Nathan Delfouneso did his chances of earning a Blackpool contract no harm with two goals in a 4-0 victory against Penrith.
The striker, who has enjoyed two loan spells at Bloomfield Road in the past, is currently on trial after being released from Aston Villa this summer.
He fired the opening two goals as Pool swept aside their Northern League hosts, but all the talk was about the presence of boss Jose Riga.
The Blackpool manager had initially insisted he wouldn’t be at the game, but was first off the team as it pulled into the Cumbrian town for their pre-season opener.
While he once again declined interviews, he took the time to look at a number of trial players, including Faris Haroun, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and former Barnsley man Jacob Mellis.
New boy Sergei Zenjov and Bobby Grant were also on target.