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Swindon Town 0-2 Blackpool

Ellis Simms and Jerry Yates fired in-form Blackpool to a routine win at relegation-threatened Swindon.

Everton loanee Simms made it 1-0 a minute before half-time and former Swindon loanee Yates doubled the Seasiders' tally just after the hour to put the game out of sight for the hosts.

Swindon actually started brightly and Brett Pitman shot just wide on four minutes, but from that moment on Blackpool took control and Simms' opener, a half-volley that beat Lee Camp at the near post, was a question of when and not if.

Yates made it 2-0 in the 61st minute after he rounded Camp and slotted into the empty net, leaving Swindon needing miracles to salvage anything.

They did come close a couple of times though. Jack Payne had a shot brilliantly palmed behind a minute after the second goal while Pitman curled an effort just past the far post not long after.

Elliot Embleton almost made it 3-0 to the visitors, however his curved attempt with 10 minutes left drifted wide of the far post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Camp
  • 16Odimayo
  • 42Grant
  • 14Iandolo
  • 2CaddisSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 18Payne
  • 26ThompsonSubstituted forGroundsat 71'minutes
  • 11Garrick
  • 10TwineSubstituted forGrantat 71'minutes
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forHopeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Grounds
  • 9Smith
  • 20Grant
  • 21Curran
  • 27Omotoye
  • 29Matthews
  • 45Hope

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 20Turton
  • 23GrétarssonSubstituted forThornileyat 77'minutes
  • 29Garbutt
  • 32Embleton
  • 18Ward
  • 12DougallBooked at 18mins
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forRobsonat 85'minutes
  • 19SimmsSubstituted forMitchellat 67'minutes
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 4Thorniley
  • 6Robson
  • 15Mitchell
  • 25Antwi
  • 26Ballard
  • 28Moore
  • 36Apter
Referee:
Carl Boyeson

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Blackpool 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ellis Iandolo with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jerry Yates (Blackpool).

  6. Post update

    Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Blackpool. Elliot Embleton tries a through ball, but Jerry Yates is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Ethan Robson replaces Sullay Kaikai.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Demetri Mitchell (Blackpool).

  10. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

    Tyler Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Thorniley replaces Daníel Grétarsson because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Hallam Hope replaces Brett Pitman.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Joel Grant replaces Scott Twine.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jonathan Grounds replaces Dominic Thompson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Tyler Smith replaces Paul Caddis.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Swindon Town. Dominic Thompson tries a through ball, but Brett Pitman is caught offside.

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