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A Battle Well Drawn

Blues
1 - 1
Blackpool

St Andrews

Saturday, 23 November

Attendance: 14,480

Referee:

Blues didn't quite manage the back to back wins everyone was hoping for, but they also did it and almost lost it. That doesn't sound like Blues at all I hear you saying.

The home side capitalised on their early domination with Jesse Lingard slotting home a side footed volley in the 27th minute. His sixth goal for Blues.

Since scoring Blues struggling to keep control of the ball and Blackpool started to get a foothold in the game. Had the players not lost that early determination the first half may not of got away from them.

It wasn't long before Ricardo Fuller levelled up for the visitors. Ince was sent running down the wing behind Hancox, the ball was pulled back and Fuller with acres of space side footed it home.

Blackpool finished the first half the better side as Dobbie fired a low shot just wide of the far past just before the interval.

The second half was far more scrappy with teams throwing caution to the wind in search of all three points, credit to Lee Clark for having the team go for it. It was certainly a winnable game.

Randoplh was busy early on as he came rushing off his line to save at the feet of Ricardo Fuller as he was bearing down on goal.

Dan Burn deserved his rousing applause on the 76th minute as he made a saving goal line clearance and then went crashing into the goalpost. Ince rounded Randolph but Burn managed to use it chest to trap the ball between his chest and the post.

In the closing stages of the game Birmingham really turned the screw but could not quite finish the game as winners.

A cross from the right hand side found Lee Novak all alone in the box, the weak shot beat Matt Gilks but was cleared from behind the keeper by Tyler Blackett.

The clearance went back to Novak who struck the shot harder this time, but the same defender cleared again to the delight of Gilks.

Novak moments later had an unfortunate header then glance the bar.

Youngster Demarai Gray also got in on the action, with a half-volley that was straight at Gilks. Great to see a young lad with plenty of confidence already.

Birmingham haven't managed back to back wins for 17 games now.

Blackpool will feel they could have won the game and I would agree. If you ignore the first half an hour they were great and almost scored a fair few times.

Star Player

Dan Burn is getting my star player award, he played well today - plenty of blocks, tackles and headers in a day where Blackpool ensured he was busy.

The goal post shaking block edges the award for him in a game where many of the team did well.


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Burn had a good game, but we should have won this one, deffo points dropped
Tommy Jones
25/11/2013 19:20:00
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