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Match Report : 14/09/2013

14 September 2013

Report: Bournemouth 1 Blackpool 2

Another fine Blackpool performance ensured they would head to Millwall on Tuesday night still unbeaten as they took maximum points away from the Goldsands Stadium thanks to goals from Ricardo Fuller and Neal Bishop.

Jack Robinson was shown two yellow cards meaning The Seasiders had to play for over 30 minutes with ten men.

Gary MacKenzie and Thomas Ince both returned to the starting line-up as Blackpool played the first of two long away trips in the space of four days.

The Seasiders started the game brightly and took the lead as Jack Robinson's long throw found its way to Ricardo Fuller at the back post who made no mistake in stooping low and heading the ball into the far corner of the net.

GOAL: Bournemouth 0-1 BLACKPOOL

The hosts levelled things up in similar fashion around five minutes later as a long throw was flicked on in the area and Lewis Grabban lashed the ball in from around ten yards.


Both sides were looking dangerous on the attack with the wide areas being well utilised. Bournemouth were always intent on playing out from the back and Blackpool's high pressure game almost came off, but Fuller dragged his cross-shot wide.

The Cherries had willing runners in behind the Pool backline and if it wasn't for a fine last ditch tackle from Kirk Broadfoot Ryan Fraser would have found himself through on goal.

Neal Bishop was the next man to try his luck after some patient build-up from The Seasiders, which allowed Chris Basham to get in behind and from his pull-back Bishop fired over.

A quick counter followed soon after from Blackpool as Fuller released Ince, but the winger's right-footed effort came back off the post with the keeper well beaten.


Moments after the break Paul Ince's men deservedly took the lead again as Neal Bishop flicked home Ince's inswinging corner from the right.

GOAL: Bournemouth 1-2 BLACKPOOL

It was a lovely deft touch by the number 12 as he made a clever near post run to get his first goal for the Club.

Basham had go off moments later due to injury with Bradley Orr coming on for his debut at right-back.

Pool continued to play the second period very much on the front foot and Isaiah Osbourne came close to extending the advantage, but he miscued his volley after some great play involving all the outfield players.

The game then took on a whole new look as The Seasiders were reduced to ten men after Robinson received his second yellow card of the afternoon for an accidental trip on Fraser on the wing.

Ince brought on Nathan Delfouneso for Angel Martinez as Blackpool reshuffled their pack to deal with the loss of Robinson.

With 15 minutes to go Nathan Tyson came on for his Pool bow in place of Fuller, who had worked tirelessly all afternoon and deserved his early goal.

Into the final ten minutes and there looked a few tired legs, but some last ditch tackling and some no-nonsense defending from Broadfoot and MacKenzie kept Blackpool with their noses in front for the timebeing.

Delfouneso had a great chance to put the game to bed but he fired his volley wide with his manager then being sent to the stands for his reaction, where he appeared to throw a bottle of water away.

Eddie Howe's side threw everything they had at Blackpool in the last ten minutes plus an additional five for stoppages but Paul Ince's men stood up to every test and deservedly took all three points.


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