Blackpool Men’s firsts were left scratching their heads wondering how they came away with nothing from Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Lymm at Stanley Park.
Blackpool looked comfortable on the ball and threatened the Lymm goal throughout the first period, but went behind through a well struck shot on the turn after fifteen minutes. This was to be Lymm’s only shot at goal in the half, with the remainder of the game pressed inside the visitors half. Chances came and went for Blackpool, but a lack of precision in the final pass minimised the work for the opposing goalkeeper.
The second half was a much more even affair as Blackpool pressed ahead to get level. A series of penalty corners were well dealt with by Nick Rainbow, whilst his counterpart in the Lymm goal also made an array of good saves. Blackpool simply couldn’t find a way through as more golden opportunities were either snuffed out or simply not taken. Sam Bury put in a shift in a number of positions throughout the game, and can consider himself unlucky to have finished on the losing side.
When the full time whistle blew, Blackpool were bitterly disappointed not to have at least earned a point, but Lymm showed what a resolute defence and making the most of their opportunities can achieve.