TWO from Stephen Dobbie and an Ian Evatt header fired Blackpool back into the play-off places.
The Seasiders had Matt Gilks to thank for a brilliant penalty save from Billy Sharpe early on before Dobbie’s double handed Pool a two goal half-time lead.
And Evatt met a Matt Phillips corner to put the game beyond doubt in the second half.
Follow our minute-by-minute report below:
Full time: BLACKPOOL 3 SOUTHAMPTON 0
90 mins: THREE minutes added time.
84 mins: Lomana Lualua comes on for Tom Ince.
83 mins: Very mature second half display from Blackpool. Southampton haven’t really had a sniff.
79 mins: John Fleck comes on in place of Matt Phillips.
77 mins: Brett Ormerod comes on against his old club, he replaces Stephen Dobbie.
74 mins: Decent save by Gilks from a Daniel Fox free-kick.
70 mins: Taylor-Fletcher chips a decent effort just over from a tight angle. All Blackpool here.
65 mins: Matt Phillips takes on a long-range effort, well over.
56 mins: There’s a real feel good factor around Bloomfield Road today. Maybe this is the start of the run....?
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 3 SOUTHAMPTON 0
52 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!!
Ian Evatt heads into the top corner from a Matt Phillips corner. Brilliant from the big man.
52 mins: Three corners in a row for Blackpool.
48 mins: Brilliant challenge from Bob Harris just as Billy Sharpe was about to shoot towards goal. The left-back making up for giving away a penalty in the first half. He’s done well today so far.
45 mins: Southampton kick-off the second half.
HALF TIME: BLACKPOOL 2 SOUTHAMPTON 0
45 mins: ONE minute time added.
37 mins: Angel Martinez shoots from 18 yards with the outside of his boot, never looked like hitting the target,
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 2 SOUTHAMPTON 0
30 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!
Stephen Dobbie gets his second of the afternoon after racing onto a pass and giving Davis no chance. Superb finish.
29 mins: Jos Hooiveld heads wide from a corner for Southampton after Richard Chaplow flicked it on at the near post.
25 mins: Neal Eardley strikes a free-kick over from 25 yards. Never looked like testing the keeper.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0
22 mins: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!!!
Stephen Dobbie burries it to the keeper’s left. Brilliant strike.
21 mins: PENALTY TO BLACKPOOL!!!
Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes down lightly, and the referee points to the spot!
17 mins: FANTASTIC SAVE BY GILKS!!!! He dived to his right to beat away Billy Sharpe’s spot-kick. Brilliant from Gilks.
16 mins: PENALTY TO SOUTHAMPTON. Bob Harris dives in on Do Prado. No question for me.
13 mins: Blackpool cutting Southampton open. Taylor-Fletcher finds Ince who twists and turns in the box before firing straight at Davis.
12 mins: Another good chance for Taylor-Fletcher. This time Tom Ince cut it back from the right, and the striker forced a save from Davis on the turn, his follow-up was fired just over.
11 mins: Brilliant move involving Bob Harris and Matt Phillips ended with Gary Taylor-Fletcher forcing a good save from Kelvin Davis in the Saints’ goal. Better from Blackpool.
8 mins: Stephen Dobbie turns and tries one from 30 yards, blocked by the defender.
5 mins: Let-off for Blackpool as Guly Do Prado got in behind Ian Evatt, Matt Gilks was out quickly to save.
5:25pm: Pool kick-off.
5:17pm: Here come the teams.
Pre match: Great atmosphere in Bloomfield Road. Interesting that Stephen Crainey and Barry Ferguson have both been rested today.
Team news: Ian Holloway makes seven changes to the side that lost at Reading last week.
Stephen Dobbie makes his first start since his return to the club, while Bob Harris, Angel Martinez, Keith Southern, Neal Eardley, Tom Ince and Matt Phillips all start.
Team: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Harris, Southern, Martinez, Dobbie, Ince, M Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher
Subs: Wilson, Basham, Fleck, Ormerod, LuaLua