Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Blackpool 2.
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.
- 5EasthamBooked at 90mins
- 29SheronBooked at 49mins
- 23WallaceSubstituted forMaddenat 55'minutes
- 22HunterSubstituted forBolgerat 88'minutes
- 20TurtonBooked at 69mins
- 27BolaBooked at 68mins
- 25GuySubstituted forNottinghamat 73'minutes
- 24FeeneySubstituted forPritchardat 45'minutes
- 21GnanduilletBooked at 90mins
- 7DelfounesoSubstituted forCullenat 72'minutes
- John Brooks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Blackpool 2.
Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Cian Bolger replaces Ashley Hunter.
Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Morgan.
Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).
Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).
Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).
Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).
Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Nottingham.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.