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Blackpool   2 - 0   Doncaster

Blackpool 2-0 Doncaster

Blackpool beat Doncaster to make it four wins in a row and keep the heat on Championship play-off rivals Leicester.

Blackpool went in front on 27 minutes when the ball ran loose from Stephen Crainey's cross and DJ Campbell stabbed home left-footed from close range.

Doncaster were denied an equaliser when James Hayter headed Gareth Roberts's cross against the bar on 64 minutes.

Three minutes later Stephen Dobbie made it 2-0 when he curled a right-footed shot inside the far post from 12 yards.

Ian Holloway's in-form Blackpool team have now scored 13 goals in their last four league games.

But Doncaster, beaten 2-1 at home by lowly Plymouth on Saturday, have taken only four points from their last five matches and their play-off bid has stalled dramatically.


Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:
"I am bursting with pride for my lads. If we can extend the season, so be it, I will be a delighted man.

"I think today showed we have strength in depth and I can take players on and off without affecting our style.

"I was very pleased with the two goals. The first was a real goal-poacher's effort, and the second a great strike."

Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:
"I never really thought we had a serious chance of the play-offs in the first place.

"We are in our second season in the Championship, and I will not be losing any sleep over this.

"The pitch made it very difficult for the two footballing sides, but I am delighted for Blackpool. If they make it to the play-offs, they will champion the cause of the little clubs like ourselves."

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Monday, 5 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Campbell 27
  • Dobbie 67

    Blackpool

    • 21 Gilks
    • 03 Crainey
    • 06 Evatt
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 31 Coleman
    • 04 Southern
    • 11 Vaughan
    • 16 Bouazza (Dobbie 65)
    • 26 Adam yellow card
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
    • 19 Campbell yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 01 Rachubka,
    • 24 Edwards,
    • 14 Martin,
    • 07 Clarke,
    • 09 Burgess,
    • 18 Euell,
    • 33 Dobbie

    Doncaster

    • 01 Sullivan
    • 02 O'Connor
    • 03 Roberts
    • 06 Chambers
    • 30 Martis
    • 15 Wilson
    • 16 Oster (Shiels 86)
    • 26 Coppinger (Mutch 86)
    • 31 Emmanuel-Thomas
    • 12 Hayter yellow card
    • 14 Heffernan yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 13 Smith,
    • 11 Lockwood,
    • 18 McDaid,
    • 21 Hird,
    • 04 Mutch,
    • 22 Shiels
    Ref: WebbAtt: 9,701
    BLACKPOOL
    DONCASTER

    Possession

    • Blackpool 52%
    • Doncaster 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Blackpool 7
    • Doncaster 10

    Attempts off target

    • Blackpool 6
    • Doncaster 8

    Corners

    • Blackpool 3
    • Doncaster 8

    Fouls

    • Blackpool 9
    • Doncaster 6
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:06 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+3:39 Jordon Mutch takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 90:00+2:06 The referee penalises Paul Heffernan for handball. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:13 Dean Shiels takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 85:37 Substitution Jordon Mutch joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Coppinger.
    • 85:37 Substitution Dean Shiels comes on in place of John Oster.
    • 83:56 The referee blows for offside against Paul Heffernan. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:10 Dudley Campbell is caught offside. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
    • 82:28 Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Shelton Martis results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam, Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • Correction - 82:00 David Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Wilson. James Coppinger takes the free kick.
    • 82:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on Mark Wilson. Mark Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 81:48 Gary Taylor-Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Roberts. Free kick taken by John Oster.
    • 81:11 Dudley Campbell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
    • 78:36 John Oster fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Oster.
    • 77:57 Gareth Roberts delivers the ball, clearance by Ian Evatt.
    • 76:47 The referee blows for offside. James Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:04 David Vaughan has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
    • 73:25 Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
    • 72:54 Effort from inside the area by John Oster misses to the right of the target.
    • 71:55 Unfair challenge on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick. Centre by John Oster, James Coppinger takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
    • 68:45 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Taylor-Fletcher. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:41 The ball is crossed by Charlie Adam.
    • 66:49 Assist by David Vaughan.
    • 66:49 GOAL - Stephen DobbieBlackpool 2 - 0 Doncaster A goal is scored by Stephen Dobbie from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Doncaster.
    • 64:22 Substitution Stephen Dobbie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hameur Bouazza.
    • 64:15 James Coppinger produces a cross.
    • 63:20 The ball is crossed by Gareth Roberts, James Hayter takes a shot.
    • 63:06 A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts.
    • 62:48 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
    • 61:46 Shot from just outside the box by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas goes over the crossbar.
    • 60:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on James Coppinger. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes the free kick.
    • 60:26 James Coppinger produces a cross, blocked by Ian Evatt.
    • 58:46 Seamus Coleman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 57:50 Paul Heffernan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 57:36 The ball is delivered by Mark Wilson, clearance by Ian Evatt.
    • 57:02 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Oster.
    • 55:41 Corner taken by Charlie Adam, David Vaughan takes a shot. Clearance by James O'Connor.
    • 55:36 A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:01 The referee gives a free kick against Dudley Campbell for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 54:06 Short corner worked by Hameur Bouazza.
    • 53:55 Shot by Hameur Bouazza. Fantastic save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 52:06 Gareth Roberts has a drilled shot. David Vaughan gets a block in.
    • 51:54 Centre by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
    • 51:17 Gareth Roberts has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 51:10 Mark Wilson produces a cross.
    • 49:33 Keith Southern has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 48:11 Mark Wilson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
    • 47:46 Handball by Charlie Adam. James Coppinger takes the free kick.
    • 47:11 Booking Booking for Dudley Campbell for unsporting behaviour.
    • 46:59 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dudley Campbell. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:28 The ball is sent over by Paul Heffernan, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:10 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+1:05 Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Gilks. Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Stephen Crainey makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by James Coppinger.
    • 44:45 The referee blows for offside against Hameur Bouazza. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 43:51 Ian Evatt takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 41:39 Keith Southern is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
    • 41:23 Hameur Bouazza takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Shelton Martis.
    • 40:50 Stephen Crainey produces a cross, James Chambers gets a block in.
    • 38:25 James Hayter challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick. Keith Southern produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
    • 38:04 The ball is delivered by James Coppinger.
    • 35:49 Ian Evatt is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
    • 35:17 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Charlie Adam from right channel.
    • 35:17 Booking The referee books James Hayter for unsporting behaviour.
    • 34:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hayter on Seamus Coleman.
    • 34:14 Neil Sullivan fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:06 The ball is crossed by Seamus Coleman, save by Neil Sullivan.
    • 33:27 Corner taken by Hameur Bouazza played to the near post.
    • 30:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:26 A cross is delivered by Shelton Martis, Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 29:52 Short corner taken by James Coppinger.
    • 26:13 GOAL - Dudley CampbellBlackpool 1 - 0 Doncaster Dudley Campbell finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Doncaster.
    • 26:04 The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey.
    • 25:07 Shot from long range by John Oster goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 24:22 Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on Stephen Crainey, free kick awarded. David Vaughan takes the free kick.
    • 23:10 Corner taken by James Coppinger played to the near post, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
    • 22:17 Stephen Crainey is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 20:16 The ball is crossed by Ian Evatt, James O'Connor gets a block in.
    • 19:45 Keith Southern fouled by James Coppinger, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
    • 18:22 Booking Caution for Charlie Adam.
    • 18:09 Foul by Charlie Adam on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
    • 15:30 The referee blows for offside against Paul Heffernan. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
    • 15:10 Corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line to the near post.
    • 15:05 The ball is delivered by John Oster, Stephen Crainey gets a block in.
    • 14:59 Mark Wilson sends in a cross.
    • 14:39 Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line.
    • 14:15 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal. Blocked by Stephen Crainey.
    • 12:47 Effort from a long way out by Hameur Bouazza goes wide right of the target.
    • 11:32 Unfair challenge on James Chambers by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:32 Dudley Campbell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:10 Corner from the right by-line taken by James Coppinger, Mark Wilson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 9:04 Gareth Roberts sends in a cross, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:18 Shot from outside the box by Charlie Adam goes wide right of the target.
    • 8:03 James Coppinger takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
    • 7:53 The ball is sent over by Mark Wilson, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.
    • 7:36 Corner taken by John Oster played to the near post, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
    • 7:28 Paul Heffernan sends in a cross, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:39 Keith Southern is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:35 Booking The referee shows Paul Heffernan a yellow card.
    • 4:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Wilson on Charlie Adam. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
    • 3:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Heffernan. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 3:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dudley Campbell. Indirect free kick taken by James O'Connor.
    • 2:00 The referee blows for offside. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 41 48 89
    2 West Brom 42 38 83
    3 Nottm Forest 42 21 72
    4 Cardiff 42 19 69
    5 Swansea 42 4 65
    6 Leicester 42 9 64
    7 Blackpool 42 16 63
    8 Middlesbrough 42 11 58
    9 Bristol City 42 -8 56
    10 Sheff Utd 42 1 55
    11 Doncaster 42 1 55
    12 Reading 40 0 55
    13 Ipswich 42 -5 54
    14 Coventry 42 -12 52
    15 Barnsley 42 -13 52
    16 Derby 42 -11 51
    17 Preston 42 -12 50
    18 QPR 41 -9 48
    19 Scunthorpe 41 -23 47
    20 Crystal Palace 42 -1 46
    21 Watford 41 -11 45
    22 Sheff Wed 42 -18 45
    23 Plymouth 42 -18 41
    24 Peterborough 42 -27 31