A nice end to the season for the under 11 green boys, after finishing 2nd in the league and a well delivered presentation day. With all the boys getting a trophy and a runners up medal. Also the other awards for parents player went to Joseph Parkinson, golden boot for most goals scored went to Marco Selecia & Managers player award went to Barney Peacock. Well done boys! our best ever season.
The girls have had a tough season but they all deserve a trophy for there galent effort. With parents player award going to Lara Isherwood & Managers player going to Oliva Corben . Special thanks to Matt for his 2 years running the team as he steps down. However, we do need some new girls to increase the chance of continuing for next season . Training is continuing for boys and girls Wednesday nights for both groups, for more info contact. Neal Isherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Langho U13 Girls at the League Trophy Presentations
So here ends the Burnley and North Valley Unity League football season. The Langho U13 girls have had a fantastic 9v9 season winning 3 awards with 6 of the girls attending the league’s presentation at Burnley FC, Turf Moor in the James Hargreaves Suite earlier today. Congratulations to all 12 of the girls who picked up:
- League Runners Up trophies (coming second).
- League Cup Runners Up (beaten finalists).
- Hazel was awarded League ‘Keeper of the Season’ for the second year in a row.
The girls have been a joy to watch and have shown dedication throughout, come rain or shine. They play with skill and flair and in the typical Langho team fair-play spirit. There were concerns the team would not have enough players at the beginning of the season stepping up from 7v7, but quickly got to grips with the offside rule and new players joined the team too. There have been some big wins and some very sound and brave defensive performances win or lose. We are all so proud of them all.
The Club awards will start on Saturday 20th June at 12.30.
Langho FC have been awarded the East Lancs Football League 2014/15 Sportsmanship Award.
Whilst results for both 1st and Reserve teams were not all that they had hoped for this award reflects that both teams played the game in the sporting manner which our club in both senior and junior sections is renowned and respected for in the various leagues in which it competes.
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Today’s last minute organised trip saw some of the ‘Next Generation’ of Mick’s Langho Girls, aged from 6-10yrs travel to Myerscough College Open Day for the Lancashire FA Girls United 4v4 Festival. After an hour of drills including training with a Ladies Preston NE player, the 5 Langho girls joined in the 3 or 4-a-side mini tournament.
Langho U7-10 at Girls United 4v4 Festival
The first game saw Olivia determinedly running with the ball, some nice inter-passing between the 4 players and some brave skills from Evie. The girls were on top from the off and even had a Ladies England U17 helping out the opposition. A lovely cross from Charlotte saw Emily find the back of the net to give the girls a win in their first ever outing against another team!
The second 3-a-side match saw Keisha bravely play from the start. The girls went behind from break, then Charlotte grittily ran through to equalise. An attempted block of a cross the other end, unluckily saw an own-goal re-establish the other team’s advantage. The girls played on going down to a really respectable 2-1.
The third game saw Olivia back on and playing strongly picking herself up after several tumbles as if nothing had happened! This was a tight end-to-end game then Langho went behind. A substitution half way through brought Charlotte on, who ran in the equaliser to draw the game.
This notched up 1 win, 1 draw and a loss in a really enjoyable hour where all the girls made their mark for the club. This was a milestone for Langho Girls with a win at the first ask but, more importantly, 5 girls all showing some great skills, passing and determination; all with smiles on their faces: Another group of girls from ‘Mick’s Academy’ who were a pleasure to take and watch play in the mini-tournament. So roll on the first match for next season’s Langho U11 girls.
Thanks to the Lancs FA for organising the event and free entry to the country show with all its outdoor attractions and entertainment.
Langho would welcome any girls who want to come and join in practices at the Rydings on the 3G pitch on Friday evenings over the summer.
Calling all Langho FC parents I found this on a grass roots football web site, some sound advice for all I think.
Thanks for coming to support me today.
As my friends and l play, l want you to remember a few things:
- I am here to have fun, please encourage me and all the other players no matter which team we play for.
- You are representing me; please do not embarrass me by being negative, shouting or swearing.
- Please do not stand too close to the pitch, this can distract me from my game and I can’t concentrate properly.
- Please do not question the referee’s decision; our coaches will give us help if we need it.
- Do not coach me from the side, my coach is here to teach me and too many instructions will confuse me.
- I think doing my best and learning to play is more important than winning. Do not ask me the score; ask me if I had fun.
- Praise me for good skills, sportsmanship, discipline and effort. These are the things that make me a real winner.
- Do not criticise my mistakes as I will be scared to try things again. Mistakes will make me better as I can learn from them.
- Please do challenge any spectators that behave in the wrong way. Tell them that we don’t allow negative behaviour.
- We have a responsibility to look after our pitch, please do not drop litter including this leaflet. Take it home or put it in a bin.
I hope to make you proud of me.
Please make me proud of you too.
Soccer school running on the 3G at The Rydings from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th May inclusive, £12/day (discounts for players registered with Langho FC).
Contact Aaron on 07531 189777 to book your place.
The U13 girls were away at Brandlesholme Warriors today on a well-worn and fairly heavy end of season pitch after the overnight rain. The girls fielded a depleted team of 8 and the home team the same with a substitute.
Langho started well and held the balance of play, although there were shots at both ends, saves and good defending from Laura down the middle supported by Tyla and Chloe either side. All 3 played calm balls out and Hazel’s kicks were regularly clearing the half way line. On the break Issy scored a great goal from a tight angle on the right. More good interplay, tackling and harrying saw her break again racking up her second. A menacing cross was well put away by Brandlesholme and after further denials of chances at both ends they squared the score-line. Rolling substitutes were being used by now. A pass through the Brandlesholme defence, despite some claims for off-side, saw Issy bring up her hat-trick with a shot to the bottom left, but the home team equalised before the break 3-3.
After the break Langho were playing slightly uphill, but continued to make chances but seemed a little outnumbered in midfield. Passes between Misty, Issy and Freya and demon, but seemingly effortless, busts from Laura featured with Tyla battling against 2 accomplished home team forwards. Chloe seemed to be connecting well with powerful long balls from the opposition returning them with equal venom. Hazel made a series of great saves, coming out her box occasionally to help clear their counterattacks. Chloe hit a powerful low drive from distance which was saved. Brandlesholme continued to press and then took the lead for the first time; 4-3. It was about then we realised that since half-time the Langho girls had been playing a team of 9! This explained the overload. Freya pressed 2 defenders and came out with the ball smashing in a shot hard into the right-hand upright and later put another chance tantalisingly wide. Only in the dying minutes did the home team take off there extra player so the game finished 4-3.
Hazel was given man-of-the-match and in fact so was the opposition keeper who also played a key role in their victory today. Langho girls played really well, battling for the ball and not letting their heads drop despite being short-handed for half the match, a trick we would not do. The girls just kept going and the result guarantees their second place in the league with 1 to play next Sunday at Northcote (12.00 KO). Thanks also to Carl for stepping in to ref today.
Today was a first for girls’ football at Langho Juniors since Mick started practices, with the U13 Girls playing in the League Cup final at The Prairie in Burnley. The girls were excited, if a little apprehensive after what the team went through on Thursday, but we were all pleased to see Alice ever-smiling, caste-n-all, from the side-lines.
Langho U13 Girls Collect Cup Runners up Trophies
The girls kicked off into a strong wind with 4 along the back. After a lot of pressure which the girls absorbed, 10mins in Cadley took the lead from a well struck corner. Cadley retained the balance of play with Langho hitting on the break and the girls flashed a corner across the face of goal which Langho could not quite convert. Cadley scored a second and further battling saw a great run from Annie her cross and Charlotte hit the cross-bar before the break.
Donuts all round and a pulling a player in front of the back 3 to strengthen the midfield and retain cover down the middle. This immediately gave more punch pushing forward from midfield, although Cadley put a third after some defensive standing off and what appeared to be a missed offside decision; but that’s the game. Charlotte’s misfortune and ‘magnetic attraction’ to the cross-bar continued and Issy unleashed a cracker too. Another flashing shot across their goal mouth and a scramble, was somehow cleared then saw Cadley break straight to the other end which was put away; 4-0 leaving the feeling ‘the force was not with us’ today. The girls’ heads still did not drop. Annie had a shot just wide, then finally some great interplay was rewarded with a goal from Amelia. More chances created and ‘oos’ from the faithful, then in another attack Amelia smashed home a second, 4-2. In the dying minutes nearly a third and even more chances as the girls better fitness and determination shone through.
Clapping the winning Cadley team
Given a 45minute half Langho looked more than capable of pulling the deficit back. The girls played fantastically today and coaches and parents were so proud of their efforts against this bigger side both in numbers and stature. All the girls contributed to this accomplishment and showed sportsmanship throughout. The girls are runners up in both the League Cup and also in the League competition itself. We were also told Hazel has been awarded Keeper of the Season again by the other teams in the League. The twelve U13 girls are a great team and a credit to the club and its ever growing involvement in Girls football. So 2 more fixtures (home and away) remain in the league against Brandleholme then the League presentation at James Hargreaves Suite at Burnley FC on 14th June.
Last night’s instalment was a league game trip over to Cadley on a warm evening ahead of the League Cup Final on Sunday. The pitch was huge and Langho started with 9 players and 2 subs and Cadley a full squad of 14.
The girls were very much on the defensive from the off with, almost the whole team behind the ball except Issy for most of the first half. Cadley had clearly set out to play the physical card strongly, punctuated with the occasional break from Langho. The home team also used the width of the pitch to their advantage, but Langho gallantly fought for the ball playing up the slope. Hazel was under heavy pressure and put in some great saves and goal kicks clearing the half way line helped by Laura too. Alice, Tyla, Freya and later Chloe plus the midfield of ‘nibble feet’ Katy, Amelia and Annie dug in, but shots at the other end were relatively few. Misty came on to help pull away from the goal which helped provide more of a striking partnership and relieved some of the pressure, but after many well defended corners the girls finished the half 2-0 down playing against rolling substitutions and after Alice went down heavily whilst grittily clearing from just outside the box that brought Chloe on and left the girls sadly an enthusiastic player down.
A swap of Misty to the front and Issy behind was an inspired move and the girls were in the game playing downhill now, pressuring Cadley more with the ball and Langho started playing a higher line. The girls again showed some lovely passing and dribbling skills and forced more saves out of their keeper. Issy had a free kick just outside the box which fizzed over and a series of corners were won. Issy went down heavily and this began 2 periods when the girls had to play 8v9 and the ‘Dog of Doom’ legend, of which parent was to hold Barney, was born as Alice went to hospital. The girls had 2 more goals against them, one well-placed in the left corner but still their heads did not drop. Annie had a great run and went wide. With some frantic pressured dog lead passing between the crowd on the side-lines, saw Amelia trickily burst through only to find Tracy holding the ‘curse’. Amelia became a sandwich and went down hard in the box. Annie stepped up to avenge the goal scoring opportunity denial and beautifully converted the penalty. Laura burst out from the back and ran almost the full length of the pitch only to put it wide. And the girls were threatening to the end.
So ended the game 4-1 with a brave and battered team we are all so proud of. Katy was man-of-the-match and we look forward to a depleted final on Sunday. We wish all Alice a speedy recovery and will all sign her pot I am sure.