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LATEST NEWS

14.07.18
 
 
First team player Danny Birch had the good fortune to win the June draw of the Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Danny called into the VSL showroom on Leachfield Industrial Estate to receive his one thousand pound cheque from company director Steve Hargreaves. The delighted winner said " I am chuffed to bits to win and it has come in handy as I have had a hernia operation so I haven't been able to work". Anyone wishing to join the Lottery please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

13.07.18
 
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
 
With the new season just 3 weeks away an awful lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to prepare for Garstang FC's inaugural season in semi professional football in The Hallmark Security Football League. We are now looking for volunteers to help out on match days with various tasks like stewarding, gate collector, greeting officials, programme seller plus more. If you think you can help at this exciting time for the club then please contact the Chairman, Adrian, on 07967 337411.
 
Next, the club will be producing a match day programme for home games and we are offering the chance to advertise your business and support the team with a half page ad for £100 or a full page for £200. This would cover a minimum of 19 games throughout the season. For your chance to be part of Garstang FC history and advertise your business to locals and visitors from the entire north west contact Charlie on 07825 508692 (send him a text if he doesn't pick up).
 
Finally (for now!) we are offering "Sponsor a Player" for just £25 for the season. The players pictures will be in the programme and your name or the name of your company would be underneath. This has been priced to give supporters a chance to get behind the lads and get your name in that first programme. To sponsor a player contact Dave on 07501 119458.
If you can help with any of the above please get in touch as soon as possible, we need you!
 
We are eternally grateful to our supporters and sponsors who have helped us to get to this position. We hope you will continue that support as we need you more than ever now.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be making several annoucements on the website and social media so everyone is aware of the changes and improvements that will be taking place around the club.

06.07.18

FA VASE

We have been drawn away to AFC Darwen in the 2nd Qualifying Round of The FA Vase. Tie to be played Saturday 15th September. Only 637 other teams between us and Wembley!

GAME OFF

The roar of the 3 Lions has meant that tomorrow's (Saturday) pre-season game at Moorside Rangers is off. We wish Moorside all the best for the season and hopefully will meet up again next year.


04.07.18

LOTTERY WINNERS

The lucky winners in June's draw of the Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd are:
 
£1000 - 1436 - Daniel Birch, c/o Garstang Fc
£100 - 1287 - Diane Vile, Garstang
£60 - 3074 - Peter Cornall, Garstang
£60 - 3035 - Michael Wallbank, Garstang
£60 - 4195 - Nicola Asquith, Catterall
£25 - 1196 - Andrew Hodgkinson, Cabus
£25 - 3323 - Angela Carter, Cockerham
£25 - 3118 - R G Stuart, Garstang
£25 - 2565 - Julie Wellings, Cabus

29.06.18

Due to the England game on Tuesday, training for Garstang FC 1sts, reserve and youth team is 7pm Monday 2nd July at Garstang Academy. The Youth team also have another session tomorrow (Saturday) at Hazelhead Lane Scorton 10.30am, new players welcome.


23.06.18

NEW YOUTH TEAM ASSISTANT MANAGER

Garstang FC Youth Team manager Steve Smith (left) welcomes Matt Seed as the new youth team Assistant Manager. Matt, who has previously played for the club, returns from Fulwood Amateurs and will be looking to play as well as taking on his new role. He is a fitness coach by trade so will be a great asset to the club in general. Steve said "I am well chuffed that Seedy has joined us and he will be a real asset for the lads." Matt commented "Delighted to have the opportunity to get involved at the club and can't wait to get started."


22.06.18

NEW RECRUIT

Manager, Lee Baker, pictured with Phil Naggy who has agreed to join us next season. Lee Said "Delighted to get Phil, he is a player we have been after for some time and will add balance to our team."


20.06.18

RESERVE TEAM FRIENDLY FIXTURES

Saturday 21st July 3pm - Freckleton (A)

Monday 23rd July 7pm - Ribchester Rovers (H)

Wednesday 25th July 7pm - Highgrove (A)

Tuesday 31st July 7.30pm - Charnock Richard Res (A)


19.06.18

FIRST TEAM FRIENDLY FIXTURES

Saturday 7th July 2pm - Moorside Rangers (A)

Tuesday 17th July 7pm - Blackpool Wren Rovers (A)

Saturday 21st July 3pm - Northwich Victoria (H) The Adam Swanwick Trophy

Tuesday 24th July 7pm - Coppull Utd (A)

Saturday 28th July 3pm - Lostock St Gerards (A)


18.06.18

TEAM NEWS

   
   

Last season done and celebrated now back to the grindstone and the above players, Josh Westwood, Johnny Hothersall, Alex Colquhoun, Sean Sailor, Dan Birch and Will Kitchen have all committed to Garstang FC for next season.


16.06.18

PRESENTATION EVENING
 
 
The Garstang FC 2018 Presentation Evening was held at The Wyrebank, Garstang. Chairman, Adrian Wilding opened proceedings and reflected on what had been an unprecedented season of success for the club. The first award of the night was presented to Bob Freeman who has served the club as a player, manager and volunteer for 50 years and still going strong! Clubman of the Year went to Neil Beesley who as well as being assistant manager of the first team went above and beyond by organising and helping get the ground up to the standard required to move up to the North West Counties league. The event was well attended and everyone had an enjoyable evening.
 
The individual award winners were;
 
First Team
Players: Shaun Sailor
Managers: Tom Entwistle
Supporters: Kieran O'Connor
Golden Boot: Alan Coar

Reserves
Players: Andy Taylor
Managers: Alex Hay
Supporters: Tom Swallow
Golden Boot: Jimmy Callagher/Liam Assalone
 
Youth
Players: Tom Ruston
Managers: James Davis
Supporters: Will McCarragher
Golden Boot: Cameron Ross/Jamie Cooper
 
Young Player of the Year - Cameron Ross
 
Chairmans Player Award - Jake Salisbury

Clubman of the Year - Neil Beesley

50 Years Service Award - Bob Freeman

14.06.18

YOUTH TEAM TRIALS

Garstang FC Youth team manager Steve Smith has announced dates for youth team training/trials. Saturday 23rd and 30th June 10.30-12 at the football pitch on Hazelhead Lane Scorton PR3 1BN. Plus Tuesday 3rd July 7pm at Garstang High School. .New players welcome, must be under 18 on 31st August 2018. For further details phone Steve on 07585 901112. 


13.06.18

WHAT A LOVELY LADY

The May winner of the Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd was Barbara Schoon. The lucky winner made the short journey to the showroom of VSL where she is pictured with company director, Chris Hargreaves, and committee member, Dick Gugdeon. Barbara said "I joined the Garstang Fc Lottery to support the community of the town".  Barbara then surprised the club officials by generously donating £100 of her winnings back to the club and promised to give more of it to other local activities. A club spokesman said, "First we would like to thank Barbara and all those people in the Lottery for their kind support, secondly we would like to thank her for her very generous donation."  Anyone wishing to join the Lottery please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
12.06.18

CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT

Invitation to all our players, family, friends and supporters to attend the Garstang FC Presentation Evening this Friday 15th June 7pm at The Wyrebank, Garstang and a chance to celebrate our unprecedented success. All the silverware will be on display and it should be a great night. Free entry and DJ until midnight.


28.05.18

THE STORY OF THE 2017/18 SEASON
 
FIRST TEAM
 
The season began on the 5th of August and yours truly was sat on one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida wishing I was in Haslingden for the first game. However, the news of a 3-0 opening day defeat was easier to take with an ice cold beer overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!
 
Not a great start but 9 wins and 2 draws in the next 11 games, which included a 9-2 thrashing of local rivals Slyne with Hest, a game in which Ric Coar scored 6, saw us rise to 3rd in the table and make progress in both The Richardson Cup and the Lancs Amateur Shield by the end of September. A 1-0 defeat at Wren Rovers brought the run to an end. The next 12 weeks saw only 6 games played but we won them all and as the year ended we were 2nd in the league and into the Shield semi final.
 
The new year began with an extraordinary game at Turton. What looked like being a hard fought 1-0 win turned on its head when Kieran O'Conner was sent off in the dying minutes for hand ball on the line. Penalty scored and Turton had the ball in the net in injury time to spark wild celebrations. However, elation turned to despair as the ref ruled the goal out for offside and in the mayhem that ensued Turton had both managers sent off. When the game finally restarted Dan Curwen's ball over the top was collected by Ryan Dodd who ran clear and slotted home the winner. Cue even wilder celebrations and there was still time for a Turton player to get his marching orders before the final whistle. You had to be there but it was the most bizarre 10 minutes of football I have ever witnessed! Was it going to be our year?
 
The weather was playing its part with loads of games off and with us still fighting in 3 competitions Wrens had moved away in the league at one point being 14 points ahead of us albeit we had 6 games in hand. However, the lads ploughed on and had a remarkable run of 17 wins and a draw in 18 games which saw them catch Wrens at the top of the table and included reaching the final of both The Richardson and Shield competitions.
 
Then it happened. The curse of the manager/team of the month award! A shock home league defeat to bogey team Haslingden St Marys was recovered with a 3-0 win over Euxton Villa in The Richardson Cup Final but a draw at Hesketh Bank in the league meant the destiny of the league title was no longer in our hands then a 3-2 defeat in the Shield final to Fulwood Amateurs and we were in mortal danger of being disappointed by what had been a very good season.
 
The players could have felt sorry for themselves but they dusted themselves off and 3 tough looking league games against Longridge, Vickerstown and Slyne resulted in 9 points with 14 goals for and 1 against.
 
The equation was now clear, if Wrens won there last two games they were champions and there was nothing we could do about it. As luck would have it Wrens were awarded the team of the month award before their game at Euxton and the curse worked its magic as they dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Euxton Villa. Wrens now had to beat defending champions Longridge Town to make us go to Tempest Utd requiring a win to secure the title. Unable to wait for news to filter through myself and few Garstang players and supporters went to the game and witnessed a game which saw Longridge 4-0 up before finally winning 5-4 and at 4.55pm on Saturday 12th May Garstang FC were West Lancs League Premier Division Champions without having to kick a ball.
 
An historic, momentous and unforgettable season!!
 
 
RESERVES
 
The reserves didn't have the most exciting of starts with a 2-2 draw against Thornton Cleveleys A but under the stewardship of Hugh Sneddon and Joe Miller won 16 and drew 1 of the next 17 games to sit at the top of the table and made progress in the Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup. This was a good run with the wet weather affecting dozens of games and would continue to cause problems to the end of the season.
 
It was 17th February before we suffered our first defeat of the season and yes, it was Haslingden St Marys! Another defeat in the next game kept the chasing pack interested but we still had a healthy lead at this stage. The lads managed to end the Haslingden hoodoo with a 2-0 win in the quarter final of the cup followed by 3 more league wins which took us to the end of March still on course for the double.
 
April saw a bit of a wobble with 2 league defeats and a penalty shoot out defeat to Longridge Town reserves in the cup semi final but this result was soon reversed when it was discovered that Longridge had played an ineligible player. By now Poulton had been on a great run and we were only ahead in the league on goal difference as we got to the business end of the season.
 
The final of the Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup saw Alex Hay score the only goal of the game 3 minutes from time to beat Burscough Richmond Res to secure the first silverware of the season. In the league we won 5 games on the bounce whilst Poulton, having worked so hard to catch us, fell away and started dropping points. A 2-1 win at Longridge Town Reserves on the 5th May proved to be the win that secured the title as news filtered through that Poulton had lost and the double had been done.
 
With nothing left to be decided the league decided to end the season prematurely due to the number of games still to played by some teams so we arranged a friendly with Wyre Villa so we could receive the league shield and let Joe Miller, Carlo Matichechia and Andy Ireland play their final game for the club before retiring.
 
The double double had been achieved!
 
 
YOUTH TEAM
 
It was a tough season for the youth team the wet weather meaning they had to find alternative venues or switch fixtures to get a game on. Steve Smith was struggling to get back from the northern tip of Scotland having been deployed by work and Dan Sutcliff, having returned from coaching in Australia, stepped in to run the side. After an encouraging start things fell away somewhat and it was decided at the end of the season to part company, Dan going with our best wishes for the future. The team finished 6th in the league but several of the squad were involved with the reserves successes which is what the youth squad is ultimately aiming for and we are already looking forward to next season.

27.05.18

LOTTERY WINNERS

The lucky winners in the May draw of the Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd are:
 
£1000 - 2789 - Mrs B Schoon, Garstang
£100  - 2241 - Hilary Stone, Garstang
£60   - 2197 - Ryan Davis, Catterall
£60   - 1586 - Pauline Crabtree, Catterall
£60   - 3474 - Andrea Jarvis, Barnacre
£25   - 2305 - Mr R Hargreaves, Garstang
£25   - 2270 - Margaret Gregory, Garstang
£25   - 1174 - Joe Miller, Garstang
£25   - 3204 - Catherine Eastham, Garstang

26.05.18

MAJOR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

On the back of the news yesterday that we have been promoted to the North West Counties Garstang Football Club are pleased to announce that GA Associates, based on Garstang High Street, have agreed a new initial three year sponsorship package for our first team home shirt for next season. This couldn't have come at a better time with the club looking to move forward following their history making season.
 
This is a very valued sponsorship from another local company. Senior Partner Graham Salisbury and his two associate partners Avnish Panchal and Jake Salisbury (pictured above with Funding Officer Malcolm Abraham) make up this long established firm which covers all aspects of planning, architecture and design and they are delighted to be sponsoring their home town team for the next three years! Graham said "We wish to congratulate the teams and management on what has been an outstandingly successful season. League and Cup double winners for both first and reserve teams, runners up in the Lancashire Shield and the first team promoted to the North West Counties League, fantastic!"


25.05.18

IT'S OFFICIAL!

 

It's been officially announced today that Garstang FC have been promoted to Division 1 North of The North West Counties League for next season. These are exciting times for the club and we look forward to new challenges both on and off the pitch.


18.05.18

LOTTERY WINNER

 

The Garstang Fc Score Lottery was won in April by Joan Chappell and she is pictured at the garage of sponsors Vehicle Solutions Ltd collecting her cheque for £1000. Joan was delighted to hear that her number had come out and thought the main prize was a hundred pounds, so it made her day when she got ten times that amount. Committee member Malcolm Abraham said, "Joan was overjoyed with her win and we thank her for her support. I would also like to thank Chris and Steve Hargreaves at VSL for their continued sponsorship which is vital to the development of the club. It really is great to have a local company supporting their local football team." Anybody wishing to join the Lottery please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
14.05.18

RESULT

TEMPEST UTD 1-1 GARSTANG (O'Conner)


13.05.18

FIXTURES

Tomorrow (Monday 14th) Garstang FC first team play their final fixture at Tempest Utd ko 7pm and hopefully will be presented with the West Lancs Premier League trophy after the game. Following the leagues decision to end the season prematurely the reserves are indebted to Wyre Villa who have accepted our invitation to play a friendly at The Riverside (7pm Tues 15th) so that we can finish the season in front of our home supporters as planned and hopefully be presented with the Div 3 trophy after the game.


12.05.18

DOUBLE WINNERS!!

Wrens lost 5-4 today against Longridge Town meaning Garstang FC are 2017/18 West Lancs Premier Division Champions and double winners. What a season!

RESULT

THORNTON CLEVELEYS A 3-2 GARSTANG RES (Carter, Murphy)


10.05.18

WEEKEND FIXTURE

Saturday 12th May 

West Lancs League Div 3

THORNTON CLEVELEYS A v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM


09.05.18

TONIGHTS GAME OFF

Eagley have pulled out of tonight's game as they cannot raise a side. Apologies for the lateness but nothing we can do about it or the wasted pies.

JOE MILLER STEPS DOWN

Garstang FC Reserves Assistant Manager, Joe Miller has decided to bring an end to his playing and managerial career at the end of this season. Joe feels that after 15 years at the club the time is right to go out on a high with the reserves winning the league and cup double. Joe said "I've loved my time at the club and I will still be down at the ground watching the games and helping out where I can but I want to have a bit more time at the weekends for family and to pursue other interests so decided to step down at the end of the season and give the club time to find a replacement."
 
Reserves Manager, Hugh Sneddon thanked Joe for all his hard work and commented "I could not have done this season without Joe, his depth of knowledge of the league, teams and this superb club are priceless. He is a tremendous role model to all the players and will be a massive loss to us on and off the pitch especially in the dressing room. It has truly been a pleasure working with you!"
 
Club Chairman, Adrian Wilding added "Joe has been part of the fabric of this club for 15 years and we are gutted to be losing him but I fully understand and respect his reasons and wish him well for the future."
 
Joe is hoping to play in the last game of the season next week against Wyre Villa Res at The Riverside which is currently scheduled for Monday 14th May 7pm but we are hoping to switch it to Tuesday so all the committee can be there as the first team have a vital game at Tempest Utd on Monday as well.

08.05.18

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Wednesday 9th May

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v EAGLEY RES KO 7PM


06.05.18

CHALLENGE CUP FINAL

Monday 7th May we host The Challenge Cup final between Charnock Richard Reserves and Millom at The Riverside, PR3 1FU. Kick off 3pm. Entry for spectators will only be from the river end off the council car park as the league are charging an entry fee which we understand will be £5 adults, £3 concessions. It may be the first airing of the mouldies and factor 50! Players, officials and spectators are welcomed to The Farmers post match. Good luck to both sides.


05.05.18

RESULTS

GARSTANG 5-0 SLYNE with HEST (R Coar,  O'Conner, A Coar 2, Dodd)

LONGRIDGE TOWN RES 1-2 GARSTANG RES (Murphy 2) Division 3 Champions!!


04.05.18

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND FIXTURES AT THE RIVERSIDE

Saturday 5th May

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v SLYNE with HEST KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

LONGRIDGE TOWN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM (At Ashton 3 G)

Monday 7th May

Challenge Cup Final

CHARNOCK RICHARD RES v MILLOM KO 3PM


03.05.18

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 7-1 CMB RES (Ross 2, Murphy 2, Mason, Hocking, Callagher)


02.05.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 7-1 VICKERSTOWN (A Coar 3, Dodd 2, R Coar, Swindlehurst)


30.04.18

RESULT

HESKETH BANK RES 0-5 GARSTANG RES (Murphy, Callagher 2, Ross, Lamoury pen)

 

LOTTERY RESULTS

The lucky winners in the April draw of the Garstang Fc "Score" Lottery are:
 
£1000   - 1709 - Mrs Joan Chappell, Garstang
£100    - 3759 - Rockform, Brock
£60     - 3379 - Mr G Nicholson, Garstang
£60     - 3576 - Mr T Hoyles, Garstang
£60     - 3358 - Chris Walker, Garstang
£25     - 2177 - George Rowley, Garstang
£25     - 2135 - John Jack, Garstang
£25     - 1698 - David Holt, Garstang
£25     - 3197 - Margaret Whittingham, Garstang

29.04.18

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Monday 30th April

West Lancs League Div 3

HESKETH BANK RES v GARSTANG RES KO 7PM

Wednesday 2nd May

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v VICKERSTOWN KO 7PM

Thursday 3rd May

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v CMB RES KO 7PM (At CMB)


28.04.18

RESULTS

LONGRIDGE TOWN 0-2 GARSTANG (Entwistle, A Coar)

GARSTANG RES 1-0 BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES (Hay) 2018 Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup Winners!


27.04.18

VENUE CHANGE

Tomorrow's (Saturday) game against Longridge Town is confirmed switched to Fulwood Amateurs ground off Lightfoot Lane PR4 0AP. 3pm kick off.

LOTTERY WINNER

Tim Hoyles scooped the £1000 jackpot in the March draw of the Garstang Fc ‘Score’ Lottery proudly sponsored by local family company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Tim made the short trip to the VSL showroom to meet company director Steven Hargreaves and Garstang Fc committee member Malcolm Abraham and to collect his winner’s cheque. A delighted Tim said, “I am really chuffed to have won the grand. I won the £500 the month before the prize doubled so I thought I’d had my chance.” A club spokesman said “The Lottery has been vital in getting the ground and facilitates ready for the step up to the North West Counties, however we don’t want to stop developing the facilities and need your support to continue improving. Anyone interested in joining the lottery and supporting their local club please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

26.04.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 28th April

West Lancs Premier League

LONGRIDGE TOWN v GARSTANG KO 3PM

Stewart Rowe Cup Final

GARSTANG RES v BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES KO 3PM (At Blackpool Wren Rovers FC)


25.04.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 2-3 FULWOOD AMATEURS (Hothersall, A Coar)


23.04.18

RESULT

TURTON RES 1-2 GARSTANG RES (Hocking, Callagher)


22.04.18

MIDWEEK FIXTURES

Monday 23rd April

West Lancs League Div 3

TURTON RES v GARSTANG RES KO 7PM

Wednesday 25th April

The Light Distribution Amateur Shield Final (At The County Ground, Lancs FA HQ)

GARSTANG v FULWOOD AMATEURS KO 7.30PM

RESULT

WINSTANLEY WARRIORS RED 2-0 GARSTANG


21.04.18

RESULTS

HESKETH BANK 1-1 GARSTANG (Entwistle)

CMB RES 0-3 GARSTANG RES (Ross 3)


20.04.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 21st April

West Lancs Premier Division

HESKETH BANK v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

CMB RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 22nd April

LSL Youth Div White

WINSTANLEY WARRIORS RED v GARSTANG KO 11AM


19.04.18

RESULTS

GARSTANG RES 1-3 HURST GREEN RES (Murphy)

GARSTANG YTH 3-5 POULTON YTH (Cooper, Murphy, Hezel)


18.04.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 3-0 EUXTON VILLA (A Coar 2, R Coar) RICHARDSON CUP WINNERS 2018!


18.04.18

NEWS UPDATE

We now know our opponents in next week's Lancashire Shield Final will be Fulwood Amateurs who beat Slyne with Hest 2-0 last night. Garstang FC will host the Challenge Cup Final between Charnock Richard Res and Millom. The game will be played at The Riverside on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 3pm kick off.


17.04.18

STEWART ROWE CUP FINAL

Unfortunately for Longridge Town Res they played an ineligible player in Saturday's Stewart Rowe Cup semi final which means they have been expunged from the competition. This leaves the final to be contested between Burscough Richmond Res and Garstang Res. The game will be played at Blackpool Wren Rovers FC on Saturday 28th April 3pm ko.


16.04.18

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Wednesday 18th April

Richardson Cup Final

GARSTANG v EUXTON VILLA KO 7.30PM (At Lancashire FA HQ Leyland)

Thursday 19th April

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v HURST GREEN RES KO 7PM

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG  v POULTON KO 6.30PM (At Poulton FC)


15.04.18

RESULT

ECCLESTON & HESKIN 5-8 GARSTANG (Ross 4, Cooper 2, Ruston 2)


14.04.18

RESULTS

GARSTANG 4-0 AFC WHITEHAVEN (R Coar 2, Dodd, O'Conner)

LONGRIDGE TOWN RES 2-2 GARSTANG RES (Assalone, Roberts) (Longridge won on penalties)

GAMES ON

Today's game at The Riverside Garstang FC v Whitehaven has passed a pitch inspection and is on. Kick off 3pm. The Reserves semi final at Euxton Villa FC against Longridge Town Res is also on. 3pm ko. Good luck to both our teams. Get down and support the lads if you can.


12.04.18

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 2-4 FLEETWOOD TOWN RANGERS (Cooper, Hezel)

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 14th April

West Lancs Premier Div

GARSTANG v WHITEHAVEN KO 3PM

Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup Semi Final

LONGRIDGE TOWN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM (At Euxton Villa FC, PR7 6HH)

Sunday 15th April

LSL Youth Div White

ECCLESTON & HESKIN v GARSTANG KO 11AM


11.04.18

RESULT

MILL HILL ST PETERS RES 3-1 GARSTANG RES (Mason)

FIXTURE CHANGE

The game against Longridge Town next Tuesday (17th) has been postponed to a date TBC as we are playing in the Richardson Cup Final on Wednesday 18th April at the Lancashire FA HQ. Our opponents will be the winners of this weekends semi final between Euxton Villa and Haslingden St Marys.


10.04.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 2-3 HASLINGDEN ST MARYS (Entwistle 2, 1 pen)

GAME ON

Tonights game at The Riverside against Haslingden St Marys is ON. Kick off 7pm


08.04.18

NEXT WEEKS FIXTURES

Tuesday 10th April

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS KO 7PM

Wednesday 11th April

West Lancs League Div 3

MILL HILL ST PETERS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 6.45PM

Thursday 12th April

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG YTH v FLEETWOOD TOWN RANGERS KO 6.30PM (At Hazelhead Lane, Scorton)


07.04.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 3-2 TEMPEST UTD (A Coar, Hothersall, R Coar) Richardson Cup Finalists!!

PITCH UPDATES

12.23pm Referee has deemed pitch fit for play at Euxton so first team game is ON.

Garstang FC Res semi final against Longridge Town Res at Poulton FC is now OFF. 


06.04.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 7th April

Richardson Cup Semi-Final

GARSTANG v TEMPEST UTD KO 3PM (At Euxton Villa FC, PR7 6HH)

Stewart Rowe Cup Semi-Final

LONGRIDGE TOWN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM (At Poulton FC, FY6 7RH)


05.04.18

RESULT

BROUGHTON AMATEURS YTH 3-0 GARSTANG YTH

GAME NEWS

Tonight's reserve game at Hesketh Bank is off but the youth team are on at Uclan on 3G against Broughton Amateurs.


04.04.18

GAME OFF

Tonight's game at The Riverside against Slyne with Hest is off and the reserves game tomorrow at Hesketh Bank is very doubtful.


03.04.18

MIDWEEK GAMES

Wednesday 4th April

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v SLYNE WITH HEST KO 7PM

Thursday 5th April

West Lancs League Div 3

HESKETH BANK RES v GARSTANG RES KO 6.45PM

LSL Youth Div White

BROUGHTON AMATEURS v GARSTANG KO 6.30PM


02.04.18

GAME OFF

Today's game at The Riverside against Whithaven is off due to waterlogged pitch.


01.04.18

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Monday 2nd April

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v WHITEHAVEN KO 3PM


 LOTTERY WINNERS

 The Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd winners for March are:
 
£1000 - 3579 - Mr T Hoyles, Garstang
£100 - 2279 - Ben Oliver, Garstang
£60 - 1225 - Bob Freeman, Garstang
£60 - 4268 - Jean Salthouse, Garstang
£60 - 1935 - Chris Sweeney, London
£25 - 1495 - Matty Poole, Lancaster
£25 - 3352 - Beatrice Lawrenson, Pilling
£25 - 2351 - Joanne Green, Garstang
£25 - 2967 - Sarah Dewhurst, Catterall
 
For your chance to win £1000 every month and support your local football club please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669.

31.03.18

GROUNDHOPPER

So this is Alan Majewski who is a non league Groundhopper. Yesterday he went to watch to watch a game in North Wales , today he ticked off Garstang FC having travelled by train from Liverpool to Preston, bus to Lancaster and then back to Garstang FC to watch Garstang demolish Longridge Town 6-0. He said he'd enjoyed it. Good luck lad.

RESULTS

GARSTANG 6-0 LONGRIDGE TOWN (A Coar 4, Entwistle, Dodd)

CROSTON SPORT RES 1-6 GARSTANG RES (Callagher 2, Roberts 2, Assalone, Croasdale)


30.03.18

GARSTANG FC GROUND IMPROVEMENTS NEWS

Garstang FC are pleased to announce that following a recent inspection of our ground and facilities by Geoff Wilkinson the Grading Chairman of the Hallmark Security League and his compatriot John Deal we have been recommended to be accepted as Grade H. This means that Garstang FC has everything in place to be accepted into Step 6 of the football pyramid which for us would be The Hallmark Security League. There are still some things to be decided before we can make this move up a level but it is a major step forward for the club.
 
This grading would not have been possible without the funds we have raised through the Garstang FC Lottery. The lottery money is pumped back into the club to improve the facilities for both players and spectators and we have been able to refurbish the changing facilities, install floodlighting and dugouts and improve things for spectators. We have lots more plans in the pipeline with spectator experience being top of the list. If you are a member of the Garstang FC lottery, thank you, we couldn't have done it without you. If not, and you would like to support your local club as well as a chance to win the top prize of £1000 every month along with other smaller cash prizes then you can download an application form from the Garstang FC website lottery page or contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669. It's only £5 a month and your support would be appreciated.
 
Commenting on the grading news Club Chairman, Adrian Wilding said "These are exciting times for Garstang FC with all our teams doing exceptionally well on the pitch but I would like to take this opportunity to give my heartfelt thanks to the committee, managers, sponsors, lottery members, supporters and everyone who has helped us get to this stage for what could be a massive step in the history of this great football club."

29.03.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 31st March

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v LONGRIDGE TOWN KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

CROSTON SPORTS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM


28.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 1-0 COPPULL UTD RES (Dickson)


27.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 5-1 EUXTON VILLA (Westwood, Hothersall, A Coar, Entweistle (pen), Poole)


26.03.18

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Tuesday 27th March

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v EUXTON VILLA KO 7PM

Wednesday 28th March

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v COPPULL UTD RES KO 7PM


25.03.18

EASTER FIXTURES

All change again for the Easter weekend as we take on Longridge Town on Saturday 31st March and Whiehaven on Monday 2nd April. Both games 3pm kick off at The Riverside.

RESULT

BAE WARTON YFC 9-0 GARSTANG YTH


24.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 3-1 FULWOOD AMATEURS (Sailor, R Coar, A Coar)


23.03.18

GARSTANG FC FIXTURES COMING UP AT THE RIVERSIDE
 
As it stands, starting tomorrow, the first team has 6 massive games in two weeks. Five of the matches are at home with the sixth one being the cup semi final at Euxton Villa. The Reserves have no game this weekend but their fixtures will also come thick and fast as we try to recover several months of lost fixtures in a few short weeks. These are the home games for the next two weeks.
 
Sat 24th March Garstang v Fulwood Amateurs ko 3pm
Tue 27th March Garstang v Euxton Villa ko 7pm
Wed 28th March Garstang Res v Coppull Utd Res ko 7pm
Sat 31st March Garstang v Longridge Town ko 3pm
Mon 2nd April  Garstang v Whitehaven ko 3pm
Wed 4th April  Garstang v Slyne with Hest ko 7pm

22.03.18

CUP DATES

Both the Richardson Cup and Stewart Rowe semi finals which involve both our teams are to be played on Saturday 7th April with 3pm kick offs. The first team will play Tempest Utd at Euxton Villa whilst the venue for the reserve game against Longridge Town Res is Poulton.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 24th March

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v FULWOOD AMATEURS KO 3PM

Sunday 25th March

LSL Youth Div White

BAE WARTON YFC v GARSTANG KO 11AM


21.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG 2-0 BURSCOUGH RICHMOND (R Coar, A Coar)


19.03.18

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Wednesday 21st March

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v BURSCOUGH RICHMOND KO 7PM

CUP DRAW

Garstang FC Reserves have been drawn to play Longridge Town Res in the semi-final of The Stewart Rowe Cup. The date and venue are yet to be confirmed.


18.03.18

CUP DRAW AND EASTER FIXTURE

Garstang FC have been drawn to play Tempest Utd in the Semi-Final of The Richardson Cup. The venue and date are yet to be confirmed. Also Easter Monday (2ndApril) sees Longridge Town visit the Riverside for a proper Bank Holiday fixture. 

CLEARANCE SALE OF GARSTANG FC MERCHANDISE
 
Windproof Top / Training Shirt / Shorts / a Package £15
 
Travel Jackets £15
 
Bags £12
 
Misc Item £5
 
Bobble Hats £8
 
Contact malcolm@citrosoft.co.uk Or Text 07831 170789
 
First come gets the bargains

GAME OFF

This morning's Garstang FC youth team game at Winstanley Warriors is off due to a frozen pitch.


17.03.18

RESULTS

THORNTON CLEVELEYS 0-2 GARSTANG (R Coar 2)

GARSTANG RES 3-0 MILNTHORPE CORINTHIANS RES (Callagher 2, A Murphy)


16.03.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 17th March

West Lancs Premier Div

THORNTON CLEVELEYS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v MILNTHORPE CORINTHIANS RES KO 3PM

Sunday 18th March

LSL Youth Div White

WINSTANLEY WARRIORS REDS v GARSTANG KO 11AM


14.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 2-0 HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES (Og, Thompson)

GAME ON

Tonight's cup tie at The Riverside against Haslingden St Marys Res is ON. Kick off 7.30pm


13.03.18

LOTTERY WINNER

Andrew Hodgkinson made the short journey to the VSL showroom at Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang to collect the main prize in February's Garstang Fc Score Lottery. Sponsors, Chris and Steve Hargreaves of Vehicle Solutions Ltd, presented the delighted winner with the cheque along with committee member Malcolm Abraham. Andrew is a keen supporter of the teams at Garstang and a regular visitor to the Riverside to watch home matches. Andrew hasn't decided yet what to do with his £1000 winnings. On his next visit to the ground he will see some of the recent improvements funded by the proceeds of the Lottery. If you want the chance to win a grand and support your local team please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669.

12.03.18

NEXT FIXTURE

Wednesday 14th March

Stewart Rowe Cup Q/F

GARSTANG RES v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES KO 7.30PM

But there's probably more chance for the ducks!


11.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 1-0 FOXHALL (Ruston)


10.03.18

RESULT

FULWOOD AMATEURS 2-3 GARSTANG (R Coar, Salisbury, Entwistle pen)

GAME NEWS

The first team game game at Fulwood Amateurs is ON but the reserves home match against Haslingden is OFF.


09.03.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 10th March

Richardson Cup Quarter Final

FULWOOD AMATEURS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

Stewart Rowe Cup Quarter Final

GARSTANG RES v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES KO 3PM

Sunday 11th March

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v FOXHALL KO 11AM


07.03.18

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 2-1 POULTON RES (Matichechia, Mason pen)


06.03.18

FIXTURE BACKLOG

With so many games to get in for all our teams before the end of the season the fixtures are changing almost on a daily basis so keep an eye on the website regularly. This weekend see the re-scheduling of the cup games for the first and reserve teams which were cancelled due to frost last Saturday so the first team travel to Fulwood Amateurs in the Quarter Final of The Richardson Cup and the reserves are at home in the Quarter Final of The Stewart Rowe Cup always assuming there isn't a plague of locusts before then!

It's could be a defining week for Hugh Sneddon and Joe Miller whose reserve side were unbeaten until a couple of weeks ago but have now lost two on the bounce. With a top of the table clash against Poulton tomorrow (Wednesday 7.30pm) at the Riverside and the cup game on Saturday these two games could have a big bearing on the location of this season's silverware. Good luck lads.

LOTTERY WINNERS

The winners in the February draw of the Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd are :
 
£1000 - 1200 - Andrew Hodgkinson, Cabus
£100 - 2472 - Jake Baldwin, Catterall
£60 - 3121 - Al Lea, Garstang
£60 - 3216 - Thomas Jolly, Garstang
£60 - 3089 - Mr T B Heaton, Garstang
£25 - 2638 - Paul Brooks, Garstang
£25 - 2538 - Mr H Newhouse, Cabus
£25 - 2151 - Emma Kirkup, Catterall
£25 - 3254 - Mrs G Morgan, Garstang

04.03.17

LOTTERY NEWS

   

 

Despite the recent bad weather work has been happening at the Riverside to improve the facilities. The standing area at the River End has now been concreted and the path behind the dugouts has been widened. These improvements have been funded by the Score Lottery which is proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. As well as benefiting the club the Lottery gives you the chance of winning £1000 every month. Should you want to support your local club and have the chance of winning please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

February draw results due tomorrow at the latest.


03.03.18

GAMES OFF

Both first team and reserve games today are OFF. So it's on with repairing the damage this week's storm has done to the home dugout and advertising boards. Living the dream!

   

 

01.03.18

FIXTURES UPDATE

We have reached March and it has finally stopped raining only to be replaced with 'The Beast From The East' which means you might have to consider putting your big coat on. However, football wise, Fulwood Amateurs FC Twitter has already called off Saturday's cup game which may be a tad premature but unless the weather forecasters have got it dramatically wrong it's unlikely there will be any fixtures this weekend. Watch this space.


28.02.18

GAME OFF

Despite our best efforts tonight's game at home against Burscough Richmond is OFF due to a frozen pitch. Very frustrating!


26.02.18

NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE

Wednesday 28th February

West Lancs League Premier Division

GARSTANG v BURSCOUGH RICHMOND KO 7.30PM


24.02.18

RESULTS

GARSTANG 2-0 HESKETH BANK (Salisbury, Entwistle pen)

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES 2-1 GARSTANG RES (Assalone)

MESSAGE FROM GARSTANG FC CHAIRMAN TO OUR SPONSORS
   
Over the last few days I have had contact from some of our sponsors asking about sports magazines contacting them regarding articles they are producing about Garstang FC and our managers to produce in there magazines.
 
The problem with this is that they have not asked our permission and are trying to persuade our sponsors to support the article with a financial advert.
 
Our sponsors are not that happy and would prefer to support us direct. This action is not doing Garstang FC any good and is only causing harm to us.
 
I would like all our sponsors to know that this has not got our support or permission and that we would urge them to not pass any payment or advert over. They are getting all our sponsor details from our web site, I have been contacted twice so far, and told them what I think.
 
It is sharp practice and should not be encouraged, can I also suggest if any of the managers are contacted to please tell them we and you are not interested and please ask them to call me.
 
Thanks for your support.
 
Adrian 

23.02.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 24th February

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v HESKETH BANK KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 25th February

LSL Youth Div White

APPLEY BRIDGE v GARSTANG KO 11AM


22.02.18

RESULT

EUXTON VILLA 1-3 GARSTANG (Salisbury, Birch, Entwistle) Huge congratulations lads on making the final of the Lancs Amateur Shield.


21.02.18

GAME OFF

Tonight's reserve game against Coppull Utd is OFF, the pitch hasn't recovered from Saturday.


19.02.18

MIDWEEK FIXTURES

Wednesday 21st February

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v COPPULL UTD RES KO 7.30PM

Thursday 22nd February

Lancs Amateur Shield Semi Final

EUXTON VILLA  v GARSTANG KO 7.30PM (At Chorley FC PR7 3DU)


17.02.18

RESULTS

SOUTHPORT HESKETH 1-1 GARSTANG (Hothersall)

GARSTANG RES 3-5 HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES (A Murphy, Swindlehurst, Assalone)

GAMES ON!

At last some football! Both the first team game at Southport Hesketh and the reserves home game against Haslingden St Marys are ON. 3pm kick offs.


15.02.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 17th February

West Lancs Premier Division

SOUTHPORT HESKETH v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES KO 3PM


14.02.18

GAME OFF

Tonight's game Garstang FC Res against Wyre Villa Res is off due to waterlogged pitch.


13.02.18

NEXT FIXTURE

Wednesday 14th February

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v WYRE VILLA RES KO 7.30PM


10.02.18

GAMES OFF

Both first and reserve team games today are off.


09.02.18

LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Gary Nicholson was the lucky £1000 winner in the January Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Gary made the short journey to the Leachfield Business Park and to the showroom of local company VSL where director Chris Hargreaves presented him with the winners cheque. Committee member and monthly lottery collector Charlie Collinson broke the good news to the surprised and delighted Gary. Charlie said, "When I called round to tell Gary he'd won he had no idea that the main prize was a grand, he was chuffed to bits and is thinking of using the money for a much needed holiday." Anyone wishing to support their local club and have the chance of joining Gary in winning a grand please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

07.02.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 10th February

West Lancs Premier League

GARSTANG v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

MILL HILL ST PETERS RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 11th February

Syndicate Youth Cup Q/F

AFC FYLDE v GARSTANG KO 11AM

GAME OFF

Tonight's Shield game at Chorley is off due to frozen pitch. It has been re-scheduled for 7.30pm Thursday 22nd February at the same venue.


05.02.18

GAME OFF

Tonight's reserve game at The Riverside against Coppull Utd is off due to waterlogged pitch.


04.02.18

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Tuesday 6th February

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v COPPULL UTD RES KO 7.30PM

Wednesday 7th February

Lancashire Amateur Shield Semi Final

EUXTON VILLA v GARSTANG KO 7.30PM (At Chorley FC)

It's a big game on Wednesday night with a place in the final of the Lancashire Amateur Shield at stake. The venue for the game is Chorley FC, The Victory Park Stadium, Duke St, Chorley PR7 3DU. Entry to the ground is £5 adults and £3 concessions. We have not organised a coach to the game as most players are going direct.


03.02.18

GAMES OFF

The miserable weather continues and both the Garstang FC first team game at Hesketh Bank and the reserves game at home against Milthorpe Corinthians Res are OFF.


02.02.18

GAME OFF

Hesketh Bank have declared the game tomorrow off as their pitch is still unfit.

LOTTERY WINNERS

The lucky winners in the January draw of the Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd are:
 
£1000 - 3376 - Mr G Nicholson, Cabus
£100 - 3416 - Valerie Hearnah, Garstang
£60 - 1806 - S Carr & Son, Garstang
£60 - 1356 - Mr P Boardman, Garstang
£60 - 3261 - Mr D R Woodhead, Garstang
£25 - 3423 - Mr F Greenwood, Garstang
£25 - 3897 - Mrs J Madera, Garstang
£25 - 1079 - Mrs J Armstrong, Garstang
£25 - 1946 - Mr D Parkinson, Garstang

01.02.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES (Please note that senior games kick off at 3pm from this Saturday)

Saturday 3rd February

West Lancs Premier League

HESKETH BANK v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v MILNTHORPE CORINTHIANS RES KO 3PM

Sunday 4th February

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v POULTON KO 11AM (At Hazelhead Lane, Scorton)


31.01.18

APOLOGIES

I have been without internet connection since Saturday morning so unable to update the site, hopefully normal service will now be resumed.

RESULT FROM LAST SATURDAY

COPPULL UTD RES 2-4 GARSTANG RES (Callagher, Assalone 2, Murphy)


27.01.18

GAMES ON/OFF

First team game vs Euxton Villa is OFF. Reserve team is currently on at Coppull but further pitch inspection at 12pm. Website has connection difficulties, please check facebook and twitter for latest updates today.


24.01.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 27th January

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v EUXTON VILLA KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

COPPULL UTD RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM

Sunday 28th January

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG YTH v APPLEY BRIDGE YTH KO 11AM (At Hazlehead Lane, Scorton)


20.01.18

GAMES OFF

Youth game v Poulton off.

Unfortunately the weather has beaten us again and both the Garstang F.C. first team game at Tempest and the reserves game at home to CMB are off.


17.01.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 20th January

West Lancs Premier Division

TEMPEST UTD v GARSTANG KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v CMB RES KO 2PM

Sunday 21st January

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG YTH v POULTON YTH KO 11AM (At Hazlehead Lane Scorton)


14.01.18

RESULT

GARSTANG YTH 3-3 WYRE VILLA YTH (Ross, Richardson, Nugent)


13.01.18

RESULTS

GARSTANG 4-1 TEMPEST UTD (R Coar, Poole, Salisbury 2)

LYTHAM TOWN RES 1-4 GARSTANG RES (A Murphy, Taylor, Thompson, Croasdale)

VENUE CHANGE

Tomorrow's youth team game against Wyre Villa will be played at Hazlehead Lane, Scorton PR3 1BN. Kick off 11am.

GAMES ON

Both the Garstang FC first team game versus Tempest Utd at The Riverside today and the Reserves game at Lytham Town are ON. Both 2pm kick off.


10.01.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 13th January

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v TEMPEST UTD KO 2PM

West Lancs League Div 3

LYTHAM TOWN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM

Sunday 14th January

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v WYRE VILLA KO 11AM

CUP DRAW

Garstang FC Reserves have drawn Haslingden St Marys Reserves at home in the Second Round of the Stewart Rowe Cup. Ties will be played on Saturday 3rd March, 3pm kick off.


07.01.18

LOTTERY WINNER

The staff at Rockform scooped the last thousand pound jackpot of 2017. Three members of staff share the prize with Simon Wilson and Mark Crayston pictured collecting the cheque at the garage of the Lottery sponsors Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Company directors Chris and Steve Hargreaves are pictured handing the lucky winners their cheque. Garstang Fc committee member, Malcolm Abraham, said " it's great that the staff at one of our principle sponsors have won the main prize. Everyone at the football club really appreciates the commitment that all our sponsors have shown to the club and we wish them all a successful 2018."

 
06.01.18

RESULTS

TURTON 1-2 GARSTANG (Hothersall, Dodd)

GARSTANG RES 4-2 LONGRIDGE TOWN RES (Murphy, Assalone, Croasdale, Mason)

GAMES ON!

At last some football! Both the first team game at Turton and the reserves game at home to Longridge Town Res are ON. Both 2pm ko. The post code for Turton is BL7 0PD.


04.01.18

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 6th January

West Lancs Premier Div

TURTON v GARSTANG KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v LONGRIDGE TOWN RES KO 2PM

Sunday 7th January

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v POULTON KO 11AM


30.12.17

LOTTERY WINNERS

The winners in the December 2017 Garstang Fc Score Lottery draw, proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd are as follows:
 
£1000 - 1564 - Rockform, Brock
£100 - 2791- Jodie Taylor, Garstang
£60 - 1332 - Steve Baker, Garstang
£60 - 3217 - Thomas Jolly, Garstang
£60 - 3215 - Dorothy Taylor, Garstang
£25 - 1495 - Marty Poole, Lancaster
£25 - 1522 - Elaine Tugman, Garstang
£25 - 3754 - Christine Harry, Garstang
£25 - 2603 - Mrs R Clague, Catterall

29.12.17

GAMES OFF

The weather has won yet again both the home game against Fulwood Amateurs and the reserves at Turton tomorrow are off.


28.12.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 30th December

West Lancs Premier Div

GARSTANG v FULWOOD AMATEURS KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

TURTON RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM


24.12.17

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The Chairman, committee, management and players of Garstang Football Club would like to wish all our supporters and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a successful and prosperous New Year. 


23.12.17

GAME OFF

Today's big game at The Riverside againast Slyne with Hest is OFF, the pitch is waterlogged.


22.12.17

WEEKEND FIXTURE

Saturday 23rd December

West Lancs Premier Div

GARSTANG v SLYNE with HEST KO 2PM

It's fingers crossed for the Christmas Cracker derby game tomorrow but the weather hasn't been kind this week and there will be a 10.30am pitch inspection. If the game does go ahead Garstang will wear black armbands and hold a minutes silence in memory of Geoff Hargreaves.


20.12.17
 
GAME OFF
 
Tonight's reserve game at The Riverside against Haslingden St Marys is off.

 
17.12.17
 
NEXT UP AT THE RIVERSIDE
 
Wednesday 20th December
 
West Lancs League Div 3
 
GARSTANG RES v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES KO 7.30PM

 
16.12.17
 
GAME OFF
 
The game today at The Riverside against Hesketh Bank is OFF, pitch unfit.

 
15.12.17
 
WEEKEND FIXTURE
 
Saturday 16th December
 
West Lancs Premier Div
 
GARSTANG v HESKETH BANK KO 2PM
 
There will be a 10.30am pitch inspection tomorrow. If the game goes ahead Garstang FC will wear black armbands and hold a minutes silence prior to kick off in memory of Geoff Hargreaves.

 
13.12.17
 
GEOFF HARGREAVES
 
 
 
It was with great sadness that the club heard the news this week that one of it's most ardent supporters, Geoff Hargreaves (pictured above), had passed away peacefully at home. Geoff had been a supporter of Garstang FC for many years and had been down to most of the home games this season. He sponsored several games over the years and he loved his football and cricket. Geoff always had a pocket full of goodies for the kids who came down to the games and he always had an interesting story to tell. He was a true gentleman who will be sadly missed. 
Geoff's funeral service will be held at Lancaster Crematorium on Thursday 21st December at 11am.

GAME OFF
 
Tonight's derby game with Wyre Villa at The Riverside is off as unsurprisingly the weather has beaten us again.

 
12.12.17
 
CUP DRAW
 
The quarter final draw of the Syndicate Trust Youth Cup was made last night and Garstang FC youth team were drawn away to the winner of the 3rd round tie between Appley Bridge Reds and AFC Fylde. The game will be played in the new year.

 
11.12.17
 
NEXT FIXTURE
 
Wednesday 13th December
 
West Lancs League Div 3
 
GARSTANG RES v WYRE VILLA RES KO 7.30PM
 
RESULT
 
Wyre Villa Yth 2-1 Garstang Yth (Bookless)

 
09.12.17
 
GAME OFF
 
Unfortunately the game at the Riverside between Garstang and Haslingden St Marys had to be cancelled due to Haslingden being snowed in and too dangerous to travel.

 
08.12.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
 
Mrs Freeland was delighted when she heard she won first prize in the November draw of the Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd. She was expecting to get a hundred pounds but she was shocked to learn that she had in fact won a grand!! Mrs Freeland was presented with the cheque by Charlie Collinson from the club and Steve Hargreaves from VSL. The lucky winner said that she would spend the money on her grandkids Christmas presents and also every year they donate to a homeless charity so this year the charity will be getting a bit more. Anyone interested in joining the draw please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669.
 
 
WEEKEND FIXTURES
 
Saturday 9th December
 
West Lancs Premier Div
 
GARSTANG v HASLINGDEN ST MARYS KO 2PM
 
Sunday 10th December
 
LSL Youth Div White
 
WYRE VILLA v GARSTANG KO 11AM

 
03.12.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG YTH 9-0 ECCLESTON & HESKIN (Nugent 3, Ross 2, Cooper 2, Lawrenson, Taylor)

 
02.12.17
 
RESULTS
 
WHITEHAVEN 0-3 GARSTANG (A Coar 2, Hothersall)
 
GARSTANG RES 7-1 CROSTON SPORTS RES (Assalone 2, Hocking, Croasdale, A Murphy, Thompson, Callagher)

 
01.12.17
 
WEEKEND FIXTURES
 
Saturday 2nd December
 
West Lancs Premier Div
 
WHITEHAVEN v GARSTANG KO 2PM
 
West Lancs Div 3
 
GARSTANG RES v CROSTON SPORTS RES KO 2PM
 
Sunday 3rd December
 
LSL Youth Div White
 
GARSTANG v ECCLESTON & HESKIN KO 11AM

26.11.17
 
YOUTH TEAM MANAGER
 
 
Garstang FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Sutcliff as their youth team manager. Steve Smith will continue as Assistant Manager. Dan has been involved with the club from being in the youth team and has represented Garstang at all levels as a player. He has a Sports Coaching Degree, is currently an FA Level 2 coach and is working towards his UEFA 'B' licence. He also has several 'add on' qualifications which will prove invaluable to our youth team players. For the past two years Dan has been over in Australia developing his coaching skills at Victoria Point Magic where he ran under 5s and under 17 teams.
 
Garstang FC Youth Development Officer, Dave Graham, said "We have been looking for someone suitably qualified to assist Steve (Smith) for some time but it became more urgent as Steve's work unexpectedly meant it was proving more and more difficult for him to put in the time he wanted to." He continued "When I found out Dan was back on a permanent basis I approached him about assisting the youth team and he jumped at the chance. Having then had a chat with Steve they decided that Dan should take over as Manager and Steve would continue as Assistant."
 
Dan said "I was looking to get involved coaching a side locally so it couldn't have worked out better when the opportunity came up at my old club. I'm really looking forward to the challenge."

AZCEND FITNESS
 
 
 
With the weather laying waste to the local football fixtures Garstang FC manager, Lee Baker, got in touch with Darren and Zoe Edmondson who run Azcend Fitness who offered the lads a free gym session at their facility in Catterall. The squad was put through a tough session but really enjoyed the excellent facilities on offer. To find out more about what Azcend have to offer contact Darren or Zoe on 01995 601602 or visit www.azcend.co.uk.

24.11.17

LOTTERY WINNER

 

October's Garstang Fc Score Lottery winner was Peter Beatson. Peter thought the first prize would be a bottle of whiskey, so he was shocked when he heard that he had won a grand! The 88 year old made the trip to The Vehicle Solutions Ltd garage to receive his cheque from company director Steve Hargreaves and committee member Malcolm Abraham. Peter was one of the founders of Garstang Tennis Club and joined the lottery to support a local club. Peter said, "I never expected to win but I was delighted to receive the call". Peter will be giving £500 of his winnings to The Dementia Society.

GAMES OFF

Garstang FC first and reserve games this weekend are OFF. The youth game will not be played at The Riverside but need to check on the remote possibility of a switch of venue before confirming.


23.11.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 25th November

West Lancs Premier Div

GARSTANG v WHITEHAVEN KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

CMB RES v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM

Sunday 26th November

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v WYRE VILLA KO 11AM


19.11.17

RESULT

POULTON YTH 1-7 GARSTANG YTH (Cooper 3, Taylor 3, Richardson)

18.11.17

RESULT

VICKERSTOWN 1-2 GARSTANG (O'Connor, Salisbury)

MATCH UPDATE

Today's Garstang FC Reserves v Eagley Res at The Riverside has been called OFF due to unfit pitch. The first team game at Vickerstown is ON (Postcode LA14 3NB)


17.11.17

CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

 

The Christmas Party Night is fast approaching and we would like to get our numbers sorted out asap. This was a fabulous do last year, the room looked stunning, the food was first class and everyone had a great night out. We can accomodate a full table, smaller parties, couples or individuals. Please contact Charlie or Dave on the above numbers to book your place. Your support is very much appreciated.


16.11.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 18th November

West Lancs League Premier Division

VICKERSTOWN v GARSTANG KO 2PM

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v EAGLEY RES KO 2PM

Sunday 19th November

LSL Youth Div White

POULTON v GARSTANG KO 11AM


15.11.17

GAME OFF

Tonights game between Garstang FC Res and CMB Res is OFF due to pitch being unfit.


13.11.17

SHIELD DRAW

We have been drawn to play Euxton Villa in the Light Distribution Amateur Shield semi final. The game will be played at Chorley FC and is scheduled for 7.45pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

NEXT FIXTURE

Wednesday 15th November

West Lancs League Div 3

GARSTANG RES v CMB RES KO 7.30PM


11.11.17

RESULT

GARSTANG 3-0 PRESTWICH HEYS RES (R Coar, M Murphy, Hothersall)

FOOTBALL REMEMBERS


10.11.17

TRAINING KIT FOR CHRISTMAS

The new club training kit following the design Kieran is wearing above is now available. The kit consists of jackets, sweatshirts, tracksuits, T shirts, polo shirts, replica kits, woolly hats and much more. All sizes including kids can be catered for. Eventually the full range will be on the club website but if you want any items for Christmas you need to act fast. Assuming the game goes ahead tomorrow Malcolm will be in The Farmers after the game and after the Reserve game next Wednesday with a folder showing the full range and to take orders or alternatively contact Malcolm on 07831 170789 for more information.


08.11.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 11th November

Light Distribution Amateur Shield Quarter Final

GARSTANG v PRESTWICH HEYS RES KO 1.30PM

Sunday 12th November

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v BAE WARTON YFC KO 11AM


05.11.17

REPLICA KITS

   

We have had some enquiries re Garstang FC replica kits for kids and adults for Christmas presents. The first team shirt is available including name and number for £27 and the rainproof jackets are £29. If you want either of these high quality items you need to contact Malcolm on 07831 170789 before 15th November.


04.11.17

RESULTS

COPPULL UTD 3-8 GARSTANG (M Murphy, A Coar 4, Sailor, Entwistle, Salisbury)

GARSTANG RES 2-0 BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES (Jack, Croasdale)


03.11.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 4th November

West Lancs Premier Div

COPPULL UTD v GARSTANG KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v BURSCOUGH RICHMOND RES KO 2PM


02.11.17

LOTTERY RESULTS

The October draw of the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd has taken place and the lucky winners are:
 
£1000 - 3831 - Peter Beatson, Garstang
£100 - 2790 - Mrs B Schoon, Garstang
£60 - 1385 - Christopher Yates, Bay Horse
£60 - 1722 - Mrs E D Wellings, Garstang
£60 - 1147 - Rick Pedder, Garstang
£25 - 2155 - Emma Kirkup, Catterall
£25 - 2694 - Bertha Hall, Garstang
£25 - 1872 - Karen Hughes, Garstang
£25 - 3656 - Alan Coar, Waddington

 
29.10.17

LOTTERY WINNER

September's Garstang Fc Score Lottery winner was Jean Martin. Jean was both surprised and delighted when she received the telephone call to inform her that she had won. Jean is pictured with her husband at the garage of the Lottery sponsors, Vehicle Solutions Ltd, getting the cheque from company director Chris Hargreaves. A club spokesman said "the best part of the doing the draw is telling people that they have won, most initially don't believe it. We are really grateful to all the members who are in the draw and the total monthly prize pot is £1380, so if you fancy trying to win some of it and supporting your local club then please ring Marc Armstrong on 07470404669. Also the club can't thank Chris and Steve Hargreaves at VSL enough for their continued support."
Footnote: The Lottery administrator is currently unavailable so this month's lottery draw is slightly behind schedule but will be published soon.


28.10.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG 6-0 SOUTHPORT HESKETH (R Coar 2, Hothersall 2, Entwistle (pen), Frith)

WYRE VILLA RES 0-4 GARSTANG RES (Callagher 2, Croasdale, A Murphy)

GAME OFF

Tomorrow's youth team game against Poulton has been called off as the pitch is unfit.

GAME ON

After a pitch inspection the game at The Riverside against Southport Hesketh FC today is ON with a 3pm kick off. Not had any confirmation either way about the Reserves game at Wyre Villa but working on the basis that no news is good news.


26.10.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

It's going to be touch and go whether the weekend matches go ahead as it will depend on the Riverside pitch drying out in time. Hopefully we do get some action as there are some tasty fixtures for all our teams as you will see below.  It's the last weekend for 3pm starts as when the clocks go back we revert to 2pm kick offs.

Saturday 28th October

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v SOUTHPORT HESKETH KO 3PM

West Lancs Div 3

WYRE VILLA RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 29th October

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v POULTON KO 11AM


25.10.17

LATEST NEWS!

The Light Distribution Amateur Shield Quarter Final Draw has just been made and Garstang FC have been drawn at home to either Prestwich Heys Reserves or Rochdale Sacred Heart whose tie has yet to be completed. The game is scheduled to be played on Saturday 11th November at 2pm. 

GAME OFF

Unfortunately tonight's Garstang FC Reserves game versus Coppull Utd Res has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.


PITCH NEWS

Another downpour overnight has put tonight's reserve game at The Riverside in serious doubt. There will be a pitch inspection later, check out this or the club's Facebook pages for the latest information.


21.10.17

RESULT

GARSTANG 5-2 MILLOM (Hothersall, Entwistle 2 (1 pen), A Coar, R Coar)

GAME ON

After a referee pitch inspection the Amateur Shield game today at The Riverside between Garstang and Millom is on. Kick off is 2pm so get down there and give the lads your support.


20.10.17

PITCH UPDATE

 

Assistant Manager Neil Beesley along with Steve Baker and others are doing everything possible to get tomorrow's game on but if the rains come it's looking like a losing battle. Pitch inspection 10am Saturday morning.


19.10.17

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 21st October

Lancashire Amateur Shield 3rd Round

GARSTANG v MILLOM KO 2PM

Sunday 22nd October

LSL Youth League White

GARSTANG v WYRE VILLA KO 11AM

Wednesday 25th October

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v COPPULL UTD RES KO 7.30PM


15.10.17

RESULT

ECCLESTON & HESKIN 5-5 GARSTANG aet (Garstang win 4-2 on penalties) (Ross 2, Nugent 2, Cooper)


14.10.17

GARSTANG FC CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Get your table booked for this years Christmas do, it's a night not to be missed. All details above.

GAME OFF

Today's game at The Riverside between Garstang Res and Poulton Res is OFF due to a waterlogged pitch.


12.10.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 14th October

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v POULTON RES KO 3PM

Sunday 15th October

Syndicate Youth Cup Round 2

ECCLESTON & HESKIN v GARSTANG KO 11AM


11.10.17

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEOFF!

Everyone at Garstang Football Club would like to wish one of our most ardent supporters, Geoff Hargreaves (pictured above), a happy 93rd birthday. Geoff is down at The Riverside for most of our home games and often joins the players for a bite to eat at The Farmers after the games. He has sponsored many games over the years for which we are very grateful and we all hope he has a great day today.


07.10.17

RESULTS

BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS 1-0 GARSTANG

GARSTANG RES 12-2 MILL HILL ST PETERS RES (Assalone 3, Russell 2, Dickson 2, Murphy 2, Callagher, Hocking, Mason)


04.10.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 7th October

West Lancs Premier League

BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v MILL HILL ST PETERS RES KO 3PM

Sunday 8th October

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v WINSTANLEY WARRIORS RED KO 11AM


03.10.17

CUP DRAW

Garstang FC have been drawn at home to Millom FC in the 3rd round of the Lancashire Amateur Shield. The game is scheduled for a 2pm kick off on Saturday 21st October. We have also been drawn away to Fulwood Amateurs in the quarter final of The Richardson Cup on a date to be confirmed.


01.10.17

LOTTERY RESULT

Results of the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. The draw was made Friday the 29th September 2017.
 
£1000 - 3598 - Jean Martin, Garstang
£100 - 1061 - Dan Collinson, Catterall
£60 - 1834 - Mr J Garstang, Garstang
£60 - 2217 - Mr J Gardner, Garstang
£60 - 3337 - Caroline Broadhurst, Garstang
£25 - 1179 - Joan Wilding, Winmarleigh
£25 - 3365 - Joan Forshaw, Tarleton
£25 - 2485 - Neville McMahon
£25 - 2612 - Mrs Evelyn Hornby, Garstang
 
GAME OFF

The youth team game at Eccleston and Heskin this morning is OFF due to waterlogged pitch.


30.09.17

RESULTS

FC ST HELENS 1-5 GARSTANG (M Murphy 3, Entwistle, Salisbury)

EAGLEY RES 3-6 GARSTANG RES (Assalone 2, Callagher, Ireland, Russell, Matichechia)


29.09.17

SPORTSMANS DINNER

   

 

Very entertaining night last night at the Garstang FC Sportsmans Dinner. Mark Crossley entertained us with his stories about Cloughie and Mike Farrell had us in stitches with his droll Yorkshire humour. Many thanks to Charlie Collinson for organising everything, Barry Lees for acting as host, The Wyrebank for yet another superb meal and to all the people who turned up to support us it was very much appreciated.


27.09.17

WEEKEND PREVIEWS

Saturday 30th September

Lancashire Amateur Shield Round 2

FC ST HELENS v GARSTANG KO 2PM

The first team have a trip into the unknown on Saturday when they head to FC St Helens in the 2nd Round of the Lancs Amateur Shield. St Helens play in Division 1 of the Cheshire League and currently sit 12th in position but they dispatched West Lancs opposition in Lostock St Gerards in the first round and it's sure to be a competitive game. Matt Poole is still out injured along with Dan Birch who injured his finger in a freak accident which required 19 stitches but it's hoped that Alan Coar will be back to play some part.

FC St Helens play at Windleshaw Sports Ground, Windleshaw Road, St Helens WA10 6TD.

West Lancs Division 3

EAGLEY RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

The Reserves take their 9 match unbeaten run to Eagley where they will be tested by a side who are also in great form winning their last 4 games. Hugh (Sneddon) and Joe (Miller) have so far managed to keep a large squad happy but it's tough selecting a side when so many are in good form.

Eagley play at Eagley Sports Complex, Dunscar Bridge, Bolton. BL7 9PQ

Sunday 1st October

Syndicate Youth Cup Round 2

ECCLESTON & HESKIN v GARSTANG

The youth team switch to cup action this weekend lifted by their performance at Foxhall last week. Eccleston & Heskin are a new side to us and Steve Smith will be looking for the same attitude from his lads this week.


26.09.17

AUCTION ITEM

Up for auction at the Garstang FC Sportsman's Dinner at The Wyrebank this Thursday is a signed and framed Michael van Gerwen shirt. Michael is the reigning PDC World Champion and World No 1 darts player. Bids will be taken on the night but if you fancy it and are not going then you could get someone to bid on your behalf or text Adrian on 07967 337411. There are still a few places available for the do on Thursday which features top comedian Mike Farrell and former Wales and Nottingham Forest keeper Mark Crossley so if you want to come to a great night out contact Charlie on 07825 508692.


24.09.17

RESULT

FOXHALL 1-4 GARSTANG (McCaragher, Ross, Nugent, Bolton)


23.09.17

RESULTS

FULWOOD AMATEURS 1-2 GARSTANG (Entwistle 2)

GARSTANG RES 5-0 HESKETH BANK RES (Mason 3, Callagher, Matichechia)


22.09.17

LOTTERY WINNER

Chris Walker scooped the August £1000 main prize in the Garstang Fc Score Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Local lad Chris made the short journey to the VSL showroom to collect his cheque from directors Steve and Chris Hargreaves. The winner played for the club last season and decided to carry on with the lottery and he is reaping the rewards. Chris said "It took a bit for the news to sink in and for a while I didn't believe it as I've not been in that long! I am saving for a house so the money will come in very handy" Club spokesman, Malcolm Abraham, said, "it's great that Chris carried on supporting the club even though work meant he couldn't play every week. Should anyone else want the chance to win a grand and support the team they can join for only a fiver a month." Anyone interested in joining please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.



21.09.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 23rd September

West Lancs Premier Div

FULWOOD AMATEURS v GARSTANG KO 3PM

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v HESKETH BANK RES KO 3PM

Sunday 24th September

LSL Youth Div White

FOXHALL v GARSTANG KO 11AM


16.09.17

RESULT 

GARSTANG 5-0 THORNTON CLEVELEYS (R Coar 2, A Coar, Entwistle, Salisbury)


15.09.17

YOUTH GAME OFF

As suspected Myerscough have resigned from the league which means the youth team have no game this weekend. The reserves have no fixture either.


14.09.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 16th September

West Lancs Premier Division

GARSTANG v THORNTON CLEVELEYS KO 3PM

If the rain relents then we will welcome Thornton Cleveleys to the Riverside on Saturday. Garstang have no injury worries and welcome Entwistle back to the squad after he missed last weeks Amateur Shield win over Wythenshawe Amateurs. The Riversiders will be looking to extend their unbeaten run but Thornton will be stiff opposition. Although they currently lie 11th in the league it's a false position as they have played all the top teams and have put 7 past both Slyne and Coppull in their last two outings.

Sunday 17th September

LSL Youth Div White

GARSTANG v MYERSCOUGH KO 11AM

Although this fixture has been scheduled by the league there is some doubt as to whether Myerscough have raised a squad as they didn't fulfil their Lancs cup fixture last week and with the player registration deadline tomorrow they currently have no players registered. Watch this space.


12.09.17

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 2017 will be held at The Farmers Arms on Monday 30th October 2017 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 25th October 2017.

AGENDA
 
1/ Chairman, Adrian Wilding opens the AGM
2/ Apologies for absence
3/ Minutes of previous AGM held on the 04/10/16
4/ Matters Arising from these minutes
5/ Chairmans Report - Adrian
6/ Secretay Report - Adrian
7/ Commercial Report - Malcolm
8/ Lottery Report – Marc / Charlie
9/Website Report - Dave
10/Treasures Report - Marc
11/Adoption of Financial Statement
12/ Appointment of Auditors
13/ Election of Management Committee
14/ Any of Business
15/ Closing Remarks by The Chairman
All supporters and members of the public are more than welcolm to attend this meeting.
 
LANCASHIRE AMATEUR SHIELD DRAW

We have been drawn away to Lostock St Gerards or FC St Helens in the second round of the Lancs Amateur Shield. Ties will be played on Saturday 30th September.

CAN YOU HELP?

Garstang FC Reserves Manager Hugh Sneddon and Assistant Joe Miller

Garstang FC Reserves have made a fantastic start to the new season, currently unbeaten, lying 2nd in the league and through to the next round of the cup. Hugh and Joe (pictured above) have put in an awful lot of hard work to achieve this but they need assistance with some jobs which would help enormously and help raise the profile of the team. If you can help with any of the following please email northender29@btinternet.com or contact Hugh on 07908 666829.

1. Linesperson ideally at home and away games but any help appreciated.

2. Match Reporter (for website and Courier)

3. Meet and greet referee, sort out fees and team sheet.

4. Assist taking down nets and tidying changing room after games.


10.09.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG 1-0 WYTHENSHAWE AMATEURS (Dodd)

HURST GREEN RES 1-3 GARSTANG RES (Callagher 2, Mason)

ELTON VALE YTH 4-2 GARSTANG YTH (Taylor, Cooper)


07.09.17

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday 9th September

Lancs Amateur Shield 1st Round

GARSTANG v WYTHENSHAWE AMATEURS KO 2PM

West Lancs Div 3

HURST GREEN RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM

Sunday 10th September

Lancashire U18 Youth Cup 1st Round

ELTON VALE v GARSTANG KO 11AM


03.09.17

SPORTSMANS DINNER


02.09.17

RESULTS

LONGRIDGE TOWN 1-2 GARSTANG (Dodd, Hothersall)

GARSTANG RES 2-1 HURST GREEN RES (Salisbury 2)


REMEMBERING JAGS

It's 5 years today since the untimely loss of Garstang FC player Adam Swanwick. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends on this sad anniversary.


01.09.17

Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery results for the draw made Friday 01st September 2017:
 

£1000 - 3360 - Chris Walker, Garstang
£100 - 1948 - Derek Parkinson, Garstang
£60 - 2003 - William Ryan, Garstang
£60 - 4085 - Mrs A Hornby, Catterall
£60 - 3758 - Rockform , Brock
£25 - 3651 - Christine Liptrott, Garstang
£25 - 1075 - Andrew Pyke, Garstang
£25 - 1128 - Neal Redfearn, Garstang
£25 - 1455 - Ray Murphy, Garstang


31.08.17

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 2nd September

Richardson Cup 1st Round

LONGRIDGE TOWN v GARSTANG KO 3PM

Stewart Rowe Memorial Cup 1st Round

GARSTANG RES v HURST GREEN RES KO 3PM

It's time for a break from the league after a hectic August which sees both the first team and the reserves sitting in 3rd place in their respective divisions. The first team have the toughest of draws in the 1st round of The Richardson Cup, which they have reached the final of in the last two seasons, as they travel to last season's league champions Longridge Town who are unbeaten this season. The reserves are unbeaten but they also have a tough 'derby' game at home to Hurst Green Res who have also had a good start to the season. Both games should be crackers so get down and support the lads.


26.08.17

RESULTS

EUXTON VILLA 1-1 GARSTANG (Entwistle)

GARSTANG RES 0-0 TURTON RES


24.08.17

MATCH PREVIEWS

Saturday 26th August

West Lancs Premier Division

EUXTON VILLA v GARSTANG KO 3PM

Garstang travel to Euxton to complete the hectic August schedule which apart from the first game of the season has gone well so far for The Riversiders who currently sit in second place to Euxton's fourth. Matty Poole and Jack Swindlehurst are out injured but otherwise the full squad should be available for what is always a tough fixture.

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v TURTON RES KO 3PM

It's first v second at The Riverside on Saturday as the league's two form sides meet each other. Sneddon and Miller have had the luxury of a large quality squad available to them which does present it's own problems trying to keep everyone happy but there are a few missing this weekend which means the shirts are up for grabs and players can stake their claim to a starting place by their performance on Saturday.


22.08.17

RESULT

SLYNE with HEST 2-9 GARSTANG (R Coar 6, Dodd 2,Entwistle)


21.08.17

RESULT

POULTON RES 1-5 GARSTANG RES (Mason pen, Seed 2, Hay, Baldwin)


20.08.17

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Monday 21st August

West Lancs Div 3

POULTON RES v GARSTANG RES KO 6.30PM

Tuesday 22nd August

West Lancs Prem Div

SLYNE with HEST v GARSTANG KO 6.30PM


NEW KIT

Garstang Football Club are pleased to announce the new strip for the coming season. Is kindly sponsored by the following local companies: Rockform Ltd Tile and Flooring, Bilsborrow, The Farmers Arms, Garstang, C & C Supplies Garstang. Along  with other local companies Cleverley Bridge Fisheries, Vehicle Solutions Ltd (VSL) and Citrosoft Drinks Limited who support the club in other activities.
The club are very grateful to all our sponsors and the people who support us through the lottery without whom the club would struggle to survive.


19.08.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG 4-0 TURTON (R Coar, Poole, Dodd, Salisbury)

STONECLOUGH RES 0-6 GARSTANG RES (Callagher 2, Matichechia, Dickson, Baldwin, Johnson)


16.08.17

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 19th August

West Lancs Premier Div

GARSTANG v TURTON KO 3PM

West Lancs Div 3

STONECLOUGH RES v GARSTANG RES KO 3PM


15.08.17

RESULT

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND 0-3 GARSTANG (O'CONNOR 2, A COAR)


14.08.17

RESULT

GARSTANG RES 2-1 LYTHAM TOWN RES (Mason, Dickson)


13.08.17

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Monday 14th August

West Lancs Div 3

GARSTANG RES v LYTHAM TOWN RES KO 7PM

Tuesday 15th August

West Lancs Premier Division

BURSCOUGH RICHMOND v GARSTANG KO 6.45PM


12.08.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG 1-1 BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS (O'Connor)

HASLINGDEN ST MARYS RES 0-4 GARSTANG RES (Baldwin, Dickson, Assalone, Callagher)


11.08.17

MATCH PREVIEWS:

GARSTANG FC v BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS (KO: 3pm)

On Saturday Garstang welcome local rivals Wren Rovers to the Riverside for what is always an entertaining game.  The visitors lost the title on the last day of last season and will be looking to go one better this time.  Lee Baker will not worry too much about the opposition and he will demanding more from his players as he seeks to build on the mid week victory. 

Match report from Wednesday now available on the match report page.

 

HASLINGDEN ST MARY'S RES v GARSTANG RES (KO 3pm)

The reserves make the trip to Haslingden hoping for a better result than the first team managed last weekend.  Manager Hugh Sneddon has a few headaches with 19 players available for selection but he would rather have that than not enough.  The performances in the last two games will make the decisions harder for him and his assistant, Joe Miller.  The gaffer said "We have great strength in depth this year with some of the youngsters coming in and really impressing.  One thing I learned last year is that we will need a big squad and it is my job to keep everyone happy. We need to build on Wednesday's win and secure another three points."

 


 

09.08.17

RESULTS WEDNESDAY 09th AUGUST 2017

GARSTANG FC 3-0 COPPULL UTD (Hothersall, A Coar, Roberts)

MILNTHORPE RES 1-4 GARSTANG RES (Assalone 2, Bone, Bolton)

 


 

07.08.17

 

Fixtures this week (both games Wednesday 09.08.17)

GARSTANG FC V COPPULL UTD (KO 7pm)

MILNTHORPE CORINTHIANS RES V GARSTANG RES. (KO 6.45pm)

Match report from the Reserves game now available to read in the Match Report section.

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06.08.17

RESULTS

HASLINGDEN ST MARY'S 3-0 GARSTANG FC 

GARSTANG Res 2-2 THORNTON A
(Scorers : Assalone, Dickinson)

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04.08.17

Weekend Fixtures:

Haslingden St Marys v Garstang Fc KO 3pm

Saturday sees the return of competitive action for the senior teams and Lee Baker takes his boys to Haslingden for the curtain raiser.   During the summer break Baker and Beesley have been busy strengthening their squad as well as retaining key players from last year and this has been evident during the pre-season games.  Crowd favourites like Pooley and Jim Brindle have returned along with several new faces who have all performed well so far.  Haslingden will be a team full of confidence having won the Division One title last year in order to gain promotion, so the squad will have to gel quickly for what will be a tough opener.

Garstang Reserves v Thornton Cleveleys A KO 3pm

The Reserves start their season at home in the newly formed third division of the West Lancs League against a newly formed team in Thornton A.   The reserves are under the new management of Hugh Sneddon assisted by Joe Miller and they cannot wait for the competitive action to start.  As always it will take a while for the reserves squad to settle down but with the vast majority of last years players committing to the club it looks like a promising season for the second team.   The new gaffer knows the importance of  a good start and he will be stressing this to his players tomorrow.

 

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01.08.17

Results of the July draw for the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd:

 
£1000   - 1181 - Peter Davis, Australia 
£100    - 2926  - Mrs Elizabeth Corless, Garstang
£60     - 4200 - Nicola Asquith, Catterall 
£60     - 4179 - ANdrew Barton, Catterall
£60     - 1121 -  John Topping, Garstang 
£25     - 2474 - Jake Baldwin, Catterall 
£25     - 2475 - Jake Baldwin, Catterall 
£25     - 1955 - MB & PA Till, Garstang 
£25     - 2156 - John Curwen, Barton

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29.07.17

GARSTANG FC 2-1 MOORSIDE RANGERS (R.Coar 1, Entwistle 1)

Garstang won their last friendly of pre-season with two goals in the last minute of what proved to be a tough workout for Lee Baker's boys.  Moorside had more possession in the first half but it was Garstang who created the better chances.   Alan Coar missed a penalty and then the usually deadly forward allowed the visiting keeper to make a good save from close range when he should have scored.  Next to be wasteful in front of goal was Poole, when the ball was pulled back to him eight yards out he blazed over.   The second half was again an even affair with the visitors going ahead when their forward pounced on an error and hit a great strike from the corner of the box that bend away from the despairing dive of Swallow and into the net.   Garstang pressed for an equaliser and Rick Coar looked likely to score but he delayed shooting and allowed the defender to make a block, then he should have scored with a header.  As the game entered the last minute Rick Coar smashed in from a tight angle to convert the most difficult chance to fall the forwards way.  Within seconds of this Garstang got the ball back and Entwistle exchanged passes before calmly slotting into the bottom corner.

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28.07.17

LAST FRIENDLY OF PRE SEASON

Saturday 29th July

GARSTANG FC V MOORSIDE RANGERS KO 3PM

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26.07.17

RESULTS

SQUIRES GATE 1-5 GARSTANG (A.Coar 4, Poole 1)

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23.07.17

FRIENDLIES THIS WEEK

Tuesday 25th July

SQUIRES GATE V GARSTANG FC KO 7:30PM

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23.07.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG YOUTH 6-2 FLEETWOOD TOWN RANGERS (Nugent 3, Taylor 1, Cooper 1, Own goal 1)

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23.07.17

RESULTS

GARSTANG 3-2 WYRE VILLA (Entwistle 2, Towers)

TRIMPELL 2-3 GARSTANG RES (Assalone 2, Callagher)

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20.07.17
 
FRIENDLIES THIS WEEKEND
 
Saturday 22nd July
 
GARSTANG v WYRE VILLA KO 2PM
 
TRIMPELL v GARSTANG RES KO 2PM
 
Sunday 23rd July
 
GARSTANG YOUTH v FLEETWOOD TOWN RANGERS KO 11AM (At The Beeches)

 
19.07.17
 
ADAM SWANWICK MEMORIAL CUP
 
 
Padiham reclaimed the Adam Cup last night with a late goal giving them a 3-2 victory. It was a decent game played in a good spirit and a healthy crowd turned up to watch. Adam's mum, Win, (pictured above) presented the trophy to Padiham's captain.

 
18.07.17
 
TONIGHT AT THE RIVERSIDE
 
Adam Swanwick Memorial Cup
 
GARSTANG v PADIHAM KO 7.15PM

 
16.07.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Jim Turnbull was the lucky £1000 winner in the June draw of the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Jim was delighted with his winnings and the 92 year old said, " I normally go to Blackpool every year for a few days holiday but I was struggling to afford it, however my win means I will be able to go." When Jim went to VSL he got a further surprise when he was presented with the cheque sat in a 1924 Bullnose Morris, which was made the year he was born. Charles Collinson who collects monthly cash payers for the club said "I am chuffed that Jim has won, he has supported the club via the Lottery for a while and his patience has paid off. I would also like to thank Stephen and Chris Hargreaves from VSL who made a real fuss of Jim when he collected the cheque, it was a lovely touch doing it in one of their cars and Jim really enjoyed it." The lucky winner echoed this adding, " I really enjoyed my visit to the garage and looking at the cars, particularly the older ones that they have it brought back a lot of memories."

 
 UPCOMING FIXTURES
 
Monday 17th July
 
HIGHGROVE v GARSTANG RES ko 6.45pm
 
Tuesday 18th July
 
Adam Swanwick Memorial Cup
 
GARSTANG v PADIHAM ko 7.15pm

 
15.07.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG RES 4-1 WYRE VILLA RES (Callagher 2, Assalone, Mason)

 
14.07.17
 
RESERVES ASSISTANT MANAGER
 
 
 
Garstang Reserve Manager Hugh Sneddon has appointed current reserve team skipper Joe Miller (pictured above) as his assistant player/manager for the forthcoming season. Joe has been involved with the club for many years from being a mascot to playing in the youth and senior teams and has been a one club man throughout his playing career. Hugh said "Joe was an obvious choice for me and his knowledge of the club will be invaluable. I was delighted he accepted my offer." Joe commented "I had a good think about what I was committing to but I knew I couldn't resist the challenge and I'm really looking forward to it."
 
Footnote: Hugh has had a busy week with the birth of his daughter Hettie yesterday. Everyone at the club send their best wishes and congratulations.

 
13.07.17
 
PRE-SEASON FIXTURES
 
15.07.17 Garstang Res v Wyre Villa Res ko 2pm (At The Beeches)
17.07.17 Highgrove v Garstang Res ko 6.45pm
18.07.17 Garstang v Padiham ko 7.15pm (Adam Swanwick Memorial Cup)
22.07.17 Garstang v Wyre Villa ko 2pm
22.07.17 Garstang Res v Trimpell ko 2pm (At The Beeches)
25.07.17 Squires Gate v Garstang ko 7.30pm
29.07.17 Garstang v Moorside Rangers ko 3pm

 
03.07.17
 
TRAINING DATES AND TIMES
 
Pre-season training continues this week on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th July both 7.30pm start at Garstang Community Academy. Youth team players (under 18s) are asked to bring copies of their passport or birth certificate and new players are still welcome.

 
01.07.17
 
Results of the June draw for the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd:
 
£1000   - 1031 - Mr J Turnbull, Garstang 
£100    - 1177  - Joan Wilding, Winmarleigh
£60     - 1773 - D & A Corless, Garstang 
£60     - 1930 - J R Lawrenson, Pilling
£60     - 2383 - Mrs M Lucas, Gars tang 
£25     - 2643 - Elizabeth Horn, Garstang 
£25     - 4220 - Susan Evans, Garstang 
£25     - 1375 - James Lillie, Garstang 
£25     - 2313 - Mrs GM Young, Garstang

 
28.06.17
 
PRE SEASON TRAINING
 
 
 
It all starts again tomorrow (Thursday 29th June) when pre-season training begins at Garstang Community Academy off Garstang Road, Garstang. The first and reserves are meeting at 7.30pm. The youth team (under 18s) are also training at the same venue and are asked to get there for 7pm in order to complete some paperwork before starting. New youth players are asked to bring their passport or birth certificate. There are still a few places up for grabs in the youth team squad and new players are welcome to come along.

 
24.06.17
 
COCKERHAM JUNIORS
 
 
Garstang FC are pleased to announce that they continue to be affiliated with Cockerham Junior Football Club. This affiliation has been in place for several years however the clubs are looking to reaffirm the ties and work closer together moving forward. Cockerham Juniors are a Chartered Standard club with an ethos of football for all, with the emphasis on the children enjoying themselves. They cater for players from under 6 through to under 16s following which they will have the opportunity to move into the Garstang FC Youth Team. Last season Cockerham saw their player numbers increase by 15% to an impressive 127 kids. On the Saturday the 13th May 2017 they held a club tournament followed by the presentation evening and the kids are pictured enjoying themselves at that event. The club are on the look out for new players across all age groups, in particular under 6s and 7s along with coaches for both these teams. Next season the under 9s are also on the lookout for a goalkeeper. So if your son or daughter wants to play football in a friendly welcoming environment visit www.clubwebsite.com/cockerhamjfc for more information. They can also be found on Twitter under @CockerhamJFC, or if you want to ring someone please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
19.06.17
 
YOUTH TEAM TRIALS
 
The next Garstang youth team trial is this Wednesday 21st June at The Beeches training ground, Bowgreave Rise, Garstang. All welcome.

 
16.06.17
 
DAVE GRAHAM'S GARSTANG FC (YOUTH) GREATEST XI
 
 
I have been actively involved at Garstang FC for the past 6 years starting when most of my Cockerham under 16s moved up to the Garstang youth team. Since then I have been youth team manager, reserves caretaker manager, welfare officer, youth development officer, committee member, website manager and general dogsbody!!
 
As Bob Freeman found, trying to narrow it down to 11 players when you have seen so many quality players is very difficult and although I have decided to restrict my team to players I have seen coming through the youth team it wasn't any easier. To avoid any allegations of parental bias (and to make my selection a tiny bit easier!) I have not included my lads, Tom and Josh, in the equation but both were on the shortlist and the Panepinto/Graham combination who scored 70+ goals between them in the 2011/12 season would take some beating. I've gone for 3-4-3 formation.
 
                                                                                                                                         Dan Curwen
 
        Isaac Hands                             Andrew Murphy                    Dan Sutcliff 
 
  Greg Carter                      Jack Swindlehurst                      Mark Bevan                    Ben Roberts
 
                  Jack Clark                              Oscar Panepinto                  Liam Assalone

11.06.17
 
WEST LANCS LEAGUE AWARDS NIGHT
 
   
 
 
Garstang FC has another successful evening at the annual West Lancs League Awards Dinner held last night at Blackpool Football Club. In addition to being re-presented with The Richardson Cup Runners Up Trophy (pictured above right) the first team also received the Premier League "Fair Play" award ( being collected above left by Assistant Manager Neil Beesley) and the reserve team won the Division 2 Hospitality award which was due in no small part to the excellent after match food laid on at The Farmer Arms, Garstang by Mick, Jackie and the staff.
 
A club spokesperson said "We are delighted with the way last season went and these awards show that we are not only ambitious on the field but we are also doing the right things off it. There is a lot of work involved in running a football club and we couldn't do it without the help of our sponsors, supporters and the local community so a big thank you to everyone and we hope you can enjoy our success."

 
09.06.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
Stephanie Sherwood scooped the £1000 prize in the May draw of the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery which is proudly sponsored by local company Vehicle Solutions Ltd. A delighted Stephanie was told she'd won the main prize on Whit Saturday and it was a great way to start the bank holiday weekend. Stephanie is pictured above receiving the cheque from VSL directors Chris and Stephen Hargreaves.

 
30.05.17
 
GROUND IMPROVEMENTS
 
 
With the season now finished the club has commenced work to improve the Riverside ground starting with the path at the "River " end. The area has been cleared and levelled then compacted to make a hard standing section for spectators to watch the games. These improvements have been funded by the 'Score' Lottery, so a big thank you to those who are members of the monthly draw. Anyone wishing to join the Lottery which gives you the chance of winning £1000 as well as supporting your local football team please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
29.05.17
 
UNDER 18 YOUTH TEAM TRIALS THIS WEDNESDAY
 
Garstang FC have set trial dates for players for their under 18 side for next season. The dates are Wednesday 31st May, Wednesday 7th June and Wednesday 21st June. All will commence at 6.45pm at The Riverside ground, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at this time to have an opportunity to view the excellent facilities that will be the home ground of the youth team, meet senior and youth team management, be given a brief overview of the aims and ambitions of the club and a chance to ask any questions. After that players will jog down to The Beeches training ground for a session with the coaches. Players should bring boots, trainers, shin pads and a drink. To qualify for next season players must be under 18 on or before 31st August 2017.
 
Garstang FC have an established youth team set up with the prime aim of developing players and assisting them with the transition from youth to senior football. Once the youth squad has been selected then the youth and senior teams all train together so that everyone is familiar with each other. The youth team play in the Lancashire Sunday League but any youth team player with potential will be given the opportunity to experience adult football either through our reserve or first teams who play in the West Lancashire League which is at the top of the pyramid of amateur football in the North West.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with an ambitious club who have a vibrant and innovative management team backed by a dedicated committee. If you can't make any of the trial dates or you require any further information please contact the Youth Development Officer, Dave Graham, on 07501 119458.

 
28.05.17
 
BOB FREEMAN'S GARSTANG FC GREATEST XI
 
This is a new feature which will hopefully provide some entertainment, memories and debate amonst former players and supporters. If you would like to send us your Garstang FC "Greatest XI" for publication please email the address at the side of the webpage and if you could send us a photograph of yourself along with a pen picture about your association with the club and if you want to add a couple of words about why you selected your players we will get it on the website. So who better to start this off than Bob Freeman who has been at the club for 50 years.
 
 
 
Bob Freeman
 
"I have just finished my 50th season with the club after making my debut in 1961 and returning in 1967. I played regularly until the late 1980's and made my last appearance for the reserves, who were short, in the West Lancashire League in 1996 against Vickers reserves. I was 51 at the time and scored in the first half before being substituted at half time. I spent most of my playing career in the reserves and scored in the 60's 70's 80's and 90's although I was a defender with a long time partnership with Peter Brown."
 
"I have held all the officers posts at the club learning from Eddie Livesey. I have managed the reserves and the first team and was groundsman for many years. With Dave Corless we started a junior team in the mid 80's and 5 of those players were in the Amateur Shield winning team in 2000."
 
"This has influenced my greatest 11 which taken some time to sort out. There have been many players from my early days who possibly should have been included but there are too many for me to list. Some names from more recent times have also been unlucky, so here goes:- Marc Armstrong, John Danson, Lee Baker, Geoff Wilson, Richard Lamoury, Richard Bamber, Neil Ball, Mick Gornall, Richard Walmsley, Dave Willoughby and Alan Coar. Endless list of subs and I know it would be possible to come up with another team just as good from them."

 
LOTTERY RESULTS
 
Results of the May draw for the Garstang FC 'Score' Lottery proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd:
 
£1000 - 2164 - Stephanie Sherwood, Garstang
£100 - 1976 - YPH Welding Supplies, Claughton
£60 - 2242 - Hilary Stone, Garstang
£60 - 1307 - Julie Gray, Garstang
£60 - 2926 - Elizabeth Corless, Garstang
£25 - 1529 - Steven Dunn, Claughton
£25 - 3038 - Sharon Hodgson, Garstang
£25 - 2683 - Mike Stuart, Garstang
£25 - 1719 - Mrs B Metcalfe, Garstang
 
If you would like the chance to win £1000 every month and support your local football club at the same time please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470 404669 or visit the lottery page on the Garstang FC website via www.garstangfc.com.

 
23.05.17
 
LOTTERY WINNER
 
 
 
Ian Poole was the lucky winner of April's Garstang Fc 'Score' Lottery which is now proudly sponsored by Vehicle Solutions Ltd. Ian's son Matty was a popular figure at The Riverside when he played centre forward for the club before leaving to play for Lancaster City Fc and Ian was a regular visitor to cheer his son on. When told he'd won the one thousand pound main prize Ian was both shocked and surprised, he was unsure what he was going to do with the money but he guaranteed he'd have a few beers to celebrate! Ian was presented with his winners cheque at the VSL garage situated on Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang and he is pictured receiving his cheque from VSL company director Christopher Hargreaves. Anyone interested in joining the Lottery please contact Marc Armstrong on 07470404669.

 
20.05.17
 
PRESENTATION EVENING
 
The Garstang FC Annual Presentation Evening was held last night at the Sports and Social Club. Chairman, Adrian Wlding, opened the proceedings which were well attended by players, family and supporters and everyone had a great evening which continued well into the night. Award winners photos below.
 
 
 
Youth Team Player's Player, Finn Bolton. Golden Boot, Johnny Hocking. Most Improved Tom Swallow. Manager's Player, Tom Naylor.
 
 
 
Reserve Team Player's Player, Jake Baldwin. Golden Boot, Greg Carter. Supporter's Player, Johnny Hocking. Manager's Player, Matt Seed.
 
 
 
 
First Team Player's Player, Jack Swindlehurst. Golden Boot, Alan Coar. Supporter's Player, Jack Swindlehurst. Manager's Player, Johnny Hothersall.
 
 
 
Clubman of the Year, Charlie Collinson. Young Player of the Year Mark Bevan.

 
18.05.17
 
MANAGERIAL CHANGE
 
 
Simon Bentham (left) and Hugh Sneddon
 
Garstang FC Reserve Manager, Simon Bentham, has informed the club that he has accepted an offer as reserve manager at his old club Fulwood Amateurs FC and will move on with immediate effect. Garstang Chairman, Adrian Wilding, has acted quickly and the club are pleased to announce that Simon's replacement as manager will be Reserve Assistant Manager, Hugh Sneddon.
 
Reacting to the surprise news Simon said "This has come out of the blue and has been a difficult and emotional decision for me as I have had a fantastic time at Garstang and was looking forward to next season with a great set of lads" He went on "However, Fulwood Amateurs is a club I have been connected with for a long time and having spoken to them as to their future plans and my role in those plans I decided to accept their offer. I would like to thank everyone at Garstang FC for their help and support and only time will tell if I have made the right decision."
 
Chairman, Adrian Wilding, said "Whilst disappointed to be losing Simon we understand his reasons and wish him well for the future." He continued "In order to maintain stability I immediately contacted the committee and they were 100% behind my decision to offer the managers role to Hugh (Sneddon) and we are delighted he accepted." He added "Hugh has already got a great rapport with the squad, knows the youth set up and we are actively working on supporting him and his as yet unnamed assistant(s)."
 
New Garstang FC Reserve Manager Hugh said "Things have moved very quickly over the last 48 hours and it's all been very unexpected." He went on "Simon and I have been mates for a long time and we loved our first season at Garstang FC so it was a surprise when he told me he was moving on but I know Fulwood Amateurs are in his blood and that's a large part of his reason for going." He concluded "When Adrian (Wilding) contacted me about taking the managers job it was a no brainer for me and after a quick call to the missus I accepted immediately. I'm really looking forward to it and I can't wait to  get started."

16.05.17
 
GARSTANG FC UNDER 18 TRIALS
 
 
Garstang FC have set trial dates for players for their under 18 side for next season. The dates are Wednesday 31st May, Wednesday 7th June and Wednesday 21st June. All will commence at 6.45pm at The Riverside ground, High Street, Garstang PR3 1FU. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend at this time to have an opportunity to view the excellent facilities that will be the home ground of the youth team, meet senior and youth team management, be given a brief overview of the aims and ambitions of the club and a chance to ask any questions. After that players will jog down to The Beeches training ground for a session with the coaches. Players should bring boots, trainers, shin pads and a drink. To qualify for next season players must be under 18 on or before 31st August 2017.
 
Garstang FC have an established youth team set up with the prime aim of developing players and assisting them with the transition from youth to senior football. Once the youth squad has been selected then the youth and senior teams all train together so that everyone is familiar with each other. The youth team play in the Lancashire Sunday League but any youth team player with potential will be given the opportunity to experience adult football either through our reserve or first teams who play in the West Lancashire League which is at the top of the pyramid of amateur football in the North West.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with an ambitious club who have a vibrant and innovative management team backed by a dedicated committee. If you can't make any of the trial dates or you require any further information please contact the Youth Development Officer, Dave Graham, on 07501 119458.

 
13.05.17
 
RESULT
 
VICKERSTOWN 2-0 GARSTANG
 
GARSTANG FC ANNOUNCES NEW LOTTERY SPONSOR
 
 
VSL Company Directors: Christopher Hargreaves, Stephen Hargreaves, Chris Craven 
 
Garstang FC are delighted to announce that local company, Vehicle Solutions Ltd, have agreed to sponsor the successful 'Score Lottery" for the next two years. Brothers Stephen and Christopher Hargreaves have over 60 years combined experience in the motor trade and the garage has the feel of a traditional family business.
 
A spokesman for the club said " The Lottery is extremely important to the football club and we have been searching for the right sponsor which we believe we have now found. We feel that with VSL being a local family business owned by people living in the town it is an ideal partnership and we are extremely pleased that they have decided to support their local football club."
 
VSL can be found on Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang and they offer a personal and attentive service with a wealth of experience that is worth tapping into.
The team at VSL can help you find a new or used vehicle whether you want a vintage car, a van or a 4x4 they cover the lot. Chris Craven heads up the aftersales team which will carry all makes servicing, repairs, MOTs, logistics, recovery, vehicle detailing and valeting, so even if you already have a car they can help you. To find out more about the business and how they can help you please visit www.VSLNW.com. (Click link on left of page)
 
 
Pictured above the VSL team

VSL are proud to sponsor Garstang FC and Garstang FC are proud to be associated with VSL.


12.05.17
 
LAST FIXTURE OF 2016/17 SEASON
 
Saturday 13th May
 
West Lancs Premier Division
 
VICKERSTOWN v GARSTANG KO 1.30PM

 
10.05.17
 
RESULT
 
BLACKPOOL WREN ROVERS 2-0 GARSTANG

 
09.05.17
 
RICHARDSON CUP FINAL
 
Tomorrow sees Garstang FCs biggest game of the season when they face Blackpool Wren Rovers at Lancashire FA HQ, Thurston Road, Leyland in the final of The Richardson Cup. Kick off is 7.30pm and your support would be appreciated.

 
07.05.17
 
RESULT
 
The Garstang FC veterans double header yesterday against Morecambe Gold ended with 1-1 draw in the first game, Jim Robinson with the goal, and a 2-0 defeat in the second game.
 
GAME OFF
 
Youth team game today v AFC Fylde is off.

 
06.05.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG 0-2 SLYNE with HEST
 
PRESENTATION EVENING
 
Garstang FC players presentation evening will take place on Friday 19th May commencing at 7.30pm in the sports and social club at The Riverside. Players' partners, family and supporters are all welcome to attend and the bar will be open.

 
05.05.17
 
NEXT FIXTURES
 
Saturday 6th May
 
West Lancs Premier Division
 
GARSTANG v SLYNE with HEST KO 3PM
 
Garstang complete this season's home fixtures with a derby against Slyne with Hest. The Riversiders have had the upper hand so far this season with wins in both the league and cup at Bottomdales but with rumours of big changes at Slyne next season they will be up for this one. With the Richardson cup final next week Baker and Beesley have been keeping their cards close to their chest regarding players and formations and for the players themselves this is the last chance to cement a place in the starting line up next Wednesday evening.
 
VETERANS FRIENDLY
 
Garstang FC Vets V Morecambe Gold Vets Ko about 6pm 

On Saturday evening the veterans return to action after a lengthy lay off to host Morecambe Gold. The friendly has been organised by Jamie Painter who has played for both teams in his younger days. Gaffer for the evening Painter has managed to assemble a large number of former players including the likes of Mick Gornall, Mark Salthouse, Paul Bailey and Neil Parkinson  to name but a few. To ensure everyone gets a fair chance to stretch their ageing legs the fixture will be played over two halves each an hour in length. The match will kick off around 6pm once the first team have finished. 
 

 
04.05.17
 
RESULT
 
GARSTANG YTH 0-6 LOSTOCK ST GERARDS YTH
 
TONIGHT
 
LSL Youth Div Blue
 
GARSTANG v LOSTOCK ST GERARDS KO 6.45PM

 
02.05.17
 
RESULT
 
TEMPEST UTD 2-2 GARSTANG (R Coar, A Coar pen)

 

 



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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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