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Blackpool's Stephen Dobbie

Blackpool's Stephen Dobbie

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TWO goals from Stephen Dobbie hands Blackpool a win against Watford.

The on loan striker fired in his fourth in two starts since he returned to the club from Swansea.

His opening goal was a stunner, picking the ball up 30 yards from goal before dancing past three defenders and finishing well from just inside the box.

The three points were secured on 67 minutes when Dobbie scored from the spot after Tom Ince was fouled by the home side’s keeper.

FULL TIME: WATFORD 0 BLACKPOOL 2

90 mins: FIVE minutes added time.

85 mins: Great afternoon for Ian Holloway’s men. Only injury worries to Dobbie and Taylor-Fletcher have stopped this being the perfect afternoon.

81 mins: Stephen Dobbie limps off to be replaced by Brett Ormerod. Hopefully it’s nothing more than cramp.

80 mins: Very mature performance from Blackpool this afternoon, not really given Watford a sniff since the goals.

68 mins: Lualua comes on to replace Matty Phillips.

67 mins: Chris Iwelumo fires well wide for Watford.

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66 mins: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!!!

Stephen Dobbie keeps his calm to stroke the ball into the net.

65 mins: PENALTY TO BLACKPOOL.

Matt Phillips does brilliantly to find Tom Ince who’s fouled by the keeper. Definate penalty.

63 mins: Mark Yates shoots from 18 yards, Gilks gets down well to his left to beat it away.

60 mins: Neat turn by Phillips in the middle of the park, his through ball towards Dobbie ran into the keeper’s hands.

56 mins: Barry Ferguson replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

53 mins: Worrying scenes for Blackpool as Gary Taylor-Fletcher is sandwiched between two defenders, lay motionless for a few minutes. He was eventually carried off. Lets hope he’s ok. Sad to see a section of the home fans boo whilst Taylor-Fletcher was being taken off the field.

51 mins: I’m not saying it’s been a tough day for Watford so far, but the home fans are celebrating free-kicks like goals here.

45 mins: Blackpool kick-off the second half.

HALF TIME: WATFORD 0 BLACKPOOL 1

45 mins: TWO minutes time added on.

44 mins: John Eustace volleys one wide from the edge of the box. The Seasiders will be pleased to see the break.

42 mins: Scare for Pool as Jonathon Hogg’s deflected effort dipped towards goal. Luckily for Matt Gilks it went just over.

34 mins: Good spell for Blackpool. Tom Ince corner is well defended.

33 mins: Blackpool will be pleased with the way things are going here. Home fans starting to get frustrated.

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24 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

STUNNER from Stephen Dobbie. He picked up the ball 35 yards from goal, danced past three defenders before finishing well. What a goal.

21 mins: Chris Iwelumo guides a header wide for Watford.

13 mins: Neal Eardley cuts in from the right and fires a superb effort towards goal. Just over.

12 mins: Keith Southern shoots from 25 yards, well wide.

11 mins: Sean Murray fires a volley over the bar from 12 yards for Watford, should really have hit the target.

10 mins: Claims for handball by the home fans. Keith Southern appearing to block the ball in the box with his arm, would have been a harsh penalty.

5 mins: Tom Ince forces a decent save from Tomasz Kuszczak. The keeper, on loan from Manchester United, showing all his quality there.

4 mins: Bright start from both sides. Pool looking sharp.

3pm: Watford kick-off.

2:58pm: Here come the teams. Blackpool in all white this afternoon.

Pre match: Ian Holloway names the same eleven that beat table topping Southampton last week.

That means Bob Harris and Angel Martinez keep their places, Barry Ferguson and Stephen Crainey are both named on the bench.

Pool: Gilks. Eardley, Harris, Evatt, Baptiste, Angel, Southern, Dobbie, Ince, M Phillips and Taylor-Fletcher.

Subs: Ferguson, Crainey, Sylvestre, Lualua and Ormerod.