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Blackpool 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Sean Longstaff's second-half strike was enough to beat 10-man AFC Wimbledon and earn Blackpool a seventh successive home league win.

The Seasiders had the first shot on target as Kyle Vassell's curling effort from 20 yards was well held by George Long after 14 minutes.

And Long was in action again five minutes later, keeping out Jimmy Ryan's deflected free-kick.

Visiting striker Cody McDonald produced the first moment of real quality on the stroke of half-time, turning sharply to go clear through on goal, but he was denied one-on-one by Ryan Allsop.

Longstaff put Blackpool ahead on 52 minutes, notching his fourth goal in as many games, as he jinked past three defenders before firing low into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

And things got worse for Wimbledon just over a minute later as Jimmy Abdou received a straight red card for a two-footed tackle on Callum Cooke.

Cooke, Nathan Delfouneso and Vassell all had golden chances to widen the margin, but Blackpool saw it out to go four league games unbeaten.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 20Turton
  • 16TiltBooked at 69mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 15LongstaffSubstituted forD'Almeidaat 74'minutes
  • 14Ryan
  • 24Cooke
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 7Vassell
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Taylor
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 10Clayton
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 27Quigley

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 23KennedySubstituted forForresterat 63'minutes
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 7FrancombBooked at 41minsSubstituted forParrettat 76'minutes
  • 14TrotterBooked at 67mins
  • 8AbdouBooked at 53mins
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAppiahat 68'minutes
  • 10McDonald
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 9Appiah
  • 11Forrester
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Sibbick
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,457

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

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

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

Booking

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Callum Cooke (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Blackpool).

Cody McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Attempt blocked. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Harry Forrester.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

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

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dean Parrett replaces George Francomb.

Attempt blocked. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sessi D'Almeida replaces Sean Longstaff because of an injury.

Delay in match Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Lyle Taylor.

Callum Cooke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Peterborough5410124813
2Shrewsbury541084413
3Charlton5401116512
4Scunthorpe532082611
5Wigan431082610
6Bradford531196310
7Blackpool531186210
8Fleetwood43016339
9Oxford Utd52217348
10Walsall52218718
11Blackburn42027616
12Doncaster51316606
13Bristol Rovers5203811-36
14Southend5131610-46
15Portsmouth412145-15
16Wimbledon511335-24
17Plymouth511359-44
18Bury511348-44
19MK Dons511337-44
20Rotherham41036603
21Rochdale503236-33
22Gillingham502347-32
23Oldham5005512-70
24Northampton4004210-80
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