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Stevenage 0-2 Blackpool

Blackpool's promotion hopes were given a boost as two second-half goals handed them victory over Stevenage.

Both teams were locked on 27 points going into the game, just outside the play-off positions, and substitute Bright Osayi-Samuel's curled finish from the edge of the box initially separated the well-matched sides.

Mark Cullen scored a late second to seal Blackpool's eighth league win of the campaign following their 4-1 win against Newport in their last league outing.

The first half was a close affair as Tom Pett and Kyle Vassell impressed for Stevenage and Blackpool respectively.

In the second half Brad Potts was unable to find the target from a free header and Fraser Franks forced a save from Sam Slocombe.

Eventually 18-year-old Osayi-Samuel broke the deadlock in the 77th minute with a curling finish past Chris Day from the edge of the box - his first senior goal.

Cullen then took advantage of Dean Wells' slip to pick the ball out of the air and fire in six minutes from time.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 19Wells
  • 5Franks
  • 11PettBooked at 64mins
  • 4King
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 83mins
  • 23CowansSubstituted forMcAnuffat 78'minutes
  • 22LeeSubstituted forLiburdat 73'minutes
  • 13McKirdySubstituted forGoddenat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 9Liburd
  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 24Godden
  • 28Kerr

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15AldredBooked at 38mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Potts
  • 28Payne
  • 22Pugh
  • 18PhilliskirkBooked at 51minsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 71'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMcAlisterat 90+1'minutes
  • 19MattSubstituted forCullenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAlister
  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 17Yeates
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,513

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Blackpool 2.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jim McAlister replaces Kyle Vassell.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Pett.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 0, Blackpool 2. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Taylor.

Booking

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jobi McAnuff replaces Henry Cowans.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 0, Blackpool 1. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Henry Cowans (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Rowan Liburd replaces Charlie Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Booking

Tom Pett (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Matt Godden replaces Harry McKirdy.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Jamille Matt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Foul by Harry McKirdy (Stevenage).

goal

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