UK time is: 12:09:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Seasiders Stroll To Royals Success

Seven points from the last nine. Three clean sheets on the spin. Up to seventh and back in the playoff hunt. Everything appears to be rosy again in the Seasiders' garden... what a difference a week can make!

Reading came into this game on the back of a great run, but were abject against a Blackpool side who didn't need to get out of second gear all afternoon.

With Rob Edwards suspended, Andy Butler stepped into the side in the only change from Tuesday's win over Middlesbrough.

The game was rather a subdued one though, as both the players and the fans struggled to create an atmosphere.

That's not to say that the Seasiders didn't play well though - they did, it was just that it was a canter, the footballing equivalent to a stroll in the park on a Sunday.

Brett Ormerod fashioned the first chance of the afternoon with some great work on the right. Unfortunately his low cross was cleared from danger by one of the Reading players with a long name (poor Tony Parr had a difficult afternoon!).

Reading keeper Adam Federici then tipped a David Vaughan effort wide as the Seasiders grafted and tried to break down the Reading defence.

With twenty minutes gone Gary Taylor-Fletcher was forced off through injury and replaced by Hameur Bouazza who impressed again - how we have missed his pace.

With it looking like the game was going to peter out in terms of the first half, Charlie Adam produced a bit of magic to open the scoring.

His cracking through ball found DJ Campbell who lifted the ball smartly over the advancing Federici. What a difference having an out and out striker leading the line makes!

The second half saw 'Pool looking to extend their lead whilst Reading tried to punch their way out of a paper bag. With the exception of Jimmy Kebe they really were very poor and I was left wondering just how they'd been on such a good run.

The impressive Bouazza forced a good save from Federici was the Seasiders began to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

Ben Burgess then replaced Brett Ormerod as manager Ian Holloway looked to keep all of his striking options fresh for next Saturday's visit to Barnsley. Stephen Dobbie also came on shortly after for DJ Campbell.

Despite struggling with injury (let's hope he's fit for next Saturday!), it was Charlie Adam who sealed the three points with fifteen minutes remaining.

The Scot drove the ball home from twenty yards after more impressive work from Bouazza.

Minutes later Keith Southern rattled the post from the same distance as the Seasiders threatened to run wild.

Stephen Crainey then had a chance, but was unable to bundle the ball home after linking up with Burgess.

The four minutes of injury time passed without incident and the Seasiders had a comfortable win.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 21 2010

Time: 1:08AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Stats: Blackpool v Bournemouth (Saturday December 20 2014)

Blackpool v Bournemouth: Team Line-Ups (Saturday December 20 2014)

Team News: Blackpool v Bournemouth (Saturday December 20 2014)

Blackpool v Bournemouth - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Clark Sets Festive Target (Thursday December 18 2014)

Stephenson Relishing Blackpool Challenge (Thursday December 18 2014)

Stephenson Joins As First Team Coach (Thursday December 18 2014)

Blackpool MotM Against Charlton (Thursday December 18 2014)

Blackpool v Aston Villa Ticket News (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. SeasideEssexXile 168
2. Bear1951 147
3. premier 1 134
4. Layton_Seasider 120
5. SaskPool 85
6. BobHatton 80
7. SickofMongFans 45
8. SmartBloke 35
9. seasider91 23
10. Hastings 22

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24
21. Millwall 22 5 8 9 -9 23
22. Brighton 22 3 10 9 -8 19
23. Wigan 22 3 8 11 -8 17
24. Blackpool 21 2 6 13 -22 12

Breaking League News

To Me To You - Latics 1 Rotherham 2
Wigan : 21/12/2014 11:13:00
Adams: Tettey 'Goal' Should've Stood
Norwich : 21/12/2014 11:00:00
Clarke reign starts with home defeat
Reading : 21/12/2014 10:00:00
Football Truce? What Was Going On!
Wigan : 21/12/2014 09:55:00
Rotherham : 21/12/2014 09:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Lewis 0%
Foley 0%
Nosworthy 0%
Clarke 0%
Kennedy 0%
McMahon 0%
O'Keefe 0%
Eagles 0%
O'Hara 0%
Perkins 0%
Davies 0%
Sub - Murphy 0%
Sub - Delfouneso 0%
Sub - O'Dea 0%