Blackpool Thirds travelled east for the first instalment of the M55 derby for the 2010/11 season, but were unlucky to return home pointless. Despite controlling the game Preston found themselves 2-0 up at the break after capitalizing on sloppy work from Seaside outfit. Blackpool continued to dominate the possession stats in the second half and grabbed a goal back following an excellent move involving half the team, before Chris Pickles squared to Martin Owers to bag his first goal for the club. With Blackpool pushing for an equalizer Preston countered and wrapped up the points with two mins to go.
Preston 3 – Blackpool 1, man of the match was Alex Rowe