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Blackpool 4-1 Gillingham

Jerry Yates bagged a brace as buoyant Blackpool swept aside Gillingham 4-1 and stretched their unbeaten run to 13 games.

Sullay Kaikai and Elliot Embleton were also on the scoresheet in a comprehensive win for the promotion-chasers at Bloomfield Road, with Jordan Graham replying for the visitors.

Yates gave Blackpool the perfect start when he rifled into the bottom corner after five minutes.

He wasted a great chance to double the hosts' lead when he headed wide in the 13th minute and the miss proved costly as Graham levelled a minute later with a sweet strike.

The visitors were not level for long as Yates latched on to Luke Garbutt's free-kick and slotted home his 20th goal of the season in all competitions.

Kaikai's stinging drive on the half-hour gave the hosts a two-goal cushion going into the break after which Chris Maxwell denied Jack Tucker with a smart save.

With just under half an hour to play, Kaikai set up Embleton to seal a victory which lifts the Seasiders to fifth.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Maxwell
  • 20Turton
  • 26Ballard
  • 4Thorniley
  • 29Garbutt
  • 32EmbletonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forLawrence-Gabrielat 67'minutes
  • 18Ward
  • 12Dougall
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forMitchellat 86'minutes
  • 19Simms
  • 9YatesSubstituted forRobsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 3Husband
  • 6Robson
  • 15Mitchell
  • 21Ekpiteta
  • 23Grétarsson
  • 28Moore

Gillingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Tucker
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 21O'Connor
  • 10Graham
  • 8Dempsey
  • 4O'KeefeBooked at 34mins
  • 16MacDonaldSubstituted forLeeat 59'minutes
  • 19Oliver
  • 15AkindeSubstituted forSamuelat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Willock
  • 9Samuel
  • 11Lee
  • 12Bastien
  • 14McKenzie
  • 17Johnson
  • 23Woods
Referee:
Darren Drysdale

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 4, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 4, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ellis Simms (Blackpool).

  4. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Demetri Mitchell (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Olly Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Samuel.

  8. Post update

    Ethan Robson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Graham (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel (Blackpool).

  13. Post update

    Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kenneth Dougall (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Tucker.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Thomas O'Connor tries a through ball, but Jordan Graham is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Simms (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ellis Simms (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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