Fund4Football has launched – L&C update

In this week’s update, we’re pleased to say Fund4Football has now launched. More details are below, whilst elsewhere, we are also still waiting for football clubs to agree to the rules sent out on 25th September. Please respond to this ASAP.

  1. October fixtures have been revised and are released on Full-Time. In case you missed them last week the postponement instructions are attached and on the website www.landc.org.uk. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk not me.
  2. On 25th September I sent out a request for all clubs to agree to the Rules (email attached). Remaining clubs please respond, or I’ll have to recommend to the committee that fines are issued.
  3. Manchester clubs note Fund4Football has launched and the application window is open from Friday 11th October to Monday 28th October.
  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 new 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.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 12.10.2019

Cup double for Denton

Poor weather prior to a sunny Saturday saw the cup and league programme again decimated with only a few grass pitches fit for action.

County Cup Action

Manchester Challenge Cup

Dom Doyle switched their Manchester Challenge Cup tie to Hyde United for their local derby with Denton Town.

Denton were quick out of the blocks to race into a 2-0 lead on five minutes with Jake Massey opening their account.

After that it was a close match but clinical finishing from Denton saw them cruise into the next round with a 5-1 victory.

Manchester Amateur Cup

Denton’s second team were in action in the Manchester Amateur Cup hosting Signol Old Boys and they made it a double for the club with an emphatic 7-3 win.

Cheshire Amateur Cup

In the Cheshire Amateur Cup Stoconians found Altrincham reserves too hot to handle as they lost out 7-3.

League Action

Premier Division

With Premier Division leaders Whalley Range out of action their main rivals took full advantage to close the gap at the top.

Reigning champions Rochdalians moved to within three points on level games as they had few problems in beating Trafford United 6-1, whilst Waterloo kept up their unbeaten record with a big 9-1 win over Milton taking them into third spot, six points behind Range but with two vital games in hand.

The other game was a much closer contest with Abacus Media beating High Lane 2-1 to move into fourth spot.

Division One

Just two games played in Division One and AFC Oldham kept their season on fire with a 3-1 win over Manchester Polonia maintaining their 100 per cent record and moving them level on points with local rivals Radcyffe.

The local derby at Urmston Town was a real thriller against Old Stretfordians. Stretfordians led 2-1 going into the mid stages of the second half with an own goal from Alex Ritchie but a neat finish from Arrey Tansidio levelled up the score and inspired Town to go on to win 4-3 at the final whistle.

Division Two

There were goals galore in Division Two with leaders South Manchester taken all the way by North Walkden before merging breathless with a 6-5 win to keep up their 100 per cent record and move five points clear of Dukinfield Athletic.

Also hitting sixes were Barr Hill by 6-1 over Oldham Victoria, Hadfield Athletic 6-0 over Santos and Mellor reserves 6-0 against Rochdalians Reserves.

Bedians were not far behind as they had Sean Chappell (three) and Julian Patterson (two) providing the goals in a 5-1 win over Chorltonians Reserves.

Division Three

The three games played in Division Three were much closer with Chadderton Cott having to work hard for a 2-1 win over Elton Lib Hargreaves which takes them to top spot by two points from Signol Old Boys.

Milton reserves won by the same score in their local derby with Abacus Media Reserves.

Stoconians Reserves showed great power of recovery as they came back from 2-1 down at Aldermere to win 3-2 thanks to goals from Matt Mills, Mick Jones and a last-minute winner from Gordon Beattie.

Division A

AFC Stockport and Old Stretfordians Reserves are still locked level on points at the top of Division A after comfortable wins.

AFC Stockport won 5-1 at Rochdale Galaxy and Stretfordians were 5-2 winners at Waterloo reserves and have a game in hand on AFC Stockport.

Trafford United Reserves kept pace with the top two with a neat 3-0 win at Salford Storm.

Division B

Just two games beat the weather in Division B and AFC Oldham 3rds closed the gap on leaders Parrs Wood Celtic with a hard-earned 2-1 win at Flixton Juniors and the other game had Old Stretfordians 3rds winning by the odd goal in five hosting Bury Amateurs Reserves.

Division C

The Tigers and Lions were roaring in Division C as leaders Chadderton Park Reserves dropped two points in their 2-2 local derby deadlock with Oldham Victoria Reserves.

Irlam Tigers Rangers bared their teeth and showed their bite with a big win over Whalley Range Reserves to move within a point of the leaders with two games in hand.

Staly Lions moved up into fourth spot with a gritty 3-2 win over Altrincham Hale and Chorltonians Albion picked up their second win of the season by 4-2 at Bury Amateurs 3rds.

Action from: 1) Aldermere v Old Stoconians Reserves (Stoconians in claret and blue); 2) Dom Doyle v Denton Town (Dom Doyle in blue); 3) Urmston Town v Old Stretfordians (Town in gold),

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 05.10.2019

Penalty shoot drama in county cup matches

As the weather relented there was virtually a full programme of games with the bulk of the action being in county cup competitions.

Lancashire Amateur Cup

Premier division leaders Whalley Range played in the Lancashire Amateur Cup at Blackburn United and a tight contest ended at 2-2 bringing on the penalty shoot-out, which proved to be a real marathon before Range lost out 13-12.

Milton were also in penalty shoot-out drama after sharing six goals at Read United but Milton kept their nerve to progress winning the shoot-out by 3-2.

The penalties continued at Elton Lib Hargreaves who drew 1-1 with Ribchester Rovers but lost the shoot-out by 4-3.

No joy either for Rochdalans who drew 3-3 at Trawden Celtic but lost 3-2 in the shoot-out and Bedians went down 3-0 at Old Blackburnians.

Manchester Challenge Trophy

In the Manchester Challenge Trophy Trafford United put some indifferent league form behind them to come from behind to beat Hollinwood 3-2. Hollinwood had taken an early lead through Martin Booth before Nathan Bradley drew United level from the penalty spot. Hollinwood regained the lead but United finished in style with a thrilling 3-2 victory.

Manchester Amateur Cup

There was plenty of action in the Manchester Amateur Cup with one of the top games coming at Chorltonians reserves who took on Division Two table toppers South Manchester seconds in a thrilling local derby. South were in control for long periods and went into the latter stages with a 4-2 lead before Chorltonians bounced back to lead 5-4 going into injury time.

South had the last word with a last-minute equaliser to bring on the shoot-out that saw both teams convert their first five kicks, South missed their sixth attempt and Mike Rafferty kept his nerve to fire in the winner for Chorltonians. Scoring for South in normal time were Josh Harper (three), Rhys Taylor and Alex Robbins with Aarron Minshull (two), Alex Eccles, Raeufe Azzabi and Jaime Kelly netting for Chorltonians.

No joy either for South’s first team who could only manage a consolation from Jaye Rushton as they went down 6-1 at Heywood St James.

Division One leaders Radclyffe suffered their first defeat of the season losing out 3-1 at FC Unsworth, Old Stretfordians were beaten 5-1 by Mersey Valley and Swinton went down 6-3 at AFC Middleton whilst Urmston Town lost 3-2 to Eastlands.

Going into the hat in the next round are Trafford United Reserves who scored the only goal of their game with Newton, AFC Oldham who accounted for local rivals Oldham Victoria 5-2. Manchester Polonia won 3-0 at Flixton Juniors and Irlam Tigers beat Chadderton Park 4-3 on penalties after a 3-3 deadlock in normal time while Barr Hill crushed Manchester Wanderers 10-2.

Village Manchester are through with a comfortable 3-0 win at Heaton Mersey and Moston Brook Reserves accounted for Chorltonians Athletic 4-2, but Salford Victoria Reserves were knocked out 4-0 at home to Brownley Albion.

Deans were in local derby action against Beechfield United reserves but lost out in a thriller by 4-3.

The final team through were Irlam Tigers Rangers who joined their first team in the hat after a fine 6-3 win over Heywood St James Reserves.

Premier Division

Action in the Premier Division was limited to two games with High Lane winning a close contest with Salford Victoria by 3-2 and Abacus Media winning 5-3 over Mellor to keep both teams in the top half of the table.

Division One

There were no games in Division One this weekend

Division Two

In Division Two North Walkden suffered their first defeat of the season by 2-1 at Stoconians, but there were wins for Dukinfield Athletic by 5-3 at Mellor reserves and Santos by 4-2 at Rochdalians Reserves.

Division Three

In Division Three Chadderton Cott overwhelmed Stoconians Reserves 7-1 to draw level on points with Village Manchester and a local derby saw Milton reserves win a tight game by 2-1 over Hooley Bridge Celtic.

Signol Athletic won a very close match by the odd goal in seven whilst hosting Aldermere.

Division A

It’s tight at the top of Division A with four teams locked on ten points, leaders AFC Stockport went down 4-1 at Mellor thirds and 2-1 win for Waterloo Reserves at Wythenshawe Wanderers took them into the top four.

Dukinfield Athletic reserves were celebrating after posting their first win of the season in style beating Rochdale Galaxy 9-2.

Division B

Parrs Wood Celtic extended their lead at the top of Division B to six points with an emphatic 4-1 win over Spurley Hey seconds whilst Chadderton Cott Reserves were held to a 2-2 draw by Hillgate who picked up their first point of the season and Moston Brook thirds were comfortable 6-3 victors at Stoconians 3rds.

Division C

There were four games in Division C, and it’s neck and neck at the top after both Chadderton Park Reserves and Salford Storm Reserves both won.

Park beat Bury Amateurs 3rds 6-2 and Storm won 4-2 at AFC Stockport Warriors.

Altrincham Hale posted their first win since joining the league beating Moston Brook 4ths 2-1 and Stoconians 4ths won by the same score at Govan Athletic A.

Action from:
1) Trafford United v Hollinwood (United in red),
2) Trafford United reserves v Newton (Newton in blue and yellow).
3) Wythenshawe Wanderers v Waterloo, (Wanderers in yellow),
4) Govan Athletic v Stoconians fourths (Stocs in claret and blue),
5) Chorltonians reserves v South Manchester Reserves (Chorlts in green and black).

Request to agree to L&C rules

In this week’s update, we’re looking for club secretaries to agree to L&C rules, regulations and policies. These have been sent out via email and require positive confirmation. This is one of five updates, all below.

To All Club Secretaries and Committee

  1. October fixtures have been revised and are released on Full-Time. In case you missed them last week the postponement instructions are attached and on the website www.landc.org.uk. For all fixture matters contact Malcolm Kershaw fixtures@landc.org.uk.
  2. If any clubs have the luxury of more players than they need, please let me know as there are several clubs at which they would be welcomed (notice on the website).
  3. On 25th September I sent out a request for all clubs to agree to the Rules (email attached). Remaining clubs please respond.
  4. Please enter your refs marks and team stats within 7 days of the match. Remember if you score a referee less than 51 to send a report to refsmarks@landc.org.uk.
  5. Remember to refer to the new 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.

Goalkeeper needed

Do you have multiple goalkeepers at your club, which means that one of them may not get regular games, but wants to play every week?  If so Spurley Hey are looking for a goal keeper.  If anyone knows of a keeper that wants to play regular football, please can you ask them to call Dave Jameson on 07753503468.

L&C weekly update: postponement details released

Only weeks into the season and the weather is already making its presence felt. Therefore, club secretaries have been sent details regarding postponement instructions in this week’s update.

1.      October fixtures are released on Full-Time. I did not think I would
be needing to issue the postponement instructions quite so early in the
season, but they are attached via email. They are also on the website www.landc.org.uk
<http://www.landc.org.uk> .
2.      If any clubs have the luxury of more players than they need, please
let me know as there are several clubs at which they would be welcomed.
3.      Please enter your refs marks and team stats within 7 days of the
match. Remember if you score a referee less than 51 to send a report to
refsmarks@landc.org.uk <mailto:refsmarks@landc.org.uk> .
4.      Remember to refer to the new league website www.landc.org.uk
<http://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.
5.      Keith Marsden is away Wednesday to Sunday this week and will deal
with any registrations issues on his return. I will cover approvals.
6.      A request has been received from a local authority to ensure no
litter is left on pitches. Please report to the ground provider if you find
a site littered by other users.

Lancashire and Cheshire AFL Fixtures & Results 28.09.2019

Waterloo keep the flag flying

On a day that saw the fixtures decimated by monsoon-like rain 3G pitches kept a reasonable portion of the busy programme ticking over with some crucial matches taking place.

Manchester Challenge Trophy

Waterloo led the day with a great win in the Manchester Challenge Trophy as they defended superbly to beat Egerton FC 2-0 to march into the last eight.

Premier Division

Premier Division action was limited to two games featuring the main title contenders with leaders Whalley Range facing a tough fixture at Salford Victoria.

Both teams played some fine free-flowing football but it was the clinical finishing from Range that saw them home with a comfortable 9-2 victory.

It also featured three hat-tricks from the lethal Range strike-force with Larnall Cole, Danny Heffernan and Rhys Jones all laying claim to the match ball.

Reigning champions Rochdalians have a game in hand over Range but remain six points adrift despite an efficient 4-1 derby win at Abacus Media.

Division One

Division One was also restricted to just two games but both had plenty of goals

With the top two teams out of action Irlam Tigers roared into third place with a 6-2 win over Old Stretfordians and Signol Old Boys moved into fourth place as they also hit an impressive six hosting Moston Brook with Brook bagging a consolation strike.

Division Two

Division Two had much more action and goals galore in the four games played.

South Manchester reserves are enjoying a great season and they were unstoppable hosting local rivals Didsbury at Chorlton High School’s 3G pitch. South romped to a comfortable 8-0 victory which leaves them five points clear of Dukinfield Athletic who beat Oldham Victoria 6-3. Netting for South were the red-hot Josh Harper (four), Rhys Taylor (two), Chris McMahon and Mark Robbins.

Lurking behind the top two with two games in hand and both with 100 per cent records are North Walkden and Bedians whose fixture was a victim of the weather.

In the other games, Hadfield Athletic beat Rochdalians Reserves 5-2 and Santos share four goals with visitors Stoconians.

Division Three

There were also four games played in Division Three and a five-goal thriller at Village Manchester saw the home team convert a late penalty for victory over Spurley in a game that was a credit to both teams on an excellent surface at Trinity High School.

The win moved Village into top spot by two points over non-playing Denton Town Reserves, whilst Chadderton Park kept in touch with the top two with a comfortable 4-1 win over Salford Victoria Reserves.

The other two games were close contests with Signol Athletic winning 5-3 at Elton Lib Hargreaves and Stoconians Reserves triumphed by the odd goal in seven at Milton reserves.

Division A

There were four games completed in Division A, with the highlight being a 6-6 nerve-jangler between AFC Oldham reserves and Wythenshawe Wanderers.

Old Stretfordians Reserves dropped their first points of the season as they shared six goals with Moston Brook seconds but the point was enough to leave them level on points at the top of the table with AFC Stockport.

Trafford United reserves also drew 3-3 with Mellor 3rds and the point moved them into third spot ahead of Waterloo reserves.

Division B

Just one game beat the elements in Division B where Parrs Wood Celtic swept into top spot disposing of Moston Brook 3rds 7-3, to move three points clear of Bury Amateurs Reserves and AFC Oldham 3rds.

Division C

In the two games in Division C, Salford Storm Reserves enjoyed the grass at Salford Sports Village with a 4-1 win over Chadderton Park Reserves lifting them to level on points with their opponents on the day and Irlam Tigers Rangers. Whilst Stoconians 4ths enjoy one of their biggest wins in recent memory as they romped to a big 8-3 win at Moston Brook 4ths.

Pics- action from: 1) Salford Vics v Whalley Range (Vics in green and white); 2) South Manchester reserves v Didsbury (Didsbury in blue); 3) Village Manchester v Spurley Hey (Spurley Hey in yellow)