Magpies stalwart Adam Roscoe is sad to be leaving

Magpies stalwart Adam Roscoe’s desire to carry on playing was the defining factor behind his departure from Chorley.

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Neil Reynolds Photo: Ruth Hornby

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds signs new contract

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds has committed his future to the club

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Laura Massaro in action against Nour El Sherbini

Squash ace Laura Massaro out of British Open after semi-final loss

Chorley’s defending champion Laura Massaro has been eliminated from the 2018 Allam British Open after falling to a 3-2 defeat against World No.1 Nour El Sherbini inside Hull’s Airco Arena on semi-finals day.
Lancaster's Liam Moffat celebrates a wicket. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster captain says team must come to terms with being hunted

Lancaster must come to terms with being the hunted in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division this season.

Croston skipper Lee Childs is hoping for another win at Great Eccleston this weekend

Croston captain a happy man after strong start to Palace Shield season

Croston captain Lee Childs admits he cannot have too many complaints after his team’s fine start to the new season.

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Craig Salmon’s Soapbox: Joe Hart did not deserve a place

I would still take him, you know,’ said one of the radio callers. ‘Just for his experience’.

Neil Swarbrick

Preston referee Neil Swarbrick has retired

Preston football official Neil Swarbrick has called time on his refereeing career

Alan Jackson Jr runs the Jackson Road Racing Team

Big Interview: Former Isle of Man TT champion Alan Jackson Jr

Nerves, anticipation, excitement, exhilaration – it is that time of the year when all of the old feelings return for former 
Preston motorbike racer Alan Jackson Jr.

Mark Walling

Mark Walling not shocked by Garstang’s flying start to life in Northern League

Garstang skipper Mark Walling is not too surprised to see his newly-promoted team riding high at the top of the Northern League Division One.

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Vernon Carus captain Paul Chapman Jr

Vernon Carus looking to revive past Palace Shield glories

Vernon Carus skipper Paul Chapman Junior is hopeful this year is the start of another successful period in the club’s history.

Lancaster City's Paul Dugdale (right). Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City win two awards for behaviour on and off pitch

Phil Brown revealed his deep sense of pride after Lancaster City were awarded the Northern Premier League’s fair play award for the second season running.

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Manchester United and Manchester City are unlikely to ever be involved in a final-day title decider

Salmon’s Soapbox: Last-day shootout will never happen again

Craig Salmon looks at the way the Premier League fixtures are formulated and the apparent policy of keeping the big clubs apart at certain points during the season

Okay, tell us something we did not already know! Reports have emerged this week that the Premier League fixture list is strategically fixed so that certain teams do not face each other on particular weekends of the season.

Bamber Bridge skipper matt Lawlor lifts the play-off trophy. Photo: Ruth Hornby

Brig boys looking to challenge in Premier

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds reckons his players have the ability to flourish in the NPL Premier Division next season.

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Liam Moffatt (photo: Tony North)

Longridge top early Palace Shield table after fine win over Lancaster

Longridge moved to the top of the embryonic Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division table thanks to an excellent 24-run win over Lancaster at Lune Road.

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Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge win promotion to NPL Premier Division

Bamber Bridge 1, Prescot Cables 0

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Michael Potts in action for Bamber Bridge (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Big Interview: Brig midfielder Michael Potts

Craig Salmon talks to Bamber Bridge midfielder Michael Potts ahead of Saturday’s play-off final against Prescot Cables at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Should Michael Potts lead Bamber Bridge to promotion glory on Saturday afternoon, there are likely to be a few messages of congratulations pinging to his phone after the final whistle has been blown.

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Eccleston player-chairman Iain Bradley

Eccleston bid to build on strong start to Palace Shield season

Eccleston player-chairman Iain Bradley is hoping the club can continue to be upwardly mobile in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Brig's on-loan Adam Roscoe could be fit for the final

Third time lucky for Bamber Bridge in play-off final?

Neil Reynolds felt his Bamber Bridge team had to go up a level in order to book their place in the NPL First Division North play-off final.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter during their second-round clash at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield

Salmon’s Soapbox: Personality clashes are good for sport

Craig Salmon believes a few more conflicts between players would increase the appeal of sport

A bit of argy-bargy at the Crucible Theatre I hear? Never, that can’t be true, can it?

Tom Boardman, right, in action at Brands Hatch earlier this month (photo: Mike Inkley)

BIG INTERVIEW: Boardman back behind the wheel

Craig Salmon talks to Forton racing driver Tom Boardman, who is making a comeback this year at the British Touring Car Championships

Forton racing driver Tom Boardman is hoping to make up for lost time this year after making a welcome return behind the wheel of his touring car.

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