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Blackpool 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Blackpool survived a spirited fight-back from League One strugglers Oldham to secure victory at Bloomfield Road and condemn the Latics to a fourth-straight league defeat.

Sean Longstaff gave Blackpool the lead after six minutes with his third goal in three games - a screamer from 25 yards that flew into the top corner.

The hosts extended their lead after 15 minutes. Bright Osayi-Samuel's through-ball cut Oldham's defence apart and Kyle Vassell slid the ball under Ben Wilson.

The game was paused briefly after 18 minutes as one Oldham fan marched onto the pitch and appeared to berate their players before being escorted away by stewards.

Osayi-Samuel could have made it three just after half-time but fired wide from 12 yards.

The visitors vastly improved with second-half substitutes and one of those, Kallum Mantack, should have scored after 64 minutes but dragged his effort well wide.

But John Sheridan's side did give themselves hope after 69 minutes when Darius Osei pounced after a goalmouth scramble and lashed the ball home but it proved to be too little too late.

The Latics do, however, climb off the foot of the table on goal difference after Northampton's heavy defeat to Peterborough.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23DanielBooked at 90mins
  • 15Longstaff
  • 14Ryan
  • 24CookeSubstituted forD'Almeidaat 78'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 7VassellSubstituted forGnanduilletat 84'minutes
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forDelfounesoat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Taylor
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 27Quigley
  • 30Delfouneso

Oldham

  • 12Wilson
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5GerrardSubstituted forMantackat 56'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Wilson
  • 23Hunt
  • 6Gardner
  • 8BanksBooked at 25mins
  • 24FaneSubstituted forFawnsat 55'minutes
  • 10Holloway
  • 18Osei

Substitutes

  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack
  • 22Fawns
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
4,642

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Mason Fawns (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Kallum Mantack (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sessi D'Almeida (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sessi D'Almeida replaces Callum Cooke.

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Kallum Mantack (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Delay in match Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Kallum Mantack (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Oldham Athletic).

Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kallum Mantack replaces Anthony Gerrard.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mason Fawns replaces Ousmane Fane.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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