Thursday Night Football in Penwortham

Here We Go

Find out more information about a fine bunch of men who turn out every week to play 7-a-side amateur football (soccer) at Penwortham Leisure Centre near Preston, Lancashire, on a Thursday night.
Our name, this season, is Helena Hand-Cart and we play in League 1 - next step, the Championship.
There's plenty to explore here, including this season's fixtures, our results to date, player profiles from today and yesteryear and a guide as to where the Leisure Centre is exactly - see the links below or the menu at the top of the page.
The Leisure Centre are always keen to get some new teams down, so if you've got 6 mates up for a competitive 7-a-side game of football on an outdoor 3G pitch, give them a call, see the link to Penwortham Leisure Centre below.
Other pages and links are set out below.


Team News and Headlines

Find out more about the team, squad members, the management team and of course an outline of what happened in our latest match.

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Fixtures and Results

Have a look at our fixtures, our recent results, see who and when we're playing next week or have a look at our league record to date.

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Players - Thursday Night Superstars

See some of the star names that are playing for us right now or have played for us in the past - for some, it's a bit of a trip down memory lane.

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Navigate the FA League Site

Find the the FA League site, get to the Penwortham Leisure Centre section and find the fixtures, results, news sections for all the leagues on all the nights.

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Where's Penwortham Leisure Centre?

Find out just exactly where Penwortham Leisure Centre is, it's less than a minute off the A59 and a 5 to 10 minute drive from the centre of Preston.

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Follow this link, fill in the form and send me an email.

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Last Season

Last season we were playing as Don Caster-Rovers and managed to come a fairly respectable 5th, see below.
Our best game of the season was probably our final game of the season. Up against IKFC who at that stage had played 13 games, won 13 games, had a +32 goal difference and had only conceded 8 goals. We managed to take a 1-0 lead, only for them to come back and equalise, then we had a 2-1 lead, again only for them to come back and equalise and that's how it finished, 2-2. So we denied them a clean sweep of victories and became the only side to take points off them. Perhaps they felt they had it in the bag and weren't really trying? No, they wanted that final victory very much. Well done the Don Caster-Rovers boys.

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Final League position - February 2018

Looks Familiar

See if you can identify these 2 individuals who regularly turn out for us on a Thursday evening.
The answers or clues are tucked away somewhere on the website, so you should be able to come up with a couple of names with a bit of inspiration or, of course, perspiration.

Identify the player from the 'ear'

Not an easy one, does this bit of flesh look familiar?
Answers, on a postcard, please, to ….

Who is this?

Not sure if this is any easier, who is shaping up to send a shot into the back of the net - or over the fence for the ball boy to chase? (And, yes, that is a less spotted Joe Thomas in the background - chatting to the ladies!)


From time to time we are on the lookout for any newly available top talent.
If you think you might fit the bill, have a look at the website and drop me an email via the Contact page.
Thank you.

© 2018, John Gatheral

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