Blackpool broken (arm)

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-9 Didsbury Northern Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Kipling, Keats, Byron and now Morrow have all tried to put into narrative deep loss and the pain that goes with it. Saturday at Manchester High School for Girls will go down as a truly low point in a torrid season, not only were […]

Blackpool 4 – Northop Hall 3

Blackpool Men’s 1s 4-3 Northop Hall Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer As Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote in his famous ode “My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!”. If Shelly was alive today the author would replace Ozymandias with Blackpool Hockey Club. Tactically Blackpool have moved things around […]

Blackpool 1 – 1 Lancaster Uni

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-1 Lancaster University Men’s 1st by Peter Latimer Blackpool had a full strength side out for a crucial game against a similarly placed side in the league. The formation that has seen Mortimer move from attack to sweeper once again paid dividends as the defence was bolstered by his round, yet diminutive […]

Blackpool 1 – 1 Runcorn

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-1 Runcorn Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool played host to another mid table side in what promised to be a lively encounter and the capacity Stanley Park crowd were not disappointed. In a game that was played at pace and a high tempo, the ball went from one goal mouth to […]

Tameside 4 – Blackpool 1

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-4 Tameside Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool travelled to Tameside looking to push on after last weeks victory over Sale. Once again Blackpool were missing key members of the team as it was an away match and like fine French wines certain members don’t travel. Kieron Morrow won the toss and […]

Blackpool 2 – 1 Sale

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-1 Sale Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Perfect pitch conditions on Blackpool’s water-based astro, after downpours the previous day but a drying wind on match day. The captain had a full Blackpool squad to pick from with a full 3 subs. The defence looked solid in the first half but the attack […]

Poor Defensive Display let Blackpool down

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-4 South Cheshire Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool and their new sponsors Walkabout wanted a turnaround to their season after a very poor start. Unfortunately they did not get it against South Cheshire. Characteristic poor defending once again cost Blackpool the game that saw the half time whistle go with Blackpool […]

Blackpool’s Shocking Hangovers

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-5 Rhyl & District Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer After a shaky start to the season last week Blackpool were hoping for a return to the fluid hockey of the two warm up games, unfortunately this was not to be. After a 2 hour road journey to Wales the captain found out […]

Hard Fought 4-3 Win

Blackpool Men’s 1s 4-3 Cheetham & Heywood Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer After an encouraging pre-season it was an up-beat Blackpool side that took to Stanley Park on Saturday afternoon. With the strongest squad Blackpool have assembled for many a year there was a swagger in their collective step as the team ran out. That […]

Impressive 3-1 Win in final friendly

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-1 Nelson & Rossendale Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool travelled to the end of the M65 looking for a final warm up match before the nitty gritty of the season starts. The opposition were old foes and Blackpool knew what to expect from a team they have played several times over […]

Promising Start to the Season

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-1 Preston Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer It was with some excitement that Blackpool kicked off their 2004 season with a friendly against the old foe of Preston. The squad was assembled with some big names missing, but some new names ready to take the fight to the opposition. The captain warned […]