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Blackpool 0-0 Accrington Stanley

Kyle Vassell missed a penalty as Blackpool wasted the chance to move into the League Two play-off places following a goalless draw against Accrington.

Striker Vassell saw his tame second-half spot-kick saved by Stanley goalkeeper Marek Rodak after Seamus Conneely caught Jack Payne with a high boot in the area.

Other results going their way keeps the Seasiders within two points of the top seven, while Accrington extend their unbeaten run to 14 games and retain a slim chance of making the play-offs.

Blackpool should have been ahead after 37 minutes. A rapid counter-attack set Colin Daniel free down the left, and he squared for the unmarked Bright Osayi-Samuel who inexplicably shot wide from four yards.

Blackpool's Neil Danns went down just inside the area early in the second half but the referee waved away the appeals, before Tom Aldred was forced to block on the line to deny Matty Pearson at the other end.

Gary Bowyer's side, who had lost their previous two, had their big chance after 75 minutes when Vassell fired straight at Rodak from the penalty spot.

With the last action of the game, Kelvin Mellor struck a post with a flicked header from eight yards as Accrington clung on for the draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 5RobertsonBooked at 57mins
  • 23Daniel
  • 8PottsSubstituted forFloresat 69'minutes
  • 35Danns
  • 28Payne
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forOdelusiat 69'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 82'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 12Flores
  • 19Matt
  • 27Lyness
  • 29Odelusi
  • 37Black

Accrington

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Rodak
  • 32RodgersBooked at 86mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 3HughesBooked at 66mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 7Clark
  • 30Donacien
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanBooked at 89mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 16Husin
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
4,300

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Jordan Flores (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

  7. Post update

    Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Booking

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Blackpool).

  13. Post update

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Booking

    Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

    Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Kyle Vassell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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