Blackpool 2XI welcomed University of Liverpool 2XI to Stanley Park with Blackpool looking to build on from last weeks away win. Liverpool started brightly carving a number of chances resulting in many efforts on the Blackpool goal. They soon took the lead but Blackpool got themselves back into the game when Chris Hocking made the scores level. Chris Hocking then put Blackpool in the lead when Simon Thomas drilled a ball into D where Hocking was waiting to deflect the ball over the keeper. Liverpool carried on to produced a number of efforts on goals and grabbed an equaliser from the resulting pressure. Some great saves from Blackpool keeper Graeme Kilshaw kept the scores level until Blackpool won a penalty corner and Kieran Harris gave Blackpool a half time lead when he scored with a drag flick for the resulting penalty corner. Blackpool came quickly out the traps in the second half where they extended their lead when Hocking grabbed Blackpools 4th and his hattrick. Liverpool responded well and very quickly got themselves back into the game with two quick goals to put the scores level at 4-4. The game then became very open with end to end action but it was Blackpool who were clinal with their finishing, Kieran Harris scoring again to put Blackpool back into the lead before he then grabbed another two goals to claim his hattrick and a fourth goal for himself. Nathan Woodman scored a very good goal when he deflected a ball driven into the D past the goalkeeper from about 15 yards out. Liverpool did score again but Blackpool proved too strong. Blackpool will be very happy with a win against a very good side and especially with how well they took all their chances.
By Paul Atherton