Blackpool 4 – Formby 2 Both teams started the game with some good passing movement but Formby looked the better going forward in the first 10 minutes having seen 3 balls fizzed across the dee but kept out by Blackpools solid defence. Blackpool were the first to open the scoring with Morty Snr crashing a shot into the goal from top dee. With some more good passing movement from Blackpool 5 minutes later the score was 2 – 0 with a solo run from Morty Snr seeing a pass across goal ceflected into the goal. Blackpool the let off the pressure on Formby, and to their advantage as a free hit was taken quickly and the Blackpool team caught on their heels let Formby get a vital goal before half time as a reverse shot misred by keeper rainbow crossed the line. The second half wasnt much better for Blackpool as a lot of miscommunication from midfield and defence led to Formby getting the most imprtant equalizer. The Blackpool team were all over the show not concentrating and squandering passes left, right and centre. If it wasn’t for the strong back line of Brookes, Allen, Atherton and Rowe Formby would’ve had many more chance to create a lead and win the game. Fortunately man of the match Rainbow did his job in goal and made some oustanding saves to keep Blackpool in the game. Blackpool thens showed Formby why they are battling for promotion as in the last 5 mintues Morty Snr set up a Hayes goal which he lobbed over the keeper and had time to hit it in the net and then Morty Snr went on to collect his hat-trick with Blackpools 4th goal. Blackpool come away from this game with a win which makes it 4 on the trot and have a break before the major 6 point game against Bury in 2 weeks time.
By Nick Rainbow