Blackpool v Brighton and Hove Albion, 12 September 2000

Score2-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion
RefereeMike Pike
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueBloomfield Road
Attendance3,406
Blackpool's fourth successive defeat left them in their lowest position since the early weeks of 1990/91, while Brighton's continuing improvement took them back into the Third Division top ten for the first time since last November. The die-hard Albion fans who braved their long journey north despite a fuel crisis were well rewarded. The Tangerines inability to carve out clear chances, and their vulnerability to cross balls, aided a comfortable away win. The Seagulls opener came when Andy Morrison cleared a corner to the edge of the box, only to see Paul Rogers' powerful half-volley easily beat Phil Barnes. In practical terms, the game was settled on half-time. Gary Hart beat two defenders then making the most of the generous time afforded to him to choose his spot from seven yards. Blackpool improved as the game wore on but their only real threat came in stoppage time when Paul Simpson hit an upright from 30 yards.

Goals:

Goals:

Paul Rogers 33 G
Gary Hart 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Phil Barnes
Defender Tommy Jaszczun
Defender/Centre back Andy Morrison
Midfielder Steve Bushell
Midfielder Phil Clarkson
Midfielder Danny Coid
Midfielder Ian Hughes
Midfielder Paul Simpson
Midfielder Richie Wellens
Forward John Murphy
Forward Brett Ormerod

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Cartwright
Defender/Right back Paul Watson
Defender/Centre back Danny Cullip
Defender/Centre back Matthew Wicks
Defender/Midfielder Kerry Mayo
Midfielder Richard Carpenter
Midfielder Nathan Jones
Midfielder Charlie Oatway
Midfielder Paul Rogers
Midfielder/Forward Gary Hart
Forward Bobby Zamora

Substitutions:

Adam Nowland for Richie Wellens 77

Substitutions:

Paul Brooker for Nathan Jones 87

Cards:

John Murphy 24 Y
Andy Morrison 34 Y
Danny Coid 60 Y
Tommy Jaszczun 63 Y

Cards:

Danny Cullip 27 Y
Paul Rogers 37 Y
Nathan Jones 85 Y

On the bench:

Midfielder/Forward Adam Nowland

On the bench:

Midfielder/Forward Paul Brooker

Comments:

The only time Blackpool failed to score in their fourteen previous meetings with Brighton was a 0-1 defeat at Bloomfield Road on 3 December 1977. League Position: 21st

Comments:

This was only Brighton's second win in eight visits to Blackpool. The other was a 3-1 success on 6 February 1988 with goals from John Crumplin and Gary Nelson (2). League Position: 9th