FA CUP LIVE: Wanderers 2 v Blackpool 1

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4:56pm

It's all over here at the Reebok.  Bolton triumph by two goals to one.  Ngog and Beckford the goalscorers.

4:54pm

Basham lifts a shot over the crossbar

4:53pm

Ngog raced through on goal but a great recovery tackle from Mackenzie denied him his second of the game

4:52pm

The referee has indicated their will be a minimum of four minutes added time

4:51pm

Blackpool are throwing everything at Bolton with the Whites parked at the edge the box

4:49pm

Baptiste's shot goes out for a throw-in parallel to the 18-yard box

4:47pm

BWFC sub: Eagles is replaced by Vela

4:47pm

Ngog closes down Gilks and wins Bolton a corner which should relieve some pressure

4:46pm

Robinson unleashed a thunderbolt from outside the box but Lonergan saw it all the way and held on

4:45pm

What a save from Lonergan! Bishop crossed for Basham and Lonergan saved from point blank range!

4:44pm

Chopra got his feed in a muddle as he was slid through by Ince and Baptiste managed to clear

4:42pm

Eagles strikes a shot against the body of Cathcart

4:41pm

BFC: Martinez is replaced by Chopra

4:40pm

BWFC sub: Pratley is on for Moritz

4:40pm

Danns fires high from distance

4:39pm

And now Chungy has hit the bar! Mills flicked Eagles' corner onto Chungy and he hit a shot on the turn which rattled the woodwork!

4:38pm

What a miss from Basham! Lonergan can only push Fuller's shot back into the danger zone and the ex-Wanderers midfielder throws his body down to head it goalwards but his the outside of the post from two-yards!

4:35pm

Ince's corner is headed into the hands of Lonergan

4:35pm

Ream is forced to put the ball behind for another corner as he tackles the advancing Fuller

4:34pm

The low corner ran all the way through to Cathcart but he failed to keep his shot down from 12-yards

4:33pm

Great save by Lonergan as Ince skipped past Ream and curled one aiming for the far corner but the goalkeeper turned it behind

4:32pm

The corner is dealt with as the referee a spots a foul and awards Bolton a free-kick

4:31pm

BWFC sub; Lee replaces Beckford

4:31pm

Baptiste's sliced clearance is picked up my Martinez but the right-back gets back in time to block the ball behind for a corner

4:29pm

Beckford saves Bolton as the dangerous corner is headed goalwards but the attackers acrobatic clearence two-yards out prevents a goal

4:28pm

Mills heads Eccleston's cross behind for a corner

4:27pm

Ngog heads clear Ince's deep corner

4:27pm

Eagles is looking very much up for this, cutting in from the right and getting a shot away that is held by Gilks

4:26pm

BFc sub; Barkhuizen replaced by Eccleston

4:24pm

Eagles finds a pocket of space to recieve the ball from Ream, he swiftly turns and blasts an effort inches past Gilks upright

4:22pm

He opts to cross instead of shoot and fails to beat the first man allowing Beckford to clear

4:21pm

Ream slices his clearence and is then forced to pull down Fuller 20-yards out - Ince stands over the free-kick

4:19pm

Medo tirelessly pressures Ince from one side of the pitch to the other, and then back again

4:18pm

Ince is offside as a the defence misjudge a bouncing ball

4:17pm

11,180 is todays official attendance

4:16pm

And he hits the wall - tame effort

4:16pm

Ince is standing over it.....

4:16pm

Danns is cautioned for bringing down Ince 25-yards out

4:15pm

Baptiste's left-footed cross is too much for everyone and the Tangerines clear

4:14pm

Medo advances down the right channel  but he is caught up by Robinson and the visitors have a goalkick

4:13pm

What a crazy minute- firstly Ince cuts the ball back for Martinez to tap into an empty net but Danns makes a last-ditch block to keep it out.

Bolton then launch the counter-attack and Ngog beats the offside trap and gets to they byline and squares it across goal for Beckford to tap in from two-yards

4:11pm

Beckford puts Bolton back ahead!

4:10pm

Moritz and Ngog link up down the right and the Brazilian cuts inside onto his favoured left foot but fires wide

4:09pm

Knight heads Barkhuizen's cross away and Bolton have an attack themselves but Eagles is caught offside

4:08pm

Lonergan holds Robinsons cross-come-shot 

4:06pm

Blackpool get the second-half underway

4:06pm

The teams are out for the second-half

4:04pm

The rumour in the press room is that the flag was raised as the assistant deemed Fuller to be in an offside position and obstructing the veiw of Lonergan when the shot was taken, however, after consultation with the referee they came to the conclusion he was not active - probably the correct decision

3:49pm

No suprise as Mr Hooper is boooed off, all square here at the break

3:49pm

And the referee blows for half-time as Danns brings the ball down in the opposition box, infuriating the Bolton fans even more!

3:48pm

What a superb goal it was from the winger, cutting in from the right and blasting across Lonergan i to the top corner

3:47pm

It looks like the goal has now been given after consultation between the referee and his assistant

3:46pm

Barkhuizen has the ball in the net for Blackpool but the linesman has his flag up....

3:45pm

Basham slide's in the overlapping Bishop but his cross is all wrong and flies over Lonergan's goal

3:43pm

Baptiste heads away Bishop's cross

3:42pm

Bolton are building slowly up the left-hand side with the ball falling to Eagles but his lobbed cross is cleared

3:39pm

Danns dispossesses Matrinez as he approached the penalty area

3:38pm

Knight again with a defensive header, he has dealt with everything that has been thrown at him so far

3:37pm

Referee says there is no wrong doing and play continues - Eagles is back to his feet holding his arm

3:36pm

Eagles is subject to a heavy but clean tackle from Cathcart down the left channel

3:35pm

Medo does well down the right to win a corner

3:33pm

Ince skips inside past Danns and stirkes a shot over the crossbar

3:32pm

Medo pokes the ball from Ince just as he was about to pull the trigger and Lonergan picks up the pieces

3:30pm

Mortiz tries to launch a counter-attack but his pass is just too much for Eagles and Blackpool have a goalkick

3:30pm

Baptiste heads Basham's cross from the right clear

3:30pm

Mortiz tests the goalkeeper again but Gilks is down low early and holds

3:29pm

Ngog wih a moment of class as he brings down the ball with one touch and dinks it over a defender with another, winning a free-kick in the process

3:27pm

Moritz is fouled by Mackenzie 30-yards out but picks himself up to take the reulting free-kick in which he fires narrowly wide

3:25pm

Another wayward pass from the visitors gift Bolton back the possession

3:22pm

Bolton launch the counter and Moritz fires down the throat of Gilks and Eagles' first to the rebound but his shot is blocked by Cathcart

3:21pm

Fuller got in behind Baptiste in the right-back position but Knight and then Mills deal with it and clear

3:20pm

The game has gone quiet in the last few minutes as  Blackpool begin to have their share of the possession

3:18pm

Knight is applauded as he drills a 40-yard cross field pass which lands straight at the feet of Eagles 

3:17pm

The resulting throw-in goes straight behind for a goalkick

3:17pm

Knight clears Bishop's cross from the right

3:15pm

Beckford strings the palms of Gilks with an effort from the edge of the 18

3:14pm

Beckford arcrobatically coverts Knight's chipped cross goalwards but he doesn't get enough on the ball to trouble the 'keeper

3:12pm

The defence parted as Ngog drove towards them with the ball and he unleashed magnificant left-footed effort into the top-corner from the edge of the area!  1-0 Bolton!

3:10pm

Ngog scores!!!

3:10pm

Baptiste cuts inside onto his left and shoots straight at Gilk's - Moritz's follows up and tries to dink the ball home but Mackenzie clears

3:09pm

Bolton win a corner and Moritz's inswinger is cleared

3:09pm

Baptise dug out a cross from the right and it landed at the feet of Eagles unmarked 10-yards out but he couldn't sort his feet out in time to get a shot away

3:08pm

tidy one-touch passing down the left from Bolton get them out of a tight situation

3:06pm

Bright start from the attackers thus far, Beckford, Ngog and Beckford looking very sharp

3:06pm

Magic from Moritz as he juggles the ball past two Blackpool defenders and gets his shot away but is adjudged to have committed a foul in the build-up

3:05pm

Baptiste with an exquiste touch to pluck the ball out of the air and win a goalkick

3:03pm

Beckford peeled off his marker and latched onto Knight's ball over the top ball but didn't connect properly with his volley and the ball goes out for a goalkick, great play from Bolton!

3:02pm

First shot of the game goals to Angel Martinez as he fires one from distance past Lonergan's upright

3:01pm

It looks like we have a new ball, bright orange with a hint of pint

3:00pm

Bolton kick-off the first half

2:58pm

Zat Knight is the captain today for the first time since the defeat at Tranmere

2:57pm

The teams are now leaving the tunnel and going through their pre-match procedures

2:56pm

Half of the away tier is closed also

2:56pm

Looks like a poor attendance today with the North and East upper tier both shut

2:46pm

Six of those came when he won the FA Cup Golden Boot during the season 2011/12 with Leeds United

2:45pm

So Jermaine Beckford starts his 20th FA Cup game today, a competition he has an outstanding 16 goals in!

2:34pm

It has just been announced over the tannoy that Mark Davies is ill today

2:21pm

Only the two enforced changes for Blackpool: Gosling and Blackett have returned to their parent clubs following a loan spell, so in come ex-Wanderer Chris Basham and youth team graduate Tom Barkhuizen

2:14pm

Five changes in total for Bolton: Lee, Spearing, Mason, Pratley, Davies dropped with Medo, Danns, Moritz, Beckford and Ngog coming in

2:07pm

BFC subs: Warner, Harris, Thurston, Caton, Chopra, Davies, Eccleston

2:06pm

BFC: Gilks, Basham, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Robinson, Ferguson, Bishop, Angel, Barkhuizen, Ince, Fuller

2:05pm

BWFC subs: subs: Lee-Barrett, White, Bolger, Lee, Hall, Vela, Pratley

2:04pm

So that's two up top for Bolton - Beckford and Ngog. That has happened twice this season, against Bournemouth and Ipswich.

2:01pm

BWFC: Lonergan, Baptiste, Knight, Mills, Ream, Medo, Danns, Moritz, Eagles, Beckford, Ngog

1:58pm

"I hold my hands up, there was some bad defending from myself in the process for one of their goals."

1:55pm

"We limited  Middlesbrough to only three shots on target and two of those were through mistakes of our own, which they consequently scored from."

1:54pm

In his skipper's column, Knight says:

"We conceded two very sloppy goals early on and I believe at the beginning of the season if we had done that, we wouldn't have come back to get anything out of the game."

1:51pm

Bit of an own goal by the club in my view, but hey ho.

1:51pm

Big feature on Zat Knight in the programme, and his own skipper's column but only a brief mention of the errors at Boro, or the sense of personal responsibility. Knowing him, I'm sure he would have spoken about the errors and the reaction from the crowd.

1:33pm

Freedman got into the semi-finals (I think as a Leeds player) of the compeition and Wanderers beat Premier League Sunderland under his tutilage last season.

1:31pm

He's carried that on in his programme notes today.

"Fans will always reminisce about Nat Lofthouse's exploits in 1958, helpinng Bolton win the cup against Manchester United. It's important we treat this competition with respect."

1:30pm

Dougie Freedman wasn't hearing a bar about the FA Cup being "unimportant" to football clubs, even his own, who seem to have bigger fish to fry in the Championship.

1:27pm

It's cold but dry at the Reebok. The pitch looks in good nick, and I'm hearing there will be a few changes to Dougie Freedman's line up this afternoon.

1:26pm

OK, we're up and running in the press box. Welcome to an FA Cup third round edition of Matchday Live! 

10:28am

We'll be up and running with some pre-match banter at around 1.30pm, so tweet @MarcIles with all your pre-match views and predictions. Live text commentary will start from 3pm.

10:26am

DID YOU KNOW?

Wanderers' biggest win against Blackpool was 4-0 in October 1958. Freddie Hill scored twice at Burnden Park with Dougie Holden and Dennis Stevens adding the others.

Their biggest loss came later that season by the same scoreline at Bloomfield Road.

10:19am

DID YOU KNOW?

Five of the last six meetings between Wanderers and Blackpool have ended in a draw.

10:18am

TOP SCORER

Nat Lofthouse scored 10 of his 285 goals for Wanderers against Blackpool, and remains the club's top scorer in this fixture.

10:17am

HEAD TO HEAD

There have been exactly 100 competitive meetings between Wanderers and Blackpool, with Wanderers holdin the edge - winning 40 to Blackpool's 32.

In cup competition there have been seven meetings (one with Blackpool as South Shore), with Wanderers winning four to Blackpool's three.

At home, Wanderers have won two and lost one against their Lancashire rivals.

10:10am

SELECTION UPDATE

Wanderers - Dougie Freedman has drafted five youngsters into his squad of 20 but has pledged to name a strong side in an effort to reach the fourth round.

Neil Danns was signed from Leicester City in time to feature this afternoon but there will be no Joe Mason, who returned to Cardiff City after being denied permission to play in the cup.

Blackpool - Paul Ince lost five loan players at the start of the week and will also be without defender Kirk Broadfoot, who is serving a four-game suspension.

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2:31pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

3 - 0 today!

Let's AVE IT!!! COYWM!!!
3 - 0 today! Let's AVE IT!!! COYWM!!! Beyond News Forum

3:03pm Sat 4 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

I see the armourless Knight is playing again,he would be more use slaying dragons somewhere.Let's hope he has a better game than usual and the Whites have a fairy tale ending.Bolton 3,Bp. 1
I see the armourless Knight is playing again,he would be more use slaying dragons somewhere.Let's hope he has a better game than usual and the Whites have a fairy tale ending.Bolton 3,Bp. 1 boltonnut

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