LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers

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4:53pm

FULL-TIME Blackpool 1 Rovers 2. Report to follow later. Thanks for following!

4:52pm

Rudy Gestede nearly puts a seal on it.

4:48pm

BOOKED Ben Marshall for Rovers.

4:47pm

Five minutes of injury-time.

4:45pm

SUB for Blackpool as Steven Davies replaces David Perkins. 88 mins. 1-2.

4:42pm

BOOKED Rudy Gestede for Rovers.

4:41pm

SUB for Rovers as Ben Marshall replaces Josh King. 84 mins. 1-2.

4:39pm

Grant Hanley helps clear the ball away from the goal-line after Nathan Delfouneso was seemingly set to equaliser. Paul Robinson also did well. 82 mins. 1-2.

4:32pm

SUB for Rovers as Lee Williamson replaces Jordan Rhodes. 75 mins. 1-2.

4:31pm

Then back to the other end where Paul Robinson saves well to touch a Nathan Deelfouneso curler past the post. 1-2. 74 mins.

4:30pm

Frantic stuff now as Corry Evans slices a shot against the post after lung-busting run by Josh King. 73 mins. 1-2.

4:28pm

Blackpool go within inches of an equaliser as Paul Robinson spills a swerving shot from John Lundstram on to his own post. Hosts have their tails up. 70 mins. 1-2.

4:25pm

SUB for Blackpool as goalscorer Tomasz Cywka is replaced by Sergei Zenjov. 68 mins. 1-2.

4:25pm

BOOKED Joan Oriol for Blackpool. 68 mins. 1-2.

4:24pm

Match on a knife-edge now - when it really shouldn't be.

After Peter Clarke makes a brilliant intercepton to prevent Craig Conway from racing on to a clever give-and-go with Rudy Gestede, at the other end, John Lundstram ghosts past Corry Evans as if he isn't there but slices well, well wide.

67 mins. 1-2.

4:17pm

Rovers go close to restoring their two-goal advantage as a slick move ends with Craig Conway spinning away from his marker and firing left-footed inches past the post. 61 mins. 1-2.

4:12pm

Blackpool half the deficit as Tomasz Cywka's 18-yard shot somehow manages to beat Paul Robinson and squrims over the line.

4:11pm

GOAL 1-2 Blackpool. Tomasz Cywka. 53 mins.

4:08pm

Good response from Blackpool and Ishmael Miller flicks a header over from a Peter Clarke shot. 51 mins. 0-2.

4:07pm

Perfect start to the second half for Rovers as Craig Conway swings over a cross from the left toward the back post where Rudy Gestede plants a low header into the net.

4:04pm

GOAL 2-0 Rovers. Rudy Gestede. 47 mins.

4:02pm

SUB Half-time change for Blackpool as one new signing, Francois Zoko, replaces another, Jacob Mellis.

3:46pm

HALF-TIME Blackpool 0 Rovers 1.

3:45pm

Two minutes of added time. Remains 0-1.

3:40pm

With Rovers threatening a second skipper Grant Hanley fires over on the turn after a Craig Conway corner makes it way to him. 41 mins. 0-1.

3:37pm

Rovers have been the better side their goal with Rudy Gestede, from a good 15 yards out, heading a Tom Cairney into the arms of Joe Lewis. 38 mins. 0-1.

3:27pm

Rovers lead - and it all came from a Blackpool corner. Rudy Gestede headed the ball out of danger for Craig Conway, who did brilliantly to find Josh King. 

A couple of phases of play later and King squares for Gestede to fire low and clinically past Joe Lewis from 12 yards. Terrific first-time finish.

3:27pm

Rovers lead - and it all came from a Blackpool corner. Rudy Gestede headed the ball out of danger for Craig Conway, who did brilliantly to find Josh King. 

A couple of phases of play later and King squares for Gestede to fire low and clinically past Joe Lewis from 12 yards. Terrific first-time finish.

3:25pm

GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Rudy Gestede. 26 mins.

3:17pm

BOOKED Markus Olsson for Rovers after he dragged down Tomasz Cywka in the middle of the field. 18 mins. 0-0.

3:11pm

Rovers test Joe Lewis for the first time. Josh King cut inside from the right and side-footed a pass into Jordan Rhodes, who produced a sharp turn and shot which Lewis gathered. 11 mins. 0-0.

3:09pm

Break in play as Grant Hanley receives treatment for a head injury. He'll be all right. Blackpool edging it early on. Certainly fired-up if not the best prepared. 10 mins. 0-0.

3:03pm

Blackpool go close, David Perkins dragging a shot just past the post from 20 yards after Craig Conway played a loose pass in midfield. 3 mins. 0-0.

2:59pm

We are under way.

2:57pm

Rovers led out by Grant Hanley on his 100th league start for the club as new Blackpool boss Jose Riga gets introduced to the crowd.

2:53pm

Just under 10 minutes until kick off and all the noise is coming from the Rovers supporters to our right. The club has sold out iits 2,287 ticket allocation.

2:41pm

And those teams in full...

Blackpool: Lewis, McMahon, Clarke, Daniels, Oriol, Perkins, Lundstram, Mellis, Cywka, Delfouneso, Miller. Subs: Parish, Dielna, Dunne, Rentmeister, Zenjov, Davies, Zoko.

Rovers: Robinson, Lowe, Baptiste, Hanley, Olsson, King, Evans, Cairney, Conway, Rhodes, Gestede. Subs: Eastwood, Dunn, Marshall, Varney, Williamson, Taylor, O’Connell.

2:41pm

Both sides are looking for their first league wins of the campaign.

Rovers drew their opener 1-1 at home to Cardiff City while Pool went down 2-0 at Nottingham Forest before also exiting the Capital One Cup to lower-division opposition in midweek in the shape of Shrewsbury Town.

2:40pm

Rovers have made nine changes to the second string side which down to a shock Capital One Cup loss to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday.

Only Jason Lowe, who will again start at right back, and winger Josh King retain their place from the team which started the bitterly disappointing 1-0 defeat.

King’s first start of the Championship season means Tom Cairney will play in the centre of midfield alongside Corry Evans.

Troubled Lancashire rivals Blackpool contain 10 home debutants in their starting line-up.

2:40pm

Welcome to a blustery Blackpool - isn't it always? Team news coming up.

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5:10pm Sat 16 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Thank goodness for that! I was sitting here on tenterhooks waiting for Blackpool to equalise. Now let's just forget Scunthorpe as a blip it is onwards and upwards.
Thank goodness for that! I was sitting here on tenterhooks waiting for Blackpool to equalise. Now let's just forget Scunthorpe as a blip it is onwards and upwards. A Darener
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