12 May 2010

Blackpool close in on Premiership

5:51 pm on 12 May 2010

Blackpool, once a giant in English football, have edged to within a game of reaching the English Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Nottingham Forest 4-3 away to record a 6-4 aggregate win.

They'll play either Cardiff or Leceister for a place in the premier league in a fortnight.

Cardiff lead Leicester 1-nil after the first leg of their playoff.

Blackpool boasted the two Stanley's Matthews and Mortensen in its hey day in the 1950's.