Cup exit for Wrens before showpiece final

Wren Rovers manager Scott MacNeill
Wren Rovers manager Scott MacNeill
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Blackpool Wren Rovers and Thornton Cleveleys will be flying the flag for the Fylde coast and for the West Lancashire league in the Lancashire Amateur Shield final tomorrow.

The premier division rivals will contest the showpiece at FA headquarters in Leyland from 7.30pm.

Wren won’t be doing a cup double after losing 2-1 at home to Fulwood Amateurs in the Richardson Cup last weekend.

Two down to their struggling premier division rivals, Wrens pulled one back courtesy of Michael Clark before half-time but that’s how it stayed.

Indeed, it was a miserable weekend for the Fylde coast’s WLL clubs, as all those whose matches were not postponed lost.

Rock-bottom Norcross and Warbreck at least put up a fight away to second-placed Fleetwood Hesketh in the premier division, though they were still edged out 5-4 despite goals from Gary Pett Adam Sharrocks, Alex Rider and Carl Eastwood’s 11th of the season.

Goal difference is all that keeps Wyre Villa above the bottom two in division one after their 4-2 reverse at Dalton United (Max Landless,Richard Worledge), while Lytham Town lost 2-0 at home to Hurst Green.

In the reserve competition, Scott Harrison pulled one back for Thornton Cleveleys in the 2-1 defeat at Lostock St Gerard’s in division one, while Lytham Town lost 4-1 (Steve Wright) at Burscough Richmond in division two.