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Plymouth   0 - 2   Blackpool

Plymouth 0-2 Blackpool

Plymouth 0-2 Blackpool

Two late goals ensured Blackpool boss Ian Holloway enjoyed a winning return to his old club, boosting their hopes of landing a berth in the play-offs.

Argyle, six points from safety, and second bottom in the table, had their chances but were flattened by strikes from Charlie Adam and Stephen Dobbie.

Substitute Dobbie played a neat one-two with Adam for Blackpool's opener.

And he then latched on to Barry Bannan's pass to secure only their second away victory since Boxing Day.

Veteran Blackpool defender Ian Evatt had a fine game as he snuffed out two bright moments for Plymouth, blocking a shot from Bradley Wright-Phillips in the first half and another from Jamie Mackie in the second period.

But Blackpool generally produced more attacking threat, Adam clattered the crossbar from long range while the game remained goalless.


Plymouth boss Paul Mariner told BBC Radio Devon:
"We had some chance in the first half and we possibly could've been two goals up at half-time but it wasn't to be.

"I've got to tell the fans that there's a lot of fight in this team.

"Until it's mathematically impossible though, we're going to be fighting."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:
"It was a much better second-half performance, we seemed to forget about our game plan.

"I managed to remind them what I wanted at half time and in the second half we settled down and got a couple of breakaway efforts.

"They were clinically finished off - and that makes the difference."


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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Plymouth 0-2 Blackpool FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Adam 78
    • Dobbie 82

    Plymouth

    • 21 Stockdale
    • 22 Rede Johnson yellow card
    • 29 Ngala
    • 02 Duguid
    • 04 Fletcher (Summerfield 7) (Leonard 73)
    • 06 Clark
    • 07 Johnson
    • 25 Judge (Mason 61)
    • 36 Bolasie
    • 08 Mackie
    • 10 Wright-Phillips yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 01 Larrieu,
    • 40 Leonard,
    • 20 Summerfield,
    • 37 Kinsella,
    • 14 Fallon,
    • 32 Mason,
    • 33 Cooper

    Blackpool

    • 21 Gilks
    • 03 Crainey (Martin 45+1)
    • 06 Evatt
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 31 Coleman
    • 04 Southern yellow card
    • 26 Adam
    • 07 Clarke (Bannan 67)
    • 09 Burgess
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
    • 18 Euell (Dobbie 67)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Rachubka,
    • 24 Edwards,
    • 28 Butler,
    • 14 Martin,
    • 29 Bannan,
    • 30 Husband,
    • 33 Dobbie
    Ref: LiningtonAtt: 10,614
    PLYMOUTH
    BLACKPOOL

    Possession

    • Plymouth 44%
    • Blackpool 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Plymouth 7
    • Blackpool 6

    Attempts off target

    • Plymouth 6
    • Blackpool 9

    Corners

    • Plymouth 3
    • Blackpool 4

    Fouls

    • Plymouth 10
    • Blackpool 9
    • Final Result
    • 94:57 The referee ends the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:03 Bradley Wright-Phillips fouled by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Duguid has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 90:00+2:44 Keith Southern fouled by Joe Mason, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
    • 90:00+1:18 Jamie Mackie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
    • 89:39 Shot from deep inside the area by Jamie Mackie goes over the bar.
    • 88:50 Ben Burgess is ruled offside. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
    • 86:21 Barry Bannan challenges Karl Duguid unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
    • 84:13 Corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie from the left by-line, save made by Matthew Gilks.
    • 81:40 The assist for the goal came from Barry Bannan.
    • 81:40 GOAL - Stephen DobbiePlymouth 0 - 2 Blackpool Stephen Dobbie scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Plymouth 0-2 Blackpool.
    • 78:55 Karl Duguid takes a shot and goes over the bar.
    • 77:20 Stephen Dobbie provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:20 GOAL - Charlie AdamPlymouth 0 - 1 Blackpool Charlie Adam scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Plymouth 0-1 Blackpool.
    • 74:59 Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Stockdale.
    • 73:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Burgess on Reda Johnson. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
    • 72:17 Substitution Ryan Leonard is brought on as a substitute for Luke Summerfield.
    • 69:26 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
    • 66:38 The referee gives a free kick against Bradley Wright-Phillips for handball. Charlie Adam takes the indirect free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 66:38 Substitution Barry Bannan replaces Billy Clarke.
    • 66:38 Substitution Jason Euell goes off and Stephen Dobbie comes on.
    • 66:38 The referee blows for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips.
    • 65:23 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Summerfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Seamus Coleman.
    • 64:10 Billy Clarke delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Reda Johnson.
    • 64:10 Booking Booking for Reda Johnson.
    • 64:02 Jason Euell fouled by Reda Johnson, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 62:55 Joe Mason fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Duguid restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:31 Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Martin. Joe Martin takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:31 Substitution (Plymouth) makes a substitution, with Joe Mason coming on for Alan Judge.
    • 58:59 Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale. Corner taken short by Billy Clarke. Effort on goal by Alex Baptiste from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 57:37 Jamie Mackie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 57:07 Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Mackie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Judge from right wing, clearance by Seamus Coleman.
    • 55:11 Foul by Luke Summerfield on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
    • 53:03 Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt. Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner.
    • Correction - 51:35 Joe Martin takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke from the left by-line, Damien Johnson gets a block in. Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jason Euell misses to the right of the target.
    • 51:35 Joe Martin takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Billy Clarke, Damien Johnson gets a block in. Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jason Euell misses to the right of the target.
    • 50:16 Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from outside the area hitting the post.
    • 48:41 Gary Taylor-Fletcher has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
    • 47:57 Booking Bradley Wright-Phillips receives a yellow card.
    • 47:52 The referee penalises Bradley Wright-Phillips for handball. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
    • 46:55 Ben Burgess takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save. Foul by Jason Euell on Bondz N'Gala, free kick awarded. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
    • 45:31 Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman. Billy Clarke crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Reda Johnson.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:01 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:54 Charlie Adam takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 45:00+0:05 Substitution Joe Martin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Crainey.
    • 40:32 Effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Mackie misses to the right of the target.
    • 39:57 Yannick Bolasie fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Clark takes the indirect free kick.
    • 38:08 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
    • 37:15 Yannick Bolasie has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 35:56 The referee blows for offside. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:25 The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:52 Effort by Charlie Adam from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 33:49 Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 31:18 The official flags Billy Clarke offside. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
    • 30:22 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
    • 28:16 The ball is crossed by Jason Euell, Reda Johnson manages to make a clearance.
    • 27:57 The ball is delivered by Chris Clark, save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 27:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Seamus Coleman. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 26:33 Billy Clarke produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 24:02 Corner taken by Billy Clarke from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort from inside the area by Ben Burgess misses to the right of the target.
    • 22:53 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in. Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 22:02 Alan Judge concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
    • 20:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
    • 19:55 Corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke from the right by-line, Reda Johnson makes a clearance.
    • 15:34 The official flags Gary Taylor-Fletcher offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
    • 13:42 Effort on goal by Alan Judge from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 11:00 The offside flag is raised against Jamie Mackie. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 9:47 Alan Judge concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Clarke. Charlie Adam fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 9:20 Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Yannick Bolasie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
    • 4:27 Indirect free kick taken by David Stockdale.
    • 4:27 Substitution Luke Summerfield replaces Carl Fletcher.
    • 4:27 Booking Keith Southern booked.
    • 4:19 Keith Southern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Fletcher.
    • 2:35 Foul by Bondz N'Gala on Billy Clarke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
    • 0:53 The offside flag is raised against Ben Burgess. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 38 44 80
    2 West Brom 40 35 79
    3 Nottm Forest 39 23 70
    4 Cardiff 39 17 62
    5 Swansea 40 2 62
    6 Leicester 39 9 61
    7 Blackpool 40 12 57
    8 Doncaster 40 4 55
    9 Middlesbrough 40 9 54
    10 Sheff Utd 39 3 54
    11 Reading 38 -2 52
    12 Coventry 40 -8 52
    13 Bristol City 40 -9 52
    14 Preston 40 -10 49
    15 Barnsley 39 -13 49
    16 Ipswich 40 -8 48
    17 Derby 40 -10 48
    18 QPR 39 -5 47
    19 Sheff Wed 40 -17 44
    20 Scunthorpe 38 -19 44
    21 Watford 38 -9 43
    22 Crystal Palace 39 -5 39
    23 Plymouth 39 -17 37
    24 Peterborough 40 -26 30


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