Blackpool 3-1 Peterborough: Jerry Yates double fires Tangerines into top six

Tuesday 23 March 2021 21:34, UK

Jerry Yates bagged a brace as Blackpool beat Peterborough 3-1 to climb into the Sky Bet League One play-off places for the first time this season.

Yates saw his first-minute opener cancelled out by Joe Ward’s stoppage-time strike in the first half.

But Yates and Luke Garbutt both scored within seven second-half minutes as Blackpool made it 10 unbeaten.

Yates got Blackpool off to a flyer when he drilled home from 20 yards out for his 15th goal of the campaign.

Demetri Mitchell and Yates were both off target as Blackpool continued to dominate.

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Sam Szmodics blasted wide for Peterborough in the 24th minute, before Siriki Dembele had a shot blocked.

Ward volleyed into the bottom corner to level for Posh seconds before half-time.

Yates restored Blackpool’s lead with a 52nd-minute penalty after Jordan Thorniley’s strike was handled by Ethan Hamilton.

And Garbutt wrapped up the points with a deflected strike following a short corner in the 58th minute.

Boss Darren Ferguson was booked for ranting at referee Bobby Madley after he waved away penalty shouts when Szmodics went down on 82 minutes.

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