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Preston   0 - 0   Blackpool

Preston 0-0 Blackpool

Preston 0-0 Blackpool

The 86th league meeting between west Lancashire rivals Preston and Blackpool ended in a disappointing goalless draw.

The Tangerines will be happier with the result, which brings to an end their run of three straight league defeats.

Paul Coutts had Preston's best effort, but his tame 18-yard shot from a Danny Wellbeck pass was easily saved.

The visitors came closest to scoring though, with a DJ Campbell header hitting the bar and Brett Ormerod miscuing from just three yards out.

The result leaves Blackpool and Preston ninth and 11th respectively in the Championship table, as both continue their pursuit of a play-off place.

Blackpool's recent run of poor results has halted what was a superb start to the season, but they will take heart from their positive contribution to this game as they look to revive their challenge.

Arguably they showed the greater promise going forward, and could have taken an early lead, but David Vaughan's volley cleared the crossbar.

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Preston's season has been a troubled one but they are beginning to show signs of improvement under boss Darren Ferguson, having won three of their last five matches.

They were not without their chances here and created arguably the best first-half chance when on-loan Manchester United forward Danny Wellbeck was put through by Chris Sedgwick, only to be denied a scoring chance by a Rob Jones tackle.

In addition, Ross Wallace saw a free-kick cleared off the line by Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste.

The home side fashioned the first real chance of the second half with Wellbeck pulling back for Paul Coutts, but his tame side-foot effort from 18 yards was comfortably saved by Michael Gilks.

Then, on 57 minutes, Jon Parkin glanced a header just wide of the left-hand post.

Minutes later Blackpool striker Ormerod should have scored with what looked like a straight forward tap-in, but from close range he scuffed his attempt.

Late on, a combination of Youl Mawene and North End keeper Andy Lonergan helped divert a looping Campbell header onto the crossbar as Preston held on for a share of the spoils.


Preston manager Darren Ferguson:

"Derbies are always tense affairs and it can take a little bit of magic to win them or a mistake from opposition.

"The dressing room is very quiet because they're all disappointed, we wanted to win the game.

"To a man we worked our socks off and there are some very tired legs out there."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:

"I stood there and thoroughly enjoyed our performance.

"The script was here for them to beat us and go above us and to be honest I didn't think they looked like doing it.

"Northern people like their football and these two clubs epitomise that. Today I'm very proud of what we're trying to do and our supporters."

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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Preston 0-0 Blackpool FT
(HT 0-0)

      Preston

      • 01 Lonergan
      • 02 Hart
      • 05 Mawene
      • 12 St. Ledger yellow card
      • 19 Jones
      • 07 Sedgwick (Brown 81)
      • 15 Coutts
      • 23 James
      • 25 Wallace
      • 18 Welbeck
      • 26 Parkin

      Substitutes

      • 22 Henderson,
      • 06 Collins,
      • 14 Chilvers,
      • 11 Carter,
      • 16 Treacy,
      • 09 Brown,
      • 33 Mellor

      Blackpool

      • 21 Gilks
      • 03 Crainey
      • 06 Evatt
      • 15 Baptiste
      • 24 Edwards
      • 04 Southern
      • 11 Vaughan yellow card
      • 09 Burgess
      • 10 Ormerod
      • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
      • 19 Campbell

      Substitutes

      • 01 Rachubka,
      • 28 Butler,
      • 14 Martin,
      • 20 Bangura,
      • 30 Husband,
      • 18 Euell,
      • 33 Dobbie
      Ref: JonesAtt: 19,840
      PRESTON
      BLACKPOOL

      Possession

      • Preston 45%
      • Blackpool 55%

      Attempts on target

      • Preston 3
      • Blackpool 5

      Attempts off target

      • Preston 9
      • Blackpool 10

      Corners

      • Preston 9
      • Blackpool 7

      Fouls

      • Preston 12
      • Blackpool 7
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:04 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+2:30 The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.
      • 90:00+1:25 Effort from inside the area by Danny Welbeck misses to the left of the goal.
      • 90:00+0:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on Danny Welbeck. Free kick crossed by Ross Wallace, clearance by Ian Evatt.
      • 90:00+0:17 Brett Ormerod produces a cross.
      • 88:31 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.
      • Correction - 86:49 Handball by Dudley Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
      • 86:49 Dudley Campbell is penalised for a handball. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
      • 84:40 Centre by Alex Baptiste, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
      • 83:30 Paul Coutts sends in a cross, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
      • 82:16 Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
      • 80:34 Substitution Chris Sedgwick goes off and Chris Brown comes on.
      • 79:06 Ross Wallace crosses the ball, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 77:05 Jon Parkin crosses the ball, save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 76:34 Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, clearance by Ian Evatt.
      • 76:11 Danny Welbeck decides to take a short corner.
      • 75:46 Foul by David Vaughan on Paul Coutts, free kick awarded. Matthew James restarts play with the free kick.
      • 75:18 Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
      • 74:41 Chris Sedgwick challenges Stephen Crainey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
      • 73:54 The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, Shot on goal by Jon Parkin from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 72:23 Dudley Campbell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
      • 70:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Sedgwick on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Ian Evatt restarts play with the free kick.
      • 69:09 Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance by Ben Burgess.
      • 68:51 Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Clearance made by Stephen Crainey.
      • 67:23 Rob Edwards is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ross Wallace produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Youl Mawene misses to the left of the goal.
      • 66:40 Centre by Stephen Crainey, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Brett Ormerod misses to the left of the goal.
      • 66:21 Corner taken short by David Vaughan.
      • 66:14 David Vaughan delivers the ball, Youl Mawene manages to make a clearance.
      • 65:23 The ball is swung over by Dudley Campbell, Effort on goal by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 63:56 Outswinging corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line.
      • 63:34 Keith Southern takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.
      • 62:45 Booking The referee cautions Sean St. Ledger for unsporting behaviour.
      • 62:36 Sean St. Ledger concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Edwards. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
      • 60:08 Matthew James produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
      • 59:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 58:52 The ball is crossed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
      • 57:30 Centre by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
      • 56:12 Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Jon Parkin has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
      • 56:12 Booking Booking for David Vaughan for unsporting behaviour.
      • 55:44 Unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by David Vaughan results in a free kick.
      • 54:08 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 52:17 Centre by Ross Wallace.
      • 50:08 Brett Ormerod has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
      • 49:39 Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 48:14 Foul by Jon Parkin on Keith Southern, free kick awarded. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • 47:39 Effort on goal by Ben Burgess from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 47:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+0:58 The first half comes to an end.
      • 45:00+0:22 Effort from long distance by David Vaughan goes wide right of the goal.
      • 44:38 Michael Hart delivers the ball, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 43:56 Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
      • Correction - 43:34 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • 43:34 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
      • 41:34 Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.
      • 40:01 Corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan from the right by-line, save by Andy Lonergan.
      • 39:36 The ball is crossed by Danny Welbeck, save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 39:24 The ball is crossed by Alex Baptiste, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.
      • 38:54 David Vaughan takes a outswinging corner.
      • 38:17 David Vaughan takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul Coutts.
      • 37:46 David Vaughan takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
      • 36:50 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan from the left by-line, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Fantastic save by Andy Lonergan.
      • 34:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Paul Coutts. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
      • 33:05 Shot from deep inside the area by Chris Sedgwick clears the bar.
      • 32:57 Paul Coutts crosses the ball.
      • 30:33 Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ben Burgess goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
      • 27:51 Centre by Ross Wallace, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 25:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the left by-line, Matthew Gilks makes a comfortable save.
      • 24:32 Billy Jones challenges Brett Ormerod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.
      • 23:27 Ben Burgess concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean St. Ledger. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.
      • 21:43 Unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod by Michael Hart results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
      • 21:06 Dudley Campbell handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 20:46 Danny Welbeck is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 19:47 Shot from just outside the box by Danny Welbeck misses to the right of the target.
      • 19:20 Ross Wallace takes the outswinging corner, Rob Edwards manages to make a clearance.
      • 19:11 The ball is crossed by Chris Sedgwick, David Vaughan manages to make a clearance.
      • 17:50 Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Parkin. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross Wallace, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
      • 17:16 The ball is delivered by Ben Burgess, save made by Andy Lonergan.
      • 16:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on David Vaughan. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • Correction - 15:38 Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
      • 15:38 Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youl Mawene. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
      • 15:14 Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.
      • 14:31 Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Coutts, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
      • 13:04 Effort from just outside the area by David Vaughan goes over the bar.
      • 12:58 The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, clearance made by Michael Hart.
      • 12:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hart on Dudley Campbell. David Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.
      • 11:23 Jon Parkin is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • 10:52 The ball is sent over by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Ben Burgess.
      • 10:22 Short corner worked by Ross Wallace.
      • 10:15 The ball is crossed by Michael Hart, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
      • 8:03 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
      • 7:23 Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a cross, Youl Mawene makes a clearance.
      • 6:34 Shot by Keith Southern went wide right of the net.
      • 5:02 Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Michael Hart makes a clearance.
      • 4:23 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Wallace. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • 3:13 Dudley Campbell has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 0:19 Danny Welbeck challenges Ian Evatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 13 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Newcastle 30 28 60
      2 West Brom 30 30 59
      3 Nottm Forest 31 22 55
      4 Swansea 30 6 49
      5 Cardiff 29 20 48
      6 Leicester 29 7 46
      7 Sheff Utd 31 2 45
      8 Middlesbrough 31 9 44
      9 Blackpool 31 6 41
      10 Coventry 31 -6 40
      11 Preston 30 -6 39
      12 Barnsley 30 -7 39
      13 Watford 29 -2 38
      14 Doncaster 29 -1 37
      15 Bristol City 30 -8 37
      16 Derby 30 -8 36
      17 QPR 30 -7 34
      18 Sheff Wed 30 -11 34
      19 Crystal Palace 29 2 33
      20 Ipswich 29 -7 33
      21 Scunthorpe 30 -20 33
      22 Reading 29 -14 32
      23 Plymouth 29 -14 27
      24 Peterborough 31 -21 21


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