Blackpool got off to the worst start by conceding within a couple of minutes to a fired up Carlisle team. Carlisle continued to have the best of the first half, constantly causing problems and only some mighty saves from keeper Graeme Kilshaw keeping Blackpool in the game. Blackpool had chances and were unlucky not to convert at short corners but too many unforced errors were giving any initiative they had away.
After a stern half-time team talk Blackpool improved their play, however were caught out after a couple of counter-attacks and soon faced a three goal deficit. Never a team to give up, play continued to improve and with some better passing between players more attacks were reaching the opposition D. Several short corners were awarded and firstly Jack Boniface converted from one, and minutes later Dave Morgan also scored from a well orchestrated routine. Carlisle upped their game, keen not to lose their well earned lead, and the rest of the game was even sided. Blackpool’s mistakes increased as they attempted to score another goal and at the final whistle Carlisle had the upper hand and clinched all three points.
This second defeat leaves Blackpool in bottom place but both games have been tight, so there is an expectation that a win at home next week is very achievable.
Opposition Man of Match – we forgot to ask Players Votes – again, we didn’t do but I would say Graeme Kilshaw should have won, as he kept us in the game