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24 October 2013

A Recap On Previous Blackburn Meetings



pull up at Bloomfield Road – and results between the pair have been a mixed bag in recent years. On Saturday Blackpool play host to yet another Lancashire rival, as Blackburn Rovers

Ewood Park was filled with 14,446 supporters, as Blackburn claimed the points with a 2-0 victory.

Prior to 2010, it had been 30 years since the two sides locked horns – on that occasion it was in the old Division Three.

Blackburn 2-0 Blackpool – 9/2/80

However, Pool hearts would be broken with the last kick, when Brett Emerton snuck his effort underneath Matt Gilks.

The hosts responded however, and with virtually his first Premier League touch, Matt Phillips looked to have ensured the teams would have to share the points.

Blackpool’s start was far from ideal, as Charlie Adam headed into his own net on 20 minutes.

Like at Ewood Park, Blackburn benefitted from a last minute strike at Bloomfield Road to claim all three points.

Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn – 25/9/10

After the break Rovers responded, first Chris Samba slammed home to reduce the deficit, before Hoilett headed in at the death to ensure the game would finish all square.

Charlie Adam had put The Tangerines ahead from the spot on 25 minutes, before his excellent free-kick doubled the lead soon after.

Blackburn fought back from two goals down, and left it late, to claim a crucial point in 2011’s relegation six pointer.

Blackburn 2-2 Blackpool – 19/3/11

The game was made safe with nine minutes remaining when Kirk Broadfoot headed home his first goal for the club.

. Wes Thomas, on loan from Bournemouth, put the hosts ahead with a glancing header from Nathan Delfouneso’s cross

Last December a Blackpool goal in each half was enough for all three points, in what turned out to be the last victory of Michael Appleton’s reign as manager.

Blackpool 2-0 Blackburn – 15/12/12

Rovers fought back however, and Jordan Rhodes headed the equaliser to earn the hosts a point in their first game since the departure of Michael Appleton.

Blackpool looked on course for a crucial win after Gary MacKenzie tapped home the opener from a Tom Ince corner.

It was honours even at Ewood Park in March, as neither side could find the three points to boost their survival chances.

Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool – 29/3/13

We take a look back at the previous five meetings between the two sides, ahead of Saturday’s game.

On more than one occasion in recent years Blackburn have relied on last minute goals to save them, both Brett Emerton and David Hoilett earned points at the death three seasons ago.

Last season Pool edged past Rovers, with a victory and a draw, which was the opposite results of a year previous, when the pair were in the Premier League.

That day Blackpool’s teams was as follows: Hesford, Gardner, Pashley, Noble, Malone, Thompson, Morris, Doyle, Jones, Kellow, Harrison.


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