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Blackpool 1-0 Stevenage

Blackpool ended Stevenage's nine-game unbeaten run and moved to within three points of the League Two play-off places with a win at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders took the lead after 15 minutes from the penalty spot. Jordan Flores' floating cross was adjudged to have been handled by Stevenage skipper Jack King, and Mark Cullen stepped up to convert.

Stevenage should have levelled after 39 minutes, when Dean Lyness produced a great save with his feet to deny King from six yards, before the defender then blasted over from the rebound.

But the visitors were grateful to Luke Wilkinson after 43 minutes, as he produced a superb goalmouth block to keep out Colin Daniel's close-range strike.

Stevenage, who had won eight of their previous nine, started the second half well and Ben Kennedy tested Lyness within two minutes.

Chances continued to come at both ends as Cullen was denied a second when his goal-bound prod from close range was blocked on the line by Kennedy after 62 minutes.

The Seasiders should have extended the lead 10 minutes from time, but Jamille Matt hit the post with a sitter from six yards after Ian Black's strike was parried by Chris Day.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 27Lyness
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8PottsSubstituted forBlackat 68'minutes
  • 12FloresSubstituted forDannsat 64'minutes
  • 28PayneBooked at 83mins
  • 23DanielBooked at 89mins
  • 30DelfounesoBooked at 90mins
  • 9CullenSubstituted forMattat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Aimson
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 35Danns
  • 37Black

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5FranksBooked at 62mins
  • 4King
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 11PettBooked at 88mins
  • 22Lee
  • 8Schumacher
  • 14KennedySubstituted forHindsat 64'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forMcQuoidat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 26Hinds
  • 30McKee
  • 33Ntlhe
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,456

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Stevenage 0.

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ian Black (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Booking

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Ian Black (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Pett.

Attempt saved. Jack King (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Booking

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ian Black (Blackpool).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Foul by Andy Taylor (Blackpool).

Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Jack Payne (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

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

Jamille Matt (Blackpool) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Ian Black (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Mark Cullen.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Mark Cullen (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Josh McQuoid replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Attempt blocked. Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Ian Black (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Brad Potts because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster37229671432875
2Plymouth372161057401769
3Portsmouth371981059312865
4Carlisle37151485654259
5Luton361513853332058
6Stevenage37184156152958
7Exeter371761459431657
8Blackpool371315956381854
9Colchester37159135348554
10Mansfield371313114342152
11Wycombe371410134546-152
12Cambridge36148144742550
13Grimsby37148154446-250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe36137164455-1146
16Accrington351111134446-244
17Crawley37128174359-1644
18Yeovil361013133645-943
19Crewe371012154154-1342
20Hartlepool371011164861-1341
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham37912163851-1339
23Newport36711184058-1832
24Leyton Orient3795234063-2332
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