Poulton FCs final game of the season took place at home against Blackpool Wren Rovers in an end to end encounter.

Despite their efforts, Poulton FC ultimately fell short, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat against their resilient opponents.

Despite the heat, the game got off to a fast start. However, it was Wrens who created the first effort on goal after their wide right player cut inside and let fly with a powerful shot which was brilliantly saved by Adam Ridings in goal. In the 20th minute Wrens were awarded a penalty which they converted making the score 0-1.

The early setback, was soon forgotten about as Poulton were awarded a penalty of their own. Danny Morris stepped up to the spot and smashed the ball home to make the game all square.

Despite their best efforts to maintain momentum, Poulton found themselves trailing once again in the 36th minute after Blackpool Wren Rovers found the back of the net for a second time.

Poulton made a first half substitution in order to bring fresh energy to the game. The change almost immediately paid off as Nathan Townsend picked up the ball and drove forward before unleashing a blistering shot which was well saved by the Wrens keeper. Soon after this attempt, Poulton hit the crossbar but the score remained 1-2 going into the half time break.

During the break, Poulton’s management team made further changes in formation and personnel. Dominik Gil came on in place of Lewis Middleton to bolster the team’s attacking threat. However, their efforts were met with resistance as Blackpool Wren Rovers extended their lead after being awarded another penalty in the 52nd minute, putting Poulton on the back foot once again.

Both teams made changes and the intensity of the game started to taper off. Max Landless made way for Ivo Gospodarczyk in the 79th minute in a bid to spark a late comeback. The home team’s determination was evident in the dying moments of the game when they were awarded a penalty, the fourth in the game. Billy McKenna stepped up but his effort was saved by the keeper, denying Poulton a change to narrow the deficit and make for an entertaining last few minutes.

This draws the end on a season of ups and downs and many changes at the club. The players will now take a well earned break while the management staff start planning for the next league campaign.

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