This was always going to be a great game of football, both teams looked up for the match and it didn't disappoint. Rishton set out there intent from the whistle and went straight on the attack it wasn't long before the Rishton number 10 captain J.Smith slotted the first one in. With a scrappy first half over Rishton started just as well but Wilpshire started to get back into the game but some great defending from number 2 C.Dean put Rishton back on the attack some great inter linking and movement so Rishtons number 8 S.Bridges eventually find the net after a bit of a scramble. The Rishtons captain was covering loads of ground and was playing like a man possessed some great skills sent Rishton on the attack yet again. A great layoff from the number 8 to team mate number 7 M.Rushton saw him find the back of the net to seal the game. A great game from both teams made this a cracking semi final.
J.Smith 1/motm (Captain)
Our adult first XI have had a great 2016. A terrific win at league leaders Burnley United on Saturday 17/12 ensured Rishton United finish the year in second place. Let's hope the excellent run can continue in 2017!
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Pictured below is our first team who play in the East Lancashire Football League. Managed by Jonny Seal (back row right), the team have made a strong start to the season, having lost only one of their first 10 league games.
There was a minutes' silence across the local parks and playing fields as Rishton United teams paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday. Pictured below are our Under 10s Blue team, managed by former Rishton player Paul Smith. The team can be seen here proudly sporting poppies before their game against Blackburn Eagles. To read their match report click here
Our U10s (pictured above) were in action in a thrilling game this weekend. Here's their match report...
Rishton started with only 5 players but the lads started well and put the Allstars under pressure. A flurry of shots from an in-form No10 should have put Rishton ahead but some good goalkeeping kept them out.
Rishton did start the second half with a full team and it wasn't long before Rishton went ahead after some great movement and a neat finish. Allstars finished strongly but a decent Rishton side had a little too much and an excellent performance from Rishton's No10 helped secure a great result for United.
Goals S Bridges (3)
MOTM J Smith
Featured below are the U10s, managed by Paul Smith. They play in the Accrington and District Junior Football League. I Hunter, S Bridge, J Mcgraw, E Grundill, A Kaviner, M Rushton, F Evans, J L Varie, C Dean, J Smith.
A HUGE thanks to Alan and Stuart (pictured below with the U18s squad) CANARY DIVERS are the new kit sponsors for the Under 18s. Here's a few images from last nights' photo shoot at Accrington Academy 3G.
Canary Divers provide diving holidays and training course and their superb retail shop is based in the centre of Rishton High Street. For more information click here http://www.canarydivers.com/
Please help and support our partners Rishton Cricket Club with their upcoming 70s party night...
This months' 200 Club winners...click here
Rishton United are delighted to be running FREE football training sessions for girls aged 8-11 years old (school years 4-6). They are professionally run by a fully qualified FA coach. Every Wednesday 4-5pm at Norden Sports Centre, Rishton
Our partners and good friends at Rishton Cricket Club are offering cricket training through the summer for boys and girls aged 5-11. Just £15 for the whole of summer, commencing 14th May for 8-9 year olds (Years 3-4), 15th May for ages 10-11 (Years 5-6) and from 5th June for 5-7 year olds (Years 1-2). Call Glenn Fox on 07986 446905 for more info
Get down to the Con Club and support these events which are in support of Rishton United FC's ground development project. Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June, FREE admission too!
Good news travels fast! On Bank holiday Monday, Rishton United were invited into the BBC studios to discuss the recent announcement of our club being granted a lease at Norden Playing fields. The edited audio clip lasts around 4 minutes and featured on the breakfast show with John Barnes. To listen to today's BBC Radio Lancashire clip regarding our recent grassroots funding, click below.
The March edition of our e-newsletter is now available online. Click here or the link opposite to view. The e-newsletter was emailed out to all members earlier today.
Pictured above are two of our Rishton United U13s players, Jack Gregg and Dec Penaluna who, along with team manager Gareth Penaluna, enjoyed a very special day out at the home of English football, St Georges' Park. They had a great day watching the England squad training and not only that, got to meet some of the players too!
Rishton United Football Club yesterday (23rd March 2016) received some fantastic news with government approval granting the club with a twenty-five year lease of part of Rishton Playing Fields. Councillor Ken Moss, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said; “This is great news for the Club and the local sporting community.
The lease will enable the Club to establish this land as their home ground and to apply for funding from Sport England and the Lancashire Football Association, who require a twenty-five year lease as an essential part of any funding application. If funding is approved this money will enable them to develop the sports ground and promote sport, and in particular football for the local community."
To read more about this and our plans to raise funds (over £300,000 needed), read more on our facebook page or in our e-newsletter. Click here for more information.
Rishton United are delighted to have teamed up with local sportswear retailer DJ Pratt, of Blackburn and supply some football kit and equipment into some of the countries that need it most. Here you can see some photos from some delighted players wearing RUFC kits in Zambia. Courtesy of our kit manager, Graham and DJ Pratt sportswear LTD.