9-0 Victory For Donnelly's Side
The youth team recorded their biggest win of the season so far on Saturday, as they beat Bury 9-0 at Carrington.
A relentless start saw Blackpool score five goals in the opening 15 minutes, before Rowan Roache scored his third and fourth goals of the match to give The Seasiders a 7-0 lead at half-time.
In the second-half, Ralph Chea and Tyler Rufus added gloss to the scoreline in a win that put Ciaran Donnelly’s side top of the North West Youth Alliance table.
The scoring was opened after just four minutes when Sebastien Des Pres collected the ball near the halfway line and jinked his way past several defenders to score a fantastic solo goal.
The goal capped off a dream week for the former Real Salt Lake academy player, who made his senior debut for Blackpool in the Checkatrade Trophy in midweek.
The second goal came a few minutes later when Dylan Sumner controlled Ben Jacobson’s lofted pass and squared the ball to Chea, who rounded the goalkeeper and finished in an empty net.
There was little time to blink as Blackpool scored their third goal in the 11th minute. A great passing move involving several players led to Roache scoring from the edge of the box with an outstanding shot that flew into the top corner.
Finlay Sinclair-Smith added a fourth goal when he ran onto a loose ball in the area and scored without taking a touch.
Despite a four-goal lead in the opening 13 minutes, The Seasiders weren’t content and added a remarkable fifth at the quarter hour mark. Des Pres won the ball high up on the pitch and released Chea, who squared the ball for Roache to tap in his second goal of the match.
The Republic of Ireland international completed his hat-trick shortly after the half-hour mark when he shrugged off a challenge to finish inside the area.
Roache scored his fourth goal just two minutes later with a placed finish into the bottom corner after a great solo run in the final third.
Half-Time: Bury 0 Blackpool 7
Donnelly’s side started the second-half in the same fashion and just minutes after the restart Chea scored his second goal of the game, pouncing on the rebound of Sumner’s shot to score Blackpool’s eighth.
After a rare lull in the match, The Seasiders added a ninth goal when Roache crossed in a wide free-kick that Rufus headed in to round off the scoring.
It was a fantastic result against a Bury side who were third in the league standings before the match at the weekend.
Full-Time: Bury 0 Blackpool 9