Town boss Ashcroft thrilled with friendly win over Holker Old Boys

Lee Ashcroft
Lee Ashcroft
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Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft is hoping his team can return to West Lancashire League Premier Division action this weekend.

The Reds have not kicked a competitive ball for nearly two months due to the recent heavy rain, which has decimated fixture lists across the region.

Once again, no game went ahead in the Premier Division last weekend, but Ashcroft is hopeful this weekend’s home clash against Slyne with Hest will beat the weather.

Town have not been totally idle over the last few weeks and managed to secure a morale-boosting 3-2 friendly victory over North West Counties outfit Holker Old Boys last week on the artifical pitch at Preston’s College.

“It was a good win,” said Ashcroft. “We’ve managed to do a bit of training over the Christmas period, but we had not played for six weeks, so to win against a team in a higher division – which was full strength – was a good workout for us.

“We’ll train again tonight ahead of the Slyne game,which will hopefully go ahead.

“We’ve not had much luck with the weather, but it’s not all negative. We have floodlights so if we have to play night matches, we’ll do that.

“No one else is playing so we’re not losing ground. It’s a nightmare situation which everyone is in.”

Meanwhile, the club is on the lookout for a new secretary and treasurer after Kath Lawson resigned from her positions.

Chairman Brian Parkinson said: “Kath said it was to be her last season. She did both the treasurer and secretary jobs as well as being the fixtures secretary.

“On behalf of myself and the club, we would like thank Kath for all her efforts.”

If anyone is interested or requires further information, please contact Brian Parkinson on 07434970785.