Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Rochdale (h)

Blackpool’s game against Rochdale was one of those fixtures that felt like it had been pending as a game in hand for forever and wouldn’t actually go ahead. It was seen as a must-win for us to look upwards in the table and still harbour hopes of reaching the top six. And in the end,Continue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Rochdale (h)”

Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Ipswich (a)

There’s no hiding from the fact our visit to Ipswich was bitterly disappointing. From the change in formation, to the two soft goals either side of half-time, it was a bad day at the office. Portman Road is a ground no Blackpool side has ever won at, and given we were only one place behindContinue reading “Review: Five Good, Five Bad – Ipswich (a)”

Review – Hull 1-1 Blackpool

Blackpool were left wondering what might have been after a frustrating 1-1 draw against second-placed Hull City. The Tigers took the lead early in the second half but, after Hull went down to 10 men when Reece Burke brought down Ben Woodburn on the edge of the box, the Seasiders equalised through Jerry Yates and had chances to come away with all three points.

Review – Blackpool 2-2 West Brom (3-2 Pens)

An inspired performance from Neil Critchley’s men earned Blackpool their first victory against top flight opposition in the FA Cup since 1976. The Seasiders took the lead late in the first half after a dangerous ball across the face of goal from Bez Lubala was touched home by Jerry Yates.

Review – Peterborough 1-2 Blackpool

Blackpool made it five wins in a row from all competitions after a superb victory against table toppers, going into the game, Peterborough at London Road. The Seasiders opened the scoring through a composed finish from Jerry Yates early in the first half. Posh fired back with five minutes of normal time remaining through aContinue reading “Review – Peterborough 1-2 Blackpool”

Review – Blackpool 3-0 Leeds U21’s

Blackpool made it four victories on the bounce and three successive clean sheets in all competitions after comfortably breezing past Leeds U21’s 3-0 at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders dominated most of the proceedings with Dan Kemp finishing off a fine Bez Lubala move to open the scoring, before a Cohen Drameh own goal doubled the lead. Neil Critchley’s rotated side went down to ten men after a Cameron Antwi challenge saw him sent off, although that didn’t stop Ethan Robson bending a fabulous curling effort into the top left corner to kill off any Leeds hope of a revival.

Review – Eastbourne 0-3 Blackpool

Blackpool put in a comfortable, convincing display to breeze past Eastbourne Borough to book their place in the 2nd round of the FA Cup. The Seasiders weren’t able to take advantage of their chances in the first half, despite a dominant display. However, they pulled ahead of their National League South opponents through a fine double from Gary Madine, before Jerry Yates sealed it to make it three wins a row for the Bloomfield Road side.

Review – Blackpool 1-0 Wigan

Blackpool achieved successive victories for the first time this season after beating Wigan Athletic 1-0 at Bloomfield Road. Sullay Kaikai was the second half match winner with an instinctive finish in what was a relatively comfortable night for the Seasiders. The Latics came into the game more in the second half as Neil Critchley’s side sat off into a defensive shape, but the Tangerines managed the game well and made it nine points out of a possible twelve in the League.

Review – Burton Albion 1-2 Blackpool

Blackpool finally ended a run of 22 away games without victory by defeating Burton Albion 2-1 at Pirelli Stadium. Jerry Yates opened the scoring with a smart finish into the bottom right corner of Kieran O’Hara’s net, before a Daniel Gretarsson debut own goal levelled proceedings. After a foul on Marvin Ekpiteta, Jerry Yates dispatched a penalty calmly to secure the three points for Neil Critchley’s side.

Review – AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Blackpool

Blackpool‘s poor run of form continued as AFC Wimbledon defeated the Seasiders 1-0 at Loftus Road. We ended the evening on 9 men for a large portion of the game as Ethan Robson was sent for an early bath in the first half, before a bizarre Daniel Ballard left us with an almost impossible taskContinue reading “Review – AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Blackpool”

Review – Blackpool 1-0 MK Dons

Blackpool picked up a much needed victory at home to MK Dons with Sullay Kaikai the 66th minute match winner. Whilst the Seasiders put in a display that left a lot to be desired, a solid defensive display and one moment of quality was enough to put a lacklustre Dons side to the sword.

Review – Blackpool 0-1 Charlton

Blackpool’s miserable start to the season continued after a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Charlton. The Seasiders showed promising signs again following on from an impressive performance at Crewe, even with ten men following a 52 second red card from the increasingly unreliable James Husband. Yet, with just seven minutes of normal time remaining, substitute Chuks Aneke fired past Chris Maxwell to leave the Tangerines second bottom of the League One table.