3pts lost so rapidly facing another relegation battle

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-4 Lancaster University Men’s 1st by Peter Latimer With no points in the last four games, Blackpool returned to their temporary home pitch at Bispham looking for a full three points against Lancaster Uni, who were also relegated from Div 3 last year and are similarly struggling for points in Div 4. […]

Typical game against Leigh

Blackpool Men’s 2s 3-2 Leigh Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer 2nd placed Leigh, travelled to table topping Blackpool, in a game that stood out on the divisions fixture card. It was the visitors who settled first, creating a number of chances before the team from Manchester taking the lead, capitalizing on some sloppy Blackpool defending. […]

Blackpool lose it in the last 15 minutes

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-4 Carlisle Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool and Carlisle are similar clubs, with their respective 2nd teams having some great battles in the past couple of years. Now with Blackpool 1sts relegated to Division 4 they can meet with Carlisle 1sts. The match was very close for the majority of the […]

Less than 12 hours after the Vice-Captain’s 21st party!

Blackpool Men’s 2s 4-1 Lytham St Annes Men’s 5s by Peter Latimer Blackpool overcame a resolute Lytham side, after a sub-par performance from the Tangerines. With many of the squad struggling through illness, Pool were always going to struggle to live up to their last performance. Blackpool opened the scoring in the first period with […]

Great pitch, shame about the game

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-4 City of Manchester Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool fought hard in the first half against tough opposition on the beautiful Commonwealth Games pitch at Belle Vue, and were most unlucky to concede in the last strike of the half, when a penalty corner wasn’t cleared properly. Having gone one goal […]

Still need to practice our short corners

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-4 Northop Hall Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer After last week’s game with only 11 men in the warm autumn sun on a lovely new sand-dressed pitch, it was back to Blackpool in a torrential rainstorm on a Bispham pitch on the verges of flooding but at least we had a full […]

Quadruple hat-tricks for top placed Blackpool team

Blackpool Men’s 2s 15-1 Morecambe Men’s 3s by Peter Latimer Following the 3 day round trip which culminated in defeat to West Cumbria in the previous week, Captain Bancroft pleased the legions of fans in attendance by selecting an attacking 4-3-3 formation, which hopefully would play to Blackpool’s attacking nature. Blackpool got off to a […]

The Car Park Conspiracy

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-1 Liverpool Sefton Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer The car park for Sefton’s home ground had already caused confusion, being tucked behind Tesco and full of builder’s metal units, different to the official directions on this website. The experience was then heightened by changing in 18th century facilities, complete with old-style full […]

Cup run over for another year

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-4 Ormskirk 1s by Peter Latimer After such a good league game the day before, Blackpool didn’t turn up with their heads on, and duly lost 4-0 to Ormskirk in the 1st round of the Lancashire Trophy, despite them playing four divisions down the league structure. Despite being seeded to reach the […]

Tough final few minutes

Blackpool Men’s 2s 1-2 Keswick West Cumbria Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool battled hard against a tough Cumbrian team and the score was still 0-0 with ten minutes to play. Keswick then scored twice in sucession to shatter Blackpool’s hearts, and Alex Diver’s late goal was not enough to avoid a first defeat of […]

Patient Team Performance

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-0 Triton Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool continued their good home form with a patient win over Triton, and bounced back from their 6-0 away defeat to Runcorn the week before. Captain Rob Abbott made some difficult decisions after that defeat, bringing in 2nd team goalie Nick Rainbow for his 1st […]

Top of the league!

Blackpool Men’s 2s 3-0 Formby Men’s 4s by Peter Latimer Blackpool won their second successive game by three goals to nil which makes them the early leaders of Division 9 North. Paul Atherton scored twice in the 1st half when Blackpool looked completely dominant against ten-man Formby. Straight after the break Formby bossed the midfield […]