League Two
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Blackpool 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Blackpool moved up to sixth with a resounding win at home to Cheltenham to boost their League Two play-off chances.

Goals from Mark Cullen, Clark Robertson and Neil Danns did the damage, but the Seasiders remain just two points clear of 10th-placed Carlisle as the battle for the top seven intensifies.

Danns almost put Blackpool ahead after 20 minutes, surging through the middle and firing a low shot from 18 yards which cannoned back off the post.

The Seasiders were in front eight minutes later in slightly fortuitous circumstances. Colin Daniel's left-wing cross was cleared by Jordan Cranston straight against Cullen and it rebounded into the net from two yards.

The lead was doubled six minutes later when a series of goalline blocks denied a host of Blackpool players before the ball fell to defender Robertson who thumped into the roof of the net from 15 yards.

Cheltenham almost grabbed a lifeline goal after 56 minutes as Carl Winchester whipped a cross in from the right which had Sam Slocombe scrambling and bounced off the top of the crossbar.

But Blackpool sealed the win after 62 minutes when Daniel squared for Danns, who had the simple task of slotting home from eight yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 35DannsSubstituted forBlackat 81'minutes
  • 28Payne
  • 23DanielBooked at 59minsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 79'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 9CullenSubstituted forVassellat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 7Vassell
  • 12Flores
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 37Black

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 27Winchester
  • 15Boyle
  • 23Onariase
  • 17CranstonSubstituted forDavisat 63'minutes
  • 7PellSubstituted forMunnsat 69'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 18Rowe
  • 8WatersSubstituted forDaytonat 64'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 32Plavotic
  • 33Davis
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,775

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

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

Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by William Boyle.

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

Foul by Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Andy Taylor (Blackpool).

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Neil Danns.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Colin Daniel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kyle Vassell replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Carl Winchester.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces Harry Pell.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Dayton replaces Billy Waters.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Liam Davis replaces Jordan Cranston.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Cheltenham Town 0. Neil Danns (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Colin Daniel.

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

Booking

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster442510983503385
2Plymouth442581168442483
3Portsmouth442491172393381
4Luton441817963412271
5Exeter442081670521868
6Blackpool4417161166442267
7Stevenage44206186659766
8Mansfield441714135247565
9Wycombe441811155652465
10Carlisle441617116465-165
11Cambridge44189175649763
12Colchester441712156256663
13Accrington441614145552362
14Grimsby441710175759-261
15Barnet441315165359-654
16Notts County44158215274-2253
17Crewe441313185364-1152
18Morecambe44149215169-1851
19Crawley441311205167-1650
20Yeovil441116174861-1349
21Cheltenham441114194763-1647
22Newport441112214870-2245
23Hartlepool441013215273-2143
24Leyton Orient44106284581-3636
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