Blackpool 0 Derby 1 - minute-by-minute

Blackpool's Barry Ferguson battles with Derby County's Craig Bryson
Blackpool's Barry Ferguson battles with Derby County's Craig Bryson
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FOLLOW the latest as Blackpool welcome Derby to Bloomfield Road.

The striker tapped in from four yards after Matt Gilks could only parry a Steven Davies free kick from 25 yards.

Follow out minute-by-minute report below.


Not the best of nights for Blackpool, failed to build-on a decent first half.

After the break Derby were much the better side and deserved their win.

90 mins: Four minutes time added on.

90 mins: Pool don’t look like scoring here, I have to say.

86 mins: It’s going to take a lucky bounce for Pool to get a goal here, not looking likely at the moment.

85 mins: Billy Clarke turns and shoots from distance.

79 mins: Better from Blackpool as Keith Southern has a shot deflected wide.

78 mins: Blackpool have been very lackluster this half. Credit to Derby though, they’ve played very well since the break.

76 mins: Tom Ince comes on to replace Elliot Grandin.

72 mins: Gary Taylor-Fletcher rattles the outside of the post from ten yards.

69 mins: Have to say that goal looked like it was coming to me. Blackpool not come out in the second half yet.



68 mins: Free kick in a superb position for Derby. Steven Davis fired left-footed towards goal and Gilks’ save was followed in by Craig Bryson.

63 mins: End-to-end stuff here.

62 mins Billy Clarke tries a speculative effort from the left hand side of the box. Shoots wide.

60 mins: Sensational effort by Derby’s Jamie Ward. The winger cut in from the left and curled a superb right-footed shot onto the bar. Gilks was well beaten.

59 mins: Billy Clarke comes on to replace Brett Ormerod.

54 mins: Barry Ferguson strikes wide from 30 yards.

52 mins: Blackpool will want to get hold of the ball better here, not been as comfortable as they were in the first half. Need to settle down a bit.

50 mins: First action of the second half sees Kevin Phillips drive a shot wide from 18 yards after good work by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

HALF-TIME: Blackpool 0 Derby 0

Blackpool looked comfortable in the first half, withouth causing too much of a threat. Ian Holloway will be happy so far though.

46 mins: Resulting corner is cleared only as far as Southern who slams a left-footed volley towards goal. Great effort, well saved.

45 mins: Good move from Blackpool involving Ferguson and Phillips ends in Stephen Crainey’s cross being turned away for a corner.

37 mins: Decent effort by Elliot Grandin from 25 yards. The midfielder cut in from the right and shot, straight at Frank Fielding in goal though.

33 mins: Matt Gilks called into action again. This time a cross from the right looked like it could sneak into the far corner, Pool’s keeper was a match to it at full stretch.

29 mins: Have to say Gary Taylor-Fletcher looks like a year in the top flight has done him the world of good. So comfortable on the ball these days.

25 mins: Ben Davies scuffs a shot towards goal for Derby, well wide.

24 mins: Good spell for Derby, twice the striker got in behind Blackpool’s back four. Matt Gilks was quick off his line for the first and Elliot Grandin showed pace to get back well for the second.

21 mins: Kevin Phillips dropping deeper tonight in search of the ball, his quality stands out a mile.

15 mins: Barry Ferguson crunches into a tackle on the half-way line. A side of his game people don’t notice, but he doesn’t half get stuck in.

12 mins: Neither team causes many problems in the opening spell of the game. Blackpool having more of the ball so far though.

9 mins: Break from Derby saw Craig Bryson do well out wide, his cross came to nothing though.

1 min: Good early chance for Blackpool. Gary Taylor-Fletcher bursting down the right and crossing just ahead of Kevin Phillips. Lively start.

0 mins: We are underway here, sell-out home crowd making plenty of noise.