Wes Thomas scored his second goal in four matches since joining Blackpool on loan as Henning Berg's Blackburn Rovers suffered a fourth defeat in five games.

Thomas, who joined from Bournemouth, headed the Seasiders ahead from Nathan Delfouneso's cross before Kirk Broadfoot sealed the points.

Broadfoot latched on to a right-foot delivery by Tiago Gomes to continue Blackburn's poor run.

Rovers, who have won once under Berg, hit the post through Simon Vukcevic.

Michael Appleton remains unbeaten in seven games since taking charge of Blackpool in November, but Berg is struggling to inspire Rovers.

Their next two games are at home to Brighton and away to Middlesbrough - two clubs targeting promotion.

Paul Robinson dropped by Berg

Blackburn's former England keeper Paul Robinson was dropped for the game and replaced by 21-year-old Jake Kean

And former Manchester United defender Berg knows he must engineer a quick change in fortunes if Blackburn are to halt their slide down the table.

In trying to improve their form, the Norwegian dropped former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson in favour of 21-year-old Jake Kean.

And Rovers began well enough, creating plenty of chances in the first half.

But they found themselves trailing at the interval after Thomas scored against the run of play with a glancing header following Delfouneso's cross from the left midway through the first half.

Vukcevic rattled the post with a shot on the turn but Broadfoot made sure of the points nine minutes from time.

The former Rangers player, who moved to Bloomfield Road in September, picked the perfect moment to score his first goal for the club after being picked out by Gomes.

Blackburn defender Scott Dann almost added to Rovers' misery when he headed against his own post in stoppage time.

Blackpool boss Michael Appleton:

"A few people got frustrated when we were drawing some games but now we are progressing nicely although I imagine there will be some comings and goings in the January window.

"It was a good time to play Blackburn here but they will kick on again at some point because they have the talent.

"I feel for Henning Berg as I would for any manager under pressure.

"It takes time to bring your own ideas into a club and bring in a nucleus of players that you believe in."

Blackburn manager Henning Berg:

"We were desperate to win and play well and I think we showed that in the opening half.

"I don't know how much the players heard of what was being shouted at them by the fans but I don't think too much about my own position.

"All our players tried their best but when you are lacking in confidence you become indecisive.

"I am focussed on doing the best I can to improve the team but if our early chances had gone in it could have been a different game."

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-0 Blackburn FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Thomas 22
  • Broadfoot 81

    Blackpool

    • 01 Gilks
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 20 Cathcart
    • 33 Harris
    • 42 Broadfoot
    • 08 Gomes
    • 18 Osbourne
    • 31 Angel
    • 11 Ince (Dicko 82)
    • 39 Thomas (Taylor-Fletcher 69)
    • 40 Delfouneso

    Substitutes

    • 21 Halstead,
    • 05 Eardley,
    • 09 K Phillips,
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher,
    • 19 Noguera,
    • 23 Bruna,
    • 38 Dicko

    Blackburn

    • 34 Kean
    • 03 Mn Olsson
    • 05 Givet
    • 16 Dann
    • 27 Henley
    • 06 Lowe
    • 18 Etuhu
    • 33 Vukcevic (Rochina 74)
    • 11 Rhodes
    • 15 King yellow card
    • 39 Kazim-Richards

    Substitutes

    • 01 Robinson,
    • 31 G Hanley,
    • 32 Ribeiro,
    • 08 Dunn,
    • 12 Pedersen,
    • 38 Rosado,
    • 23 Rochina
    Ref: ScottAtt: 15,907
    BLACKPOOL
    BLACKBURN

    Possession

    • Blackpool 52%
    • Blackburn 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Blackpool 7
    • Blackburn 3

    Attempts off target

    • Blackpool 6
    • Blackburn 4

    Corners

    • Blackpool 8
    • Blackburn 6

    Fouls

    • Blackpool 13
    • Blackburn 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:56 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+6:25 Foul by Isaiah Osbourne on Colin Kazim-Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ruben Rochina.
    • 90:00+5:25 Long range shot from Ruben Rochina misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+3:55 Unfair challenge on Robert Harris by Colin Kazim-Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Harris.
    • 90:00+2:31 Gary Taylor-Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Dann. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
    • 90:00+2:06 Colin Kazim-Richards challenges Isaiah Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:03 Corner taken right-footed by Tiago Gomes.
    • 90:00+0:06 The offside flag is raised against Gael Givet. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 88:52 Angel Martinez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 88:24 Joshua King takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.
    • 84:55 Effort from deep inside the area by Alex Baptiste misses to the left of the goal.
    • 83:57 Outswinging corner taken by Tiago Gomes from the right by-line, save made by Jake Kean.
    • 83:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Isaiah Osbourne. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Harris.
    • 81:56 Substitution Nouha Dicko replaces Thomas Ince.
    • 80:17 Assist by Tiago Gomes.
    • 80:17 GOAL - Kirk BroadfootBlackpool 2 - 0 Blackburn Kirk Broadfoot finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 2-0 Blackburn.
    • 78:48 Unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Robert Harris from the free kick, Jake Kean makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tiago Gomes,
    • 77:44 Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 77:10 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Givet. Corner from the left by-line taken by Thomas Ince, Gael Givet makes a clearance.
    • 76:25 The referee blows for offside against Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
    • 76:15 Ruben Rochina challenges Isaiah Osbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:12 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
    • Correction - 73:55 Substitution Simon Vukcevic goes off and Ruben Rochina comes on.
    • 73:55 Substitution Simon Vukcevic leaves the field to be replaced by Bruno Ribeiro.
    • 71:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Lowe on Thomas Ince. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick. Foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Jason Lowe, free kick awarded. Scott Dann takes the free kick.
    • 70:04 Dickson Etuhu challenges Angel Martinez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 69:41 Gary Taylor-Fletcher sends in a cross, Jake Kean makes a save.
    • 68:54 Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher comes on in place of Wes Thomas.
    • 68:30 A cross is delivered by Tiago Gomes.
    • 67:14 Jordan Rhodes is ruled offside. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:01 Effort on goal by Robert Harris from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 63:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Colin Kazim-Richards from the left by-line.
    • 61:25 The ball is delivered by Joshua King, Alex Baptiste gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Olsson, save by Matt Gilks. Joshua King crosses the ball, save made by Matt Gilks.
    • 59:54 Thomas Ince takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:39 Thomas Ince takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jake Kean.
    • 58:31 Foul by Wes Thomas on Scott Dann, free kick awarded. Jake Kean takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:48 Unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Thomas Ince results in a free kick. Martin Olsson takes the free kick.
    • 55:22 Tiago Gomes challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Kean.
    • 52:27 Unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot by Colin Kazim-Richards results in a free kick. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 49:56 Adam Henley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes. Free kick taken by Robert Harris.
    • 49:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet by Wes Thomas. Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:49 The ball is crossed by Angel Martinez, clearance made by Martin Olsson. The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:37 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+1:19 Alex Baptiste fouled by Simon Vukcevic, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Thomas Ince from the free kick.
    • 45:00 The official flags Jordan Rhodes offside. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.
    • 44:24 The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance. Simon Vukcevic takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty box and strikes the post.
    • 43:25 Colin Kazim-Richards produces a cross, save by Matt Gilks.
    • 42:05 Outswinging corner taken by Thomas Ince from the left by-line, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.
    • 41:51 Thomas Ince takes a shot. Adam Henley gets a block in.
    • 40:53 Corner from the left by-line taken by Thomas Ince, clearance made by Gael Givet.
    • 40:42 Thomas Ince crosses the ball, clearance by Dickson Etuhu.
    • 39:54 Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Dickson Etuhu makes a clearance.
    • 39:13 Tiago Gomes has an effort direct from the free kick, Jake Kean makes a save.
    • 39:13 Booking Joshua King is shown a yellow card.
    • 39:03 Wes Thomas fouled by Joshua King, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 33:32 Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Dickson Etuhu. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
    • 31:34 Joshua King delivers the ball, Effort from inside the area by Jordan Rhodes misses to the right of the goal.
    • 30:23 Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Kazim-Richards. Colin Kazim-Richards delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Kirk Broadfoot manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Olsson.
    • 29:36 Robert Harris crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Dann. A cross is delivered by Nathan Delfouneso, Jason Lowe makes a clearance.
    • 28:42 Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Simon Vukcevic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Ince.
    • 26:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Tiago Gomes. Direct free kick taken by Martin Olsson. Scott Dann crosses the ball.
    • 23:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angel Martinez by Colin Kazim-Richards. Kirk Broadfoot takes the free kick.
    • 23:13 Alex Baptiste delivers the ball.
    • 21:44 Nathan Delfouneso provided the assist for the goal.
    • 21:44 GOAL - Wes ThomasBlackpool 1 - 0 Blackburn Wes Thomas scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Blackpool 1-0 Blackburn.
    • 21:38 The ball is crossed by Nathan Delfouneso,
    • 19:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tiago Gomes on Jason Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
    • 18:24 Outswinging corner taken by Martin Olsson.
    • 17:34 Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks. Simon Vukcevic takes a shot. Matt Gilks makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Martin Olsson from the left by-line, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
    • 16:07 Colin Kazim-Richards handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:10 Centre by Colin Kazim-Richards, save by Matt Gilks.
    • 14:29 The ball is crossed by Colin Kazim-Richards, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
    • 10:50 The ball is delivered by Scott Dann, Robert Harris gets a block in.
    • 9:56 Unfair challenge on Simon Vukcevic by Isaiah Osbourne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Olsson.
    • 8:13 Foul by Adam Henley on Nathan Delfouneso, free kick awarded. Isaiah Osbourne takes the free kick.
    • 7:06 Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Lowe. Direct free kick taken by Scott Dann.
    • 6:21 The offside flag is raised against Jordan Rhodes. Angel Martinez takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tiago Gomes by Adam Henley. Free kick crossed by Robert Harris, Simon Vukcevic manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:17 Corner taken left-footed by Martin Olsson from the right by-line, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
    • 3:35 Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:30 Martin Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Thomas Ince takes the free kick. Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
    • 1:53 A cross is delivered by Colin Kazim-Richards.
    • 1:11 Effort on goal by Simon Vukcevic from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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