Blackpool once again came into the game needing a win to keep pressure on the teams above them, however Bolton had other ideas. Blackpool made several changes to the team that played last week and welcomed back striker Alex Diver and Vice- Captain Simon Thomas. On a sunny day, Blackpool started the brighter of the two teams and it was Alex Diver who put Blackpool ahead with a neat finish past the Bolton keeper. Blackpool were having the better of the half and doubled the lead through Simon Thomas, who capped off a fantastic flowing Blackpool move. Blackpool were 2-0 up at half time, however there was no room for complacency.
As the second half started it was clear Bolton were up for it and they pulled one back after a mix up in the Blackpool defence. It looked like Blackpool were in for a rough ride and then were punished again by Bolton who equalised midway through the half. 2-2. Blackpool then piled on the pressure but just couldn’t find the net, but as Blackpool pressed so did Bolton and if not for some fine saves by Graeme Kilshaw Blackpool could have found themselves in real trouble. With the half coming to a close Blackpool found themselves thwarted by the keeper, defenders and their own accuracy in their efforts to find the net.
The game finished and Blackpool could only manage a draw at home but a point is better than none. It was just one of those days for Pool.
By Phil Taylor