|It should have been Boundary Park this morning to watch Blackpool Rangers FC in the Lancashire Sunday Trophy but as with many others the game was lost to the weather. Instead, it was across to Commonedge Road to watch the only games being played throughout the Fylde. Not the best of pictures again due to the dark and rainy conditions.|
If any pitch at Commonedge wasn't going to make it then it was going to be No. 6. Sundays FC manager Paul Stevens does his best with the brush but he was fighting a losing battle.
You've got to admire referee Bascombe's optimism as he checks to see if the ball would bounce. It didn't.
Game off! “That'll be just half of my fee today then lads”.
FC Eden (Dark strip) take on DB Builders FC in Division 3A. 2-0 the final score to Eden.
The pressure of the camera is just too much for the Eden penalty taker as he skies his shot twelve feet over the bar.
Some fella laughed so hard at the penalty is flat hat flew off into the horrors of the dyke. Now that was funny.
Eden finally break the deadlock as Miles is caught flat-footed from a corner and can do little to stop the cross being nodded in from half a yard out.
No weather problems on Pitch 1 as Bloomfield Vets easily beat Fylde Coast Gates FC 6-1 in Division 1. The recent few weeks off for the Vets allowing for batteries to be re-charged.
Looking moody – Dave Connor.
The Vets go close.
Hannah Wright out watching brother Henry play for the Gates this morning. Surely Dad Tim can still do a job for them at full back?
Something of a colour clash this morning as both teams turned out in dark blue but FC Eden helped out Gates by loaning them their spare white shirts.
The Bar 19 FC linesman finds his weekend 'rapist kit' also does the job for the inclement Commonedge weather.
Miss Shaw in charge of the Bar 19 v Burlington game. A day to forget for Bar 19 as they crashed to a 14-0 defeat.
Back ache for the Bar 19 keeper.
Job done for the Burlington sub, time for a cigarette.
In Division 2B we had Highfield Social Reserves FC hosting Cash & Carry Kitchens FC. A bad day at the office for CACK as an impressive Social Reserves beat them with ease. 6-1 the scoreline which severely dented the Kitchen's ambitions for promotion.
After recently being axed 'Player/Manager Russell Perrett is now just 'player'.
After Perrett is dispossessed cheaply just outside his own box the Social Reserves take advantage and make it 3-1.
Highfield Social Reserves FC happy at the interval.
Looks like it's brightening up……………….no chance as the rain came again.
Even the referee has a need for warm headgear.
Dirty CACK…………still bottom of the 2B Fair Play table.
Veteran Chris Pickering (Left) argues with Jimmy Robinson (Centre) about who'll be taking the free-kick for the Social. Big Ryan finds it funny.
Robinson, fleet of foot, dummies the CACK defender.
PAAASSSS !!!! No chance as Robinson selfishly fires home.
'You greedy ………………….'
One of the goals of the day as Jimmy Robinson lobs the onrushing keeper to make the game safe for Social Reserves.
A tough morning for the Kitchen's keeper.
Disconsolate CACK at the final whistle. The fella on the left is either trying to warm his hands or attempting to find it.
Over on Pitch 5 we had the 3B game between Stable Bar FC and Trades & Social FC. Trades equalised late in the second half to make it 1-1 but whilst they were still celebrating Stable re-took the lead and held on for a 2-1 win.
Whenever I'm over on Commonedge Road at this time of the year with my seven year old I tell him to stay away from the deep waters of the dyke or the 'ditch monster' will get him. Here's the proof or was it the Trades' keeper?
Much prettier was Trades fan Tracy. There's just something about blonde pigtails!
The Stable Bar wall. They're still looking for that missing green and yellow kit if anyone's seen it.
Over the ditch on pitch 7 we had the Division 1 clash between the Shovels FC (Red & White) against Northern Care FC. This one looked like it was heading for a 0-0 draw until a great header from a free-kick gave the Shovels all three points with a late winner.
James Burgess only came along to watch but ended up in goals for Northern.
Lee O'Neill in the thick of things.
Shovels' supporters well prepared for the Commonedge conditions.
Burgess is on his knees as the Shovels, (Just like Sunderland yesterday), grabbed the winner in the dying minutes.
Finally, we had Great Eccleston FC taking on Jacks FC (Stripes) in Division 2A. Great Ecc had been in good form recently but not today as Jacks won 7-4.
An eventful game for Mr Cunliffe this morning.
A suspected broken leg for Great Eccleston player Ollie Roberts. The last thing he needed was the Fyldesport camera in his face but he was still cheerful and managing a laugh with team-mates.
Great Ecc decide to play on with ten men. “It's what he would have wanted”.
Big Tom Bool in fine goal-scoring form this morning.
Goal ! Bool scores.
Bool (Centre) scores for Jacks.
“You may hug me!”
Rain? What rain? You never notice it when you win.