Blackpool 2nds lose derby 2-1 to local rivals Lytham 4ths
Blackpool 2nd team started buoyant in their first home game of the season against local rivals Lytham St Anne’s 4th team, after winning easily the previous week. The ball was passed around and Blackpool dominated possession, however found it difficult to make inroads through Lytham’s sturdy defence.
The first goal was against the run of play with a Lytham striker taking his chance well from a breakaway. Blackpool responded when Sam Robinson dribbled from his right wing position past several defenders in the D and slotted home for the equaliser.
Despite additional pressure and several miss-worked short corners from Blackpool, it was again Lytham who took the lead with another breakaway goal. Half-time came and as the minutes ticked by in the second half without Blackpool managing to score, the team grew increasingly frustrated and tempers flared. Numerous short corner chances were squandered and together with some solid defending from Lytham, meant they held on to an improbable win.