BFSFA Premier League Decider – Sunday 10th May 2009

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

Wide

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

Peter Taberner

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

Get in

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

Jordan Spedding

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.

Final whistle

Cue celebrations for Blackpool Rangers at the end of a superb season.  BFSFA Premier Division Champions.

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