Reynolds: Brig were not at the races

Neil Reynolds admitted his Bamber Bridge team were not at the races on Saturday as they suffered their first home defeat of the season.
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Jason Roy with Zahoor Ahmed

Cricket coach wins prestigious award

Stalwart Zahoor Ahmed is celebrating after being named coach of the year at the Chance to Shine annual awards evening.
John and Betty Parkinson at Tarleton

Big Interview: Ton up for John and Betty!

Craig Salmon talks to Tarleton Corinthians stalwarts John and Betty Parkinson, who have served the club for a combined total of 100 years

“How’s it looking Macca?” Tarleton Corinthians stalwart John Parkinson, with pitchfork in hand, enquired.

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Head coach Paul Arnold is hoping to be available for the crunch game against Lymm

Hoppers hoping to ‘escape’ to victory

There is no ‘escape’ for Preston Grasshoppers this week despite the fact that there is a blank in the fixture list tomorrow.

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Chorley boss Matt Jansen

County call for Matt’s play-off chasing Magpies

The Magpies will renew their rivalry with Stockport County this weekend when they make the short trip Edgeley Park.

Action from Colne v Chorley (photo: Andy Pritchard)

Reynolds thrilled by Magpies draw

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds could not hide his delight after his team were paired with derby rivals Chorley in the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy.

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Regan Linney

Non-League round-up: Brig draw at Trafford

Bamber Bridge  moved a point clear at the top of the NPL First Division North  after earning a hard-fought  point at Trafford on Saturday.

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Matty Clarkson is back in training

Big interview: Matt’s return to the ring

Craig Salmon talks to Preston light-heavyweight boxer Matty Clarkson, who has decided to make a return to the sport after three years out

Matty Clarkson has always proven that he can come back strong after taking the biggest of knocks.

Michael Pate

Century in sight for marathon man Pate

If you ever happen to stumble across Preston marathon man Michael Pate pounding the streets of his home town, be sure to savour the experience.

Sam Stott will be on the bench this weekend for Preston Grasshoppers

Hoppers must cut out sloppy errors

Paul Arnold admits his Preston Grasshoppers team will need to improve tomorrow when they take on third-placed Harrogate.

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Chorley boss Matt Jansen

Jansen will lift the spirits of his men

Chorley boss Matt Jansen admits he will have to earn his corn tomorrow as he looks to raise his team’s spirits in time for the visit of Nuneaton Town to Victory Park.

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Neil Reynolds

Renno hoping Trafford text does not prove costly

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds is hoping he has not jinxed his side this weekend when they travel to Trafford.

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Andrew Teague (left) congratulates goalscorer Marcus Carver

Cup agony can spur Magpies on in league says Teague

Chorley captain Andrew Teague has urged his team-mates to use their FA Cup heartbreak has motivation for another strong promotion push.

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Chorley players despondent at the final whistle

Jansen gutted after FA Cup exit

Chorley manager Matt Jansen admitted his players were left shattered after they suffered last-gasp FA Cup heartbreak last night at Victory Park.

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Marcus Carver scores for Chorley

Chorley 1, Fleetwood 2

Chorley suffered FA Cup heartache after 10-man Fleetwood Town snatched victory in stoppage time to send them spinning out of the competition.

Chorley FC
Chorley skipper Andy Teague in action (photo: Josh Vosper)

Magpies skipper up against familiar face

Chorley captain Andrew Teague admitted there will be a knowing grin and a nod of acknowledgement when he lines up in the tunnel at Victory Park on Monday night.

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Jubilant Chorley players after they beat Wolves at Burnden Park in 1986

Wright dreaming of another glory night

Chairman Ken Wright is hoping Chorley can write another glorious chapter in their history on Monday night.

Chorley FC
Kevin Sinfield

Sinfield signs up for Hoppers

Legendary rugby league star Kevin Sinfield could make an appearance for Preston Grasshoppers ‘maybe down the line’ this season.

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Player-coach Paul Arnold has guided Preston Grasshoppers to the top of the North Premier

Hoppers won’t be resting on laurels

Paul Arnold has revealed his friendship with Mark Nelson has ‘just about survived’ despite the Preston Grasshoppers head coach getting the better of his old mentor.

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Rob Henry

City boss Brown is staying positive

Bullish Phil Brown is remaining positive despite his Lancaster City team shipping eights goals in two games over the past week.

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