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Success Across The Board

Achievements For First-Team, Youth Team And Girls And Ladies

5 June 2017

Blackpool's recent promotion back to League One capped off a fine season across the board for the club.

On the pitch, the first-team had one of its best campaigns in some years, while the youth team and girls and ladies sides also tasted success. 
 
Here we take a look at the key achievements: 
 
First-Team:
 
Promoted back to League One, via the play-offs, at Wembley. Blackpool now the most successful club in the play-offs with five promotions overall. 
 
Best points tally amassed in league matches at Bloomfield Road since the 2011/12 season (39). 
 
Best points tally amassed in league matches away from Bloomfield Road since the 2008/09 season (31).
 
Fewest goals a Blackpool side has conceded in the league for 21 years (46).  
 
Three Blackpool players in double figures for goals – Mark Cullen, Brad Potts and Kyle Vassell – for the first time since 2009/10. 
 
Kelvin Mellor named in the PFA Team of the Year for League Two, becoming the first Blackpool player to achieve a place in a PFA divisional side since Tom Ince in 2013.
 
Kelvin Mellor and Brad Potts selected in the Football Manager Team of the Season for League Two, as voted for by media representatives. 
 
Bright Osayi-Samuel named EFL Young Player of the Month for March. 
 
Youth Team: 
 
Lift the Lancashire FA Youth Cup following victory over Bury and become the first Blackpool youth side to do so for nine years.  
 
Secure North West Youth Alliance title for the first time since 2013/14 to complete a league and cup double.  
 
Most goals scored in the North West Youth Alliance (75). 
 
Fewest goals conceded in the North West Youth Alliance (23). 
 
Unbeaten in league matches at home all season. 
 
Three second year scholars, Jack Sims, Caleb Richards and Denzel Williams, sign professional contracts with the club. 
 
Forward Rowan Roache ends season with 30 goals in 31 games. 
 
Girls and Ladies: 
 
League Cup victories for under-10 and under-14 sides.
 
Lancashire County Cup wins for under-13 and under-16 sides. 
 
Six squads finish as runners-up in respective leagues (two non-competitive). 
 
Club Secretary Mac Barlow ends playing career for Blackpool FC Ladies at the age of 50. 

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