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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 Rotherham United 31 +24 57
2 Coventry City 30 +15 57
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 +5 56
4 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
5 Sunderland 31 +16 54
6 Portsmouth 30 +15 53
7 Ipswich Town 32 +14 52
8 Fleetwood Town 30 +11 51
9 Gillingham 32 +9 49
10 Oxford United 31 +18 48
11 Doncaster Rovers 31 +16 48
12 Burton Albion 31 0 43
13 Bristol Rovers 31 -7 42
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -1 39
15 Lincoln City 33 -3 38
16 Blackpool 30 0 37
17 Shrewsbury Town 30 -11 35
18 Milton Keynes Dons 31 -9 33
19 Rochdale 31 -16 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 32 -14 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 -25 23
22 Southend United 32 -46 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 -37 11