The FA Cup - First Round
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Blackpool 2-0 Kidderminster Harriers

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FA Cup: Blackpool 2-0 Kidderminster highlights

Strikes from Jamille Matt and Brad Potts helped Blackpool earn their first FA Cup win since 2012 with a routine victory over National League North side Kidderminster.

On a day when Blackpool supporters were once again protesting against club owners the Oyston family prior to kick-off, on the pitch the Seasiders did pick up just their second win in seven games.

After a frustrating start, Blackpool took the lead with their first chance after 27 minutes. Kyle Vassell hooked the ball in for former Kidderminster striker Matt to nod home from six yards.

And 10 minutes later the League Two side doubled their advantage as Potts surged forward from midfield before volleying past Samuel Hornby from 18 yards as the ball popped up off a defender.

Gary Bowyer's side came close to a third just after the break as on-loan Leicester midfielder Michael Cain picked up the ball 20 yards out and curled an effort inches wide.

But Kidderminster did enough to ensure they were not on the end of a drubbing from their higher-ranked opponents, and threatened on a number of occasions.

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe and Arthur Gnahoua both had second-half shots blocked from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 3Taylor
  • 16Nolan
  • 5Robertson
  • 2Mellor
  • 8Potts
  • 26Cain
  • 4McAlister
  • 17YeatesSubstituted forDanielat 80'minutes
  • 7VassellBooked at 63minsSubstituted forCullenat 80'minutes
  • 19MattSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Daniel
  • 25Boney
  • 31Gnanduillet

Kidderminster

  • 1Hornby
  • 3Francis-AngolSubstituted forTrusloveat 45'minutes
  • 6Tunnicliffe
  • 5Lowe
  • 2Williams
  • 8McQuilkin
  • 4Carter
  • 10NgwatalaSubstituted forBrownat 64'minutes
  • 11GnahouaSubstituted forAustinat 73'minutes
  • 7Waite
  • 9Dieseruvwe

Substitutes

  • 12Austin
  • 14Brown
  • 15Stambolziev
  • 16Truslove
  • 17Evans
  • 18Palmer
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,963

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamKidderminster
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Brown (Kidderminster Harriers).

Attempt blocked. Andre Brown (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keith Lowe (Kidderminster Harriers).

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by James McQuilkin (Kidderminster Harriers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Colin Daniel replaces Mark Yeates.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Kyle Vassell.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Sam Austin (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Carter (Kidderminster Harriers).

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Eddie Nolan (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andre Brown (Kidderminster Harriers).

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Sam Austin replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Michael Cain (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Truslove (Kidderminster Harriers).

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Blackpool).

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrell Waite (Kidderminster Harriers).

Substitution

Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Andre Brown replaces Elton Ngwatala.

Booking

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

(Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elton Ngwatala (Kidderminster Harriers).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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