Six of the best as leaders continue to destroy rivals

Andy Dunn moves forward for Leyland with Blackpool's Jordan Payne chasing.
Andy Dunn moves forward for Leyland with Blackpool's Jordan Payne chasing.
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It was seaside delight for Leyland and Chorley men as they ran out convincing winners against Blackpool seconds.

The 6-0 victory extended the table-toppers lead in the Barrington Sports Division Four North to eight points.

L&C started with great tempo to their passing game as Mark Swann and Simon Myers found time and space to pick Blackpool apart.

However, both Roger Swansbury and Craig Wilson were unable to convert good chances in the D.

Matt Wilson then found space down the right hand side but his shot was well saved.

L&C took a deserved lead after 20 minutes when Mark Swann’s flick from a short corner was too strong for the Blackpool keeper and found its way into the bottom corner.

Blackpool struggled to get a foothold in the game with Tim Button Gary Fredericks and Andy Dunn standing firm in defence.

Leyland and Chorley’s lead was doubled just after the half hour mark, Swansbury converting a Mark Swann short corner.

The visitors got the second half off to a perfect start as James Gallacher won the ball midway in the Blackpool half and drove quickly into the D and fired home from close range.

L&C continued to push forwards and deny Blackpool any time on the ball, winning possession and moving the ball at pace into the D creating chances aplenty, with Dave Rimmer firing narrowly wide following a neat pass from young debutant Alex Willson.

Leyland and Chorley got their fourth goal as Gallacher again caused mayhem in the Blackpool defence with a fine run and shot, his shot smashing into the post, but fortunately Craig Wilson was on hand to tap home.

Swansbury made it five with an expert volleyed finish just after the hour mark as the ball ricocheted to him from Gary Swann’s drive into the D and Wilson got his second late on to complete a comfortable win.

n On Sunday, the first team had a rare day to forget when they took a step up in class and took on Blackpool firsts in the Lancashire cup.

Despite L&C taking the lead early on, Blackpool’s quality shone through and they ran out 6-1 winners.

Leyland and Chorley started well and found themselves a goal up their fine play deserved on 15 minutes as a well worked short corner was turned in at the back post by Craig Wilson.

L&C continued to have the better of the half with Simon Myers, Mark Swann and Mark Collier all going close.

Blackpool hit back in controversial style when a strike from a short corner looked to be flying high over the backboard before deflecting off keeper Wilding.

In a mad five minutes, Craig Wilson saw yellow and Blackpool took advantage – an unfortunate turn of events with lady luck on the side two divisions above. Blackpool ran out easy winners but it could have been so different.