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Edition No. 225

Date:- 31 October 2005

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Girls Team - Redgate Rovers 10 & Northfield 2

ONCE again showing great team spirit and determination, Redgate pushed hard to take control from the whistle. Bethan Dodd in goal for the first half and solid defensive displays from Stephanie Bocking and Anna Middlemiss, ensured that the visitor’s attacks went unrewarded. The ever-improving Hannah Davies helped control the midfield and drive the game forward for Redgate. An almost a weekly occurrence first half hat trick from veteran Rachael Carragher and a well-taken goal from the skilful Olivia Marland 2, ensured that Redgate took a four goal lead at half time.

Second half substitutions, including Alex Price and Jade Brooks 1, whose excellent control and passing ability quickly had the home team under pressure. Georgia Jones, engine room of the team and dominant in midfield, scored four outstanding second half goals, which were driven with precision into the oppositions net. An impressive midfield display from Sophie McDonough and intelligent defensive work from Bethan Dodd helped Redgate take a well-deserved victory. All praise to the often-frustrated visitors, who never gave up and scored 2 well taken second half goals.

Boys Team - Birkdale 0 & Redgate Rovers Yellow 6

ANOTHER competent performance by Redgate against a Birkdale side who appear to be improving with each match, ably assisted by their goalkeeper who performed magnificently again.

Rovers pressed straight from the off and soon opened the scoring when a great cross by Michael Panes ricocheted off the head of a Birkdale player into the net. This was soon followed with Dan Abdous’ first goal of his hat trick in the match. Redgate continued to control the game with Ryan Walker working tirelessly down the left, and soon Matthew Croughan made it three.

The Yellows found it a little more difficult in the second half as Birkdale pressed for their first goal, however they were held at bay by Freddie Russell, Sam Bennett and Craig Lowe, Man of the Match, who marshalled the defence excellently. Redgate continued to press with Dan Abdous taking the game to Birkdale scoring his other 2 goals and unselfishly laying the ball off to Ciaran McCarthy who slotted the ball into the corner of the net for his first goal of the season.

Boys Team - Under 11 - Redgate Rovers 2 & Formby JSC 9

ROVERS were caught cold at the start of each half by derby-rivals FJSC and never recovered but despite an opening salvo which saw them two-goals down inside five minutes, Redgate showed plenty of commitment throughout the remainder of a first-half which failed to hint at how one-sided the match would become.

On the stroke of half-time right-back Daniel Prentice, one of the smallest players on the field, rose highest to meet Oliver Millar's corner and plant a wonderful header past the stranded Formby keeper but any hope of a comeback was halted when Formby struck again within seconds of the restart.

Redgate didn't show anything like the attitude or organisation they showed in their previous week's cup success and Formby scored at regular intervals.

The home team kept trying, however, and gained some reward when Ben Jackson sprinted to the by-line and pulled back a perfect cross to cut-out the keeper and give Greg Banks the chance to score a consolation.

Boys Team - Under 15 - CHURCHTOWN 0 & Redgate Rovers 4

REDGATE maintained their unbeaten run in the league with a fine win at Churchtown. Redgate took the game to their opponents in the first half and totally dominated with ten shots on target from front men Brown and Ricketts backed up by Danny Ward who came closest with a clever chip that struck the bar. Halfway through the first half the deadlock was broken when Michael Brown cleverly beat a defender and drilled a shot low into the corner of the net. The football in the first half was deserving of more goals but it remained 1-0 at the interval.

Churchtown started the second half strongly and penned Redgate into their own half for 10 minutes but the defence superbly marshalled by Adam Delaney held firm. Redgate continued to play good football and a delightful move involving Matty Holroyd, Chris Lackner and Sam Wignall deserved a goal. However they were not to be denied and a fine cross from Michael Brown was met by Danny Ward who finished neatly. Redgate were catching Churchtown on the break and Lewis Ricketts took full advantage with a shot from the edge of the box that crept under the keeper. Danny Ward wrapped the game up with a second goal after good work down the left by skipper Lackner. Patrick Jackson and Olly Tenwick played well in midfield but man of the match was Adam Delaney who had an outstanding game.

Early diagnosis can help save lives

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

"GET yourself checked out early for lung cancer" is the message from lung cancer nurses during November's lung cancer awareness campaign. If you have a cough that won't go away or you're coughing up blood; or if you are much more tired than normal or feeling very out of breath get checked out straight away, it could be the early signs of lung cancer, and early diagnosis saves lives.

Local lung cancer nurses will be raising awareness of lung cancer and its symptoms as part of a campaign from The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Relief in November. Lung cancer nurses support people and their families when they are first diagnosed with lung cancer, helping them to make decisions about their treatment, giving them practical and emotional support.

2 of Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust's lung specialist nurses will be holding awareness raising sessions in November, where people can come along and get more information about lung cancer. They will be at Boots the Chemist, Chapel Street, Southport on Thursday 10 November between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm. They will then be at The Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale on Thursday 17 November between 10.00 am 3.00 pm. Information display boards will also be at both Southport & Formby and Ormskirk District General Hospitals during the month.

Lung cancer claims the lives of 92 people a day but more could be saved if only it was detected earlier. For 80% of people with lung cancer their disease is inoperable because it has been diagnosed so late. If people were diagnosed at a much earlier stage, it would be possible for many more of them to have an operation that could potentially cure their cancer.

"Lung cancer is now the UK's biggest cancer killer in both men and women.

We want to hit home the message that early diagnosis saves lives and we hope that by encouraging those most at risk of lung cancer to recognise the symptoms early and visit their GP, we can reduce the number of deaths from the disease. If lung cancer is diagnosed early, chances of survival are increased by 40 times, which is why early diagnosis is so important."  said Janet Thompson.

While smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer, 15% of people who develop lung cancer have never smoked. This campaign is about raising awareness of lung cancer and helping to reduce the stigma surrounding the disease.

The main symptoms of lung cancer are:-

* chest infections that won't go away, even with antibiotics

* a cough for more than 3 weeks

* coughing up blood

* feeling more tired than usual

* feeling very out of breath

* losing your voice but no sore throat

* chest pains

* losing weight, but not sure why

If any of these symptoms are experienced for more than 3 weeks, people are urged to visit their GP, particularly if they smoke or used to smoke.

For more information you can call the Roy Castle Helpline on 0800 358 7200 or the Macmillan Cancer Line on 0800 808 2020.

Monday 26 December 2005 at 1pm at the one and only Carling Academy, Liverpool.

YES, the rock band the Zutons was formed in Liverpool in the spring of 2002 by singer/guitarist David McCabe, lead guitarist Boyan Chowdhury, bassist Russell Pritchard, and drummer Sean Payne, with saxophonist Abi Harding joining later. The group was taken up by the Deltasonic label, the same company responsible for the Coral, and released its debut single, "Devil's Deal," in September 2002. They then began working on their debut album, produced by Ian Broudie. "Who Killed......The Zutons" went gold and was nominated for a Mercury Prize upon its release in April 2004. Don't miss your last chance to see The Zutons in 2005!

* Please note that this is a matinee show


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