Clifton R. Hornets U 11 1 Thornton Cleveleys Blacks 2
This Under-11 C top of the table clash at St Mary’s lived up to its billing in the Poulton and District Primary League.
Both sides had early chances and it was TCFC who took the lead midway through the first half with Charlie Bodell’s fine left-footed finish from the edge of the area.
It remained 1-0 at half-time and Thornton Cleveleys added a second early in the second half, when their man of the match Louis Purdon finished well one-on-one with the keeper.
Clifton pulled one back with a fine strike by their player of the match Matteo Jones with five minutes left.
Clifton had chances to equalise but were denied by a great last-minute save from Toby Whyatt.
Hornets: Jayden Aitkens, Lee Parkisnon, Thomas Nasri, Jamie Rutherford, Harrison Hill, Ethan Levers, Harley Baxtger, Joe Baker, Aaron Hamasalh, Sebastion Chadwick, Matteo Jones, Cassidy Clayton
TCFC: Tobias Whyatt, Thomas Latham, Matthew Pumphrey, Charlie Bodell, Joshua Fielder, Luke Lee, Thomas Unsworth, Dominic Edwards, Adam Jones, Louis Purdon, Adrian Carney, Thomas Fairhurst
Elsewhere in the PDPL, Louis Hawkes was outstanding for AFC Blackpool U13 in their 5-3 division A win over Spirit of Youth
AFC were 4-0 up at half-time at Collins Park but Spirit hit back after the break.
A similar game at King George’s playing fields saw Fleetwood Gym defeat Layton Clarets by the same score in U11 division C.
Gym were 3-0 up at the break and again the determined visitors hit back in the second half.
Oliver Broughton and Ethan Faux shared the man of the match honours.
Blackpool Rangers Seasiders U11 played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Clifton Rangers Wasps at Bispham Gala Field.
Clifton scored first but outstanding midfielder Phil Lancaster levelled with a screamer from outside the box after nine minutes.
The Wasps regained the lead but the Seasiders equalised again when Jake Kirby set up Rangers man of the match Matty Poole.
Clifton had the lead for the third time by the interval but the pattern continued in the second half as Poole grabbed his second, this time from Nathan Parkinson’s through-ball.
The Seasiders went ahead for the first time on 47 minutes with Kirby’s stylish finish and the crossbar denied Poole a hat-trick.
Clifton equalised from a free-kick as the match ended all square.
The morning mist lifted just in time for YMCA U12 to beat Clifton Rangers 3-0.
The first half was very even and goalless, though YMCA gained the upper hand with a strike by Ashley Waterfield.
Further goals were added by Spencer Phillips and Josh Edwards to complete a fine victory.