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LINK-Sport Thornton Cleveleys Leapfrog Fleetwood to take Top Spot! Thornton Cleveleys FC moved into top spot of the Sports 360 West Lancashire League Division 1 with another goal fest at New Bourne Park. Croston were the visitors on a very cold day in December but goals from Frankland, Bailey, Smith, Warwick, and Perkes only added to Croston misery. Manager John Mendonca was full of praise for his squad which has been dogged by a number of injuries of late. TCFCs game on the 19th fell foul to the weather and we had to wait until January 2nd to welcome visitors Fleetwood Hesketh Bank. After a treacherous journey from Southport the visitors found themselves 2-0 down in the first half and then the 3rd killed the game off before a late reply made the score line more respectable Pete Borrowdale grabbed a double with Paul Bailey getting on the score sheet as well. This was TCFCs 5th win on the trot and it catapulted them to the top of the table. An away win on Jan 24th saw them maintain their lofty position winning 1 -3 against local rivals Norcross and Warbreck with Frankland, Smith and that man Bailey on the score sheet again “The place is buzzing at the moment” said manager John Mendonca “The lads are playing very good football its nice on the eye and I’m delighted to see more and more supporters come down on match day despite the weather to support the team”

Sports 360 West Lancashire League Division 1 P. Team TOP 6 TEAMS P W D L Pts. ............................................................................... 1. T.C.F.C Seniors 1st Team 15 13 1 1 40 2. Fleetwood Hesketh 14 12 2 1 38 3. Slyne With Hest 14 9 5 1 32 4. Hawcoat Park 16 8 4 4 28 5. Hesketh Bank 13 6 3 5 21 6. Crooklands Casuals 13 5 3 5 18

www.thorntonclevleysfc.org FEBRUARY Fixtures 6th Feb TCFC v Slyne with Hest Kick off 3pm West Lancs league 13th Feb TCFC v Burnley Utd Kick off 2.30pm Presidents Cup 20th Feb Slyne with Hest v TCFC Kick off 3pm West Lancs league 27th Feb TCFC v Crooklands Casuals Kick off 3pm West Lancs league T.C.F.C Junior Round up Very little football has been played between 13th December and January 17th but special mention must go to all managers, players and parents for their unwavering commitment and effort in trying to get games played – well done. Academy (Under 6s Under 7s and Under 8s) We are not allowed to publish results due to an FA ruling which prevents any child under the age of 9 playing in a league where results are recorded but nevertheless the academy goes from strength to strength TCFC currently has over 21 players representing their Under 8s squad 14 in their Under 7s squad and 10 in their Under 6s squad a 200 percent increase on last year “Its all down to the hard work and dedication of our coaches” said academy director Steve Spencer “Word travels fast when your doing a good job we’re also grateful to our schools for promoting the good work we do there as well” The academy is running a series of free sessions in the coming weeks to recruit more players into their young squads 40 youngsters have already registered their interest to attend these sessions call Steve on 07930640087

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