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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool

Substitute Jordan Flores scored a last-minute penalty as Blackpool reignited their League One play-off hopes by beating promoted 10-man Doncaster.

In a frantic finish to the game, Blackpool's Mark Cullen struck the post with a spot kick after Mathieu Baudry had been penalised for handball.

But seconds later, Craig Alcock was adjudged to have tripped Will Aimson and Flores made no mistake with his penalty.

Doncaster were in control throughout the first period with Blackpool keeper Sam Slocombe producing fine saves from efforts by Joe Wright, Alfie May and Tommy Rowe.

But the pattern of the game changed entirely on 52 minutes when Matty Blair was sent off for Doncaster for two bookable offences.

Blackpool emerged from their shell and had chances through Nathan Delfouneso and Neil Danns.

Just when it appeared as though Doncaster were in the ascendancy and looking the more likely to win it, then came the frantic finish to the game.

Flores' penalty condemned Doncaster to only their second home defeat of the season and saw their advantage at the top of the table cut to three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Alcock
  • 5BaudryBooked at 87mins
  • 15WrightBooked at 35mins
  • 20Taylor-SinclairSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 63'minutes
  • 24Mason
  • 17BlairBooked at 52mins
  • 25GrantSubstituted forLongbottomat 71'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 9MarquisBooked at 90mins
  • 39MaySubstituted forMiddletonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McSheffrey
  • 12Lund
  • 14Middleton
  • 18Keegan
  • 22Longbottom
  • 23Beestin
  • 33Jones

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 6Aimson
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Potts
  • 28PayneSubstituted forFloresat 49'minutes
  • 35DannsSubstituted forCullenat 63'minutes
  • 37Black
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forMattat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 12Flores
  • 16Nolan
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 29Odelusi
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,914

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1.

William Longbottom (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Booking

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Marko Marosi.

Attempt saved. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Blackpool. Will Aimson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty missed! Still Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 0. Brad Potts (Blackpool) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Booking

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Harry Middleton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Flores (Blackpool).

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Attempt missed. Ian Black (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marko Marosi (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. William Longbottom replaces Conor Grant.

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Neil Danns.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Gary McSheffrey replaces Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Ian Black (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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