Blackpool’s Youth Team made the long trip to Carlisle on Saturday but came back empty handed after a 4-1 defeat, despite putting in a good performance.
A goal from Ramone Blackett to make the score 2-1 midway through the second-half was not enough to get The Seasiders back into the game, but coach John Hills was happy with his sides performance.
“4-1 didn’t reflect the game, we were in it for most parts. Regardless of the result, I’m happy because the lads are trying to do the right things.’
The hosts opened the scoring after 30 minutes, and then doubled their advantage shortly after half-time but Blackpool quickly found a reply with a well taken goal from Blackett.
Blackpool then went in search of an equaliser and had enough chances to take the lead. With 15 minutes to go a long kick up field by the Carlisle goalkeeper caught Blackpool’s defence flat footed and the home side restored their two-goal advantage once more.
Carlisle then scored a fourth goal to put the result beyond doubt but the score line flattered the home side.
“I’m a bit gutted for the lads because they worked so hard,” Hills said. “It just comes down to individual errors and shipping too many goals. We’ll go away and keep working on certain things and hopefully we’ll start getting it right before Christmas. The lads are developing and they will get there.”
Blackpool’s youngsters will attempt to get back to winning ways when they face Morecambe at home in the Youth Alliance Cup on Saturday.