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Hesketh Bank Association Football Club
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The Fermor Hesketh Challenge Cup - The Medals
2005 - 2006 Season Archive

1st June - Following a disappointing league campaign the first team finished the season on a high winning their own Medal Competition, kindly sponsored by Graham Abram of Abram Brothers Builders, in front of a large crowd last night at Station Road. In a fiercely fought contest they overcame the holders Royal Garrison from Preston eventually winning by 3 goals to one. The first half ended goalless with the holders having most of the play.

During the half time interval the crowd was entertained by the annual penalty prize contested by two boys each from the under 9’s, 10’s and 12’s, with Gary Grier from the under 9’s being the winner.

The second half began much the same as the first but Daniel Birkby broke free of the defence to slot home on 55 minutes to give the hosts the lead. The game now became a lot more open as garrison tried to force an equaliser but Birkby increased the lead with his second goal after 70 minutes. Paul Rimmer added a third on 85 minutes with a header before a late consolation from the holders.

A new trophy kindly donated by Vaughan Birkby for the man of the match in a medals final was awarded to Chris Tyson of Hesketh Bank.

2006 Medals Fixtures & Results

The season finally draws to a close with the Junior Presentation evening being held at the Catholic Hall this Friday 6.30 for 7pm start and the Senior Presentation at Hesketh Bank Bowling Club on Saturday with an 8pm start.

29th May - Tonight (Monday) sees the re-arranged semi-final of the medals between the hosts Hesketh Bank and New Longton. Admission is free and the match kicks off at 7pm.

The winners will play the holders Royal Garrison (Preston) in the final who defeated Croston 5-3 after extra time in the other semi final.

The final will be on Wednesday 31st May and kicks off at 7pm.
Admission to Station Road is £2 for adults and 50p for under 16’s and Senior Citizens.

21st May - The 2006 Medal competition is reaching its closing stages with Tarleton Corinthians playing New Longton this coming Monday evening for the right to challenge the hosts Hesketh Bank in the semi-final on Friday. The other semi-final to be played on Thursday is between the holders Royal Garrison from Preston and Croston. All matches are played at Station Road with 7pm kick offs and admission is free.

The Final will be played on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May with a 7pm kick off. Admission charges apply at £2 for adults and 50p for under 16’s and Senior Citizens.

7th May - Already relegated the first team completed their season with a 1-0 home defeat against Freckleton. For further details please click on ‘ LEAGUE’ above.

The next match at Station Road will be the first match of the 2006 ‘Medals’ with Hesketh Bank Reserves against Tarleton Reserves on Tuesday evening at 7pm. Further games will be advertised at the ground when confirmed. Despite all three senior teams being relegated its not all doom and gloom at the club! The under 16’s finish their season with a home match on Wednesday needing one point to secure the championship. This match kicks off at 6.30pm at Station Road.

1st May - The first team entertained league runners-up Charnock Richard at Station Road and a battling performance saw them earn a point in a goalless draw. The reserves finished their season with a 4-4 away to Turton with a hatrick from John Ascroft and the other from David Hogg. The first team finish their season with two home matches. On Tuesday they entertain Burnley United with a 6.45pm kick off and then on Saturday Freckleton are the visitors with a 3pm Kick Off. The Medal competition will then start on Monday 8th May. Please check the ground for details. For further details regarding the West Lancashire League click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
23rd April - The first team already relegated, travelled to struggling Blackrod Town and helped themselves to three points in a 2-1 win thanks to second half goals from Paul Rimmer and Chris Tyson. The reserves also had their relegation confirmed following their two matches against Burnley United. Last Monday they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Burnley thanks to two late strikes from John Ascroft. Then at Station Road they let a 3-1 lead slip and lost 4-3. John Ascroft again scored twice and David Hogg got the other. The first team entertain Charnock Richard on Saturday, whilst the reserves finish their season off with a trip to Turton. Both games kick off at 3pm. For more information click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
16th April - The first team lost 1-0 away at Eagley a result that sends them back down to Division One after just two seasons in the top flight. The reserves lost 3-1 at home to Kirkham & Wesham, however they still have a chance to avoid relegation. They play again on Easter Monday with a 6.30pm kick off at Burnley United. The first team are at Blackrod Town next Saturday whilst the reserves entertain Burnley United in a quick return fixture. Both games kick off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
9th April - The first team returned to action after a 3 week lay off with a long trip to Cumbria to play Dalton United who occupy 3rd spot in the table. Despite a good performance it was the home side who ran out eventual 3-0 winners a scoreline which even they admitted after the game flattered them. The first team play again this Tuesday when they entertain Burnley United at Station Road which kicks off at 6.30pm. Then next Saturday they travel to Eagley whilst the reserves are at home to Kirkham & Wesham. Both these games kick off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.

26th March - With the first team having no fixture the spotlight fell on the reserves who entertained Charnock Richard at Station Road. However the visitors went away with the three points with a 3-0 win.

This coming Saturday the first team entertain Freckleton at Station Road which kicks off at 3pm. The reserves have no fixture. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.

19th March - The 1st team returned to action and suffered yet another defeat as they head for relegation. Dalton United travelled down from Cumbria and took the three points with a 4-1 win, although the scoreline flattered them with three late goals after Tony Sergeant had headed an equaliser. The reserves lost 4-0 at Charnock Richard. Next Saturday the first team have no fixture whilst the reserves will be looking for quick revenge as they entertain Charnock Richard at Station Road which kicks off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
12th March - The first team match at home last Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged Station Road pitch. The reserves had no fixture.

Next Saturday the first team will be hoping for drier weather as they entertain Dalton United whilst the reserves travel to Charnock Richard. Both games kick off at 3pm.

For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.

6th March - Both the 1st and reserve team matches were postponed last weekend due to snow bound pitches. This coming Saturday the first team entertain Dalton United at Station Road which kicks off at 3pm. The reserves have no fixture. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.

Life's a lottery as club Banks nearly £5000
March 3rd, 2006
By Nicola Rowlands, Southport Visiter

CHAIRMAN of Hesketh Bank AFC Paul Sergeant is "absolutely delighted" after the club received a grant of £4,700 from the lottery funding programme 'Awards for All'.

The West Lancashire League club accepted the grant from a Sport England supported system. The club was founded in 1922 and has earned a strong reputation in the county leagues. The last ten years have seen a rehaul in the club, combining the senior club with the Hesketh Boys Club.

Paul, who has been involved in the club since being a junior in 1970, said: "This will help us towards our main aim; to get something in Hesketh Bank which can be used not only by the club but also by local schools and for the community. "We have been working towards this for ten years and it is nice to get some money and recognition." The club plans to use the money for further development, providing floodlit pitches and better changing facilities.

They aim to become an FA Charter Development Club which would further enhance their reputation and help with funding from the Football Foundation. Paul added: "We will be putting in our application in about three or four weeks so that is something else to really look forward to."

These improvements are expensive and although the majority of funding will come from the Football Foundation, the club will have to provide the balance. However, with grants such as these, fund raising events and support from the local community, the club is still on track with their ambitious plans.

Paul added: "It really is great news for everyone involved."

26th February - The first team slipped to another defeat last Saturday losing 3-0 at Euxton Villa. The reserves also lost with a 3-1 defeat at home to Norcross & Warbreck. John Ascroft scored the goal. On Saturday the first team entertain Freckleton in a must win fixture if they are to keep their slim hopes of premiership survival going. The reserves travel to Burnley United. Both matches kick off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
19th February - Its now looking increasingly likely that the first team will be relegated following their 1-0 defeat at Coppull United last Saturday. They are now 9 points from safety with just 8 games to play. The reserves home match was postponed due to a waterlogged Station Road. This coming Saturday the first team travel to Euxton Villa whilst the reserves entertain Norcross & Warbreck, with both games kicking off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
13th February - Last Saturday’s first team fixture at Eagley was postponed due to a frozen pitch. The reserves entertained Eagley’s reserve team at Station Road and lost 4-2 with both goals coming from David Pinkard. This Saturday the 1st team travel to Coppull United whilst the reserves are at home to Charnock Richard. Both games kick off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
5th February - Despite a brave performance at runaway leaders Kirkham & Wesham two late goals sunk the first team which now leaves seven points clear of safety. Meanwhile the reserves had a John Ascroft hat trick to thank for their 3-1 home win over Tempest United. This Saturday both teams entertain Eagley with the first team travelling. Both games kick off at 3pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
31st January - With the 1st team having no fixture the spotlight fell on the reserves who entertained Thornton Cleveleys at Station Road. Despite goals from David Pinkard and young Jordon Smethurst they lost by the odd goal in five. On Saturday the first team return to action with the daunting task of travelling to champions elect Kirkham & Wesham who are unbeaten so far this season. The reserves entertain Tempest United and both games kick off at the new time of 3pm. For further details please click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
23rd January - The first team missed too many chances in their match at home to Coppull United and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with young Ben Goodson scoring the goal. With most of the other teams at the wrong end of the table winning a gap is beginning to open up leaving the 1st team in a precarious position. The reserves lost 3-0 at Eagley and they will take centre stage at Station with the 1st team having no fixture. The visitors are Thornton Cleveleys and the match kicks off at 2pm. For further details click on LEAGUE above.
15th January - The 1st team lost their important bottom of the table battle at home to fellow strugglers Blackpool Wren Rovers by the odd goal in three. Despite a spirited fight back and a goal by young substitute Ben Goodson with 15 minutes to play the visitors first half goal and one just after the interval was enough for them to take the spoils. The reserves were without a fixture. This Saturday the first team entertains Coppull Utd at Station Road whilst the reserves travel to Eagley. Both games kick off at 2pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
11th January - The first team came from behind twice in their home match against Euxton Villa to earn a valuable point. Eion Bond equalised an early Villa goal just before the interval and Jamie Johnson volleyed home a fine late strike to earn a 2-2 draw. The reserves also drew 1-1 away to Tempest United. This Saturday the first team have a real six pointer as they entertain fellow strugglers Blackpool Wren Rovers at Station Road which kicks off at 2pm. The reserves have no fixture. For more details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
18th December - The first team lost by the odd goal in three away to fellow strugglers Freckleton. A late goal by Paul Rimmer wasn’t enough and this defeat sent them back to the foot of the table with Blackpool Wren Rovers and Barnoldswick Town both winning their matches. The reserves secured a fine victory at home to Coppull United after a run of defeats. Ritchie Banister and Graham Jones scored the goals in a 2-1 victory. The next fixtures are on Saturday 7th January with the first team at home to Euxton Villa and the reserves travel to Tempest United with both games kicking off at 2pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
11th December - The first team moved out of the relegation places following their 4-0 home win over Wyre Villa thanks to an Eion Bond hat trick and one from Ben Goodson. The reserves put in a far better performance than of late but still lost by the odd goal in three at Freckleton with Jimmy Haynes scoring. On Saturday the first team travel to Freckleton whilst the reserves entertain Coppull United at Station Road. Both games kick off at 2pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
4th December - As the first team were without a fixture the spotlight fell on the reserves as they entertained Poulton Town at Station Road. The visitors quickly scored five without reply by the interval. To their credit the shell shocked reserves had a better second half but eventually lost 7-2 with consolation goals from Ritchie Banister and John Ascroft. This Saturday the 1st team return to action as they entertain Wyre Villa whilst the reserves travel to Freckleton. Both games kick off at 2pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
28th November - The first team lost their local derby match at Fleetwood Hesketh by 3-1 last Saturday with Tony Sergeant scoring a rare goal. The reserves suffered a heavy home defeat losing 5-1 against Blackrod Town. This coming Saturday the first team have no fixture and the reserves entertain Poulton Town at Station Road kicking off at 2pm. For more details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
21st November - Last Saturday the first team bowed out of the Richardson Cup losing 3-0 at home to Barrow side Dalton United. The reserves also lost at league leaders Euxton Villa who scored five without reply. This coming weekend the first team return to league action and make the short journey to near neighbours Fleetwood Hesketh whilst the reserves entertain Blackrod Town at Station Road. Both matches kick off at 2pm. For more information click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
14th November - For the second week running both the first team and reserve fixtures were postponed due to waterlogged pitches. This coming Saturday the first team will try and play their previously postponed cup fixture at home to Dalton United which kicks off at 1.30pm. Meanwhile the reserves are in league action at Euxton Villa which kicks off at 2pm. For more details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
6th November - Both matches were postponed last Saturday due to waterlogged pitches. This coming Saturday the first team travel to Bolton to play Eagley whist the reserves entertain Burnley United at Station Road. Both matches kick off at 2pm. For further fixtures, results and league tables click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
31st October - The first team lost 2-0 at home to Eagley last Saturday and the reserves bowed out of the reserve cup losing 5-1 at Blackpool Wren Rovers. This coming Saturday the first team entertain Dalton United in the 1st round of the Richardson Cup which kicks off at 1.30pm. Meanwhile the reserves return to league action as they travel to Charnock Richard kicking off at 2pm. For further details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
27th October - Following their impressive 3-0 home win against Blackrod the first team’s next two matches against fellow strugglers Blackpool Wren Rovers and Barnoldswick Town were awaited with confidence. However a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool was followed by a goal less draw at Station Road last Saturday against Barnoldswick to leave them at the foot of the table once more. The reserves returned from a two week break but were totally outplayed at Fulwood conceding eight without reply. On Saturday the first team entertain Eagley which kicks off at 3pm and the reserves travel to Blackpool Wren Rovers in the first round of the Houston Cup and this kicks off at 2.30pm. For further details click on LEAGUE above.
10th October - The first team returned to action after last weeks break and looked refreshed as they recorded their first home win of the season. The comfortable 3-0 win over Blackrod Town moved them out of the relegation zone thanks to two goals from John Ascroft and the other from young Ben Goodson. The reserves had a blank weekend and they have no match again this coming Saturday which means there is no fixture at Station Road as the first team travel to fellow strugglers Blackpool Wren Rovers which kicks off at 3pm. For full details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
3rd October - The reserves were well beaten 4-0 at home to Euxton Villa on Saturday. This coming weekend the first team return to action after their week off when they entertain Blackrod Town with a 3pm kick off at Station Road. The reserves take a rest and are without a fixture. For more details click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.
26th September - The first team lost 2-1 at home to Turton last Saturday despite going 1-0 up thanks to a John Ascroft goal. The visitors equalised on the stroke of half time and snatched the 3 points with a late goal in the second half. The reserves lost 2-0 away to leaders Blackrod Town. On Saturday he first team have no fixture whilst the reserves entertain Euxton Villa at Station Road with a 3pm kick off. To check the league tables results etc just click on ‘LEAGUE’ above.

19 September - At long last a victory for the first team! With only one draw from their first 8 league games they shocked high fliers Fulwood Amateurs scoring six without reply with two goals each from John Ascroft and Paul Farrell and one each from Charlie Haynes and Daniel Birkby. Meanwhile a very young reserve side lost by the odd goal in three, Matty Abram scored the goal – with the winner from visitors Turton coming in the third minute of stoppage time. On Saturday the first team will be looking to continue their form as they entertain Turton at Station Road, whilst the reserves travel to Balckrod Town. Both games kick off at 3pm.

20th August - The first team have had a poor start to their season losing 5-0 at Barnoldswick on the opening day followed by an 8-1 defeat at Charnock Richard the following Wednesday with John Ascroft scoring the consolation goal. Last Saturday they earned their first point at home to local rivals Fleetwood Hesketh coming from 3-0 down with two goals from John Nelson and one from John Ascroft. However they lost again last Tuesday evening at Wyre Villa by 3-0.

In contrast the reserves have won both their opening games at Station Road 3-1 and 3-2 against Freckleton and Fulwood Amateurs respectfully.

Today both teams are away with the first team travelling to Turton (Bolton) and the reserves at Kirkham with both games kicking off at 3pm. On Monday the reserves are at Coppull United and on Tuesday the first team entertain Fulwood Amateurs at Station Road. Both these matches kick off at 6.30pm.

 

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