Blackpool lost again by a single goal against Wilmslow, who are a quality side. However a draw would have been a fairer result.
The 1st half was quite open with both sides attacking. Wilmslow had several short corners saved by Kilshaw flying across his goal, and they even had a penalty flick overturned (correctly). They did manage to score first making it 1-0 at half-time.
Blackpool came out strongly in the 2nd half and Liam Morrow scored his first league goal of the season from a tight angle on the right hand side of the D following a classic counter-attacking play from the home side. Unfortunately Wilmslow scored soon afterwards to retake the lead, but Blackpool were not finished. There was plenty more attacking, and with 5 minutes less an equaliser was scored by Mortimer.
The relief on the home side was evident and they felt sure of holding on for a draw at least, if not pressing on for a winner. However a late Wilmslow free hit on the edges of the Blackpool D went direct to one of their players who managed a slight touch, and the ball bobbled right under Kilshaw’s feet in goal. A horrible way to end the match but it in no way detracted from his overall performance to which he was awarded Man of the Match.
The match once again highlighted how Blackpool can be as good as any side in the division on their day, but there have been too many bad days this season and so the team lingers in the bottom half of the table instead of the top half.