|Quilligans 0, Blackpool Rangers 1 – Blackpool Rangers have won the BFSFA Premier Division thanks to a first half penalty, won and converted by Joe Booth. Match photos now added.|
Quilligans FC, BFSFA Champions for the last 4 years
Blackpool Rangers FC, pretenders to the throne
Referee Alex Gear calles the toss, change ends. Quilligans would kick uphill towards the pavilion for the first half. Robbie Boal is itching to get things started.
Kevan Ford getting a grip on Joe Booth early doors
Jordan Douthwaite, an excellent season for Quilligans
Man down after a rombustuous challenge
Rangers physio/manager/coach/kitman/treasurer/secretary John Miles can't resist having a chip at the ref and a couple of Quilligans players on his way off the pitch
Danny Rowe, always dangerous
AFC Fylde and Quilligans pair Phil Thompson and Steve Palmer, '”fresh” from yesterday's famous victoryand promotion for their Kirkham-based North West Counties Saturday team
Joe Booth, scored a penalty yesterday for AFC Fylde in the 5-0 win over New Mills
Marc Beattie enjoying a little friendly molestation from Peter Taberner
Thompson trying to get out of a tight corner
Halfway House are interested spectators
Beattie with a header
Barney Woolcock and offspring
Ford with another timely challenge
Just before half time Joe Booth was adjudged to have been shoved in the area by a Quills defender. Penalty.
Joe Booth takes the kick himself, Andy Speight guesses the wrong way. Goal, 1-0 to Rangers
Quills almost reply immediately, but the ball just didn't fall for them in the right areas, story of the game for them
Half-time and Quilligans are 1-0 down. Only a draw is needed though to secure the Championship
Midfield tussle between AFC Fylde team-mates Palmer and Booth
When you're built like Chris Cairns, that kick should defy the laws of physics
Beattie down the left wing, teasing Ford, who promptly put him and the ball into touch
The Highfield Social '”inner cabal” amongst the crowd
Chris '”Rhino” Cairns
Speight with another good claim. Both keepers were excellent today
Superb defensive header at the far post
Liam Frend on for Quills, almost the meat in a sandwich there
Last 5 minutes, a bad challenge on the edge of the Rangers box
Red card for Rangers number 12
Step up Danny Rowe, could this be the equaliser?
Over the wall, dipping and on target. Josh Woods has it covered though and catches down at the foot of the post.
Cue celebrations for Blackpool Rangers at the end of a superb season. BFSFA Premier Division Champions.