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17:36

Honours even

That's both bosses finished with in the press conference. Thanks for following the matchday blog. Please join us again for our Carabao Cup second-round clash at Norwich on Tuesday.

17:35

Neil Critchley's press conference

Critchley described Chris Maxwell's late stop from Dom Solanke as "point saving".

17:34

Neil Critchley's press conference

He said it was an "entertaining" game. At 2-0 down, he said he would have taken a point. But at 2-2, he thought they might nick it.

17:33

Neil Critchley's press conference

He said their response was "outstanding" and they stayed calm.

17:32

Neil Critchley's press conference

Said he feared the worst after going 2-0 down.

17:31

Scott Parker's press conference

Scott Parker said his team would improve for the performance.

17:29

Scott Parker's press conference

He said the tempo slowed after the first 30 minutes and "we lost our way".

17:28

Scott Parker's press conference

Scott Parker had no complaints with the award of Blackpool's penalty.

17:28

Scott Parker's press conference

Junior Stanislas felt his hamstring. Parker hoping to get him back soon.

17:27

Scott Parker's press conference

He felt Dominic Solanke was brilliant.

17:26

Scott Parker's press conference

He felt his team didn't deal emotionally with the game after Blackpool had levelled.

17:25

Scott Parker's press conference

Said Cherries lacked intensity after Blackpool had made it 2-2.

17:24

Manager's post-match press conference

Scott Parker felt it was two points dropped but a fair result.

17:21

Waiting game

The media are waiting for an injury update on Junior Stanislas.

17:18

The table

The Cherries slip to seventh with eight points from their first four games.

16:56

Story of the match

Dominic Solanke scored twice in the opening 19 minutes. But James Husband levelled in the 57th minute and Jerry Yates netted a penalty three minutes later to make it 2-2.

90'+6'

Full-time

Blackpool hit back to earn a share of the spoils after going 2-0 down. 

90'+6'

What a save!

Maxwell denies Solanke.

90'

Added time

Six minutes.

88'

Tense

As the final whistle nears, it's getting edgy.

83'

Off target

Phil Billing lifts the resultant free-kick over the bar.

81'

Booking

Marvin Ekpiteta for a foul on Dominic Solanke.

77'

Offside

Mark Travers makes a great save to deny Jerry Yates but the Blackpool man was flagged offside.

76'

Substitution

Leif Davis replaces Chris Mepham.

69'

Good challenge

Ben Pearson lifts the ball over the top to Dominic Solanke but that man Marvin Ekpiteta is there again to make a tackle.

69'

Substitution

Ben Pearson replaces Gavin Kilkenny

68'

Jerry on the spot

 Yates levels for the visitors. 

62'

Substitutions

Shayne Lavery and Reece James come on for Tyreece John-Jules and the injured Grant Ward.

62'

Not looking good

Grant Ward looks like he could be stretchered off after landing awkwardly.

61'

Drinks break and time to draw breath!

59'

All square

Jerry Yates sends Mark Travers the wrong way and it's 2-2.

58'

Penalty to Pools

Zeno Ibsen Rossi judged to have fouled Keshi Anderson.

57'

Deficit halved

James Husband scores from close range after Lloyd Kelly had flicked a free-kick on to his own post.

56'

Goal

It's 2-1.

56'

Loan watch

Jake Scrimshaw has scored on his debut for Scunthorpe.

54'

Saved

Josh Bowler fails to make the most of an advantage played by referee Martin and fires tamely into the arms of Mark Travers.

52'

Keeping tabs

52'

Another great tackle

Marvin Ekpiteta slides in to stop Jaidon Anthony from taking aim following a superb pass from Lloyd Kelly.

49'

Saving tackle

Dominic Solanke goes clear but James Husband gets back to make a great tackle to prevent the frontman grabbing his hat-trick.

HT

Second half underway

HT

Second half on the way

Teams back on the pitch.

HT

Shooting stats

Cherries seven (two on target), Blackpool five (two on target).

HT

Possession stats

Cherries 66%, Blackpool 34%

45'

Half-time

The Cherries reach the break leading thanks to Dominic Solanke's double, his goals coming in the sixth and 19th minutes. The hosts have had other chances but so have the visitors. Still all to play for in the second half.

45'

Injury-time

Three minutes added.

41'

Booking

That's three for the visitors now as Callum Connolly goes into the book for blocking Jordan Zemura.

40'

Over the bar

Jaidon Anthony tries his luck from the edge of the box but his shot is a tad too high.

37'

Booking

Tyreece John-Jules receives a yellow card for diving.

36'

Pools pressing

Josh Bowler works an opening but scuffs his shot well wide.

30'

Side netting

Great work from David Brooks sets up Phil Billing but his shot is narrowly wide.

27'

Thanks for the assist

25'

Making his Mark

Mark Travers saves again, this time from Keshi Anderson's close-range shot.

24'

Almost Marvin's day

Pools defender Marvin Ekpiteta goes close to halving the deficit but his effort goes past the post.

21'

Not all one-way traffic

Mark Travers makes a fine save to turn Luke Garbutt's stinging free-kick around the post.

21'

BULLSEYE!

18'

Goal build-up

David Brooks picks out Emi Marcondes on the right and his cross is headed home by Solanke.

18'

GOAL!

Solanke doubles the Cherries' lead.

18'

Third goal of the season

14'

Booking

Luke Garbutt received a yellow card for fouling David Brooks just after the Cherries had scored.

14'

Substitution

Marcondes replaces Stanislas.

14'

Not good

Junior Stanislas has headed down the tunnel and Emi Marcondes is preparing to come on.

14'

Stoppage

Junior Stanislas is receiving some treatment.

13'

Close call

We are fortunate to have replays in the press box and that must have been a hairline decision.

11'

No penalty

Jordan Zemura takes a tumble under a Grant Ward's challenge but referee Stephen Martin is unmoved. 

11'

Good block

Marvin Ekpiteta charges down Jordan's Zemura's piledriver.

8'

Early breakthrough

Blackpool conceded 37 goals on their way to promotion last season, the fewest in League One. It's a great start for the Cherries.

6'

Goal build-up

Junior Stanislas releases Solanke and he squeezes the ball past Chris Maxwell. It was a similar goal to his effort against Birmingham on Wednesday.

6'

GOAL!

Dominic Solanke opens the scoring for the Cherries.

5'

Half chance

Jaidon Anthony and Jordan Zemura link down the left wing. Zemura's cross hits Marvin Ekpiteta and goes for a corner.

2'

Great support

Both sets of supporters are in good voice in the early stages with around 800 having made the long trip from Blackpool.

1'

Kick-off

It looks like the Cherries are 4-3-3 and Blackpool 4-4-2.

14:56

Teams on the pitch

14:55

Teams in the tunnel

14:49

When we last met

14:48

Warm-up

14:48

Kick-off fast approaching

The Cherries have just finished their warm-up and are heading back to the changing room.

14:27

All square

The early kick-off in the Championship has ended QPR 2 Barnsley 2. Rangers salvaged a point thanks two second-half goals.

14:24

Solid start

Head coach Scott Parker and assistant Matt Wells have presided over two wins and a draw in the Championship this season as well as a convincing 5-0 victory over MK Dons in the first round of the Carabao Cup. The second round takes the Cherries to Norwich on Tuesday.

14:22

In the press box

Glen Little, who always performed well for Burnley against the Cherries, is on duty for BBC Radio Lancashire.

14:19

Blackpool media view

14:14

Today's referee

Stephen Martin is the man in the middle. He last took charge of a Cherries game in October 2020 when the hosts beat Bristol City 1-0. Mr Martin refereed Middlesbrough's 3-2 defeat by QPR on Wednesday and sent off Rangers' Moses Odubajo.

14:06

On the bench

Cherries: Marcondes, Davis, Pearson, Taylor, Saydee, Camp, Nyland (g/k).

Seasiders: James, Carey, Lavery, Casey, Hamilton, Keogh, Grimshaw (g/k).

14:02

Blackpool team news

The Seasiders make three changes following their defeat by Coventry on Tuesday. Kenny Dougall, Marvin Ekpiteta and Tyreece John-Jules all come in to the starting line-up for Neil Critchley's team.

14:00

Team news

Two changes for the Cherries. David Brooks returns from suspension and Junior Stanislas makes his first start of the season. 

13:59

Here's the Cherries team

13:49

How to follow the action

13:35

Gary Cahill joins the Cherries

13:16

Press conference team news

13:06

The battle of the seaside resorts

Good afternoon and welcome to the AFC Bournemouth matchday blog. Today, we will be bringing you all the action from the Cherries' clash against promoted Blackpool.

Other games that day

  • Luton Town0
    Birmingham City5
    FT
  • Preston North End1
    Peterborough United0
    FT
  • Derby County0
    Middlesbrough0
    FT
  • Fulham2
    Hull City0
    FT
  • Blackburn Rovers1
    West Bromwich Albion2
    FT
  • Coventry City2
    Reading1
    FT
  • Stoke City1
    Nottingham Forest0
    FT
  • Cardiff City3
    Millwall1
    FT
  • Sheffield United1
    Huddersfield Town2
    FT
  • Queens Park Rangers2
    Barnsley2
    FT

As it stood

PL GD Pts
1 Fulham 4 +7 10
2 West Bromwich Albion 4 +6 10
3 Stoke City 4 +4 10
4 Coventry City 4 +2 9
5 Queens Park Rangers 4 +4 8
6 Cardiff City 4 +4 8
8 Birmingham City 4 +4 7
9 Blackburn Rovers 4 +1 7
10 Huddersfield Town 4 -2 7
11 Luton Town 4 -2 6
12 Middlesbrough 4 0 5
13 Barnsley 4 0 5
14 Derby County 4 0 5
15 Bristol City 4 -1 4
16 Swansea City 4 -2 4
17 Peterborough United 4 -3 4
18 Reading 4 -2 3
19 Hull City 4 -3 3
20 Preston North End 4 -4 3
21 Millwall 4 -3 2
22 Blackpool 4 -3 2
23 Sheffield United 4 -6 1
24 Nottingham Forest 4 -4 0

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