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Blackpool Wren Rovers


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Match Report


Hesketh Bank

Sat 18 Apr, 2015




Blackpool Wren Rovers

Gary Pett (1)

Wrens season finished with a disappointing result at Hesketh Bank who are all but safe from relegation after todays results.


The match started with both sides trying to gain the upper hand but neither keeper was seriously troubled despite numerous chances created by both sides. The first genuine chance came with 5 minutes left in the half when Wrens Geoff Barnsley had to rely on all his years of experience to push a shot round the post to prevent Hesketh taking a half time lead and keep the scores level at 0 - 0.


All the action was reserved for the 2nd half which didn't start well for Wrens as Hesketh Bank took the lead on 50 minutes. This stunned Wrens into action and Gary Pett scored a deserved equaliser on 58 minutes. For the next 15 minutes or so Wrens looked as though they could take all 3 points but things started to go wrong soon after Gary Pett had a goal disallowed for offside.


With the game entering its last 10 minutes Gary Pett was sent off. Hesketh Bank took advantage of the extra man and retook the lead on 84 minutes. Despite bringing on Jordan Dowthwaite for the last last 5 minutes things went from bad to worse for Wrens as both Ric Seear and Nick Greenall were both sent off in stoppage time. Hesketh Bank took further advantage and made the final score 3 - 1 with the last kick of the match.


Wrens must now wait for other scores to see if they will retain 2nd place in the league with Slyne only needing a win from either of their last 2 games to claim the runners up slot.

Starting line up

  • Geoff Barnsley

  • Seb Draper

  • Ben Seear

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Danny Pickering

    Danny, better known as 'Pickers' or 'Picklesby', is a very intelligent footballer. As a youngster he played upfront, reputedly scoring many goals, but now operates very successfully in a deep-lying central midfield ro...

  • Chris Glynn

  • 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...

  • Ric Seear

  • Lee Tobin

  • Taran Moxan

Substitutes used

  • Jordan Dowthwaite

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...

  • Matt King

    Kingy achieved the coveted role of Wrens manager for the 2014/2015 season and everyone expects success. Not to put any pressure on......   Full biog to follow, as it will take some concentration to appropriately summise 'The King' and ...

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