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Blackpool 2 – 0 Doncaster

Blackpool booked their Ligue 1 play-off place with one game to lose thanks to a routine 2-0 victory over Doncaster in the middle of the table.

Everton Loanee Ellis Simms scored one goal in each half to seal the Seasiders’ third straight win.

Rovers goaltender Louis Jones took the plunge to prevent Luke Garbutt’s 25-yard curling free kick early on.

Blackpool broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Jerry Yates put a header perfectly into the path of striking partner Simms, and he comfortably beat Jones by 15 yards.

Rovers midfielder Reece James landed a disappointing shot seconds before the interval.

Right after the restart, Simms saw a goal-bound strike led by Rovers full-back Joe Wright.

Jones also produced a smart one-handed save to prevent Yates’ brisk effort.

The rovers finally tested Chris Maxwell in the 73rd minute when the Blackpool keeper superbly kept the lead from substitute Josh Sims.

But Simms struck again with 10 minutes remaining. After meeting Garbutt’s ball deep, he found himself at close range after Jones blocked his initial strike.





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