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Challinor: A win over Solihull would mean everything to Fylde

One thing and one thing only matters for Dave Challinor’s play-off challengers AFC Fylde this week and that’s three points.

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Dave Fairbrother looks likely to miss Fylde's final two games

Season could have been so different for Fylde RFC says coach

Fylde RFC head coach Warren Spragg warns it will be like facing a champion team when a fully fired-up Loughborough Students team arrive at the Woodlands on Saturday fighting for their lives.

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Lytham captain Ben Saunders

Lytham and St Annes cricket captains can't wait to get the ball rolling

Ben Saunders and Nathan Armstrong are looking forward to their first full season as captains of Lytham and St Annes respectively as the cricket campaign gets under way this Saturday for the Fylde clubs.

Polish Under-11s v FC Rangers   Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

Fylde coast youth football review: Hogan Cup and Plate semis, YMCA reports

There were plenty of Hogan Cup and Plate matches this weekend in the Blackpool and District Youth Football League with all Cup semi-finals at Squires Gate FC.

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AFC Fylde boss warns of another tricky test against Solihull

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits Saturday’s home clash with a rejuvenated Solihull Moors will be far from straightforward.

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Competitors get on their bikes in the Ribby Hall Triathlon'Picture: JULIAN BROWN

Ribby Hall Triathlon triumph at tough time for organiser's family

The 2018 Fylde Tri-logy began in ideal weather with a location to match at Ribby Hall. gh time for organiser's family

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St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
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Layton Seniors v Marshall Court'Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

Fylde coast amateur football review: Highfield in Gledhill Cup final, Garstang overtake Wrens at top

The first Gledhill Cup finalist in the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance is Highfield Social, who beat the Layton Pub 2-1 thanks  to Matty Wannell’s opener and Ryan Grainger’s last-gasp winner.
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Fylde Ladies climb table despite stalemate

Fylde Ladies were held to a goalless draw in the Women’s Premier League by basement club Wolverhampton Women.

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Danny Rowe couldn't hit the target at Maidstone'Picture: STEVE MCLELLAN

Challinor: We must do better to keep the Fylde dream alive

Fylde boss Dave Challinor told his players they must improve to realise their dream of playing in the Football League.

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Connor Wilkinson

Match report: Darlington Mowden Park 40 Fylde RFC 7

A combative first-half performance by Fylde asked plenty of questions of second-placed Darlington Mowden Park but the visitors were gradually worn down in the second period of this top v bottom encounter.

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Dan Bibby (left) celebrates England's medal with team-mate Tom Mitchell

Former Fylde rugby ace helps England to Commonwealth Games bronze

Former Fylde and Kirkham Grammar School rugby ace Dan Bibby helped England to medal success in the sevens at the Commonwealth Games as both the men’s and women’s teams won bronze.
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Kyle Rodgers

Blackpool youth football match of the week: Kirkham Blues Under-14 v FC Rangers

Carl Wallace netted the late winner in a compelling Blackpool and District Youth League Under-14 contest at Boundary Park, where FC Rangers overcame Kirkham Blues 5-4.
Jonny Smith lets fly at Maidstone   Picture: STEVE MCLELLAN

Match report: Maidstone United 1 AFC Fylde 0

Fylde remain in the National League play-off zone despite this disappointing defeat at struggling Maidstone.
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AFC Fylde won at Torquay United on Tuesday evening     Picture: Steve McLellan

AFC Fylde face a fight with fatigue

Dave Challinor says his AFC Fylde players have got to get the tiredness out of their system quickly in order to consolidate their spot in the National League play-offs.

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James Bailey is expected to undergo surgery

Rugby preview: No motivation issues at Fylde, special reunion at Fleetwood

Warren Spragg admits it could be a very long afternoon at high-flying Darlington Mowden Park tomorrow unless his Fylde RFC side improves fast.

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Athletes in the inter-club race at Stanley Park'Picture: David Wood

Fylde coast junior athletes get season off to a fast start

Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde AC’s young athletes were among the competitors for the first Mid Lancs Track and Field meeting at Blackburn’s Witton Park.

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Blackpool FC Girls Under-11s

Fylde coast youth football update: Blackpool FC glory girls, BDYL and YMCA reports

Blackpool FC Girls Under-11s won the West Lancashire Girls’ Cup competition for the second successive year, beating Fillies of Liverpool in the final at Chorley FC.

Jordan Tunnicliffe scores his second against Torquay Picture: STEVE MCLELLAN

Points matter most for Fylde goal hero Tunnicliffe

Two-goal hero Jordan Tunnicliffe insists results are paramount at this stage of the season after AFC Fylde came from behind for the second time in four days to secure a 3-1 victory over Torquay United.

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Jonny Smith

Fylde boss salutes 'outstanding' winger Smith

Winger Jonny Smith couldn’t score for a fourth successive game for AFC Fylde but manager Dave Challinor felt he had his best game for the club in Tuesday's victory at Torquay.

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