Wilpshire look for players

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WILPSHIRE Wanderers Under 12s football team is looking for new players for the rest of this season and beyond.

The team plays 9-a-side in the Accrington and District Junior Football League, with matches played on Saturday mornings and training on Monday evenings.

Next year the team will move up to 11-a-side.

Wilpshire Wanderers is a FA Charter Standard club.

For details, please contact Oliver McCann on 07854 959263.

• DOG Inn saw their Wilson’s clash with Great Harwood called off, along with the other scheduled matches in the Harry Dewhurst Sunday Memorial League.

The Whalley side are without a game this Sunday, and, weather permitting, will return to action against Church Town in the final game of 2011 on Sunday, December 11th.

Manager Simon Kerins said: “Unlike the last few years, both the league and the club are in credit with regard to fixtures so, the postponement was not the end of the world.”

Kerins went on to pay tribute to Wales manager Gary Speed, who tragically took his own life at the age of 42: “Quite a few of my friends support teams that Gary Speed played for and they - like all of us - are still stunned at the news.

“He was a consummate professional, came across as a true gentleman and was starting to inspire Welsh hopes of World Cup qualification.

“His passing puts a lot of other things into perspective.”

• RIMINGTON and Read United also saw their games lost to the weather in the East Lancashire League, although Hurst Green beat Langho 4-0.

On Saturday, Langho are at Leyland Athletic in the Lancashire Amateur Cup fifth round, Read United are at home to Andy Payton’s Burnley GSOB.