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Blackpool 4-2 Doncaster Rovers

Brad Potts scored twice as Blackpool came from behind to win 4-2 against high-flying Doncaster in League Two.

Rovers, unbeaten in four ahead of the game, struck inside the first minute as James Coppinger's cross was deflected into his own net by Andy Taylor.

But Blackpool were level after 25 minutes when Potts was played through in the area and calmly slotted home.

Gary Bowyer's side were ahead 14 minutes later as full-back Kelvin Mellor somehow looped the ball over visiting goalkeeper Marko Marosi from the right by-line.

The Seasiders then took full control of the game with two goals inside the opening three minutes of the second half. Midfielder Potts dispatched a thunderbolt of a free-kick into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 before Kyle Vassell broke and curled past Marosi from 18 yards.

Darren Ferguson's side were offered a lifeline after 65 minutes when Tommy Rowe converted from the penalty spot after being fouled in the area by Jack Payne.

Rowe had a chance to further reduce the deficit five minutes from time but his second spot-kick was saved by Sam Slocombe after the keeper had fouled John Marquis.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1SlocombeBooked at 87mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8PottsBooked at 35mins
  • 28Payne
  • 22Pugh
  • 23Daniel
  • 7VassellBooked at 72mins
  • 19MattSubstituted forCullenat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAlister
  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 25Boney
  • 26Cain
  • 31Gnanduillet

Doncaster

  • 13MarosiSubstituted forEtheridgeat 51'minutes
  • 24MasonBooked at 82mins
  • 5Baudry
  • 6Butler
  • 27Evina
  • 14MiddletonSubstituted forMandevilleat 45'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forCalderat 79'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 3Garrett
  • 8Calder
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 19Mandeville
  • 23Beestin
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,623

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 4, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 4, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sam Slocombe (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Sam Slocombe (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Penalty conceded by Sam Slocombe (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. John Marquis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Riccardo Calder replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Delay in match Mark Cullen (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Jamille Matt.

Booking

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 4, Doncaster Rovers 2. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Jack Payne (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe draws a foul in the penalty area.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

Hand ball by Danny Pugh (Blackpool).

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth14102224121232
2Carlisle1477024141028
3Doncaster148242820826
4Luton146532415923
5Portsmouth146352216621
6Notts County146352221121
7Accrington145541817120
8Grimsby146261818020
9Crawley145541516-120
10Morecambe146262026-620
11Mansfield144731413119
12Crewe144731718-119
13Yeovil146171419-519
14Blackpool144552117417
15Colchester144551819-117
16Cheltenham143741617-116
17Hartlepool143742125-416
18Cambridge144461318-516
19Leyton Orient144371618-215
20Barnet133641519-415
21Wycombe144371419-515
22Stevenage134271821-314
23Exeter144191319-613
24Newport121471119-87
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