Match Report: Stalemate in Fylde Coast Derby

The youth team’s Fylde coast fixture against neighbours Fleetwood Town ended 0-0, despite Blackpool having the better chances of the two teams.

The very windy conditions at Squires Gate made it difficult to play, but Blackpool managed to adapt to the conditions better than Fleetwood.

Rowan Roache was a constant threat out wide as he hit the post and went close on a few occasions.

Town’s goalkeeper Elliot Wynne was constantly busy and made many impressive saves.

In the first-half Wynne made a great diving save from James Doyle’s header and the goalkeeper’s palms were stung from a shot by Kit Gregory.

Roache was denied a sensational goal as his free-kick from 35 yards was well saved by Wynne, and Doyle went close again in the second-half as he headed just wide.

Fleetwood grew into the game and Mamadou Djabi was close to scoring late in the second-half, but neither side could find a way through.

Academy Manager Ciaran Donnelly said: “Throughout the game we were the better team, we played the better football when we were able to get the ball down and play. We missed some great chances.

“Overall I was pleased with the lads and pleased to get a cleansheet.”

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