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Blackpool 0-3 Gillingham

Tom Eaves scored twice as Gillingham ended their League One campaign on a high with victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Brandon Hanlan's ninth goal of the campaign gave the Kent side an early advantage and Gills top scorer Eaves then netted twice before half-time.

The Gills took the lead inside seven minutes when Hanlan worked his way into the Seasiders' box and produced a delightful finish past Christoffer Mafoumbi.

Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet's persistence in the 25th minute was nearly rewarded but Barry Fuller blocked his effort on the line.

Gillingham doubled their lead on the half-hour though Eaves' marvellous effort into the bottom corner which flew past Mafoumbi.

Eaves grabbed his second six minutes from the break with a close-range finish after latching onto Bradley Garmston's cross.

Blackpool could have grabbed one back after Tomas Holy spilled Harry Pritchard's shot but Nathan Delfouneso failed to finish, while Jordan Thompson's chance shortly after was cleared off the line.

Gillingham finish 13th in the table, with Blackpool in tenth.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 37MafoumbiBooked at 86mins
  • 16TiltBooked at 86mins
  • 6Heneghan
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 5EvansSubstituted forRyanat 45'minutes
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forFeeneyat 79'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 27Bola
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 31LongSubstituted forDelfounesoat 45'minutes
  • 14Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 4Ryan
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 11Dodoo
  • 13Boney
  • 24Feeney
  • 25Guy
  • 34Shaw

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 3GarmstonBooked at 51mins
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 33Byrne
  • 20OldakerSubstituted forReillyat 79'minutes
  • 17Da Silva LopesBooked at 60minsSubstituted forLaceyat 68'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 9EavesBooked at 86minsSubstituted forListat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 8Parrett
  • 13Reilly
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
9,571

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Gillingham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Gillingham 3.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Nick Anderton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Tom Eaves.

Booking

Christoffer Mafoumbi (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Liam Feeney replaces Jordan Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Callum Reilly replaces Darren Oldaker.

Attempt saved. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

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

Attempt blocked. Nick Anderton (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham).

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

Booking

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Booking

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Nick Anderton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton462713690424894
2Barnsley462613780394191
3Charlton4626101073403388
4Portsmouth462513883513288
5Sunderland462219580473385
6Doncaster4620131376581873
7Peterborough462012147162972
8Coventry461811175454065
9Burton461712176657963
10Blackpool461517145052-262
11Fleetwood461613175852661
12Oxford Utd461515165864-660
13Gillingham461510216172-1155
14Accrington461413195167-1655
15Bristol Rovers461315184750-354
16Rochdale46159225487-3354
17Wycombe461411215567-1253
18Shrewsbury461216185159-852
19Southend46148245568-1350
20Wimbledon461311224263-2150
21Plymouth461311225680-2450
22Walsall461211234971-2247
23Scunthorpe461210245383-3046
24Bradford46118274977-2841
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