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Longridge Town’s test of man management skills

Longridge Town Lee Ashcroft admits it has been a battle to keep his players’ spirits up as they hope for a return to competitive football this weekend.

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Hurst Green keeper Jack Lawrence was their man of the match

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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Sharon Jones at Samlesbury Hall

Wayward golfers in blitz on historic hall

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird was built there, but now drivers of a different kind are crashing into Samlesbury Hall.

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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

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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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Longridge Golf Clubs individual winners celebrate their success

Longridge golfers pick up their prizes

The success of both individual and team prize winners was celebrated recently during the annual presentation evening at Longridge Golf Club.

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Proud Josie with grandad Peter at his MBE presentation in 2013

Following in her hero’s tyremarks

Actor Josie Cerise has pledged to carry on the fight to protect her grandfather’s legacy . . . the Guild Wheel.

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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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Cricket’s prize performers to be honoured at Longridge CC

Cricket’s prize performers to be honoured at Longridge CC

Ribble Valley’s deputy mayor and mayoress will see the area’s developing cricket talent when they attend Sunday’s Ribble Valley Cricket Development Group’s awards evening at Longridge CC.

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Jonathan Millward was named as Longridge CCs first XI player of the year for the 2017 season

Millward bowls over the rest to win Longridge CC award

Longridge CC already know one of their opponents for the 2018 season.

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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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Competing in the cyclocross event at Chipping.

Cyclocross in Chipping has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’

Despite the poor weather, cyclocross - Britain’s fastest growing cycle sport - arrived in Chipping for the first time and has been hailed a tremendous success.

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TeamSport has karting venues across the UK

Go-karting centre gets green light

An indoor go-kart track has been given the green light by councillors.

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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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