A stroll in the summer sunshine around Commonedge Road this morning. League fixtures were taking place across all five Divisions. Commonedge is rarely more enjoyable than on a day like today. It was also good weather for pictures.
Starting on Pitch 6 where Division 3 leaders Ashiana FC (Purple) were looking to maintain their 100% league record by making it four wins from four. This looked to be a decent game in the early stages with the score at 1-1 after about 25 minutes. In the end Ashiana Fc took the points following a narrow 4-3 win.
The Ashiana keeper comes out for it.
Referee Kelvin Dyson…'I didn't see anything'
On pitch 4 DH Gas FC (7th) were hosting early season strugglers Truncheon FC (Purple) who were still looking for their first point in Sunday football. DH Gas FC were soon 2-0 to the good but my appearance soon resulted in a goal for Truncheon but in the end DH Gas FC ran out 5-1 winners.
The DH Gas FC keeper organises his wall.
Truncheon FC keeper
You'd struggle to get a normal comb through that.
Arguing with Mr Bascombe always ends the same way
Perhaps I'll get away with it
The twins have no interest in proceedings
The Truncheon FC number 10 beats the advancing keeper to the ball and lobs it into the net to make it 2-1
On pitch 3, third met fifth in Division 4 as CBFC Choices Furniture (Red) were at home to Waterloo Hotspurs FC. Another close game this one as CBFC Choices Furniture stayed top after an exciting 4-3 win.
A Hotspurs player and referee exchange words
Referee Mike Mahoney
Late in the game and CBFC (Red) defend a corner. Who will reach the ball first?
It's the Hotspurs as the ball finds the bottom corner
On your feet lads – we go again
Over the Ditch on Pitch 7 Shovels FC (Red and white) were at home to the County FC in Division 1. Both were in mid table and looking for a win to boost them into the top half. The Shovels were 2-0 up at the break and went on to win 4-2 to keep up their recent improvement in form.
It must be in….no, it bent wide of the right hand post.
Chris Days (Left)
Referee Mark Errington
On Pitch 2 we had the Premier Division match between Fylde Coast gates FC (Boiled sweet) and Gardeners Arms FC who have a number of players from previous Thornton and Fleetwood sides in the squad. Gates were bottom without a point and the Gardeners were in fourth at start of play. On my arrival it was 1-1 although most observers were of the view that the Gardeners should have been coasting based on possession and chances. At the final whistle the Gardeners had grabbed that all important winner to take all three points. 1-2 the final score.
Referee James Taylor
'Tally' with his right wrist heavily bandaged. Too much Television X I expect
On to Pitch 1 and the Stable Bar FC (Yellow) were playing the No1 Club FC in Division 4. The No 1 Club FC were top with a 100% record at start of play after winning all three of their opening matches. The Stable Bar were 8th. It was 1-0 to the No1 but the Stable were pressing for an equaliser whilst I was watching. At the final whistle the No 1 Club FC stayed top of the league after winning 2-1.
Referee Graham Nixon
If only Commonedge could be like this all season – tamed
Interesting leg wear
It was good timing as I arrived at AFC Blackpool, at least for Number Four Rangers FC, as I saw them score a fourth against home side Northern Care Reserves FC (Orange). At start of play Rangers were top of Division 2 with Northern Care Reserves FC in fifth. It was another three points for Rangers as they went away with a 4-1 victory.
The Northern keeper can only stare at the ball as it finds the bottom corner to put Rangers further ahead away from home.
Referee Brian Ward
Danny Green (Right)
Just time to look over the fence to see rivals Quilligans FC finish their match against rivals Blackpool Rangers FC 2-2. Quills were 2-0 up in that one but Rangers came back strongly in the second period.