Match ends, Blackpool 3, Morecambe 1.
Blackpool picked up their first home win since November with a hard-fought victory in the Lancashire seaside derby against Morecambe.
The hosts went ahead after 14 minutes as Brad Potts' whipped cross from the right was glanced in from six yards by Mark Cullen.
Potts threatened again in the 28th minute, superbly controlling the ball inside the area before drilling a strike inches wide of the far post.
Morecambe missed a golden chance to equalise after 37 minutes when the unmarked Paul Mullin saw his mis-hit effort from eight yards saved by Dean Lyness.
Blackpool extended their lead after 54 minutes as Kelvin Mellor fed Potts inside the area and the midfielder stroked the ball home to round off a superb counter-attack.
Gary Bowyer's men should have been out of sight on 64 minutes when a stumble from Peter Murphy gifted Jordan Flores a one-on-one chance, but he was denied by visiting goalkeeper Barry Roche.
The advantage was extended 10 minutes from time as Bright Osayi-Samuel's shot deflected in off Ryan Edwards.
Morecambe grabbed a consolation goal three minutes later when Antony Evans thumped home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 28PayneSubstituted forBlackat 84'minutes
- 12FloresSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 67'minutes
- 23DanielBooked at 63mins
- 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 73'minutes
- 1RocheBooked at 88mins
- 2WakefieldSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes
- 17FlemingSubstituted forMcGowanat 74'minutes
- 8MurphyBooked at 55mins
- 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Morecambe 1.
Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).
Michael Duckworth (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.
Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).
Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).
Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Barry Roche (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Barry Roche (Morecambe).
Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Dean Lyness.
Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Jack Payne.