Blackpool and Carlisle seem to share a similar history. Their 1st teams are in Div 3 & 4 respectively, whilst their 2nd teams both (re-)entered the league last year and proceeded to dominate Div 10N until they both secured promotion and the championship went to Carlisle on goal difference after an epic game at Lytham sands with Blackpool late spectators.
Both clubs also make maximum use out of Fixtures Live with full scorers info and regular informative match reports, and so the neutrals were excited about the visit of Rob Gordon. Unfortunately the fixture clashed with the my son’s birthday , so instead of marshalling the Blackpool defence, I was stuck at home trying to organise a bunch of roudy 7 year old kids at a Doctor Who themed party and defending my home and contents against the marauding visitors.
Needless to say I lost my personal battle at home but am happy to report that on the hockey pitch it was an honourable draw. As soon as I get the details I’ll post more, but until then I can recommend Rob’s report via the Carlisle page, and I look forward to the return match on the final weekend of the season where promotion may still be in the balance.