Preston were the team this week who tried to stop Blackpool from gaining promotion. Blackpool were trying to shake off the rustiness after 2 weeks off and their break showed when Blackpool were caught out early by some raw pace and went 1-0 down so they had to pick themselves up and push on for an equalizer. The equalizer was not far off after a short corner was saved and captain fantastic Simon Allen converted the rebound to put Blackpool level. With regards to the first half it was rather dull as passes were going astray for both sides and the each defence were refusing to be penetrated for a second time. Blackpool did have several chances mind you but failed to make Preston pay.
The second half started with Blackpool intending to attack Preston and push them to their limits. Finally Blackpool’s breakthrough game through an unfortunate deflection of a Preston defender and somehow Simon “The Hunter” Thomas was credited with the goal, obvious bribing involved. However Preston drew level to make the game more interesting but Blackpool grabbed a third goal after a disguising pass from Nathan Woodman fell to Chris Hocking who slotted home to add another to his tally for this season. Blackpool thought they had sealed the game after some Brazil like passing to create the fourth goal through David Wright, the whole team were knee slapping in joy but they switched off and conceded from possibly the thickest edge you will ever see leaving Kilshaw stranded on his line, however Blackpool hung on till the end.
Blackpool once again managed to make hard work for themselves but got the three points to show the rest of the league they are going to win promotion however Blackpool have to carry on winning and have to overcome Bolton next week. Blackpool once again managed to make hard work for themselves but got the three points to show the rest of the league they are going to win promotion however Blackpool have to carry on winning and have to overcome Bolton next week.