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Gillingham 0-1 Blackpool

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.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 12Fuller
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 71minsSubstituted forListat 76'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Oldaker
  • 34OgilvieSubstituted forParkerat 88'minutes
  • 11Charles-CookSubstituted forParrettat 77'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 8Parrett
  • 14Parker
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 19Simpson
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 12Nottingham
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 27Bola
  • 20Turton
  • 25Guy
  • 8SpearingBooked at 89mins
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forThompsonat 60'minutes
  • 7DelfounesoBooked at 66mins
  • 9CullenSubstituted forPritchardat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dodoo
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 15Thompson
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 24Feeney
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,055

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 0, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Blackpool 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Booking

    Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Parker replaces Connor Ogilvie.

  14. Post update

    Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Harry Pritchard replaces Mark Cullen.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Elliott List (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Charlton178452620628
7Accrington177732119228
8Coventry178452018228
9Blackpool166731815325
10Doncaster177462524125
11Walsall177461924-525
12Fleetwood176562419523
13Southend177282122-123
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham175392629-318
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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