Ricardo Fuller's early goal gave Blackpool successive home wins and extended Huddersfield's winless run to four matches.

Veteran striker Fuller, 34, shot beyond visiting goalkeeper Alex Smithies after David Perkins had won possession in midfield.

Nahki Wells had a goal disallowed for Huddersfield, while James Vaughan headed wide.

But Blackpool held firm to earn only their second win in 21 games.

Terriers tamed again

  • Huddersfield have won just one of their last six games, losing four. Their only win since mid-February was 5-0 against Barnsley at home on 1 March
  • Huddersfield have won one of their last 10 away games in the Championship. Their only win on the road since early December was 2-1 at Birmingham on 15 February

It took just four minutes for the home side to open the scoring as Perkins stole possession from former Seasiders midfielder Keith Southern and fed Fuller, who outpaced defender Anthony Gerrard to fire home.

The goal gave Blackpool confidence and they almost added a second soon after when David Goodwillie set up Gary MacKenzie, but the defender could not find the net.

Huddersfield finally regained their composure and should have done better when Adam Hammill broke down the right and sent a cross into the area, but the ball just evaded Vaughan.

The visitors started to take control of possession in the second half but clear-cut chances were still hard to come by.

Oliver Norwood had a shot blocked, while Wells had the ball in the back of the net when he fired in the rebound from Clayton's shot but was flagged offside.

However, as Huddersfield pushed, they left gaps at the back and Blackpool almost capitalised when substitute Andy Keogh's long-range effort late on was pushed away by Smithies.

Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson:

"It wasn't a great game to watch but at this stage of the season it is all about getting three points and we did that with hard work.

"We are still in a place in the league that I don't want to be.

"I'm not going to take my foot off the gas because we have simply won a couple of home games."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"Things will improve, there is no doubt about it, but it will take a little bit of time and a bit of work.

"We have got nine games to go and if we don't pick up points we are certainly going to be lower in the league than we want to be.

"Motivation shouldn't be an issue and I don't necessarily think it is an issue."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 McMahon
  • 03 Robinson
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 06 Broadfoot (Foley - 31' )
  • 17 Basham
  • 39 Grandin (Bishop - 67' )
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 19 Fuller (Keogh - 80' )
  • 04 Perkins

Substitutes

  • 12 Bishop
  • 14 Halliday
  • 15 Haroun
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 24 Keogh
  • 31 Martínez
  • 40 Foley

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 Hammill
  • 03 Dixon
  • 15 Wallace (Woods - 38' Booked )
  • 39 Gerrard Booked
  • 05 Clarke
  • 16 Southern (Ward - 80' )
  • 06 Hogg (Norwood - 45' )
  • 21 Wells Booked
  • 09 Vaughan
  • 08 Clayton Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 04 Norwood
  • 07 Scannell
  • 11 Ward
  • 13 Bennett
  • 38 Holmes
  • 44 Bunn
Ref: Robert Lewis
Att: 14,624

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

6 3

Corners

2 4

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

90:00 +2:52

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Keogh with a headed pass.

89:55

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Daniel Ward is caught offside.

89:28

Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

88:36

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

88:36

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:16

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

81:46 Booking

Booking Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:32

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town).

81:32

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:45

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

80:45

Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Keogh replaces Ricardo Fuller.

79:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Daniel Ward replaces Keith Southern.

79:04

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:04

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

76:09

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:51

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:05

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:05

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

73:30

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:30

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

72:43

Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.

72:28

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

72:24

Attempt blocked. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

72:13

Attempt blocked. Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

70:33

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:33

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

70:13

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

69:18

Calum Woods (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:18

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

68:24 Booking

Booking Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:14

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

68:14

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Neal Bishop replaces Elliot Grandin.

65:47

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

63:58

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:53

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross.

62:15

Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Dixon.

61:36

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

60:16 Booking

Booking Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:50

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

59:50

Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:29

Offside, Blackpool. David Perkins tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

56:56

Attempt missed. Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony McMahon following a set piece situation.

56:12

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

56:12

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:35

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.

52:37

Attempt missed. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:34

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

51:34

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:13

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

49:43

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.

47:01

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:01

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

46:09

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

46:09

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Oliver Norwood replaces Jonathan Hogg.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45:00 +2:13

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:24 Booking

Booking Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44:59

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

44:59

Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:24

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

40:24

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:27

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:27

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

38:24

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Basham.

37:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Calum Woods replaces Murray Wallace.

36:49

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

36:49

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Offside, Blackpool. Chris Basham tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

33:43

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:01

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:01

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

31:56

Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:56

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

30:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Kevin Foley replaces Kirk Broadfoot because of an injury.

30:10

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

30:10

Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:32

Attempt saved. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Vaughan.

29:06

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliot Grandin.

28:10

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

28:10

Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:58

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

26:58

Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:21

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Robinson with a cross.

20:14

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Peter Clarke is caught offside.

19:58

Dangerous play by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

19:58

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:34

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:34

Dangerous play by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

15:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:01

Delay in match Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) because of an injury.

10:27

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Basham with a headed pass.

9:59

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:59

Foul by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town).

7:50

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

7:48

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

6:34

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

6:30

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

5:46

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:46

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

3:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Perkins with a through ball.

1:53

Offside, Blackpool. Craig Cathcart tries a through ball, but Jack Robinson is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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