Blackpool 2 BRFC 1
It seems hard to believe that our last 100 Club away trip was January 2020 to Sheffield where we won 5-0. This time a completely full coach set off in pouring rain to visit Bloomfield Road and anticipation among members and guests was high that we would win against Blackpool. In my write up for Shefffield Wednesday it was aknowleged that Ben Brereton was not the £7 Million striker we had expected and his record for us was very poor. Fast Forward to this season and he is our leading scorer with 9 goals prior to kick off and has blossomed into a very good player and now an International who plays for Chile, he has also added his family name and is now Ben Brereton Diaz.
Lunch was had at the Shovels Inn at Hambleton and embibed by Benedictine we set off to Blackpool to join over 2000 other supporters in the East Stand at Bloomfield Road. This stand has a restricted view in places due to roof support pillars and how we wished the pillars had been a lot thicker and completely blocked the view of the worst first half performance we have seen since Owen Coyle days. We finished the half 2 goals down and were lucky it wasn't more. The second half was much better and Diaz scored his 10th goal in cracking style and was unlucky to have a second goal disallowed for offside. Oh well Coventry next and a fervent hope Nyambe and Lenihan are back.
The old adage of: If You Are Lost Ask A Police Officer, didnt work after the game as we stood in pouring rain being told by a mounted Policewoman that our coach wasn't were we left it at the coach park on arrival. She insisted that all away coaches were across the road even though ours wasn't. Eventually some gates opened at the ground and this allowed us to ignore her and walk back to the coach that was where we left it.
Guess the Gate: Mel Entwwistle and Bill Poole were joint winners with 13400 and Andy Murray in 3rd with 13450. The actual gate was 13419.
First Scorer: Les Graham £14: Harold Gillilard £7: Frank Potter £7: Harry Kenyon £6: Kevin Jennings £3.
Andy and Mel took a total of £180.