Fylde coast amateur football: Leaders beaten in West Lancs League, shocks in Sunday Trophy

West Lancashire League leaders Thornton Cleveleys suffered a surprise home defeat against Coppull United.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 12:30 pm

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Jack Wright scored the only goal midway through the second half as Thornton’s lead in the premier division was cut to six points thanks to Euxton Villa’s 7-0 thrashing of Southport Hesketh.

Mid-table Lytham Town edged out visitors Hurst Green 3-2 with goals from Bob Harris, Ross Ainsworth and Danny Scarlett.

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Sunday Trophy action between Re Italiani and Freckleton Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

Bottom club Poulton lost 2-0 at Fulwood Amateurs, where Lucas Weaver scored in each half to lift his side to fourth.

Blackpool Wren Rovers’ match at Turton was postponed, as was second-placed Wyre Villa’s visit to Ulverston Rangers in division one.

Freckleton’s upturn in division two fortunes continued with a 3-1 home victory over Carnforth Rangers.

Samson Ogandaisi’s opening goal had been cancelled out by half-time but Freck won it and climbed to ninth with second-half strikes from Sully Bishop and Dylan Agnew.

Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance teams were in Sunday Trophy action and there were a few surprises, writes MARK CAMPBELL.

Division 2A side Clifton Rangers shocked FC Rangers of division one, 4-1.

Fellow 2A club Broadwater also advanced, beating Unity Rangers 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

Two more upsets saw clubs from 2B eliminate division one opponents as Golden Eagle beat A&P Autos 4-0 and Fylde Coast Sports stunned Little Black Pug, 3-1.

Alliance leaders Highfield Social avoided being victims of an upset as they ran riot to beat Blackpool Town 13-2.

Other one-sided ties saw division one leaders Sencat beat Fleetwood Gym 8-0, Re Italiani defeat Freckleton 7-0 and West Coast Sports overcome AFC Lytham 7-2.

The tie of the round was between Fleetwood FC and JD Blackpool South, who both had chances of a winner at 2-2 with both sides down to 10 men.

It was Liam Forrest who won it from the penalty spot for Fleetwood after his free-kick was handled.

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