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Blackpool 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Sean McConville's injury-time winner earned Accrington bragging rights over Lancashire rivals Blackpool and a first away league victory since September.

Stanley created a succession of fine chances and finally found the net in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time through McConville's header.

The Seasiders meanwhile sank to a second home defeat in six days and slipped down to 10th in League One.

The first half was scrappy and yielded few standout openings, although Blackpool had the ball in the net after through Sullay Kaikai only for the linesman to adjudge the close-range finish as offside.

And just before the break Stanley should have taken the lead as Offrande Zanzala spurned a golden one-on-one opportunity.

The striker fired straight at Jack Sims, who earlier replaced the injured Jak Alnwick and made an unexpected debut.

The second half was similar to the first and provided end-to-end action, with Ben Heneghan's header cleared off the line as Blackpool pressed.

But Stanley broke home hearts in injury time as a looped cross was guided expertly into the bottom corner by McConville, extending his side's unbeaten league run to five games.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23AlnwickSubstituted forSimsat 30'minutes
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 5Edwards
  • 26Husband
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forNuttallat 79'minutes
  • 8SpearingBooked at 80mins
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 13mins
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forScannellat 44'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 14Scannell
  • 16Tilt
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36Opoku
  • 16BarclayBooked at 50mins
  • 7Clark
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forMcConvilleat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8FinleyBooked at 13mins
  • 9Zanzala
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 1Evtimov
  • 6Sherif
  • 11McConville
  • 18Rodgers
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
9,517

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Attempt missed. James Husband (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Johnson with a cross.

Offside, Blackpool. James Husband tries a through ball, but Joe Nuttall is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Blackpool. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Joe Nuttall is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Offrande Zanzala.

Hand ball by Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley).

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Callum Johnson tries a through ball, but Dion Charles is caught offside.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Offrande Zanzala.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jerome Opoku.

Offside, Blackpool. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Joe Nuttall is caught offside.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Liam Feeney.

Foul by Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley).

Sean Scannell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Josef Bursik.

Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

Foul by Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley).

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Thompson with a cross.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Barclay.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sean McConville replaces Joe Pritchard.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

goal

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