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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Gillingham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Gillingham 3.

  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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

  9. 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.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Mandron replaces Jordan Roberts.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Grant Ward replaces Connor Ronan.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham30175854302456
2Peterborough32167964372755
3Coventry291412341281354
4Wycombe3115883936353
5Sunderland30149741261551
6Portsmouth29148743301350
7Ipswich311310841301149
8Doncaster30139846291748
9Fleetwood29139744341048
10Oxford Utd29129847331445
11Gillingham30101373629743
12Burton30111094138343
13Bristol Rovers30109113341-839
14Lincoln City32115163840-238
15Blackpool29910103837137
16Accrington3099124143-236
17Shrewsbury29811102534-935
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3078153544-929
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3037203376-4316
23Bolton2858152459-3511
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