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Blackpool 1-1 Colchester United

Blackpool's winless run was extended to five games as they were held at home by fellow League Two play-off chasers Colchester.

The Seasiders struck with the first real chance after 12 minutes as Nathan Delfouneso jinked past his man and delivered a pinpoint chip into the area, where Jamille Matt turned the ball home from three yards.

Blackpool goalkeeper Sam Slocombe denied Matthew Briggs with a sensational save to push the ball behind after 17 minutes, but the visitors did equalise from the resulting corner as Kurtis Guthrie prodded in from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

Somehow, Colchester failed to re-take the lead on the stroke of half-time as Slocombe produced a brilliant save from George Elokobi's close-range effort, before Guthrie headed against the bar from two yards.

Blackpool should have clinched the win 15 minutes from time, as Tom Aldred was found unmarked from a corner, but he headed wide from eight yards.

Colchester finished the game with 10 men, after substitute Sean Murray was shown a straight red for a bad tackle on Jim McAlister in injury time.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Aimson
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forNolanat 90+7'minutes
  • 35Danns
  • 8PottsSubstituted forDanielat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Flores
  • 3TaylorBooked at 67mins
  • 19Matt
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Daniel
  • 27Lyness
  • 28Payne
  • 29Odelusi

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18EastmanBooked at 68mins
  • 6Kent
  • 15Elokobi
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forVincent-Youngat 81'minutes
  • 24SlaterSubstituted forMurrayat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Lapslie
  • 22Garvan
  • 3BriggsBooked at 77mins
  • 9Porter
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forJohnstoneat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vincent-Young
  • 17Johnstone
  • 23Murray
  • 27Pyke
  • 29Brill
  • 30Doyley
  • 31Fosu-Henry
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,772

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Eddie Nolan replaces Jim McAlister because of an injury.

Booking

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Sean Murray (Colchester United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).

Delay in match Tom Eastman (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kane Vincent-Young replaces Richard Brindley.

Will Aimson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Flores (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

Booking

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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