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Blackpool 3-1 Morecambe

Blackpool picked up their first home win since November with a hard-fought victory in the Lancashire seaside derby against Morecambe.

The hosts went ahead after 14 minutes as Brad Potts' whipped cross from the right was glanced in from six yards by Mark Cullen.

Potts threatened again in the 28th minute, superbly controlling the ball inside the area before drilling a strike inches wide of the far post.

Morecambe missed a golden chance to equalise after 37 minutes when the unmarked Paul Mullin saw his mis-hit effort from eight yards saved by Dean Lyness.

Blackpool extended their lead after 54 minutes as Kelvin Mellor fed Potts inside the area and the midfielder stroked the ball home to round off a superb counter-attack.

Gary Bowyer's men should have been out of sight on 64 minutes when a stumble from Peter Murphy gifted Jordan Flores a one-on-one chance, but he was denied by visiting goalkeeper Barry Roche.

The advantage was extended 10 minutes from time as Bright Osayi-Samuel's shot deflected in off Ryan Edwards.

Morecambe grabbed a consolation goal three minutes later when Antony Evans thumped home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 27Lyness
  • 6Aimson
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 2Mellor
  • 8Potts
  • 28PayneSubstituted forBlackat 84'minutes
  • 12FloresSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 67'minutes
  • 23DanielBooked at 63mins
  • 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 73'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 16Nolan
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 25Boney
  • 29Odelusi
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 36Correia
  • 37Black

Morecambe

  • 1RocheBooked at 88mins
  • 2WakefieldSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 19Duckworth
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forMcGowanat 74'minutes
  • 8MurphyBooked at 55mins
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
  • 10Molyneux
  • 11Ellison
  • 7Mullin

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 6Winnard
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 21Evans
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
3,453

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Morecambe 1.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Michael Duckworth (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Barry Roche (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Jack Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Morecambe 1. Antony Evans (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ryan Edwards, Morecambe. Blackpool 3, Morecambe 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Jordan Flores.

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

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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