Blackpool Stanley with once again a very young side made the trip to Wetherby for a friendly against the Bulldogs another experienced side from the Yorkshire League. The first half was a disaster for the away side as Wetherby ran riot at will scoring 34 un-answered points leaving the young Blackpool side shell shocked but a great talk by stand in coach Gary Parker led to a fight back in the second half. Defence was the key as Blackpool upped their game getting in amongst the Wetherby forwards  getting the ball back with Henry Stelfox leading the charge with some great drives leading to hooker Joe Kirton on debut scoring a try from half back with Reiss Yorke converting. The away side were now on the ascendancy attacking the away side line at will throwing the ball about which was lacking in the first half. The ball then went through 4 sets of hand with Jordan Hindley giving the final pass to his brother Ben who side stepped the full back for a great team try goaled by Yorke. A great tackle by aussie import Hayden Heilbronn putting the winger into touch on his 10m line with a scrum in place and from this Joe Connell crashed over for a converted try. Jordan Tierney was leading the defensive charge and this was capped by the out-standing Kirton scooting over for his 2nd converted try. The home side did get back into the game with 3 more tries as the Blackpool side tired but winning the second half and being able to hold their heads up high having the self belief  in themselves to play the kind of rugby they know they are capable of. They will now regather ready for next weeks opening league game home against Orrell St James A  at Kingscote Park with a 2.30 pm kick off.