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Final Score: Blackpool 1 Albion 1

27 October 2012

Text commentary from Albion's trip to Bloomfield Road to face Blackpool...

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Final Score:  Blackpool 1 Albion 1

MATCH UPDATES

FT:
Albion's winless run stretches to six games as the match finishes 1-1 with Gus Poyet's side battling to a hard earned point.

90+2: Albion nearly pinch a winner but Andrea Orlandi just can't quite get enough purchase on his attempted volley and Gilks gathers the ball up easily.

88: Blackpool threaten again with Angel forcing Kuszczak into a save low to his right.

81: We have already seen him score one this season as Craig Mackail-Smith attempts an overhead kick that is tipped over the bar by Gilks.

75: Substitute Nathan Delfouneso has a great opportunity to put the Tangerines ahead but his side footed effort from 12 yards is saved by Kuszczak.

74: Ian Evatt heads over from close range as Blackpool pile on the pressure.

73: Gransdin almost makes it two goals in as many minutes as his long range strike forces Kuszczak into a superb save with the ball destined for the top corner.

72: GOAL! Blackpool pull level through Grandin's diving header.

63:
Grandin's shot deflects into the path of Thomas Ince but the midfielder scoops his first time effort over the bar. 

59:
Matt Phillips delivers the ball from the left but Osbourne cannot get any power on his header and Kuszczak gathers the ball comfortably.

56: GOAL! Albion end their three game goal drought. Matthew Gilks comes out to meet a chipped ball into the box but misses the ball completely allowing Ashley Barnes to stab the ball into the empty net.

51: Blackpool break down the left and Stephen Crainey's cross is met by Taylor-Fletcher who sees his effort deflected wide for a corner.

HT: All square at the break.

41: Baptiste tries his luck from long range but sees his effort fly over the bar.

35: Taylor-Fletcher attempts an audacious chip over Tomasz Kuszczak but his effort drops safely over the bar.

31:
Still goalless here at Bloomfield Road with neither side able to find the breakthrough in the opening half hour.

12:
Blackpool are inches away from opening the scoring as Alex Baptiste almost connects with Kirk Broadfoot's low cross.

10: Isiah Osbourne volleys over from just inside the Albion box.

05: Matt Phillips prods over the bar after latching onto a rebounded Thomas Ince strike and from the resulting corner  Gary Taylor-Fletcher glances a header narrowly wide. 

01: We are underway here at a sunny Bloomfield Road.

TEAM NEWS


Albion boss Gus Poyet makes one change to the side that lost 1-0 to Leicester City on Tuesday night, with Dean Hammond returning to the starting line-up.

The Southampton loanee replaces Gary Dicker in the heart of the Albion midfield, while Spanish midfielder Andrea Orlandi has recovered from a calf injury and has been named on the bench.

Elsewhere, striker Stephen Dobbie is named among the substitutes as he returns to the club where he spent two loan spells during 2010 and last season.

Tangerines boss Ian Holloway makes two changes to the side that drew 2-2 with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

Angel Martinez replaces Tiago Gomes in midfield and Kirk Broadfoot replaces Neal Eardley in defence – Gomes has been named on the bench and Eardley drops out of the squad.

TEAMS

Blackpool: (4-4-2) Gilks; Broadfoot (Delfouneso 70), Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey; Ince, Angel, Grandin, Phillips; Taylor-Fletcher (Dicko 80), Osbourne (Sylvestre 65). Subs Not Used: Kettings (GK), Gomes, Basham, Harris.

Albion: (4-3-3) Kuszczak; Bruno, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt (Orlandi 79), Crofts, Hammond; Buckley, Mackail-Smith (Dobbie 86), Barnes. Subs Not Used: Ankergren (GK), Dunk, Calderon, Dicker, David.

Yellow Cards: Osbourne, Angel, Evatt (Blackpool); El-Abd (Albion)

Referee: Michael Naylor

Attendance: 14,038
 

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