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Fylde coast hockey round-up: Lytham St Annes and Rossall Ladies keep up title chase

Lytham St Annes Hockey Club’s senior ladies remain just one point behind North division two leaders Lancaster after a 3-1 win away to Liverpool Sefton 2.

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Royal Lytham and St Annes to stage Senior Open golf in 2019

The Senior Open will return to Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club in 2019 for the first time in 25 years.

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Fylde boss Challinor wants eight wins to seal play-off spot

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor believes only one team stands in the way of the Coasters’ Football League promotion charge ... his own.

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Boars Head v The George

Fylde coast amateur football round-up: Blackpool Wren Rovers pull clear, Sunday Alliance cup clashes and Anchorsholme FC title bid

Blackpool Wren Rovers got back to winning ways and extended their lead at the summit of the West Lancashire Football League Premier Division with a thumping 5-0 victory.

Connor Wilkinson scored one of Fylde's three tries

Match report: Birmingham Moseley 36 Fylde RFC 21

A gutsy second-half display by Fylde saw them score three tries but they were unable to prevent defeat against powerful hosts at Billesley Common.

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Danny Rowe bursts through for Fylde

Match report: AFC Fylde 0 Leyton Orient 1

AFC Fylde fell to their first home league defeat in five months as Macauley Bonne’s first-half penalty sealed victory for Leyton Orient
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AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor believes his side will be the underdogs on Saturday

Strugglers will still pose a test to AFC Fylde

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor believes his side go into this Saturday’s game against Leyton Orient as the underdogs – despite sitting 16 points ahead of them in the league table.

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Fylde were beaten when they met Hull Ionians last weekend

Fylde coach Spragg rues missed opportunities

Head coach Warren Spragg accepts his Fylde RFC side need to get better at finishing off opportunities when they come their way.

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Dave Challinor

Play-offs a realistic goal for AFC Fylde says boss Challinor

AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits he has revised his ambitions for the season after smashing through the 50-point barrier on Saturday.

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Will Stone scored for Lytham St Annes

Fylde coast hockey update: Lytham St Annes in title chase, Blackpool and Garstang reports

One goal against Fylde 2 was enough to secure Lytham Ladies’ eighth straight win in North Hockey League division two and close the gap on leaders Lancaster to a single point.

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Danny Rowe scores his second at Gateshead

AFC Fylde chart-topper Rowe aiming to strike again and again

AFC Fylde hitman Danny Rowe continues to defy the odds after going three goals clear at the top of the National League goalscoring charts.

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The George v Layton Seniors

E&P extend lead in Sunday Alliance: Fylde coast amateur football update

E&P Publications stretched their lead in the first division of the Bathroom Solutions Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance to 10 points with a  9-1 win against AFC Jewsons Blackpool.

Two-goal hero Danny Rowe

Challinor pleased to see Fylde keep control in Gateshead

Dave Challinor was pleased with the way his AFC Fylde side controlled the game at Gateshead on Saturday but felt they could have won even more convincingly.

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Tom Carleton attacks for Fylde

Match report: Fylde RFC 12 Hull Ionians 14

Two of the bottom three in National One staged a closely fought, end-to-end, attacking encounter at the Woodlands, where the visitors claimed a precious victory in the relegation stakes.
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Jordan Tunnicliffe climbs highest for Fylde at Gateshead

Match report: Gateshead 1 AFC Fylde 2

Fylde returned to winning ways and to the National League play-off zone with a comfortable victory on Tyneside.
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Dave Chalinor

One point from target but Fylde boss Challinor is still looking up

They are one point away from the total most in the National League count as the safety barometer and now AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor is readjusting his aims – a play-off push.

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Chris Briers

Must-win game and we'll give it everything vows Fylde RFC coach

Head coach Warren Spragg is making no attempt to play down the importance of Saturday's home clash with Hull Ionians in Fylde RFC’s bid to climb off the bottom of National League One.

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Action from the Wyre and Fylde Year 7 event

St Aidan's, Carr Hill and Thames schools win through to county athletics finals

The sportshall athletics season has continued at a cracking pace and last week the Year 7 pupils from Wyre and Fylde schools competed for places in the county finals.

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The gold-winning boys of KGJS

Golden glory for Kirkham Grammar at indoor athletics

Kirkham Grammar Junior School returned with a magnificent medal haul from the Association of Junior Independent Schools Indoor Athletics Championships at Wigan Indoor Arena.

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Jimmy Armfield: Stars arrive for funeral service as Blackpool says an emotional farewell

Big names of the sporting world were among those who turned out to pay their respects to Jimmy Armfield at his funeral this afternoon.

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