Ince can have his pocket money

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­ By Steven Chicken

PAUL Ince thought he would have to ap­ply some parental dis­ci­pline af­ter son Tom al­most blew Black­pool’s chances of vic­tory at newly-pro­moted Don­caster.

Winger Ince missed a sit­ter with time run­ning out and the scores level.

But he made up for his mis­take by go­ing on to make one and score one as the Seasiders de­nied the League One cham­pi­ons a happy re­turn to the Cham­pi­onship.

Ince Se­nior said: “When Thomas went through I thought ‘he’s gonna score’ and he didn’t.

“For ten min­utes there he wasn’t go­ing to get his pocket money, but then he went and scored!

“I thought we de­served to win on the ev­i­dence of 94 min­utes.

“Don­caster started re­ally well for the first ten min­utes. Like ev­ery team that gets pro­moted the play­ers are up for it, the fans are up for it and you know it will be a hard day.

“Once we set­tled down and got our passes go­ing, we threat­ened nu­mer­ous chances in the first half and should have been two or three up.

“When it got to 1-1, I knew that th­ese boys at Black­pool never give in. They’ve got great to­geth­er­ness and ca­ma­raderie and you just know we’re go­ing to score.”

Don­caster striker Chris Brown went close in­side ten min­utes, but his loop­ing header dropped inches wide of the post.

In­stead, it was the Seasiders who took the lead, with new sign­ing Steven Davies tap­ping into an empty net af­ter fel­low debu­tant Ross Turn­bull was in­jured mak­ing a dou­ble save from An­gel Martinez and Kirk Broad­foot.

David Cot­ter­ill went close to an equaliser on 25 min­utes, but Black­pool keeper Matt Gilks proved equal to his good, low free-kick.

Don­caster fi­nally equalised on the hour when cap­tain Rob Jones con­verted Cot­ter­ill’s cor­ner with a wellplaced header.

Ince curled in a per­fect cor­ner for MacKen­zie to head home three min­utes from time, just mo­ments af­ter a dread­ful miss from Paul Quinn’s mis­take.

Ince then rounded off the vic­tory deep into in­jury time af­ter Turn­bull was caught up­field for a Rovers cor­ner, calmly side­foot­ing into the net from just in­side the Don­caster half.

New Don­caster boss Paul Dickov said: “I’m ob­vi­ously dis­ap­pointed with the re­sult and the man­ner of it.

“We started the game a lit­tle bit nervy and on edge, maybe with it be­ing our first game back in the Cham­pi­onship.

“But af­ter we set­tled down we played some re­ally good stuff out there.

“We pos­si­bly could have and should have scored but we con­ceded a goal that we felt was a foul on the goal­keeper.

“We wanted the boys to be­lieve they could get back in into the game.

“We played so well in the sec­ond half to get back in the game and we felt there was only one team that was go­ing to go on and win it.

“So to con­cede from a set piece when we were on top and look­ing to win the game was, from our point of view, crim­i­nal and dis­ap­point­ing.”

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Im­ages

THAT’S FOR OPEN­ERS: Steven Davies, cen­tre, is mobbed af­ter mark­ing his de­but with Black­pool’s opener

strikes SEC­OND: Gary MacKen­zie

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