What happens when you travel to Cumbria with only 11 players

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-5 West Cumbria Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool travelled to West Cumbria with just 11 players and had to change their normal formation. Against lesser teams, or back at Stanley Park, this may not have been a problem, but away to the mighty Cumbrians was always going to prove difficult. However […]

Yet another single goal defeat

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-3 Wilmslow Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool lost again by a single goal against Wilmslow, who are a quality side. However a draw would have been a fairer result. The 1st half was quite open with both sides attacking. Wilmslow had several short corners saved by Kilshaw flying across his goal, […]

Making up for past slip ups.

Blackpool Men’s 2s 10-3 Lytham St Annes Men’s 6s by Dave Rayner An emphatic win saw Blackpool move to within 3 points of the top of the league on an overcast Saturday at Stanley Park. Blackpool obviously turned up today determined to make up for the previous loss at Lytham. Three quick goals in sucession […]

Gutted Italian-style

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-2 South Lakes Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Very tough hard fought game with both teams matching each other in passing, skill and fitness terms. Blackpool knew it was going to be a tough game following the home game against a physical but skilful Glaxo side. The game was played at a […]

4-0 Sunday Best

Blackpool Men’s 2s 4-0 Cheetham Hill Men’s 2s by Peter Latimer Blackpool played Cheetham Hill in a rearranged Sunday fixture hoping to make amends for the unexpected defeat to Ormskirk the day before. Blackpool started well and went on to dominate the 1st half. Chances were created from the outset with good attacking play from […]

Previous Good Work Undone

Blackpool Men’s 2s 1-3 Ormskirk Mens 2nds by Dave Rayner An under strength Blackpool travelled to Ormskirk with high hopes following a win against top of the league Carlisle the previous week. Unfortunately, it was not to be their day. A promising start meant that both defences were kept busy, with a penalty flick being […]

Another tight game against Prescot

Blackpool Men’s 1s 3-4 Prescot Men’s 1s by Peter Latimer Blackpool played league leaders Prescot knowing that it would be a difficult game but buoyed by the knowledge that they had only lost by a solitary goal in November and were now at their favoured home surface of Stanley Park. Blackpool started positively and the […]

Blackpool 1st XI cruise to easy victory at Wigan HC

Blackpool Men’s 1s 7-0 Wigan Men’s 2s by David Wright Blackpool started the game against Wigan full of confidence as they took the lead with a Warren Edmondson strike early in the first half despite the Wigan defence pulling off some brave tackles but this was not to stop a second goal from Martin Hayes […]

Blackpool make hard work of victory & manage to hold on to 1-0 lead

Blackpool Men’s 1s 1-0 Manchester Trinity Men’s 1s by David Wright Blackpool started the game against Manchester Trinity relaxed and very confident after a decent performance the day before against Brooklands and this paid off as they took the lead early on with a strike by Mike Ashfield from a fantastic cross from Steve Whitley, […]

Blackpool move to 4th spot after well fought victory at Belle Vue

Blackpool Men’s 2s 1-0 Cheetham Hill Men’s 2s by David Wright The 2nd XI went to the Commonwealth games pitch at Belle Vue to take on mid table placed Cheetham Hill, a first half goal from James Slater after a Martin Hayes shot was cleared off the line secured a Blackpool victory as Blackpool 2nd […]

Blackpool unlucky as Brooklands hold out for the draw

Blackpool Men’s 1s 2-2 Brooklands MU Men’s 4s by David Wright Blackpool took the lead early on from a Steve Whitley strike only for this to be cancelled out by a Brooklands equaliser from a reverse stick shot from 6 yards out, the home side continued to counter-attack and were extremely unlucky for not grab […]

The Scoreline doesn’t tell the story

Blackpool Men’s 1s 0-5 Wilmslow Men’s 1s by David Morgan Blackpool travelled to Wilmslow with the weight of the world on their shoulders. The team is not enjoying its hockey at the moment and are finding it tough to get going this season. That said, you can’t knock Blackpool’s work rate or their commitment to […]