Local Football

Saturday schedule pleases Garstang FC boss

Garstang FC manager Lee Baker believes the club will see the benefit of playing one game per week for the next couple of months.

Jamie Vardy celebrates his equaliser against Wales

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy

The England Euro squad could learn a thing or two from Britain’s office workers, it seems.

Diego Maradona scoring the 'Hand of God' goal -  Photo By Rex Features

On this day ... Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal ...

Thirty years ago, on June 22, 1986, Diego Maradona scored what would go down as the ‘Hand of God’ goal against England.

Oscar Panepinto scores for garstang against Charnock Richard

Skipper proud of young team despite cup defeat

Captain Gary Fawcett believes experience was the telling factor behind Garstang’s Richardson Cup final defeat to Charnock Richard.

A heavy pitch after a downpour

Parklife: A light-hearted look at the beautiful game

After the exertions of the previous weekend, taking in four games in four days, it was a quieter time this time around.

The days of muddy pitches are over until next season

Parklife: Amateur football column

It has been a busy few days – as the weather has partially relented, for now anyway, it was possible to take in four games in four days.

Local 3
Who'd be a goalie?

Parklife column

They say you have to be a bit daft to be a goalkeeper. A bit? You have to be well-and-truly crazy!

Local 3
There's nothing like a midweek game under the lights

Parklife column

Tuesday saw a midweek trip to a night match…there is something special about a night game under lights.

Local 2
The ref will always be at the centre of controversy regardless of technology

Parklife: Grassroots football column

I have previously offered the view that one of the joys of football is that the same laws apply whether the game is 
the World Cup final or an Under -6s match

Local 2
The bin-it-to-win-it approach works best in parks football

Parklife amateur football column

It is a curious thing. Friends, colleagues and acquaintances get together and decide to form a football team.

Local 1
Action from the a local league at the weekend

Parklife: Local football column

“Time” yelled 10 team-mates in unison, as the dodgy centre-half brought the ball down, facing his own goal, 14 yards out.


Dolly Blues close in on new arrivals

LANCASTER City could be set to make their first signings ahead of the new season.


Giant Axe attracts bumper crowd

LANCASTER City’s season may be winding down following their President’s Cup win but there is going to be an exciting end to the season in the North Lancashire League.


Garstang 1-0 Dalton

AT THE match played on Tuesday, April 19, Garstang created chance after chance before finally securing the much needed victory with only five minutes left to play.


Vickerstown 1-1 Garstang

GARSTANG made the long journey to Walney Island on Easter Monday and came back with a very respectable point.


Garstang 0-2 Fulwood Amateurs

THE fact that Jim Brindle in the Fulwood goal didn’t have a worthwhile shot to save in the entire game tells its own story.

My beautiful picture

Bolton-le-Sands 1-3 Caton United

THE Holdens Solicitors/Gibson Challenge Cup final was held at Lancaster City’s Giant Axe last Thursday.


Storeys reach Challenge Cup final

IN the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup semi-final Division One side College AFC put up a terrific fight against Storeys before losing 3-2 in a good exciting cup game.


Sparks lights up cup clash

IN the Black Dragon Senior Challenge Cup semi-final another encounter between two lowly Premier Division sides, Swarthmoor Social Club and Marsh United, was as close as their first semi-final with the same result, a win for Marsh United.

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