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Fleetwood Town 3-2 Blackpool

Fleetwood Town wrote a new chapter in their history books as they beat Blackpool in the league for the first time thanks to 3-2 win at Highbury.

Eight years ago, Blackpool had just clinched promotion to the Premier League while Fleetwood had just been promoted from the Conference North.

Now in 2018, Joey Barton became the first Fleetwood Town boss to get the better of the Seasiders as the Cod Army won their fifth meeting.

Fleetwood shocked Blackpool early doors with an electric start.

Wes Burns did the damage, dancing past a host of Blackpool players before drilling the ball into the bottom right corner.

Ross Wallace gave Town that all important second in the 11th minute, thundering the ball past Mark Howard from distance.

Fleetwood looked to be roaring comfortably on to their first ever Fylde Coast derby league win.

But, Blackpool woke up as the second half progressed, Jordan Thompson bundling home a Nathan Delfouneso centre from the left.

Fleetwood substitute Paddy Madden netted his sixth of the season, sliding home a sublime Ash Hunter pull-back in the 58th minute.

But Blackpool replied a minute later, Delfouneso beating Cairns.

Fleetwood coach Clint Hill had been sent off from the dug out after picking up a yellow card for pushing Marc Bola and Blackpool also finished the game with 10-men after Armand Gnanduillet was sent off after an incident with James Husband.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5EasthamBooked at 90mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 26Husband
  • 29SheronBooked at 49mins
  • 4Holt
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forMaddenat 55'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forBolgerat 88'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 7Burns

Substitutes

  • 8Dempsey
  • 12Bolger
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 17Madden
  • 19Jones
  • 27Biggins

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Howard
  • 20TurtonBooked at 69mins
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 27BolaBooked at 68mins
  • 15Thompson
  • 25GuySubstituted forNottinghamat 73'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forPritchardat 45'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 90mins
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forCullenat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 9Cullen
  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Taylor
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
5,035

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Blackpool 2.

  3. Booking

    Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Dismissal

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Cian Bolger replaces Ashley Hunter.

  7. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

  13. Post update

    Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Nottingham.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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