Blackpool boss Michael Appleton tasted his first win since taking charge of the club as his side beat Peterborough.

Wes Thomas put the visitors in front in the second half when he converted a cross from Thomas Ince.

Ince scored a penalty after being fouled by Shaun Brisley, before Dwayne Gayle pounced on a poor backpass to pull one back for Posh.

But Blackpool secured the win after Nouha Dicko slid in to score and Ince scored from long range.

Ince, bought from Liverpool in August 2011, was the inspiration for his side's victory after four draws.

Peterborough have now lost six out of their least seven games and, after Blackpool had made the better start, the home side failed to take a gilt-edged chance.

George Boyd was clean through on goal, only for his left-footed strike to be saved by the feet of goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Posh were eventually punished when Thomas met Ince's ball from the left to send it past Robert Olejnik.

Brisley's foul on Ince allowed Blackpool to extend their lead from the spot.

Alex Baptiste's backpass let Gayle score to give Posh hope after 70 minutes but Dicko and Ince dashed any hopes of a comeback.

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton:

"I have been delighted with the performances in every game since coming to the club, but it is obviously a relief to go away from a game with three points on the board.

"Of course I would have liked it to have come sooner but within the four walls of the dressing room we knew this result was coming because we have been dominating matches.

"And it was also nice to see a couple of substitutions pay off. Sometimes they can go against you, but today they worked well."

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson:

"It is impossible to come out and defend that second-half performance. It was one of the worst 45 minutes I've seen for a long time.

"Had we taken the golden chance in the first half then it may have been different, but any neutral watching that will have gone away thinking we are a team in trouble.

"The place was like a morgue because we didn't give our fans anything to lift them. We looked a beaten team the minute we fell behind and that is not something I can accept.

"We've got ourselves into this mess and we have to get ourselves out of it."

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Peterborough 1-4 Blackpool FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Gayle 71
  • Thomas 51
  • Ince (pen) 58
  • Dicko 83
  • Ince 88

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Alcock (Rowe 58)
  • 04 Brisley
  • 19 Little (Ferdinand 78)
  • 11 McCann
  • 17 Newell
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 33 Thorne
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 10 Boyd (Swanson 58)
  • 34 Gayle

Substitutes

  • 13 Day,
  • 05 Zakuani,
  • 07 Swanson,
  • 14 Rowe,
  • 16 Kearns,
  • 18 Ferdinand,
  • 28 Gordon-Hutton

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 17 Basham yellow card
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 42 Broadfoot
  • 08 Gomes
  • 18 Osbourne yellow card (Dicko 80)
  • 11 Ince
  • 39 Thomas (K Phillips 87)
  • 40 Delfouneso (Angel 80)

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead,
  • 05 Eardley,
  • 33 Harris,
  • 14 Sylvestre,
  • 31 Angel,
  • 09 K Phillips,
  • 38 Dicko
Ref: WebbAtt: 5,633
PETERBOROUGH
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Peterborough 43%
  • Blackpool 57%

Attempts on target

  • Peterborough 6
  • Blackpool 8

Attempts off target

  • Peterborough 2
  • Blackpool 4

Corners

  • Peterborough 5
  • Blackpool 3

Fouls

  • Peterborough 12
  • Blackpool 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:07 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+5:36 Effort from the edge of the area by Kevin Phillips goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 90:00+4:43 Danny Swanson takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
  • 90:00+3:53 Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes. Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+3:11 Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 90:00+2:36 Short corner worked by Thomas Ince.
  • 90:00+2:24 The ball is delivered by Nouha Dicko, clearance by Tommy Rowe.
  • 90:00+1:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:34 Joe Newell has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 87:57 GOAL - Thomas IncePeterborough 1 - 4 Blackpool Thomas Ince fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-4 Blackpool.
  • 87:42 The ball is delivered by Grant McCann, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • Correction - 86:28 Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 86:28 Substitution Kevin Phillips replaces Wes Thomas.
  • Correction - 86:28 The referee blows for offside against Thomas Ince.
  • 86:28 Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:28 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Kevin Phillips coming on for Nouha Dicko.
  • 86:28 The offside flag is raised against Thomas Ince.
  • 85:40 Thomas Ince takes a shot. Shaun Brisley gets a block in.
  • 84:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tiago Gomes on George Thorne. George Thorne takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:37 Assist on the goal came from Angel Martinez.
  • 82:37 GOAL - Nouha DickoPeterborough 1 - 3 Blackpool Nouha Dicko finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Peterborough 1-3 Blackpool.
  • 82:19 Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, Robert Olejnik makes a comfortable save.
  • 81:45 Danny Swanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Basham. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:16 The referee blows for offside against Nouha Dicko. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.
  • 79:23 Substitution Angel Martinez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Delfouneso.
  • 79:23 Substitution Isaiah Osbourne leaves the field to be replaced by Nouha Dicko.
  • 79:00 A cross is delivered by Joe Newell, Header from close range by Danny Swanson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 78:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Tomlin on Isaiah Osbourne. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
  • 77:28 Substitution Kane Ferdinand is brought on as a substitute for Mark Little.
  • 76:43 A cross is delivered by George Thorne, Shaun Brisley takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.
  • 76:24 Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, clearance made by Chris Basham.
  • 75:26 Grant McCann has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Matt Gilks.
  • 75:26 Booking Booking for Isaiah Osbourne.
  • 75:20 Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Lee Tomlin, free kick awarded.
  • 74:35 Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Joe Newell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
  • 72:02 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince, George Thorne makes a clearance.
  • 71:47 Thomas Ince crosses the ball, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 70:56 Shot from outside the area by Thomas Ince misses to the left of the target.
  • 70:02 GOAL - Dwight GaylePeterborough 1 - 2 Blackpool Dwight Gayle finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Peterborough 1-2 Blackpool.
  • 68:52 Tommy Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Kirk Broadfoot takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:13 Tommy Rowe crosses the ball, clearance by Chris Basham.
  • 64:06 The offside flag is raised against Nathan Delfouneso. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
  • 63:33 Unfair challenge on Wes Thomas by Mark Little results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Delfouneso by Mark Little. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
  • 61:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Tiago Gomes. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 61:15 Centre by Stephen Crainey.
  • 60:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nathan Delfouneso. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
  • 60:21 Thomas Ince crosses the ball, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:38 Substitution Tommy Rowe replaces Craig Alcock.
  • 57:38 Substitution Danny Swanson on for George Boyd.
  • 57:18 GOAL - Thomas IncePeterborough 0 - 2 Blackpool Penalty taken left-footed by Thomas Ince and scored. Peterborough 0-2 Blackpool.
  • 56:46 Shaun Brisley challenges Wes Thomas unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
  • 54:15 Wes Thomas takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 52:32 Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Tiago Gomes gets a block in.
  • 52:15 Corner taken short by Grant McCann.
  • 52:07 George Boyd produces a cross, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.
  • 50:57 Assist by Thomas Ince.
  • 50:57 GOAL - Wes ThomasPeterborough 0 - 1 Blackpool Wes Thomas finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Peterborough 0-1 Blackpool.
  • 48:12 The ball is crossed by Nathan Delfouneso, Robert Olejnik makes a comfortable save.
  • 47:58 Unfair challenge on Wes Thomas by Shaun Brisley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Isaiah Osbourne.
  • 47:01 Craig Alcock restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:01 Booking Chris Basham receives a caution.
  • 46:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Basham on Mark Little.
  • 45:51 The ball is sent over by Thomas Ince, clearance by Shaun Brisley.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:21 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+2:05 Tiago Gomes has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
  • 45:00+1:25 The ball is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance made by Mark Little.
  • 40:24 Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Grant McCann, free kick awarded. Craig Alcock takes the free kick.
  • 39:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes by George Thorne. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:10 Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 38:57 Tiago Gomes fouled by George Thorne, the ref awards a free kick. Tiago Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 37:41 Lee Tomlin sends in a cross.
  • Correction - 36:59 Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross.
  • 36:59 The ball is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 36:09 Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, George Boyd manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:59 Lee Tomlin fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Alcock.
  • 31:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against George Boyd. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:25 Chris Basham handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick.
  • 26:20 Nathan Delfouneso is ruled offside. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 24:52 The ball is crossed by Joe Newell.
  • 24:52 Joe Newell crosses the ball.
  • 24:11 Foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Joe Newell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by George Thorne.
  • 20:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann played to the near post, Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.
  • 20:32 George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.
  • 20:06 Tiago Gomes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. George Boyd takes the free kick.
  • 19:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Grant McCann. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 19:25 Tiago Gomes takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
  • 19:14 The ball is delivered by Thomas Ince, clearance made by Grant McCann.
  • 18:40 Thomas Ince takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.
  • 17:02 Nathan Delfouneso gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Little. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 13:36 Grant McCann takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.
  • 13:28 Joe Newell crosses the ball, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:32 Centre by Nathan Delfouneso, Joe Newell makes a clearance.
  • 6:34 Thomas Ince fouled by Lee Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Crainey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 6:03 Corner taken short by Grant McCann.
  • 5:52 The ball is delivered by Joe Newell, Kirk Broadfoot gets a block in.
  • 5:26 Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • Correction - 4:27 Foul by George Boyd on Kirk Broadfoot, free kick awarded. Thomas Ince delivers the ball, Craig Cathcart takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 4:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Boyd on Kirk Broadfoot. The ball is delivered by Thomas Ince, Craig Cathcart takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 3:37 The referee blows for offside against Dwight Gayle. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Gilks.
  • Correction - 3:14 The official flags Wes Thomas offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Little.
  • 3:14 The offside flag is raised against Wes Thomas. Mark Little restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:56 A cross is delivered by Mark Little.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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