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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 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 17 +15 35
3 Peterborough United 18 +17 31
4 Rotherham United 18 +12 30
5 Coventry City 18 +3 30
6 Oxford United 17 +18 29
7 Fleetwood Town 16 +9 29
8 Blackpool 18 +5 29
9 Bristol Rovers 17 +1 28
10 Portsmouth 17 +8 27
11 Sunderland 17 +5 26
12 Burton Albion 17 +3 24
13 Shrewsbury Town 17 -3 24
14 Doncaster Rovers 15 +7 23
15 Gillingham 18 0 21
16 Rochdale 19 -12 19
17 Accrington Stanley 18 -4 18
18 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 -7 16
20 Tranmere Rovers 17 -11 16
21 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -14 13
22 Southend United 19 -35 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 15 -27 1