Blackpool 3’s won their first game of the season away at their Southport counterparts.
They were unlucky to go behind when a shot towards goal was wickedly deflected from Stephen Pope’s stick, looping to the height of the goal, and keeper Toby Jeffery was inches away from stopping it crossing the line.
Chances were made in the first half but luck wasn’t going Blackpool’s way. In particular Ashlie Holmes managed to nutmeg the opposing keeper but the ball refused to cross the line and was cleared by a defender.
Blackpool changed their formation for the second half, and started to dominate possession in midfield, with ball carrying into the Southport D. A series of short corners were won, and captain Matt Atherton struck from one of these, with a sweet turn and even sweeter strike.