Almost Safe - Notts County 1 - 0 Blackpool Final Score

By Big Apple
Last updated : 06 April 2002
Cas replaces Baraclough as Liburd returns to the left. Gary Owers controversially replaces the suspended Darren Caskey in the centre of midfield.

15:04 - Allsopp hits the ball against the keeper's legs when he should have scored after a bit of Paul heffernan magic.

15:08 - Notts are playing some beautiful passing football. Its jsut like watching Juve!

15:11 - A lively spell for Blackpool culminates with a John Murphy shot which is deflected over the bar. Gary Owers clears the resulting corner.

15:14 - Notts win their first corner after Heffernan's shot is deflected wide. Nicholson's cross drifts in to touch.

15:23 - Allsopp wins a free-kick 10 yards outside of the Blackpool penalty area but the ball goes across the face of goal.

15:24 - The players are struggling in the strong wind. Allsopp appears to be favouring his dodgy hamstring.

15:32 - Booking - Blackpool - Willans for dissent

15:34 - Heffernan shoots wide but Allsopp is penalised for handball.

15:45 - Richard Willans is given time and space in the Notts penalty area but completely mishits the ball for a goal kick.

15:47 - Booking - Blackpool - Dunning for a foul on Owers.

Northampton 0 - 1 Wycombe
Chesterfield 1 - 2 Wigan
Bristol City 0 - 0 Bury
Bournemouth 0 - 0 Port Vale

15:48 - A dull first-half comes to an end. Notts have tried hard but the game is being runined by a very strong wind on an otherwise fine day. Hopefully Billy's half-time talk will do the trick.

16:04 - Heffernan scores but the referee pulls play back for a Notts penalty.

16:05 - booking - Reid for handball.

16:05 - Goal Notts County - Allsopp of the underside of the bar from the penalty spot.

Northampton 1 - 1 Wycombe
Wrexham 3 - Cambridge Utd 0

16:19 - Blackpool have their first effort on target as Garden saves a weak header from Walker.

16:24 - Notts are defending too deeply as Blackpool win two successive corners.

Northampton 2 - 1 Wycombe
Wrexham 4 - 0 Cambridge

16:28 - Cas goes down in the Seasiders penalty area but the referee gives Blackpool a free-kick.

16:32 - Booking - Hills for a foul.

16:36 - Walker heads over the top as Blackpool pile on the pressure.

Wrexham 5 - 0 Cambridge

Substitutions - Bolland for Owers, Baraclough for Liburd

16:40 - The referee turns down a clear penalty as Cas goes down.

Northampton 4 - 1 Wycombe

16:44 - Garden saves at the second attempt.

Substitutions - Collins and Taylor on for Blackpool

Bristol City 1 - 0 Bury

16:48 - 4 minutes of injury time to be added.

16:50 - The wheelbarrow song breaks out in response to the news from Bristol.

16:50 - Booking - Garden for timewasting.

Bristol City 2 - 0 Bury
Port Vale 0 - 0 Bournemouth



16:53 NOTTS WIN NOTTS WIN

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