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Blackpool 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Sullay Kaikai made a goal-scoring return as Blackpool ended a run of three straight home defeats with victory over MK Dons at Bloomfield Road.

Seasiders winger Kaikai, back after a month out with a hamstring injury, met CJ Hamilton's low cross and finished clinically midway through the second half to earn the home side three points.

Goalkeepers Chris Maxwell and Andrew Fisher were untroubled in the first half as both sides failed to sustain any attacking pressure.

Blackpool's best first-half opening came in the 23rd minute as Hamilton found his way in behind but failed to find a team-mate with a clipped cross.

Dons defender Regan Poole almost marked his 100th career appearance with the opening goal before the break but his volley defected just wide.

Hamilton found Kaikai with a pinpoint cross in the 66th minute, and the Crystal Palace youth product powered the ball home past Dons keeper Fisher from close range to hand Neil Critchley's side victory.

Substitute Dan Kemp almost doubled the home side's advantage but had his low effort saved five minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Maxwell
  • 20Turton
  • 21EkpitetaBooked at 90mins
  • 26Ballard
  • 15Mitchell
  • 5Williams
  • 31WoodburnSubstituted forSarkicat 69'minutes
  • 18Ward
  • 10KaikaiBooked at 47minsSubstituted forKempat 80'minutes
  • 9YatesSubstituted forMadineat 87'minutes
  • 22Hamilton

Substitutes

  • 2Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 6Robson
  • 7Sarkic
  • 13Sims
  • 14Madine
  • 19Kemp
  • 23Grétarsson

MK Dons

  • 13Fisher
  • 2Williams
  • 4KeoghBooked at 90mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 5Poole
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forGladwinat 54'minutes
  • 8KasumuBooked at 15mins
  • 10Fraser
  • 21Harvie
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJeromeat 62'minutes
  • 20MasonSubstituted forWalkerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nicholls
  • 7Gladwin
  • 11Walker
  • 15O'Hora
  • 24Houghton
  • 29Sorinola
  • 35Jerome
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home25
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, MK Dons 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Booking

    Richard Keogh (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Marvin Ekpiteta (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Cameron Jerome (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Foul by George Williams (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    CJ Hamilton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Regan Poole (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by CJ Hamilton (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by George Williams.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Gary Madine replaces Jerry Yates.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Harvie (MK Dons).

  15. Post update

    Oliver Sarkic (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Kemp (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Kemp (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by CJ Hamilton.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (MK Dons).

  20. Post update

    Grant Ward (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City8611135819
2Peterborough8602126618
3Hull8602126618
4Ipswich8512147716
5Portsmouth8422127514
6Sunderland742184414
7Doncaster7412147713
8Charlton741275213
9Plymouth83321110112
10Accrington7403910-112
11Bristol Rovers732289-111
12Fleetwood8314108210
13Crewe731386210
14Gillingham8314912-310
15Rochdale8314712-510
16Wimbledon82331011-19
17Blackpool8215712-57
18Wigan8215612-67
19Northampton8215714-77
20Shrewsbury713357-26
21Swindon7205913-46
22Oxford Utd6204812-46
23MK Dons8125812-45
24Burton8125916-75
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