Championship round-up: Blackpool stretch unbeaten run
James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Two Gary Taylor-Fletcher goals extended play-off candidates Blackpool's unbeaten run to 10 matches as Ian Holloway's side beat Doncaster 3-1 last night to move up to fourth in the Championship.
The forward put the visitors two ahead within the first 35 minutes before El Hadji Diouf pulled a goal back from the spot, but Nouha Dicko secured the points with 20 minutes remaining.
Third-placed Cardiff City also strengthened their hold on a play-off place, moving to within three points of Southampton with a comfortable 3-1 win over struggling Peterborough.
Birmingham and Hull played out a goalless draw at St Andrew's and remain a point apart either side of the play-off zone.
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