Kirk Broadfoot’s second half header was enough to earn Blackpool a draw against Bury.
The defender met a brilliant corner from Bobby Grant to power home a header on 54 minutes.
Pool thought that would be enough to win the game, only for a late strike from substitute John Rooney level the game.
Manager Paul Ince missed the game to hold talks with Karl Oyston in Portugal, and he won’t really have been impressed with the reports from watching assistant manager Alex Rae.
While Pool controlled the game, Bury were poor and Ince is still short of quality.
Barry Ferguson returned in midfield after a back injury, while Tom Ince was given the night off after complaints of a tight hamstring.
Two second half triallists were fielded, one being Neal Bishop, the other an un-known Spanish midfielder.
The substitutes weakened the Seasiders and Bury’s goal was always on the cards in the latter stages.
Pool finish their pre-season campaign at home to Newcastle on Sunday.
Pool: Gilks (Halstead 76), Basham (Cathcart 56), Harris (Tomsett 66), Ferguson, Broadfoot, MacKenzie, Caton (Barkhuizen 66), Martinez (Triallist 56), Grant (Banvo 66), Osbourne, Eccleston (Bishop 56).