Waddington appoint Tierney as new manager

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Waddington Football Club have appointed Jim Tierney to the position of first team manager for the 2012/13 football season.

Jim has a sound knowledge of local football having managed both Rimington FC and Hurst Green in previous years, as well as Waddington FC.

Waddington will be entering two teams in the East Lancashire League and it is expected that pre-season training will commence in July.

Any persons interested in playing for Waddington FC should contact either, Jim Tierney- 07855 309 749 or Neil Dunn- 07966 434 032

• A CHARITY football tournament will take place at Langho FC’s Northcote site on Saturday, June 23rd from noon.

Sixteen teams will do battle on the day, raising money for the Young Oncology Unit at Christie’s Hospital in Manchester, which is where Nathan Catchpole from Langho was treated last year for leukaemia.

Nathan decided he wanted to give back to those who helped him, and set up a fundraising initiative called be_machine - @be_MACHINE on twitter.

• RIBBLE Valley Under 11s’ first experience of competitive cricket promised much as they won at Lytham against Fylde.

The locals batted first and were teetering at 37-3 before a resolute, mature innings from Sam Mulligan (50 not out) with determined support from Matthew Neilson and George Poole rebuilt the innings.

With considerable help from 57 extras and good running between the wickets, 169 seemed a challenging total and so it proved.

Fylde struggled to keep up with the run rate, and the introduction of George Stuart’s spin (3-15) left the quicker bowlers the opportunity to mop up the remaining batsmen with clinical efficiency, the last seven wickets falling for 32.

Jack Morris and Taylor Wilson took two wickets each and Neilson and Jonathan Richardson one apiece as Fylde’s resistance ended on 134 -9.

The side then hosted Rossendale at Read.

The locals were asked to bat on a damp surface with some uneven bounce, and Joe Briggs, George Stuart, Richardson, Mulligan, Tobias Dean and Neilson all made good individual scores as the team posted a formidable total of 210-4 in their 35 overs.

In reply, Richardson’s quick outswing removed the key batsmen with 4-10, supported by Neilson 2-7. Briggs, Kian Farnworth, Poole and Stuart who all picked up a wicket as Rossendale struggled to 102 all out.