Cup clashes beat time for Fylde Coast amateur clubs

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Fylde Coast amateur football: Thornton 16 points clear and Alliance leaders score…

Dejay Delacruz’s seventh-minute goal for Blackpool separated the sides again at half-time, although they doubled their lead within two minutes of the restart through Kian Makepiece.

Thornton were level in the 70th minute through Adam Heaney and Daniel Stoney to set up a thrilling finish that saw Carl Eastwood take victory over Wrens in the 90th minute.

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Sunday Trophy action between West Coast Sports and Broadwater Photo: KAREN TEBBUTT

Division Two club Freckleton are excluded from the Challenge Cup, beaten 3-2 at home by Kendal United.

The wet weather took its toll on the league schedule and Lytham Town were the only Fylde Coast club in Premier League action.

They lost 3-0 to Fulwood Amateurs, who are second in the top flight. Fulwood still trail Thornton Cleveleys by 14 points but have four games in hand.

Most matches have been for Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance sides, including those in the last 16 of the Sunday Trophy, writes MARK CAMPBELL.

Fylde Coast Football performed well against Premier League leaders Highfield Social in the trophy but went down 8-2.

There were upsets, however, in particular Division 2A side Spen Dyke’s 4-2 victory over Premiership’s AFC Mina. AFC Broadwater, also of 2A, beat Division One West Coast Sports 5-3.

Premier club Mavricks were taken on penalties by Division One leaders Armfield but prevailed after a 3-3 draw. Trilanco, who won the 2A shootout with Thornton Wanderers 9-8 after a 3-3 draw, also had a penalty shootout.

Fleetwood FC reached the quarter-finals 12-1 against Golden Eagle.

The only Premier League game saw Blackpool JD South record their first victory of the year, 6-3 against Foxhall.

In-form Unity Rangers edged a highly entertaining Division 1 game against Blackpool Town 5-4, and Belle Vue came from behind to beat Highfield 6-2 in Division 2A.

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