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Key news and reports: WEEKEND 6/7 FEBRUARY 2016

WINLESS WEEKEND: THREE GAMES - THREE DEFEATS - THREE POSTPONED

Storm Imogen was the latest weather action to hit the UK but for once the north got away fairly lightly with the worst hit area being the west country which was battered by winds nearing 100 mph. However, enough rain had again fallen on the Fylde Coast during the week to keep many pitches under water causing numerous games to be postponed, including both our Under 14s and 16s Boys teams' fixtures. Our 16s Girls though did manage to play on the Sunday morning at Blackpool Rd North against St Annes FC. It was dry and bright morning but the strong wind blowing off the sea made for very difficult conditions. Our girls had it behind them in the 1st half but we failed to capitalise on chances we created whilst at the other end the home side netted twice to take a 2-0 lead into the break. With the elements in their favour after the restart the physically stronger St Annes FC outfit took full advantage and added a further four goals to win 6-0.

Conditions were most unpleasant on the Saturday morning with heavy drizzle and a bitterly cold wind making it very difficult for the games which were played. At Seafield our 12 Boys took on St Annes United and despite the awful weather the two teams served up a very entertaining contest. We went ahead with a strike by Ashley Waterfield following great work from Angelo Vinci. Just before the break though the visitors equalised with a rather fortuitous goal when a shot took a wicked deflection sending the ball looping into the net just under the crossbar to make it 1-1 at the break. It remained a very even game after the interval with chances at both ends but it was St Annes who went ahead with a well taken goal. Although we pressed hard in the latter stages to find a leveller we were denied by two brilliant saves from the visitors' keeper which helped his team to secure a 2-1 victory. On the next pitch our 10s went down 3-0 to Poulton Dynamos.            


 

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