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Saturday, 23 February, 2002, 18:37 GMT
Blackpool 1-2 Huddersfield
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Huddersfield's on-loan striker Leon Knight cast a shadow over the opening of Blackpool's two new stands by scoring a last-minute winner for the Terriers at Bloomfield Road.

The diminutive Chelsea marksman gained revenge for his side's defeat in the LDV Vans Trophy northern final last week as he hit both goals to cement Town's play-off credentials.

Blackpool shaded a scrappy first half with recent signing Richard Walker twice going close within a minute.

The former Aston Villa striker hit the post with a low drive and seconds later forced a fine reflex save from goalkeeper Martyn Margetson.

The Seasiders made the breakthrough two minutes into the second half when veteran Ian Marshall cheekily flicked home Scott Taylor's cross at the near post.

But Huddersfield crept back into the game and Knight headed a 69th-minute equaliser from a floating cross by defender Ade Moses.

Lou Macari sent on substitute Delroy Facey to try and turn the tide Huddersfield's way.

However, Blackpool looked more likely to score and John Murphy should have done better after 87 minutes following good work by substitute Martin Bullock.

However, it was Knight who stole three points in stoppage time with his last-gasp strike.


Blackpool: Barnes, O'Kane, Reid, Marshall, Jaszczun, Wellens, Collins, Hills, John Murphy, Walker, Taylor. Subs: Pullen, Simpson, Fenton, Bullock, Clarke.

Huddersfield: Margetson, Jenkins, Clarke, Gray, Moses, Thorrington, Heary, Schofield, Holland, Wijnhard, Knight. Subs: Phillip Senior, Irons, Mattis, Facey, Hay.

Referee: A Bates (Stoke on Trent).

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