Only a last minute goal stopped Blackpool 2’s from taking a win against a much stronger Lytham 4’s on Saturday in their final friendly before the start of the 2006/07 hockey league. Blackpool twice took the lead in a game that was strongly contested from the start, with excellent attacking and defending from both sides. Goals from Alex Diver and Warren Edmondson gave Blackpool the lead in both halves.
Lytham clawed back a goal in the dying minutes of the game to claim a deserved draw, but still didn’t manage to bring to a halt Blackpool’s 100% unbeaten record this season. Blackpool 2’s play Preston away in their first league game next Saturday, and will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten run.