On this day 4 Jan 1892 & 2003

Last updated : 03 January 2012 By INOIT

Monday 4 January 1892

Blackpool entertained the Canadian national side at Raikes Hall, but “the Canadians failed to catch on in Blackpool and Monday’s match must have resulted in a loss to the Blackpool club. It has been much the same throughout the tour of the Canadians and there is more than one club lamenting that they took them on. Still the team contains, and did contain, some good players who are worth their salt.” Those players did not perform to their potential as Canada were beaten 3-1 by goals from ‘Gyp’ Cookson, Harry Tyrer and Jimmy Atkinson.

Saturday 4th January 2003

138896-2Phil Barnes saved a Crystal Palace 64th-minute penalty only for Tommy Black to score on the rebound was enough to end the Seasiders cup dream in this the 50th anniversary year since the 1953 success. The Seasiders in front of 9,062 went ahead early on courtesy of an own goal after just nine minutes by Tony Popovic who directed the ball into his own net as he tried to clear a Richie Wellens corner. With Chris Clark off injured 11 minutes into the second-half Blackpool dropped Keith Southern into the back four and he was beaten by Danny Butterfield who crossed to find Tommy Black unmarked in the area and his volley hit the back of the net. Worse was to come for Steve McMahon's side six minutes later when Black was pulled down in the area and stepped up to take the penalty himself.

Blackpool on this day record for 4 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Monday, 2nd January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1897 DIV2 WOOLWICH ARSENAL H D 1-1       Results Table
1902 DIV2 Bristol City A L 0-3       Results Table
1908 DIV2 Clapton Orient A D 1-1       Results Table
1913 DIV2 Bury A D 1-1       Results Table
1930 DIV2 SOUTHAMPTON H W 5-1       Results Table
1936 DIV2 BURY H L 2-3       Results Table
1947 DIV1 Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1-3       Results Table
1958 FAC West Ham United A L 1-5       Results  
1964 FAC West Bromwich Albion A D 2-2       Results  
1969 FAC Coventry City A L 1-3       Results  
1975 FAC Plymouth Argyle A L 0-2       Results  
1992 DIV4 Maidstone United A D 0-0       Results Table
2003 FAC CRYSTAL PALACE H L 1-2 Popovic 10 (og) 9,062   Results  
2011 PREM BIRMINGHAM CITY H L 1-2 Campbell 68 14,550 Report Results Table

Overall playing record for 4 January: Played 14, Won 1, Drawn 5, Lost 8, Scored 17, Conceded 29


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