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  • Adam (78), Dobbie (82)
  • Date:2010-03-27
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Home Park
  • Attendance:10614
  • Referee:Linington, J

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

82mins

Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Stephen Dobbie putting it in the back of the net.

78mins

Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.

67mins

Jason Euell is replaced by Stephen Dobbie.

67mins

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

65mins

The referee has booked Reda Johnson.

61mins

Plymouth are replacing Alan Judge with Joe Mason.

48mins

Bradley Wright-Phillips is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by J Linington

45mins

Blackpool are replacing Stephen Crainey with Joe Martin.

7mins

Carl Fletcher is being taken off, Luke Summerfield has come on in his place.

5mins

Keith Southern goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 27th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Plymouth face Blackpool at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.


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Match Report

Late goals from Charlie Adam and Stephen Dobbie kept Blackpool on course for the Championship play-offs as Ian Holloway pushed his former side towards relegation following a 2-0 win at Home Park.

Argyle were left to count the cost of missing several gilt-edged chances and losing players to injury at crucial times and Blackpool ruthlessly made them pay as they tired late on.

The home side wasted a glorious early opportunity to take the lead when Luke Summerfield, a seventh-minute substitute for captain Carl Fletcher, found Alan Judge with a defence-splitting pass, only for the Irish Under-21 international to scuff his shot.

Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks prevented the Seasiders from going behind when he made a superb double stop to deny Bradley Wright-Phillips after the forward had been set-up by strike partner Jamie Mackie.

Argyle winger Yala Bolasie proved a handful and twice went close, forcing Gilks into a save from a powerful low volley after being picked out by Summerfield and then firing a shot into the side-netting after a nice pass from Wright-Phillips.

Blackpool were prevented from taking the lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Summerfield's header towards his own goal was intercepted by Ben Burgess, whose shot was well saved by David Stockdale.

The visitors continued to press and nearly capitalised when Adam's curling shot from 25 yards beat Stockdale but clattered back into play off the angle of crossbar and post.

Stockdale brilliantly thwarted another Adam long-range shot, tipping it over the crossbar, as Blackpool gained the initiative.

The momentum retuned to Argyle and Mackie was twice denied well by Gilks, either side of which Wright-Phillips hit a post in a melee following a corner.

However, after Summerfield limped off to be replaced by teenager Ryan Leonard, Argyle ran out of steam and fell apart.

Adam and Dobbie duly finished them off, with Dobbie's back-heel playing in Adam for a low surgical finish and Adam repaying the favour moments later.

Plymouth Argyle

Blackpool

Corners

34

Fouls

117

Goal attempts

Shots off target

59

Offsides

45

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