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Council still considering Longridge Town FC’s ground plan

Longridge Town are still hoping to press ahead with plans to improve their Mike Riding Ground.

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Wrens' Michael Clark plays a ball past Longridge's Alex O'Rourke.

Leon strikes late to hand Longridge the league title

Town crowned Premier Division champions after victory over Wrens

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Ellie Hilton

Ellie has proved she can mix it with rest

Ellie Hilton of Croston FC made history by taking advantage of the FA’s 2015 decision to allow girls to play in mixed youth football –and she is the only girl in the country to do so.

Amateur Football
Queen's Drive (yellow kit) v St Andrew's (blue) in the Harold Slater Shield Under-11s final at Deepdale

Kids shine on their big day at PNE

More than 200 youngsters graced Deepdale’s hallowed turf when they took part in the Dick Clegg Preston Schools’ Cup finals.

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Paul Whelan, second left,  is presented with the Ashy Shield by from the left, Bernard McNaboe,  Dave Aspdens brother Michael  Aspden  and John Kerrigan, who donated the shield 	               PHOTO: Eamonn McNamara

Former footballers remember stalwart Ashy

More than a 100 former amateur players, referees and administrators attended a reunion night to remember the life of football stalwart Dave ‘Ashy’ Aspden.

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Southport celebrate (photo: Eamonn McNamara)

Southport lift Youth Trophy

Southport won the Lancashire Sunday League’s Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy for the third time following their 5-0 victory against Charnock Richard at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Charnock Richard FC

Showpiece finals at Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Charnock Richard and Southport are preparing to meet in the Syndicate Trust Youth Trophy final at Bamber Bridge’s Sir Tom Finney Stadium in the first of two Lancashire Sunday League finals next week.

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Dave 'Ashy' Aspden

Nostalgia night for ‘Ashy’

A football nostagia evening will be held later this month in honour of popular former local league player, manager and admininstrator Dave ‘Ashy’ Aspden, who passed away earlier this year.

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Eccleston Primary School  Photo credit: Ed Sykes

Eccleston’s Wembley dream has ended

Wembley bid ends at Ewood for Eccleston

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Alex Colquhoun prepares to open the scoring for Garstang from the penalty spot

Whitehaven 0, Garstang 6

Garstang made the two-hour trip to Whitehaven more than worthwhile for the small band of travelling supporters with a performance that must have had their management team purring with satisfaction.

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Les Taylor  at Garstang FC

THE BIG INTERVIEW

Craig Salmon talks to football scout and former Garstang FC commercial manager Les Taylor

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Wilf Riley (left) looks at the  report of Preston's 9-0 thrashing of Cardiff with  Brian Greenhalgh, who scored two goals for PNE in that match

‘Boys of 66’ enjoy night of nostalgia

Some of Preston’s finest amateur footballers from the past enjoyed a night of nostalgia at Bamber Bridge’s Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Longridge have signed former Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Lee Dovey

Town chairman sets sights on Premier Division title success

Longridge chairman Brian Parkinson has backed his club to finally get their hands on the WLL Premier Division title this season.

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Garstang assistant boss Neil Beesley, left, welcomes new signing Chris Byrne to the club

Garstang manager is keeping it real on eve of the new campaign

Garstang boss Lee Baker has shied away from making any bold predictions on the eve of the new WLL Premier Division season.

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Preston Schools' Under-11s football team

Treble success for Preston youngsters

Preston Schools Under-11s are celebrating a triple success on the football pitch.

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Left to right: Ronnie Crawley, Derek Dunderdale, Carl Longshaw, David Wilcock, Ken Harwood, Frank Thompson

Six stalwarts are honoured by LFA

Six of the Lancashire Sunday Football League’s long-serving club officials were honoured at this year’s annual general meeting of the Lancashire Football Association.

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Jamie Vardy celebrates his equaliser against Wales

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy

The England Euro squad could learn a thing or two from Britain’s office workers, it seems.

News
Diego Maradona scoring the 'Hand of God' goal -  Photo By Rex Features

On this day ... Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal ...

Thirty years ago, on June 22, 1986, Diego Maradona scored what would go down as the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England.

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A 15-year-old Scottish footballer has been told by FIFA that he can't play over the border in England because of international transfer rules.

Louiee Scott has fallen foul of the rules designed to tackle the practice of European clubs poaching Under 16s from Africa and South America.

School boy banned from playing football by FIFA

International transfer rules have scuppered a 15-year-old Lancashire schoolboy’s chances of playing for his local team.

Crime
Our Ladys Catholic High School playing Archbishop Temple

Preston Schools’ finals special

Local youngsters got the chance to play on Deepdale’s hallowed turf in the Preston Schools’ Cup finals.

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