Lefty up front?

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-1 Sale Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer With Division 3 hockey secured for next season, Captain Morgan felt he could experiment slightly against already relegated Sale. He started Wright as a striker, instead of his usual midfield/defensive role, alongside youngster Blacow, and left himself on the bench. With no goal after 15 […]

Lancashire Trophy 1st Round – Bury 2 Blackpool 5

Blackpool Men’s 1s 5-2 Bury Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer In a fixture revisited from 2 years ago, Blackpool travelled on Sunday to Bury in the first round of the Lancashire Trophy. Two years ago Blackpool won this fixture 16-0, so anticipation was high for another productive afternoon for the Blackpool front-line. Wright stating in […]

Ugly End to a Beautiful Season

Blackpool Men’s 2s 3-2 Bury Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool travelled to Bury safe in the knowledge that they had already secured promotion, and despite the unavailability of striker Martin Hayes, felt able to send vice-captain Sean Lester away for a well earned break in Sweden. They looked forward to a tough but fair […]

Blackpool score 7 and finish 7th

Blackpool Men’s 1s 7-4 Runcorn Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Relaxed in the knowledge of a mid-table finish, Blackpool we were away with the fairies in the first 10 minutes and most of the players were thinking of the end of season night out rather than playing hockey. This resulted in Runcorn, who needed a […]

San Marino revisited but Promotion secured

Blackpool Men’s 2s 6-1 Golborne Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool started their final home game against Golborne thinking about how many goals they could score, after having beat them 17-0 in their last encounter back in October. However Golborne have improved since that day, and even recorded their first points with a win over […]

Tom Tom thinks Prescot’s in Manchester

Blackpool Men’s 2s 3-0 Prescot men’s 3s by Peter Latimer Blackpool had another full squad of 14 for an away game, but it was only minutes before the match before the whole team assembled, with the goalkeeper having no time to warm up at all. Alex Rowe’s Sat Nav lead him, and a following team […]

7th place beckons

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-0 Tameside Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer After last week’s fine away win against Bangor, another tough game against difficult opponents beckoned. Tameside are another side Blackpool find it difficult to beat, with only one win from 5 previous meetings. The full team was back together, and with home advantage Blackpool took […]

Hard work against the 10 men of Didsbury

Blackpool Men’s 2s 4-1 Didsbury Northern Men’s 6s by Peter Latimer Blackpool were without three of their regulars, with Blakemore & Crossland called up to the 1st team for their trip to Bangor, and Goudie chasing girls in Newcastle. However Kieron Morrow was able to make his way back from the Brewery awards night in […]

Finally the long trip to Wales was worth it

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-2 Bangor University Men’s 1st by Peter Latimer On and off through the years, Blackpool have had Bangor in their division, but have never gained a solitary point, and in fact often turn up with less than 11 players or incur a freak injury. This year is different with an improved and […]

Lancashire Trophy Semi-Final: Div 3 Blackpool v Div 1 West Derby

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-4 West Derby Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool realised that their dream of reaching the Lancashire Trophy final was going to have to wait another year as soon as the draw was made in the summer. Because of the ludicrous notion that this cup competition doesn’t need to be seeded, unlike […]

Blackpool Push for Promotion

Blackpool Men’s 2s 2-1 Bolton Men’s 6s by Peter Latimer Blackpool arrived in Bolton with a full squad of 16 eager players and were practising on the unfamiliar pitch an hour before the match began. They realised they had a crucial game against Bolton who held the 2nd automatic promotion spot, but knew if they […]

Back to winning ways

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-0 South Cheshire Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool came good with a clear 3-0 win against South Cheshire in a match that was vital in the relegation battle. Steve Whitley and Liam Morrow scored in the 1st half, and Dave Morgan scored in the 2nd. The 3 points should ensure survival […]