
  • Preston City Council pitches are ON subject to the decision of the match referee. However, the Council and the Local Leagues request that club officials and referees act responsibly and do not play on any pitch which is clearly unfit. If a pitch has been declared unfit it must not be used for a friendly game.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Thursday January 16, 2020
    Syndicate Trust Quarter-final Cup Draws

    The draw for quarter finals of the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup and the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup were made by Rob Hollowell of Media Signs Print and Mike Smith of the Ibis Hotel Fulwood at the Ibis Hotel on Monday 13th January 2020 and the games will be played on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

    The tie of the round in the Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup see holders Southport & Ainsdale Amateurs host Hunters & Ingol Rangers. Premier Division champions Acregate Lane LC face a tricky tie away at Earnshaw Bridge, Division One highflyers Sir Tom Finney will meet the winners of the Park Utd v AFC Ingol and the winners of the local derby between Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge Utd will host reigning Presidents Cup holders Penwortham Town.

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

    Earnshaw Bridge vAcregate Lane LC
    Lostock Hall or Bamber Bridge UnitedvPenwortham Town
    Sir Tom Finney or Park United vAFC Ingol
    Southport & Ainsdale AmateursvHunters & Ingol Rangers

    In the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup, Division Green leaders Park United YFC will entertain the winners of the AFC Darwen v New Longton Rovers, League newcomers North Lancs DC will host Thornton Cleveleys, AFC Darwen Red are at home to Winstanley Warriors while the final tie will see Fleetwood Town take on Clitheroe.

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

    AFC Darwen Red vWinstanley Warriors
    Fleetwood TownvClitheroe
    North Lancs DC vThornton Cleveleys
    Park United YFCvAFC Darwen or New Longton Rovers

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Monday January 13, 2020
    Hunters & Ingol Rangers LFA Semi-final Date

    Hunters & Ingol Rangers FC

    Hunters & Ingol Rangers will meet Blackpool Sunday League premier division side Ma Kellys FC in the semi-finals of the LFA Sunday Trophy at Bamber Bridge FC on Thursday 05 March 2020, kick off 7.30pm.

    Hunters & Ingol Rangers are unbeaten in all competitions this season and are currently in fourth place in our premier division having 16 points from 6 games, they are five points behind the leaders Acregate LC but crucially they have three games in hand.

    By a curious coincidence, Ma Kellys are also fourth in the Blackpool league, they have only played 4 league games to date, winning 2, drawing one and losing one and they are 12 points behind the league leaders New Albert FC, but they have four games in hand.

    The winners of this tie will meet Highfield Social FC from the Blackpool Sunday League who, by a bizarre set of circumstances, have been given a bye into the final.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Sunday January 12, 2020
    Sir Tom Finney held by AFC Preston

    AFC Preston (white shorts) v Sir Tom Finney - Division 1

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    Division 1 leaders Sir Tom Finney were held to a 4-4 draw by AFC Preston in a thriller at Brownedge St Marys and with it went their 100% record this term, the last remaining one in the Open Age section of the league, Dajaine Jenkins and a hat trick from Graham Lyons provided the Sir Tom Finney goals. However, Michael Treacy’s team still head the table with 22 points from 8 games followed by Fulwood Park Rangers on 20 points from 10 games and AFC Preston with 15 points from 14 games.

    Blackpool Town were beaten 6-1 at home by Walton-le-Dale Wanderers in division 2. Lostock St Gerards won 2-1 at Clitheroe in youth green whilst Poulton Town Pumas beat Lostock Hall SC in youth red and these were the only games to survive the weather this morning.

    As several Challenge Cup, Presidents Cup and Youth games were postponed we can expect amendments to the fixtures for 19 January.

    Round up by Eamonn McNamara and photos courtesy of Steven Taylor Photography.

    Friday January 10, 2020
    Preston Football Reunion 2020

    The fourth Annual Preston Football Reunion will take place at St Anthony’s Club, Cadley Causeway on Friday 6th March 2020 at 8.00pm. It will be an informal get-together for anyone and everyone who has been involved in the Preston local football leagues, Saturday or Sunday in times gone by. It’s open to ex-players, former referees, club officials or anyone who has been involved with or supported grass roots football in Preston.

    So, why not get in touch with your old team mates and bring them along to St Anthony’s where they will made be more than welcome.

    Our guest this year is former goalkeeper David Lucas who made over 300 appearances in the Football League, including 123 for Preston North End. David will be chatting about his time at North End in an impressive career that included spells at Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham City plus caps for England at U18 and U20 levels.

    The admission price of £5.00 includes pie & peas, all proceeds be donated to Vine House Cancer Day-Care Centre and to Preston Schools Football Association, “Supporting the next generation of Preston footballers”.

    If you require tickets or if you would help by sponsoring this event, please contact Mick Glancy on 07885 622077.

    Eamonn McNamara.

    Friday January 10, 2020
    Parks are ON this Weekend

    Both Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council have declared their parks ON this weekend Sat/Sun 11/12 January 2020.

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

    Eamonn McNamara.

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

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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 Nikki Nye 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

    Lancashire Mind

    Tarleton Corinthians (Saturday Team)

    Tarleton Corinthians Saturday team who play in the Mid Lancs League, are looking for a goalkeeper.
    Contact Ryan Teale (manager) on 07894 858114.

    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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