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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Blackpool

Blackpool captain Jay Spearing scored a late penalty to boost their play-off hopes with a 2-1 win at 10-man Accrington.

Spearing sent his penalty straight down the middle after Callum Johnson brought down Liam Feeney and, immediately after, Stanley goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov was shown a straight red card for throwing a bottle back into the crowd behind his goal.

John Coleman and Blackpool assistant Gary Brabin were also shown yellow cards late on in a feisty League One game.

The Seasiders, bolstered by 1,800 travelling fans, opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Joe Dodoo found Matty Virtue and the midfielder stroked the ball home.

Stanley equalised midway through the first half when Liam Gibson played a ball to on-loan Middlesbrough striker Luke Armstrong, who fired home his second league goal from around 10 yards.

Stanley came close to taking the lead five minutes into the second half when Sam Finley's thunderous 25-yard strike hit the crossbar.

Evtimov then had to be in superb form, denying Chris Long and Armand Gnanduillet before the penalty and frantic finish as Blackpool grabbed their first win in five games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30EvtimovBooked at 83mins
  • 2Johnson
  • 3HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 4DonacienBooked at 73mins
  • 18RodgersSubstituted forKeeat 90'minutes
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forMaxtedat 84'minutes
  • 26Barlaser
  • 14Finley
  • 33GibsonSubstituted forWoodat 82'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 12mins
  • 39Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 16Wood
  • 24Williams
  • 29Kee
  • 38Smyth

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 6Heneghan
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forPritchardat 74'minutes
  • 5EvansSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutes
  • 24Feeney
  • 11DodooBooked at 30minsSubstituted forLongat 50'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 2Daniels
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 15Thompson
  • 19Taylor
  • 31Long
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,792

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Blackpool 2.

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

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

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Anderton (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt saved. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee replaces Harvey Rodgers.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Booking

Will Wood (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Wood (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt blocked. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Attempt blocked. Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jon Maxted replaces Jordan Clark.

Dismissal

Dimitar Evtimov (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Wood replaces Liam Gibson.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Blackpool 2. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Blackpool. Liam Feeney draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Harry Pritchard replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Booking

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton35229469294075
2Barnsley352010562283470
3Sunderland341814261322968
4Portsmouth351811660372365
5Charlton35179951351660
6Doncaster341510960431755
7Peterborough351510105648855
8Blackpool351312103634251
9Coventry35148133838050
10Fleetwood351310124637949
11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
13Southend35125184448-441
14Plymouth35118164556-1141
15Accrington341011133546-1141
16Scunthorpe35118164260-1841
17Shrewsbury35913133845-740
18Gillingham35117174658-1240
19Oxford Utd35912144353-1039
20Walsall35109163755-1839
21Bristol Rovers34910153537-237
22Rochdale3597194274-3234
23Bradford3596203960-2133
24Wimbledon3586212853-2530
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