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Blackpool 2-3 Gillingham

Brandon Hanlan scored a dramatic added-time winner as Gillingham came from behind to beat Blackpool 3-2.

Top-scorer Armand Gnanduillet gave the Bloomfield Road outfit an early lead, but John Akinde levelled for the Gills after the break

Regan Charles-Cook handed the visitors the advantage before Nathan Delfouneso's injury-time header looked to have earned a draw, only for Hanlan to strike at the death for the Gills.

After Jack Bonham stopped Gary Madine firing the Seasiders ahead, Gnanduillet did just that moments later with a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

Chances for Connor Ronan and Madine went begging before Akinde drifted in behind and slotted home a 73rd-minute equaliser, despite Chris Maxwell's best efforts in the home goal.

And the hosts were stunned when moments later Charles-Cook blasted home to put the Gills 2-1 up.

Gillingham nearly grabbed a third as Jack Tucker's header struck the woodwork, but instead Delfouneso nodded home the equaliser.

The late drama was not over, though, as Hanlan's close-range header at the death secured the three points for Gillingham.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 32Maxwell
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 42Moore
  • 3Bola
  • 11Feeney
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forVirtue-Thickat 45'minutes
  • 15Dewsbury-Hall
  • 40RonanBooked at 24minsSubstituted forWardat 83'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 30MadineSubstituted forDelfounesoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Delfouneso
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Nuttall
  • 26Husband
  • 27Ward
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 19GrahamSubstituted forO'Keefeat 45'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 17PringleSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 70'minutes
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forMandronat 90'minutes
  • 15Akinde
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 8Willock
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 21Walsh
  • 22Lee
  • 26Woods
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
6,816

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Gillingham 3.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Gillingham 3. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt blocked. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Akinde.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Marc Bola (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Gillingham 2. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Mandron replaces Jordan Roberts.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Grant Ward replaces Connor Ronan.

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

Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Gillingham. John Akinde tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Regan Charles-Cook with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Gary Madine.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Gillingham 2. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Gary Madine (Blackpool).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Gillingham 1. John Akinde (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Roberts with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Connor Ronan (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Offside, Gillingham. Barry Fuller tries a through ball, but Brandon Hanlan is caught offside.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Turton.

Foul by Connor Ronan (Blackpool).

Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Tucker following a corner.

goal

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