Although Lymm were the better team and fully deserved to win, the 5-1 scoreline doesn’t tell the story of the game.
Lymm scored from an early short corner, which happened to be their only one in the first half. Blackpool were unable to convert any of theirs in either half, although went close. In fact Blackpool were putting more pressure on Lymm by the end of the first half but went into the break 1-0 down.
There were further chances from shorts in the second half, but it was Lymm who converted from theirs with 3 further goals to end Blackpool’s title hopes.
Lymm scored another from open play when their tall shaggy haired, but very skillful, midfielder eluded three tackles to enter the D and pass to his team-mate Banshi Mistry for a simple tap-in, after his brother Atish Mistry had to leave him unmarked to defend against the advancing midfielder.
Blackpool grabbed a solitary consolation goal when the ball was hit up to Ian Swaine, who held up the ball well, and then released a devastating pass to Dave Morgan, who helped the ball over the keeper. But too little too late, and final score 5-1.
So, with promotion secured and championship hopes all but over, attention switches to tomorrow’s Lancashire Trophy Final against Division 3 side Mossley Hill in Preston.