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  • Ormerod (54)
  • Maynard (16)
  • Date:2010-05-02
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:12296
  • Referee:Mathieson, S

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is replaced by Ben Burgess.

82mins

Bristol City are replacing Paul Hartley with Liam Fontaine.

81mins

Blackpool are replacing David Vaughan with Barry Bannan.

78mins

John Akinde goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

77mins

The referee has booked Paul Hartley.

62mins

Ivan Sproule is replaced by John Akinde.

60mins

Ivan Sproule is booked for unsporting behaviour.

54mins

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

53mins

The referee has booked Louis Carey.

49mins

Blackpool are replacing Dudley Campbell with Stephen Dobbie.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

30mins

Bristol City are replacing Cole Skuse with Lee Johnson.

16mins

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

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

0mins

Blackpool face Bristol City at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.


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Match Report

Brett Ormerod rolled back the years as his vital diving header sent Blackpool into the play-offs following a 1-1 draw with Bristol City at Bloomfield Road.

With a rumoured £5million bonus put up by Seasiders president Valeri Belokon if his team reaches the Premier League, everything was staked.

Blackpool needed Swansea to be held at Doncaster and, with that match finishing two minutes earlier, the draw at Bloomfield Road proved almost incidental as the crowd invaded the pitch.

Ormerod's goal came on 52 minutes after the striker was fouled by Louis Carey just outside the penalty area.

Scotland international Charlie Adam delivered the perfect free-kick which Ormerod flung himself at full length to head into the top corner.

City had gone ahead silencing the vocal home support on 17 minutes. The goal came direct from a goal-kick by Dean Gerken which eluded the Blackpool defence.

Nicky Maynard latched onto it and volleyed beautifully over Matt Gilks, who was perhaps too far off his line.

Blackpool had far more creativity in midfield thanks to the promptings of Adam and the tireless David Vaughan, but it was at the back where the Seasiders based their victory with a powerful display from centre half Ian Evatt and Seamus Coleman.

It took Blackpool time to recover from Maynard's stunner and after the game Blackpool manager Ian Holloway went onto the pitch and said: "Never in my life have I seen such a performance from a group of lads written off by everyone at the start of the season - we can go all the way."

City refused to lay down and, if Gilks had been at fault for their goal, the Blackpool keeper made amends with a superb save from Jamal Campbell-Ryce in the final stages.

Blackpool swept back into attack and substitute striker Ben Burgess could so easily have wrapped up a victory but his header clipped the top of the bar.

Blackpool

Bristol City

Corners

103

Fouls

1315

Goal attempts

Shots off target

104

Offsides

04

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