Fleetwood bemused as Nathan Pond’s own goal gifts win to Blackpool

29 November 2015 10:29
Steven Pressley, the Fleetwood manager, was entitled to a feeling of disbelief after Blackpool get away with pillage in a 1-0 own-goal victoryThere is life at Bloomfield Road yet as well as luck and pluck. Last but one in League One amid continuing efforts by supporters to wrest control of the club, Blackpool faced a first league derby against Fleetwood, upstart Fylde coast neighbours. The occasion invited further embarrassment but somehow they won with an early own-goal. Steven Pressley, Fleetwood’s manager, was entitled to disbelief. “We’ve lost a match in which they had no shot on target,” he said. Owen Oyston’s club got away with pillage.Blackpool’s plight has been a running sore, if not disgrace, in the league for a while, briefly relieved when Ian Holloway led them to a season in the Premier League in 2010. Last season they propped up the Championship from September, won four games in all and an on-pitch protest by fans caused abandonment of their final match against Huddersfield at 0-0 in the 48th minute. The Football League let that score stand as the result and one point improved their average. If the fans had done it all season, 46 points and a level goal difference would have kept the club up instead of 20 points shy. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian