Blackpool hosted bottom of the table Macclesfield on a weekend that could see promotion guaranteed for the third year running for the home side. Blackpool started strongly but were failing to convert any chances they had in the oppositions ‘D’. Everyone on the Blackpool team realising that chances were a plenty and the Macclesfield half was becoming more and more crowded. Blackpool eventually realising that they needed top spread the game around the whole pitch, starting making a few more in roads into the opponents ‘D’, but the Macclesfield keeper proving on several occasions that he wasn’t going to let the game be a whitewash.
Blackpool finally got the first goal about 5 minutes from half time. The ball was played in from the left to Dave Morgan, who slipped it across to fellow striker Andy Mortimer for a simple tap in. Blackpool went into half time at 1-0 but knew that more goals were possible and definitely required before the game was out of Macclesfields reach.
The second half was much of the same. The Blackpool defence beginning to get cold from the lack of work and Graeme Kilshaw, the Blackpool keeper, fell asleep against his post. The Blackpool attack was non-stop. Dave Morgan grabbing a second before Liam Morrow went on a solo run into the Macclesfield ‘D’ and rifled a short into the far corner of the net. Not to be outdone, Liam’s brother, Kieron picked up the ball from a sideline hit and was allowed to dribble it all the way into the ‘D’ himself, and finished with the same deadly accuracy. Blackpool 4-0 up. Several more chances came the way of the Blackpool strikers but none could be converted. The game finished at 4-0.
Top of the league Preston took on third place Bolton and drew 2-2, leaving Blackpool in second place, 3 points behind Preston but 12 points clear of Bolton with only 4 to play. Promotion not yet absolutely guaranteed, but with Blackpool travelling away to Bolton next week, a single point should see the hatrick of promotions achieved.