The FA Cup - First Round
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Exeter City 2-3 Blackpool

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Highlights: Exeter City 2-3 Blackpool

Blackpool progressed into the second round of the FA Cup thanks to three first-half goals at Exeter City.

Joe Dodoo gave the visitors the lead after just 85 seconds as he headed home after John O'Sullivan had nodded Harry Prichard's deep cross back across goal.

Mark Cullen's scrappy header from a corner doubled the lead before Pritchard tapped in the third from Dodoo's low ball across the face of goal.

Exeter weathered early Blackpool pressure and pulled a goal back through Jordan Tillson, who scored a rare goal as he followed up Pierce Sweeney's penalty which was saved by Christopher Mafoumbi.

Tristan Abraham's late long-range strike set up a grandstand finish, but Blackpool held on to reach Monday's second-round draw.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 13Hamon
  • 2SweeneySubstituted forOatesat 73'minutes
  • 4O'Shea
  • 23Croll
  • 3Woodman
  • 27Collins
  • 6TillsonBooked at 81mins
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Law
  • 11Stockley
  • 14ForteSubstituted forAbrahamsat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 17Jay
  • 18Oates
  • 19Abrahams
  • 22Weale
  • 41Dean

Blackpool

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forDelfounesoat 89'minutes
  • 16Tilt
  • 6Heneghan
  • 20Turton
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forNottinghamat 74'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Guy
  • 14Pritchard
  • 9CullenSubstituted forFeeneyat 67'minutes
  • 11DodooBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 7Delfouneso
  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Feeney
  • 26Davies
  • 30Avon
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,188

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Blackpool 3.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Pritchard (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Blackpool 3. Tristan Abrahams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Exeter City).

Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Exeter City).

Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Nottingham replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Oates replaces Pierce Sweeney because of an injury.

Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dara O'Shea (Exeter City).

Booking

Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Callum Guy (Blackpool).

Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool).

Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Blackpool 3. Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Ryan McLaughlin (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Exeter City. Jayden Stockley draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Feeney replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

John O'Sullivan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christoffer Mafoumbi.

Attempt saved. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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