Fylde 7, Sale Sharks 36
Fylde conceded six tries against the Premiership giants, but competed admirably for long spells.
Sale tries came from Jonathan Mills, Tom Arscott (2) Sam Bedlow, Sam James and Charlie Ingall.
The most exciting try of the contest was scored by Fylde wing Oli Brennand, who crossed for an 80 yard interception.
Two of Sale’s conversions came from Danny Cipriani, who came on as a second half substitute.
He has been the subject of front page headlines this week over reports of his tangled love life and his split with girl-friend Kelly Brook.
Fylde restricted Sale to a 7-0 scoreline at half-time.