Blackpool somehow managed to lose their game against Wigan despite having plenty of possession and numerous chances to score.
Blackpool started the stronger side and attacked on both wings and through the middle, however through a combination of good defending and a lack of composure, the actual shots on goal from Blackpool were few and the Wigan goalie was in fine form, making several key saves.
Wigan had their share of possession but the Blackpool defence were working well together until a rare attack down the right wing led to a Wigan player entering the D by the bye-line and crossing the ball across the goal face, where it hit Pete Latimer’s foot and wickedly deflected up into the goal for a cruel goal.
Blackpool weren’t worried at half-time and felt confident that they would score if they remained patient. However it was Wigan who came out faster after the break, causing problems in Blackpool’s defence. Before they knew it they had conceded again from an attack down the right.
Blackpool did start to put attacks in themselves and even win several short corners, but weren’t able to convert any of them. As the time wore on, Blackpool started to push up from the back in search of a goal. Wigan took advantage and scored a third with a counter attack, and then to add insult to injury they also managed a fourth in a well worked move.
The match ended 4-0 with Blackpool rueing their missed chances and the lack of a goal in the first half. A match to forget and move on to next week’s game against local rivals Preston.