Despite Kendal turning up with 5 substitutes to Blackpool’s 1, the match started strongly in Blackpools favour with nearly all the possession being theirs. With Kieran Armstrong and Will Turnbull feeding from the centre, the ball rarely left the Kendal half. However, Kendal made a break and despite the strong Blackpool defence and slotted the ball into the goal in their only chance of the half.
The second half started strongly again with newcomers Dan Howe and Matt Atkinson along with Corey Stott pushing up the wings. Blackpool again seemed unable to finish despite many short corners and possession in Kendal half. Lightning then struck twice as Kendal made a break and made it a 2 goal lead. Blackpool made a concerted effort and forwards, Will Pickles and Keiffer Earnshaw, fought into the Kendal D and after a shot was illegally blocked by a defender a penalty flick was awarded. Keiffer slotted the ball home into the bottom left corner past the Kendal keeper to made it 1-2. Kendal once more made a push into the Blackpool half but this time keeper, Toby Jeffreys, made a sliding tackle clearing both the ball and the Kendal attacker’s legs. Regardless of further attempts, the score remained Blackpool 1- Kendal 2.