Cardiff City v Blackpool, 19 August 2000

Score 1-1
Competition League Division 3
Venue Ninian Park
Attendance 11,019
Although still to officially takeover, Cardiff's new owner Sam Hammam received at tumultuous welcome as he strolled onto the pitch five minutes before kick-off waving a Welsh flag to signal the start of a new Ninian campaign. The Bluebirds joined in the fun in the South Wales sun by taking the lead when Paul Brayson (on his home debut) charged down the right before laying the ball off for Kevin Nugent to finish from close range. City failed to extend their lead and dogged Pool made the most of only their second shot on target. As against Hull City last week, John Murphy struck in the closing stages. Last Saturday both teams were celebrating. This week they had to be satisfied with a share of the spoils and, especially for Cardiff, hope for the future.

Goals:

Kevin Nugent 34 G

Goals:

John Murphy 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Walton
Defender Scott Young
Defender Andy Thompson
Defender/Centre back David Greene
Defender/Midfielder Andy Legg
Midfielder Willie Boland
Midfielder Matt Brazier
Midfielder Mark Bonner
Midfielder Josh Low
Forward Kevin Nugent
Forward Paul Brayson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Tony Caig
Defender/Right back Neil Murphy
Defender Tommy Jaszczun
Defender Steve Hawe
Midfielder Steve Bushell
Midfielder Paul Simpson
Midfielder Mike Milligan
Midfielder Danny Coid
Midfielder Ian Hughes
Forward Mike Newell
Forward Brett Ormerod

Substitutions:

Danny Gabbidon for Andy Thompson 7

Substitutions:

Eifion Jones for Steve Hawe 7
John Murphy for Mike Newell 74
Phil Clarkson for Mike Milligan 74

Cards:

Willie Boland 13 Y
David Greene 76 Y

Cards:

Ian Hughes 39 Y
Neil Murphy 58 Y
Steve Bushell 73 Y

On the bench:

Defender Danny Gabbidon

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Eifion Jones
Midfielder Phil Clarkson
Forward John Murphy

Comments:

Both teams were in the Second Division last season. The corresponding fixture last November also ended 1-1, the attendance was a more modest 4523. This August 2000 draw left City in 8th position.

Comments:

With a 2000/01 win and a draw, Steve McMahon's Blackpool were 5th in the table.

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