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Blackpool 0-0 Accrington Stanley

Kyle Vassell missed a penalty as Blackpool wasted the chance to move into the League Two play-off places following a goalless draw against Accrington.

Striker Vassell saw his tame second-half spot-kick saved by Stanley goalkeeper Marek Rodak after Seamus Conneely caught Jack Payne with a high boot in the area.

Other results going their way keeps the Seasiders within two points of the top seven, while Accrington extend their unbeaten run to 14 games and retain a slim chance of making the play-offs.

Blackpool should have been ahead after 37 minutes. A rapid counter-attack set Colin Daniel free down the left, and he squared for the unmarked Bright Osayi-Samuel who inexplicably shot wide from four yards.

Blackpool's Neil Danns went down just inside the area early in the second half but the referee waved away the appeals, before Tom Aldred was forced to block on the line to deny Matty Pearson at the other end.

Gary Bowyer's side, who had lost their previous two, had their big chance after 75 minutes when Vassell fired straight at Rodak from the penalty spot.

With the last action of the game, Kelvin Mellor struck a post with a flicked header from eight yards as Accrington clung on for the draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5RobertsonBooked at 57mins
  • 23Daniel
  • 8PottsSubstituted forFloresat 69'minutes
  • 35Danns
  • 28Payne
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forOdelusiat 69'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 82'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 12Flores
  • 19Matt
  • 27Lyness
  • 29Odelusi
  • 37Black

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 32RodgersBooked at 86mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 3HughesBooked at 66mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 7Clark
  • 30Donacien
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanBooked at 89mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 16Husin
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,300

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jordan Flores (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Booking

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Neil Danns (Blackpool).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Penalty saved! Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Blackpool. Jack Payne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Attempt saved. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool).

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Flores replaces Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Bright Samuel.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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