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Scunthorpe United 0-1 Blackpool

Brad Potts
Brad Potts joined Blackpool from Carlisle in the summer

Blackpool recorded their first victory since January with a narrow away win at Scunthorpe.

The Seasiders had gone 24 matches without a victory in all competitions but Brad Potts bundled in before the break to give them all three points at Glanford Park.

It gave Neil McDonald's side a first win away from Bloomfield Road since a 2-0 victory at Wigan in April 2014.

The Iron pushed for a leveller but keeper Colin Doyle denied Paddy Madden.

The three points were not enough to move Blackpool out of the League One relegation zone but they are now only in there on goal difference.

Scunthorpe sit one point above the bottom four with five points from their opening six league matches.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We've got to bounce back from it. We should have won that game, we didn't play particularly well and we didn't get going.

"They've come for a point and they've managed to go away with all three and it's not what you're looking for and it's not good enough.

"I'm not going to talk about how good we can be and things like that, it's just not good enough at the moment and we need to convert chances.

"The 10 shots we had on target today, we didn't take any of them and we got their goalkeeper man of the match."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Daniels
  • 20Goode
  • 18King
  • 23M Wallace
  • 2WisemanSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutes
  • 4McAllister
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 67'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 3Laird
  • 9MaddenBooked at 42mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forHendersonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Syers
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Clarke

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Doyle
  • 16BoyceBooked at 82mins
  • 15Aldred
  • 6Jones
  • 3Ferguson
  • 11CameronSubstituted forNorrisat 63'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 22Cubero LoriaSubstituted forOliverat 83'minutes
  • 4McAlister
  • 14HerronSubstituted forRobertsonat 63'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Cullen

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 10Redshaw
  • 12Oliver
  • 17Thomas
  • 19Norris
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Letheren
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
3,313

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home23
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackpool 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Connor Oliver.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  12. Booking

    Clark Robertson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Connor Oliver replaces José Cubero.

  16. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

  18. Booking

    Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Darius Henderson replaces Tom Hopper.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.