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Lancashire FA Amateur Shield Football Pitch Surfaces Lancashire FA Amateur Shield Football

Thornton Sports sponsor Lancashire FA Amateur Shield

Eagley FC defeated Charnock Richard FC by 3 goals to 0 on Thursday 11th April to be crowned winners of the Lancashire FA Amateur Shield.

The match was guaranteed to be action-packed, with this being the third consecutive year that the two teams have met each other at the local final. Charnock Richard won on both previous occasions, bringing the total number of times they have won the trophy up to 5. However Eagley’s previous success in the competition goes as far back as the 1959-60 season, so they were obviously delighted to finally grasp the title in what was a heated, eventful match.

Goals from Liam Carr, Jordon Cover and an own goal ensured that Eagley FC finally became Cup Winners against favourites Charnock Richard FC. Eagley FC will now represent Lancashire FA in next seasons' Association of Northern Counties Senior Competition.

Managing Director of Thornton Sports, David Saxby, congratulated Eagley FC and presented the Amateur Shield to the team at the end of the match. He comments,

“It’s a pleasure to support one of our local County Cups. Since providing the Lancashire FA with new facilities in 2011, we’ve been keen to maintain our involvement with the local football community and intend to continue to do so for many more years. The county matches are always exciting to watch and we enjoy working with the friendly and enthusiastic team at Lancashire FA”  

Over 250 watched the match at The County Ground in Leyland, where Thornton Sports recently installed new training and community facilities. Works there involved resurfacing of a sand-filled synthetic grass pitch with our in-house UK manufactured SoccerTurf 40M 3rdGeneration surface, and also construction of an adjacent new 5-a-side sports pitch with a similar SoccerTurf surface.

Lancashire FA Chief Executive, David Burgess, adds,

“To have a prestigious and historic County Cup Competition sponsored by Thornton Sports has been a coup for Lancashire FA. Thornton Sports have worked closely with the County FA on the development of the SoccerTurf facilities at The County Ground. This has ensured we can deliver our football development programmes and coaching courses on an excellent playing surface and offer our users a quality product to play their football on.”

To find out more about Lancashire FA’s facilities follow the link or call 01282 777 345.

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