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St Bede's continue domination of Harry Johnston Cup

St Bede’s Catholic High School continued their outstanding run in the Harry Johnston Cup, winning the prestigious Fylde coast schools’ football competition for the third successive year.

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Action from the Under-7s Festival

Fylde coast youth football scene: Under-sevens festival a fine finale

The season is now drawing to a close in the Blackpool and District Youth Football League.

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Dave Challinor

Challinor wants new defenders and more leaders at AFC Fylde

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor wants a squad full of leaders as the Coasters prepare for a second season in the National League.

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Danny Rowe

Challinor confident of keeping players at Fylde

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor says he doesn’t expect to lose any of his under-contract players this summer.

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Under-7 Hogan Cup final action between Lytham and YMCA

Glorious sunshine and red-hot action for Hogan Cup finals in the Blackpool and District Youth League

The sun shone on Kellamergh Park in Warton for the traditional showpiece finale to the Blackpool and District Youth League season – the Hogan Cup finals, kindly sponsored by Orange Soccer and Media Signs Print.

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Danny Rowe's name will feature on the FA Cup final match ball

Fifty points is first target again for Fylde boss Challinor

Dave Challinor says AFC Fylde’s first aim next season will be to reach the 50-point mark as quickly as possible.

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Dave Challinor

AFC Fylde boss Challinor ready to scrap for signings this summer

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor anticipates fierce competition for the names on his transfer wish list.
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Dave Challinor

AFC Fylde boss Challinor ready for another summer of big changes

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor is anticipating another summer of change at Mill Farm.

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Additions' Simon Beevers takes on the Blackhurst Budd defence  Picture: ROB LOCK

Fylde coast amateur football: Alliance cup final fever at Highbury; Blackpool Wren Rovers' agony hands West Lancs title to Garstang

Blackhurst Budd, E&P Publications and Westview ended the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance season in glorious style with victory in the Berry’s Beds divisional cup finals at Fleetwood Town’s Highbury Stadium.
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AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor has a busy summer ahead''                 Picture: Steve McLellan

Little rest for AFC Fylde boss Challinor

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor says he doesn’t anticipate having much time to rest this summer with preparations already underway for next season.

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Jack Muldoon during the Coasters' defeat at Boreham Wood

AFC Fylde boss takes pride in their season

Dave Challinor believes AFC Fylde’s successful debut campaign in the National League can only stand them in good stead for next season.

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Plate final action between Thornton Cleveleys Whites U14 and Lytham Blues

Blackpool and District Youth League match of the week: Thornton Cleveleys Whites Under-14 win Hogan Plate

Thornton Cleveleys Whites Under-14s  lifted the  Blackpool and District Youth League’s Hogan Plate after a sun-baked final at Thornton Cleveleys FC.

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Lytham Windmills Under-7

Fylde coast junior football round-up: Hogan Plate finals serve up great games

The Blackpool and District Youth Football League’s Hogan Plate finals took place over the weekend.

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Fylde loanees Luke Burke and Jonny Smith with Jack Muldoon

Loans could be key again next season says Fylde boss Challinor

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor believes loan players could again play a pivotal part in his plans for next season.

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Arron Fleming scored four for Shovels

Fylde coast amateur football review: Advantage to Garstang in title race with Blackpool Wren Rovers

Jackson Hulme equalised for Blackpool Wren Rovers with the final kick of the game at Euxton Villa but they have lost the initiative to leaders Garstang in the West Lancashire League title race.
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Dave Challinor

Challinor: Lessons to learn from most promising AFC Fylde campaign

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor reflected on the positives at the end of a hugely promising first year at National League level.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has had emergency surgery, Man Utd said (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage, his former club Manchester United have announced.

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Jack Muldoon's hard work proved to be in vain

Challinor: AFC Fylde got what they deserved

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor was in a disappointed mood after his side’s National League campaign came to an end in the first round of the play-offs.

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Simon Grand's headed goal gives Fylde hope at Boreham Wood

Play-off heartbreak for Coasters: Boreham Wood 2 AFC Fylde 1

Fylde’s valiant promotion bid in their first-ever National League season ended in an agonising defeat in the first round of the play-offs.

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Squires Gate Under-14 v Poulton    Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

Fylde coast youth football round-up: Reds race clear in Blackpool and District League, mixed fortunes for YMCA

Another great weekend of football in the Blackpool and District Youth Football League saw Kirkham Juniors Reds extend their lead at the top of the U13s’ division.

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