Blackpool 2nds started their fourth pre-season friendly game in style as the home side took an early two goal lead both goals coming from Warren Edmondson & Sam Goudie was unlucky to not grab a third as he took the ball round the on rushing Preston goalkeeper only to strike the ball wide. Preston had created very little chances as the Blackpool midfield and defence kept the visitors a bay.
Blackpool came out from the break stronger and more determined to cripple the visitors as a goal line scuffle left Dominic Chadwick to slot home Blackpool’s third & shortly after Ashley Blakemore added two more when some good link up play by midfielders Paul Atherton & Ryan Lynch led to the lead being extended to five. Warren Edmondson added the final deadly blow as he scored two more one of which to keep good composure to nutmeg the goalkeeper for his fourth goal. Excellent defending from Sean Lester, Dave Rayner & Nick Walker kept Preston out of Blackpool’s half. Man of the match was Warren Edmondson who scored four goals to secure Blackpool 2nd XI’s biggest victory yet.
Blackpool Men’s 2nd team entertain Lytham St Annes 4ths at Stanley Park next Saturday and the 1st team entertain Blackburn Northern 1sts also at home. Blackpool Hockey Club would like to thank sponsors Walkabout, Firth Associates of Lytham, Morrow Brothers and Cable & Wireless for their valued sponsorship for the 2006/07 season.