On the back of last week’s win, Blackpool knew they had the upper hand going into Saturday’s game but it was not going to be easy. An incredibly fast pitch saw the home side use it to the best of their advantage retaining the ball for much of the game. However close Blackpool came to scoring there was always the threat of a counter attack which brought out the best of goalkeeper and Man of the Match, Graeme Kilshaw, saving Blackpool with some fine reflex saves.
However, Blackpool continued to push and scored from a long corner when Sam Goudie dinked the ball over a stranded keeper.
The second half saw much of the same, Blackpool were playing some of their best hockey in years, their passing game far out playing their opponents’. Blackpool were awarded again with a goal from a fierce shot from Kieron Morrow.
Minutes later Pasqualino cleared from the line to retain the gap and the Blackpool defence had to work hard for the last 10 minutes, but as the final whistle blew, they knew they deserved the win and the outlook now looks far better for the Tangerines than it did two weeks ago.
© Joe Boniface 19/11/07