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Last-Gasp Equaliser Denies Youth Team

20 October 2014

Seasiders Left To Settle For Point

Blackpool Youth drew 1-1 with Wrexham on Saturday at Squires Gate, with The Seasiders looking set for all three points before suffering the heartache of conceding a last-minute equaliser.

Richie Kyle's side enjoyed the most chances in the game, and after a brilliant penalty save from Dan Milton on the stroke of half-time, things were looking good for the young Blackpool side.

With The Tangerines seemingly set to record a 1-0 victory thanks to a second-half goal from Dom Telford which went straight in from a corner, a lapse of concentration in the Blackpool defence handed the Welsh side a tap in to equalise late on.

It was  a scrappy affair in the first 15 minutes with both teams struggling to get a real foothold on the game. Blackpool's Caleb Richards had the first real chance of the match. Following some decent footwork from the full-back, Richards saw his edge of the box effort curl just past the post.

Although Blackpool were beginning to get on top, Wrexham had a golden opportunity to take the lead after a miscued back pass to Milton fell short leaving the Wrexham striker one-on-one with the keeper, only to see his effort dragged wide of the post on the 19th minute.

Kyle's men had a number of chances to take a 1-0 lead going into the break and the best opportunity of the half fell to Dom Telford, who saw his glancing header from the penalty spot skim the crossbar with the Wrexham goalkeeper helpless.

Telford was beginning to become more and more involved in the game and minutes later the striker nearly scored a lovely effort after dancing past three of the Wrexham defence, however his shot from the edge of the box across the keeper flew just wide.

Both sides looked set to go into the break at 0-0 but Wrexham were given a brilliant opportunity to take a 1-0 lead on the 44th minute, after a penalty was awarded following a collision between captain Mark Waddington and a Wrexham player. However, goalkeeper Daniel Milton produced an excellent save at his bottom right hand corner to ensure both sides remained even going into half-time.

Chances were kept to a premium in the opening 25 minutes of the second half but Blackpool managed to take the lead in innocuous circumstances on the 70th minute, with Dom Telford's whipped in corner finding it's way too the back of the net without the help of any touch from either side.

Once Blackpool took the lead Wrexham began to pummel balls into the Blackpool area and the defence and keeper were seemingly defending well and looked set to celebrate the victory. With just seconds left the Welsh outfit won a free-kick by the half way line and sent everyone forward. With the ball floated in, a mix up between Milton and his defence left Danny Reynolds to score from three yards out, equalising for The Dragons right at the death.

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