Blackpool travelled away to Glaxo at the weekend to face an old foe, and the match lived up to the hype.
Two well taken short corners from Glaxo put them ahead with 20 minutes played but Blackpool continued to play well, passing and running like they can but have not yet done playing away from home.
Despite being 2-0 down the away side continued to push and scored when Blacow put in Morgan who duly finished past a diving keeper.
Glaxo weren’t rattled but Blackpool continued to push on and soon scored another when a through ball from Morrow put in Blacow who slotted the ball under the keeper’s body. It was 2-2.
At this point, Glaxo were being run off the pitch by great movement and the defence pushing forward. A couple of long corners saw the ball in the D again, this time Morgan hitting the backboard from a tight angle.
Unfortunately the game didn’t finish there. Glaxo came out a renewed side in the second half and throughout pushed Blackpool to the limit. More penalty corners were given and Glaxo put away four more, a 75% success rate all-in-all.
Blackpool’s cause was not helped when Mortimer was sent off for 10 minutes, nor for the fact that again, they had no substitutes to call upon.
Blackpool can take a little heart that they played well overall but little consolation as they languish – for now – at the bottom of the table.
© Joe Boniface 22/10/07