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Saturday, 17 August, 2002, 17:15 GMT 18:15 UK
Blackpool 0-0 Swindon

Swindon dropped their first points of the season after grinding out a dull draw at Blackpool.

But Robins manager Andy King can have few complaints about a game which had a draw written all over it from the start.

The sides fought out a dour midfield struggle which Town just edged in the first half and Blackpool came into their own later on.

These teams have a fine goalscoring record but the nearest Swindon got was in the 30th minute when striker Eric Sabin hit the underside of the crossbar from a Danny Invincible cross.

After that, the Wiltshire men virtually shut up shop, stringing five or six players across the back.

Blackpool's best chances came in the 65th and 66th minutes when Martin Bullock and then Paul Dalglish both had shots superbly saved by Bart Griemink.


Blackpool: Barnes, Grayson, Peter Clarke, Chris Clarke, Jaszczun, Bullock, Southern, Wellens, Hills, Dalglish, Walker. Subs: Theoklitos , O'Kane, Hughes, Taylor, Collins.

Swindon: Griemink, Edds, Willis, Heywood, Duke, Miglioranzi, Robinson, Davis, Sabin, Invincibile, Parkin. Subs: Farr, Reeves, Edwards, Young, Dykes.

Referee: M Dean (Wirral).

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Swindon manager Andy King
"We had clear chances but didn't play well"
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"They were difficult to break down"

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