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The Seasiders Slide Back Into Relegation Zone

Blackpool
0 - 2
Doncaster Rovers

Bloomfield Road

14/11/15, 3pm

Attendance: 6,597

Referee:

Blackpool produced one of their worst performances of the season as they were beaten at home to Darren Ferguson's Doncaster.

Neil McDonald had chosen to rest players in the build up to the match which contributed towards the dreadful run of four games without a win, which has now extended to five.

There was no sign of Pool looking fresh for the fixture as they struggled early on. Doncaster took the lead after five minutes when a poor clearance from Charles Dunne fell to Andy Williams who did well to beat Dean Lyness.

Ex Blackpool striker Nathan Tyson was the danger man for the visitors and he volleyed over soon after the goal.

Pool had a great chance to get back in the game after a poor start when Jarrett Rivers, who has impressed recently, found Mark Cullen with his clipped cross, only for Cullen to waste his chance by heading wide.

Rovers were still the better side however and both Conor Grant and Williams had good chances to score.

Though the Seasiders did get another chance before halftime when Cullen played in Jack Redshaw but the forward could only place an effort wide of goal.

Though the second Doncaster goal came shortly before haltime when Aaron Taylor-Sinclair made the most of some terrible defending, yet again from a set piece, and managed to find the net from his side's corner.

The away side could have added more but Lyness was equal to Rovers' efforts.

The Tangerines made small improvements in the second half as Redshaw and Cullen had chances but the away side continued to threaten Lyness.

Cullen had a good chance but could only head straight at Stuckmann and both Clark Robertson and Tom Aldred both had headers which failed to end up in the back of the net.

Though Williams really should have sealed the win late on but he wasted a great chance to make it 3.

McDonald's decision to rest players clearly didn't work and the side are once again seriously lacking in confidence.

The side looks poor in all areas of the pitch and it's difficult to see where the next points are coming from at the moment, fans can only hope that their side manage to somehow produce a decent run of form again, but this looks unlikely at the moment.

A couple of weeks ago Blackpool looked good enough to remain in the division and even good enough to climb up to mid-table, but now that looks very much in doubt and fears of relegation once again threaten.


Writer:Dan Bennett
Date:Sunday November 15 2015
Time: 3:46PM

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