Swirling wind, an awful pitch which had more sand than Brighton beach; James Coppinger and Herbie Kane on the bench and John Marquis suspended – the omens were not good. Continue reading “Blackpool 1-1 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
You have to go back to August 2004 for Rovers last home League win over Blackpool, Tim Ryan and Leo Fortune-West supplying the goals. Blackpool had never returned from the Keepmoat empty handed and it took something special to turn the course of this contest after an even first half. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Blackpool: 250 word match report”
‘Sick as a Blackpool Donkey’ was a phrase I was hoping not to use, but once I saw Rovers line-up I knew it would appear somewhere. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Blackpool: 250 word match report”
Doncaster Rovers were backed by an increasingly optimistic away following as they earned a deserved victory over Blackpool. Sadly, the sparsely occupied home stands were indicative of an understandably gloomier mood amongst Blackpool’s supporters. Continue reading “Blackpool 1-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”
Football eh? How do I sum up this game when I don’t really understand what actually happened? Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 3-3 Blackpool: 250 word match report”
Rovers showed three changes from the side that drew at Colchester; Joe Wright and Alfie May returning and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair making his first start of the season. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool; 250 word match report”
This was more a case of a poor donkey ride rather than Rovers being at the races in an awful performance at Blackpool.
The game had started as bright as the town’s illuminations for the away team, Andy Taylor putting into his own net inside 50 seconds. However, from there on in, it went downhill, and downhill quickly at that.
Poor defensive errors have been Rovers downfall this season and were evident in the first Blackpool goal; the defence opening up for Dan Potts to equalise. Then a comical mix of poor defending, from Cedric Evina and Harry Middleton in particular, allowed Kelvin Mellor to loop the ball into the net for 2-1.
Two goals in the first three minutes of the second half duly put the game to bed; a free-kick laid off for Potts to smash in his second of the day, before a back pass was intercepted by Kyle Vassell to slot home.
Rovers finally returned from the Pleasure Beach on 66 minutes when Tommy Rowe twisted and turned to earn a penalty which he calmly slotted home.
And, with Rovers showing a little bit more attacking intent, the game was briefly kicked in to life. However, it was too little too late, and it with too much for Rovers to claw back do deny Blackpool the win.
Late on Rovers won another penalty, but Rowe missed this one; summing up just how poor Rovers’ day had really been.
‘You’re having a laugh aren’t you?’ some fella shouted at me as I tried to sell fanzines after the match. ‘No mate,’ I replied, ‘I’m a Rovers fan’. Fifteen games without a win offers little mirth, and after Friday’s capitulation at Colchester hope was on similarly short supply. Continue reading “Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool: 250 word match report”
A wet, windy and wild west coast set the scene. Blackpool officially shut down for winter last weekend; no pleasure beach, no illuminations, generally no fun to be had. So what would the match bring? Continue reading “Blackpool 0-2 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report”