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Blackpool 1-2 Rotherham United

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David Ball struck twice in the last 15 minutes to give Rotherham their first win in eight league games at Blackpool.Kelvin Mellor gave Blackpool a half-time lead but Ball’s late strikes mean the Seasiders are now winless in their last four.The home side went ahead in sensational fashion after 21 minutes with defender Mellor’s third in three games.

Viv Solomon-Otabor’s cut-back rolled across the area and came to Mellor 25 yards out, who struck it with the outside of his boot and curled it in off the far post.The Millers began the second half well and Clark Robertson was forced into two defensive blocks within the first seven minutes to deny Jerry Yates and then Ball.Rotherham, who had lost their previous three in the league, were denied an equaliser by the woodwork after 69 minutes when Richard Wood’s header came back off the crossbar.But they were level after 76 minutes as Ball latched onto a long throw to smash home from six yards for his first league goal for the Millers.And the striker snatched the winner three minutes from time as his near-post header from Anthony Forde’s corner found the net.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBlackpool26Allsop2Mellor6Aimson5Robertson3Taylor44SpearingSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 89’minutes14Ryan15LongstaffSubstituted forCookeat 82’minutes17Solomon-Otabor7VassellSubstituted forDelfounesoat 10’minutes23DanielBooked at 63minsSubstitutes1Williams8D’Almeida11Gnanduillet18Philliskirk24Cooke27Quigley30DelfounesoRotherham13Rodák5Ajayi6WoodBooked at 28mins20IhiekweBooked at 36minsSubstituted forYatesat 45’minutes2Emmanuel4VaulksBooked at 82mins23R Williams17Towell3MattockSubstituted forCummingsat 87’minutes10Ball19Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forFordeat 45’minutesSubstitutes1O’Donnell7Forde21Yates25Cummings29Onariase40WilesReferee:Peter BankesAttendance:3,654Match StatsHome TeamBlackpoolAway TeamRotherhamPossessionHome51%Away49%ShotsHome6Away13Shots on TargetHome2Away3CornersHome7Away4FoulsHome13Away12Live TextPosted at Match ends, Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).Posted at 90’+2′ Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+1′ Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Rotherham United).Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Callum Cooke (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 89′ Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Towell.Posted at 89′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Jay Spearing.Posted at 88′ Delay in match David Ball (Rotherham United) because of an injury.Goal!Posted at 87′ Goal! Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2. David Ball (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.SubstitutionPosted at 87′ Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun Cummings replaces Joe Mattock because of an injury.Posted at 85′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Will Aimson.Posted at 84′ Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).Posted at 84′ David Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.BookingPosted at 82′ Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 82′ Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Cooke replaces Sean Longstaff.Posted at 81′ Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joe Mattock.Posted at 79′ Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 79′ Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).Posted at 78′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.Posted at 78′ Attempt blocked. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Goal!Posted at 76′ Goal! Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 1. David Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.Posted at 75′ Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).Posted at 75′ Joshua Emmanuel (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 72′ Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.Posted at 71′ Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).Posted at 71′ Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 70′ Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Wood.Posted at 69′ Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 69′ Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).Posted at 69′ Richard Wood (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.Posted at 68′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.Posted at 68′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Will Aimson.Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.Posted at 65′ Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 64′ Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Lancashire