AFC Blackpool deeper in relegation trouble

Ryan Vaughan clears his lines for Blackpool Picture: STEVE MCLELLAN
Ryan Vaughan clears his lines for Blackpool Picture: STEVE MCLELLAN
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AFC Blackpool dropped deeper into North West Counties League relegation peril last night with a 1-0 home defeat by bottom club Alsager Town.

Johnathan Beaumont scored the only goal five minutes from time at Jepson Way.

This defeat, allied to Silsden’s 2-1 win over 1874 Northwich, leaves Blackpool second-bottom and still four points from safety.

They have at least two games in hand on all the other clubs in the relegation battle but a huge fixture backlog is taking its toll on Stuart Parker’s side, who have taken just one point from four games.

They are in the middle of a three-week run of Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday fixtures and last night’s match was the first of six in 12 days as FA rules will not allow the season to extend beyond Saturday week.

Blackpool are at home to Barnoldswick tomorrow.