Comfortable Pool beat Ipswich

Blackpool's Gary Taylor-Fletcher celebrates scoring
Blackpool's Gary Taylor-Fletcher celebrates scoring
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GARY Taylor-Fletcher and Barry Ferguson fired Blackpool to a comfortable win against Ipswich Town.

The Seasiders never really looked under threat and more than deserved their win infront of a sell-out crowd at Bloomfield Road.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher tapped home Billy Clarke’s pass in the 49th minute to claim his second goal of the season.

And skipper Ferguson opened his account for the club with a deflected shot from ten yards on the hour.

Pool made one change to the side that drew last time out at Crystal Palace.

Matt Hill came in at left-back to replace the ill Stephen Crainey.

New signings James Hurst and Daniel Bogdanovic had to be content with a place on the bench.

After a lively start, Blackpool steadied themselves and in the 16th minute veteran striker Brett Ormerod hit an 18-yard shot which sailed just wide.

Chances grew scarce until the interval approached when Blackpool began to up the tempo.

Striker Kevin Phillips hit a right-foot shot which David Stockdale fumbled and then moments later Keith Andrews went close for Ipswich.

Yet Blackpool came out strongly after the restart and broke the deadlock in the 49th minute when Clarke was found space down the left flank.

His cross-cum-shot found Taylor-Fletcher at the far post who made no mistake with his finish.

Ferguson sealed the three points on the hour when he latched onto Ormerod’s fine pass and fired home a shot from 12 yards.