Blackpool continued from last week to score a second successive away win in their outside bid to escape from relegation.
Yet again they started poorly conceding a goal by being asleep. They responded by a well worked Dave Morgan short corner. They fell behind once more after some sloppy marking gave Triton an ideal opportunity. Blackpool began to play good passing hockey but spurned several chances before half-time.
David Wright was taken off at half-time to be replaced by Rob Pasqualino much to his bemusement, however it was Pasqualino who scored the equalizer after Blackpool attacked in waves at the start of the second half. Regular rolling of the solitary substitute followed and David Wright was back on the pitch to take the lead for Blackpool and a win looked in the bag with Blackpool having all the possession.
However Triton refused to lie down and when Blackpool got carried away attacking they counter-attacked and won a short corner. Although they didn’t score immediately from the set piece, they did manage to beat the diving Kilshaw in goal and defender Latimer could only stop the ball with his foot rather than stick. A penalty stroke was duly awarded and Triton equalised at 3-3.
Blackpool were desperate for the full three points. Graeme Kilshaw made some great instinctive saves, young Craig Brookes played out of his skin at right back, together with Peter Latimer and Sean Lester making the defence relatively solid. Liam Morrow was causing all sorts of problems running from midfield, and the pace of James Slater on the right wing was beating the slow Triton defence every time. Dave Morgan took Blackpool into the lead and is now on form at last, with 7 goals from the past 8 games. A fifth and deciding goal followed with Jack Boniface trickling the ball through the opposing keeper’s legs – a nutmeg at snail’s pace!
This great result leaves Blackpool just four points away from safety but with only four games left.