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Blackpool v Blackburn review

Blackpool v Blackburn review

Blackpool`s 2-2 draw against Blackburn on Saturday was in some ways a disappointing result. Right up until the 91st minute it looked like Blackpool would seal victory, that was until a Steven Davies own goal from a Rovers free kick saw the visitors come away with a draw.

Assistant manager Alex Rae was to some extent disappointed, he told reporters: 'we`re obviously extremely disappointed to lose the goal in the last minute as we had the game under control, we started really bright unfortunately we couldn`t capitalise on it and we let them back into it`.

Tom Ince gave the home side the lead after 12 minutes, his penalty was calmly converted. Though it wasn`t long before the visitors had a penalty of their own, Jordan Rhodes added to his goal tally with an equally superb penalty kick.

Blackpool will feel this is a game they really should have won; they had large parts of the play and the better chances. It wasn`t long before Dan Gosling notched his first goal for the Seasiders when his low drive beat keeper Jake Kean and put Pool a goal ahead.

The Tangerines were comfortable in front and really could have added to their lead, but as assistant manager Alex Rae said, 'they failed to capitalise.

The game was overshadowed by an incident at the end of the game, in which the Police were forced to get involved. Former Blackpool striker DJ Campbell challenged Pool keeper Matt Gilks aggressively, and appeared to go in studs up. The challenged angered defender Gary Mackenzie who squared up to Campbell, who in return acted angrily and attempted to head butt Mackenzie.


Jack Robinson then got involved along with many other players from both teams; however it has to be said that Robinson and Campbell were in fact the main two involved in the dispute and both saw red for their actions. Robinson`s dismissal and ban for four games is a big blow for Pool, especially with backup left back Bob Harris still being injured.

Blackpool will be disappointed they were unable to seal the win and will also be angry at the fact that DJ Campbell`s outburst in turn caused Robinson to see red. However this good performance will set them up well for an away trip to Nottingham forest next week. Although this will be a tough game, I for one have confidence that Blackpool can go there and get a good result.



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Writer:Dan Bennett
Date:Tuesday October 29 2013
Time: 6:00PM

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