Blackpool took the lead three times in the first half of their game away at Lancaster University only to be pegged back each time by a resilient student team.
David Wright scored first following a solo run for a dream start minutes from the push back. Jack Boniface scored the second from a short corner and David Wright scored the third, again beating the opposition goalie in a one-on-one.
Blackpool’s defence struggled against the swift counter-attacking and Lancaster took their chances well with four goals conceded by half time.
The second half saw Blackpool dominate with a spirited team performance, and the scores were levelled with a goal from open play from winger Mike Ashfield. Yet again Lancaster responded and scored from a rare short corner.
Time was beginning to run out for Blackpool but they hung on in and won several short corners. Finally one worked with Dave Morgan getting a shot away to make it 5-5.
With Blackpool thinking they had won a point Lancaster won a short corner in the final minute and managed to scramble a shot into the goal leaving Blackpool with no time to reply.
Blackpool were gutted they’d missed out on another opportunity to gain much needed points, but it was a real team performance against a difficult side now in 2nd placed, and this brings new hope in the battle against relegation from Division 3.