Sunday saw the Blackpool and District Youth League’s Hogan Plate finals contested at Thornton Cleveleys FC.
The Under-12 final resulted in a crushing 18-0 win for Poulton Youth over Layton, while the U13 match saw Thornton Cleveleys edge out BJFF Blades 3-2.
AllStars photographers attended the other two finals, which proved memorable occasions.
Blackpool Rangers 5 Wyre Juniors 0
Rangers ended a fine season with an emphatic victory in the Hogan Plate final at Thornton Cleveleys.
Jacob Cheeseman scored twice, and there were further goals by Johnny Hocking, Jacob Hurst and Adam Carter.
One of Cheesman’s goals was a long-range strike, while Hocking twice rattled the bar from long distance before scoring from close-range.
Liam Atkinson operated in both full-back positions and took the man of the match award for the victors.
Delighted manager Steve Simm told AllStars: “We’ve had a brilliant season. We’ll finish third in the league and could have challenged for the title had we finished a few games better. We have a good bunch of lads to go forward with an we won a tournament in St Annes the previous weekend.
Wyre manager Matt Clarke said: “Rangers are a division above but we give it a good go. I thought we were excellent in the first half and we’ve had a very good season.
Clarked hailed the outstanding display of captain Tom Crane at centre-half.
Thornton Blues 3 Poulton Youth 2
Thornton Blues won a thrilling U11 Hogan Plate final 3-2 to deny Poulton Youth a league and cup double, although their second-half fightback set up a thrilling finale.
Marcus Jolley scored twice and Elliot Rothwell was on target too as Thornton built up a half-time lead which left Poulton with a mountain to climb.
Jolley’s second was the pick of the goals, following an excellent run and pass by Ellis Wilson from deep in his own half.
But Poulton piled on the pressure in the second half as Luke Russell scored both their goals but they couldn’t force an equaliser.
Alfie Nuttall made some fine saves and Spencer Seddon was rock-solid at the back at the Blues held on for the win.
Winning manager Mason Seddon said: “Poulton have swept everyone aside this season and we weren’t expecting to win.
“We knew they would come back second half and it’s a shame we conceded the goals but it was a great win.”
Seddon named Jack Tutman as his man of the match, playing out of position at centre-half.
Poulton boss Ben Ankers said: “We won the league, so it’s been a good season for us. We had plenty of pressure but couldn’t bet the equaliser in a very good game.”
He named substitute Lewis Haworth as his his man of the match for leading the Poulton comeback.