Blackpool came into this game against their local rivals knowing that a win was necessary in their fight against relegation. They were buoyed by the presence of their greatest ever captain Andy Gerrard who had to retire several years ago due to the state of his knees.
Blackpool absolutely dominated the first 20 minutes and were most unlucky not to score, with Jack Boniface’s miss when certain to score on the post most notable.
With Lytham’s first foray into Blackpool’s half they managed to scramble a goal. They then had further attacks and were about to score again with the ball on it’s way to the back-boards before Peter Latimer dived with his full body and managed to push it to safety, although his knees and elbows weren’t so lucky and proceeded to spurt blood for the rest of the game.
Blackpool couldn’t believe they were a goal down at half-time but we determined to make their greater superiority count. This they did in style straight from the push back when the Morrow brothers Liam & Keiron interplayed on the right, before Liam passed to Dave Morgan to score the eqauliser.
Minutes later James Slater’s strike on goal unluckily hit the post but Dave Morgan was in the right place to convert the rebound into a goal. Blackpool extended their lead when a bouncing pass from David Wright was struck with unstoppable force by James Slater.
Blackpool kept playing freely using the vast space Lytham were giving them, although this did mean the game opened up. Lytham managed to grab one back but Blackpool returned to their two goal lead when Dave Morgan scored his hat-trick from a David Wright pass, with the goal also happening to be his 100th for the club (according to this website).
This result gives Blackpool hope in their battle against relegation from Division 3 with Runcorn 6 points and Lytham 7 points above them.