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.
It was with great sadness that we heard that Cath Grime had passed away yesterday morning.
Cath was a lovely vivacious young lady who in recent years had fought her cancer courageously, with great dignity and an ever present smile on her face.
Cath has played a significant role in the development of Langho FC always ready to offer assistance particularly in promoting a number of successful Valentines and Charity Balls and supporting Mel in running a junior team and of course her much loved son’s Michael and Matt from the touchline.
One of the many abiding memories I have of Cath is of her slaving over a barbecue all weekend at our annual mini soccer tournament as the temperatures soared towards 30 deg, I wasn’t sure what was more cooked, Cath or the sausages!
Cath will be sadly missed by all her friends at Langho FC.
Our thoughts are with Mel, Michael and Matt at this time of great sadness.
Cath’s funeral will take place next Thursday at Salesbury church at 12.15.
Amazing festival of football by the U7′s in the tough part of the draw managed to play some amazing football, fantastic defending and scoring some great team goals. All with a smile, well done my team! Jamie.
What set out as an invite to see a dairy farm, with a vineyard in Hungary, turned out to be a very special trip for a group of Langho lads and their dads.
I contacted the closest football team to the farm to see if we could arrange a game of football for the boys on the trip. I was a little surprised when we arrived at the Siofok training ground to hear that we would be playing against the Siofok u9s & Videoton u9s, both clubs in the Hugarian 1st division, and Videoton u9s are the national champions!! When they asked how big a city is Langho? we all feared this could be a bit of a mismatch.
So the 1st game was to be Langho with a population of 2060, against Videoton which is the name of the electronic giants that own the team, in the Hungarian city of Szekesfehervar population 137,000.
Langho 2 – 0 Videoton
Siofok 1 – 3 Langho
Videoton 2 – 3 Langho
Langho 5 – 1 Siofok
Four wins out of four for the small village side from Lancashire! The vineyard came in very handy after that. Massive thanks to David Barnes for organising the trip, putting a roof over our heads and making sure our wine glass was never empty.
Langho Juniors Annual Mini Soccer Tournament will take place at Northcote Rd on the above dates for age groups under 7, 8, 9 & 10′s.
Saturday 10.00am-12.00 & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Sunday 10.00am-12.00 & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Volunteers required for ALL sessions to referee and supervise car parking (1 hour before session commences)
Please contact Lynne Neil 07866751787 if you can help. I can guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself.
Today Sport England have announced that Langho FC have been awarded £50,000 grant funding, through the 2012 Olympics Legacy Protecting Playing Fields scheme, towards the estimated total cost of £112,000 to improve the drainage of the pitches at both our Rydings and Northcote Lane sites.
The next stage is that a Turf Agronomist will carry out a ‘feasibility study and topographical survey’ which will detail the specification of works required. There will then be a tender process for contractors to bid to carry out the necessary work. It is anticipated that the timescale for this project will be that the work will not commence until Spring 2014 as the work and restoration of the playing surface are best carried out during the grass growing season. There will then be a 12 month maintenance period when the contractors will ensure that levels of the pitch are maintained and that the turf is of the standard required. It is anticipated that the pitches will be available for use for the start of the 2015/16 season. The club will therefore have to find alternative pitches for the 2014-15 season and we hope that playing members will understand that this inconvenience will be offset by the improvement of our pitches and a reduction in the number of games that we will have to postpone because of waterlogged pitches.
In addition the club are simultaneously pursuing funding bids through Lancashire FA with the Football Foundation to match the funding provided by Sport England. Any deficit in funding will have to be provided from the clubs own funds. I would like to thank in particular Lynne Neil, Michael Cook, Lee Boyer and Antony Reader for their input in ensuring that this bid was successful and in continuing to pursue other bids in order to ensure the completion of this ambitious project and improve the quality of facilities that we can offer our members.
Today’s squad: Calum, James, Joe, Chris, Kian, Lewis & Kyle
An ever competitive game with Gt. Harwood again lived up to the usual billing. A tough yet equally battling game from both sides saw a very even game. Although I think the intensity got the better of some of the spectators! Most of the better football I am happy to say was played by the blue & maroons.
The second game saw us pitted again with Rossendale and the game was more even than the eventual score suggested, another good team effort from Langho.
Player of the week (Calum, excellent in goal in the first game and put a great shift in on the left in the second)
Today’s Squad: Mark Harrop, Cameron Waddington, Joshua Seed, Michael Rea, Tom Sherrington, Freddie Coburn, Max Harris, Kian Bowden (1), Cameron Henderson, Morgan Livesey
Patience was the key in today’s fixture as Langho had the better of the game throughout. It was all about making the most of the possession and having the cutting edge to take the lead. Rishton defended well and looked organised with a solid defence to build on as Langho took the game to the visitors. Plenty of crosses and dangerous corners were played into the Rishton box but without the vital touch to convert the opportunities.
In the second half Langho piled on the pressure and eventually Kian pounced on a ball played into the box and finished smartly. Langho had chances to add to the lead but in the end settled for the three points well earned.
Man of the match: Kian, looked dangerous and was involved in most of the attempts at goal.
Squad: Mark Harrop, Cameron Waddington, Ben Keijzer, Daniel Tomlinson, Michael Rea, Freddie Coburn, Morgan Livesey (1), Cameron Henderson (2), Max Harris, William Ellison
The Maroons got a well earned victory against their neigbours this morning with a professional performance from front to back. The first half was a cagey encounter with Wilpshire probably having the better of the attacking play but the Maroons stood strong and resalute and always looking dangerous on the counter-attack.
It wasn’t until the second half that the young Langho team took the initiative pushing Wilpshire further and further back with a barrage of crosses and corners. It wasn’t long before the deadlock was broken as the ball fell to Cameron Henderson who swept the ball home after a good ball in from the corner. This seemed to dent the away team’s hopes as Langho pushed on for more, chances were missed when it seemed easier to score. Then eventually Cameron broke on his left had side to slot a fine shot into the corner to make it a double personally and for his side.
Wilpshire started to take a few more chances and brought a great save out of Mark in goal, they pushed players forward which only seemed to suit Langho with fast players on the break and it was no surprise to see Morgan racing through to slot home the third with a composed finish past the onrushing Wilpshire stopper.
The last few minutes so the Langho defence switching off as Wilpshire got a consolation goal and missed a couple of half chances but Langho held on for a deserved win.
Quality performances thoughout the team with Mark, Ben, William and Cameron solid at the back, Cameron had a great attacking game giving us that quality needed on both flanks as Freddie pushed on the right. Michael was at the heat of all the set peices and tackles through the middle, Max and Daniel did a great job at tracking their markers nulifying the Wilpshire wingers and Morgan was his lively-self furthest forward.
Man of the Match: Cameron Henderson (Two quality finished and worked hard getting back helping the defence also.)
The Februart 100 Club Draw took place on Monday 11th February.
The lucky winners are:
1st Carl Mashiter
2nd Gail Kellington
3rd Anne Barnes
4th Paul Marsh
You gotta be in it to win it!
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. We hope that players (those over 16 years), parents, spectators, family and friends will join the ‘100 Club’ as a means of assisting, through their financial contribution, the provision and development of the facilities of the Football Club for everyone’s future enjoyment.
To help support this fundraising activity you need to do two things:
1.Complete the Standing Order Form
2.Complete the 100 Club Registration Form
Return both forms to Lynne Harrison, 100 Club Co-ordinator, 10 St Andrews Road, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, BB6 8BP.
Once we have received your completed forms we will allocate you a Draw Number, and once your payment is received you will be entered into the monthly draw.
Today’s squad: Chris, Kian, Joe, Kyle, Lewis, Jacob, Oliver & Calum
Langho started the Crown game strong with strong attacks in the wide areas and took the game to the opposition. The young Langho lions look to have added a little steal to their tackles and look more powerful than at the start of the campaign, however at times forget the finesse and positional awareness from the start of the season. Crown ended the game stronger as Langho failed to clear their lines in the final third.
In the second game it was a tail of the big number 10′s who took it in turn to batter their way through. Again Langho worked hard and looked dangerous going forward. Hard to pick out any man of the match this week as all worked hard and showed bits of quality.
Man of the Match: Kyle (powerful in attack worked much harder at defence and a great long range goal effort)