Care’s flair in cup

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SOME G Casino Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance matches fell foul of the weather, but 110 goals were scored in the others and pride of place goes to the Gledhill Cup quarter-final between Frenchmans Cove and Northern Care Colts.

This proved one-sided as visitors Northern Care won 7-0 with goals by Ben Waddington (2), Martin Baird, Matt Cassidy, Wayne Maden, Luke Robinson and Mark Robinson. Poulton SFC topped that tally in the Premier/Division One Cup, defeating Saddle FC by 8-0 with a Lee Catlow hat-trick. Carl Eastwood, Chris Morris, Nick Pugh, Andy Speight and Daniel Whittaker each contributed a goal.

But the biggest knockout win came in the Division Two/Three Cup as Teamsport 90 humbled Metrostars FC 10-0. There were two goals apiece for Josh Few and Robert Greaves (2), with Connor Cooper, Ian Dawson, Stephen Flynn, Craig Pickup, Andy Smith and Richard Blampied also on the scoresheet.

In the same competition, Devonshire Arms took an early two-goal lead against Marton Institute courtesy of Scott Grimes and David McNichol.

A fine penalty save encouraged Marton, who were level by half-time as Matt Gowen scored twice.

It remained 2-2 until the final 15 minutes, in which Devonshire added five more goals to clinch the tie in style. Grimes completed a hat-trick, with Nick Tosh, Michael Donoghue and James Rice completing the 7-2 win.

Joe Darnell bagged three as Highfield Social eliminated Exceptional Kitchens 5-2, Lucas Thornley scoring twice. Northern Rags were 3-0 winners at FC Rangers, where Paul Bailey (2) and Chris Matthews did the damage. Michael Crossland’s goal sent Hampton Social through at Kingsfield’s expense.

The premier division action saw two convincing home wins. Ashley Robinson helped himself to four in Blackpool Catholic Club’s 7-1 demolition of Additions, Scott Bradford adding two. Revival Tattoos were comfortable 6-2 winners over Bloomfield Vets.

The only game in division one saw Golden Eagle beat 21st Century Windows 4-0 thanks to Jordan Beech (2), Daniel Hartley and Michael Berry. The division two matches weren’t particularly close either, Blue Room beating Uncle Toms Cabin 3-0 thanks to Darren Elwell, Chris Gray and Stephen Twist.

Jordan Casey hit a hat-trick for Mereside in the 5-1 win over Station Tavern, while Wilo added to No4 Celtic’s woes with a 4-1 victory (Anthony Boardman, Mark Ford, Neil Gore, Danny Worth).

Jack Broadbent, Sam Truesdale and Gareth Lowcock were on target as Marshall Court overcame Kirkham Con Club 3-1 in division three, while Wesham beat Athletico Excelsior 2-0 (Brett Nixon, Nathan Shelliker).

Score took advantage of Pump and Truncheon’s postponement to replace them at the top of division four with a 9-2 win over DH Gas 9-2. Matthew Parr led the way with three as Richard Horrocks and Alan Greenwood added pairs. Leigh Cheatle scored both Gas consolations.

Eric Clayton and Roberts Wallace shared the goals for Highlands in their 4-2 win over Walkabout, while Layton defeated JJ Property Services by the same score as Josh Evans netted twice. Finally, Marton Athletic beat Fire and Ice 2-0.

GLYNN SHORROCK