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Blackhurst Budd take their treble chance

Blackhurst Budd completed a Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance treble with victory over Additions in the 50th Gledhill Cup final.

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Danny Rowe believes AFC Fylde can make their mark in 2017/18

Rowe backs Coasters to make their mark

AFC Fylde striker Danny Rowe believes his side can put pressure on the National League’s top clubs next season.

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Matty Askin fights for the British cruiserweight title on Friday

Jennings believes Askin can slay Wesh dragon

Fight trainer Michael Jennings is banking on Matty Askin winning the biggest bout of his career when the St Annes boxer bids for the British cruiserweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Friday night.

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Fleetwoods Jarrod Coombe was unable to help them get the better of Barrow

St Annes debut is a breeze for Breetzke

St Annes were the only Fylde coast club to avoid defeat in the Northern Premier League and they had to settle for a winning draw despite professional Matthew Breetzke’s dazzling debut at Kendal.

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Matt Grindley: Delighted to welcome Breetzke

Fylde coast cricket preview: Debut for St Annes professional

South African Matthew Breetzke will make his debut as St Annes Cricket Club professional at Kendal tomorrow.

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The Foxhall title winners

Fylde coast youth football round-up

The Under-16 division title race went down to the final day in the Gold Bond Blackpool and District Youth Football League.

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Dom Turner scores one of his three goals for Kirkham

Blackpool and District Youth League match of the week: Lytham Maroons Under-13s v Kirkham Reds Under-13s

Kirkham Reds ended the season in style with a 7-0 win which saw them finish above rivals Lytham in the Blackpool and District Youth League’s Under-13 Silver Division.

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Challinor in his Tranmere days

Fylde boss Challinor’s mixed feelings over Rovers return

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits watching his former club Tranmere Rovers suffer defeat in the National League play-off final left him with mixed emotions.

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Fylde boss gets to grips with ‘ruthless’ new world

Manager Dave Challinor is hoping to boost his squad by the end of the week as AFC Fylde prepare for their debut season in the top tier of English non-league football.

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Blackpool's Anurag Varma bowls at Dean Bell

Fylde coast cricket round-up: Northern League Twenty20, Lytham and Palace Shield

Unbeaten Blackpool maintained their fine start to the season with comfortable five-wicket wins over derby rivals Fleetwood and St Annes in the Northern League’s revamped twenty20 competition.

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Steven Croft back at Stanley Park

Lancashire lead the way in crowded cricket weekend for Blackpool

The stakes could hardly be higher as county cricket takes centre stage at Stanley Park on Friday.

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Thornton Cleveleys Whites with the Under-13 Hogan Plate

Cup final fever at Fylde for the Blackpool Youth League

The Blackpool and District Youth League staged a thrilling day of showpiece action at AFC Fylde, where the three Hogan Cup finals and two Hogan Plate finals were staged. Here are reports on all five matches.

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Dave Challinor

Challinor ready for biggest step up with Fylde

Manager Dave Challinor insists AFC Fylde will not be making up the numbers in the National League next season and believes the club is more than ready for the challenge.

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Blackhurst Budd v Kingsfield in the Gledhill Cup Picture: IAN DAVIES

Fylde coast amateur football review: Wren Rovers’ cup triumph and Blackhurst Budd’s perfect league record

Blackpool Wren Rovers go into their final-day title shoot-out in the West Lancashire League buoyed by last night’s cup triumph.

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Richie Baker

Baker exit as Fylde ‘turnaround’ begins

Attacking midfielder Richie Baker has confirmed his departure from AFC Fylde as manager Dave Challinor gets to grips with the “nasty part” of his job – letting players go.

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David Haythornthwaite

Fylde on course to hit Football League target, says chairman

AFC Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite believes his club is well on course to reach its target of a place in the Football League within five years.

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Tom Hessey takes a Rainhill wicket, caught behind by Matthew Stevenson

Fylde coast cricket review: Northern League, Lytham and Palace Shield

Blackpool dropped their first points of the season in the Northern Premier League, while St Annes continued their promising start without their professional with a second win.

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AKS takes sport into the community

AKS takes sport into the community

Sport plays a major role in the life of AKS and now this passion is being taken out into the community with two projects.

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Conor Thompson scores for Millfield

Millfield overcome St Mary’s in cup for Fylde coast schools

The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre School Cup for Year 10 is under way and the first round encounter between St Mary’s and Millfield was the schools’ first meeting for many a year.

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St Annes Greens v Poulton

Blackpool Youth League match of the week: St Annes Greens Under-16s v Poulton Under-16s

The Blackpool and District Youth League Under-16 title race looks set to go to the wire and Poulton are very much in the hunt after this emphatic 8-2 victory over St Annes Greens at Blackpool Road North.

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