Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Blackpool 0.
A second-half goal from defender Mark Connolly secured Crawley their third win in the past four games with a 1-0 home victory over Blackpool.
Connolly settled a tight first meeting between the clubs with his first goal since returning for a second spell with the Red Devils.
Crawley midfielder Billy Clifford put a shot across the face of the goal early on before Adi Yussuf should have hit the target for the hosts but fired over from a good position.
Blackpool winger Danny Philliskirk threatened when his header was saved by goalkeeper Glenn Morris after a ball into the area by Jack Payne.
More good work by Payne later set up striker Armand Gnanduillet, but the Frenchman headed wide.
Crawley had a let off just before the interval when Philliskirk shot wastefully wide after being set up by Kyle Vassell.
Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn, put through by James Collins, was denied by visiting keeper Dean Lyness 11 minutes after the break.
But Crawley struck with 21 minutes left when a Clifford corner was flicked on by Joe McNerney and Connolly glanced home a header.
Blackpool applied some late pressure but could find no way through a stubborn home defence.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6ConnollyBooked at 50mins
- 21YussufSubstituted forBantonat 60'minutes
- 18CliffordSubstituted forDaveyat 90+1'minutes
- 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 90'minutes
- 3TaylorSubstituted forDanielat 22'minutes
- 18PhilliskirkSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 64'minutes
- 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 62'minutes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Blackpool 0.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Alex Davey replaces Billy Clifford.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.
Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Banton.
Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).
Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).
Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).
Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).
Jamille Matt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jason Banton (Crawley Town).
Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.