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Bloomfield Road (ATT 14,268) 10th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Stephen Martin

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Championship: Blackpool grab 1-0 win against Barnsley at Bloomfield Road

Last Updated: 15/08/13 2:45pm

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Blackpool celebrate winning goal

Blackpool celebrate winning goal

An injury-time own goal by Scott Wiseman was enough for Blackpool to overcome Barnsley at Bloomfield Road in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

Trying to clear a long throw-in into the danger area from Jack Robinson, Wiseman could not sufficiently clear the ball and it bounced across the line off the bar.

Having won their opening league game of the season 3-1 at Doncaster, Blackpool failed to fire for much of the game and despite not having managed to score so far this term, Barnsley just about enjoyed the better of the first half at Bloomfield Road.

Their best chance of the half came in just the fourth minute.

Midfielder David Perkins played an expertly-executed one-two with striker Chris O'Grady before lashing a super drive inches over the bar.

O'Grady himself was next to go close. The former Sheffield Wednesday striker picked up a smart pass from Tomasz Cywka before driving a low shot narrowly wide.

Bobby Grant saw a couple of efforts blocked for Blackpool, but it was not until the 42nd minute that he hosts went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock.

Kirk Broadfoot played Michael Chopra in behind the Barnsley defence, only for the former Newcastle and Cardiff hit-man to screw a low, angled strike just past the far post.

Barnsley got the second half off to a flying start as they almost broke the deadlock a minute after the resumption.

Full-back Scott Golbourne found acres of space down the flank and crossed for O'Grady, only for the big striker to guide a header dismally over the top from barely eight yards.

The next Tykes chance fell to Cywka, who took a short free-kick from Jim O'Brien before lashing in a shot which nestled in the side-netting.

Blackpool just could not find a foothold, though substitute Nathan Eccleston pounced on a loose ball before sneaking past O'Brien and firing a low drive narrowly wide.

At the other end Barnsley were still looking slightly the more likely to open the scoring, and supersub Jason Scotland missed a golden opportunity.

Leaping highest to meet another measured Golbourne cross, Scotland could only guide a header wide of the mark with Matthew Gilks left rooted to his line.

With the game looking like it would end goalless disaster stuck for the away side.

It was back to basics for Ince's men as a long-throw in to the box caused chaos and Wiseman was the unlucky victim as he miscued in to his own net.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 43 86
3 Derby County 43 78
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 42 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 65
7 Reading 43 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 43 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 43 61
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 43 53
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 43 47
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Charlton Athletic 42 42
21 Blackpool 43 42
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 43 37