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Welcome to LanghoFC.com the web site of Langho Football, Sports & Country Club. Here you can find the latest news, reports and results for all of Langho's teams. We have posted details of forthcoming events in our Social Club which is also available to hire for private functions.

Langho U14 Girls 15-0 Myerscough

Sunday’s Langho U14 girls was a 7-a-side friendly on the Langho 3G pitch against Myerscough. The match was played in quarters to allow the away team rest against a home squad of 10.  Langho positions and subs were rotated in 3s with 10 minute intervals to give all the girls equal playing time and a fair shout in attack and defence.  Hazel and Katie shared halves in the net and both kept clean sheets as well as both getting on the score sheet. Amelia played fantastically in front of the back 2 and scored 5, Laura a hat trick, Annie 2 and Issy, Amy and Misty all notched up one each.  The girls passed brilliantly again and the performance was great across the team after all the weather interruptions this season.

The U14 girls completed an unbeaten day for all the 3 Langho girls teams in action with the U11 girls achieving a milestone first league win too. A great day for girls football at the Rydings.  Thanks too for Dawn running the tuck shop supplying well needed hot drinks and helping the clubs coffers.

Langho U11 Girls v Cadley – Another Impressive Performance

This week’s Langho U11 girls league match was a weather reversed fixture at Langho against Cadley. After last week’s performance the girls, parents and coaches were anticipating what next.  The game kicked off closely matched with shots for both teams.  As the half progressed Langho became increasingly camped in the opposition half and the girls’ timely passing and tackling paid dividends with a determined goal from Ellie and an accurate longer range dipping shot from Alicia defected in off a defender.  Emily made some brave saves and some determined battling defence from Lillie, Charlotte and Heather kept a skilled Cadley out.  Jade, Issy, Eva, Allicia and Ellie dazzled down the wings and in front of goal.

The second half saw Lillie step up to go in net and Cadley started stronger but the girls held their nerve. Cadley put one inside the corner post and the keeper scored straight from a goal kick.  Jade deservedly notched one up and Cadley squared to complete an exciting game.

The Langho U11 girls have developed so much since the summer in terms of a team, skills, passing, confidence, pressing to regain possession, shooting and following rebounds. Their understanding of the game has developed phenomenally and there was a great cartwheel from Eva too!  Terrific – Well done girls and thanks to Mick, Ste and assorted other coaches.

At last the much deserved U12 Girls victory – Langho Juniors 1 AFC Darwen 0

After an earlier morning pitch inspection the match was given the go ahead. Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture at Witton Park we were on the wrong end of a 7-0 defeat so we knew it was going to be a difficult game. However, after the excellent performance in the last game against Cadley and the application shown in recent training sessions we were hopeful of good performance.

The game started with Darwen putting the Langho girls under some pressure which resulted in Bailey making a couple of great saves and the ever dependable Alice together with Olivia rock solid in defence. As the half progressed the Langho girls came more into the game and created a number of chances with Danielle and Scarlett excellent in midfield and Eloise and Amelia busy in attack. However, neither team managed a goal and the half time score remained at 0-0.

The second half commenced with Niamh, who looked dangerous every time she got the ball, on the attack straight from the kick off with her shot going narrowly wide. As the half continued both teams created many chances during a nail biting second half and it looked like the game was heading for a draw. With a minute to go the ball was played forward to Niamh who ran into the Darwen penalty area before having her shot saved by the Darwen keeper, however Amelia was following up and fired the ball into the net from a tight angle. The girls kept their concentration for the final minute to gain their well-deserved victory. The man of the match was awarded to Chloe for another excellent display in defence and midfield.

All the girls deserve so much credit for not letting their heads drop early in the season and today they got their reward in what was an excellent team performance. – James

U11 Langho Girls v Clitheroe Wolves – Best League Performance So Far

Today’s Langho U11 Girls game was a home game against Clitheroe Wolves. Wolves sportingly agreed to play 6v6, with 4 rolling subs for the away team.  Ellie played the first half really solidly in the net with Lillie and Heather in defence, Emily and Aleasia in midfield and Jade leading the line.  The game started end to end with a goal for both teams, but as the game developed Langho played a higher line and spent the majority of time in the Wolves half with sound defence from Heather and Lillie (once she had deprived Jason of his gloves)!  Langho girls took a hold of the game with some great play from Aleasia and Jade down the wings and with goals from Jade and Emily before the break.

A swap of keepers with Emily going in with Ellie up front and the team were away again. Ellie and Jade notched up more goals including a beautiful looping shot from distance into the far top corner and Wolves converted a couple themselves.  Aleasia was awarded man-of-the-match for Langho for her efforts. It was a good game on lots of levels with some neat passing and determined tackling.  Well done girls.  Next week will be at home to Cadley – Can’t wait!

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Sportsman’s Dinner

The annual Sportsman’s Dinner takes place on Thursday 24th March at Ewood Park and full details can be found on the attached flyer.  Our speaker this year is Micky Quinn, the ex-Newcastle and Coventry Centre Forward, and current presenter on Talk Sport Radio.  A comedian Gary Marshall will also contribute to the entertainment for the evening and a 3-course meal by Northcote at the Rovers is included in the ticket price.  A great night’s entertainment is promised for all.  Over 300 guess have attended all the previous dinners held at Ewood Park, and with your support we hope to match this number once again.

Tickets for the event are competitively prices at £35/head and can be ordered direct from your football manager, and we hope that each team will fill at least one table. Corporate tables and other sponsorship opportunities are available (particularly the event programme) please contact Ray Grimshaw on 07518 601278 to discuss.  During the evening we hold an auction and raffle and ask where you can (even if you can’t attend the night) to assist by providing raffle / auction prizes.

The Sportsman’s Dinner and the club annual golf day, usually held in September at Wilpshire Golf Club, are our major fundraising activities.  As you may imagine the costs of providing, maintaining and developing our facilities and resources is significant.  Over the past two years, we have built the 3G pitch, and spent a large amount of money to upgrade the drainage at both Northcote and the Rydings. Two of our major projects for this coming year are to replace a number of goals posts and improve the access and security to the 3G pitch.


The clubhouse at the Rydings is currently open every weekday night except Thursday when Slimming World class have exclusive use if the facility.  The clubhouse offers a fully licensed bar, TV and Wi-Fi, and we would encourage parents and their families to make use of the facility particularly when your children are training at the Rydings.

On weekends the clubhouse is available for hire for private functions, either during the day or evening. If you are planning an event such as a christening, wedding anniversary or birthday party please bear the clubhouse in mind as a venue.  Just pop into the bar and ask for Jason Walmsley who will be pleased to discuss the requirements for your event.

We are also able to offer you a drinks discount card.  The card costs £5 and allows up 10% discount on the price of drinks purchased over the bar. Please contact Jason for more details.

Development football – Under 5 to 7’s:-

Over the past year the growth at the younger age groups has been encouraging, with new players and coaches coming into the club. Next week a second team will start play in the Under7 league at the Soccer dome on Sunday mornings and the club has an Under 6 squad preparing to play next season. Collectively we are still looking for boys and girls to join in with these age groups, as well as coaches particularly to start to develop the players at Under 5 level. If you know of any adults interested in coaching, and boys and girls looking to join in these age groups, please contact Michael Cook on 07703 941388.

Training for the Under 5 to 7 year olds currently takes place on a Tuesday night in the Sports Hall at Pleckgate School between 6 and 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Langho Girls

Did you know that nearly 50 girls currently play football at Langho? The club runs four teams at present, an under 11, 12, 14 and 16 team, and has development players also playing with our younger age teams. Friday night is girls night with great coaching available on the 3G pitch at the Rydings for all girls up to the Under 14 age group, and a lively clubhouse afterwards for those to simply want to relax and socialise. The Under 16 girls train on the 3G pitch on Wednesday night.

With the current growth nationally in girls football, and the current success of the England’s Women’s team in the recent World Cup in Canada, Langho is keen to encourage and promote girls football within our club. Girls of all ages are welcome to come and play football and join in the fun. For further details please contact Steve Jenkins on 07780 993286.

Langho Playing and Training Kit

As a club we try to act responsibly when purchasing new kit, we try where possible to collect in clothing that children have outgrown, and hand this kit down for younger children to use. Your full team kit (shirt and shorts) when replaced should automatically be handed back to your team manager, along with any training tops and jackets you may no longer wish to keep, but could be donated back to the club for future use.


Have you any old playing or training kit or other football / sports kit at home you no longer require?  Langho FC is keen to continue support the charity Kits-4 Causes.  This charity is based in the UK, collects and distributes football equipment all over the world to provide opportunities for children and adults to enjoy playing football as a vehicle for social change.  Two years ago we held a collection, and sent nearly 600 football kits to the Kits-4-Causes scheme for distribution to their projects based in Africa.  Seeing photographs of children from some of the poorest countries in the world wearing old Langho kits as well as kits from local professional clubs makes such a scheme worthwhile. The Kits-4-Casue scheme will take any form of clothing, footwear, and equipment e.g. shin pads, bibs, goalkeeping gloves, and anything you can hand in will be sent into the scheme organisers for distribution.

Please leave any donations of kit with your team manager, or hand into the clubhouse.

There is no justice – Langho U12 Girls 2 Cadley 3

At last we are back playing football and Langho U12 Girls welcomed Cadley to The Rydings who are riding high in second place in the league. We had a squad of nine players available today, just missing Cailin who suffered an injury on the ice last weekend. Get well soon Cailin. As expected Cadley started the game strongly and took an early lead after five minutes. However as the first half progressed the Langho girls confidence grew and they came more into the game. Scarlett in the centre of midfield seemed to cover every blade of the grass in the first half making a number of excellent tackles. At the back Olivia, Alice, Danielle and Chloe created a strong barrier in front of Bailey to keep Cadley at bay for the rest of the half. We also started to create chances of our own with Amelia, Niamh and Eloise working hard in attack.

After a very positive half team talk the girls went out with a lots of confidence. The Langho girls were now matching the Cadley counterparts and eventually Chloe made a fantastic run down the left before cutting inside a firing the ball into corner of the Cadley goal. As the half continued both teams created chances and Bailey pulled off an excellent save tipping one Cadley effort over the bar. Eventually Cadley regained the lead but that didn’t stop the Langho girls and after some hard work by Eloise, Chloe gained possession on the by line before driving the ball home from a very tight angle. It was now anybody’s game and it did look like the Langho girls were going to be rewarded for the efforts with a draw. However with 30 seconds to play, a shot from the Cadley no.9 found its way into the back of the net to take the victory.

This was by far the girls best performance of the season, all nine of them were excellent. The Cadley manager was very complimentary about how well they had played.


Langho U14 Girls at the FA Peoples Cup in Liverpool

The U14 girls were entered The FA Peoples Cup today in Liverpool. This was 5-a-side tournament which we had high expectations for following the impressive results in Bolton a 2 weeks ago.  The girls drew what turned out to be the tougher half of the draw and kicked off with a 1-0 win against St Annes A-team.  In the second match the girls took the lead against a strong FJST team only to be pegged back finishing 1-1.  Next up were Caenarfon B:  This time Langho found their shape and fluency smashing 7 past the opposition and only conceding 1, giving hope of perhaps winning through providing they could beat the ‘Pink Team’ (Davenport?) who seemed to be the leading opposition and ones the most familiar with this format of the game.  Whilst Langho were really in this game the girls went down to a harsh 3-0 putting them sadly out of the competition.

The U14 girls just had a bit of an ‘off day’ today but put in an awful lot of effort and displayed some great skills and determination. The final was a thriller between Caenarfon A and the ‘Pink Team’ finishing 4-4 and Caenarfon won on penalties. We wish them luck in the next stage of the competition.

Next week is a league home game against Barrowsford for the U14 girls.

Langho U14 Girls – Academy Round Robin Tournament

With all the weather cancellations in the league lately, the U14 Girls were invited to play in a 5-a-side round robin on the 3g pitches at Bolton Arena kindly organised by Academy Juniors. This was the girls’ chance to play against a range of West Lancs League teams including PNE and Burnley so was a mouth-watering prospect with Langho’s form this season.  Langho took a squad of 6 consisting Annie, Issy, Laura, Katie, Misty and Hazel in nets.

Langho team smiles after the fun

Langho team smiles after the fun

The matches kicked off with the daunting prospect of playing Preston NE. These fears were seemingly quickly brushed aside as Langho outplayed PNE emphatically winning 5-1 over the 12 minutes with goals from Issy, Katie and Annie, sound defence from Laura and saves and distribution from Hazel.

Misty made her debut in the second game against Ashton Athletic. After going behind by 2 and the goal being under siege which Hazel largely kept out under a lot of pressure, in the second half the girls came back strongly and lost narrowly 1-2 just running out of time in the end.  Next up, after a short break, were Academy B who Langho defeated 9-1.  The girls’ passing was superb, pressure on the ball and defence was really sound with the tracking back support from the whole team.  It already seemed remarkable that the girls had never played this format of the game before.

Team Respect Applause

Team Respect Applause

Then another scary opposition were up next, Burnley, but as the girls’ confidence grew. Some great runs from Annie down the right and Katie down the left, despite being knocked off her feet several times she bravely got up, and Issy menacingly down the middle.  All 3 girls continued to rain in well placed shots and Laura was rock solid at the back and distributed the ball beautifully. Hazel made countless terrific saves again and Misty took some hard knocks and put in some good tackles and passes when substituted on for Laura in defence.  Too high a clearance from the nets gave away a penalty, but Hazel made good by saving it. The final score was Langho 6-2 Burnley – Wow!  The final fixture was against Academy A.  This was again tight, but Langho won this 7-2 with a goal from Laura playing on the wing in the mix too.

So the tournament finished with 4 wins from 5 and the Langho girls have once again proved just how good they are. They surpassed all the coaches and parents expectations having never played this fast a furious format of the game.  The girls once more proved their fitness, skills and distribution across the park:  Scoring 29 and only conceding 8 speaks for itself!  The Langho U14 girls are playing in the 5-a-side FA Peoples Cup tournament in Liverpool in 2 weeks’ time and after this first outing – Can’t wait.  Not sure a trip to Wembley is in the offing, but we can dream!

100 Club Draw Nov. 2015

Winners of our Nov. 100 Club Draw

1st Jane Paton

2nd Steph Isherwood

3rd Chris Walsh

4th Don Neilson

Numbers available please contact Lynne, 100 Club Co-ordinator via email Lynne0105@outlook.com

For the modest contribution of £5 per month, you will not only support the Football Club but also give yourself a chance to win a monthly prize.

The basic features of the 100 Club are:

  • For a payment of £5 each month or a one off payemnt of £60 for 12 months, you will be allocated a Draw Number, which will be entered into a monthly draw.
  • Half the total proceeds (up to a maximum of £250) will be allocated as the prize fund.  (Note the prize fund will be dependant on the quantity of draw numbers sold, prizes will be allocated on a pro rata basis.
  • Each January there will be a bumper draw, when the prize fund will be doubled.




U12 Girls – Euxton12 – 1 Langho Juniors

Today saw the U12 girls return to league action after a five week break with a tough trip to Euxton. We have been on the look out for new players since the season started and today’s game saw Bailey, Danielle, and Cailin all making their debuts for Langho. Welcome to the team girls! Euxton started the game strongly playing some neat football and were soon leading 3-0. However, Langho created some really good chances with Eloise and Niamh both going close and Scarlett getting some great tackles in in midfield. As the half continued Euxton continued to be clinical in front of goal, but Langho created further chances with Chloe having a chance that just went wide and Niamh having a good chance saved by the keeper as Eloise followed in for the rebound. All the new girls were introduced during the first half and all worked really hard as Euxton pressed forward with a comfortable 8-0 lead at half time.

The second half saw Bailey replace Amelia in goal. All the girls displayed lots of character in the second half and continued to work very hard. The start of the second half was fairly even with Chloe, Olivia, Danielle and Cailin all performing well in defence in front of Bailey who was performing really well to keep Euxton out. Eventually Euxton scored a further four goals but Langho continued to create chances of their own with Alice hitting the post. With two minutes remaining Langho got just reward for their efforts with Alice firing the ball into the Euxton goal. The final score was 12-1 but all the girls should be really proud of their efforts, they never once let their heads drop and continued to work hard right until the end. Bailey was awarded the opposition’s man of the match for an excellent second half goal keeping display.

James Buckley

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