Monday, April 12, 2010

Blackpool rocked

Newcastle Utd 4 - 1 Blackpool

With one game to go, our unbeaten home record was sustained against Ian Holloway's play-off-chasing Tangerines on Saturday. On a day of sunshine, it was Newcastle who were sitting pretty having overcome a timid visiting team.

We were ahead after just 12 minutes when Spidermag cut in from the left and fired home via the legs of Ian Evatt. Despite a fair degree of good fortune with the deflection, it didn't stop Spidermag claiming the goal, and whipping out his mask for another airing.

When Bigger Lad nodded home Danny Guthrie's free-kick minutes later, the chance of the away team coming back into proceedings looked decidedly slim, and despite a doubtless colourful half-time team talk from Ollie Blackpool simply didn't get themselves going until they had leaked further goals, with both Kevin Nolan and Wayne Routledge adding to our total.

Had Peter Lovenkrands taken anyone of his numerous chances, or had others also had their shooting boots on, the game could have had an even rosier shine before we allowed substitute Brett Ormerod to steal in and knock home from a few yards out after Steve Harper could only parry a late shot.

As Ollie commented afterwards, if Blackpool continue to play like that, then they can kiss goodbye to their play-off hopes and any chance of a replay in the Premier League next season.

For us the immediate future is bright, but I suspect it isn't going to feature a reunion with a team in orange.

Other report: BBC


Anonymous seasider said...

Its not orange its tangerine - and we'll be back, but well done.

12:39 p.m.  

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