Fylde coast amateur football: Ardwick win opens up title race in Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Alliance

Another exciting round of fixtures in the Blackpool and Fylde Sunday Football Alliance took place over the weekend, after all teams had paid tribute to Jordan Banks, the Clifton Rangers JFC player whose tragic loss has touched the nation’s hearts.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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The title race blown right open by fourth-placed AFC Ardwick, who defeated premier division leaders Highfield Social by the only goal.

JD South Blackpool South couldn’t take advantage, though, as fifth-placed Broomfield Brewhouse sealed an entertaining 4-3 win over them with a 94th-minute winner.

Sunday Alliance action from Marton's victory over Attend-a-Lock Picture: KAREN TEBBUTT

That enabled The Queens to climb into second place, just two points off the top with a game in hand, after winning their derby game at FC Fleetwood 4-0.

The other top-flight game saw FC Albion move within two points of Phoenix Car Care by beating them 5-2.

Mavricks extended their lead at the top of division one to four points with a 5-1 home win over third-placed Little Black Pug.

Chekk Elec are up to fourth after edging past Number 3 3-2, overtaking Unity Rangers and AFC Jacinta, who played out a 1-1 draw.

Marton FC picked up their first win since lockdown, moving a point above Attend-a-Lock by winning their midtable clash 3-1. And in the battle at the bottom, Belle Vue were 9-3 winners away to AFC Broadwater.

Unbeaten division two leaders FC Rangers responded to a rare draw with a ruthless 11-1 win over Highlands.

FC Ciao Ciao remain five points behind from a game more after their 8-1 victory over H&A Club.

Completing the series of big wins for the top three, Fleetwood Gym Seniors had a 7-0 success over 21st Century Windows.

Clifton Rangers also scored seven, beating bottom club Marshall Court 7-4 to climb to fifth.

Finally, Highfield’s win over second-bottom Freckleton lifted them three points and two places above the visitors.

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