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No deal yet on Northern League and Palace Shield merger

Northern Premier League clubs have agreed – in principle – in favour of a merger with the Palace Shield.

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Billy Akrigg comes under pressure against Hyde United. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City boss wants players to go up another level

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has challenged his players to take things to the next level in a bid to stay at the sharp end of the table.

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George Drake.

Tournament of a lifetime for football-mad boy

A football-mad schoolboy from Hest Bank will be representing England in the Premier League Truce Tournament in Belgium this week.

April and Jamie Whiteley get into the Christmas spirit preparing their Kestrel dinghy for Morecambe Sailing Clubs Turkey Chase meeting.

Family affair for Morecambe Sailing Club’s Whiteleys

There were feathers in the cap for the Whiteley family with father, Nick, taking first place and daughter and son, April and Jamie, following him home in Morecambe Sailing Club’s Turkey Chase meeting on the bay on Sunday.

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Adam Sumner was denied by the post and Ramsbottom goalkeeper Charlie Albinson on Tuesday night.

Ramsbottom United 1-0 Lancaster City

A combination of brave defending, a lack of conviction and some misfortune meant that Ramsbottom’s 100 per cent record at home to Lancaster City continued on Tuesday night.

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Ryan Edwards was on target for Morecambe against Scunthorpe. Picture: Matt Rushton

Morecambe exit EFL Trophy with penalty shoot-out defeat to Scunthorpe

Morecambe bowed out of the EFL Trophy after suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat at Glanford Park.

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Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club's ladies first team.

Hockey: Clubs do battle in derby clashes

Lancaster and Morecambe Hockey Club’s Ladies 1s took derby bragging rights with victory over Lancaster 2s on Saturday.

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Trimpell Raptors' Paul Stebbing and David Gott.

Second beats third in Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League

Second played third in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League this week as Trimpell Raptors visited Garstang Annihilators.

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Vale youngster Max Castaldi.

Differing fortunes for Vale’s squash sides

Teams from the Vale of Lune suffered differing fortunes in the latest round of matches in the North West Counties Squash League.

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Caton United's Joe Bouskill.

North Lancs League: Honours even between Cartmel and Caton

The game of the day in the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire Premier Division saw Cartmel and District, the last team with a 100 per cent record, face second-placed Caton United.

Jim Bentley congratulates his players on the win over Plymouth.

Morecambe back in action at Scunthorpe

Morecambe return to action at Scunthorpe United tonight after a pre-Christmas break which left manager Jim Bentley in two minds.

Jack Pullar and James Gullen. Picture: Hugh McManus

New teams for Pedal Heaven’s Pullar and Gullen

Two district cyclists have moved teams ahead of the new season after a successful 2016 as team mates.

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Rhys Turner. Picture: B&O PRESS PHOTO

Bentley backs Turner to fill Barkhuizen’s boots

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has challenged Rhys Turner to fill the space created by Tom Barkhuizen’s departure.

Vale's Sam Wallbank.

Burnage 12-25 Vale of Lune

Vale of Lune produced a glorious team performance to extend their unbeaten run to five games.

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Carnforth lost out at Ormskirk on Saturday.

Ormskirk 2nds 24-19 Carnforth

Carnforth went down 24-19 at Ormskirk 2nds in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Three North on Saturday.

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Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kirkby Lonsdale 26-18 Wilmslow

League leaders Kirkby Lonsdale made it a perfect dozen with a 26-18 win over Wilmslow on Saturday.

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Garstang manager Lee Baker.

Slyne lose out in seven-goal thriller as Garstang reach semi-final

Slyne-with-Hest came out on the wrong side of a seven-goal thriller at Whitehaven in the West Lancashire Premier Division on Saturday.

Match-winner Craig Carney looks to hold onto possession. Picture: Tony North

Lancaster City 1-0 Hyde United

Lancaster City kept pace at the top of the table as they got past Hyde United in a scrappy game on Saturday.

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Glen Townson joins Ealing Trailfinders. Picture: ETPRM

Morecambe’s Townson joins Ealing after six years with Bristol

A Morecambe second row forward has ended his six-season association with Bristol and joined Ealing Trailfinders.

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Ben Winterburn and Josh Thompson (back) with Aimee Banks, Alex Livingstone and Holly Salisbury (front).

Swimming: Young Otters are in Winter wonderland after medals haul

Carnforth Otters were well represented in the North West Regional Winter Championships, with eight of the top squad swimmers achieving qualifying times in multiple events.

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