Match ends, Notts County 1, Blackpool 0.
Blackpool lost ground in their hunt for a League Two play-off place as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Notts County at Meadow Lane.
Centre-half Richard Duffy's fourth goal of the season was all that separated the two sides, heading into an unguarded net after Blackpool goalkeeper Sam Slocombe had brilliantly kept out Jorge Grant's free-kick.
A win for the Tangerines would have all-but secured a play-off place, but their fate will now be decided on the final day of the season when they host already-relegated Leyton Orient.
County stopper Adam Collin had already palmed away Neil Danns' cross that was sneaking in and also held a late Brad Potts header as Blackpool searched for an equaliser.
But it was the Magpies who had the better chances throughout the 90 minutes.
Veteran striker Jon Stead brought a good save from Slocombe before the break and an even better one from 20 yards after the interval after a brilliant solo run.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 10YeatesSubstituted forCampbellat 74'minutes
- 12MilsomBooked at 74mins
- 17GrantSubstituted forForteat 88'minutes
- 30SteadSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutes
- 3TaylorSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 71'minutes
- 35DannsSubstituted forFloresat 78'minutes
- 9CullenSubstituted forVassellat 71'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Blackpool 0.
Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).
(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.
Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jorge Grant.
Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).
Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).
Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).
Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Jon Stead.