Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Friday July 23 2010
The South West Challenge Cup is a bizarre competition. You're only supposed to be allowed three subs a game, but Blackpool made seven tonight. Qualification for the knock out stages isn't settled by goal difference should teams be tied on points, but by penalty shoot out. And, in penalty shoot outs, goalkeepers from both sides have to take a penalty in the first five!
And it was by penalties that the Seasiders secured a place in the semi finals tonight after a 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock.
The 'Pool team tonight read: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Crainey, Martin, Adam, Vaughan, Euell, Jeffers, Taylor-Fletcher.
Euell opened the scoring after 24 minutes after collecting a Jeffers through ball and firing home.
Ian Holloway's injury problems got worse though just minutes later when trialist Malaury Martin limped out of the game, being replaced by Ishmel who impressed yet again.
After a flurry of 'Pool changes at half time, Kilmarnock found themselves level ten minutes into the second half.
Brett Ormerod gave away a penalty which was converted by Jamie Hammill.
With twenty minutes to go though, the Seasiders went ahead after Ishmel and Lewis Almond combined well for the latter to fire home.
Craig Bryson equalised again though for Kilmarnock after an error by Ian Evatt.
And so the game went to penalties. Matt Gilks saved one of Killie's five, whilst Gilks, Ormerod, Edwards, Southern and Evatt all scored theirs for the Seasiders to secure a 5-4 victory.
Blackpool now face Leyton Orient in the semi finals on Saturday.
Date:Friday July 23 2010
Meet the referee v brighton (Saturday September 20 2014)
First point for Seasiders (Sunday September 14 2014)
Riga revolution to end? (Saturday September 6 2014)
On this day 1929 (Sunday August 31 2014)
On this day 2007 (Sunday August 31 2014)
Who's next for pool? (Sunday August 31 2014)
Join up to the forum (Sunday August 31 2014)
Poll: how many players will join Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)
The wait continues for pool (Saturday August 30 2014)
UPDATE: Millwall 2-1 Blackpool (Saturday August 30 2014)
|Brian Clough OBE - Legend!
» Forest : 20/09/2014 01:00:00
|Meet the referee v brighton
» Blackpool : 20/09/2014 00:40:00
|LUFC Leeds closing in on coach appointment
» Leeds Utd : 19/09/2014 21:44:00
|The Birmingham Preview
» Norwich : 19/09/2014 20:48:00
|Match Report From Kid's Corner: Forest v Fulham
» Forest : 19/09/2014 20:45:00