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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:London Road Ground
  • Attendance:7,540
  • Barnett (26) Taylor (42)
    Boyd (85)
  • Dicko (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:20 +1.20

Corner taken right-footed by Barry Ferguson, Header by Alex Baptiste from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

90:45 +0.45

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Emile Sinclair.

90:02 +0.02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Rowe. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

89:14

Grant McCann decides to take the corner short.

88:44

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

87:57

Craig Cathcart concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Kearns. Free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.

86:55

Emile Sinclair on for Paul Taylor.

85:47

The ball is swung over by Tommy Rowe, George Boyd finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 3-1 Blackpool.Assist by Tommy Rowe.

85:02

Kevin Phillips is ruled offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

84:28

The official flags Paul Taylor offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

82:15

The official flags Tyrone Barnett offside. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

81:35

Daniel Kearns comes on in place of Lee Tomlin.

81:25

The ball is delivered by Tyrone Barnett, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

80:30

Stephen Crainey challenges Lee Frecklington unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Grant McCann, Shaun Brisley takes a shot.

79:38

Nouha Dicko finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Peterborough 2-1 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

79:02

The ball is delivered by Nouha Dicko, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

77:31

Nouha Dicko comes on in place of Matt Phillips.

77:22

Effort from the edge of the box by Paul Taylor goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:25

Alex Baptiste gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.

75:13

Effort from outside the penalty box by Grant McCann goes wide right of the target.

74:06

The ball is crossed by Craig Cathcart, save made by Paul Jones.

73:18

George Boyd delivers the ball, Lee Tomlin has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

72:21

Shot from just outside the box by Lee Frecklington misses to the left of the goal.

71:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul Taylor. Roman Bednar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Thomas Ince. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

70:29

Shot from just outside the area by Paul Taylor misses to the right of the target.

69:33

Craig Cathcart crosses the ball, clearance made by Craig Alcock.

69:09

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

68:39

Paul Taylor sends in a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

66:32

Effort from a long way out by Thomas Ince goes wide left of the goal.

65:08

Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes off and Kevin Phillips comes on.

64:47

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Tyrone Barnett misses to the right of the target.

64:32

George Boyd takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

63:39

Matt Phillips decides to take a short corner.

60:44

Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

59:42

Barry Ferguson fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

58:42

Matt Phillips fouled by Craig Alcock, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Alcock goes into the book. Free kick crossed by Stephen Crainey, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

58:04

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Phillips, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

57:35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matt Phillips, Tyrone Barnett manages to make a clearance.

56:58

Lee Frecklington challenges Matt Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Ince.

54:55

Header by Ian Evatt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

54:38

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

52:49

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the right by-line, Gabriel Zakuani takes a shot. Matt Phillips manages to make a clearance.

52:37

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

52:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

50:06

Ludovic Sylvestre crosses the ball, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

47:49

Corner from right by-line taken by Grant McCann.

47:29

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

46:57 +1.57

Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Gabriel Zakuani results in a free kick. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.

46:50

Effort on goal by Lomana Tresor LuaLua from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

44:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Ludovic Sylvestre. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

43:53

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

42:49

Paul Taylor finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 2-0 Blackpool.Tyrone Barnett provided the assist for the goal.

42:10

Lomana Tresor LuaLua fouled by Lee Frecklington, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lomana Tresor LuaLua.

41:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Ludovic Sylvestre. Free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.

40:01

The referee blows for offside against George Boyd. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

39:20

Effort from long range by Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes wide right of the target.

38:53

Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Gabriel Zakuani results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

35:33

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ludovic Sylvestre, Header by Ian Evatt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

35:14

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.

33:31

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Alex Baptiste results in a free kick. Alex Baptiste receives a yellow card. Paul Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Matthew Gilks.

32:01

Grant McCann crosses the ball, Foul by Tommy Rowe on Matthew Gilks, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

31:42

Grant McCann takes a short corner.

30:58

Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Tomlin from left channel, clearance by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

26:05

Thomas Ince challenges Tommy Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Tomlin crosses the ball, Tyrone Barnett scores a headed goal from close range. Peterborough 1-0 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Lee Tomlin.

24:21

Lee Frecklington concedes a free kick for a foul on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from right channel.

19:10

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Phillips, comfortable save by Paul Jones.

18:36

Matt Phillips takes the inswinging corner, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.

18:30

The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

18:23

Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.

17:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Zakuani on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

16:55

Paul Taylor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:54

Effort on goal by Ludovic Sylvestre from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

14:57

Lee Frecklington produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

14:20

The referee blows for offside against Thomas Ince. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

13:29

Tommy Rowe delivers the ball, clearance by Ian Evatt.

13:15

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

9:58

Thomas Ince crosses the ball, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

8:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince, Tyrone Barnett manages to make a clearance.

8:00

The ball is sent over by Thomas Ince, Tommy Rowe gets a block in.

7:04

The ball is delivered by Tommy Rowe, Matthew Gilks makes a comfortable save.

5:01

Tyrone Barnett produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

2:54

George Boyd is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

2:17

Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

1:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

1:31

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.

1:02

The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot.

0:18

Paul Taylor takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

Match Preview

Tomlin back for Posh Lee Tomlin is expected to return for Peterborough when Blackpool visit London Road. Tomlin has missed the last two matches - defeats to Crystal Palace and Millwall - through illness. The forward is likely to be restored to the starting line-up if he has sufficiently recovered. Full-back Craig Alcock played out of position at centre-half again against Millwall on Tuesday night, with recent signing Shaun Brisley overlooked once more. Manager Darren Ferguson is hoping to sign a central defender in time for Saturday's game but if no deal materialises, 21-year-old Brisley may make his Posh debut. Striker David Ball and midfielders Daniel Kearns and Lee Frecklington are also options for Ferguson, whose side have lost six of their last nine Championship games. Ian Holloway could ring the changes for Blackpool. Holloway named an unchanged XI for the first time since November as the Seasiders' promotion challenge faltered with a 2-1 defeat at Derby in midweek. Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Matt Phillips returned as substitutes in the Pride Park loss following spells on the sidelines with respective knee and hamstring injuries. Both could come into a starting XI that has featured veteran due Kevin Phillips and Brett Ormerod among the attacking options in the last two matches. Craig Cathcart could come back into the heart of defence following a hamstring injury of his own. After bursting into the upper reaches of the Championship with a rich run of form at the turn of the year, Blackpool have only won once in their last four league outings.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Peterborough

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Paul Jones
  • Craig Alcock
  • Gabriel Zakuani
  • Shaun Brisley
  • Tommy Rowe
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Lee Frecklington
  • Grant McCann
  • George Boyd
  • Paul Taylor
  • Tyrone Barnett
  • SUBS
  • Joe Lewis
  • Mark Little
  • David Ball
  • Emile Sinclair
  • Daniel Kearns

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Match Report

Posh punish slack Seasiders George Boyd's late goal put Peterborough out of sight as Blackpool slumped to a 3-1 defeat despite threatening a last-gasp revival in the npower Championship. Tyrone Barnett notched only his second goal for Posh since arriving from Crawley before Paul Taylor doubled the home side's lead with an unstoppable drive just before half-time. Nouha Dicko headed home with time fast running out at London Road to maintain the Seasiders' record of scoring in every league game in 2012 and give his side a lifeline, but Boyd ended the contest with a cool conversion. Peterborough would dominate throughout and demonstrated their intent early as Taylor forced a brave block from Alex Baptiste after just 18 seconds. Barnett failed to challenge Matt Gilks with wayward shot from the edge of the area but Taylor soon produced a more accurate effort that the former Rochdale keeper did well to smother. Blackpool only managed to hold firm until the 27th minute. Barnett was in the right place to head Posh into the lead as Lee Tomlin swung in a dangerous free-kick following Thomas Ince's foul on Tommy Rowe. The visitors did not learn and Baptiste was soon penalised for a foul on Boyd just 25 yards from the target. Taylor obliged with a sweetly taken free-kick but this time Gilks was able to parry away the threat. Ian Holloway's men were twice profligate as Ian Evatt nodded Ludovic Sylvestre's pinpoint header wide of the target and Lomana LuaLua skewed a fearsome drive beyond the right post. And two minutes before the break, they were punished. This time Barnett turned provider as he picked out the onrushing Taylor who swivelled on the spot and drilled the ball into the back of the net. Gilks denied Lee Frecklington with his feet as the home side's onslaught continued after the interval. Taylor was soon sniffing for his second goal and produced another nervous parry from Gilks with a low swerving strike. The Seasiders made a rare foray forward, Evatt unlucky not to hit the target with a bullet header, but the hosts were soon back in the ascendancy with Boyd and Barnett both going close from 12 yards. Holloway withdrew the misfiring LuaLua to introduce veteran striker Kevin Phillips as the final 20 minutes approached. The unplayable Taylor continued to terrorise Gilks, warming his palms with a fizzing drive from distance and narrowly missing the target with an audacious curler. Dicko emerged for Matt Phillips as the visitors prepared for a late rally. But it was the architect of the first goal, Tomlin, who had the best chance to put the game to bed in the 74th minute. Boyd snuck into space behind the visiting backline to tee up a volley for Tomlin, the tricky winger connecting well but directing the ball across the face of goal and out of play. The missed opportunity soon came back to haunt Posh as Blackpool halved the deficit with 10 minutes remaining. Gary Taylor-Fletcher got free down the right flank and found Dicko lurking in the six-yard box. The on-loan Wigan forward stooped to nod home and set up a tense finale. But there was to be no comeback from the Seasiders. Rowe wriggled free to reach the by-line and set up Boyd to slam home a decisive third and add gloss to a convincing victory for the hosts.

Form Guide

    DLWDLL
  • Peterborough
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • DWLWDL

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Peterborough
  • 14/08/2011
  • Peterborough
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 24/04/2010
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Peterborough
  • 26/09/2009

Top Scorers

Peterborough

  • P Taylor 8
  • L Tomlin 7
  • E Sinclair 7
  • G McCann 6
  • G Boyd 5
  • L Frecklington 5
  • D Ball 3
  • T Rowe 3
  • G Zakuani 1
  • M Little 1
  • T Barnett 1

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 12
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 7
  • T Ince 6
  • M Phillips 5
  • L LuaLua 3
  • S Crainey 2
  • C Basham 2
  • B Ferguson 1
  • B Ormerod 1
  • K Southern 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • L Sylvestre 1
  • N Dicko 1

Goals

Peterborough

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 51
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

    • Total goals 114
    • Goals per game 58
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 17 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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