In absolute atrocious weather conditions nearer to late autumn than early September Blackpool set off to try and control the game from the start, with Natasha Fenton trying her luck from the first couple of minutes.
Burnley though were'nt looking to give anything away and despite the windy conditions the defence was strong and tried to keep Blackpool at bay. Fenton was however rewarded when she received the ball and took a strike which hit the top corner of the net. Burnley were strong in the tackle and didnt give too much away until an unlucky defensive mistake led to an own goal which gave Blackpool a 2nil advantage at half time.
Both teams came out after the break ready for action despite terrible wind and rain which was a test in itself. Rebecca Shaw was rewarded for her hard work with a goal early on in this half and Fenton got her brace when a promising Blackpool attack paid dividends. Burnley though were just waiting for a bit of complacency in Blackpool's play and seized their opportunity to get themselves off the mark. One of Blackpool's best moves came from Evren Vurdu to Karis Harrison who threaded it through to Hannah Wright to score Blackpool's fifth. Blackpool's player of the match was Erin Croft who played three different positions and had a very confident game. Special mention to Burnley's goalkeeper who had a great game despite the weather. Well done to both teams who put on a great game of football in very testing conditions.