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25 February 2020 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Report: Blackpool 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

Seasiders Secure Late Win

25 February 2020

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's late goal secured all three points for Blackpool over Bolton Wanderers in a dramatic night at Bloomfield Road.

Connor Ronan gave the Seasiders a half-time lead with a wonder strike from distance, before a late goal from Kean Bryan looked to have secured a point for the visitors. However, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall smashed home a late winner to secure all three points for the Seasiders.

The Seasiders had a big claim for a penalty early on. Nathan Delfouneso burst into the penalty area and was brought down by Toto Nsiala, but the claim was waived away by the referee.

It wasn’t long before Blackpool took the lead, though, thanks to a wonder strike from Connor Ronan. The loanee was urged to shoot from the home faithful from a full 30 yards away, and obliged to unleash an effort into the top of Remi Matthews' goal.

Blackpool were continuing to dominate proceedings, with Matty Virtue coming close on 25 minutes with a dipping half volley from just outside the penalty area, only for his effort to go over the bar.

Blackpool then had a huge shout for a penalty on the half hour mark. Calum Macdonald’s first time cross into the penalty area from the left was blocked from Jason Lowe, only for the referee to waive away the penalty claims once again.

Connor Ronan’s strike was the only difference in the opening 45 minutes and the Seasiders led at the break.

Half Time: Blackpool 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

Chris Maxwell was forced into a couple of early saves in the second half to keep the visitors at bay. Dennis Politic got around Ollie Turton with the ball at his feet on the 60 minute mark, and drove a shot at goal. Thankfully, Maxwell was on hand to bat it away.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall had a good effort from a free-kick from 25 yards away slip just wide on 65 minutes.

With 20 minutes remaining, Bolton had a fantastic chance to equalise. A cross-field ball to Dennis Politic met the winger’s head, who knocked the ball across goal to the totally unmarked Darryl Murphy. The veteran striker headed at goal, but his tame effort was hit straight at Chris Maxwell.

The match truly took off in the final few moments. The visitors equalised with just two minutes remaining through Kean Bryan's strike at the far post.

The Seasiders refused to give in, and moments after conceding, Kiernan Dewbury-Hall smashed an effort into the roof of the net from the corner of the six yard box to send the North Stand into raptures and secure all three points on a dramatic night at Bloomfield Road.

Full Time: Blackpool 2 Bolton Wanderers 1

Team: Maxwell, Feeney (Edwards, 90'), Turton, Moore, Husband, Macdonald, Virtue, Ronan (Spearing, 78’), Dewsbury-Hall, Delfouneso, Madine (Nuttall, 84’).

Subs Not Used: Sims, Howe, Bola, Ward

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