TWO goals in three second-half minutes saw Blackpool storm back to earn a share of the spoils with a 2-2 draw against Cherries.

Scott Parker’s side looked comfortable at half-time thanks to Dominic Solanke’s early brace.

However, a James Husband strike and Jerry Yates penalty in quick succession levelled things up within 15 minutes of the restart.

Solanke almost snatched his hat-trick and the winner deep into stoppage time, but goalkeeper Chris Maxwell brilliantly tipped over the bar as the game ended all-square at Vitality Stadium.

Parker made two changes to the side which beat Birmingham in midweek. David Brooks returned from his one-match suspension, while Junior Stanislas made his first start of the season. Leif Davis and Emiliano Marcondes dropped to the bench.

After a decent first few minutes from the visitors, Cherries sprung into life to take the lead in the sixth minute. Stanislas drove forwards from midfield, skipping past a couple of players before slipping the ball in to Solanke to fire across goal and into the far corner.

That proved to be the final meaningful act of the afternoon for Stanislas, as his injury curse struck again, forced off after quarter of an hour, with Marcondes coming on.

And his replacement made an instant impact. After Brooks slid in to win the ball back, he played in the Dane down the right, who crossed in for Solanke to glance a header past Maxwell.

That goal seemed to spark Blackpool into life. Mark Travers was called into a flying save to tip away Luke Garbutt’s free-kick, before Marvin Ekpiteta turned just wide following a corner. Travers then comfortably denied Keshi Anderson, who had found space in the box.

Cherries should have added a third before half-time. Brooks brilliantly skipped past Husband, cutting in from the right before teeing up Philip Billing, who turned wide from close range.

Blackpool saw a penalty shout waved away before the break, with Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules instead booked for simulation after going down under pressure from Lloyd Kelly.

Solanke looked set to complete his hat-trick five minutes after the restart. Racing through on goal, the striker was tracked by Husband, who slid in and did enough to put the striker off before Maxwell got down to save. The loose ball fell to Billing, but his follow-up shot struck Solanke on the floor.

It was then the Tangerines’ turn to get beyond the defence. Zeno Ibsen Rossi slid and tripped John-Jules, but Josh Bowler nipped in and bore down on Travers’s goal, only to fire straight at the Irishman.

But Blackpool did soon pull a goal back. Garbutt’s wicked free-kick into the box was inadvertently turned onto his own post by Billing, but Husband was there to stab home the rebound from six yards.

And remarkably the comeback was complete two minutes later when Neil Critchley’s side were awarded a penalty. Ibsen Rossi was penalised for sliding in on Anderson, allowing Yates to step up and confidently fire down the middle and past the diving Travers.

The momentum was soon halted when Grant Ward went down after an awkward landing, the Blackpool midfielder eventually forced off on a stretcher.

Parker turned to his bench as the game entered its final 20 minutes, introducing Ben Pearson and Davis in place of Gavin Kilkenny and Chris Mepham.

But neither goalkeeper was seriously worked for the remainder of the scrappy second half, until the last of six added minutes. Marcondes's corner was met by the head of Solanke, but Maxwell was equal to the task to tip over the bar and secure the 2-2 draw.

Cherries: Travers; Mepham (Davis, 79), Ibsen Rossi, Kelly, Zemura; Kilkenny (Pearson, 72), Stanislas (Marcondes, 16), Billing; Brooks, Anthony, Solanke.

Unused subs: Camp, Taylor, Saydee, Nyland (g/k).

Booked: None.

Blackpool: Maxwell; Connolly, Ekpiteta, Husband, Garbutt; Bowler, Ward (James, 65), Dougall, Anderson; Yates, John-Jules (Lavery, 65).

Unused subs: Keogh, Carey, Casey, Hamilton, Grimshaw (g/k).

Booked: Garbutt, John-Jules, Connolly, Ekpiteta.

Referee: Stephen Martin.