• Date: Sat 06 March 2010
  • Venue: Bloomfield Road
  • Ref: Wright, K
  • Attendance: 8,635

Blackpool vs Ipswich Town

Team Lineups


Matt Gilks
Neal Eardley
Joe Martin (Ben Burgess, 90)
Alex John-Baptiste
Rob Edwards
Keith Southern
David Vaughan
Charlie Adam
Jason Euell
DJ Campbell
Stephen Dobbie (Billy Clarke, 78)

Ipswich Town

Brian Murphy
Damien Delaney
Gareth McAuley
Jaime Peters
Carlos Edwards (David Healy, 67)
Grant Leadbitter
David Norris (Pablo Counago, 76)
Jack Colback
Liam Rosenior
Jon Walters
Daryl Murphy (Connor Wickham, 66)

Match Report
Blackpool continued their play-off push with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against a resolute Ipswich Town side. The Tractor Boys came to Bloomfield Road looking for their third win over the Seasiders this season, having already beaten them at home and at Blackpool in the FA Cup. There was little in the first half to suggest that this match was being played by the side with the most shots in the division this season - Blackpool - and the side with the highest number of shots on target - Ipswich. Chances were few and far between for both but Blackpool looked the better team with some fine build-up play from strikers Dudley Campbell and Stephen Dobbie. The pair combined well on seven minutes when they left the Ipswich defence at a standstill but no finish materialised. The duo did the same on 24 minutes but Dobbie's cross sailed through the area and out for a throw in. When Blackpool's Charlie Adam finally made a shot on target, keeper Brian Murphy easily tipped it past the post. Ipswich eventually worked their way into the game and found sight of Blackpool's goal on 41 minutes, but David Norris' fierce effort forced a point-blank save from Matt Gilks. Blackpool took the lead nine minutes into the second period thanks to the impressive Dobbie. He found space to cross into the area where the industrious Jason Euell stabbed the ball into the back of the net from three yards out. The goal spurred Ipswich on and Roy Keane's introduction of Connor Wickham to the proceedings gave the Tractor Boys the upper hand for the majority of the second half. Norris flashed a shot over the bar on 62 minutes and Wickham saw his curling low drive shave the post minutes later. The visitors almost snatched an equaliser in added time when Wickham's powerful header came off the bar. Keeper Gilks than made a point-blank saved before the ball was somehow cleared from the melee. The result keeps Blackpool's play-off hopes alive but plunges Ipswich back into the relegation mire.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Jason Euell is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Blackpool are replacing Joe Martin with Ben Burgess.


Stephen Dobbie is replaced by Billy Clarke.


David Norris is replaced by Pablo Counago.


Carlos Edwards is being taken off, David Healy has come on in his place.


Daryl Murphy is replaced by Connor Wickham.

Yellow Card

Grant Leadbitter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Joe Martin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Jason Euell putting it in the back of the net.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

Liam Rosenior is booked for unsporting behaviour.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Blackpool face Ipswich at 3pm on Saturday, March 6th.