IT is all coming to the boil nicely in the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance.
There were plenty of goals – 149 in total in the latest round of matches – and with only a handful of matches left to play it is getting to an exciting phase of the season, the league leaders either tightening their grip at the top or being finally knocked off top spot
In the Premier/Division One cup quarter final game AFC Additions beat Mythop Leisure 8-0.
After a goal-less first half in the Division 2/3 Cup Northern Rags took an early lead with a Chris Matthews goal but Devonshire Arms quickly equalised when Craig Hull headed home a long throw from David McNicol.
Devonshire went on to win the tie 2-1 with 15 minutes left when Joe Howarth broke from the half-way line to chip the advancing Northern Rags ‘keeper.
Clifton Rangers played host to Kirkham Con Club and with goals from Gavin Barnett, Daniel Davis (2), Darren Heaney (2) and Kieran Rimmington (2) won 7-0 to see them safely though to the next round.
Teamsport 90 overcame Highfield Social with a 4-0 scoreline thanks to Joshua Holland, Chris Pickup and Richard Blumpied (2).
Hampton Social lost out to Normoss Newton Arms with a 3-2 defeat with Michael Crossland and Andrew Willacy scoring for Hampton Social whilst James Roberts and Graeme Hutchinson (2) netted for Normoss Newton Arms.
In the Premier Division, Molloys and Bloomfield Vets played out a 2-2 draw.
Mark Cottam, Chris Preece, Andy Gouck and Nick Ogden got among the goals
The biggest win of the day saw Poulton thump Blackpool Catholic Club 14-1 with Lee Catlow(2), Brett Dawson(3), Stuart Holloway(3), Nick Pugh(2), Carl Eastwood, Daniel Morris, Ben Shaw and Daniel Whittaker scoring for Poulton.
George Hunter got the single goal for Blackpool Catholic Club.
Golden Eagle moved to top spot in Division One thanks to a 4-0 victory over CTK FC with a hat-trick from Neil Dugdale and a further strike from Joe Minto.
Blackhurst Budd kept up their hopes of winning the league thanks to beating and knocking Wrea Green off top spot position after a 4-3 win with Ben Seear (2) and Rick Seear (2) scoring for Blackhurst Budd and Kevin Beig(2) and Adrian Hunt scoring for Wrea Green.
Saddle FC beat Boars Head 4-1 thanks to goals by Oliver Hewitt, John Whittle and Tony Whittle (2).
Chris Allen Garages made it three wins out of three thanks to a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers 21st Century Windows with Martin Brennan and Daryl Prance on the score-sheet.
SportsWorld Media beat Northern Care Colts 5-3 with Wayne Gardiner (2), Ryan Hewitt, Benjamin McKay and Paul Smith netting for the winners.
Robert Edwards (2) and Luke Robinson replied for Northern Care Colts.
In Division Two Fylde Coast Gates moved to top spot thanks to a 6-2 win over No4 Celtic thanks to Steve Creelman (4) and Henry Wright (2).
Station Tavern beat Uncle Tom’s Cabin by 4-2 with Aran Cooper (2),
Keith Hulme and Alan Lockett scored for Station Tavern and Jason Nuttall (2) for Uncle Toms Cabin.
Marton Institute beat high flying FC Rangers 5-3 thanks to Paul Barker, Danny Lee, Matt Gowan and Stuart Geddes(2).
Wilo FC and Mereside FC couldn’t be separated after 90 minutes and with the game ending in a 4-4 draw both teams had to settle for a point with Mark Ford(2), Neil Gore, Anthony Boardman, Andrew Barrow, Ashley Casey, Scott Christy and Danny Green all scoring.
The only game in Division Three saw Frenchmans Cove beat bottom side Old England 5-1 thanks to Christopher Daws (2), Adam Holland and Karl McLeod (2).
Score have finally knocked Pump and Truncheon off the top spot in Division Four after they beat Fylde Coast Vets 7-3 with Ian Bryce, Alan Greenwood, Lee Heath (3) and James Parr (2) ensuring the win.
Pump and Truncheon lost 4-3 to Victoria FC.
DH Gas look to have found their feet in the league with another win, this time against JJ Property Services with Nathan Campbell, Leigh Cheatle and James Sanderson making the score 3-1.
Fire and Ice beat Dutton Arms 5-1 thanks to Jamie Cathie, Daniel Griffin, Charles Mitcheal, Jacob Orme and Scott Trivett.
Walkabout FC were away to Highlands and won a 5-1 win thanks to Sammi Azzuz (2), Richard Eaves,
John Moorhouse and player manager Drew Pressmore scored in his first league win since taking over.
Wesham Town still have a shot at the title after beating Layton 5-3 with Michael Booth, Craig Gilles, Leigh Gilles and David Bryne (2) making sure that they are still up there.