The FA Cup - Second Round
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Blackpool 3-1 Maidstone United

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FA Cup: Blackpool 3-1 Maidstone United highlights

Nathan Delfouneso netted a second-half brace as League One Blackpool survived a scare to come from behind and beat National League South Maidstone at Bloomfield Road in the FA Cup second round.

Saidou Khan's magnificent strike handed the Stones the advantage before the Tangerines rallied after half-time through George Elokobi's own-goal and Delfouneso's quick-fire double.

The visitors stunned the hosts before the half-hour mark when Khan rasped home a sublime half-volley from the edge of the box and went close to adding his and Maidstone's second in stoppage time as Blackpool were booed off.

But the Tangerines equalised two minutes after the restart when Joe Nuttall's cross was blasted by Ryan Johnson into Elokobi and trickled over the line.

Blackpool then took the lead three minutes later when Delfouneso headed Sullay Kaikai's cross past Jake Cole.

And Delfouneso celebrated his second moments later as he pounced on Elokobi's poor pass and went one-on-one to finish smartly.

Cole denied Kaikai twice in 10 minutes to prevent a fourth Blackpool goal, while Ross Marshall's fierce strike was deflected wide for the visitors.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Maidstone United head coach Hakan Hayrettin told BBC Radio Kent:

"That that five minutes [that Blackpool scored] out of the game and I thought we were brilliant. We spoke at half-time about how important the next 10 minutes were.

"I don't think we dealt with it pretty well. In fact it was not good by even our standards, the way we defended, and we paid the price.

"There's 72 places between the two teams and I don't think you would have seen that on the day so we're happy with our performance apart from that five minutes."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Heneghan
  • 26Husband
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forWestonat 89'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forThompsonat 78'minutes
  • 29MacDonaldSubstituted forTurtonat 45'minutes
  • 10Kaikai
  • 24Nuttall
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 14Scannell
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Tilt
  • 20Turton
  • 25Guy
  • 36Weston

Maidstone United

  • 1Cole
  • 2Hoyte
  • 6Elokobi
  • 12Chesmain
  • 19Johnson
  • 15Wishart
  • 4Marshall
  • 8JamesSubstituted forTemelciat 80'minutes
  • 18Khan
  • 17AllenSubstituted forAmaluzorat 60'minutes
  • 10AkanbiSubstituted forMcClureat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pennell
  • 5Temelci
  • 7Kyei
  • 11Amaluzor
  • 14Embery
  • 16Lewington
  • 20McClure
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,977

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMaidstone United
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Maidstone United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Maidstone United 1.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zihni Temelci (Maidstone United).

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Tony Weston replaces Liam Feeney.

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Attempt blocked. Ross Marshall (Maidstone United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Zihni Temelci replaces Cameron James.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Thompson replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Matt McClure (Maidstone United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Johnson.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Johnson.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jake Cole.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by James Husband.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Justin Amaluzor replaces Iffy Allen.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Noah Chesmain (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ross Marshall (Maidstone United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ryan Edwards (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iffy Allen (Maidstone United).

Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Iffy Allen (Maidstone United).

Corner, Maidstone United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Iffy Allen (Maidstone United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Husband (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Maidstone United 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Maidstone United 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai.

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