skip to content
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Simon Gillett. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Brian Stock. James Hayter goes off and Mamadou Bagayoko comes on. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in. Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Simon Gillett replaces Martin Woods.
Thomas Ince is brought on as a substitute for Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Save by David Button. Nouha Dicko grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-3 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Alex Baptiste.
Brian Stock challenges Lomana Tresor LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
Kevin Phillips on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Martinez Angel comes on in place of John Fleck.
Nouha Dicko fouled by Tommy Spurr, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
John Fleck has an effort at goal. Save made by David Button.
Foul by James Hayter on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Martin Woods takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf, save by Matthew Gilks.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Eardley on James Hayter. Free kick taken by Brian Stock.
Habib Bamogo goes off and Kyle Bennett comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
The assistant referee flags for offside against El-Hadji Diouf. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Short corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf.
The referee blows for offside. David Button takes the free kick.
Brian Stock challenges Lomana Tresor LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Strike from close range by James Hayter clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line.
Barry Ferguson fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
John Fleck fouled by Martin Woods, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. Lomana Tresor LuaLua receives a yellow card. James O'Connor takes the direct free kick.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on El-Hadji Diouf. Placed penalty scored by El-Hadji Diouf. Doncaster 1-2 Blackpool.
Barry Ferguson concedes a free kick for a foul on James O'Connor. Sam Hird takes the free kick.
Goal scored by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-2 Blackpool.
James O'Connor fouled by Ludovic Sylvestre, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.
Inswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Neal Eardley.
Neal Eardley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.
El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Woods delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Brian Stock takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Habib Bamogo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste. Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Doncaster 0-1 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Neal Eardley.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the right by-line, clearance made by El-Hadji Diouf.
Nouha Dicko takes a shot. David Button makes a fantastic save.
A cross is delivered by Lomana Tresor LuaLua, John Fleck takes a shot. Save made by David Button.
John Fleck takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Shot from 12 yards by James Hayter. Save by Matthew Gilks. James Hayter has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
John Oster challenges Barry Ferguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Tommy Spurr fouled by Neal Eardley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Button.
The offside flag is raised against James Hayter. Alex Baptiste takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by James Hayter, John Oster takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save by David Button.
Same again for Saunders
Doncaster manager Dean Saunders could enjoy the luxury of fielding an unchanged side when Blackpool visit the Keepmoat Stadium.
Rovers sat out the weekend action as their trip to Crystal Palace was postponed and Saunders has no new injury worries from last week's goalless draw with Hull.
Adam Lockwood is set to continue alongside Sam Hird in the centre of defence as the second game of Habib Beye's three-match ban for his dismissal at Bristol City prevents the Senegal international from celebrating Monday's permanent move to south Yorkshire against Ian Holloway's promotion chasers.
On-loan forward Habib Bamago made his Rovers debut at the KC Stadium and will hope to repel the claims of Kyle Bennett to retain his place in a three-pronged attack alongside James Hayter and El-Hadji Diouf.
Martin Woods was selected for his first start of the season against the Tigers following a lengthy absence with a troublesome groin injury and is expected to continue in midfield alongside Brian Stock and John Oster, with Damien Plessis awaiting his debut from the bench once more.
Veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan (thumb), defender George Friend (knee) and winger James Coppinger (broken cheekbone) remain on the sidelines.
Blackpool will be without in-form winger Matt Phillips.
Phillips has displayed scintillating form in recent weeks as Ian Holloway's Seasiders have stormed into the npower Championship promotion picture, but he complained of a tight hamstring following Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Portsmouth.
"I've lost Matt Phillips with a tight hamstring so I can't risk that," Holloway told the club's official website. "Hopefully that will save it getting any worse.
"I've tried to keep his run and form going - and we have done - but with the strains and rigours of this, reaching those levels every single time he's played might be too much. I can't risk that so we're going to look after him."
On-loan Wigan forward Nouha Dicko could come in as a straight replacement for Phillips, although Holloway could also take a more experienced route and call on Gary Taylor-Fletcher or Kevin Phillips - both of whom featured from the bench against Pompey.
Keith Southern has returned to training after suffering a gashed ankle against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup last month, but the game comes too soon for the midfielder.
Taylor-Fletcher at the double in win
Gary Taylor-Fletcher scored twice as in-form Blackpool outlined their npower Championship promotion credentials with a comfortable 3-1 victory at struggling Doncaster.
Taylor-Fletcher helped himself to his sixth and seventh goals of the season in the first half to put Ian Holloway's side on course to stretch their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions.
Relegation-threatened Rovers looked rusty after a fortnight without a game, but they were given hope when El-Hadji Diouf pulled a goal back from the penalty spot before half-time.
Blackpool were not at their best in the second half, but on-loan Wigan striker Nouha Dicko's first goal for the club sealed the points to consign Rovers to their first home defeat since November.
Rovers made a promising start and James Hayter had a great chance after 10 minutes when a poor back header fell nicely for the former Bournemouth striker, but he shot straight at Matt Gilks from 10 yards out.
Blackpool started to get into their stride and Dicko was denied by David Button after being played in by fellow loanee John Fleck.
The Tangerines were playing with a swagger and they were in front after 19 minutes when right-back Neil Eardley picked out Taylor-Fletcher with a delightful long-range pass and the former Huddersfield forward raced clear and took a touch before tucking the ball past Button.
Holloway's side were dictating the play with some slick passing and movement, but they were almost caught out when Brian Stock picked out Hayter, but the forward `s control let him down.
Blackpool were being allowed far too much time and space and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead 33 minutes in, when Taylor-Fletcher showed some neat close control and ghosted into the penalty area far too easily before side-footing into the bottom-left corner of Button's goal.
The visitors were cruising, but Rovers were thrown a lifeline four minutes before the break when Ian Evatt upended Diouf and the Senegalese forward beat Gilks from the spot with a cheeky chip.
The home side could have been level at the break, but Hayter blazed wildly over the crossbar when the ball fell nicely for him in time added on.
Rovers boss Dean Saunders clearly delivered a few home truths at half-time as his side showed far more urgency early in the second half and it took a magnificent save from Gilks to keep out a well struck right-foot volley from the onrushing Martin Woods 10 minutes after the break.
But Blackpool carried a far bigger threat going forward and they restored their two-goal advantage with 18 minutes remaining when Button could only palm Alex Baptiste's shot from the angle into the path of French teenager Dicko, who was left with a simple right-foot finish from close range.
Dicko's goal knocked the stuffing out of Rovers and the home supporters voiced their disapproval at the final whistle.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk