• Date: Tue 16 February 2010
  • Venue: Bloomfield Road
  • Ref: Haywood, M
  • Attendance: 7,936


Ormerod (30)

Campbell (90)

2 - 0

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough

Team Lineups


Matt Gilks
Stephen Crainey
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Rob Edwards
Keith Southern
David Vaughan (Hameur Bouazza, 81)
Charlie Adam
Brett Ormerod (Stephen Dobbie, 81)
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Andy Butler, 62)
DJ Campbell


Danny Coyne
Justin Hoyte
Stephen McManus
Jonathan Grounds (Lee Miller, 66)
David Wheater
Willo Flood
Gary O'Neil
Barry Robson
Scott McDonald
Jeremie Aliadiere
Jonathan Franks (Julio Arca, 46)

Match Report
Middlesbrough's recent revival came to a crushing end as they surrendered their sixth game unbeaten run to ten-man Blackpool, going down 2-0 at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders ended their own run of five games without a win to record only their second win in 11 games and revive their own play-off hopes. DJ Campbell made the point save for the home side deep into five minutes of stoppage time with his first goal since returning on loan for Ian Holloway's side. However the home fans had to endure a nervous second half which saw the dismissal of central defender Rob Edwards on the hour mark and a penalty miss by Boro with just seven minutes remaining. This after Brett Ormerod had fired Pool ahead on 30 minutes with his seventh goal of the season, but after dominating proceedings Pool were put on the back foot once Edwards had been dismissed for bringing down Barry Robson when clean through. Gordon Strachan's men then squandered a golden chance to level things on 83 minutes, however the home fans' despair turned to delight with a superb full-stretch save by Matt Gilks from Scott McDonald's spot-kick. Middlesbrough's visiting fans can't help, but have been disappointed by the manner their side meekly surrendered their unbeaten run and a season's double to the Seasiders on a poor surface. Blackpool dominated throughout with home keeper Gilks being forced into one notable save other than the penalty, keeping out a week shot by Boro's out-of-sorts forward Jeremie Aliadiere. Ormerod hit the sidenetting midway through the first half before Campbell blazed over from ten yards just minutes later. However, the home side were soon ahead when Ormerod fired home from a tight angle, after being fed by a clever back-heel from Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Ormerod was denied by the legs of Boro keeper Danny Coyne just before the break, but after the restart it looked as though Pool had shot themselves in the foot when Edwards stumbled after receiving an awkward pass and bundled Robson to the ground. But Blackpool in the end held on comfortably and fully deserved their win.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Dudley Campbell putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Barry Robson is booked for dissent.


David Vaughan is being taken off, Hameur Bouazza has come on in his place.


Brett Ormerod is replaced by Stephen Dobbie.


Jonathan Grounds is being taken off, Lee Miller has come on in his place.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher is replaced by Andy Butler.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Rob Edwards has been sent off.

Yellow Card

Keith Southern is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Charlie Adam is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.


Middlesbrough are replacing Jonathan Franks with Julio Arca.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by M Haywood

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Jonathan Grounds.


Goal!! Brett Ormerod scores for Blackpool.


It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Blackpool face Middlesbrough at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.