L&C discrimination policy re-issued

As part of the L&C’s drive to make playing in the league inclusive for all, we have re-issued our policy on discrimination. It is imperative that everybody reads this and is aware of its contents. It is part of this week’s update.

  1. The fixture schedule is released up to 8th February. Delayed Cup fixtures have been scheduled, a reminder that after 90 minutes it is straight to penalties and referee fees are shared. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk.
  2. This season we have lost Old Ashtonians, Unicorn, Didsbury, Swinton, Barr Hill, and one team from each from Chorltonians and Spurley Hey. All have been for the same reason, lack of player commitment. If any clubs have found ways of increasing the commitment, please let us know and we’ll share best practice to try to avoid any more casualties.
  3. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  4. For Hooley Bridge Celtic contact Alec Gill on 07887367160.
  5. The league’s policy on discrimination was re-issued on Thursday 16th Jan, along with a communication on the subject from MFA. Please ensure all club members are aware of the contents.

Old Stretfordians Proud Defeat

No football team likes to get hammered 12-1 but a defeat of this size is one of the proudest in the 91-year history of Lancashire and Cheshire League stalwarts Old Stretfordians.

The defeat for Old Stretfordians came in 1966 as part of the World Cup preparations for a very useful Bulgaria team.

David Williams set up the game at Manchester University Playing Fields as a practice match for the Bulgarian team against his Old Stretfordians team prior to their opening World Cup fixture against Brazil, who had a certain player called Pele in their ranks.

The undoubted highlight for Old Stretfordians was a stunning goal on three minutes from Frank Hough with a screaming 25-yarder leaving the Bulgarian keeper totally helpless.

But that was the end of the Old Stretfordians glory as Bulgaria went on to score six goals in each half but it is a game that lived for ever in the memory of the fourteen Old Stretfordians players involved in the game and a great feature of the club’s long history in amateur soccer.

Photo – Newspaper cuttings about the match

99th inter-league meeting between L&C and Lancashire Amateur League confirmed

The annual inter-league meeting between teams representing L&C and the Lancashire Amateur League will take place just before Christmas. For details about that, and the rest of the weekly update, see below.

  1. December fixtures are released on Full-Time. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk. During the break of 14th Dec to 4th Jan, all the postponed and delayed fixtures will be re-organised into a new second half of the season fixture schedule.
  2. For Irlam Tiger please contact Mike Cartwright on 07810517492 instead of Kenneth Cartwright until further notice.
  3. The L & C inter-league team will play the Lancashire Amateur League on Saturday 21st Dec, 2PM at Hyde United FC, Ewen Fields, Walker Ln, Miles St, Hyde SK14 5PL. All are welcome to attend and support the team. This is the 99th meeting of the two league teams.
  4. Please note that 3G/4G pitches which are used, have to be approved and on the FA register. To check go to http://3g.thefa.me.uk/?countyfa=any
  5. Remember to refer to the frequently updated league website www.landc.org.uk for all information other than fixtures, results, tables and associated admin which remain on Full Time. For those of you on Twitter, all posts to the website are sent to Twitter account @LandCAFL.