Last Updated: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:55
Kevin Phillips claimed a goal in each half as Blackpool reignited their npower Championship play-off bid with a 3-1 win against 10-man Brighton.
Joe Mattock headed the visitors into an early lead from Vincente's corner, but centre-back Ian Evatt joined the Seasiders attack in the 37th minute to level matters.
In a frantic period before half-time Blackpool went ahead as veteran striker Phillips demonstrated his poacher's instincts to be as strong as ever.
Phillips knew very little about his second effort - a 15th this term - as Gary Taylor-Fletcher's shot ricocheted off him and beyond Seagulls goalkeeper Peter Brezovan with 10 minutes remaining.
By that stage Brighton were operating with reduced numbers as a result of Gonzalo Jara's studs-up challenge on Keith Southern before the hour.
The win lifts Blackpool back into the top six at the expense of Brighton, who are a point behind Middlesbrough in sixth after their first league defeat of 2012.
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