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Blackpool 2-3 Doncaster

James Coppinger's strike midway through the second half gave Doncaster a boost to their survival hopes in a thrilling match against 10-man Blackpool.

David Vaughan's opener from distance was cancelled out by another long-range strike from Doncaster's Brian Stock.

Sam Hird put the visitors in front from six yards, but Blackpool were level a minute later through DJ Campbell.

However, Coppinger swept home from 18 yards to win it before Blackpool's Charlie Adam was sent off late on.

Blackpool boss Tony Parkes:
"You don't concede three at home and really expect to win.

"When DJ Campbell grabbed that second goal for us I thought we were in with a shout, but Rovers came back again.

"Last week we defended heroically at Palace, but this week we left holes at the back and Doncaster exploited them."

Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll:
"It was an exciting game between two well matched sides. I thought we did really well to come back from being 1-0 down.

"Our finishing was particularly good and that was our fourth away win in the league on the trot. You can't do that unless you finish well."

Blackpool: Gilks, Baptiste, Evatt, Barker, Coid, O'Donovan (Marshall 82), Fox (Ormerod 68), Adam, Vaughan, Campbell, Taylor-Fletcher.
Subs Not Used: Halstead, Crainey, Owens.

Sent Off: Adam (77).

Booked: O'Donovan.

Goals: Vaughan 15, Campbell 55.

Doncaster: Sullivan, O'Connor, Mills, Hird, Chambers, Spicer (Price 69), Stock, Wellens (Wilson 79), Woods, Heffernan (Lockwood 90), Coppinger.
Subs Not Used: Guy, Byfield.

Goals: Stock 26, Hird 54, Coppinger 64.

Att: 7,452

Ref: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester).

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