Blackpool Men’s firsts had a disappointing afternoon, losing 3-2 at home to fellow promoted side Bowdon thirds.
Blackpool dominated the opening then minutes without making a breakthrough, before the visitors took the lead after the Blackpool defence were reluctant to give away a penalty corner and failed to challenge the Bowdon attacker.
Blackpool spurred back into life and found an equaliser after some good attacking play down the left hand side from Blackpool’s man of the match Sam Robinson, allowed Ian Swaine to convert. The home side found themselves in front just minutes later, Sam Robinson again attacking down the left brought the same reward, this time with Steve Whitley finding the net.
Things slowly deteriorated from here for the home side. Firstly they kept themselves ahead thanks to a diving save away to his right by Nick Rainbow, but then were pegged back to 2-2 when Bowdon converted from a penalty corner.
The second half was scrappy from both sides, with little fluent hockey. As Blackpool’s frustrations grew, the play became even more sloppy with Bowdon looking the more likely team to score. After twice finding the woodwork. The visitors eventually got their reward to go 3-2 up with ten minutes left to play.
Blackpool were unable to get themselves back into the game, and for the first time this season dropped valuable points at home.