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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 November 2007, 17:27 GMT
Blackpool 1-0 Scunthorpe
Kaspars Gorkss' second-half header handed Blackpool victory over Scunthorpe and ended his side's run of 10 games without a win.

The Latvia defender made the most of a parry from Irons keeper Joe Murphy to head in from 12 yards.

Blackpool's Keigan Parker tested Murphy on three other occasions but the keeper was equal to his fierce efforts from inside the area.

Marcus Williams came close for the away side but struck his shot horribly wide.

  • Blackpool boss Simon Grayson:
    "The result is just reward for how we've played today and also for the performances over the last month where we've played well but not got anything after the game.

    "Three points was no more than we deserved.

    "In the first half we were excellent and totally dominated and all we needed was that goal, it was a great relief when it finally came.

    "We rode our luck a bit after that but we deserved that for all the bad luck we've had in recent weeks."

  • Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins:
    "We've always struggled here and in the first five or 10 minutes we were thinking here we go again.

    "If you can't retain the ball it's always going to be difficult to get anything against a team as good as Blackpool.

    "We got the message out to the players to retain the composure and not give anything away and then we were able to change it in the second half.

    "We felt Kelly Youga was being fouled when their goal went in and in the end we could have got something from a place where we've conceded five or six goals in previous visits."

    Blackpool: Rachubka, McMahon, Barker, Gorkss, Coid, Taylor-Fletcher (Welsh 69), Southern, Jorgensen, Hoolahan (Crainey 84), Parker, Morrell (Vernon 77).
    Subs Not Used: Fox, Flynn.

    Booked: Barker, Parker.

    Goals: Gorkss 73.

    Scunthorpe: Murphy, Taylor (Morris 90), Logan, Crosby, Butler, Youga, Goodwin, Cork, Hurst, Hayes (Forte 55), Paterson (Williams 56).
    Subs Not Used: Lillis, Baraclough.

    Att: 8,051

    Ref: Andy Hall (W Midlands).


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