Seasiders See Off Crewe
Blackpool’s Ladies made it three wins out of three with a fine 4-1 home win against Crewe.
The Seasiders got off to the best possible start in the third minute when Mac Barlow’s cross found Lauren Oatley, who shot past the Crewe keeper.
Pool’s dominance continued with Clare Kilner narrowly missing and Barlow heading wide of the target.
Blackpool goalkeeper Steph Findlay was called into action soon after but saved well.
Soon after a corner from Oatley was headed home by Barlow to double Blackpool’s lead.
Pool continued to have the majority of the play with Crewe rarely testing Findlay in the Blackpool goal.
However, on the half-hour mark an unnecessary loss of possession by Pool allowed the visitors to capitalise and reduce the arrears.
The score remained at 2-1 going into the interval despite Barlow, Kilner & Dillon all having chances to increase the lead.
Into the second half and it was Findlay who was the first keeper to be tested when she saved well from a powerful effort.
A beautiful cross from Oatley was headed wide by Charlotte Banner, who subsequently saw a further effort tipped over.
Just before the hour Chrissi Bradshaw replaced April Oldfield with Danni Cross coming on for Gill.
Crewe then enjoyed some possession with the hardworking Turnbull breaking up many of the attacks.
On 75 minutes Pool extended their lead when Oatley found Dillon. The striker still had plenty to do but found the back of the net with an excellent finish.
Kilner then made way for Emma Ambrose and it was the substitutes, Cross and Ambrose, who produced the final goal.
Cross was the provider after she delivered a pinpoint cross for Ambrose who headed home powerfully past the Crewe stopper.
In injury time Jones cleared the ball for a Crewe corner but the danger was averted by Findlay who claimed the resulting centre.
The last action of the match saw the visiting keeper parry an Oatley effort wide to keep the score at 4-1.
Team: Findlay, May, Banner, Jones, Oldfield, Turnbull, Kilner, Gill, Barlow, Dillon, Oatley.
Subs: Ambrose, Bradshaw & Cross.
The win sees the Ladies move into second place with a break in League action next week due to the FA Cup. The Ladies have been drawn away against Warrington on Sunday 30th September.