Blackpool were left bottom of the table and without a Championship point after losing 2-1 at Millwall.

Scott McDonald converted Jack Powell's free-kick before setting up Scott Malone to double the home side's lead.

Substitute Nile Ranger finished coolly into the corner from Francois Zoko's cross to reduce the deficit.

The Seasiders could not find an equaliser, however, as first Steven Davies and then Zoko failed to beat goalkeeper David Forde.

Holloway on Millwall v Blackpool

Earlier, Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis had to punch away Lee Martin's free-kick to prevent Ricardo Fuller scoring.

The away team then had a goal ruled out when Nathan Delfouneso was adjudged to have fouled Carlos Edwards before setting up Ishmael Miller.

Powell, making his first league appearance, picked out MacDonald at the far post to fire the home side in front.

Striker McDonald turned creator for Millwall's second, setting up full-back Malone to score from close range.

Blackpool did find a way back into the game through Ranger's neat finish before the substitute set up Davies, only for him to miss the target from eight yards.

Zoko shot into the side netting and Forde did well to deny Davies' shot from the edge of the area, but Millwall hung on to record a deserved three points.

Blackpool have lost all five league matches they have played under Jose Riga, while Millwall, managed by ex-Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, move up to fifth with their third win of the season.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway: "We got ourselves into a great situation with a brilliant goal and then we have just got to learn to manage the game.

"We conceded the most bizarre goal I have ever seen. Our centre-half came up for a throw and then we didn't aim it at him. How stupid is that?

"We ended up scrapping but I'm glad we didn't throw it away because, on the balance of play, I would have been fuming had they equalised."

Blackpool manager Jose Riga: "The efficiency of the team is very important. When you have opportunities you have to put them into the net.

"The reality stays the same but I am sure that we can solve some problems but we have to improve our efficiency.

"I saw in this game the reality that we wanted it but it is hard with these levels of confidence."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 44 Edwards
  • 02 Dunne Booked
  • 16 Beevers
  • 28 Malone
  • 06 Williams
  • 23 Powell (Webster - 81' )
  • 07 Martin (Gueye - 79' )
  • 27 McDonald
  • 11 Woolford
  • 19 Fuller Booked (Ranegie - 61' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 08 Easter
  • 09 Gregory
  • 13 Gerrar
  • 14 Briggs
  • 17 Webster
  • 18 Gueye
  • 21 Ranegie

Blackpool

  • 01 Lewis
  • 29 McMahon
  • 02 Daniels
  • 06 Clarke
  • 03 Oriol Booked
  • 24 Lundstram Booked (Oriol - 75' )
  • 04 Perkins
  • 11 Orlandi
  • 14 Delfouneso (Ranger - 57' )
  • 13 Zoko
  • 17 Miller (Davies - 65' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 07 Cywka
  • 09 Davies
  • 19 Ranger
  • 20 Zenjov
  • 21 Parish
  • 23 Oriol
  • 28 Rentmeister
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 9,877

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

4 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

19 21

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Millwall 2, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +3:42

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:42

Foul by Nile Ranger (Blackpool).

90:00 +2:28

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Peter Clarke (Blackpool).

90:00 +2:00

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Magaye Gueye.

90:00 +0:51

Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

90:00 +0:51

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:33

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nile Ranger with a headed pass.

89:37

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:37

Foul by Peter Clarke (Blackpool).

88:37 Booking

Booking Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:24

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Millwall).

88:24

Tony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:21

Offside, Blackpool. Peter Clarke tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

83:46

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

83:14

Offside, Millwall. Alan Dunne tries a through ball, but Mathias Ranégie is caught offside.

82:47 Booking

Booking Joan Oriol (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:20

Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:20

Foul by Joan Oriol (Blackpool).

81:05

Foul by Carlos Edwards (Millwall).

81:05

Edu Oriol (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Byron Webster replaces Jack Powell.

79:20

Foul by Jack Powell (Millwall).

79:20

Edu Oriol (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Magaye Gueye replaces Lee Martin.

77:55

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

77:55

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

77:14

Attempt saved. Carlos Edwards (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

75:06

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

75:06

Joan Oriol (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:53

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi with a headed pass.

74:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Edu Oriol replaces John Lundstram.

73:52

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Millwall).

73:52

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

73:04

Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:04

Foul by John Lundstram (Blackpool).

72:21

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

71:38 Booking

Booking Steve Davies (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:25

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:25

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

70:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 2, Blackpool 1. Nile Ranger (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Francois Zoko following a fast break.

70:17

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

68:38

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mathias Ranégie.

66:09

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

66:09

John Lundstram (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:14

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Millwall).

65:14

Joan Oriol (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ishmael Miller.

64:14

Attempt missed. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross following a set piece situation.

63:41

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:41

Foul by Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

63:22

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:30

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:30

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

60:50

Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:50

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

60:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Mathias Ranégie replaces Ricardo Fuller.

59:58

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Francois Zoko.

58:25

Hand ball by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

56:56

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Lundstram.

56:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Nile Ranger replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

55:43

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Powell with a cross following a corner.

55:25

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

54:41

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

54:41

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

54:02

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

54:02

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

52:00

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi.

51:29

Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

51:29

Francois Zoko (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 2, Blackpool 0. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

49:28

Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:28

Foul by Joan Oriol (Blackpool).

49:19

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.

45:12

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

45:00

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +2:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Millwall 1, Blackpool 0.

42:21

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:21

Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool).

40:12

Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

40:12

Francois Zoko (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:10

Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:39 Booking

Booking Alan Dunne (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:12

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

38:12

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

38:07

Attempt blocked. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

35:40

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

35:40

Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:45

Attempt missed. Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Lundstram with a cross following a corner.

34:12

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Scott McDonald.

33:16 Booking

Booking Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:07

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

33:07

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

32:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 1, Blackpool 0. Scott McDonald (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Powell following a set piece situation.

31:25

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:25

Foul by Joan Oriol (Blackpool).

29:56

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:56

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

29:14

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Francois Zoko.

28:39 Booking

Booking John Lundstram (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:25

Foul by John Lundstram (Blackpool).

28:25

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:13

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

27:08

Attempt blocked. Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a headed pass.

26:32

Attempt saved. Scott McDonald (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Malone.

20:25

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin.

17:46

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

17:44

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.

16:53

Attempt blocked. Alan Dunne (Millwall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams.

14:50

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

14:50

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

13:34

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Edwards with a cross.

12:18

Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:18

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

11:00

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

11:00

Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:42

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joan Oriol.

9:37

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:37

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

7:14

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:14

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

6:22

Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:22

Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

6:03

Hand ball by Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

4:58

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Edwards.

2:48

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

2:48

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

0:23

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

0:23

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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