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Lancashire FA Amateur Shield sponsored by Thornton Sports Lancashire FA Amateur Shield sponsored by Thornton Sports

Lancashire FA Amateur Shield sponsored by Thornton Sports

Charnock Richard defeated Eagley by two goals to nil on Friday 13th April 2012 to once again be crowned winners of the Lancashire FA Amateur Shield.

The game was the one hundred and third final of the Shield. Both teams play in the West Lancashire League, and took the top two places – with Charnock Richard leading by just three points.

Charnock Richard has won the Amateur Shield on four occasions, including last year, when they defeated Eagley on penalties following a 1-1 draw. This history guaranteed that this year’s final would be action packed, with tough competition from both sides.

Charnock Richard stormed into an early two-goal lead courtesy of Chris Robinson and Carl Grimshaw. Late in the second half, Charnock Richard were reduced to 10 men when Andy Roberts received a red card, however Eagley failed to convert their penalty into a goal, and Charnock Richard were crowned champions once again.

Bill Pomfret, Managing Director for Norden Ltd, Thornton Sports’ sister company, and John Shepherd, Financial Director for Thornton Sports welcomed both teams onto the pitch at the start of the match, and congratulated Charnock Richard by presenting the shield to them at the end of the match.

Thornton Sports have a long standing relationship with Lancashire FA, and last year Thornton Sports provided Lancashire FA with brand new training and community facilities. The work included the resurface of their existing synthetic grass pitch. SoccerTurf™ 40 M 3rd generation surface, but is manufactured by Thornton Sports was chosen for the pitch. A new 5-a-side sports pitch was also constructed as part of the project.


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