Blackpool and District Youth League round-up

Lee Casey scores for AFC Blackpool U16 against Staining
Lee Casey scores for AFC Blackpool U16 against Staining
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Squires Gate kept their perfect record going with a stunning 10-2 win at Thornton Cleveleys in the Gold Bond Blackpool and District Youth Football League Under 13 Alpha Division.

Braces for Jack Robinson, Ethan Goulding and Brolan Grundy helped them on their way, with Luca Stefani, Joshua Dolby-Armstrong, Luke Myers and Nathan Nicholas also on target. Ellis Wilson scored both of Thornton’s consolations.

Foxhall (Adam Rodgers 2, Jacob Leak) stay second thanks to a 3-0 win against Poulton.

BJFF Vipers won 9-1 against Fleetwood Gym thanks to goals from Nathan Winstanley (4), Liam Skillbeck(2), William Allen, Nico Moreton and Ben Shaw. Jacob Morris replied on his debut.

Callum Fielding fired a hattrick as Clifton beat Lytham Juniors 7-2. Bailey Blakeley, Jamie Benson-Brookfield and Oliver Shaw were also on target, with Zac Davies and James Hooper replying.

In the same league, St Annes beat Blackpool Rangers 3-2 thanks to goals from Charlie Shuttleworth-Breen(2) and Liam Gledhill.

Both teams representing the league in the Under 12 Lancashire Cup won through as BJFF Blades (Sheick Fadairo, Matthew Finney, Ralf Threlfall-Newton) beat Cherrybrook 3-2 and Layton progressed on penalties after goals from Alan Ogden and Corey Foster gave them a 2-2 draw.

In the league, the only game saw Poulton (Harvey Bateman 2, Charles McNamee) beat Thornton Cleveleys Whites (Ryan Beck, Morgan Taylor) 3-2.

There were only two games of local interest in the under-18 Lancashire Cup.

AFC Blackpool travelled to Great Harwood and came back with a 2-1 win thanks to Connor Fielding and Joe Seear. However, Spirit of Youth Blues (Jane Wright) lost 8-1 at Colne.

In the Under 18 league, St Annes won a seven-goal thriller at FC Rangers Blacks thanks to Callum Stonley (2), Josh Halstead and Lewis Evans. Hitting back for Blacks were Kieran Clarke, Ryan Wallace and Danny Roskell.

Spirit of Youth Yellows beat Warton Typhoons 9-0 as goals by Isaac Fluss and Jordan Parker (2) handed them a 3-0 half-time lead.

Man of the match Parker helped himself to two more in the second half, while goals by Robert Markillie, James Neville, Ollie Betts and Connor Dunleavy rounded off a brilliant team performance.

In the Under-16 Alpha Division Blackpool Rangers went second thanks to a 5-0 win at Kirkham courtesy of goals by Will Brown, Danny Carr, George Simms, Jacob Mullin and Jacob Cheeseman.

Poulton recovered from 3-1 down at the break to beat BJFF Vipers 4-3.

The Berrisford brothers ran riot for BJ in the first half, though Matty Crooks pulled one back. It was a totally different story after the break as Poulton fired three goals in a thrilling six-minute period. Tom Preston, Lewis Martin and Matty Crooks were all on target.

In the Beta League, Clifton have the last perfect record after a sixth straight victory. And fittinglythey scored six goals against Fleetwood Gym through Kenzie O’Neill (3), Liam Smith (2) and Louie O’Neill, while Jimmy Marshall replied for Gym.

AFC Blackpool (Joe Reid 2, Lee Casey, Kieran Whitehouse) stay second after a 4-1 win over Staining (Will Saunders).

Lytham Jaguars beat Spirit of Youth 8-1, with goals from Dean Glover (2), Jacob Treasure (2), Callum Jones, Jack Webster, Kyle Pilling and Sam Hemmings. Ryan Cowden notched for Spirit.

In the U15 Lancashire Cup there were mixed fortunes for the local sides. The success stories were Fleetwood Town, who beat Oxford Grove 4-1 thanks to a Ritson hat-trick and a Green goal, and South Shore, who beat Bacup Borough 4-2 courtesy of Ronan Barratt(2), Darren Kenyon and an own goal.

However, Clifton lost 2-0 at Carnforth, Lytham suffered 15-0 at Cadley and St Annes (Toby Ashton) lost 13-1 against Bridge.

In the Alpha League, Blackpool Rangers Tangerines v BJFF Blades was the game of the day. The Tangerines came out on top 5-2 thanks to four goals from Paul Hargreaves. Jack Clark was also on target and the Blades replied via Prior and Rainey.

Poulton (Sydney Sullivan, Oliver Medhurst) drew 2-2 with Blackpool Rangers Revolution (Oliver Purdon, Ryan Norman).

In the Beta Division, Kirkham Reds stay top after a 4-1 win against Spirit of Youth courtesy of Findlay, Heffernan, Davies and Critchley, Dillon Ward replying.

FC Rangers stay second after four goals from Kye Wylie were added to by Bradley Evans and Daniel Gray to give them a 6-1 win against Fleetwood Gym. Harry Marham replied.

Warton Typhoons (Will Carter, Will Gargett) beat Layton (Dalton Kellett) 2-1.

Thornton Cleveleys Reds have won all six games in the Under-14 Alpha League and stay top after beating YMCA 8-2. Billy Cartmell scored a hat-trick, with the others shared between Luca Barrea, James Stanley and Josh Wood. Spencer Baxendale and Fenn Breakell claimed the consolation goals.

A sensational first-half performance from Clifton Rangers, with goals from Denny Cain, Brad Jones and Mitch Cartain-Law set them on the way to an 8-1 victory over Poulton.

After the break, Cain added his second before Poulton pulled one back. Man of the match Jones went on to complete his hat-trick and there were also goals from Hayden Abreu and George Acton.

Sam Latham scored four in Blackpool Rangers’ 5-2 victory over BJFF Blades, for whom Ore and McEwan scored. An own goal completed Rangers’ tally.

Layton Lions managed a 3-1 win at BJFF Blues, Sam Ludlam scoring two and Luke Rawstron the other. Wilcox replied for Blues. Kirkham (Knott, Martin) beat Fleetwood Town (Tormey) 2-1.

In the Beta League, Foxhall have made a perfect start and stay top after a stunning 16-2 win against BJFF Vipers. Stott led the way with five goals, while Breeze scored four and Baker two. Stenton, Chiappe, King, Perry and Dunning were on target too, while Murphy scored both for

Fleetwood Gym are a game behind but also have an unblemished record after their 7-1 win at Lytham Juniors courtesy of goals from Harvey Brooks (2), Thomas Dickinson, Jay Stott, Louis Rushton and Joel Green. Matty Mercer replied.

BJFF Whites (Magnolis 2, Ozturk 2, Rossie, Yau) beat Foxhall Hoops 6-0.

Warton Typhoons Blues beat South Shore 12-2, with a hat-trick by Korben Robinson and pairs for Prince Chiwanda, Lawrence Chiwanda, Harley Nelson and Sam Thompson. Bradley Parsons made it a dozen, and Joseph Curry and Joshua Thomas replied.

Finally, Layton Blues (Callum Chapman, Denes Ballo) beat Layton Clarets (Adam Henderson) 2-1.