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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Nathan Delfouneso (16', 29', 70')
  • Viv Solomon-Otabor (22')
  • Sean Longstaff (80')

Delfouneso hits hat-trick for five-star Blackpool

A Nathan Delfouneso hat-trick helped Blackpool claim a thumping 5-0 win over Bradford at Bloomfield Road which eased their relegation fears.
Blackpool took the lead after 17 minutes, with Colin Daniel's cross finding Delfouneso 12 yards out and his effort was too strong for ex-Seasiders keeper Colin Doyle.
Their advantage was doubled five minutes later through a superb individual goal from Viv Solomon-Otabor, who turned away from two men inside the area before slotting in from 12 yards.
Blackpool were rampant, tearing Bradford apart at will, and had a third after 29 minutes, once again Daniel squaring for Delfouneso who tapped in.
Despite improvement from Bradford in the second half, Blackpool made it four after 70 minutes and Delfouneso sealed his hat-trick, leaping well to nod Jimmy Ryan's cross in from eight yards.
Doyle's miserable afternoon in the Bradford goal was capped off nine minutes from time as he dropped the ball at the feet of Sean Longstaff, who thumped into the empty net.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
4 Oxford United 35 +24 60
5 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
6 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
7 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
8 Sunderland 36 +16 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Gillingham 35 +8 51
11 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
16 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Rochdale 34 -18 36
19 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14