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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Blackpool

There were no fireworks in the Fylde coast derby as Fleetwood and Blackpool played out a bore draw in the swirling wind at Highbury.

Strong gusts from the sea turned a game between two good footballing sides into a scrappy affair in only the fourth ever competitive meeting between the teams but Blackpool were the brighter in the first half.

Fleetwood's Ashley Eastham nodded a George Glendon corner over the bar but at the other end Sean Longstaff should have given the Seasiders the lead as he sprinted clear but Alex Cairns was on hand to tip his strike away in the 41st minute.

The second half followed a similar path as the derby failed to ignite.

Fleetwood had the best chances of the 45 as Kyle Dempsey's dangerous set-piece from the right curled towards Eastham at the back stick but Will Aimson just did enough to thwart him.

It looked like a set-piece would be the only way to undo the stubborn defences with Glendon playing a corner short to Bell but his first-time effort sailed over and Burns fizzed the ball wide of the left stick after good work on the counter from substitute Ashley Hunter.

Uwe Rosler missed the dying embers as he was sent down the tunnel by the fourth official in injury time after a disagreement over a decision but that was to be the only fiery incident in a game as dull as the deep grey skies above Highbury.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12BolgerBooked at 90mins
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Burns
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forO'Neillat 59'minutes
  • 18Glendon
  • 8Dempsey
  • 3Bell
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forHunterat 59'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4O'Neill
  • 13Maguire
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Schwabl
  • 24Nadesan
  • 38Cargill

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 2Mellor
  • 16TiltSubstituted forTaylorat 72'minutes
  • 6Aimson
  • 20Turton
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 15Longstaff
  • 44Spearing
  • 14Ryan
  • 23DanielSubstituted forDelfounesoat 35'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forCookeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 21Menga
  • 24Cooke
  • 30Delfouneso
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,035

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Cooke (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Andy Taylor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Callum Cooke.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sean Longstaff.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. George Glendon (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andy Taylor replaces Curtis Tilt because of an injury.

Delay in match Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Cooke replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aiden O'Neill replaces Jack Sowerby.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by George Glendon.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

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5Blackburn18104430151534
6Charlton1810442721634
7Portsmouth209292524129
8Peterborough198472927228
9Oxford Utd207673427727
10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
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