ST HELENS Town made the trip to the seaside on Saturday off the back of four defeats hoping to stop the rot.

Minus six first teamers it was always going to be a tough task against the play-off hopefuls AFC Blackpool.

Town started brightly as both teams struggled with the windy conditions. The visitors went ahead through Liam Caddick's weak shot which evaded the dive of the home keeper at his near post.

Blackpool levelled the score three minutes later through Oscar Radcliffe and went ahead before half time with Phil Clarke putting through his own goal. In Between that Neil Weaver missed a penalty for Town after Mamadou Dhabi was brought down, his spot kick coming back off the post.

The second half was all the home team and further goals from Jacob Gregory with a hat trick and Josh Winder condemned Town to a 6-1 defeat.

Manager Dave Platt will be hoping for a couple of players back from injury as his side look to try and avoid bottom spot.

Next up for the Blues is a trip to South Liverpool on Friday night. The game is at the Jericho Lane Hub in Otterspool and kicks off at 7.30pm