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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.

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.

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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Match action from Longridge's 3-1 win over Southport Hesketh

Town bid to end season on a high

After a hard earned point on Saturday against league leaders Blackpool Wren Rovers, Town travelled to Southport Hesketh last night.

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Ash Ball

Longridge to have big say in Premier Division title race

Longridge Town go into their last two home fixtures full of confidence after a thumping 8-0 victory over Eagley last Saturday.

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Oscar Panepinto scores for garstang against Charnock Richard

Skipper proud of young team despite cup defeat

Captain Gary Fawcett believes experience was the telling factor behind Garstang’s Richardson Cup final defeat to Charnock Richard.

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A heavy pitch after a downpour

Parklife: A light-hearted look at the beautiful game

After the exertions of the previous weekend, taking in four games in four days, it was a quieter time this time around.

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Jordan Bowen

Don’t underestimate Eagley, warns Town boss Ashcroft

Longridge Town will be hoping the weather does not intervene once more this weekend when they host Eagley in the WLL Premier Division.

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Riversiders just one step away from making history

Riversiders just one step away from making history

Garstang boss Lee Baker is keen to cement his place in club history on Wednesday when his team bids for cup glory.

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Chipping players celebrate

Eccles targeting a final flourish

Chipping FC manager Matt Eccles is urging his players to seize the moment in the Guild Hall Cup final on Friday.

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Nicky Seekings (back row, third from right) who was sent off after 11 seconds as a makeshift goalkeeper when their normal keeper Joe Griffiths (back row centre) was unavailable due to a fashion shoot as he is a male model

Goalkeeper sent off after 11 SECONDS

A goalkeeper has entered the record books after being sent off – after just 11 SECONDS.

New Farington House skipper Ryan Broomhead with the trophy

House party!

New Farington House won the Lancashire Sunday League Syndicate Trust Challenge Cup, coming back from 3-1 down to beat New Longton Rovers in a pulsating final at Bamber Bridge’s Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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The days of muddy pitches are over until next season

Parklife: Amateur football column

It has been a busy few days – as the weather has partially relented, for now anyway, it was possible to take in four games in four days.

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Who'd be a goalie?

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They say you have to be a bit daft to be a goalkeeper. A bit? You have to be well-and-truly crazy!

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There's nothing like a midweek game under the lights

Parklife column

Tuesday saw a midweek trip to a night match…there is something special about a night game under lights.

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