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Final whistle for ‘colossus’ of refereeing

Referees from Premier League to parks football turned out in black to say their farewells as Jim Bryson took the final whistle.

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Longridge Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Elton Vale 0 Longridge Town 5

Lancashire FA Shield

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Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
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Gail Newsham (right) and Alison Hitchen pick up the award in London

Ladies get FA approval at last

Almost a century after they were banned by the FA, the footballers from Dick, Kerr Ladies have won them over at long last.

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John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
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Garstang defeated Longridge Town in Saturdays Richardson Cup meeting

Match report: Longridge Town 1 Garstang 2

Richardson Cup First Round

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Town boss happy to take three more points

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft was pleased at the way his players showed another side to their game at the weekend.

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Longridge Town picked up three points at the weekend

Match report: Hesketh Bank 0 Longridge Town 1

West Lancashire League

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Longridge Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Longridge Town 4 Haslingden St Marys 0

Two goals from Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft and a man-of-the-match performance from Ash Ball proved to be too much for last season’s First Division champions.

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Lee Ashcroft and Lee Cartwright during their Preston North End days

Friends reunited at Longridge Town tonight

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft will come up against a familiar face when his players meet Haslingden St Marys tonight.

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Longridge Town 3 Slyne with Hest 1

Matty Bullock capped his return to the starting line-up with two goals as Town defeated Slyne for the second time in a week.

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Longridge Town drew at the weekend

Ashcroft: Town team weathered difficult conditions

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft is preparing his players for tonight’s home match with Slyne with Hest by describing Saturday’s draw at Thornton Cleveleys as one point gained.

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Hurst Green got the better of Crooklands Casuals at the weekend

Match report: Hurst Green 3 Crooklands Casuals 1

Hurst Green made it three wins out of three with a fine 3-1 victory against newly-relegated Crookland Casuals.

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Longridge Town defender Joe Melling

Match report: Thornton Cleveleys 1 Longridge Town 1

West Lancashire League Premier Division

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Jordan Tucker opened the scoring for Longridge Town

Match report: Longridge Town 2 Tempest United 0

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Neymar who? Sir Stanley Matthews' first contract where he was paid £5 per week to be auctioned

Stanley Matthews’ first ever professional football contract which states he will earn £5 per week is to be auctioned off.

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New Brig striker Brad Carsley in action for Longridge Town

Longridge Town boss expects a tougher time this season

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft believes the West Lancashire League Premier Division will be a closer-fought battle compared to last season.

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Lee Ashcroft saw his Longridge Town side defeat Blackpool Wren Rovers on penalties

Match report: Longridge Town 1 Blackpool Wren Rovers 1

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The boys in their new PNE strips

Youl goes back to his roots and starts Congo fan club

Youl Mawene admits he is still “on a high” after returning from his first pilgrimage to Africa in search of his roots.

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