Match Report: Youth Team Leave It Late Against Preston

Rowan Roache scored a last-gasp goal which secured a 1-0 win for the youth team against Preston North End on Saturday. The substitute broke the deadlock in the final embers of the match with a rasping half-volley that left the goalkeeper with no chance. Ciaran Donnelly’s side had a quiet first half but increased the…

Reaction: Blues Girls boss pleased with side’s performance

Manager Andy Spence was pleased with his side after they progressed to the fifth round of the SSE FA Women’s Cup after winning 5-0 against Nottingham Forest. Goals from Kelly Jones, Claudia Walker, Emily Hollinshead and a double by Michelle Hinnigan secured the win for the Blue Girls. Despite the thumping score line, Spence also…

Gallery: Blackpool v Preston North End

A few images from today’s game between Blackpool and Preston North End in the North West Youth Alliance League. With the scores level at 0-0, the game appeared to be heading for a draw but Rowan Roache’s last-gasp winner secured all three points for Blackpool.

Profile: Laura Walker

Preston North End women’s team have enjoyed a great season so far that includes being top of the league and reaching the county cup final. Their captain, Laura Walker spoke to Pluto about the team’s whirlwind season so far. On the way to their current position, the team went on an 11-match winning streak in…

Feature: Sport Highlights of the Weekend

Coming up, we take a look at another weekend packed full of sporting action. From South Africa v England (cricket) to the Rio Open Final (tennis) there is plenty of action taking place over the weekend. Chelsea v Manchester City (Sunday 16:00) Two giants of English football meet in the 5th round of the FA…

Match Report: Wilson’s Goal Not Enough For Youth Team

Macauley Wilson’s seventh goal of the season wasn’t enough to prevent the youth team losing 2-1 against Wrexham. The visitors took an early lead within the first ten minutes after a defensive mistake allowed Leo Smith to thread the ball through to Johnny Smith who scored from a tight angle. The Seasiders hit back in…

News: Australian Open Success for Great Britain

Great Britain had players in four of the finals at the Australian Open. Gordon Reid was in both the wheelchair singles and doubles finals with Andy and Jamie Murray in the singles and doubles finals respectively. Reid won his 1st grand slam singles title as he beat Joachim Gerard 7-6 (9-7) 4-6 in the final….

News: Annual Netball League Starts

This month saw the start of the annual spring netball league with matches taking place at the UCLan Sports Arena. The league has been running on Tuesday nights for the past fifteen years during winter and spring. The league has always been popular with women in the local area – there are 168 players who…

News: Sports Arena to host fitness challenge

Tomorrow, the UCLan Sports Arena will host an Ultimate Fitness Challenge. The challenge is designed to be a target for students that made New Year resolutions to build up their fitness. The teams have been preparing for the event with a six-week fitness plan with each week based on the challenges in the event. The…

Match Report: Everton Ladies 7-0 Stoke City Ladies

Everton are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after Andy Spence’s side swept Stoke City away in a 7-0 win at the Select Security Stadium. Goals by Simone Magill, Michelle Hinnigan, Claudia Walker, Kelly Jones, Channy Boye-Hlorkah and a double by Emily Holinshead secured the win as they showed no signs of…

Match Report: PNE 2-1 Huddersfield Town

PNE came from behind, completing a dramatic late comeback with a 2-1 win against Huddersfield Town at Deepdale. Despite the result, both teams stay where they are in the table with PNE in 14th whilst Huddersfield are seven points clear of the relegation zone in 17th. Nahki Wells opened the scoring after he controlled a…

Feature: Sport Highlights of the Weekend

Coming up, we take a look at another weekend packed full of sporting action. From the Six Nations (Rugby Union) to the Super Bowl (American Football), there is a variety of sport on offer. Super Bowl 50 The upcoming American Football match between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will decide who will be…