Ashcroft: Town have to win every game

Longridge Town welcome Vickerstown to the Mike Riding Ground on Saturday, knowing the West Lancashire League Premier Division title race is well and truly alive.

Brad Carsley returned to the starting XI as Longridge Town drew at Fulwood Amateurs on Saturday

Match report: Fulwood Amateurs 1 Longridge Town 1

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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

Longridge Towns Kieran Walmsley collected plaudits for his display in the centre of defence against Fulwood Amateurs

Success is a team game for Town boss

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft believes last Saturday’s win over Fulwood Amateurs proved the need for a strong squad.

Brad Carsley came off the bench to score twice for Longridge Town

Match report: Longridge Town 2 Fulwood Amateurs 0

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Town boss Lee Ashcroft saw his players have another free Saturday last weekend

Ashcroft calls for Town to focus on themselves

‘One game at a time’ is the message from Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft to his players as they gear up for the end-of-season run-in in the West Lancashire League.

Longridge Town Juniors have benefited from a new sponsorship deal with Grandma Singletons

Longridge Town juniors put their shirt on new kit deal

The future is looking bright at Longridge Town Juniors Football Club after announcing a new sponsorship deal.


Quiz: which of these players have scored 100 or more Premier League goals?

Peter Crouch became the 25th Premier League centurion on Wednesday with a tap in versus Everton.

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Troy Carsley is suspended for Longridge Town on Saturday

Town boss avoids selection headache

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft admitted there were positives and negatives behind the club’s Saturday postponement.

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft had plenty to shout about against Thornton Cleveleys

Longridge Town boss thrilled with his six-hitters

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft was pleased at how his under-strength side posted an emphatic victory in their first game of the year.

Some of Chipping FCs Under-12s team in their new kit

Chipping FC’s youngsters have gone green

Chipping Football Club have started the process of phasing out their juniors’ red kits and replacing them with green ones in line with the club’s traditional first team colours.

Longridge Town's Kieran Walmsley

Match report: Thornton Cleveleys 0 Longridge Town 6

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Trainee sports journalist Jamie Green (back row second from left) with Ribbles High school students Josh Seed, Owen Parker, Toby Greenhalgh, James Bridge, James Fielding, Kian Bowden, Max Harris, Charlie Nowell and Harvey Vause.

Budding sports reporters put through their paces

Trainee sports journalist Jamie Green visited aspiring young reporters at a Ribble Valley high school to pass on some tips.

Lee Ashcrofts Longridge Town players will be hoping for a return to action on Saturday

Third time lucky for table-topping Town?

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft hopes this weekend will be third time lucky as his players seek a return to match action.

Brad Carsley had been due to miss last weekends game through suspension

Table-topping Town ready to return

Longridge Town make their belated return to league action on Saturday when they face Tempest United.

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Winger Waddecar is ruled out for rest of the season

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds has conceded he could be without talismanic forward Alistair Waddecar for the rest of the season.

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Former footballer Paul Gascoigne. Picture by PA.

Former footballer Paul Gascoigne taken to hospital after 'fight' at hotel

Former football star Paul Gascoigne was taken to hospital after an alcohol-fuelled fight at a hotel, it has been reported.
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Lee Ashcroft (right) saw his Longridge Town squad end 2016 with three points by way of victory against Euxton Villa

Three-asy does it for Longridge Town manager

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft hailed his players’ performance after they went into the Christmas break with another three points.

Longridge Towns players celebrated a 18th win from 19 league games with victory over Euxton Villa

Match report: Euxton Villa 1 Longridge Town 3

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England wore poppies on their sleeves during the win against Scotland. (Photo: PA)

FA receives larger FIFA fine for poppy display than other countries do for 'homophobic chanting'

The football associations of the home nations have been fined by world governing body FIFA following last month's poppy row.
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