The FA Cup - First Round
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Boreham Wood 2-1 Blackpool

Dan Holman's late goal saw National League club Boreham Wood knock League One side Blackpool out of the FA Cup.

Danny Philliskirk latched on to Nathan Delfouneso's through-ball to fire the Seasiders into a second-half lead.

Substitute Blair Turgott converted Kane Smith's cross from eight yards to make it 1-1 soon after.

Fellow substitute Holman struck from close range with just two minutes remaining as the hosts produced one of the biggest shocks of the first round.

The Seasiders, who won the FA Cup in 1953, wasted a number of chances before the break with Callum Cooke having a shot blocked by keeper Grant Smith as well as hitting the post.

David Stephens went close to putting the hosts in front after half an hour with a header.

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard:

"When it went 1-1 I looked at the clock and I thought if the referee blew the whistle then, I would be happy.

"But we looked strong, we looked fit, so credit to the players.

"It's about the glory of beating a league side for the first time in our history. It puts a marker down, and looking at what Sutton and Lincoln did last year, why not?"

Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer:

"It's very hard to take because we controlled the game throughout.

"We're disappointed to be out. I thought we applied ourselves properly and played the right way.

"The only disappointing factor was the two goals, and the manner of the two goals."

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smith
  • 8Champion
  • 6Stephens
  • 5Wells
  • 2SmithBooked at 80mins
  • 4Ricketts
  • 10MurtaghBooked at 74mins
  • 19BalantaSubstituted forTurgottat 65'minutes
  • 3Woodards
  • 15JeffersSubstituted forHolmanat 66'minutes
  • 11Andrade

Substitutes

  • 7Shakes
  • 9Benson
  • 13Bozkurt
  • 17Turley
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Turgott
  • 24Holman

Blackpool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 26Allsop
  • 2Mellor
  • 6Aimson
  • 12Wilmer-AndertonSubstituted forGnanduilletat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Turton
  • 14RyanSubstituted forS Longstaffat 77'minutes
  • 44Spearing
  • 24Cooke
  • 3Taylor
  • 18PhilliskirkSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 77'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 10Clayton
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 15S Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 27Quigley
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,041

Match Stats

Home TeamBoreham WoodAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Boreham Wood 2, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 2, Blackpool 1.

  3. Booking

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

    Mark Ricketts (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Nick Anderton.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Boreham Wood 2, Blackpool 1. Dan Holman (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Stephens (Boreham Wood) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nick Anderton (Blackpool).

  15. Post update

    Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Blair Turgott (Boreham Wood).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nick Anderton (Blackpool).

  20. Post update

    Bruno Andrade (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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