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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Blackpool

Neil Critchley's reign as Blackpool manager began with a goalless draw away to Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood, whose unbeaten run extended to 11 games.

Blackpool dominated the first period and Matty Virtue twice went close in the early stages, seeing an effort well saved by Alex Cairns and then driving a shot just off target.

In the 10th minute Tangerines striker Gary Madine teed up Connor Ronan and he smashed a 25-yard half-volley just over the top.

Madine glanced a header narrowly wide as he stooped to meet Liam Feeney's cross and Nathan Delfouneso ought to have put the visitors in front when he sidefooted over from 10 yards.

Fleetwood improved after the restart and Paddy Madden headed Lewie Coyle's smart cross narrowly wide.

Substitute Ched Evans then met Madden's lay-off only to drag a shot well wide.

Blackpool sub Joe Nuttall headed over from close range late on as he connected with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall's corner.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 19Gibson
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 4ConnollySubstituted forEvansat 66'minutes
  • 12Whelan
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMorrisat 78'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 21McKaySubstituted forSowerbyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Evans
  • 11Morris
  • 24Thorvaldsson
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders

Blackpool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 32Maxwell
  • 42Moore
  • 6Heneghan
  • 26HusbandBooked at 64mins
  • 11Feeney
  • 17Virtue-ThickBooked at 80mins
  • 40Ronan
  • 15Dewsbury-Hall
  • 29MacDonald
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forGnanduilletat 80'minutes
  • 30MadineSubstituted forNuttallat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Edwards
  • 8Spearing
  • 16Garrity
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 24Nuttall
  • 27Ward
  • 28Sims
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,884

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Calum MacDonald (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Josh Morris is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ched Evans.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Barrie McKay.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Blackpool. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Armand Gnanduillet is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by James Husband.

  12. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

    Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Lewis Gibson.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  19. Booking

    Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

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1Coventry341813348301867
2Rotherham35188961382362
3Oxford Utd35179961372460
4Peterborough351781068402859
5Sunderland351611848301859
6Portsmouth34178951341759
7Fleetwood341611749361359
8Wycombe3417894540559
9Doncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton341211114848047
13Blackpool341112114341245
14Lincoln City35126174446-242
15Bristol Rovers34119143649-1342
16Shrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20Wimbledon35811163952-1335
21Tranmere3378183459-2529
22Southend3547243985-4619
23Bolton33510182564-3913
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