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  • Ormerod (13), Evatt (45), Burgess (50), Ormerod (68), Taylor-Fletcher (82)
  • van der Gun (84)
  • Date:2010-03-23
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:9149
  • Referee:Miller, N

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

89mins

Andrea Orlandi is booked for dissent.

84mins

Goal!! Cedric van der Gun scores for Swansea.

82mins

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

80mins

Ian Evatt is booked for unsporting behaviour.

74mins

Ben Burgess is replaced by Jason Euell.

74mins

Blackpool are replacing Charlie Adam with Stephen Husband.

68mins

Goal!! Brett Ormerod scores for Blackpool.

62mins

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

59mins

Leon Britton is replaced by Andrea Orlandi.

59mins

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

50mins

Goal!! Ben Burgess scores for Blackpool.

46mins

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

46mins

Swansea are replacing David Cotterill with Darren Pratley.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by N Miller

45mins

The referee has booked Charlie Adam.

45mins

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

45mins

The referee has booked Guillem Bauza.

13mins

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

0mins

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

0mins

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


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.

Blackpool

Swansea City

Corners

16

Fouls

109

Goal attempts

157

Shots off target

65

Offsides

24

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