Stranded Doble buoyed by scintillating Seear

Blackpool Wren Rovers took the honours in the Fylde coast derby – after manager Craig Doble picked the side 2,000 miles away!

Doble is stranded in Corfu after an air traffic control system problem left thousands of British holidaymakers stuck abroad.

Doble picked his team from his sun-lounger and was kept up to speed via text message as Wrens beat Poulton 3-2.

Rob Hanslip put them ahead and a Ric Seear double, his 10th and 11th goals of the season, put Wrens in cruise control. But Poulton hit back in the second half through Mitch Cheetham and Neil Unsworth to set up a nervy finish, both in South Shore and Corfu…

CMB made it a perfect seven wins from seven to stay top with a 4-1 win over Turton. Carl Grimshaw and Ben Thornton scored a double in either half with Sam Hulme replying for the visitors.

Milnthorpe’s impressive start to the season continued with a resounding 8-1 win over Slyne.

Reece Pearce came back to haunt his former club with a treble and Joel Davidson also netted a hat-trick for Milnthorpe.

Craig Ronald had set the ball rolling for Milnthorpe only for Joseph Waring to equalise for the visitors.

Pearce and Davidson then set about Slyne with Jenson Butterworth also getting on the scoresheet.

A Mike Galliers penalty separated Burscough Richmond and Fulwood Amateurs in the home side’s favour while Wyre Villa remain without a point after a 3-0 home loss to Thornton Cleveleys, goals from Billy Dollin and Oliver Wilkinson plus an own goal winning it for Terry Green’s side.

Lostock St Gerards had to come from behind to beat Coppull who had led through Taylor Brickell.

Olly Evans and Andrew Leggett made it 2-1 at half time and that’s how it stayed.

Lytham Town and Ulverston Rangers took full advantage of Askam dropping points to go top of Division One.

Both sides won 2-0, Town beating Croston Sports thanks to goals from Tom Eastham and Billy Bould.

Sam Pinnegor and Scott McDonald were on target in Ulverston’s win at Millom.

Askam equalised in injury time to grab a point at Crooklands Casuals in a 2-2 draw. All the goals came in the second half, Kyle Delves and Ben Phizaklea trading goals.

Jason Walker put Crooklands back ahead before Declan Baines’ late intervention.

Haslingden St Mary’s prevailed 3-1 over Chipping, Charlie Yates, Leon Barker-Williams and Jordan Lewis on target for the home side, Gary Knight netting for Chipping.

Hesketh Bank saw off local rivals Southport Hesketh 3-0 with Richard Burns grabbing another double and Lewis Johnston also on target.

Carnforth Rangers came back from two down to beat Kendal County 4-2 at home. Jay Hayton and Jack Brench put Kendal ahead but the two Joes – Jobling and Wilkinson – restored parity by the break.

Jobling and Cole Holt completed the turnaround in the second period.

Freckleton are now five points clear in Division Two after their seventh win from eight games, 3-2 at AFC Blackpool Reserves.

An own goal and Courtney Skerritt put Freck two up with Danny Sumner halving the deficit. Skerritt restored the advantage but Denny Cain made it 3-2 with no further goals.

Walney Island are second after a 0-0 draw at home to Hawcoat Park while Astley and Buckshaw are in third after a come from behind win at home to Stoneclough.

Austin Almond put Stoneclough ahead but an own goal and Kurt Robinson’s winner consigned them to another defeat.

It was a tale of two halves at Caton where the home side raced into a 4-0 lead by the break against Garstang Reserves through Kris Worsley and an eight minute Edward Harrison hat-trick.

Owen Pye, Luke Williams and Lewis Heap then replied for Garstang but Caton hung on for the three points.

Pause United are in seventh after a 3-1 victory over Kendal United, Taylor Fagan, Callum Moore and Tom Knight netting for Pause. Jonny Voortman had pulled one back for Kendal.

Charnock Richard and Euxton Villa cancelled each other out in the reserves derby, Mohammed Butt’s effort for Charnock matched by Jacob Greenhalgh for Euxton Villa.

Galgate remain bottom after a 5-1 reverse to Storeys, Jamie Hastings, David Whitelaw and Robbie Mooring on the scoresheet for Storeys.

Shaun Duffy grabbed a consolation for Galgate.

Where next?

Walney shine in the sun to win battle of top two The top and bottom of the five West Lancashire League divisions are now starting to take shape after a sun-drenched Saturday, writes BEN SMITH, with pictures of Poulton v Rossendale by DONNA ARTIS.
Fabulous Freck hit five to go clear at top Premier Division leaders CMB made it six wins from six to start the season on Saturday, fittingly scoring six goals in the process with pictures from Freckleton v Charnock Richard Res by PAUL HUNT.

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