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Mid Lancs League’s finals at the double this week

This week sees the Mid Lancashire Football League stage its two prestige cup finals.

Amateur Football
Marcus Carver was on target for Chorley

Easter Monday’s non-league round-up

Chorley ran out 2-0 winners at home to Bradford Park Avenue on Easter Monday in the National League North.

Non-League
Toby Ellis of Preston Table Tennis Association, the Achievement/Performance of the Year Junior Male winner with sponsor Kate Plano

Awards galore for city’s big achievers

The 13th Annual GLL Preston Sports Awards 2018 has once again showcased the amazing achievements of Preston’s clubs, volunteers and athletes over the last 12 months.

Sport
Elite Snooker A,  winners of the Richard Smith Knockout Cup

Veterans’ League’s finale was cracker

The Preston and District Veterans’ Snooker League’s finale proved to be as popular as ever.

Snooker
Alistair Waddecar found the net for Brig (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Non-league round-up

Bamber Bridge suffered their first NPL First Division North defeat since November as Hyde United ran out 2-1 winners at Ewen Fields.

Non-League
Rachel Wood (centre) was Chorley's scorer

Spot-kick denies a Chorley Ladies’ win

Chorley Ladies held title challengers Liverpool Feds to a 1-1 draw having narrowly lost out to the only goal when the teams faced each other just a few weeks ago.

Football
Leyland Barracudas swimmers in Germany

Barracudas’ trip is hailed huge success

Jess Thorpe was the star of the show when a team of nine swimmers from Leyland Barracudas competed in the 37th International Masters Swimming event hosted by Flensberger SchwimmKlub in northern Germany.

Sport
Preston's visit from Ilkley will have to be rearranged

Hoppers’ match falls victim to weather

Preston Grasshoppers’ North Premier League clash with Ilkley at Lightfoot Green on Saturday has become the latest fixture to fall foul of the big freeze.

Preston Grasshoppers
Laura Massaro on her way to a second-round defeat

Laura Massaro blown out in Windy City Open event

Chorley’s Laura Massaro was a second-round casualty in the 2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company.

Squash
Ronnie O'Sullivan after his victory at Preston Guild Hall (photo: eventphotos67)

Preston Guild Hall glory for Ronnie O’Sullivan after win over Ding Junhui

Ronnie O’Sullivan secured his maiden World Grand Prix title with a convincing 10-3 victory over Ding Junhui at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Snooker
Laura Massaro is in the Team England squad

Laura in England squad for Gold Coast

Chorley’s world No.4 Laura Massaro is on her way to Australia’s Gold Coast after being named in Team England’s squash squad.

Squash
Megan Searson (left) in a midfield battle

Chorley Ladies left with an empty Plate

Chorley Ladies crashed out of the FA League Plate when they suffered a 4-0 reverse at Hull City.

Football
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan

Rocket Ronnie in action on opening night at Guild Hall

Ronnie O’Sullivan will face Robert Milkins in the first round of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston next Monday.

Snooker
Fans hold banners in the stands in tribute to the Munich air disaster victims

Silent salute to victims of Munich air disaster

Manchester United fans paid their respects to the victims of the Munich air disaster before the club’s 2-0 home win against Huddersfield at Old Trafford.

Football
Adam Dodd was sent off (photo: Josh Vosper)

Non-league round-up

Ten-man Bamber Bridge were left to rue a missed penalty and had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the NPL First Division North against Skelmersdale United at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Non-League
Leyland Barracudas Masters (back row, from left): Matt Burrows, Chris Hamer, Matt Houghton, Jess Thorpe and Chris Horne. Front row: Emily Sinkinson, Carole Jepson, Elaine Fitchie and Ashley Leech

Leyland Barracudas Masters team visit Germany

Several members of Leyland Barracudas’ successful Masters’ swim team are travelling to Flensburg in Germany to compete in an international event.

Sport
Scarlett Smith battles with a Leeds United defender

The goal that never was costs Chorley Ladies

Lady luck deserted Chorley Ladies as they lost 1-0 to Leeds United.

Football
Chorley celebrate Vicky Coope's successful spot-kick

Four-goal Chorley Ladies show their fighting spirit

Chorley Ladies won 4-2 at Crewe Alexandra on Sunday to climb two places to fifth in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One.

Football
Laura Massaro celebrates her victory in New York

Laura into semi-final at New York’s Grand Central

Chorley’s England No.1 Laura Massaro has reached the semi-finals of the 2018 Women’s JP Morgan Tournament of Champions semi-finals.

Squash
Manchester United defender Phil Jones

Phil’s fighting talk over United title bid

Leyland lad Phil Jones has warned Manchester City they can still be overhauled in the Premier League title race, just as Manchester United were six years ago.

Football
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