Blackpool 2-1 Peterborough

Kevin Phillips scored twice as Blackpool defeated Peterborough to make it back-to-back wins at the start of the Championship season.

The 38-year-old headed home a cross from Alex Baptiste to put his team in the lead just before the break.

Phillips made it 2-0 with a low strike after Keith Southern's shot was blocked by Paul Jones after the restart.

George Boyd struck for Posh late on but Ian Holloway's team held on to continue their good start to the season.

Blackpool started strongly and Phillips saw an early header blocked by Posh keeper Paul Jones before Elliot Grandin hit the follow-up against the woodwork.

Posh forced their way into the game after a quiet start and Ryan Bennett's six-yard header was parried to safety by Gilks.

After Phillips' double either side of half-time, Blackpool almost grabbed a third in the 58th minute when Baptiste crossed to Brett Ormerod who could only fire wide from six yards out.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson then made three substitutions in quick succession in the final quarter of the game.

The changes breathed new life into the visitors as Boyd struck with a right-foot shot from six yards with eight minutes remaining after a mistake from Craig Cathcart but Blackpool held on for victory.

Match Stats

Shots

17 18

On target

10 13

Corners

10 6

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +0:50

The ball is crossed by George Boyd, clearance by Craig Cathcart.

89:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Sutherland. Scott Wootton takes the free kick.

89:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on George Boyd. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

87:31

George Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Clarke. Billy Clarke produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Craig Sutherland goes wide of the left-hand upright.

86:19

The ball is sent over by Mark Little, Header from deep inside the area by Tommy Rowe goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

85:04

George Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

82:39

Shot by Stephen Crainey from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

81:42 Goal scored

Goal! - George Boyd - Blackpool 2 - 1 Peterboro George Boyd grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-1 Peterborough.

80:32 Substitution

Substitution Craig Sutherland replaces Kevin Phillips.

79:39

The ball is delivered by Lee Tomlin, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by George Boyd from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Phillips manages to make a clearance. Shot from 18 yards from Lee Tomlin. Save by Paul Jones.

79:12

Mark Little delivers the ball, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

78:32

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

77:31 Substitution

Substitution Paul Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ball.

77:21

The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

76:48

The ball is crossed by Alex Baptiste. Kevin Phillips delivers the ball, Scott Wootton makes a clearance.

74:34

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips.

74:07

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

72:56 Substitution

Substitution Grant McCann goes off and Ryan Tunnicliffe comes on.

71:06 Substitution

Substitution Billy Clarke is brought on as a substitute for Elliot Grandin.

70:27 Substitution

Substitution Grant Basey goes off and Craig Alcock comes on.

69:18

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Blocked by David Ball. Corner from right by-line taken by Elliot Grandin. Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Bennett.

69:02

The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

68:47

Gary Taylor-Fletcher fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

68:09

Unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Lee Frecklington results in a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

66:06 Substitution

Substitution Matt Phillips replaces Brett Ormerod.

66:06

Grant Basey produces a cross.

64:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Lee Frecklington. Mark Little restarts play with the free kick.

64:08

George Boyd has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

62:28

Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

62:28 Booking

Booking Barry Ferguson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

62:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Ferguson on Lee Frecklington.

59:56

Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Basey. Elliot Grandin takes a inswinging corner.

58:24

Unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Lee Frecklington results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

57:38

A cross is delivered by Alex Baptiste, Close range effort by Brett Ormerod misses to the left of the goal.

54:27

Kevin Phillips delivers the ball. The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

53:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Tomlin. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

48:34

Corner from right by-line taken by Elliot Grandin.

48:00

David Ball takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a comfortable save.

47:08

Keith Southern provided the assist for the goal.

47:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Blackpool 2 - 0 Peterboro A goal is scored by Kevin Phillips from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Peterborough.

46:22

George Boyd takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Keith Southern takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

45:20

Elliot Grandin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:35 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Wootton by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Grant Basey.

45:00 +0:05

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Grant McCann.

45:00 +0:05 Booking

Booking Caution for Craig Cathcart.

44:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Cathcart on David Ball.

43:45

Assist on the goal came from Alex Baptiste.

43:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Blackpool 1 - 0 Peterboro Kevin Phillips grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Blackpool 1-0 Peterborough.

43:42

Alex Baptiste delivers the ball,

41:58

Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann to the near post, Kevin Phillips makes a clearance. Grant McCann takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a comfortable save.

40:00

Barry Ferguson fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey. Stephen Crainey produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

36:02

Ian Evatt takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the right by-line, Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.

35:45

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Grant McCann makes a clearance.

34:42

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

34:02

Stephen Crainey delivers the ball.

33:51

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

33:33

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

33:19

Brett Ormerod delivers the ball, clearance made by Grant Basey.

32:06

Short corner taken by Lee Frecklington from the left by-line, Lee Tomlin sends in a cross, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

31:45

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

30:28

The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

29:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Scott Wootton. Direct free kick taken by Elliot Grandin.

28:30

Tommy Rowe produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

26:51

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Elliot Grandin, clearance made by Lee Frecklington.

26:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Tomlin. Ian Evatt takes the indirect free kick.

24:29

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

22:49

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

22:43

The ball is sent over by Mark Little, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.

21:40

A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. Keith Southern takes a shot. Clearance made by Scott Wootton.

20:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ball. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

19:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliot Grandin, save made by Paul Jones.

18:45

Inswinging corner taken by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.

16:42

Keith Southern delivers the ball.

16:13

Lee Tomlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Cathcart. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

15:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin, Close range headed effort by Craig Cathcart clears the crossbar.

14:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant McCann, Ryan Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

13:51

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right wing, Keith Southern makes a clearance.

13:30

Lee Tomlin sends in a cross.

10:39

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Southern. Corner taken by Grant McCann played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Phillips. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann, Ryan Bennett takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Grant McCann takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

10:32

A cross is delivered by Lee Tomlin, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.

9:53

The ball is crossed by Scott Wootton. Lee Frecklington crosses the ball, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

8:48

Shot by Alex Baptiste from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

7:26

Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a cross, save made by Paul Jones.

7:00

Lee Tomlin challenges Alex Baptiste unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Elliot Grandin, Grant McCann makes a clearance.

5:19

Outswinging corner taken by Elliot Grandin, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance. Elliot Grandin takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Scott Wootton. Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin, Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. Effort from outside the box by Elliot Grandin hits the post.

1:42

Shot by Lee Tomlin from just outside the area goes over the net.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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