FA Cup - Second Round
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Blackpool 1-0 Brackley Town

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Highlights: Blackpool 1-0 Brackley Town

Jamille Matt's early header secured Blackpool's place in the FA Cup third round, but they were pushed all the way by National League North side Brackley in their 1-0 victory at Bloomfield Road.

It took just six minutes for League Two Blackpool to assert their superiority, as Brad Potts' sweeping cross found Matt at the far post, and the striker nodded home from just three yards.

The hosts came close to doubling the lead before the half hour through Potts, who was twice denied by Laurie Walker, saving low at his near post before pushing away a 20-yard strike.

But Brackley, who knocked out Gillingham in round one, showed enough in the first half to trouble the hosts.

Lee Ndlovu's 12-yard effort was deflected wide after 11 minutes and they were denied by the woodwork on the stroke of half-time as Clark Robertson nearly put past his own keeper.

And they began the second half on top, as Ndlovu went through one-on-one with Sam Slocombe, but the Blackpool keeper saved with his legs.

Brackley continued to threaten and in the 78th minute Glenn Walker's curling dead-ball was headed across goal - and Tom Aldred had to clear off the line to secure Blackpool's progression.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8PottsBooked at 56mins
  • 28Payne
  • 22Pugh
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forYeatesat 66'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMcAlisterat 79'minutes
  • 19MattSubstituted forGnanduilletat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAlister
  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 17Yeates
  • 27Lyness
  • 31Gnanduillet

Brackley Town

  • 1Walker
  • 6Dean
  • 5GrahamSubstituted forLoweat 81'minutes
  • 3Gudger
  • 2Myles
  • 4Byrne
  • 8ArmsonBooked at 65mins
  • 11Walker
  • 7Walker
  • 10DigginSubstituted forMoyoat 87'minutes
  • 9NdlovuSubstituted forPittat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lowe
  • 14Moyo
  • 15Cox
  • 16Rankin
  • 17Farrell
  • 18Pitt
  • 19Noon
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,764

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamBrackley Town
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Brackley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Brackley Town 0.

Attempt saved. Matt Lowe (Brackley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Matt Lowe (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Foul by James Armson (Brackley Town).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Gareth Dean (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Pitt (Brackley Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. David Moyo replaces Steve Diggin.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. David Pitt replaces Lee Ndlovu.

Foul by Mark Yeates (Blackpool).

Shane Byrne (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brackley Town. Matt Lowe replaces Luke Graham.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steve Diggin (Brackley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jim McAlister replaces Kyle Vassell because of an injury.

Delay in match Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Ellis Myles (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Gareth Dean (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Graham (Brackley Town).

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

James Armson (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Yeates (Blackpool).

Gareth Dean (Brackley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jamille Matt.

Foul by Gareth Dean (Brackley Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. James Armson (Brackley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Brackley Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

Luke Graham (Brackley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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