Golcar United 1-3 AFC Blackpool

Pic: Adam Gee Photography


Golcar United fell to defeat on Friday evening as they lost 3-1 to AFC Blackpool in the North West Counties League First Division North.

Blackpool took the lead on eight minutes thanks to a goal from Billy McKenna in front of the 88 spectators at The Vestacare Stadium, before Jamie Thomas doubled the advantage shortly before the half-hour mark.

Martin Baird's side then added a third on forty three minutes through Ben Fishwick to give them a commanding lead going into the half-time interval.

Golcar did pull a goal back five minutes from time through Alex Hallam, however it proved mere consolation as Blackpool took the points.

Speaking about the game Golcar United Joint Manager Gavin Connor said: "Friday was another frustrating performance where we just left ourselves too much to do after a poor first half.

"Lapses in concentration and individual errors saw us get punished. It was a near impossible task to get anything out of the game when we started the second half 3-0 down.
 
"A couple of changes were made and we seemed to improve in the second. We created a few decent chances where the keeper made good saves or woodwork intervened, but Blackpool defended well and kept us at bay.
 
"We really need to learn from the last two games where the first half performances have cost us valuable points.
 
"Bacup away on Wednesday is now a game we need to get three points from to get us back on track."

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