Bristol Rovers claimed their first win of the year with a hard-fought 2-1 victory in a thrilling second-half comeback amid horrid conditions at the Memorial Stadium.
A thunderbolt from Alfie Kilgour and a late Josh Ginnelly winner sealed Ben Garner’s first three points in charge of Rovers.
High winds and torrential rain threatened to dampen spirits when Blackpool opened the scoring in just the second minute, with Gary Madine sweeping home Connor Ronan’s cross.
Rovers came flying out after half-time, applying wind-assisted pressure to the Blackpool goal.
Alfie Kilgour levelled the score, stepping out of defence and unleashing a rocket past the helpless Chris Maxwell.
Timmy Abraham and Josh Barrett were introduced with the scores level as Garner hunted for the three points.
It took another speculative strike to unlock Blackpool’s defence again, although a hint of fortune with Jonson Clarke-Harris’ shot from 35 yards deflected into the path of Josh Ginnelly who diverted past Maxwell to send the Mem into raptures.
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