Blackpool Mens 1sts 1 – 4 Neston Mens 2nds

Blackpool’s tough season continued as they failed to gain any points at home to Neston Men’s seconds, losing 4-1. Summing up their season so far, the already depleted squad was further hit when Rob Dingle and Simon Thomas were both forced off in the opening ten minutes after taking blows to the face and knee […]

Bolton Men’s 2nds 5 – 1 Blackpool Men’s 2nds

The game started very evenly with both sides conceding possession from mistakes and neither team threatening the other’s defence in any meaningful way.  However a couple of bad defensive mistakes at the top of Blackpool’s D led to Bolton scoring the first goal. Despite increased attacks from Blackpool, they didn’t seem to have a clean […]

Wigan Mens 1sts 5 – 4 Blackpool Mens 1sts

Blackpool’s 1st team travelled to fellow strugglers Wigan 1st without their 46 year old star striker Dave Morgan, out with illness, but replaced him with a fellow 46 year old Pete Latimer, albeit he plays in defence, for his first outing in the 1st team for 5 years almost to the day, following injury and […]

Blackpool Men’s 2nds 0 – 4 Didsbury Northern Men’s 5ths

A couple of late arrivals meant that Blackpool were forced to start the match with 10 men.  However after a quick re-organisation in midfield, Blackpool were able to hold out at 0-0 until they were up to full strength.  The first half progressed with Didsbury dominating possession and territory, but unable to break down a […]

Warrington Men’s 1sts 8 – 0 Blackpool Men’s 2nds

Blackpool 2’s continued their tough season with an 8-0 loss away against Warrington 1’s on a wet windswept afternoon. Blackpool had a new goalkeeper Jamie McKinnon who made some good saves but couldn’t stop the endless attacks and pressure that the more mature Warrington side put upon Blackpool. Their first was scored from a short […]

Blackpool Mens 1sts 2 – 12 Prescot Mens 1sts

Blackpool Men’s firsts had a horror show at home to Prescot Men’s firsts, finishing on the wrong side of a 12-2 drubbing. Blackpool only had themselves to blame for a lacklustre performance that showed little very fight once the result was already evident. Dave Morgan grabbed two consolation goals for the home side, but Blackpool […]

Blackpool Men’s 2nds 2 – 10 Liverpool John Moores University 1sts

Blackpool’s 2nd team continued to struggle with a 10-2 defeat at home to Liverpool John Moores University’s 1st team. Blackpool lined up with several new faces making their first appearance of the season in the 2nd team and this perhaps resulted in a lack of cohesion early on as LJMU quickly opened up a 2-0 […]

Colwyn Bay HC Mens 1sts 1 – 1 Blackpool HC Mens 1sts

It is fair to say that before the journey had begun the hopes were tingling for Storm Brian to put down sufficient water to save the trip, but that the call never came from the Bay and the bare 11 set off, accompanied by their sole supporter, Phil Neath, who was suitably prepared for an […]

Blackpool Men’s 1’s 2 – 3 Winnington Park Men’s 1’s

Blackpool Men’s firsts were left kicking themselves after failing to pick up a point at home to Winnington Park. Both sides were under-strength but it was the visitors who made the most of their opportunities racing into a 3-0 lead after 25 minutes, capitalising on Blackpool errors. The home side finally kicked into gear and […]

Leyland and Chorley 1st 6 v 0 Blackpool Mens 2nds

Blackpool’s 2nd team continued their poor run of form with a 6-0 defeat away to Leyland & Chorley’s 1st team, the third successive match against a team relegated from Division 3N last year. The match however was far more even than the scoreline suggests.  There was parity between the teams for the first 15 minutes, until Leyland […]

Didsbury Northern Men’s 4’s 11-0 Blackpool Men’s 2’s

Blackpool’s 2nd team travelled to Manchester with a full squad but were completely outclassed by Didsbury Northern 4th team who beat them with a fluid passing hockey game 11-0. The Blackpool team was virtually unrecognisable to last year’s 2nd team captain Niall Bancroft who was playing for his new club, given the number of 3rd […]

Blackpool Men’s 1’s 5 – 2 Bowdon Men’s 3rds

Blackpool got off the mark in North West Division 1 with a well earnt victory against Bowdon thirds at Stanley Park. Newly appointed captain Ian Swaine had the luxury of a deeper squad than the opening fixture and decided to experiment with a new formation. The opening ten minutes were sloppy by both teams as […]