• Date: Tue 23 March 2010
  • Venue: Bloomfield Road
  • Ref: Miller, N
  • Attendance: 9,149


Ormerod (13)

Evatt (45)

Burgess (50)

Ormerod (68)

Taylor-Fletcher (82)

5 - 1
Swansea City

Swansea City

van der Gun (84)

Blackpool vs Swansea City

Team Lineups


Matt Gilks
Stephen Crainey
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Seamus Coleman
Keith Southern
Brett Ormerod
Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Charlie Adam (Stephen Husband, 74)
Billy Clarke (Barry Bannan, 62)
Ben Burgess (Jason Euell, 74)

Swansea City

Dorus de Vries
Ashley Williams
Alan Tate
Cedric van der Gun
Angel Rangel
Leon Britton (Andrea Orlandi, 59)
Nathan Dyer
Mark Gower
David Cotterill (Darren Pratley, 46)
Guillem Bauza
Shefki Kuqi (Gorka Pintado, 59)

Match Report
Blackpool reignited their play-off hopes with a thumping 5-1 victory over Swansea City, one of the few teams above them, at Bloomfield Road. Swansea came into the game with a reputation for having the division's stingiest defence and the five goals slammed in by Ian Holloway's unstoppable Seasiders represent almost one-fifth of the goals the Welsh side have let in this season. The rout started after just 13 minutes when Billy Clarke got in behind the Swans defence but, instead of running at goal, unleashed a powerful first-time shot which keeper Dorus de Vries could only parry and veteran striker Bret Ormerod won the foot-race to tap in at the far post. Swansea played their part in an entertaining game with the rampaging runs of winger Nathan Dyer causing constant problems for Blackpool's full-backs. But Paulo Sousa's side often tried to be too precise with the final ball although Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks did have to be on his toes to beat Shefki Kuqi to one decisive Mark Gower pass. But Swansea's efforts came to nought and they were further behind moments before half-time, the industry of Clarke again key. After winning the ball on the right flank he played in Gary Taylor-Fletcher who cut the ball back for central defender Ian Evatt to fire home through a crowd of players. Three minutes after the break Blackpool added a third which had more than a few echoes of their first. A curling shot by Clarke beat de Vries but hit the post with fellow striker Ben Burgess putting away the rebound. Man-of-the-match Ormerod scored the pick of the goals on 67 minutes with an unstoppable drive from the edge of the area, and Taylor-Fletcher was the last man in an incisive passing move to score the fifth with eight minutes remaining. But Swansea didn't give up and, when young substitute Stephen Husband misplaced a pass, Cedric van der Gun picked up the ball sharply and placed a cool shot past Gilks.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Andrea Orlandi is booked for dissent.


Goal!! Cedric van der Gun scores for Swansea.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Gary Taylor-Fletcher putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Ian Evatt is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Ben Burgess is replaced by Jason Euell.


Blackpool are replacing Charlie Adam with Stephen Husband.


Goal!! Brett Ormerod scores for Blackpool.


Billy Clarke is being taken off, Barry Bannan has come on in his place.


Leon Britton is replaced by Andrea Orlandi.


Shefki Kuqi is being taken off, Gorka Pintado has come on in his place.


Goal!! Ben Burgess scores for Blackpool.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.


Swansea are replacing David Cotterill with Darren Pratley.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by N Miller

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Charlie Adam.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Ian Evatt putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Guillem Bauza.


Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Brett Ormerod putting it in the back of the net.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Blackpool face Swansea at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 23rd.