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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Blackpool

Substitute Romuald Boco scored two late goals to give Accrington a 2-1 win over Lancashire rivals Blackpool.

Boco fired home a penalty in the 89th minute after former Stanley player Tom Aldred was adjudged to have pushed him in the area.

And then, in the fourth minute of added time, the midfielder got on the end of Sean McConville's cross to tap home the winner.

It was agony for Blackpool who went ahead after 81 minutes when substitute Michael Cain curled a 20-yard free-kick around the wall and into the bottom corner.

And goalkeeper Elliot Parish denied the Seasiders a second a minute later with a superb save from Brad Potts.

The game struggled to get going in the first half, but livened up after the break with Kyle Vassell flashing a shot just wide for Blackpool while Parish denied Jamille Matt from distance.

McConville had an effort tipped away one-handed by Sam Slocombe before the late drama.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Parish
  • 6VynerSubstituted forMcCartanat 86'minutes
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30Donacien
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forBocoat 62'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 90mins
  • 8BrownBooked at 80mins
  • 11McConville
  • 7Clark
  • 9GornellSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 10McCartan
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 17Lacey
  • 20Chapman

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Taylor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forCainat 70'minutes
  • 28Payne
  • 8Potts
  • 19MattSubstituted forCullenat 70'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forGnanduilletat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 17Yeates
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 25Boney
  • 26Cain
  • 31Gnanduillet
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,754

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Blackpool 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Blackpool 1. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean McConville.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Cain (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Booking

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Blackpool 1. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Tom Aldred (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco draws a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Zak Vyner.

  17. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Blackpool 1. Michael Cain (Blackpool) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  20. Booking

    Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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