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Victory at 2014 Lancashire FA Amateur Shield Final for Thornton Cleveleys FC

For the first time ever Thornton Cleveleys FC were crowned champions of the Lancashire FA Amateur Shield competition on Friday night at The County Ground in Leyland.

Following a tight game against local rivals Blackpool Wren Rovers, Mike Mcalpine scored the winning goal towards the end of the second half, making the final score 1-0. The team’s delight after the match was obvious, having achieved this title against clear favourites who were recently Amateur Shield champions in both 2009 & 2010.

Lancashire FA were delighted to reach this final stage of the competition, with the final being played in accordance with the original schedule. Following some of the heaviest winter rainfall for many years, this hardly seemed possible only a few weeks ago!

It was a pleasure once again, for Thornton Sports to sponsor this local event for the third consecutive year, having sponsored the Lancashire FA Senior Cup previously. Over 270 watched the match at The County Ground in Leyland, where Thornton Sports installed new training and community facilities in 2011. Works there involved resurfacing of a sand-filled synthetic grass pitch with our in-house UK manufactured SoccerTurf 40M 3rd Generation surface, and also construction of an adjacent new 5-a-side sports pitch with a similar SoccerTurf surface.

To discuss any planned sports surfacing requirements please call 01282 777 345 or email



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