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Blackpool 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Hayden White scored his first senior goal as Blackpool beat Crewe to move out of the League One relegation zone.

The full-back, on loan from Bolton, struck from the edge of the area on 64 minutes to give the Seasiders a well deserved lead.

Crewe defender Chris Atkinson then fouled David Norris in the penalty area on 87 minutes and Jack Redshaw coolly slotted the ball home from the spot.

That condemned the struggling visitors to a third consecutive defeat.

The Alex, who were handicapped by an early second-half injury to midfielder David Fox when the game was still 0-0, are now five points from safety at the bottom, having failed to score in their last three matches.

Blackpool have lifted themselves up to 19th, now two points above the bottom four.

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I didn't think there was a lot in it. We were the better side in the first half without forcing their keeper into too many saves. There wasn't a lot in the second half either.

"That is three games on the bounce that we haven't scored. The forwards know we cannot rely on keeping clean-sheets all the time. They need to be more dangerous. The wingers need to create and score more and step up.

"It was a blow to lose David Fox when we did. He had been a great influence on what we were doing and had a few shots as well. He seemed to twist his back when he had a shot and couldn't continue."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Doyle
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forBoyceat 73'minutes
  • 5Robertson
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Ferguson
  • 4McAlister
  • 19NorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 8Potts
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forRiversat 73'minutes
  • 10Redshaw
  • 9CullenSubstituted forThomasat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rivers
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Dunne
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 23Letheren

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5RayBooked at 19mins
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 15FoxSubstituted forAtkinsonat 53'minutes
  • 16KingSubstituted forColcloughat 81'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 24WilsonSubstituted forSaundersat 71'minutes
  • 9HaberBooked at 72mins
  • 10Inman

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 25Ainley
  • 27Colclough
  • 30Nizic
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,970

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Booking

David Norris (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Kwame Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Blackpool. David Norris draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) after a foul in the penalty area.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Adam King.

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jarrett Rivers replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Emmerson Boyce replaces Hayden White.

Booking

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Harry Wilson.

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Hayden White (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Aldred.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jack Redshaw (Blackpool).

Adam King (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1594229151431
2Walsall1585225121329
3Burton159241513229
4Coventry1474322121025
5Wigan156632518724
6Sheff Utd157352621524
7Bury156632421324
8Southend156451516-122
9Peterborough156363024621
10Millwall146352223-121
11Rochdale155551816220
12Scunthorpe156271918120
13Chesterfield156272123-220
14Bradford145541618-220
15Colchester155552532-720
16Shrewsbury155281921-217
17Port Vale154561618-217
18Oldham1521031722-516
19Blackpool144461218-616
20Fleetwood154381923-415
21Barnsley144281621-514
22Doncaster143561120-914
23Swindon153482026-613
24Crewe152491324-1110
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