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Blackpool 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Blackpool moved up to sixth with a resounding win at home to Cheltenham to boost their League Two play-off chances.

Goals from Mark Cullen, Clark Robertson and Neil Danns did the damage, but the Seasiders remain just two points clear of 10th-placed Carlisle as the battle for the top seven intensifies.

Danns almost put Blackpool ahead after 20 minutes, surging through the middle and firing a low shot from 18 yards which cannoned back off the post.

The Seasiders were in front eight minutes later in slightly fortuitous circumstances. Colin Daniel's left-wing cross was cleared by Jordan Cranston straight against Cullen and it rebounded into the net from two yards.

The lead was doubled six minutes later when a series of goalline blocks denied a host of Blackpool players before the ball fell to defender Robertson who thumped into the roof of the net from 15 yards.

Cheltenham almost grabbed a lifeline goal after 56 minutes as Carl Winchester whipped a cross in from the right which had Sam Slocombe scrambling and bounced off the top of the crossbar.

But Blackpool sealed the win after 62 minutes when Daniel squared for Danns, who had the simple task of slotting home from eight yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 35DannsSubstituted forBlackat 81'minutes
  • 28Payne
  • 23DanielBooked at 59minsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 79'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 9CullenSubstituted forVassellat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 7Vassell
  • 12Flores
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 37Black

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 27Winchester
  • 15Boyle
  • 23Onariase
  • 17CranstonSubstituted forDavisat 63'minutes
  • 7PellSubstituted forMunnsat 69'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 18Rowe
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 64'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 32Plavotic
  • 33Davis
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,775

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Ian Black (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by William Boyle.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Taylor (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

  11. Post update

    Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Neil Danns.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Colin Daniel.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Kyle Vassell replaces Mark Cullen.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Carl Winchester.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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