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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Blackpool

Neil Critchley's reign as Blackpool manager began with a goalless draw away to Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood, whose unbeaten run extended to 11 games.

Blackpool dominated the first period and Matty Virtue twice went close in the early stages, seeing an effort well saved by Alex Cairns and then driving a shot just off target.

In the 10th minute Tangerines striker Gary Madine teed up Connor Ronan and he smashed a 25-yard half-volley just over the top.

Madine glanced a header narrowly wide as he stooped to meet Liam Feeney's cross and Nathan Delfouneso ought to have put the visitors in front when he sidefooted over from 10 yards.

Fleetwood improved after the restart and Paddy Madden headed Lewie Coyle's smart cross narrowly wide.

Substitute Ched Evans then met Madden's lay-off only to drag a shot well wide.

Blackpool sub Joe Nuttall headed over from close range late on as he connected with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's corner.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 19Gibson
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 4ConnollySubstituted forEvansat 66'minutes
  • 12Whelan
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMorrisat 78'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 21McKaySubstituted forSowerbyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Evans
  • 11Morris
  • 24Thorvaldsson
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders

Blackpool

  • 32Maxwell
  • 42Moore
  • 6Heneghan
  • 26HusbandBooked at 64mins
  • 11Feeney
  • 17Virtue-ThickBooked at 80mins
  • 40Ronan
  • 15Dewsbury-Hall
  • 29MacDonald
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGnanduilletat 80'minutes
  • 30MadineSubstituted forNuttallat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Edwards
  • 8Spearing
  • 16Garrity
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 24Nuttall
  • 27Ward
  • 28Sims
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,884

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calum MacDonald (Blackpool).

Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Barrie McKay.

Offside, Blackpool. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Armand Gnanduillet is caught offside.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Husband.

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Lewis Gibson.

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Taylor Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Booking

Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Wes Burns.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Ronan (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans replaces Callum Connolly.

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool).

Booking

James Husband (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Husband (Blackpool).

Offside, Blackpool. Matthew Virtue-Thick tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Barrie McKay (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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