Match ends, Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Armand Gnanduillet scored twice as Blackpool crept back into the League One play-off places with a home win over AFC Wimbledon.
Top-scorer Gnanduillet's second-half brace secured back-to-back league wins that moved the Seasiders up to fifth.
Sullay Kaikai fired against the crossbar from outside the area early on and Nathan Delfouneso hooked the rebound over as the hosts dominated.
Kaikai's free-kick curled off target, while Matty Virtue chested down Jay Spearing's pass but fired straight at visiting goalkeeper Nathan Trott.
At the other end Jak Alnwick punched Max Sanders' curling free-kick to safety and the Blackpool goalkeeper collected Terell Thomas' drive at the second time of asking ahead of Marcus Forss.
After a goalless first half, the hosts took the lead six minutes after the restart when Gnanduillet's effort flew in following Delfouneso's good work.
Gnanduillet secured the points with nine minutes remaining after slotting home Liam Feeney's cross from close range.
Trott parried substitute Joe Nuttall's effort to an onrushing Kaikai who could not apply the finishing touch, while Alnwick kept Forss' shot out as the Dons failed to find a consolation.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forGuyat 76'minutes
- 29MacDonaldSubstituted forTiltat 88'minutes
- 21GnanduilletSubstituted forNuttallat 84'minutes
- 2O'NeillBooked at 28mins
- 23SandersSubstituted forReillyat 62'minutes
- 19McLoughlinSubstituted forHartiganat 62'minutes
- 11PinnockSubstituted forAppiahat 78'minutes
- 39PigottBooked at 41mins
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.
Attempt saved. Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.
Substitution, Blackpool. Curtis Tilt replaces Calum MacDonald.
Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dangerous play by Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon).
Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke O'Neill with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).
Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Armand Gnanduillet.
Goal! Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney.
Attempt missed. Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Mitchell Pinnock.
Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Guy replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.
James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).
Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).