Blackpool Juniors entertained the experienced Southport team. Southports experience soon told with Blackpool firmly entrenched in their own half, with Southport being their own downfall when it came to taking the lead. Nevertheless, inevitably the Goals came and Blackpool rarely threatened the southport keeper in the first half. The 2nd half and some boosted confidence saw a Blackpool break and the ball finding its way to Tom Lyons, who after neatly controlling the ball, proceeded to despatch the ball into the roof of the net, passed a somewhat dazed Southport keeper to score by far the goal of the match. Blackpool kept working hard and Tom secured his second with a sharp reverse shot ! A future talent beckons. All told the Southport squad proved too strong, and deserved the 4 2 victory, but Blackpool should take heart from a stirling performance. Blackpool entertain Springfields next weekend.
(c) Rob Abbott 18/3/12