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Blackpool 1-2 Yeovil Town

Blackpool against Yeovil at Bloomfield Road

Yeovil ended a run of six games without a win after victory at Blackpool but remain bottom of the Championship.

They went ahead after Tony McMahon was adjudged to have handled in the area and James Hayter's resulting spot-kick went in off the post.

David Goodwillie fired over for the home side, who went two down when Tom Lawrence, on-loan Manchester United, fired in left-footed.

Substitute Elliot Grandin pulled one back from 25 yards but Yeovil held on.

It completed a league double for the Glovers following their 1-0 success at Huish Park last December, but they are still a point behind Millwall and Barnsley and three away from Charlton and safety.

Both sides had early chances, Goodwillie could not quite lift the ball over Yeovil goalkeeper Chris Dunn and at the other end Liam Davis hit a powerful left-foot shot just over the bar.

After Hayter's penalty, Gary MacKenzie headed an excellent chance to equalise over the bar but Blackpool were booed off by their supporters at the break.

Home goalkeeper Matt Gilks kept out a close-range effort from Joel Grant, but after Goodwillie blazed over from 12 yards when one-on-one with the keeper, Lawrence was slipped in down the middle and struck low between the legs of Gilks.

Grandin's dipping shot from 25 yards crept just under Dunn's bar after 78 minutes and the hosts laid siege to the Yeovil goal in injury time in search of an equaliser, but Andy Keogh's shot from 20 yards whistled over and they could find no way back.

Gary Johnson, Yeovil manager:

"There's 18 points to play for so we need to pick up as many as we can."

Barry Ferguson, Blackpool caretaker manager:

"I'll put it down to a bad day at the office. But I'm hurting because I know those boys inside out and that's not the way they want to play.

"The only good thing about it is that we've got a game in 72 hours against Derby and we can put this game to bed.

"We need to improve on everything. I need to go away and have a long hard think about what to do on Tuesday."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 12BishopSubstituted forGrandinat 66'minutes
  • 3Robinson
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 2McMahon
  • 17BashamSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 66'minutes
  • 14Halliday
  • 25Goodwillie
  • 41VelliosSubstituted forKeoghat 50'minutes
  • 4Perkins

Substitutes

  • 15Haroun
  • 18Osbourne
  • 24Keogh
  • 27Barkhuizen
  • 31Martínez Cervera
  • 39Grandin
  • 50Earnshaw

Yeovil

  • 24Dunn
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 23GrantSubstituted forDawsonat 81'minutes
  • 19Ralls
  • 11Lawrence
  • 9Hayter
  • 21DavisSubstituted forPalazuelosat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 8Palazuelos
  • 12Stewart
  • 13Moore
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
13,310

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, Yeovil Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Yeovil Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Cathcart.

  5. Booking

    Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

  10. Post update

    Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hayter.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ruben Palazuelos replaces Liam Davis.

  15. Post update

    Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 1, Yeovil Town 2. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Halliday.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Perkins with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Davis.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 0, Yeovil Town 2. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

As It Stood

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1Leicester40278576383889
2Burnley402214465343180
3QPR4020101049351470
4Derby402091169462369
5Wigan4019101154391567
6Reading4017121161461563
7Nottm Forest401416105750758
8Brighton401513124236658
9Ipswich401513125146558
10Bournemouth401610145556-158
11Blackburn401414125453156
12Watford3913141261481353
13Middlesbrough401216125043752
14Sheff Wed401212164949048
15Bolton401115145155-448
16Leeds40138195260-847
17Huddersfield401210185055-546
18Birmingham401110195260-843
19Doncaster401110193660-2443
20Blackpool401012183456-2242
21Charlton38911182748-2138
22Barnsley39812193865-2736
23Millwall40812203970-3136
24Yeovil40811213963-2435
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