Blackpool Men’s first team suffered a heavy defeat away to promotion chasing Lancaster University, conceding 12 goals in the process.
Blackpool had the upper hand in the opening exchanges, and deservedly took the lead through Ian Swaine after some solid pressure. However, two quick goals from the home side quickly turned the match on its head. Blackpool felt hard done to as Dave Morgan was bundled to the ground in the Lancaster area, but no foul was awarded, and the students broke to increase their lead. After another goal from a penalty corner, Blackpool managed to give themselves a glimmer of hope when Dave Morgan grabbed a second, but this only lasted a couple of minutes before Lancaster scored their fifth.
Backpool’s hopes for a comeback were also dented by a number of injuries – firstly to Swaine (knee), then Whitley (broken finger) and then Swaine again (jaw injury caused by Morgans shoulder 😉 )
Blackpool went for broke in the second half, but a lack of match fitness showed as Lancaster tore Blackpool’s defence to shreds. Blackpool were rather relieved when the full time whistle went, with the score a deflating 12-2.
by Rob Dingle