Didsbury Men’s 2nds 2 – 1 Blackpool Men’s 1sts

A last minute goal resulted in Blackpool leaving Greater Manchester empty handed in a rare game not called off due to the weather. Didsbury confirmed early in the morning that with a bit of work, the pitch should be playable in time for the push back. This bit of work involved both sides warming up […]

Blackpool Men’s 1sts 4 – 8 Deeside Ramblers 2nds

Blackpool Men’s first team weren’t sure what was more welcome on Saturday; the return of hockey to Stanley Park, or finally a day where we could see some blue sky. In hindsight, probably the latter as top of the table Deeside Ramblers seconds put eight past a Blackpool defence still needing to burn off the […]

Lytham St Annes Mens 4ths 2 – 4 Blackpool Men’s 2nds

Blackpool 2’s were rusty after their five week Christmas break but managed to battle hard to win 4-2 against Lytham St Annes 4’s. They started the better and opened the scoring with a nice move leading to Jordan Payne striking home, then doubled the lead with Josh Boyne scoring from a short corner. Blackpool relaxed […]

Blackpool Men’s 3rds 1-2 Preston Men’s 6ths

Blackpool’s third team were defeated 2-1 at home to Preston 6th team. The first half was an even encounter with both teams playing some good passing hockey through the midfield but lacking the quality with the final pass needed to create clear cut opportunities. From Blackpool’s point of view there were a number of good […]

Blackpool Men’s 1sts 7 – 1 Lymm Men’s 1sts

After picking up just two points in their last three matches, Blackpool Men’s first team returned to form with a resounding 7-1 win over Lymm at Stanley Park. With the torrential rain driving away all supporters (apart from the dedicated O’Hara’s), Blackpool welcomed back strike force of Ian Swaine and Dave Morgan, who were both […]

Leyland and Chorley Men’s 2s 2 – 0 Blackpool Men’s 2s

The 2nd XI succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against their counterparts from Leyland & Chorley in a hot-tempered game played in abysmal conditions. Blackpool started off the better side and showed glimpses of what they’re capable of, with some strong build-up play but were simply not composed enough upon reaching their opponents 25. This lack […]

Rochdale Men’s 2nds 17-1 Blackpool Men’s 3rds

The phrase “men against boys” is perhaps overused in sport. However this was exactly the case as Blackpool’s 3rd Team travelled to table topping Rochdale. With 10 of Blackpool’s 12 man squad aged 16 or under they were expecting a difficult game and the situation was made worse in the first 5 minutes when a […]

Rhyl Mens Firsts 2 – 2 Blackpool Men’s Firsts

Blackpool Men’s Firsts were left scratching their heads wondering how they didn’t come away from North Wales with three points, settling for a 2-2 draw. A new look Blackpool side missing all recognised strikers dominated the opening ten minutes, but couldn’t break through the resolute Rhyl back line. The home side took the lead completely […]

Blackpool Men’s 2’s 2 – 2 Blackburn Northern Men’s 2’s

With 50mph winds and driving rain, Blackpool entertained Blackburn at Stanley Park, but could only manage a 2-2 draw, to frustrate Blackpool’s promotion hopes. Blackpool had a full squad bolstered by Ian Swaine filling in for the missing Alex Diver up front. In an early attack Steve White was unlucky not to score when his […]

Blackpool Men’s 3rds 0-4 Lancaster & Morecambe Men’s 3rds

Blackpool’s third team were defeated 4-0 at home to Lancaster & Morecambe third team. The early part of the game saw plenty of possession for the away side who created some early chances through good passing and movement from their front players. However Blackpool were also looking dangerous on the counter attack, the pace of […]

Blackpool Men’s 1sts 2 – 3 Brooklands Men’s 3rds

Blackpool Men’s firsts couldn’t hold on to their half time lead against an impressive Brooklands thirds outfit, slipping to a 3-2 loss at Stanley Park. With yet more selection headaches for Nick Rainbow due to player unavailability, Blackpool called up Ollie Tomlinson for his first team debut, and he couldn’t have picked a trickier game. […]

Preston Men’s 4s 2 – 3 Blackpool Men’s 2s

After just 1 point from the last two matches against the top two in Division 5 Blackpool were keen to revert to winning ways with their trip to Preston to keep their promotion chances alive. The match was an open affair with numerous attacks at both ends. After some initial dangerous attacks from Preston, Blackpool […]