LFA Sunday Trophy 2010/11

Last Thursday night, Poulton SFC beat Preston side Greenlands FC in the Lancashire Sunday Trophy Final.  Our friends from Blackpool TV were there with the cameras.  Click here to see the action.

Just back from the County Ground, Leyland where BFSFA side Poulton SFC were up against Preston side Greenlands FC in the prestigious Lancashire Sunday Trophy Final.  Both teams had done well to reach the final knocking out a number of so called 'Big Guns' along the way including Poulton's impressive 6-0 win against favourites and previous winners Copperpot FC of the Rochdale Sunday Football League.  Poulton were looking to be the first winners of the Trophy from the BFSFA since the 1993/94 season. 

It was as long ago as the 1993/94 season when a BFSFA side last won the Lancashire Sunday Trophy when Mammas FC brought it home.  In recent season's we've gone close to repeating the feat but no cigar.  On Thursday night (April 14th), eight months and 158 teams later, Poulton SFC will  attempt to bring back the famous trophy to the Fylde Coast as they face Preston side Greenlands FC at the County Ground, Leyland in the final (7pm kick off). Live updates via Twitter (@Fyldesport) and the Shoutbox.  Click here for directions.

Just back from Brocstedes Park, the ground of Ashton Athletic FC, south of Wigan.  In tonight's Lancashire Sunday Trophy sem-final, BFSFA side Poulton SFC played some fantastic passing football to beat Rochdale Sunday league Champions Copperpot FC 6-0.  4-0 up at the break through goals from the impressive Catlow (2), Sharrocks (A) and Morris (D) they scored a killer fifth through Whittaker early in the second half before Daz Hall got a well deserved goal through a rare header to make it six. In all fairness they absolutely bossed the match from start to finish.  Keeper Speight never got his knees dirty.  Fingers crossed they can now go all the way and be the first side from the BFSFA to win the Trophy since the 1993/94 season.  Sincere commiserations to Copperpot FC and congratulations to all at Poulton SFC who now go on to face Preston side Greenlands FC at the County Ground, Leyland on Thursday April 14th in the final.  Two pictures attached.

The BFSFA have had a decent record of getting our teams to the last four of this difficult competition in recent seasons and on Wednesday night, Poulton SFC make their second attempt at reaching the final.  It's not too often in a season that Poulton SFC find themselves underdogs but it's fair to say that on Wednesday they face a very stern task in trying to knock out Rochdale Sunday league Champions Copperpot FC.  They wrapped up the Rochdale Premier Division title with six games to spare after winning all twelve of their opening matches.  The semi final kicks off at 19:45 at the ground of Ashton Athletic FC.  Click here for directions (Remember that there's no Southbound exit at Jcn 25 on the M6.  Come off at 24, get back on the M6 Northbound then off at 25.  I'm sure that the whole of Fylde Coast Sunday football wishes the team the best of luck in reaching the final.  Try and get over there to offer your support which will be much appreciated.

The Lancashire Sunday Trophy continues and next Sunday our sole remaining side, Poulton SFC will take on Preston side Ingol Rangers FC for a place in the semi-finals. Weather permitting, the match will take place at the ground of Poulton Town FC. Ingol Rangers FC currently occupy ninth position in the Premier Division of the Preston Sunday league.  I'm sure we all wish Poulton SFC the best of luck in making the last four.

Next Sunday sees Round 4 of the Lancashire Sunday Trophy.  Three of our Premier Division sides remain in the competition and all face difficult matches.  Poulton SFC are away at Hoop & Mallet Callans FC (Warrington).  Newton Arms FC are away at New Meadow Street FC (Preston) and the Devonshire Arms FC are at home to favourites and current holders Lostock Hall FC.  The best of luck to all three of our sides on making Round 5.

...........and then there were five.  Next Sunday sees Round 3 of the Lancashire Sunday Trophy.  Four of our Premier Division sides remain in the competition plus one of our teams from Division 1.  Here are the fixtures.

Next Sunday sees Round 2 of this season's Lancashire Sunday Trophy.  The BFSFA began with eighteen representatives but now only seven of them remain.  Four take on Preston sides and the other three opponents are from Blackburn.  Six of our seven remaining teams are from the Prem and the other from Division 1.  Six of them are away from home.  Here are the fixtures.

For those interested, here is the full list of Lancashire Sunday Trophy results from yesterday.