• Date: Sat 23 January 2010
  • Venue: Bloomfield Road
  • Ref: Boyeson, C
  • Attendance: 6,855
Blackpool

Blackpool

Adam (17)

Southern (89)

Ormerod (90)

3 - 2
Watford

Watford

Lansbury (27)

Cleverley (79)

Blackpool vs Watford

Team Lineups

Blackpool

Paul Rachubka
Stephen Crainey
Neal Eardley
Ian Evatt (Danny Nardiello, 88)
Alex John-Baptiste
Keith Southern
David Vaughan
Charlie Adam
Barry Bannan (Ishmel Demontagnac, 75)
Brett Ormerod
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Ben Burgess, 74)

Watford

Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Jay DeMerit
Lloyd Doyley
Lee Hodson (Dale Bennett, 70)
Henri Lansbury (Danny Graham, 80)
Don Cowie (Jon Harley, 52)
Ross Jenkins
Tom Cleverley
John Eustace
Heidar Helguson

Match Report
Two goals in the last two minutes gave Blackpool their first home victory since November and completed a dramatic 3-2 success against a well-organised Watford side. It was harsh on Watford's England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach who added to his growing reputation with a string of top-quality saves. Loach denied Blackpool's Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Keith Southern inside the first ten minutes and stopped Southern again a moment before the home side made the breakthrough in the 16th minute, when Neal Eardley's deep cross beat Loach and Charlie Adam bundled home at the far post. Watford had little of the play but hit back after 27 minutes when Heidar Helguson forced his way past Alex Baptiste on the by line, before cutting a cross back for on-loan Arsenal youngster Henri Lansbury to slot home. Blackpool continued to test Loach in the second half not least through a dramatic 30-yard piledriver from Adam which the young keeper had to be at full-stretch to turn around the post. But Watford also had their chances with home keeper Paul Rachubka twice having to be on his guard to deny Lansbury. But it was still a shock when the Hornets found their way through with 12 minutes left care of a fantastic run and finish by another on-loan youngster Manchester United ace Tom Cleverley. It looked like Ian Holloway's Blackpool would continue a poor run of home results which has seen them beaten by Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday and dumped out of the FA Cup by Ipswich. But there was relief for Holloway, who watched the match from the stand as a result of a two-game touchline ban, when Southern finally found his way past Loach in the 88th minute. The keeper had already made one fine save but Southern latched on to the rebound and fired home from close range. And justice was done when substitute Danny Nardiello hit a low cross in from the left which was turned in by Brett Ormerod.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Goal
 

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

89
Goal
 

Goal!! Keith Southern scores for Blackpool.

88
Substitution
 

Blackpool are replacing Ian Evatt with Danny Nardiello.

80
Substitution
 

Henri Lansbury is being taken off, Danny Graham has come on in his place.

79
Goal
 

Goal!! Tom Cleverley scores for Watford.

75
Substitution
 

Barry Bannan is replaced by Ishmel Demontagnac.

74
Substitution
 

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is being taken off, Ben Burgess has come on in his place.

70
Substitution
 

Lee Hodson is replaced by Dale Bennett.

52
Substitution
 

Watford are replacing Don Cowie with Jon Harley.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by C Boyeson

43
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Ian Evatt.

27
Goal
 

Goal!! Henri Lansbury scores for Watford.

17
Goal
 

Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, January 23rd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Blackpool face Watford at 3pm on Saturday, January 23rd.