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Doncaster   3 - 3   Blackpool

Doncaster 3-3 Blackpool

Doncaster 3-3 Blackpool

Billy Sharp's last-minute equaliser rescued a point for Doncaster in a six-goal thriller against high-flying Championship rivals Blackpool.

Martin Woods fired an early left-footed opener for Rovers before Brett Ormerod nudged in Ian Evatt's header.

Sharp swept in Gareth Roberts' cross to make it 2-1, but Jay Emmanuel-Thomas equalised from the edge of the box.

Ben Burgess curled a shot into the top corner to put Blackpool ahead but Sharp latched on to James Hayter's pass.


Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:
"Where do you start on a game like that? I would have paid to watch that myself.

"Entertainment is the business and that was just great. If it carries on that way for the rest of my life I will die early - it's not good for my ticker.

"Ups and downs and ins and outs, that game had everything. Brilliant. I cannot complain about the result at all because if we had won it would have been tough on Doncaster. They deserved a point out of that.

Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll:

"It was excellent. We are not the biggest side in the world and their physicality caused us problems.

"But we stuck with it, didn't get frustrated and got something. I think we created more chances but we have been saying all week what a good side Blackpool are and they showed that today.

"It was a game to get forward and fight fire with fire."

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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Doncaster 3-3 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Woods 5
  • Sharp 46
  • Sharp 90
  • Ormerod 21
  • Emmanuel-Thomas 62
  • Burgess 77

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Chambers yellow card
  • 20 Shackell
  • 21 Hird
  • 16 Oster (Hayter 81)
  • 17 Woods yellow card
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 31 Gillett (Wilson 78)
  • 05 Sharp
  • 22 Shiels (Heffernan 81)

Substitutes

  • 33 Woods,
  • 02 O'Connor,
  • 10 Spicer,
  • 15 Wilson,
  • 07 Guy,
  • 12 Hayter,
  • 14 Heffernan

Blackpool

  • 21 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 28 Seip
  • 04 Southern
  • 11 Vaughan
  • 19 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 09 Burgess
  • 10 Ormerod (Taylor-Fletcher 90+1)
  • 18 Euell

Substitutes

  • 01 Rachubka,
  • 24 Edwards,
  • 14 Martin,
  • 20 Bangura,
  • 07 Clarke,
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher,
  • 25 Almond
Ref: OliverAtt: 10,312
DONCASTER
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Doncaster 47%
  • Blackpool 53%

Attempts on target

  • Doncaster 10
  • Blackpool 8

Attempts off target

  • Doncaster 7
  • Blackpool 2

Corners

  • Doncaster 9
  • Blackpool 9

Fouls

  • Doncaster 9
  • Blackpool 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:09 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+4:04 Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:04 Booking James Chambers goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:55 James Chambers challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 90:00+2:36 Corner taken by James Coppinger from the right by-line, save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 90:00+1:57 Shot by Paul Heffernan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+0:55 Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Brett Ormerod.
  • 89:37 James Hayter provided the assist for the goal.
  • 89:37 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 3 - 3 Blackpool Goal scored by Billy Sharp from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 3-3 Blackpool.
  • 87:04 Shot from just outside the box by Billy Sharp misses to the right of the target.
  • 85:15 Martin Woods produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 80:11 Substitution (Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Paul Heffernan coming on for Dean Shiels.
  • 80:11 Substitution James Hayter is brought on as a substitute for John Oster.
  • 80:11 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 79:26 Corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 77:38 Substitution Mark Wilson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Gillett.
  • 76:42 GOAL - Ben BurgessDoncaster 2 - 3 Blackpool Ben Burgess scores a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-3 Blackpool.
  • 76:01 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Sam Hird takes the indirect free kick.
  • 74:30 Foul by Martin Woods on David Vaughan, free kick awarded. David Vaughan takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:42 Keith Southern takes a shot. Save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 72:22 The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Sharp. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
  • 71:01 Corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the left by-line, Alex Baptiste has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
  • 70:18 Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 70:18 Booking Martin Woods receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 70:12 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 68:53 Effort from 18 yards by Keith Southern. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 67:35 James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Shot from inside the area by Billy Sharp clears the bar.
  • 63:54 Outswinging corner taken by John Oster from the right by-line played to the near post, Keith Southern manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:17 Martin Woods takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.
  • 63:07 Martin Woods takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
  • 61:41 GOAL - Jay Emmanuel-ThomasDoncaster 2 - 2 Blackpool Jay Emmanuel-Thomas grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-2 Blackpool.
  • 60:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Shackell on Ben Burgess. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick, Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 57:54 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is ruled offside. Sam Hird takes the indirect free kick. Unfair challenge on Billy Sharp by Ian Evatt results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by John Oster, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
  • 56:13 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Euell. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:47 Centre by Billy Sharp, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 52:28 Outswinging corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line, Jason Shackell makes a clearance. Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:27 Martin Woods takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 50:41 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Vaughan, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:08 Foul by David Vaughan on James Coppinger, free kick awarded. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
  • 45:19 Assist by Gareth Roberts.
  • 45:19 GOAL - Billy SharpDoncaster 2 - 1 Blackpool Billy Sharp finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 2-1 Blackpool.
  • 45:16 The ball is crossed by Gareth Roberts,
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:33 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:42 Outswinging corner taken by David Vaughan, Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 42:14 David Vaughan challenges John Oster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Woods.
  • 40:36 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 39:50 Ian Evatt challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by John Oster, Jason Euell makes a clearance.
  • 38:06 Dean Shiels takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
  • 37:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Ben Burgess. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:14 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 36:46 Corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line, Simon Gillett manages to make a clearance.
  • 36:36 The ball is crossed by Alex Baptiste, clearance by James Chambers.
  • 35:59 The ball is crossed by Martin Woods.
  • 34:32 Gareth Roberts fouled by Ben Burgess, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:57 Corner taken by David Vaughan, clearance by James Chambers.
  • 31:36 A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 29:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 28:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Coppinger on David Vaughan. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 26:46 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods from the right by-line.
  • 26:22 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 23:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against James Coppinger. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Euell on Sam Hird. Direct free kick taken by Sam Hird.
  • 22:37 Corner taken by Dean Shiels from the left by-line played to the near post, Ben Burgess makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 20:56 GOAL - Brett OrmerodDoncaster 1 - 1 Blackpool Brett Ormerod finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Doncaster 1-1 Blackpool.
  • 20:56 Assist on the goal came from David Vaughan.
  • 20:56 GOAL - Ian EvattDoncaster 1 - 1 Blackpool Ian Evatt finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Doncaster 1-1 Blackpool.
  • Correction - 20:39 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan from the right by-line,
  • 20:39 Corner taken by David Vaughan from the right by-line,
  • 19:25 The offside flag is raised against Billy Sharp. Free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
  • 18:46 The official flags Dean Shiels offside. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
  • 16:58 Martin Woods crosses the ball, Effort from the edge of the box by Simon Gillett goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 16:28 Corner taken left-footed by Martin Woods to the near post, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:12 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Matthew Gilks gets a block in.
  • 14:19 John Oster takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James Coppinger misses to the left of the goal.
  • 14:01 Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chambers. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:44 Unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Simon Gillett results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by David Vaughan.
  • 10:34 Short corner taken by Martin Woods.
  • 8:17 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Dean Shiels misses to the left of the target.
  • 7:24 Ben Burgess is ruled offside. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 7:05 Foul by Billy Sharp on Alex Baptiste, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
  • 5:54 James Coppinger concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcel Seip. Marcel Seip takes the direct free kick.
  • 4:43 The assist for the goal came from John Oster.
  • 4:43 GOAL - Martin WoodsDoncaster 1 - 0 Blackpool Martin Woods fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Blackpool.
  • 4:40 John Oster sends in a cross,
  • 2:18 The official flags James Coppinger offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 1:15 James Coppinger takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Championship results

31 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 1-1 Sheff Wed R
Coventry 1-3 Reading R
Doncaster 3-3 Blackpool R
Ipswich 1-0 Derby R
Middlesbrough 0-1 Plymouth R
Peterborough 1-2 Barnsley R
Preston 1-1 Crystal Palace R
Scunthorpe 0-2 Swansea R
West Brom 5-0 Watford R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 31 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 West Brom 15 16 28
2 Newcastle 14 12 27
3 Leicester 15 6 27
4 Cardiff 14 15 26
5 Bristol City 15 4 25
6 Middlesbrough 15 6 24
7 Blackpool 15 6 24
8 Preston 15 3 24
9 QPR 14 11 23
10 Nottm Forest 14 3 23
11 Swansea 15 1 22
12 Watford 15 -4 21
13 Crystal Palace 14 -2 18
14 Sheff Wed 15 -1 17
15 Sheff Utd 14 -2 17
16 Coventry 15 -6 17
17 Barnsley 15 -8 17
18 Scunthorpe 15 -9 17
19 Doncaster 15 -2 15
20 Derby 15 -9 14
21 Reading 15 -10 13
22 Plymouth 15 -12 12
23 Peterborough 15 -7 11
24 Ipswich 15 -11 11


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