|Thanks to the BFSFA here are the classified results from this morning's programme of League and Cup action. League Tables fully updated.|
Red Rose Catering FC aiming to reach fifth Divisional Cup final in a row.
At 11:10 and with only eight players in sight I didn't hold out much hope for Red Rose Catering but in the end they mustered a side together and edged out rivals Hydronics FC in the local derby 1-0 to reach the semi final. The team are still on course to reach their fifth Divisional Cup final in succession. They'll be joined in the semi finals by Quilligans who beat Layton Institute 2-0 at Collins Park and by Wrea Green who picked up their first win in seven to dump Pulcinellas out of the Cup thanks to a 7-4 win. In the Cup game of the day the Devonshire Arms comfortably beat Poulton 4-1 at the High School.
In the Division 1 Cup Ward Heating FC made the semis after beating Bloomfield Vets 3-2 and FC Loco beat Fleetwood Car Centre for the second week in a row to also reach the last four. 3-1 the final score at Fleetwood Road, Thornton.
In a re-arranged Premier Division match Blackpool Rangers moved up to third in the table after beating Northern Care 3-0 away. They're now eight points behind Quilligans with four games in hand. There were no league fixtures in Division 1 today.
Another important day in Division 2A saw the top two open up a little gap. In the league game of the day AFC Additions beat Waterloo Sports & Social to go ahead of them into second place. They're a point behind leaders FC Eden but with a game in hand after Eden picked up three important points in a 4-1 win away at Mythop Leisure. Great Eccleston's promotion hopes picked up thanks to a 4-1 win against Rossall Tavern but in the coupon buster of the day the Squirrel's hopes of a top three finish ended as they crashed to a 4-1 defeat to Highfield Social. Spindles stayed in touch thanks to a 5-3 win against the Links Hotel and the West Coast Tackle v Claremont match finished in a 2-2 draw.
The top four in Division 2B all won this morning. Fleetwood Cricket Club's 4-0 home win against Marshall Court maintains their two-point lead over Fairhaven who beat Skye 3-1. Paris Casino's good form continued with 2-0 away win at Frenchman's Cove and FC Excelsior and North West Kitchens met yet again but this time FC Excelsior took the points with a 3-0 home win. FC Brun Grove went fifth after their 2-1 away win against AFC Marton. St Annes Ex Service were hammered 9-0 by FC Talbot and bottom club Old England stay on five points after narrowly losing 2-1 to Progress Sports & Social.
We have new leaders in Division 3A this afternoon after Foulds Metals beat C&G Electrical 6-1 at Stanley Park. MA2 FC in second were without a game but have three games in hand on Foulds with a two point gap. Tiles' surprise 5-4 defeat in the local derby to Walkabout Celtic makes it very difficult for them to finish in the top two. The Farmers are in fifth after beating Layton Institute Juniors 2-1 away and FC Gretone thumped Ansdell 6-0 away at the High School. The Falcon pushed Teamsport FC back down to seventh after their 2-1 home win.
It now looks like Division 3B is a three horse race. FC Matrix, although currently in third, are still strong favourites for the title after they beat Bar 19 FC 9-1 away. Hampton Road Social Club still fancy runners up spot after they beat the Oxford 5-3 and Fireplace Superstore pulled of the Division's result of the day when beating Fylde Construction FC 2-1 to go second. Real Burlington beat Pulcinellas Reserves 4-3 at Commonedge, The Loft FC and Metrostars finished at 1-1 and finally bottom club SPS FC were trounced 10-2 at home by Trades & Social FC.
Action from this morning's Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final between Red Rose Catering FC (Yellow) and Hydronics FC at Thornton Sports Centre . For more pictures from this match and the one between Devonshire Arms FC and Poulton SFC be sure to check out this week's 'Sportspy Reports'.