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Hurst Green move into second spot

Hurst Green moved to second place in the table following their 3-0 win at fifth-placed CMB at the weekend.

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Danny Wilkinson came close to snatching a point for Longridge Town last Saturday

Longridge boss eyes an instant improvement

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft admitted his players had a day to forget when they were beaten 3-2 at Coppull United on Saturday.

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Hurst Green were victorious against Mill Hill St Peters

Match report: Hurst Green 3 Mill Hill St Peters 0

Hurst Green were 3-0 winners when they met bottom-of-the-table Mill Hill St Peters at Smithy Row.

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Jordan Tucker was one of two Longridge Town players sent off

Match report: Coppull United 3 Longridge Town 2

West Lancashire League

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Town boss Ashcroft anticipates a tough day

Longridge Town return to action this weekend with manager Lee Ashcroft expecting a tough time against Coppull United.

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Lee Ashcroft was unhappy after Longridge Towns match was postponed last weekend

Feeling of frustration for Longridge Town boss

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft admits there are positives and negatives behind their lack of football in recent weeks.

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Lee Ashcroft and his Longridge Town players will look to claim three points at Haslingden St Marys on Saturday

Champions Town seek to bounce back

Longridge Town head to Haslingden St Marys on Saturday, looking to bounce back from their first loss of the West Lancashire League season.

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Longridge Town hope to return on the road

Longridge Town hope to play their first league game in three weeks when they travel to Whitehaven on Saturday.

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April photo: The Sir Tom Finney Splash statue

Making a Splash as a calendar boy

If there is such a thing as a football statue expert, Kevin Beresford’s your man.

Arts

Sir Bobby Charlton, one of football's great champions

Few have left a greater mark on football than mesmerising midfielder and all-round gentleman Sir Bobby Charlton, who turned 80 this week.
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Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft has had to pull on his boots again after the departure of Brad Carsley

Town boss wants to lead from the touchline

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft admits he would prefer not to be turning out for the West Lancashire League champions this season.

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Town boss Ashcroft gets set for a test of their title credentials

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft acknowledges his players face a stern test this weekend in their bid to retain the West Lancashire League Premier Division title.

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Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Town boss reflects on late equaliser

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft was philosophical after watching his side draw 2-2 at Southport Hesketh on Saturday.

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Danny Wilkinson volleyed Longridge Town into the lead

Match report: Southport Hesketh 2 Longridge Town 2

West Lancashire League

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A piper leads Jim Bryson's funeral cortege into Fulwood Barracks

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.
Sport
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.

News

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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