Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells...

Blackpool bounced back into form and gave us the perfect Christmas present this afternoon with a 2-0 win over a beleagured Derby County, courtesy of a brace from Brett Ormerod.

Ormerod could have had more: he hit the bar early doors after tormenting the Derby defence (a regular theme throughout the afternoon), fired wide when through on goal and forced Bywater into two good saves - all in the first half hour!

Charlie Adam also went mightily close to scoring, finding the roof of the netting from 65 yards. One day he'll score from that kind of range!

At the other end, Derby had a chance to open the scoring: Lee Croft found himself one on one with Paul Rachubka (deputised for Matt Gilks who has flu), but the American stopper blocked the ineffectual Croft's shot with his legs.

Ormerod finally opened his account for the afternoon seven minute before the break, slotting home from a tight angle courtesy of a deflection off Jake Buxton.

Just before the hour Gary Taylor-Fletcher missed a good chance as the Seasiders looked to kill the game off infront of an irksome Derby crowd.

Brett Ormerod then had a goal disallowed whilst Nigel Clough made changes in an attempt to change the course of the game.

However, not even ex 'Pool sharpshooter DJ Campbell could change the course of the game nor take advantage of Ian Holloway being forced to sub Alex Baptiste.

Instead it was the Seasiders who settled matters: Ormerod racing onto a great ball from Taylor-Fletcher and firing home.

In the closing stages Derby's dismal afternoon was compounded by Dean Moxey's dismissal for a professional foul on Ormerod.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Saturday December 26 2009
Time: 8:57PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital Preview - League One - 21st October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st October.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Vital View - League One - 17th October 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played during midweek, 17th October.

Safe Standing's About To Be Real

Shrewsbury Town have now confirmed that they have reached their crowd funding target of £65,000 to create a safe standing section at New Meadow.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackpool v Wigan Saturday 21st October
Suggested By: SeasideEssexXile
Pool Win100%
Draw0%
Wigan Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SeasideEssexXile187
2.premier 1163
3.Bear195197
4.Hastings36
5.SaskPool36
6.BobHatton15
7.suffolknwot14
8.nodrogaty12
9.themaclad12
10.whitey19429
Vital Football Comment