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Blackpool 3-1 Fleetwood Town

Blackpool roared to a convincing victory against Fleetwood in a feisty derby encounter on the north west coast.

Pockets of crowd trouble led to the game being held up for a couple of minutes after Blackpool's third goal, but the result sees the Seasiders leapfrog Fleetwood in the table and make it six unbeaten in the league.

The hosts went in front early on as Liam Feeney fired home his first Blackpool goal from 15 yards after Nathan Delfouneso's cross was not cleared.

Fleetwood came close to a leveller when Paddy Madden fired across goal and narrowly wide after he met Josh Morris's neat lay-off.

Less than two minutes into the second period Blackpool went two clear, when Sullay Kaikai curled in a free-kick from just outside the box.

Blackpool cemented their superiority in the 65th minute, when Armand Gnanduillet rose superbly to head Feeney's cross in off the post.

Substitute Conor McAleny struck a late Fleetwood consolation from 20 yards, before Blackpool defender Ryan Edwards headed against his own crossbar in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20Turton
  • 6HeneghanBooked at 15mins
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 59mins
  • 26HusbandBooked at 90mins
  • 11Feeney
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forTiltat 90+4'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 83minsSubstituted forNuttallat 90+8'minutes
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forThompsonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hardie
  • 14Scannell
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Tilt
  • 24Nuttall
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald

Fleetwood

  • 31Crellin
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Souttar
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 28SowerbyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMcAlenyat 65'minutes
  • 8DempseyBooked at 13mins
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forEvansat 54'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 11Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 4Clarke
  • 9Evans
  • 10McAleny
  • 14Southam
  • 27Biggins
  • 34Garner
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
10,355

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Fleetwood Town 1.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Husband (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

William Crellin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Husband (Blackpool).

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Curtis Tilt replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Husband.

Attempt blocked. Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Josh Morris with a cross.

Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Josh Morris is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Eastham.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Thompson replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Fleetwood Town 1. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Lewie Coyle tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James Husband (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt saved. Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ched Evans.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Fleetwood Town 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
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11Sunderland187562420426
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