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  • Campbell (27), Dobbie (67)
  • Date:2010-04-05
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:9701
  • Referee:Webb, D

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86mins

John Oster is replaced by Dean Shiels.

86mins

James Coppinger is replaced by Jordon Mutch.

67mins

Goal!! Stephen Dobbie scores for Blackpool.

65mins

Hameur Bouazza is being taken off, Stephen Dobbie has come on in his place.

48mins

Dudley Campbell is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by D Webb

36mins

James Hayter is booked for unsporting behaviour.

27mins

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

19mins

Charlie Adam goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

6mins

Paul Heffernan is booked for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

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

0mins

Blackpool face Doncaster at 3pm on Monday, April 5th.


Match Report

Goals either side of half-time from Dudley Campbell and Stephen Dobbie kept Blackpool's late play-off charge on course following a 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers.

Injuries had largely put paid to the play-off challenge of Sean O'Driscoll's side and the Doncaster boss could only manage six substitutes and gave a start to Paul Heffernan only hours after he was recalled from a loan spell at Bristol Rovers.

And things didn't start too promisingly for Heffernan when he was booked for diving in the sixth minute after going down theatrically under a challenge from Alex Baptiste.

Doncaster made light of their injury troubles in the opening exchanges and could have gone ahead through a man familiar to the home fans at Bloomfield Road, Arsenal loan ace Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Thomas saw his header cleared off the line by another loanee, Everton's Seamus Coleman, after another incisive corner by the impressive John Oster.

Blackpool were struggling to break a Rovers offside trap but finally found their way through on 26 minutes when a deep cross from Hameur Bouazza was volleyed towards his own goal by defender Gareth Roberts.

The ball then hit the post but Campbell reacted quickest to bundle home from point-blank range.

Doncaster were millimetres away from an equaliser a minute after half-time when Heffernan turned James Hayter's cross past goalkeeper Matt Gilks but, with the ball rolling across the line, Stephen Crainey was on hand to clear the danger.

Blackpool sealed what could prove to be a crucial three points on 67 minutes with substitute Dobbie making an instant impact after replacing Bouazza.

David Vaughan intercepted the ball in midfield and drove forward before slotting in a good pass which Dobbie fired home with an inch-perfect curling shot which left Neil Sullivan with no chance.

Blackpool

Doncaster Rovers

Corners

38

Fouls

127

Goal attempts

1213

Shots off target

57

Offsides

133

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