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AFC Darwen 0 Squires Gate 1: First win of season lifts Gate off bottom

Gate took the lead after a minute and held on to it throughout the game to record their first win of the season.

Squires Gate FC
Waterloo champion Wayne Ditchfield

The Beast is the best at Waterloo 2017

“I can’t believe it. It’s a dream come true.” Those were Wayne Ditchfield’s first words on being crowned Co-op Funeralcare Men’s Autumn Waterloo Champion for 2017.

Sport
Matty Askin

Blackpool boxer Askin pulls out of British title defence

Blackpool’s British boxing champion Matty Askin has been forced to pull out of his first defence next month with a shoulder injury.

Boxing
Match report: Blackpool RUFC 52 Burnley Thirds 19

Match report: Blackpool RUFC 52 Burnley Thirds 19

Blackpool RU continued their winning start to the season as they came from behind to record a convincing 52-19 victory over Burnley 3.

Rugby union
Gary Armer from Out Rawcliffe has made the finals of the prestigious 2017 MS Amlin World Art Vote prize with his powerful portrait  Not a Penny More

Artist shows sorrow for state of club

A Blackpool FC supporter has found a creative outlet for his frustrations with the club’s ownership – and could win an award for his effort.

News
Seb Des Pres warming-up for Blackpool

Disappointing opener for Fleetwood Town development squad and Blackpool signing Des Pres

Fleetwood Town’s development squad could not shake the hangover from missing out on cup glory as they lost 3-0 to Wigan in a disappointing Central League North Cup opener .

Fleetwood Town FC
Gary Bowyer

Bowyer boosted to see Blackpool so competitive

Gary Bowyer has praised his Blackpool players for the way they have adapted to life back in League One.

Blackpool FC
McAleny shoots at Portsmouth

Patience is key to Conor comeback says Fleetwood boss

Uwe Rosler says Fleetwood need to be patient with star striker Conor McAleny as he eases his way back.

Fleetwood Town FC
Lagan Makin

Bury buried as Fylde Ladies score 10

Fylde Ladies recorded a landslide victory as they hit Bury Ladies for TEN in the Lancashire County Cup.

AFC Fylde

Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
News
Win tickets for Fleetwood Town v Morecambe

Win tickets for Fleetwood Town v Morecambe

The second round of group games in the Checkatrade Trophy is fast approaching and The Gazette has again teamed up with the tournament’s official title sponsor, Checkatrade, to offer five lucky fans the chance to win four tickets each for Fleetwood Town v Morecambe on October 3.

Fleetwood Town FC
Shovels v FC Rangers

Fylde coast amateur football round-up: Alliance teams in Lancashire Trophy, West Lancs, Anchorsholme

Bathroom Solutions Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance teams were flying the flag in the Lancashire FA Sunday Trophy.

Local
Chelsea striker Diego Costa

Gossip: Madrid make final Costa offer?

Tuesday’s transfer stories claim Spaniards have submitted a multi-million offer for Chelsea striker....

Football
Kyle Dempsey

Fleetwood’s Dempsey says sorry and vows to make amends

It was a birthday weekend to forget for Fleetwood midfielder Kyle Dempsey, with the unwanted gift of a red card dampening his celebrations – though the midfield dynamo has vowed to put things right.

Fleetwood Town FC
Kyle Vassell

Blackpool high flyer Vassell vows to stay grounded

Blackpool striker Kyle Vassell is not getting carried away despite the Seasiders’ seven-match unbeaten run.

Blackpool FC
Dave Challinor

Test of nerve for Challinor’s Fylde

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor admits his side looked nervy during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Eastleigh.

AFC Fylde
Dale Thompson with a big hit for Fleetwood. Picture: CLEAN SHEET MEDIA

Fleetwood 34 Hawcoat Park 24: First win delights coach

Coach Steve Woodburn praised his Fleetwood RFC side as they collected their first win of the season at the third attempt in the North Lancs/Cumbria League.

Fleetwood RUFC
Picture by Julian Brown 14/08/17


Champion Skater Lilly May Smith, 7, from South Shore,  pictured at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sponsorship plea to help Lilly May Smith fulfill her ice skating dreams

Little Lilly May Smith has been skating for half her life – and she’s reached standards way ahead of her age.

News
Paul Stewart with his book Damaged

Dark secrets and bright new hopes: Blackpool hero Paul Stewart talks to The Gazette

On the face of it, Blackpool hero Paul Stewart had it all...

Blackpool FC
Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne

Gossip: City want to talk about Kevin

Monday’s transfer rumours claim Belgian will be offered a new deal....

Football
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