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As of: 27/12/08 19:00

AFC Liverpool keep hold of three points in style.

With a convincing 5-0 victory AFC Liverpool managed to keep the three points against Blackpool and hence the top position of the league.

Despite the blustery winds around Valerie Park the match got the go-ahead and 389 supporters travelled to the ground in a positive mood in order to see the first match in 2009.

The Derek Goulding’s team came onto the pitch with the new shirts in support of the three Hillsborough support groups. The red shirt with a 96 in the middle accompanied by two eternal flames looked the part.

Blackpool had hardly stained their kits, when they saw themselves trailing 1-0 due to a goal by Dean Thurston in the 6th minute.

Around 5 minutes later lightning struck twice, first Thurston scored and, while the supporters were still celebrating, Andy Olsen made it 3-0 within 2 minutes.

In the 37 minute Dave Eaton finally made it 4-0 and that is how the result remained until half time.

At half time the supporters, amongst them LFC legend and captain of the first great Liverpool team in the 1960s Ron Yeats, had whitnessed a superb match despite the heavy, wet pitch. The team had come out and gave the impression they had stored all the energy of the cancelled matches in order to use it today.

On the other side Blackpool had two chances but failed to get the ball past the AFCL goalkeeper each time.

If there was any hope for an Istanbul style comeback left for them, that was surely dead in the water when Dave Eaton scored the 5-0 within a quarter of an hour after the restart.

The rest of the second half the match saw loads of good possession play from AFC Liverpool but very few clear cut chances, so that the result stayed. In the end everyone had seen a good match and a victory that should give confidence for the tasks ahead.

Next week AFC Liverpool will play another home match at Valerie Park in Prescot, this time against Leek CSOB. Today’s result has proven, that you get more than value for money at Valerie Park.

(January 17, 2009)