Blackpool’s push for promotion continued with a hard fought 1-1 draw away to rivals Colwyn Bay firsts.
Blackpool looked the more comfortable of the sides during the opening exchanges, but the home team, driven on by a large local support began to come back into the match after the opening quarter of an hour.
Colwyn really should have taken the lead, but they squandered a three-on-one advantage, losing out to lone defender Josh Boyne making a vital last ditch challenge. They were made to pay for this missed opportunity as Blackpool broke the deadlock via a Dave Morgan strike at a penalty corner.
This slender advantage was gifted back almost instantly as Colwyn made amends for their previous gaffe by finding a neat equaliser after Blackpool failed to clear their lines.
After the break both teams were reduced down to 10 men with players sent to the sidelines for a variety of incidents. Colwyn even had two spells with just 9 players on the pitch, but despite a number of penalty corners, Blackpool couldn’t find a way through.
With honours even, both teams are still in the hunt for a promotion spot heading into the final stretch of the season.