Fylde top of the league

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The ‘Fylde Fiesta’ produced a feat of rugby league yesterday.

Fylde RFC’s Woodlands ground was the venue for the British Amateur Rugby League Association National Cup final.

The showpiece occasion in the amateur RL proved a classic in which firm favourites Sharlston Rovers were pushed all the way by Wibsey Warriors before sealing victory with a stoppage-time drop goal.

Captain Scott Glassell’s last-gasp one-pointer sealed a 31-30 victory and a Pennine League and cup double for West Yorkshire club Sharlston.

An all-action day for 13-a-side supporters at Fylde also featured three junior cup finals and a women’s Roses clash between Lancashire and Yorkshire.

- FYLDE RFC continue to sign up their senior players for next season.

Among those to have committed themselves to the club for 2013-14 are no.8 and former captain Sam Beaumont and record try-scorer Oliver Brennand. The winger has crossed the line 161 times in 170 appearances.