Match ends, Gillingham 0, Blackpool 1.
Nathan Delfouneso's fourth goal of the season earned Blackpool victory over Gillingham to end their three-match losing streak in all competitions.
Delfouneso headed in the winner four minutes into the second half after Chris Taylor capitalised on a mistake by Gills defender Max Ehmer.
Blackpool's best chance before that fell to Michael Nottingham, who saw his deflected cross flash past a post midway through the first half.
Gillingham, who had scored seven goals in their two previous games and conceded none, came closest to a first-half opener when loanee Connor Ogilvie hit the crossbar with a snap-shot after 11 minutes following a bright start.
Darren Oldaker's swerving free-kick was well saved by an alert Christoffer Mafoumbi and Brandon Hanlan curled a low shot wide from the edge of the box shortly before the break.
Substitute Jordan Thompson almost doubled the visitors' advantage but Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy produced a smart save to keep out his powerful drive.
Barry Fuller had the Gills' best chance in their hunt for an equaliser - a low shot that was claimed by Mafoumbi at the second attempt six minutes from time.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2O'NeillBooked at 71minsSubstituted forListat 76'minutes
- 34OgilvieSubstituted forParkerat 88'minutes
- 11Charles-CookSubstituted forParrettat 77'minutes
- 8SpearingBooked at 89mins
- 19TaylorSubstituted forThompsonat 60'minutes
- 7DelfounesoBooked at 66mins
- 9CullenSubstituted forPritchardat 85'minutes
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Blackpool 1.
Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).
Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).
Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).
Attempt saved. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Parker replaces Connor Ogilvie.
Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).
Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Blackpool. Harry Pritchard replaces Mark Cullen.
Attempt saved. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).