Blackpool began their crucial weekend of games against fellow relegation battlers Lytham at a dark, damp and misty King Edwards pitch.
The first half was evenly contested although Blackpool took an early lead when Dave Morgan scored from a tight angle. Simon Thomas scored the next and Blackpool relaxed a little only for Lytham to come back and score from a short corner. The rest of the half was fairly scrappy with neither side gaining the upper hand.
Blackpool seemed a different team after the half time break, looking far more committed in the tackling, keeping possession with some great passing displays. They constantly put pressure on Lytham and numerous chances were made, with Dave Morgan unlucky not to score a second goal. However the pressure did lead to several short corners being awarded. Steve Whitley scored twice from these, once after Simon Thomas had two successive shots saved by the keeper, and in the final minutes Jack Boniface also scored from one of the short corner routines.
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© Peter Latimer 24/1/10