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Blackpool Wren Rovers



Website last updated: 15 Sep, 2014 @ 11:50

Match Report

Lancashire Shield - Round 1

Blackpool Wren Rovers

Ben Seear (1)

Gary Pett (1)

Sat 13 Sep, 2014

Attendance: 52




Lost 3 - 4 on penalties

Slyne With Hest

The curse of the manager and team of the month award didn't escape Wrens as they fell to their first defeat of the season in the 1st Round of the Lancashire Shield to Slyne with Hest on penalties after the game finished level after 90 minutes.


The match started promisingly enough though it was Slyne who opened the scoring on 10 minutes leaving Wrens to chase the game. The goals refused to come despite hitting the bar and having the ball cleared from the line, leading to the inclination that this wasn't going to be Wrens day. The half got even worse on 41 minutes as Slyne doubled their lead to give them a 2 - 0 half time lead.


The 2nd half started with Steve Creelman replacing Lee Tobin and 5 minutes later Oli Crolla replaced Alex Pickering. These substitutions were inspirational as Ben Seear pulled one back for Wrens on 56 minutes. This led to Wrens pushing forward in order to turn the game round and on 73 minutes Gary Pett made the scores level at 2 - 2 and give Wrens a fighting chance. Unfortunately neither side managed to find the winner and the game finished level leading to the inevitable penalties. Slyne ran out 4 - 3 victors with Chris and Danny Morris, as well as, Ben Seear netting Wrens 3 spot Kicks.


Next week sees us return to league action with a home match against Euxton Villa with a 3pm kick off.

Starting line up

  • Mark Smith

  • 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...

  • Alex Pickering

    Alex, along with his brother Danny, graduated from the under 18's and Reserves and has acquired a large amount of experience for a young player at this level. Alex is a tall, composed footballer with a quality left foot, ...

  • Chris Morris

  • 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...

  • Mickey Clark

  • Ben Seear

  • Mark Fiddler

    "Moggy" is a very tidy player who loves nothing more than nice, intricate pass and move football. The downside is that he never quite understands which games at this level cannot be played in this way. The management are always...

  • Ric Seear

  • Lee Tobin

  • Jordon Wood

Substitutes used

  • Danny Morris

  • Steve Creelman

    A quiet, unassuming lad who is also known as 'Tevez', although he looks nothing like him. Creel's secret weapon is in fact that he looks nothing like a footballer at all! However this player should not be underestimated, as on his game he is ...

  • Oli Crolla

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