Fylde coast amateur football review: Wren Rovers’ cup triumph and Blackhurst Budd’s perfect league record

Blackhurst Budd v Kingsfield in the Gledhill Cup Picture: IAN DAVIES
Blackhurst Budd v Kingsfield in the Gledhill Cup Picture: IAN DAVIES
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Blackpool Wren Rovers go into their final-day title shoot-out in the West Lancashire League buoyed by last night’s cup triumph.

Wrens lifted the Richardson Cup with a 2-0 victory over Garstang in the final in Leyland.

The prolific Danny Morris scored both goals for the premier division leaders in the showpiece at the Lancashire FA headquarters.

It continued a great week for Wrens, who kept their noses in front in the league table with a 3-2 win away to Tempest United which set up Saturday’s title decider at home to Longridge Town.

Rovers came from a goal down to record a priceless three points which keep them ahead of Longridge thanks to a vastly superior goal difference.

It means Matt King’s side will be crowned champions if they can avoid defeat in Saturday’s grand finale at Bruce Park.

Jack Burke had given Tempest an early lead but Rovers hit back with two goals for Gary Pett either side of half-time.

Tempest levelled through Nathan Monson but Wren Rovers hit back immediately, with Joe Booth scoring the winner for the visitors.

Longridge, who took the race down to the last day with a 2-0 win over Vickerstown, are the only side to have beaten Wrens in the league this season, edging them out 2-1 in August.

Garstang went down to a 2-0 defeat in their final home game against to Slyne with Hest, who picked up the win with second-half goals from Jacob Robertson and Callum Moore. Garstang will finish fifth and complete theirseason at Vickerstown on Saturday.

Thornton Cleveleys ended their premier division campaign fifth from bottom after a 4-0 away at Hesketh Bank.

The home side scored two in the space of a minute just before the half-hour mark, thrugh Jordan Smethurst and Bob Milton.

Danny Birkby ran in a third before Milton grabbed his second of the game to wrap up the points by half-time.

In division one, former title hopefuls Poulton have slipped down to fourth after a weekend without a game.

They can’t catch champions Haslingden St Mary’s but could possibly climb to second with victory in their final match on Monday at Stoneclough, who lost a six-goal thriller at Lytham Town.

Lytham finished their season with this 4-3 win in which Ric Tomlinson scored a hat-trick. Tomlinson opened the scoring just before the half-hour only for Stoneclough to turn match on its head with two goals.

Tomlinson equalised just before half-time and netted his third on the hour.

Tom Pickervance scored the fourth to seal the victory.

Lytham finish the season in ninth, two places above Wyre Villa.

Blackhurst Budd completed a perfect league campaign in the Bathroom Solutions Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance.

Already confirmed as champions, Blackhurst made it 20 wins out of 20 in the premier division as they followed Sunday’s 4-1 win over The Saddle with a 2-1 victory at Exceptional Kitchen last night.

Liam Friend scored in both games, while Gerard O’Mahoney netted last night’s winner.

Blackhurst face Appletree Finance in the Berry Beds divisional cup final on Sunday before meeting Additions in the Gledhill Cup final at Bloomfield Road a week tomorrow .

They overcame Kingsfield 4-0 in last week’s semi-final, when Friend was on target once again.

Kingsfield also missed out on the divisional cup final when they lost 3-2 to Appletree after extra-time.

League runners-up Additions beat third-placed Saddle last night courtesy of Ashley Robinson’s goal.

The last game in division one saw Athletico Tijuana climb to fourth after sharing the spoils with New Albert 3-3.

The final games in division two were played last night, when champions Broomheads Estate Agency finished in style with a 5-1 win over Up-Rite Scaffold, goals coming from Jordan Casey, David Cram, Jack Gaffikin, Danny Green and Ashley Royle

The champions routed bottom club Metrostars 13-0 at the weekend as Kenny Cram scored seven, Casey and Darren Heaney adding two each.

Stephen Caldwell had previously put four past Metrostars in third-placed FC Albion’s 7-1 win over them.

Lane Ends and The George signed off last night with a cracker, Mark Leonard scoring two for Lane in a 5-5 draw.

Bridge ended their season on a high with a 2-0 win over Marshall Court.

Fleetwood Town stages the divisional cup finals on Sunday, starting with the division two showdown between Albion and Broomheads Estate Agency at 10.30am. It’s Bloomfield Brewhouse v Shovels for the division one cup at 1pm before the premier decider between Blackhurst Budd and Appletree Finance at 3.30pm.