Blackpool started out strong, showing the experience and passion in both attack and defence dominating the visitors. Blackpool were challenging up front as the pressure placed upon the visitors opened them up to attack after attack but unfortunately nothing came from the early opportunities. The first goal of the game came from a Blackpool counterattack where Chris Hocking sent a deadly first time pass through to the reliable stick of Will Pickles who not only beat the defender and the goalkeeper but also put the ball in the back of the net.
This then set the gears in motion for the visitors who tested the Blackpool defence on many occasions leading to heroic saves and tackles from Ablett, Atherton, Morrison, Mortimer and the Great Wall of Graeme. Unfortunately this dream could not have lasted forever as the visitors managed to perform a one-man show as one of them danced past the Blackpool players in the D to place it into the bottom corner in a well taken goal.
Blackpool came back into the second half full of spirit, after an inspiring talk from Pasqualino, and fought with 110% effort. Both sides fighting as hard as they could to try and win the game which resulted in both teams becoming too physical in their challenges. This led to incidents where Adam George accidentally sent one of the Liverpool players into the atmosphere after a collision between the two, resulting in a card.
After an end to end second half, Blackpool was finally gifted with a counter where Chris Pickles, Chris Hocking and Keiffer Earnshaw all tried to get a shot past the Liverpool keeper one after another till Earnshaw managed to finally put it in the back of the net to make the score 2-1.
Liverpool yet again came back to equalise the score later on from a momentary lapse in concentration from the Blackpool defence after a foul was given and was taken quickly by the visitors. Managing to find one of their men on the edge of the box, Liverpool passed it to their player who managed to place it within the bottom corner to equalise the score.
Blackpool had finally had enough of wanting to draw the game and went on the attack with the determination to win. Attempt after attempt came from Blackpool, who were unable to score, until Keiffer Earnshaw heard the call for a hero and stepped up to hit a Blackpool pass into the Liverpool net. Fortunately there was no time left for Liverpool to try and score because as soon was the ball was back in play the game was over and all the points went to Blackpool after a well battled game.