The FA Cup - First Round

Blackpool 4-1 Morecambe

Armand Gnanduillet scored his 10th goal of the season as Blackpool beat Morecambe 4-1 to reach the FA Cup second round.

Nathan Delfouneso, Gnanduillet, Matty Virtue and Sullay Kaikai all scored, with Cole Stockton's reply a mere consolation for Morecambe, despite the Shrimps twice hitting the woodwork.

Mark Halstead had already saved from Delfouneso and Gnanduillet when the former was on hand to head Blackpool in front after nine minutes from Kaikai's badly sliced effort.

Mark Lavelle clattered the bar after 22 minutes, but Gnanduillet doubled Blackpool's lead in the 24th when he headed in from Kaikai's corner.

Stockton was next to hit the woodwork after his brilliant turn and volley hit the post with 43 minutes gone.

Blackpool once again took full advantage with Virtue tapping in from close range two minutes later after Halstead denied Gnanduillet.

Stockton did pull one back on the stroke of half-time, however, following in after Jak Alnwick spilt Tom Brewitt's shot.

But Kaikai sealed Blackpool's victory after 84 minutes with a delicate finish to book the Seasiders' second-round place.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Alnwick
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Heneghan
  • 26Husband
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forNuttallat 79'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forGuyat 61'minutes
  • 29MacDonaldSubstituted forTurtonat 61'minutes
  • 10Kaikai
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 21Gnanduillet


  • 14Scannell
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Tilt
  • 20Turton
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims


Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Halstead
  • 27TannerBooked at 49mins
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3ConlanBooked at 35mins
  • 6TutteSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 45'minutes
  • 14Brewitt
  • 15WildigBooked at 53mins
  • 7O'SullivanBooked at 27minsSubstituted forCranstonat 74'minutes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes
  • 8Alessandra


  • 1Roche
  • 2Buxton
  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Sutton
  • 24Miller
  • 33Cranston
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Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMorecambe
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    Match ends, Blackpool 4, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 4, Morecambe 1.

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    Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

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    Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

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    Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

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    Foul by Callum Guy (Blackpool).

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    Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 4, Morecambe 1. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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    Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

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    Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

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    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by George Tanner.

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    James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Liam Feeney.

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    Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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    Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left.

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