Jordan is a Payne in the Keswick side
Saturday saw Blackpool mens 2nd team face an old foe in the form of Keswick Mens 2nd. A team they know very well from past seasons and almost all of which have been close affairs.
As Blackpool lined up with yet another changed team from previous weeks they were expecting a tight game with both teams known to enjoy a fast paced passing game. It was with this in mind that Blackpool went on the attack early hoping to put the travelling team on the back foot.
The early pressure soon told as the newly paired strike partnership of Payne and Hayes found themselves with space in the area, with Jordan Payne finding Hayes, who had time to finish neatly past the on rushing keeper.
With Blackpool 1-0 up they knew they could not rest a single goal lead and pushed for a second from the Keswick restart. Boyne and Pasqualino working hard in the centre of the park to break down the Keswick play distributed the ball out wide to the Blackpool wings where they knew they had the pace to attack on the counter. A clever pass from Boyne found its way to Sam Robinson who, after a good run, passed the ball to Payne, who smashed the ball into the net for Blackpools 2nd of the day.
Blackpool pushed high up the pitch in search of their third goal of the game and didn’t have to wait long for it, as Sam Bury collected the ball on the half way line ghosted past several players into the D. His shot was initially well saved by the keeper, only for the loose ball to be pounced upon by the waiting Jordan Payne at the back post, who slotted the ball into the back of the net.
Half time could not come quick enough for the visitors. With Blackpool 3-0 up, the team talk was an easy one for the home captain, Sam Owen, who instructed the team to carry on pressing and to win the second half. Blackpool set themselves for Keswick to come out hard but it was again the home team that struck first and again it was Jordan payne who finished a neat passing move from Blackpool.
It was time for the midfield to get on the score sheet and Sam Robinson scored a nice goal passed the Keswick keeper. With the game coming to an end Blackpool pushed hard to finish on a high and again it came in the form of Payne, who drew the keeper from his line and calmly flicked it into the waiting net.
The game finished 6-0 and left Blackpool feeling they got what was deserved them after some good passing and a high work rate.