A MATTY Phillips hat-trick fires Blackpool to victory against Barnsley.
A penalty eight minutes from time saw the striker complete his treble on a superb festive afternoon for Ian Holloway’s men.
Follow our-minute-by-minute report below:
FULL TIME: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 3!
90 mins: FOUR minutes time added on.
89 mins: Very mature performance from the Seasiders since the second goal, never looked like giving a goal away.
LATEST: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 3
82 mins: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!
Matty Phillips steps up to score his hat-trick from 12 yards. Superb penalty low into the bottom right.
81 mins: PENALTY TO BLACKPOOL! Stephen Crainey is fouled in the box.
80 mins: Ian Holloway will be pleased with his side who have kept it very tight since the goal. Can Blackpool defend this lead....we’ll see.
70 mins: Callum McManaman limps off injured to be replaced by Tom Ince.
LATEST: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 2
68 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!
Matty Phillips crossed a brilliant ball into the box which missed everyone and found its way into the net.
64 mins: Ludo Sylvestre shoots straight at Steel from 25 yards.
62 mins: Elliot Grandin comes on for Lomano LuaLua.
61 mins: This game is there for the taking for Blackpool. If Ian Holloway’s men want to challenge at the top end of the table, they need to be going onto win this.
60 mins: LuaLua bursts down the right and cuts it back to Stephen Crainey who shoots over from 10 yards. Not the easiest of chances.
51 mins: Mark Howard makes a superb save as Craig Davies strikes one from 25 yards. Matt Gilks’ replacement is doing himself proud this afternoon.
49 mins: LuaLua meets a Taylor-Fletcher pass, cuts inside and fires straight at Steele.
HALF-TIME: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 1
45 mins: ONE minute time added on.
41 mins: Gary Taylor-Fletcher powers forward before seeing a 20-yard shot deflected just wide. End-to-end here.
40 mins: Big chance for Barnsley as Matt Done raced away from Blackpool’s back four, only for Mark Howard to stay on his feet and make a decent save. Been impressed with the stand-in keeper so far.
LATEST: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 1
38 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!
Matty Phillips cuts inside and fires a low shot into the bottom corner from 25-yards. Blackpool are back in the game.
31 mins: Matty Phillips tries his luck from 22 yards, easily saved by Luke Steele.
30 mins: Massive chance for Blackpool. Alex Baptiste whipped a superb ball into the box before Matty Phillips scuffed it wide from five yards. Totally unmarked, should have scored.
28 mins: Another let-off for Blackpool. This time Craig Davies fired wide after Barry Ferguson gave the ball away for the Seasiders. Been a poor ten minutes for Ian Holloway’s men.
25 mins: Long range effort from Jacob Buttefield forces a good save from Howard. The Barnsley skipper has been the best player on the pitch so far today.
24 mins: Barnsley don’t deserve their lead here, very even game so far. You can’t defend like that and expect to be ahead though.
23 mins: Stephen Crainey is yellow carded for a late challenge.
LATEST: BARNSLEY 1 BLACKPOOL 0
18 mins: GOAL FOR BARNSLEY!!
Poor moment for Blackpool as Ian Evatt turned a right-wing cross towards his own goal, Matt Done is claiming it for the home side, but looked like an own goal from here. Have to say it was poor defending.
14 mins: McManaman goes down in the box, soft claim for a penalty, waved away.
13 mins: Good to see Mark Howard come and catch a Butterfield corner, will do his confidence the world of good.
10 mins: Ludo Sylvestre fires over from 18 yards after good build-up play by LuaLua and McManaman.
9 mins: Quiet start to the game here, both sides getting plenty of the ball without any real incidents.
3pm: Here we go, Blackpool kick-off! Come on you Pool!
2:55pm: Here come the teams. Blackpool in their away kits of white shirts, tangerine shorts and white socks.
Pre match: Welcome to a breezy Oakwell as Blackpool take on Barnsley.
Team news:Ian Holloway made two changes to the side that drew with Watford at Bloomfield Road last week.
Mark Howard made he first start for Blackpool in place of the injured Matt Gilks, while Alex Baptiste recovered from a hamstring strain to replaced Neal Eardley at right-back.
Elliot Grandin was back on the bench after a long term foot injury.
Pool: Howard, Baptiste, Crainey, Evatt, Cathcart, Ferguson, Sylvestre, Taylor-Fletcher, M Phillips, McManaman and LuaLua.