Lane on glory road in the cup

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ONLY one of the cup finals survived the wet weather in the G Casino Blackpool & Fylde Sunday Alliance

In the Bierkeller Division Four Cup decider, Lane Ends Res lifted the trophy after defeating Excellent UK 2-1, with goals from Michael Booth and Craig Gillies. Jack Martin scored for the runners-up.

Bierkeller Division Two/Three tie between Blackpool Lane Ends and Kingsfield was postponed.

Premier division champions Sanuk FC finished their season with a 4-1 win against Mythop Leisure, in which Michael Clark endedhis fine season with a hat-trick and Michael Braebaum’s goal sealed the victory.

Poulton SFC only need to win one of their two remaining games to take runners-up spot after beating Great Eccleston 4-0, with Adam Shorrocks (2) Darren Hall and Brett Dawson their marksmen. Newton Arms avenged their earlier defeat by Chris Allen Garages with a 4-0 win, in which Terence Fearns (2), Michael Clay and James Roberts were on target.

Division one champions Blackpool Catholic Club surprisingly lost 5-2 to Wrea Green, with Sam Weatherby (2), Adam Quigley, Nathan Cook and Andrew Thornley all on their score sheet. Tangerine Tavern trounced Highfield Social 12-0 as Tony Buxton scored three, with pairs from Barry Davenport, Carl Dixon and Michael Long.

Mere Park missed out on the title on goal difference. They clinched second place after winning 4-2 against Teamsport 90, with Lee Ferguson, Scott Grimes, Paul Garforth and Joseph Howarth all finding the net, and Andy Pritchard and Kevin Moran replying.

Division four title winners Thatched House beat Philharmonic 5-2 in their final match, with Chris Matthews grabbing four and Ryan Skelly one. Damian Dinsmore and Richard Jebb scored for the losers.