EFL Cup - First Round
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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Blackpool

Ashley Vincent and Joan Oriol
Shrewsbury Town's Ashley Vincent (right) and Blackpool's Joan Oriol (left) battle for possession.

Blackpool's early-season troubles continued as they suffered a shock Capital One Cup first-round exit at the hands of League Two Shrewsbury.

The Seasiders could only name six substitutes - once again failing to fill their full allocation as they did in Saturday's Championship opener.

Striker Scott Vernon's 34th-minute strike settled matters when he netted after good work from Ashley Vincent.

Tomasz Cywka came closest for Blackpool when he hit the post after 43 minutes.

Ishmael Miller made his Seasiders debut as a second-half substitute, while new arrivals Joel Dielna and Jeffrey Rentmeister both featured as manager Jose Riga continues to make up for lost time and mould his squad for the new campaign.

Blackpool had just eight players registered with less than two weeks to go before the start of the season and just four on the bench for their opening league game at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, which they lost 2-0.external-link

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"From minute one, we were so composed. We passed the ball well, and we had a lot of real scoring opportunities.

"The goal itself was a terrific goal, and we could've had a few more. Two, three or four wouldn't have flattered us.

"We're obviously very pleased to beat a Championship side, but what I'm more pleased about is the performance.

"This club's fighting back now, and this result will go some way towards its recovery."

Blackpool manager Jose Riga told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"First of all, the best team won. I knew already that this game, three days after the other one, would be difficult for us and it was difficult, not only the contents of the game but also the physical side.

"We had many problems in this game. If the pre-season preparation was not necessary, why do all the teams do that preparation?

"It's difficult, but I knew it would be difficult. We have to find a solution for the next step, and that is about the squad, the team and even the staff - to be able to bring in a fitness coach or some other help that a normal team has already for many weeks."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1LeutwilerBooked at 90mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Goldson
  • 12Gayle
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 15mins
  • 7VincentSubstituted forCatonat 68'minutes
  • 22Clark
  • 4WoodsSubstituted forLawrenceat 88'minutes
  • 10VernonSubstituted forManganat 79'minutes
  • 9Collins

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 11Lawrence
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Caton
  • 18Robinson
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lewis
  • 8MellisSubstituted forWaddingtonat 60'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 3Oriol
  • 24Lundstram
  • 28Rentmeister
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 45mins
  • 20ZenjovSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes
  • 11OrlandiSubstituted forDielnaat 56'minutes
  • 7Cywka
  • 14Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 16Dielna
  • 17Miller
  • 18Dunne
  • 21Parish
  • 33Waddington
  • 34Telford
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,524

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joan Oriol.

  4. Booking

    Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Mark Waddington (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jeffrey Rentmeister (Blackpool).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam Lawrence replaces Ryan Woods.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Caton (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Tomasz Cywka (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Joel Dielna (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Caton (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Scott Vernon.