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Ince forgiven after late goal

Tom Ince was forgiven by his father and manager Paul after starring in Blackpool's 3-1 win over Doncaster, while Rovers boss Paul Dickov branded the result 'cruel'.

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Paul Ince (r): Forgave his son Tom (l) after the latter's late strike

Paul Ince (r): Forgave his son Tom (l) after the latter's late strike

Ince grabbed an injury-time goal from 40 yards to set the seal on an encouraging victory for Blackpool at Doncaster.

But he was almost in trouble from his father and manager Paul Ince after missing a sitter just minutes earlier.

Ince junior was made a present of the ball by Doncaster defender Paul Quinn at 1-1 in the 84th minute but rolled his close range shot wide of the mark with only the keeper to beat.

Paul Ince said: "It was a great chance for him to win the game for us and I wasn't happy at all at the time.

"But he kept his head up and then he scores one from near the halfway line. He knew what he was going to do before the ball came to him.

"His execution was perfect so I won't be too hard on him on the one he missed."

Blackpool scored first in a scrappy match when Steven Davies tapped home from close range in the 17th minute after Ross Turnbull had twice parried shots from Angel Martinez and Kirk Broadfoot.

Rovers battled back to equalise with a towering header from skipper Paul Jones on the hour mark following a corner from David Cotterill.

But Gary MacKenzie scored a carbon copy to restore Blackpool's lead in the 87th minute from Ince's corner kick.

Ince put the icing on the cake deep into injury time when he fired into the unguarded net after Turnbull had gone up for a Rovers corner and failed to race back into his net in time.

Manager Ince added: "It was a hard game but I thought we were worthy winners in the end and I don't think the final score flatters us at all.

"Once we settled into our stride we played quite well despite missing numerous chances.

"It put them back in the game when they equalised but my boys have got a great camaraderie about them and they never give up.

"We haven't had the best preparation with other issues during the summer but the lads have prepared themselves and I was really pleased for them."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov said: "I'm obviously disappointed with the result - and the manner of it.

"We started a little bit nervy. I don't know whether it was because it was our first game back in the Championship because once we settled down we played some good stuff.

"I thought their first goal should have been disallowed for a foul on the keeper who has ended up with five stitches in his head. But we didn't lose the game necessarily because of that. The second goal we conceded was criminal on our part because it was from a set piece that we should have prevented.

"The Championship is an unforgiving division and you can't really afford to concede goals like that.

"I thought we nullified their threat and we tried to express ourselves but we need to be more clinical in the final third.

"We got punished and it was a cruel result."

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