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Blackpool Wren Rovers



Website last updated: 19 Oct, 2014 @ 14:02

Match Report


Longridge Town

Sat 18 Oct, 2014




Blackpool Wren Rovers

Today saw Wrens travel to Longridge for a top of the table clash knowing that 3 points would leave us in a commanding position at the top.


Longridge had other ideas though and took the game to Wrens creating many chances. Wrens had to battle and Lee Tobin, Jack Sharples and Nick Greenall were all left ruing missed chances and Mark Smith in goal was called on to make some vital saves. As a result the 1st half finished goalless despite the goal mouth action.


In the 2nd half it was Longridge who looked to take the initiative and finally broke the deadlock on 52 minutes. Despite the introduction of Ric Seear, Chris Glynn and Kurt Bradley, Wrens continued to be frustrated in front of the Longridge goal and finally bowed to their 2nd defeat of the season. Results elsewhere still leaves Wrens top with a 4 point advantage and makes the match away to champions Charnock Richard in 2 weeks an even more mouth watering encounter.


Meanwhile next week sees us entertain Fleetwood Hesketh with a 3pm kick off. The reverse fixture 2 weeks ago saw us fall to our 1st league defeat of the season.

Starting line up

  • Mark Smith

  • Nick Corless

    Nick aka 'Nashers the cowardly lion' is another youngster who came up through the Under 18's and Reserves like his brother Chris, and has firmly established himself as a first team regular. Nashers began life in the first team as a right bac...

  • Jordan Dowthwaite

  • Fran Donaghy

  • Chris Morris

  • Anthony Pearson

    Tony "Prizefighter" Pearson is a fearsome competitor who takes his football very seriously. Tony has excellent defensive attributes - adores a tackle, knocks a great ball, has good positional sense, is always up for a battle with any str...

  • Gary Pett

    Mr Pett has made an instant impression following his move to the club in the 2014/2015 season. His workrate is an example for every single player to follow. He scores goals. He is versatile. He doesn't have a big ego. He doesn't winge. We haven't...

  • Nick Greenall

    Nick is a quality left-sided player with a cannon for a left foot. Operates comfortably at left back and also in midfield when needed. Has all the attributes to be a good defender, being strong in the tackle, quick, good in the air with good posit...

  • Jack Sharples

    Jack is an enthusiastic footballer who can play in several positions including centre or wide midfield, but is now recognised for his incessant work rate and nuisance capability up front. Has a vicious shot that the m...

  • Oli Crolla

  • Lee Tobin

Substitutes used

  • Kurt Bradley

  • Chris Glynn

  • Ric Seear

Substitutes not used

  • Conn Methven

    Conn has brought a wealth of quality and experience to the club since signing from Kirkham & Wesham (AFC Fylde) in 2008. He has enjoyed a fairly illustrious career at this level, with 5 LFA Shields, 4 Northern Counties Cups...

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