SECOND half goals from Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Barry Ferguson handed Blackpool the win against Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher put the Seasiders ahead on 49 minutes before Barry Ferguson sealed the three points ten minutes later.
Follow our minute-by-minute report below:
FULL TIME: BLACKPOOL 2 IPSWICH 0
You have to say that was pretty simple. Blackpool made light work of a very average looking Ipswich side and well deserved their win. Onwards and upwards for Ian Holloway’s men.
92 mins: Great save by Matt Gilks denies Daryl Murphy from seven yards.
90 mins: Three minutes time added on.
90 mins: Matt Phillips fires well over.
88 mins: Good move from Blackpool ends with Kevin Phillips firing over from five yards. A very comfortable afternoon for Blackpool here.
84 mins: Pool look comfortable here, but it’s that time of the game where a goal for Ipswich could change everything. KEEP IT TIGHT!
81 mins: Gary Taylorl-Fletcher is replaced by new signing Daniel Bogdanovic.
79 mins: Daryl Murphy fires wide for Ipswich, should really have hit the target.
76 mins: Blow for Blackpool as Barry Ferguson limps off with what looks to be a hamstring strain. Lets hope it’s nothing serious. Ludo Sylvestre on.
69 mins: Billy Clarke comes off to applause from both sets of supporters. He’s replaced by Matt Phillips.
65 mins: Jay-Emmanuel Thomas and Jason Scotland come on for Ipswich. One a former Pool loan star and the other turned down the chance to join last week.
63 mins: Blackpool playing with real freedom now. Billy Clarke’s curling effort the latest on the Ipswich goal.
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60 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!
Barry Ferguson scores his first goal for the Seasiders, his effort finding the net via a deflection from ten yards after a Brett Ormerod cross.
56 mins: Barry Ferguson is booked for a block on the halfway line.
55 mins: Barry Ferguson fires over from 25 yards.
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49 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!
Gary Taylor-Fletcher side foots home from four yards. Brett Ormerod’s cross from the right was fired back towards goal by Clarke and Taylor-Fletcher steered it past Stockdale at the far post.
46 mins: Free-kick to Pool in a good area. Billy Clarke’s ball falls to Gary Taylor-Fletcher who turns and fires over from ten yards.
45 mins: Blackpool kick-off the second half.
HALF TIME: BLACKPOOL 0 IPSWICH 0
After a bright start the first half faded into nothing at the end. A game with no real chances so far. There for the taking though.
40 mins: Turn and shot by Phillips from around 22 yards was saved by Stockdale.
38 mins: Game has died here after a bright start. A goal would change everything.
27 mins: Kevin Phillips heads over in the box from a decent Matty Hill cross.
25 mins: Needless waste of possession by Craig Cathcart on the half-way line sparks an Ipswich attack which ended in Ibrahima Sonko heading wide at the back post from a corner. Must keep concentration better.
23 mins: Decent spell for Ipswich here, getting plenty of the ball. A bit quiet from the home supporters too so far.
18 mins: MASSIVE penalty claim for Blackpool as Gary Taylor-Fletcher looked to be fouled in the box. Referee waves the appeals away though.
16 mins: A brilliant ball from Billy Clarke sent Brett Ormerod in on goal, the striker could only find the side netting from a tight angle.
11 mins: A 35-yard strike from Barry Ferguson rockets off the leg of a defender.
9 mins: Free kick out wide in a good position for Pool. Billy Clarke’s delivery was cleared though.
6 mins: Good turn in the box by Michael Chopra found space before he fired a shot into the back of Craig Cathcart. Decent move for the away side.
1 mins: Bright start for Blackpool. Strong tackle in the middle by Barry Ferguson found Brett Ormerod on the left. His cross was held well by David Stockdale in the Ipswich goal.
0 mins: Ipswich kick-off.
2:58: Teams are out, come on you Pool!
Pre-match: Ipswich fans seem to be up for this one, very vocal. The club put on free coaches for them after they lost 7-1 last time on the road.
Team news: Ian Holloway made one change to the side that drew at Crystal Palace.
Matt Hill comes in at left back to replace the ill Stephen Crainey.
New signings James Hurst and Daniel Bogdanovic had to make do with a place on the bench.
Pool: Gilks, Baptiste, Evatt, Cathcart, Hill, Ferguson, Southern, Taylor-Fletcher, Clarke, Ormerod and K Phillips.
Subs: Halstead, Hurst, Sylvestre, M Phillips and Bogdanovic.