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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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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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