Blackpool played some of their best hockey so far to overcome a strong Bolton side that had beaten them earlier on in the season. An excellent performance by the returning Nick Slater in midfield encouraged Blackpool to play flowing hockey, leading to goals from Martin Hayes and an excellent effort from Paul Atherton. The defence was as strong as ever, with Chris Crossland and Nick Walker combining to constantly snuff out the threat from a very capable Bolton side.
Blackpool go on to face Lytham next week in the return leg of the local derby between the two sides.
© Dave Rayner 14/01/08