Blackpool were unlucky to lose although lucky to be playing as ice on the pitch delayed the start by over half an hour in Northwich, middle of Cheshire. They started brightly with an early goal from Simon Thomas. They could easily have gone further ahead after several one-on-ones with the opposing goalie were squandered by a succession of Blackpool strikers – Dave Morgan, Mitch Blakemore and also David Wright when he came on from the subs bench. Instead Winnington Park managed to scramble a goal and force themselves back into the game. It was stalemate for much of the rest of the match with both sides seeing half chnaces but the defences on top. However Winnington Park earned themselves a rare short corner from which they scored, and Blackpool were just unable to find an equalizer.
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