Blackpool once again came into a tough match knowing only a win will do. Blackpool and Keswick were obviously pumped up for this match; it was Keswick who came out the better side as they took an early lead leaving Blackpool on the back foot early on. However Blackpool replied soon after as Simon Allen smashed in a short corner, he certainly did smash it, the Keswick keeper had no chance with it! Blackpool immediately back in the game. The general play was tough and it was limited to a free flowing as Keswick packed the midfield which worked to their advantage however Blackpool got their heads down and pushed on and then David Wright put Blackpool into the lead with an easy finish as he followed up shot from another short corner. Blackpool went into the break 2-1 up but not yet comfortable.
The second half began and it couldn’t have started any worse for Blackpool as Keswick put themselves back in with a shout as they made it 2-2. This shook Blackpool who had to rely on what can only be described as unorthodox defending and some fantastic saves from Graeme Kilshaw to keep themselves in the game. Blackpool finally got the break they needed as some persistent work from Paul Atherton paid off as Nathan Woodman had an easy chance to slot home. Blackpool had regained their lead and then managed to hold on even if they were reduced to 10 men for the 2nd week in a row. Blackpool dug in deep to beat a fantastic Keswick side, the game could have gone either way but lady luck smiled on Blackpool today.