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Blackpool 4-1 Newport County

Sean Rigg
Sean Rigg misses a second half penalty

Newport lost at Blackpool after Sean Rigg's penalty miss proved vital.

The hosts led after four minutes when Brad Potts fired home from close range after Jack Payne's cross.

However, Newport hit back before the break through Rhys Healey. Blackpool then survived when Sean Rigg saw his penalty on the hour mark saved by Sam Slocombe.

Jack Payne then fired the hosts back in front before Vassell made it safe and Kelvin Mellor added a late fourth.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Wales Sport: "Football is a 90-minute game. For the last half-hour, after we missed the penalty, we saw a team that was a bit unbalanced.

"We were stretched and strained and lacking ingredients against a very experienced Blackpool side which has a lot of quality. They exposed us in that last 30 minutes."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3TaylorBooked at 55mins
  • 8Potts
  • 28PayneSubstituted forMcAlisterat 79'minutes
  • 22Pugh
  • 23DanielSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 77'minutes
  • 7Vassell
  • 19MattBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McAlister
  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 31Gnanduillet

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Barnum-BobbSubstituted forMeiteat 58'minutes
  • 8RandallBooked at 45minsSubstituted forComptonat 77'minutes
  • 4JonesBooked at 85mins
  • 3Butler
  • 33JebbBooked at 40mins
  • 16SheehanBooked at 80mins
  • 12Tozer
  • 27Rigg
  • 19Healey
  • 34O'HanlonSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Compton
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 15Green
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Wood
  • 40Meite
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,062

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 4, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 4, Newport County 1.

Attempt saved. Josh Sheehan (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Blackpool).

Jack Jebb (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Jebb.

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

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Newport County).

Booking

Darren Jones (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Jones (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 4, Newport County 1. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bright Samuel following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Compton.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Abdoulaye Méité (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Jamille Matt.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jim McAlister replaces Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Colin Daniel.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jack Compton replaces Mark Randall.

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

Mark Randall (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Josh Sheehan (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Newport County 1. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Clark Robertson.

Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdoulaye Méité (Newport County).

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

Foul by Rhys Healey (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Josh O'Hanlon.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Newport County 1. Jack Payne (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Carlisle19108137231438
2Plymouth1912252921838
3Doncaster18113438251336
4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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