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LATEST NEWS

10.12.16

RESULT

WHITEHAVEN AFC 0-6 GARSTANG (Colquhoun pen, A Coar 2, R Coar 3)


09.12.16

FIXTURE UPDATE

Although it's been very wet in Cumbria today Whitehaven have got an option to play on 3G should the grass not be fit so tomorrow's game is on. The youth team game on Sunday is looking doubtful at the moment.


08.12.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 10th December

West Lancs Premier League

WHITEHAVEN v GARSTANG KO 2PM

Sunday 11th December

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v CHIPPING KO 11AM


04.12.16

RESULT

POULTON YTH 3-2 GARSTANG YTH (Naylor 2)

LOTTERY WINNER

The Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery was won in November by a delighted Terry Fairclough, pictured here receiving the cheque. The lucky winner said, "I have been in the draw a long time and I never expected to win the big prize so it was a real surprise when I got the call. The money will come in handy with Christmas just around the corner". Anyone wishing to support their local club and have the chance of winning £1000 can join, just call Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.


03.12.16

RESULTS

VICKERSTOWN 0-2 GARSTANG (A Coar, R Coar)

GARSTANG RES 4-0 SWARTHMOOR (Taylor 2, Hocking, Murphy)

CUP SEMI

The Lancashire Amateur Shield Semi Final against Burscough Richmond will take place at The Tom Finney Stadium, Bamber Bridge FC on Wednesday 15th February with a 7.30pm kick off.


02.12.16

TRAVEL DETAILS

The ground address for Vickerstown FC is Park Vale, Mill Lane, Walney, Barrow in Furness. LA14 3NB. Kick off is 1.30pm.

01.12.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 3rd December

Richardson Cup Quarter Final

VICKERSTOWN v GARSTANG KO 1.30PM

More cup action for Garstang this weekend with another long trip, this time to Vickerstown. Lee Baker reckons this will be the toughest game of recent weeks as the Barrow outfit will have their eyes on a semi final spot having dumped Longridge Town out of the tournament in the last round.

Lee said "There will be a couple of changes from last week. Vickerstown are a physical side, strong up top and very difficult to play against . It's our job to go there and make life hard work for them and we've been good at that away from home this season. Whatever happens we won't panic and we'll see what happens."

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v SWARTHMOOR KO 2PM

The Reserves are looking to pick up 3 points on Saturday to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle. Having played more games than anyone else and without a game for a month it would be good to have some pre Christmas cheer. Having played some games earlier in the season with a bare 11 it's gone from famine to feast with manager Simon Bentham having a squad of around 20 to choose from.

Simon commented "I've got a wealth of quality available, Matt Seed is back from injury and Freddie Mason could make his debut. We have got some very tough decisions to make."  This is a 2pm kick off not 3pm. Footnote: Freddie Mason is not able to play this weekend as the necessary paperwork has not been completed.

Sunday 4th December

Syndicate Trust Youth Cup 3rd Round

POULTON v GARSTANG KO 11AM


27.11.16

Garstang FC "SCORE LOTTERY" Winners - draw made Friday 25th November 2016
 
Num. 3414 - £1000 - Mr T Fairclough, Garstang
Num. 4291 - £100 - Mrs M Pinder, Garstang
Num. 1865 - £60 - Malcolm Hoyles, Garstang
Num. 3924 - £60 - Steven Howard, Catterall
Num. 3563 - £60 - Mrs O Dagger, Garstang
Num. 2929 - £25 - Mrs Elizabeth, Corless, Garstang
Num. 2558 - £25 - Andrew Smith, Blackburn
Num. 3392 - £25 - Michael Collins, Garstang
Num. 3036 - £25 - Sharon Hodgson, Garstang

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 4-3 PENWORTHAM ST TERESAS (Hocking, Clark, Ross, Cottam)


26.11.16

RESULT

AFC MONTON 1-2 GARSTANG (A Coar, R Coar) Come on you Reddies!


25.11.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 26th November

Lancashire Amateur Shield Quarter Final

AFC MONTON v GARSTANG KO 1.30PM

Having had two postponements due to weather the competition rules mean Garstang lose home advantage and have to travel to Manchester for their quarter final tie. Ironically AFC Monton were worried that their ground wouldn't be fit so the game has been arranged on a 3G pitch at Eccles college (M30 9JF) which probably suits neither side but the game needs to be played. Garstang have a full squad available and Burscough Richmond await the winners in the semi final.

Sunday 27th November

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v PENWORTHAM ST TERESAS KO 11AM


24.11.16

LANCS AMATEUR SHIELD

The Lancashire Shield Quarter Final between Garstang and AFC Monton will take place this Saturday on a 3G pitch at Eccles College with a 1.30pm kick off. The address of the college is 12 The Broadway, Eccles, Salford M30 9JF (Chatsworth Road).


20.11.16

CHRISTMAS DO

There are a few places left for the Christmas Party night on Sat 3rd December at The Wyrebank which is looking like being "a reet good do" It's open to anyone and for £25 a head you get the excellent Wyrebank 3 course Christmas dinner, dancing til late, free raffle, photo booth fun and more. We're looking to organise the tables next week so it would help if you can book your place if you haven't already for a great night out and supporting your local football club. Phone Charlie on 07825 508692, Adrian on 07967 337411 or Dave on 07501 119458.


19.11.16

YOUTH GAME OFF

The youth team game tomorrow is confirmed off as are all West Lancashire League games today.


18.11.16

GAME OFF

Unsurprisingly tomorrow's game at The Riverside against AFC Monton is OFF. Sunday's youth game will not go ahead at home but there is still a possibility the game could be switched to Mellor.


17.11.16

CUP DRAW

The youth team have drawn Poulton away in the 3rd round of the Syndicate Youth Cup. The fixture is scheduled for 11am Sunday 4th December.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 19th November

Lancs Amateur Shield Quarter Final

GARSTANG v AFC MONTON KO 1.30PM

Sunday 20th November

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v MELLOR KO 11AM


15.11.16

FA CUP STORY

Last night Curzon Ashton from the National League North beat Westfields FC in the 1st round of the FA Cup to earn themselves a second round tie live on BT Sport against either Bury or MK Dons. Captain on the night and scorer of Curzon's 3rd goal in a 3-1 win was Niall Cummins (pictured above) who a few years ago had a season at Garstang FC before moving on to Curzon via AFC Blackpool and Burscough. All at The Riverside wish Niall all the best in the next round and we will watch the game with added interest.


13.11.16

RESULT

AFC FYLDE YTH 5-1 GARSTANG YTH (Hocking)

FIXTURE CHANGES

The Lancs Amateur Shield fixture against AFC Monton postponed yesterday has been rescheduled for 1.30pm next Saturday 19th November. Unfortunately this means that the first team game at Turton and the Reserve game at home to Walney Island on that date have been cancelled.


12.11.16

GAME OFF

Unfotunately today's Amateur Shield  game at The Riverside is off due to a waterlogged pitch.


11.11.16

PITCH UPDATE

The pitch at The Riverside currently has standing water in some areas and with heavy rain forecast tonight there will be a 9am pitch inspection tomorrow (Sat) due to the early kick off and the distance Monton have to travel.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 12th November

Lancs Amateur Shield Quarter Final

GARSTANG v AFC MONTON KO 1.30PM

It's back to cup action tomorrow for a quarter final clash with AFC Monton from The Manchester Football League. The visitors have had an uncannily similar start to the season as Garstang with both sides lying 6th in their respective leagues having won 6 and lost 3 and both teams currently unbeaten in 10. Something has to give! If the game is level after 90 minutes it goes straight to penalties.

Lee Baker should have a full squad to choose from with Swindlehurst available and any late withdrawals can be covered with the reserves having no fixture this weekend. Please note this a 1.30pm kick off.

Sunday 13th November

LSL Youth Div Blue

AFC FYLDE v GARSTANG KO 11AM

The youth team travel to AFC Fylde not quite knowing what opposition they are going to face as Fylde's large squad is constantly rotating. Steve Smith has strengthened his own squad recently so now has the job of selecting a maximum of 16 players and inevitably disappointing some players. It's never easy!


08.11.16

WALKING FOOTBALL

 

07.11.16

CHRISTMAS DO

The Garstang FC Christmas do is fast approaching. It is open to anyone who fancies a great night out at the excellent Wyrebank venue in Garstang. There will be no selling on the night, in fact there is a free raffle, a top meal, DJ Andy Richardson all for £25 a head. Lots of tables have been sold already but we need to firm up numbers as soon as possible so please get in touch with Charlie or Dave above or Adrian Wilding on 07967 337411 to book your table or a place on a table.


06.11.16

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 12-0 LANCON


05.11.16

FIXTURE SWITCH

Due to Lancon having suffered vandalism to their pitch the youth game tomorrow has been switched to The Riverside with an 11am kick off.

RESULTS

CROOKLANDS CASUALS 3-3 GARSTANG (R Coar 3)

GARSTANG RES 1-1 FURNESS CAVALIERS (Bevan)


04.11.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 5th November

West Lancs Premier League

CROOKLANDS CASUALS v GARSTANG KO 2PM

Having progressed in two cup competitions Lee Baker's priority now is to get some league points on the board. Although we had a comfortable victory at The Riverside against Crooklands a few weeks ago they are always a different kettle of fish when they are at home and we have been beaten there the last two seasons. Jack Swindlehurst is not available but Ben Roberts and Alex Colquhoun are added to the squad.

Lee said "We have been maintaining a good level of performance and it's a brilliant dressing room to be in a the moment. All the lads have played a major part but we have more to achieve and I need the lads to keep pushing in every game."

Anyone travelling remember it's a 2pm kick off. The postcode is LA15 8JF but don't turn off at Lindal if following sat nav as it's a very narrow road, instead carry on and turn at Dalton picking up sat nav again from there.

Injury Update: Oscar Panepinto is due to have surgery on his knee injury in the next couple of weeks and hopes to be back in action early in the the new year. Everyone associated with the club wish him a speedy recovery.

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v FURNESS CAVALIERS KO 3PM

The reserves welcome Furness Cavaliers for their first league visit to The Riverside. Performances of late have not been reaping the rewards they deserve but no excuses this week as Simon Bentham has a strong squad to pick from with Adam Roskell, Mark Bevan, Alex Hay, Andy Hickox and Carlo Matichechia all available for selection.

Simon said "It's a luxury this week having players to choose from but also a headache keeping everyone happy and playing. However it is a headache that a manager wants and an incentive for those selected to perform."

Sunday 6th November

LSL Youth Div Blue

LANCON v GARSTANG KO 11AM

The youth team travel to Lancs police HQ to take on struggling Lancon. Will Russell is going to be out for some time with a groin problem and Louie Cottam's shoulder is still painful but Johnny Hocking is back from holiday. Manager, Steve Smith said "I'm hoping to give everyone a decent run out. Despite the injuries we have been able to bolster the squad recently and I hope to give a debut to an exciting young player, Ethan Markland, if his registration goes through ok. Finn Bolton will lead the side out after his solid performance last week."


02.11.16

RICHARDSON CUP

Garstang's reward for beating Slyne with Hest in the Richardson Cup is a quarter final draw away at Vickerstown on Saturday 3rd December kick off 1.30pm.


30.10.16

RESULT

WYRE VILLA YTH 1-1 GARSTANG YTH

LOTTERY WINNER

The October winner of the Garstang Lottery is Mark Wright and he can be seen here getting his cheque from the Club Treasurer, Marc Armstrong. The delighted winner said, "I have been in the draw from the start and this is my first win. With Christmas coming up it couldn't have happened at a better time." Mark's luck was certainly in as he also scooped a £25 win. He was presented with the cheque at the Riverside which allowed him to see some of the improvements that the Lottery has funded over the years. Anyone wishing to join and support the development of Garstang Fc please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

LOTTERY RESULTS

Num. 2675 - £1000 - Mark Wright, Catterall
Num. 4068 - £100 - Stephen Marriott, Catterall
Num. 1973 - £60 - Andy Taylor (Snr), Garstang
Num. 1473 - £60 - David Shaw, Garstang
Num. 2344 - £60 - Claire Clarke, Garstang
Num. 1835 - £25 - J Garstang, Garstang
Num. 1212 - £25 - Russell Hurst, Barnacre
Num. 2674 - £25 - Mark Wright, Catterall
Num. 2582 - £25 - Malcolm Abraham, Pilling


29.10.16

RESULTS

SLYNE with HEST 0-4 GARSTANG (A Coar 2, R Coar, Bevan)

COPPULL UTD RES 1-1 GARSTANG RES (Baldwin)


28.10.16

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR SHIELD

Garstang have drawn AFC Monton at home in the Quarter Final of the Lancashire Amateur Shield. Monton play in the Manchester Football League. The game will take place on Saturday 12th November with a 1.30pm kick off. The other ties were Leyland Utd v Tempest Utd, Burscough Richmond v Turton and Blackpool Wren Rovers v Denton Town.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 29th October

Richardson Cup 1st Round

SLYNE with HEST v GARSTANG KO 3PM

The first team head back to Slyne for another cup game, this time in the Richardson cup which we got to the final of last season. There's always a bit of flavour to Slyne games with ex players coming up against their former colleagues but Lee Baker is pushing the "Just another game" mantra. Alex Colquhoun is unavailable otherwise it's the settled squad of the last few games.

Lee said "We all know the result of the last game at Slyne but we now face a wounded animal which is very dangerous. Can our boys answer another question posed of them? We will see. I expect us to approach the game in the right frame of mind and I'm looking forward to it."

West Lancs Div 2

COPPULL UTD RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM

No team news available as yet.

Sunday 30th October

LSL Youth Div Blue

WYRE VILLA v GARSTANG KO 11AM

It's derby day for the youth team with the short trip to Wyre Villa. Manager Steve Smith will be hoping they can finish their chances as last week two points went begging against Springfields.


25.10.16

LANCS FA AMATEUR SHIELD QUARTER FINAL DRAW

The Quarter Final Draw will be made LIVE from LFA Headquarters on Friday 28th October at 3pm, you can watch the draw by clicking the link - https://youtu.be/HoA98-1CFjA


23.10.16

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER

Having lost a couple of committee members recently it is good to report a new recruit in Tony Cragg (pictured above). Tony has stepped in initially to assist the reserve management team with both the clerical side and running the line for them. He has been involved in football for most of his adult life and is a registered referee. He has done some general manager duties at Lancaster City. Tony said " I have been impressed with the set up at Garstang, I hope I can help the club develop further and I'm pleased to be part of a good club." Chairman, Adrian Wilding, commented "Tony has been very enthusiastic since his arrival and we are very pleased to have him on board."
 
RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 1-1 SPRINGFIELDS YFC (Croasdale)


22.10.16

RESULTS

MANCHESTER GREGORIANS 0-0 GARSTANG (Garstang win 7-6 on penalties)

GARSTANG RES 1-1 HURST GREEN RES (Hickox)


21.10.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 22nd October

Lancashire Amateur Shield 3rd Round

MANCHESTER GREGORIANS v GARSTANG KO 2PM

Garstang head into unknown territory to play Gregorians who sit mid table in the Manchester Football League. Garstang manager Lee Baker is hoping for a good start to the game and his charges adapt quickly to the 3G pitch. With a full squad to choose from the boss has the luxury of making one or two changes to freshen things up and Kyle Lewis is brought into the reckoning. Lee commented "We need to approach this game like any other but it's a great opportunity for us to progress to the latter stages of this competition. I want the lads mentally prepared and no excuses come Saturday."

For anyone travelling Gregorians play at the Platt Lane Complex, Yew Tree Rd, Manchester M14 7UU.

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v HURST GREEN RES KO 3PM

The Reserves have a derby game with Hurst Green where they had a good win a few weeks ago. Results haven't been going their way lately but with Liam Assalone back from his facial injury and Adam Leigh and Alex Hay added to the squad hopes are high for the 3 points. Manager Simon Bentham said "Although I was disappointed with some aspects of last weeks defeat at Thornton it's time we got together and I'm looking for big performances from everyone."

Sunday 23rd October

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v SPRINGFIELDS YFC KO 11AM

The youth team will be pleased to get back to league action having had the chase the academy players of AFC Fylde round for 90 minutes last week. Will Russell is still doubtful but having strengthened the squad manager Steve Smith should have enough players to choose from. Steve said "I was proud of the lads last week who never gave up against a side way out of our league."


19.10.16

DICK GUDGEON RETIRES

At our recent AGM Dick Gudgeon decided to stand down from the committee . On behalf of all the club I wish Dick all the best and thank him for all his help and commitment to the club over the years . I know he will still be at all the games supporting the lads and the club. Dick will be welcolmed at any future meetings should he wish to pop along . As always he wanted to help more but health problems have held him back and he felt it was time to call it a day.  All the best Dick and thanks. Adrian.


16.10.16

LES TAYLOR - A THANK YOU

With Les having made his last "Score" Lottery draw last week it is an opportune time to say thank you to a man who has devoted an awful lot of time and effort to Garstang FC over the last 8 years.
 
When Chairman, Adrian Wilding, returned to the club in 2008 he persuaded Les to join him which proved to be a great decision. Les brought a level of professionalism to the club commercially which proved to be financially rewarding.
 
During his time at The Riverside many new sponsors and friends started supporting the club due to Les' hard and persuasive work. Les always tried to make a sponsorship deal work for both parties, it was never a one way thing, and this is something that made his relationship work with the sponsors. Shortly after joining the club Les introduced the "Score" Lottery, which has gone on to be a massive success, something we are all proud off and will always be grateful to Les for. It is a massive contributor to the club finances and also makes for many happy winners. Through this great initiative the club has been able to hugely improve the facilities at The Riverside ground to the benefit of players and supporters making it the envy of many sides at this level. Sportsman's dinners, race nights and dozens of other fundraising ideas mean Les is going to leave a hole which will be difficult to fill.
 
Les has decided to move on to a new venture involved in scouting the lower leagues for players capable of playing at a higher level and we wish him well in his quest to find the next Jamie Vardy! He will be missed at the club and he knows he is always welcome down at The Riverside.

15.10.16

RESULTS

GARSTANG 2-0 TEMPEST UTD (A Coar, R Coar)

THORNTON CLEVELEYS RES 4-2 GARSTANG RES (Callagher, Bevan)


14.10.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 15th October

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v TEMPEST UTD KO 3PM

The first team welcome newly promoted Tempest Utd to The Riverside with the visitors having made a great start to their Premier League campaign currently lying two places above Garstang in 5th position. Lee Baker has Hothersall and Hay returning plus Swindlehurst may feature having been out for a few weeks with an ankle injury so possibly for the first time this season he will have full squad to choose from. Spindrift Ltd (Trevor Helme) are our Match Ball Sponsor for this game.

West Lancs Div 2

THORNTON CLEVELEYS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

The Reserves head to Thornton Cleveleys hoping that the knock on effect of the first team squad looking good for numbers will mean that Simon Bentham has some decisions to make on who plays rather than scraping 11 together. The lads who have played including a number of youth players have been competing well without getting the results their performances deserved and a change of luck is overdue. Carter and Hickox are back in the squad and Bevan could be pushing for his first start.

Sunday 16th October

Lancs under 18 Cup 3rd round

GARSTANG v AFC FYLDE COLTS KO 11AM

The Youth team are back in cup action on Sunday and AFC Fylde colts will provide stiff opposition to Steve Smith's in form side.


10.09.16

LOTTERY WINNER

Paul Whittingham was the recipient of a £1000 cheque in Garstang Football Club's "Score" Lottery Draw for September.
Main Sponsor Tony Vile M.D. of Rockform Ltd is seen in the photograph presenting a happy Paul with his cheque.


09.10.16

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 3-1 POULTON YTH (Russell, Fielding, Ross)


08.10.16

RESULTS

THORNTON CLEVELEYS 0-1 GARSTANG (A Coar)

GARSTANG RES 1-1 BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES (Bone) (Burscougb won 5-3 on penalties)


07.10,16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 8th October

West Lancs Premier League

THORNTON CLEVELEYS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

Garstang head to Bourne Road in decent form to take on a Thornton side with just two points less in what should be a close encounter. Swindlehurst is unlikely to be fit plus Poole and Hothersall are unavailable so Lee Baker will have to shuffle the pack once again although Kyle Lewis should be back in contention. At the club AGM earlier in the week Lee said "We still have a way to go to compete at the top of the table but I am relatively pleased with the progress we have made. I have had great support from the Chairman and committee and it's so far so good."

WLFL Challenge Cup 1st Round

GARSTANG RES v  BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES KO 3PM

The Reserves have a break from the league with a Challenge cup fixture against Burscough Richmond. The two sides had a cracking encounter at Burscough a few weeks ago when a last minute Jake Baldwin goal in injury time nicked all three points for The Riversiders with a 3-2 victory.

Sunday 9th October

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v POULTON KO 11AM

The youth team play Poulton in a league match and if it's anything like the pre-season friendly between the two sides it will be well worth a watch.


03.10.16

LANCS FA AMATEUR SHIELD

Garstang have been drawn away to Manchester Gregorians in the 3rd round of the LFA Amateur Shield. The tie is scheduled for Saturday 22nd October with a 2pm kick off.


02.10.16

RESULT

CHIPPING YTH 0-3 GARSTANG YTH (Hocking 2 (1 pen), Clark)


01.10.16

RESULTS

BOLTON COUNTY 2-9 GARSTANG (A Coar 4, R Coar 3, Colquhoun (pen), Byrne)

GARSTANG RES 1-1 BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS RES (Baldwin)


30.09.16

“SCORE” LOTTERY WINNERS for draw dated 30th September 2016
 
Num. 2026 - £1000  -  Paul Whittingham, Garstang
Num. 1041 - £100   -  Peter Brown, Bowgreave
Num. 2786 - £60    -  Mrs. B. Schoon, Garstang
Num. 2115 - £60    -  Gary Lawton, Garstang
Num. 4356 - £60    -  Andrew Pye, Catterall
Num. 1429 - £25    -  Dick Gudgeon, Garstang
Num. 4050 - £25    -  Sue White, Pilling
Num. 4366 - £25    -  Liam Assalone, c/o Garstang F.C.
Num. 2231 - £25    -  Kirstie Fiona Keene, Garstang

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 1st October

Lancashire Amateur Shield Round 2

BOLTON COUNTY v GARSTANG KO 2PM

The first team travel to Bolton to face opposition from the Manchester Football League who they know very little about. Garstang have been in decent form of late and will be hoping to continue their progress in the competition. Manager Lee Baker will be without Roskell, Panepinto and Matichechia and there are also doubts about Poole, Lewis and Swindlehurst so their will be some late fitness checks. On the plus side Alex Hay has recovered from illness and Dave Jack is back off his honeymoon. Please note this is a 2pm kick off. Ground Postcode BL3 1AN.

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS KO 3PM

The reserves entertain Wrens having been on the wrong end of a 6-2 scoreline at their place recently. However although results have not been going our way recently the performances have merited much more and before long things will turn our way. Let's hope it starts Saturday.

Sunday 2nd October

LSL Youth Div Blue

CHIPPING v GARSTANG KO 11AM

The youth team return to league action after two cup successes and will be hoping to get some points on the board at Chipping.


26.09.16

GAME OFF

Wednesday's game with Southport Hesketh at The Riverside is OFF due to a problem with the floodlight electrics. There will be no further midweek games until the new year.


25.09.16

RESULTS

SLYNE WITH HEST 0-5 GARSTANG (R Coar 2, A Coar, Colquhoun, Poole)

GARSTANG RES 1-2 FULWOOD AMATEURS RES (Russell)

GARSTANG YTH 3-1 LANGHO (Hocking 2 (1 pen), Fielding)


23.09.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 24th September

West Lancs Premier League

SLYNE with HEST v GARSTANG KO 3PM

It's derby day tomorrow and a trip to Slyne. There's added flavour with a number of ex Garstang FC connections currently at Slyne and all the ingredients are there for a cracking match. Manager Lee Baker was pleased with the character that produced a great comeback at Fulwood last week and was ultimately disappointed we didn't win the game. No team news as yet.

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v FULWOOD AMATEURS RES KO 3PM

The Reserves also have a derby with Fulwood and this sees the management team of Bentham and Sneddon along with players Hickox and Seed coming up against their team mates from last season. Fulwood are currently unbeaten this season so it's going to be a tough game but Garstang are capable of producing the goods. Simon is hoping the squad will be similar to Wednesday.

Simon (Bentham) said "Some people might want to build this one up because of our connections with my former club but to me its just like any other game" He went on "Fulwood are a good side with good talent but so are we. No pressure on us but they are unbeaten and will want to keep that going."

Sunday 25th September

Lancs U18 Cup 2nd Round

GARSTANG v LANGHO KO 11AM

The youth team are in cup action again this week, this time in the Lancashire cup against Langho. Neither side will know much about each other so it should be an interesting game. Manager Steve Smith will be hoping he can call on all his squad with everyone fit at the moment.


22.09.16

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 1-2 KENDAL COUNTY (Taylor)

50/50 Half Time Draw number 0624 claimed in clubhouse.


21.09.16

CHRISTMAS DO

The nights are drawing in and its time to sort out your Christmas Do. Garstang FC have teamed up with the outstanding Wyre Bank venue to put on a Christmas party night on Saturday 3rd December, 3 course meal with all the trimmings, free raffle, no selling, just a great night out. Book a table for your works do, friends and family or just join a table, the choice is yours. Get organised and order your tickets asap details on the poster above.


19.09.16

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Wednesday 21st September

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v KENDAL COUNTY KO 7.30PM

The Reserves get an early chance to get Saturday's mauling at Wrens out of their system with the visit of Kendal County on Wednesday evening. The fixture at County a few weeks ago ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat but manager Si Bentham will hopefully have one or two lads who have been benching for the first team back in his squad and will be hoping to bounce back with a victory under the floodlights.


18.09.16

RESULT

THORNTON CLEVELEYS YTH 1-5 GARSTANG YTH (Clark 2, Hocking 2, Ross)


17.09.16

RESULTS

FULWOOD AMATEURS 3-3 GARSTANG (Graham, Colquhoun 2, 1 pen)

BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS RES 6-2 GARSTANG RES (Clark, Miller)


16.09.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 17th September

West Lancs Premier League

FULWOOD AMATEURS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

The first team make the short trip up the A6 to take on Fulwood on the back of two wins against Lostock St Gerards. Once again there will be enforced changes due to unavailability but Adam "Rocky" Roskell retains his place in the squad. 

Manager, Lee Baker, said "Having played recently both sides know what to expect. We will go with a plan and see where it takes us." He went on "We're not getting carried away after two wins, there's still a lot to do and individuals need to keep playing well." 

West Lancs Div 2  

BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

The reserves are also away at Wrens, always a difficult place to get a result. However Benthams boys will be buoyed by their display last week with a bare 11 at Swarthmoor where they won 3-1. This time out Simon expects to have a full squad with Ireland and Carter returning.

Asked how he was settling in to his new role as manager Simon commented "It's been a hectic start to the season but things are quietening down a bit. Hugh (Sneddon) and I are getting to know the lads and what they are capable of and I have been delighted with the character of the squad and impressed with the quality of the youth team players we have introduced." He continued "We had a few beers after the Swarthmoor game and I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the challenge and the terrific atmosphere around the place."

Sunday 18th September

Sydicate Youth Cup 1st Round

THORNTON CLEVELEYS v GARSTANG KO 11AM

The youth team have a tough first round tie at Thornton but are hoping to have a few more available than last week with Louie Cottam expected to return from his broken collar bone and Jacob Croasdale recovering from illness.


 14.09.16

RESULT

GARSTANG 3-0 LOSTOCK ST GERARDS (Graham. Swindlehurst, Hothersall)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v LOSTOCK ST GERARDS KO 7.30PM

It's deja vu time tonight as Lostock St Gerards return to The Riverside following their 2-1 defeat at the same location in the Lancs Amateur Shield on Saturday. Garstang will be without Alan Coar and Matt Poole who are both away on holiday and Oscar Panepinto is out for some time so manager, Lee Baker, will have to look at his striking options closely. On the plus side Swindlehurst is back from suspension, Hay is available, and the reserves don't have a game so numbers shouldn't be a problem.


13.09.16

GREAT NORTH RUN

Garstang FC player Isaac Hands, pictured above, completed The Great North Run on Sunday in a very creditable time of 1 hour 50 minutes. It was a family affair as his dad, Simon, an ex Garstang player, and his sister Holly all completed the gruelling event in aid of Cancer Research UK. Well done to all and if you would like to sponsor them visit their Facebook page or use the link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Isaac-Hands.


11.09.16

NOTICE OF AGM OF GARSTANG FC
 
I hearby give notice that the Annual General Meeting for Garstang Football Club for the Financial year ended 31st May 2016 will be held at The Farmers Arms on Tuesday 4th October 2016 commencing at 7:30pm.
 
All Committee members are asked to attend or submit appologies to the secretary .
 
The Garstang Football Club Constitution states that all committee members are required to be Re-Elected at the AGM, if for any reason you are not prepared to stand for the coming year please notify the chairman by Wednesday the 27th September 2016 .
 
AGENDA
 
1/ Chairman, Adrian Wilding opens the AGM
2/ Apologies for absence
3/ Minutes of previous AGM held on the 29/07/15
4/ Matters Arising from these minutes
5/ Chairmans Report
6/ Secretay Report/
7/ Commercial / Lottery Report
8/Website Report
9/Treasurers Report
10/Adoption of Financial Statement
11/ Appointment of Auditors
12/ Election of Management Committee
13/ Any of Business
14/ Closing Remarks by The Chairman
 
All supporters and members of the public are more than welcome to attend this meeting .

10.09.16

RESULTS

GARSTANG 2-1 LOSTOCK ST GERARDS (Roberts, Poole pen)

SWARTHMOOR 1-3 GARSTANG RES (Sneddon 3)


09.09.16

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 10th September

Lancashire Amateur Shield 1st Round

GARSTANG v LOSTOCK ST GERARDS KO 2PM

The first team have their first cup game of the season when they entertain Lostock St Gerards on Saturday at The Riverside. Very difficult to know which Lostock team will turn up as they recently beat title contenders Fulwood Amateurs 1-0 and four days later lost 7-1 at Southport Hesketh!

Garstang will definately be without striker Oscar Panepinto who sustained what looks like a long term injury playing for the reserves on Wednesday but we'll know more when the swelling to his knee goes down and he is re-assessed next week.

Please note this game is a 2PM kick off.

West Lancs Div 2

SWARTHMOOR v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

The reserves travel up to Cumbria to play what will be a new fixture against Swarthmoor hoping to recover from losing in midweek to Euxton Villa. There will be some enforced changes with injuries and unavailablity so the management team of Bentham and Sneddon will have to do some tinkering.

Sunday 11th September

LSL Youth Div Blue

GARSTANG v BROUGHTON AMATEURS KO 11AM

The youth team will be hoping to get their season off and running following the postponement of last weeks game at AFC Fylde. Apart from Louie Cottam, who is getting closer to a comeback following his broken collar bone, manager, Steve Smith, should have a strong squad to pick from.


07.09.15

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 3-4 EUXTON VILLA RES (Panepinto pen, Ireland, Roskell pen)


06.09.16

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Wednesday 7th September

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v EUXTON VILLA RES KO 7.30PM


05.09.16

LOTTERY WINNER

Club stalwart Dick Gudgeon presents a delighted Christeen Taylor with her £1000 cheque as first prize winner in Garstang Football Club's August "Score" Lottery draw.


03.09.16

RESULTS

GARSTANG 0-3 BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS

LEYLAND UTD 4-1 GARSTANG RES (Roskell pen)

Youth team game at AFC Fylde on Sunday is OFF.


02.09.16

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 3rd September

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS KO 3PM

West Lancs Div 2

LEYLAND UTD v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 4th September

LSL Youth Div Blue

AFC FYLDE v GARSTANG KO 11AM

REMEMBERING JAGS

It's four years today since the tragic loss of Garstang FC player Adam Swanwick and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


01.09.16

RESULTS

GARSTANG 7-1 CROOKLANDS CASUALS (A Coar 2, Poole 2, Lewis, Birch, Graham)

HURST GREEN RES 1-2 GARSTANG RES (Panepinto, Clark)


29.08.16

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Wednesday 31st August

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v CROOKLANDS CASUALS KO 7.30PM
 
Garstang resume playing following the unexpected flooding at the ground with the visit of Crooklands. Manager Lee Baker said "It's been a very frustrating start to a season. Not in terms of results but the fact that we were given one Saturday fixture in August and then the one Saturday we had was cancelled with the floods. Even the gods are against us at the moment! In the three games we have had we still haven't yet been able to field our best starting 11. However, I do think we have learnt a lot in the two games against Longridge and Fulwood. I was too rigid and maybe too disciplined against Longridge. This resulted in us changing the shape against Fulwood. One because of personel missing and one because we knew they played a certain formation. We competed well against Fulwood however just a couple of individual mistakes cost us." 
 
Lee went on "Going into Crooklands the team isn't in a routine like we would want to be at this stage of the season but maybe they will be hungry for a game. We have to be careful that Crooklands will be at least 3 games ahead of us when we play them which is a lot of playing time. They seem to have picked up some very good results since I watched them at Slyne. I think they have probably got a few old faces back in action. They will come to Garstang thinking they can take something back. We will have to be prepared and set up correctly on the pitch and mentally."
 
Commenting on recent events Lee said "I would like to thank the boys and committee members who got stuck in over the clean up due to the recent floods. Garstang as a club is something to be proud of. It's a work in progress and I hope people watching and know their football can see the basis of something being built here."
 
West Lancs Div 2

HURST GREEN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 6.30PM
 
The reserves travel to Hurst Green which has proved something of a bogey ground in recent seasons. However on the back of two wins things are heading in the right direction.
 
Manager, Simon Bentham said "I have been speaking with Lee (Baker) and he will be taking one or two of our lads who have performed particularly well so I am looking to fill those gaps. I will be speaking to a couple of fringe first team players and the youth lads to turn out a balanced side."

GARSTANG FOOTBALL CLUB:  “Score” Lottery winners for August.

Num. 3231: - £1000  -  Mrs. C. Taylor, Garstang
Num. 3240: - £100   -  Mrs. E. Simm, Garstang
Num. 2710: - £60    -  Mrs. Jennifer Danson, Cabus
Num. 3695: - £60    -  M. Robinson, Catterrall
Num. 2124: - £60    -  Andrew Bartlett, Garstang
Num. 4350: - £25    -  Kirsty Willacy, Garstang
Num. 4200: - £25    -  Nicola Asquith, Catterall
Num. 2582: - £25    -  Malcolm Abraham, Pilling
Num. 1866: - £25    -  Paul Southward, Catterall

28.08.16

PITCH UPDATE

Due to some quick thinking and action on the day of the flood plus a mammoth effort from volunteers, almost unbelievably, The Riverside will see football action resume this Wednesday 31st August against Crooklands Casuals. The pitch has recovered quickly and the changing rooms were put back together yesterday when a group of players turned up to complete the job. The clubhouse still has some way to go but the bar will be open on Wednesday for drinks. Thanks to everyone who helped us out.

Alex Colquhoun and Ben Roberts posing for pictures when they should have been working!


25.08.16

UPDATE

Although the clubhouse is likely to be out of action for some time yet the football changing rooms have been cleaned and if its dried out tomorrow the plastic flooring will be relaid. The pitch has not suffered too badly, all the standing water has gone so if the floodlights test ok hopes are high that we can get the home game with Crooklands Casuals next Wednesday on.


24.08.16

CHARITY DO


23.08.16

MATCHES OFF

Due to the flooding the games tomorrow against Hesketh Bank and Saturday's game versus Eagley are both OFF. Hoping to get back in action for next week's game against Crooklands Casuals but a lot of work to do before then.


DEJA VU

This was the scene yesterday as the football and cricket pitches disappeared under 3ft of water and the newly refurbished clubhouse was flooded again 8 months after Storm Desmond wreaked havoc. What can you say?


22.08.16

RESULT

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES 2-3 GARSTANG RES (Jack pen, Hickox, Baldwin)

Great result tonight for reserves, on the down side the Riverside pitch was under 3 feet of water and the clubhouse has been breached again. Soul destroying.


21.08.16

UPCOMING FIXTURE

Monday 22nd August

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES v GARSTANG RES KO 6.30PM


20.08.16

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 7-2 COPPULL UTD RES (Panepinto 3, Jack 2 (1pen) Harding, Assalone)


19.08.16

MATCH PREVIEW

Saturday 20th August

West Lancs Div 2

GARSTANG RES v COPPULL UTD RES KO 3PM

With the first team not having a game the spotlight falls on the reserves who entertain Coppull at The Riverside. As the management team is away Dave Graham is stepping in to take charge for the one game. Dave said "I'm looking forward to the game and I've already got the best of problems with lads ringing desperate to play but only 11 can start. Marc Armstrong is back between the sticks as "Boney" is away and a couple of new faces could make a start."


17.08.16

RESULT

GARSTANG 0-2 FULWOOD AMATEURS


16.08.16

UPCOMING FIXTURE

Wednesday 17th August

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v FULWOOD AMATEURS KO 7.30PM


15.08.16

RESULT

KENDAL COUNTY 1-0 GARSTANG RES


 
14.08.16
 
UPCOMING FIXTURE
 
Monday 15th August
 
West Lancs Div 2
 
KENDAL COUNTY v GARSTANG RES KO 6.45PM
 

 
13.08.16
 
RESULT
 
MILLOM 7-0 GARSTANG RES
 
CHRISTMAS DO
 
We haven't put the tree up yet but it's time to start thinking about the "Christmas Do." This year Garstang FC have booked the outstanding Wyre Bank venue to a host a Christmas party night to start the festivities with a bang. After a three course Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and decorations, DJ Andy Richardson will provide the music to get the dance floor bouncing. Every person will receive a free raffle ticket for the chance to win some nice prizes and a couple of special items will be auctioned. There will also be a photo booth with props so you can have some daft memories of the night just in case you can't remember the morning after! This would be ideal for your works do but it's open to everyone, tables are for 10 so you could book a full table or join with other people. The poster above has the booking details so please get organised and have something to look forward to, it's guaranteed to be a great night!
 

12.08.16
 
MATCH PREVIEW
 
Saturday 13th August
 
West Lancs Div 2
 
MILLOM v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM
 
The Reserves have a long trip up the west coast into Cumbria to take on Millom. With the first team not having a game manager Simon Bentham should be able to assemble a decent squad for what will be another tough encounter. Millom have started with two draws whilst Garstang lost their first game at Croston earlier in the week. Although disappointed with the result Simon was pleased with the effort put in and is hoping we can pick up some points to get the season started.
 

 
11.08.16
 
LINESPERSON REQUIRED
 
Garstang FC Reserves are looking for someone to act as linesperson for their matches this season at both home and away games. Transport can be provided if required and a gratuity will be paid. If interested get in touch via Facebook or email address on website or speak to Secretary Adrian on 07967 337411.
 


10.08.16
 
RESULT
 
LONGRIDGE TOWN 4-0 GARSTANG
 
LOTTERY
 
Message to all senior players. You must get your lottery sponsorship or pay it yourself by the end of the month. Anyone not sorting it by then will have to pay £5 a game. Lottery costs £60, £5 a game works out about £160, you do the maths! There are forms in the home dressing room if you've lost yours. The support of the lottery is essential for the club to keep progressing and if anyone would like to join with chance of winning £1000 and other cash prizes every month whilst supporting your local club then phone Les on 07969 235217.
 

09.08.16
 
MATCH PREVIEW
 
Wednesday 10th August
 
West Lancs Premier League
 
LONGRIDGE TOWN v GARSTANG KO 7.30PM
 
A trip to the Mike Riding Ground tomorrow for the first derby of the season is what faces Lee Bakers squad in what should be a very interesting encounter. With Charnock Richard moving up to the Counties Longridge will be many peoples favourites for the title. Rumours abound that they have been "splashing the cash" and they have assembled a very strong group of players for Lee Ashcroft to choose from. Garstang will be without Hay and Matichechia who are both unavailable so changes will have to be made.
 
Lee baker said "It's good to have a game so soon after Saturday and all I'm looking at is our performance. Longridge have set their sights on the title this season and they can't afford to drop points so the pressure is all on them with us having nothing to lose and everything to gain."
 

 
08.08.16
 
RESULT
 
CROSTON SPORTS 2-0 GARSTANG RES
 

 
07.08.16
 
MATCH PREVIEW
 
Monday 8th August
 
West Lancs Div 2
 
CROSTON SPORTS FC v GARSTANG RES KO 6.30PM
 
The Reserves begin their campaign in the newly formatted Division 2 league with a difficult trip to Croston Sports. New management team of Simon Bentham and Hugh Sneddon have spent the last few weeks getting to know their new charges, bringing in one or two new faces and having a look at the youth team lads but it all begins in earnest tomorrow.
 
Manager Simon commented "We had a great pre-season with some very testing games. We are fully prepared for the season ahead and we can't wait to get started." He went on "Croston are a decent outfit and will be a good test but one we are up for."   
 
NEW SIGNING
 
 
Garstang manager Lee Baker (right) welcomes new signing Alex Colquhoun who made his debut yesterday in the 3-2 win against Coppull Utd.
 

 
06.08.16
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG 3-2 COPPULL UTD (R Coar 2, A Coar)
 

 
05.08.16
 
MATCH PREVIEW
 
Saturday 6th August
 
West Lancs Premier League
 
GARSTANG v COPPULL UTD KO 3PM
 
The new season kicks off tomorrow with Garstang welcoming Coppull Utd to The Riverside. Both sides had ups and downs last season and both are in a transition period with a number of changes in both players and management. The game heralds the start of the Lee Baker and Neil Beesley reign and this pair have put in a lot of hard work pre-season both with training and strenghening the playing staff.
 
Asked to comment Lee said "We are really looking forward to what will be a very hard game and one we can't really predict. They, like us, have made a lot of changes and they will fancy their chances against us." He went on "We will need to keep it tight and play to the system. The lads are hungry to get going and though pre-season went well it's hard to judge the level we are at. Things will take time and the fans wont see the best of us just yet but I'm confident things are going in the right direction."
 

 
03.08.16
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Garstang Football Club's Principal Shirt Sponsor Tony Vile owner of Rockform presents Joanne Procter with her £1000 cheque as winner of July's "Score" Lottery First prize.
 

01.08.16
 
“SCORE” LOTTERY WINNERS for DRAW dated 29th July 2016
 
1485:  £1000 – Joanne Procter, Garstang
3848:  £100  - Keith Sanderson, Bowgreave
1365:  £60   - Stephen Flynn, Garstang
4219:  £60   - Susan Evans, Garstang
2186:  £60   - Mr. R. Collinson, Garstang
3428:  £25   - Linda Williamson, Barton
1987:  £25   - Martin Lawrenson, Pilling
3079:  £25   - Steve Turner, Morecambe
2052:  £25   - Mrs. K. Singleton, Catterall
 

31.07.16
 
NEW SIGNING
 
 
 
Garstang FC's latest signing is Chris Byrne (pictured above right) with Garstang Assistant boss Neil Beesley. The midfielder has moved from Hurst Green to join the Riversiders. Manager, Lee Baker, said "Chris is a great lad who people will warm to." He went on "He sniffs out danger, holds his position well, he will fit easily into our system and we are delighted to have him."
 

 
24.07.16
 
NEXT WEEKS FIXTURES
 
The web manager is away next week so all updates will be via Facebook and Twitter. The youth team are at The Riverside on Thursday 28th July ko 7pm, the Reserves play Akham Utd at The Riverside on Friday 29th July ko 7.30pm and the First team travel to Blackpool Wren Rovers on Saturday 30th July for a 3pm ko in the Wilf Carr Memorial Cup.
 

 
23.07.16
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG 1-0 PADIHAM (A Coar)
 
Garstang had a deserved win in the Adam Swanwick Cup match against Padiham. Although Alan Coar continued his goal scoring streak this was a very good team performance against a quality outfit. Every Garstang player put in a solid shift to win this game played in memory of Adam and it was lovely to see all the family down there. Thanks to the Padiham lads who stayed on after the game and enjoyed the hospitality at The Farmers after the game. The 50/50 draw was won by Steve Smith.
 
 
 
Garstang skipper Gaz Fawcett receives the Adam Swanwick Cup from Adam's mum Win.
 

 
22.07.16
 
ADAM SWANWICK MEMORIAL CUP
 
The Adam Swanwick Memorial Cup will be played tomorrow (Saturday 23rd) at The Riverside between Garstang and Padiham with a 3pm kick off. The visitors warmed up this week with a game against Blackpool Wren Rovers winning 3-0 and, being two leagues above Garstang in the football pyramid, will be a stiff challenge for Lee Baker's men.
 
The holiday season continues to impact on pre-season preparation with Alex Hay, Dan Birch and Ben Roberts all away but cover for them comes in the shape of Jake Salisbury, Ellis Hancox and James Beet.
 

 
19.07.16
 
FIXTURE
 
The Reserves take on Poulton tonight at the Poolfoot complex, Thornton ko 7.30pm. Postcode to ground is FY5 4HX. Result 0-4 on a very hot night!
 

 
17.07.16
 
There have been a number of alterations to the fixtures for both the first and reserve teams so check the up to date fixtures page if you're going to a game. The youth team will be training at Garstang Community Academy 7pm on Monday and Thursday this week and new players are still welcome to attend. The winner of the 50/50 draw at the game yesterday was ticket 0770 which was claimed in the clubhouse.
 

 
16.07.16
 
RESULT
 
Garstang 5-3 Squires Gate (A Coar 4 (1 pen), R Coar)
 
 
Alan (left) and Rick Coar (right) had a good return to the club with Alan bagging 4 and Rick 1 as the pair of them proved too hot to handle for Squires Gate today.
 

 
15.07.16
 
Unfortunately the reserve game at Lostock St Gerards tomorrow has had to be cancelled.
 
PRE SEASON FIXTURES
 
Both the first and reserve teams have fixtures tomorrow (Sat 16th). The first team are at home to Squires Gate (ko 3pm) in a fixture which sees Garstang manager Lee Baker and assistant Neil Beesley up against the club they both played for. Not everyone is available but the lads will be looking forward to a game having been put through some rigorous fitness training over the last few weeks.
 
The reserves travel to Lostock St Gerards Res (ko 3pm) with a side consisting of one or two new faces and some of the youth team squad as new manager Simon Bentham starts to get a look at the players at his disposal. Talking about Wednesday's friendly with Pilling and Preesall Simon said "I saw a lot of good things especially as it was our first game together as a group. We made loads of chances but got a bit sloppy defensively in the second half."
 
   
 
Two new signings made their Garstang debuts on Wednesday for the reserves Andy "Luca" Hickox (above left) and Matt Seed (above right). Both lads were at Fulwood Amateurs last season but were keen to join Simon and Hugh at the earliest opportunity.
 

 
13.07.16
 
RESULT
 
Pilling and Preesall 3-4 Garstang Res
 
FRIENDLY
 
The Reserves kick off their pre season games tonight against Pilling and Preesall at the new Poolfoot Farm 4G pitch at Thornton FY5 4HX. Kick off is 7.30pm.
 

 
09.07.16
 
TRAINING (INCLUDING YOUTH)
 
The youth team (under 18) are having another trial this Monday 11th July starting at 7pm at Garstang Community Academy. New players are welcome to attend. The senior squads are also at the same venue at the same time. We will be signing on youth players so if you didn't play in the Lancashire Sunday League last season please bring a copy of your birth certificate or passport with you.
 

 
05.07.16
 
TRAINING
 
There will be an additional training session for the senior squads this Saturday 9.30am at The Riverside.
 

 
03.07.16
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Club Sponsor and Chairman Adrian Wilding from Cleveley Bridge Fisheries presents Joanne Woodruff with a cheque for a £1000 as winner of Garstang Football Club's "Score" Lottery first prize for the June draw.
If you would like to be a member and with a realistic chance of winning a £1000 just ring Les on 07979 235 217.
 

 
01.07.16
 
ASSISTANT MANAGER
 
 
Introducing Neil "Tiny" Beesley who recently became Garstang FC first team Assistant Manager. Neil was the Garstang goalkeeper when they last won the West Lancs Premier League in 2008 and he also played at Lancaster City and Squires Gate FC. Neil links up with his Garstang team mate from those days, Lee Baker. A club spokesperson said "Getting Neil on board is a massive boost to the club and we now have a young, dynamic management team who have already started to get next season's squad into shape."
 

 
29.06.16
 
NEW SIGNING
 
 
 
Garstang FC manager Lee Baker's latest signing is Lee Botham (pictured above left) who last season played his football at Padiham. The boss said "Lee is an experienced player who gives us a presence on the pitch. He is good on the ball and will be a brilliant member to have within the changing room." He went on "We now have some real characters in the squad who will create a great atmosphere around the place."
 
Training tomorrow (Thurs) is 7pm-9pm at Garstang High School.
 

 
27.06.16
 
NEW RESERVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
 
 
Garstang FC are delighted to announce the new reserve team manager Simon Bentham (left) and his assistant Hugh Sneddon (right). Simon has been playing at Fulwood Amateurs and has coached at PNE and in the States. He said of his appointment "I am delighted at the opportunity to manage at this fantastic club. It's a huge step for me but a challenge I am relishing." He continued " I enjoyed my time at Fulwood but I am looking forward to getting my teeth into pre season at a club that is moving forward."
 

 
20.06.16
 
TRAINING
 
First and reserve team training has been altered slightly for Monday 28th June due to the England game.It will now start at 6pm and finish at 7.30pm. The full session will be held at the Garstang High school field and there will be no changing facilities available.
 

 
19.06.16
 
YOUTH TEAM MANAGER
 
 
Garstang FC are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Steve Smith (above) as the new Youth team manager. Steve, who lives in Scorton, has previous experience of youth football successfully managing teams at Park Celtic, County Meath, Ireland.
 
Steve said "I was really interested listening to Lee Baker's ideas for the development of the club and decided I wanted to get involved." He went on "I am very excited at the opportunity to run the youth team and we have already had one trial where I saw some talented players."
 
The next youth team trial is Saturday 25th June 10.30am at The Beeches training ground, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang and anyone under 18 on 31st August 2016 is welcome to attend. The senior team pre-season training starts at the same venue at 7pm Monday 27th June and then 7pm Thursday 30th June, again anyone can trial for the club.
 

14.06.16
 
TRIALS AND TRAINING
 
The next Garstang FC youth team trial is 10.30am on Saturday 25th June. The senior teams pre-season training begins at 7pm on Monday 27th June followed by Thursday 30th June. All sessions are at The Beeches training ground on Bowgreave Rise, Garstang. Any new players for either youth (under 18s) or adults are welcome to turn up.
 

12.06.16
 
SHOWPIECE OPENER
 
Garstang FC will play in the West Lancs League's pre season opener against Blackpool Wren Rovers for The Wilf Carr Memorial Cup. The date and location will be confirmed later in the week.
 

 
11.06.16
 
YOUTH TEAM TRIALS
 
First Garstang FC Under 18s trials are 7pm this Monday 13th June at The Beeches training ground, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang. A second date has been set for 10.30am Saturday 25th June at the same venue. Anyone under 18 on 31st August 2016 is welcome to come down and try out. Any further information contact Dave Graham on 07501 119458.
 

 
09.06.16
 
OH BROTHER, ITS DOUBLE TROUBLE!
 
 
Rick Coar (left), Alan Coar (right) with Garstang FC assistant manager Neil Beesley
 
Garstang Manager Lee Baker has pulled off a major coup with the double signing of brothers Richard and Alan Coar for the new season. Both lads played for Garstang when they last won the West Lancs Premier League and their return gives a massive boost to the club. Rick said, "Having played with Lee (Baker) it was an easy decision for me when he asked me to return to Garstang, I am really looking forward to getting started." Alan commented "The chance of playing with my brother was too good to pass up, I am fitter than I've been for some time and I've not been so excited about a new season for a long time." He added "Garstang have great local support and get good numbers down to games which was also a factor in my decision to sign."
 
Chairman, Adrian Wilding, who went to meet the lads last night, could barely contain his excitement. He said "They are both big strong old fashioned centre forwards who have scored goals wherever they have played." He went on "They are really good, honest, down to earth lads who are going to be great both on the pitch and in the dressing room, I, for one, can't wait to see them in a Garstang shirt again."
 

08.06.16
 
PRESENTATION
 
 
There were a couple of pleasant surprises for Garstang FC when members of the committee and management attended the West Lancashire League annual end of season presentation night recently. As well as receiving the Richardson Cup runners up trophy the club were also awarded the reserve division Fair Play Award and Adrian Wilding was the Secretary of the Year. Not a bad season after all.
 

04.06.16
 
YOUTH TEAM TRIALS
 
The first youth team trial will take place at 7pm on Monday 13th June at The Beeches training ground Bowgeave Rise. You need to be under 18 on 31st August 2016. Just turn up with boots and shin pads. Further trial dates will be published soon. Any information contact Dave Graham on 07501 119458.
 

 
01.06.16
 
"SCORE" LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
May's "Score" Lottery winner Tracey Dixon was delighted to receive the call telling her that she was the £1000 winner in Garstang F.C's successful Monthly Lottery Draw. Elite Motors M.D. Gary Timmins is seen in the picture doing the honours presenting Tracey with her cheque.
 
If you would like to join the draw, all you have to do is ring Les on 07979 235217 NOW.
 
MANAGERIAL NEWS
 
A number of managerial candidates have been identified for both the reserve and youth teams and we are hoping to have news on both in the very near future. The first youth team trial is pencilled in for Monday 13th June and pre season training for first and reserve teams will commence on Monday 27th June followed by Thursday 30th June. Full details will be confirmed this weekend.
 

 
30.05.16

GARSTANG FOOTBALL CLUB’S “SCORE” LOTTERY WINNERS: DRAW DATED 27/5/16
 
£1000 – Num.  2117  – Tracey Dixon, Garstang
£100  - Num.  2840  -  Carole Forde- Johnstone, Garstang
£60   - Num.  2864  -  Andy Taylor (Jnr.) c/o Garstang F.C.
£60   - Num.  1489  -  David Stuart, Barton
£60   - Num.  2797  -  Mrs. K. Rawcliffe, Garstang
£25   - Num.  2416  -  Mrs. E. Barton, Garstang
£25   - Num.  3063  -  Mrs. P. Steward, Garstang
£25   - Num.  1663  -  Mrs. Susan Wilding, Garstang
£25   - Num.  1273  -  Mark Houghton, Cabus
 
To be a member of Garstang Football Club’s highly successful “Score” Lottery Monthly Draw, all you have to do is ring Les on 07979 235 217. You can pay monthly, “Up Front” for the year or by Standing Order. There is no need to claim, you will be paid automatically if your number is drawn out. The results are on our Website and in the Garstang Courier every month, so don’t hesitate, remember! YOU’VE GOTTA TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!
 

29.05.16
 
PRESENTATION EVENING
 
FIRST TEAM
 
 
First team winners above (from left to right top to bottom) Players Player Dan Birch with Steve Baker, Managers Player Tom Graham with Lee Baker, Supporters Player Dan Birch with Malcolm Abraham, Golden Boot Tom Graham with Dick Gudgeon, Young Player Ben Roberts with Geoff Hargreaves, Clubman Dave Graham with Adrian Wilding.
 
RESERVES
 
 
Reserve team winners above (from left to right top to bottom) Players Player Marc Armstrong with Dave Willoughby, Managers Player (Adam Swanwick Trophy) Paul Southward with Dave Graham, Supporters Player Marc Armstrong with Bob Freeman, Golden Boot Oscar Panepinto with Mike Bevan.
 
YOUTH TEAM
 
 
Youth team winners above (from left to right top to bottom) Players Player Greg Carter with Marc Armstrong, Managers Player George Briault with Dave Graham, Most Improved Player Scott Lamoury with Mike Bevan, Golden Boot Jack Clark with Alec Curwen.
 
It was a very enjoyable evening which continued long into the night for some and on behalf of the club Chairman, Adrian Wilding, would like to thank players, committee, supporters, sponsors and everyone who contributes to making Garstang FC what it is today.
 

 
21.05.16
 
GARSTANG FC UNDER 18S
 
Garstang first team manager Lee Baker will be running trials for next seasons Under 18 team starting in June. The dates will be confirmed soon so keep an eye on the website, Facebook and Twitter for the details.
 

 
20.05.16
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG 1-0 THORNTON CLEVELEYS (Murphy)
 
 
Tonight's match was sponsored by Geoff Hargreaves for his daughter in law Patricia's birthday.
 

 
14.05.16
 
PRESENTATION NIGHT
 
The club presentation night is 7.30pm on Saturday 28th May at the Riverside club. All players, family, friends and supporters are welcome. 
 
RESULT
 
SOUTHPORT HESKETH 1-1 GARSTANG (Miller)
 

 
13.05.16
 
WEEKEND FIXTURE
 
Saturday 14th May
 
West Lancs Premier League
 
SOUTHPORT HESKETH v GARSTANG KO 3PM
 

 
11.05.16

MANAGERS REQUIRED
 
The club are looking for managers and assistants for both the reserve and youth teams for the 2016/17 season. Garstang FC is in an exciting new phase with first team manager Lee Baker leading the club into a new era. Both the reserve and youth teams play at the excellent facilities of Garstang FC at The Riverside. The candidates ideally will have coaching qualifications but experience, enthusiasm and commitment are equally important.
 
Interested parties should contact Chairman Adrian Wilding on 07967 337411 for more information.
 

10.05.16
 
RESULT
 
CROOKLANDS CASUALS 2-1 GARSTANG (Roberts)
 

 
09.05.16
 
MATCH PREVIEW

Tuesday 10th May
 
West Lancs Premier League
 
CROOKLANDS CASUALS  v  GARSTANG KO 6.45PM
 
In what has turned out to be a strange end to the season, (12 days since the last first team game) and yet an extension to the season by 14 days, it may be somewhat difficult for Manager Lee Baker to pick up the threads following the Richardson Cup Final defeat against Charnock Richard which now seems a long time ago. However, reports on the Reserves fine 0–3 win at Charnock last Saturday will have given him great encouragement.
 
Crooklands Casuals away on a Tuesday night is never going to be easy, time, travel and a number of players unavailable due to work commitments. But Lee is keen to pick up as many points as possible to cement a place in the top half of the league table.
 
Lee said, “The last 3 games will give opportunities for the players to show me their commitment to the Club and in so doing stake a claim to be in my first team squad next season.”
 

08.05.16
 
WERE THE BOYS ALREADY ON THE BEACH?
 
 
Reserve team manager, Dave Graham, surveys his troops who were not in the best of shape prior to the game following a late night out at Tom G's 21st. However, they cleared their heads, worked their socks off and produced probably the best team performance of the season to beat Charnock Richard 3-0. #Proud.
 

 
07.05.16
 
RESULT
 
CHARNOCK RICHARD RES 0-3 GARSTANG RES (Lewis, Panepinto, Murphy)
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Gordon Greenwood from Catterall is the latest £1000 winner in Garstang Football Club's "Score" Lottery Draw for April. "I've been in the draw soon after it began so I am well pleased I stayed with it."
If you would like to be a member with a chance to win 1 of 9 monthly cash prizes just ring Les on 07979 235 217.
 

 
06.05.16
 
UPCOMING FIXTURE
 
Saturday 7th May
 
West Lancs Reserve Div 1
 
CHARNOCK RICHARD RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM
 
The Reserves travel to Charnock for their final game of the season on the back of two wins that have all but secured a fourth place finish. The hosts still have a good chance of finishing league runners up and will be looking for a positive result in what will be their last game in the West Lancs League before the club moves up to the North West Counties.
 
It will also be the final game of interim manager Dave Graham's 8 match tenure. Dave said "Charnock is always a difficult place to go to but it is also an excellent venue for playing football so we can go there and enjoy what should be a decent game." He went on "The lads have given me everything since I came in, the work rate and quality of finishing at Haslingden was exceptional so I'm hoping for one last big effort to finish the season in style."
 

 
02.05.16
 
RESULT
 
HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES 2-8 GARSTANG RES (Panepinto 5, Swindlehurst 2, Lewis)
 
TODAY'S FIXTURE
 
HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM
 

 
01.05.16
 
RESULT
 
FLEETWOOD YTH 2-3 GARSTANG YTH (Hands 2, Carter)
 

 
 

 



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CLUB DETAILS

Ground Address:
The Riverside, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU
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Training Facilities:
The Beeches, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang PR3 1YD
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Football Secretary:
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