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Stumble Inn 4 v Bromley Cross 0

Posted 18/08/2009

A good performance today from the lads which ended in a loss, with a lot of positives to come from the game. Playing a very good Stumble Inn team that went last season undefeated Bromley started the game slow, but gradually as the half went on we got more into the game and created a couple of good chances. Midway through the first half Stumble scored from a corner, this is how is stayed up until just after the hour. Stumbleís fitness levels proved the difference as they scored 3 goals later on in the second half to seal a 4-0 win.

There were a lot of positives from the game with the defence playing outstanding throughout and restricting stumble inn to very few clear cut chances. With a lot of new players the team began to gel and we began to get a foot hold in the game, with JT coming closest hitting the crossbar. A returning Andy H from injury was voted man of the match; he battled well in the middle and used the ball well.

Bromley Cross v Johnstone Fold

Posted 04/10/2009

Sundays match is at Home, Longsight Park 11am Kick off. Could all players make sure they are there for 10am.

Sqaud - W Beech, A Holden, B Owen, G Lormor, M Thomasson, J Thomasson, N Pearson, A Birtwell, S Mayho, I Crompton, G Mayho, A Cartridge, C Dootson, P Moreton

If you are not available let me know asap.

Scorpions vs Moss Bank Blues

Posted 17/09/2011

This Saturday's match is at HOME against Moss Bank Blues.

Kick off is at 9:30am

Please meet at High View at 9:10am

If you cannot play please let us know Chris or myself know.

Bromley Cross 2 V 5 Park Villa

Posted 14/10/2009

Bromley Cross slipped to a third consecutive defeat after losing to table toppers Park Villa. Si Mayho's early dismissal left Bromley Cross with a uphill task that was made harder once Park Villa took the lead with a strike from 25 yards. A goal early in the second half killed off the tie and soon a third followed for Park Villa after a excellent team move. Andy Holden pulled a goal back from the penalty spot only for Park Villa to immediately score to make it 4-1. Carl Bridge then notched his first goal for Bromley Cross smashing in from close range. Park Villa added a fifth in the dying seconds after a defensive mix up. MOTM: Andy Cartridge for a excellent, hard working performance at full back.

Race Night

Posted 23/10/2009

Race Night fundraiser for the Open Age and Vets teams is this Friday 23rd October.

Masons Arms 7.30pm with the first race at 8.30pm.

£10 to participate with big prizes to be won. Last year's 1st prize was over £100

Sams Bar v Bromley Cross

Posted 25/10/2009

The following is the Squad for this Sundays game, 11:00am kick off. Could all players meet at Green Lane at 10:15, if you do not know where green lane can you meet at 9:45 on Lidl Car Park on Cromptons Way.

A Guiness, S Mayho, S Flack, G Lormor, I Crompton, C Dootson, M Thomasson, A Holden, P Moreton, N Pearson, J Thomasson, B Owen, C Bridge, G Mayho, A Birtwell.

If you are not available then please let me know asap. Craig

Doffcocker 3 v 3 Bromley Cross

Posted 16/11/2009

A good result for the lads against a very good doffcocker side. The game was pretty even through out with both sides playing some good football and having several chances. The only downside to the performance was Bromley taking the lead on three occassions and conceding three equalizers. Goal scoreres were James Thomasson, Ben Owen and Chris Evans. Man of the Match Pete Moreton.

Andy Blackburn - 300 Caps!

Posted 26/01/2010

This Sunday Andy Blackburn made his 300th appearance for the Football Club. Andy joined Masons Arms FC at its inception in 1995 and has played throughout the intervening years as the club became Egerton FC and then joined with Bromley Cross FC in 2008,

Andy played for a remarkable 15 seasons for the Open Age team before moving to the Over 35's in 2008. During those years Andy proved himself to be one of the most valuable members of the team due to his skill, dedication and reliability.

Andy's dedication to the club can be highlighted in the fact he has only missed a handful of training sessions during his 16 seasons with the club and most, if not all, of those due to holiday or injury.

Andy has also proved his consistent level of performance by winning the Player of the Year award for the 2005/06 Season.

Not only has Andy been a tremendous asset to the club on the field but he has also provided fantastic support to the club through his regular attendance at social events and by filling various roles in the running of the club.

Andy's remarkable contribution can be summed with the following statistics:
300 appearances, 25 Man of the Match, 45 Goals and only 1 yellow card.

Well done Andy. I know all those who have played with you over the years will appreciate what a fantastic contribution you have made.


Posted 31/01/2010

Game this sunday at Home 11am kick off, subject to refs decision. Could all players meet 10 am at Longsight park. Any problems please contact Craig


Posted 07/03/2010

Game this weekend against Farnworth Utd. Could all players meet at Longsight Park at 10am for a 11am kick off. The game is subject to referees decision. Thanks Craig


Posted 14/03/2010

Game this sunday is 2:00pm kick off at Barlow Park (near thornleigh school), could all players meet there at 1:15pm. If any one needs directions please contact me. Thanks Craig


Posted 21/03/2010

Game e this sunday is off, as morris dancers have dropped out of the league.

Fox & Stork Utd v Bromley Cross

Posted 11/04/2010

Game this sunday is away to Fox and Stork, on Barlow Park. Meet at the pitch at 1:15 pm or if not Lidl car park at 1:00pm. It is a 2 o'oclock kick off. Any problems let Craig or Ben know asap.


Posted 25/04/2010

Sundays game is away to Prince Rupert 2:00PM kick off. Could all players please meet at walkers avenue at 1:15PM or 1:00PM at Halfords on Manchester Road. Any problems let Craig or Ben know.

New Players

Posted 24/07/2010

The Diamonds have signed 2 new players for the forthcoming 2010/2011 season - Arron Clarke who played for the Bullets for a couple of years and Matthew Withers. both played in the first friendly of the season, Arron having a hand in 2 of the goals in a 3 v 1 victory against B Section team Bolton County Cougars, with Matthew scoring 2 of the 3 goals, including one spectacular goal from his left foot just inside the opponents own half. A warm welcome is extended to both and best wishes for a good season

New Kit Sponsor

Posted 29/08/2010

The Crusaders are pleased to announce a new sponsor for the 2010/2011 season. RRG Bolton, the main agent for Toyota in Bolton have generously agreed to provide a kit, training jacket and rainwear for the whole squad. RRG's General Manager Mike Byrne said: "the lads will look a million dollars!". We all agree!

Ladybridge Lions vs Cyclones

Posted 16/04/2011

This Saturday we are AWAY to Ladybridge Lions

Kick off is at 11.30am.

Meet at Moss Bank Park Car Park at 10.45am.

If you cannot play please let us know:

Dave Bailey 01204 598872 / 07825396123
Martin Willis 01204 597796 / 07718539713

Thunder v Brandlesholme Warriors

Posted 09/02/2010

Thunder will be looking to dent the 100% record of visitiors Brandlesholme Warriors in a tough looking fixture at St. Johns. Kick off is at 9:30, please meet at St Johns at 9:10am.

New Kit Sponsor

Posted 20/11/2010

We are pleased to welcome new sponsor CROMPTONS FINE FURNISHINGS for the 2010/2011 season. Cromptons Fine Furnishings are a small privately owned manufacturer and supplier of quality traditional and Modern leather furniture sold directly to the public. Visit them online at or visit their new showroom at 28-30 Moor Lane, Bolton BL1 4TH Tel: 01204 399799.

Children in need charity penalty shoot out

Posted 09/11/2010

Well done to all the players, parents & friends of Bromley Cross Tigers under 8's for raising well over £450 for children in need 2010 at tonight's training session by holding a penalty shoot out. The boys (Joe, Luke, Brandon, Kingy, Conall, Sammy Mac, Sam, Elliot, Lewis, Jensen & Ethan) took over 400 penalties in 45 mins and are to feature in the Bolton News for their efforts....superb. See you all at High View on Saturday....come on you Tigers! Thanks for your continued support, Andy Needham.

Bolton Wanderers FA Cup Semi Final vs Stoke City

Posted 17/04/2011

Bromley Cross Football Club are pleased to announce that a family coach to Wembley Stadium for the Wanderers FA Cup Semi Final vs Stoke City on Sunday 17th April has been secured.

There are places available. The cost is £31 per head (sorry no concessions) and will depart the Bromley Cross area (actual departure point tbc) at 8am on the day of the game.

There will be a stop on the way to Wembley and the the coach will return after the match.

To book a seat or for more details, please contact Dave Bailey on 07825396123 or email

Please note that match tickets will need to be obtained by yourselves.

Bolton Wanderers FA Cup Semi Final vs Stoke City

Posted 17/04/2011

The club coach to Wembley for the Semi-Final is now sold out.

Radcliffe Tournament

Posted 01/05/2011

6 of the boys entered and played in the Radcliffe tournament on Sunday 1 May on what was a windy, but sunny day. Ashley, Matthew W, David, Mason, Dan and Henry took part in what was a successful tournament - they remained unbeaten - drawing 3 and winning 1, but unfortunately did not get through to the final. Henry scored what was his first competitive goal in 3 seasons, with David scoring a wonder goal against the group winners Ladybridge - hitting the ball from well inside his own half over the 'keeper and into the 'net. The man of the tournament however has to go to the Diamonds 'mr versatile' - Mason - who starred in goal and made a number of wonder saves including one against Radcliffe in the dying minutes of the game.

Last League Game of the Season

Posted 14/05/2011

The last league game of the season is on Saturday 14 May versus Hindsford Devils at home and it could not be closer at the top of the table - both the Diamonds and local rivals FC Sharples both go into their last game tied on 33 points, having both been promoted. Should the league remain tied after the final game, then their will be a play off game at a neutral ground. All parents/family/friends are encouraged to come along and cheer the boys on.

Top of the League - Play Off

Posted 14/05/2011

The Diamonds, who play in the Bolton, Bury & District League (Section C) at Under 12 level have topped the section at the end of the season, tied with FC Sharples on 36 points from 16 games (with both teams having won 11, drawn 3 and lost only 2). There will be a play off game on Saturday 21 May2011 to decide who will be crowned champions, kick off 11.30am - venue - Astley Bridge FC, Stapleton Avenue, Heaton, Bolton.

League Presentation Evening

Posted 03/06/2011

League presentation evening for winners and runners up for Under 12's at the Albert Halls in Bolton on Friday 3 June at 8.30pm until 9.30pm - numbers limited unfortunately to the player and 2 family members. Please ensure they wear their bromley cross shirts as 'photo's will be taken. All please make every effort to attend, to celebrate what has been a great season

New Players for 2011-2012 season

Posted 23/07/2011

Welcome to new players for the forthcoming season - Jack, Kai, Will A, Dylan and Jordan. Thanks and goodbye to Mason, David and Matthew M who all move on to pastures new.

Girls Football

Posted 25/08/2011

We are starting girls footy training from Mon 5th Sept. It's for all ages and is at Turton School Sports hall 6.30pm - 7.30pm each week. The sessions will be run by Kieran Sisson and Joel Needham who some of you may know thro Strikerz and school footy. It will be £4 a session. For more info ring Ruth 01204 593590 07813900738

Children In Need

Posted 19/11/2011

Well done to the lads from Bromley Cross Lightning U9's for raising more than £250 for Children in Need. Thanks to the parents, friends and sponsor's of the team for agreeing to donate money for each goal they scored in the match v St Andrews. The team did not disappoint and won the game 4-1 - well done!

New Player

Posted 18/02/2012

Jacob Robb joined the Diamonds this week and made his debut today against Moorside Rangers. Jacob has represented his school and local rivals Sharples FC. Good luck for the rest of the season Jacob and enjoy your football

Important Letter from the Chairman

Posted 20/02/2012

Could all members please read the following letter from club Chairman, Eric Needham

Letter Strikerz

New player

Posted 29/04/2012

Alex Keating joins us on the eve of registration deadline to bring strength (and height - all 5ft 10 inches to be precise!) to the back four - good luck alex - enjoy your football

2011/12 Season Review

Posted 14/05/2012

This season saw the transition from 7-a-side to 9-a-side football. Once again the team was heavily restructured in terms of personnel with 4 new faces welcomed to the Thunder family while 2 moved on to Lightning.

The tale of the season followed the basic rules for any good story...a clear beginning, middle and end! The boys improved and developed well after a torid start, taking the league by storm with a tremendous sequence of results in the middle of the season before fading to a slightly disappointing end. The season was a true rollercoater of emotions. From the lows of wondering when, and if, our first win would come to the highs of free flowing, fast passing and progressive football, of hard fought victories and of a nail-biting chase for the golden boot award to the slight anti-climax of 3 closing defeats.

This is the story of a year in the life of Bromley Cross Thunder....

The boys had a very difficult start to the season, it took a while to fully understand how to play the 9-a-side game and for the team to find its structure. However, in the course of the first 5 games - which all ended in defeat - we saw a steady improvement in performances.

In the middle of October we travelled to high flying Moss Bank and showed great skill and character to win the game 6-2 despite being pegged back to 2-2 early in the 2nd half. In an excellent all round performance Danny stole the show with a 4 goal haul. 2 hard fought games followed against future Champions Aspull and Little Lever but both ended in narrow defeats.

One win in the opening 8 games - including a defeat at A Section side Horwich St Mary's in the Chairmans Cup - didnít make great reading but we were all encouraged by the progress in performance level of the team and to prove this the boys were about to embark on a wonderful purple patch.

A 6-0 home victory against Ramsbottom was memorable for some magnificent free flowing passing football. One wonderful goal started with a roll out from Lordy and a swift passing move down the right hand side involving several players was finished off with a far post header from Matthew Hope. Next up were Moses Gate and the boys performed fantastically, going 3-0 up, scoring some great goals in the process and despite being pegged back by a late rally the boys showed great character to secure a 4-3 victory with a last minute goal. A hat-trick of wins was secured with a strong 7-1 victory at Atherton town in awful conditions. The wind gusting as strong at Thunders confidence!

2 defeats followed at Moses Gate and disappointingly at home to Moss Bank where, after taking a 2 goal lead early in the game, Thunder lost focus and slipped to defeat. This was followed with 2 hard fought and excellent victories, a double from Tom secured a 2-1 victory over Bolton County and in a crazy end to end game a goal inside the final few minutes by Jacob sealed a 1-0 victory at Little Lever. Defeat at home to a strong UCFC side was followed by a 9-2 victory over Atherton town with Paddy stealing the headlines with a 4 goal haul.

A great sequence of results, 7 wins in 10 games saw Thunder rise to 4th place in the league. Although with 3 games to go many of our opponents had several games in hand, it was not unrealistic to think Thunder could secure a top half finish, a result that was unthinkable after the start we had had.

The season ended with 3 tough games but hopes were high the boys could take one win that would secure that a top half finish. Away at Bolton County Hurricanes Thunder conceded to a great goal but further soft goals from our perspective left us with a 4-0 defeat. Champions elect Aspull brought a 100% record to St. Johns and in a tight first half Thunder had the champs rattled. A goal on the stroke of half time changed the game and Aspull ran out 4-0 winners. In the final game of the season the equation was simple, win to finish 6th. Unfortunately the boys did not turn up and slipped to a heavy defeat.

On reflection it was a solid season. After the start we had to even avoid relegation could be seen as a great achievement. However the boys showed during the middle of the season that they can be a great team. Hardworking, disciplined and full of skill we were a match for any team in the league. The lessons to take away from this season are belief and desire. With the right attitude and approach to the game there are no limits to what we can achieve. Well done boys, remember the positives and learn from the negatives. Roll on next season.

Seasonís summary
BBDJFL U11ís Section B - Final Position 8th
Record - Played 20; won 8; lost 12; scored 55, conceded 73

Seasons Awards:
Leading Goal Scorer: Danny 13; Paddy 11; Tom 10; Matt 10; Jacob 8
Manager Player of the Year: t.b.a.
Players Player of the Year: t.b.a.
Most Improved Player: t.b.a.


Posted 03/06/2014

The Crusaders' training sessions on Thursday evenings are open to anyone who would like to attend. We are looking for good players to reinforce the squad. If you will be under 16 on 31st August this year please call Chris on 07721 920 746 to confirm that training is on.

Football Pitches - The Covenant

Posted 18/02/2009


I enclose a copy of the minutes of the Executive Meeting of Bolton Council dated 2nd February 2009, in which they Resolved NOT to enforce the Covenant. You can also see that following the meeting some Councillors tried to get the decision changed including ALAN WILKINSON and NORMAN CRITCHLEY.

I also enclose a copy of the minutes of the Scrutiny Committee dated 9th February 2009, where they are tring to get the Council to tell the Executive to ENFORCE the Covenant and this motion goes in the name of NORMAN CRITCHLEY.

I would advise any Parent that if they want these much needed Sports facilities for their children that they email both of these Councillors.

Their email addresses are and



Minutes of the Scrutiny Committee Minutes of the Executive Meeting of Bolton Council