AFC were left to rue a host of missed chances as they fell to a sucker punch in this Hallmark Security League clash played in torrential rain.
They started brightly against the Cumbrians, Aaron Fleming heading narrowly wide from a fourth-minute corner.
And the same player went even closer when his 30-yard free-kick smacked the woodwork.
Blackpool adapted well to the wind and rain as they continued to take the game to the visitors in the second half. Jackson Hulme, Dean Ing and Fleming all had chances, and Jack Williams blazed over on 78 minutes.
The impressive Chris Wraight breakaway goal four minutes later consigned Blackpool to a fifth straight defeat.
Williams again fired over in a good position and Fleming was denied by keeper Jarek Bitner as AFC’s wait for their first home win of the season goes on.
Blackpool: Kirkland, Richardson, Stephens, Taylor, Corbett, Vaughan, Charnley, Hulme, Williams, Ing, Fleming; Subs; Higgins, Dickson, Muscroft, Parker, Thomas.