Blackpool 3-0 Preston North End RECAP of Central League reserves clash

Central League action took place at Springfields on Tuesday afternoon

Preston North End face rivals Blackpool in the Central League this afternoon.

It's a 1pm kick-off at Springfields, where the two reserve sides meet for the second time. In the reverse fixture, a strong Seasiders XI ran out three-nil winners. This time, both clubs have named young teams for the clash. Luke Mariette and Will Squires start for Blackpool, while Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile and Kaedyn Kamara are in the North End side.

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54' Efforts at both ends

Goldsmith slipped in Garrigan, who curled wide of the far post for Preston. Daniels is then kept out by the PNE goalkeeper, Davis.

47' Early chances (2-0)

Davis manages to keep out Emmerson, before Campbell heads over the crossbar from another Daniels cross.

Back under way for the second half at Springfields. One change at the break as Blackpool replace Will Squires with Conor McVeigh.

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HT: Blackpool 2-0 PNE

Tarry curled an effort just wide for PNE, right before the break. But, Blackpool have dominated the first 45 minutes and lead 2-0 at half time. Layton Campbell broke the deadlock mid way through the half, before Luke Mariette added a second on 37 minutes. North End's team is predominantly made up of first-year scholars and the age gap between the two XIs has told.

Campbell strikes the crossbar for Blackpool.

42' Blackpool go close again

Nearly another, but nobody is able to get firm contact on a header inside the box.

40' Routine for Davis (2-0)

It's a weak effort from Emmerson and is saved comfortably by PNE's goalkeeper.

37' GOAL Blackpool 2-0 PNE

Great footwork from Mariette to go past a couple of defenders, before finishing past Davis.

30' Davis called into action again (1-0)

Another good save from PNE's shot stopper. Daniels slots through Emmerson, who forces the keeper into a save at the front post.

28' Save for PNE's goalkeeper (1-0)

Francis' shot from the edge of the box is tipped on to the post by Tommy Davis. Good stop.

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