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23 October 2018 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Match Preview: Scunthorpe United

Blackpool Back In Action At Bloomfield Road

23 October 2018

Blackpool will aim to maintain their momentum in the league when Scunthorpe United visit Bloomfield Road toni

The Seasiders, who recorded a 2-0 victory at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, are currently on a 10-match unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One. 

Scunthorpe, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from the disappointment of a 3-2 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers last time out. The Iron led 2-0 after just seven minutes at Adams Park, but ended up losing out to a 94th minute strike from Craig Mackail-Smith. 

Team News:

Saturday's goalscorer Marc Bola picked up a knock to his ankle against AFC Wimbledon, though is expected to be fine to play. The biggest decision for manager Terry McPhillips will be whether to change a winning side, given that midweek games have always resulted in squad rotation. 

As for Scunthorpe, they will be without midfielders Josh Morris and Matthew Lund due to injury, while Lee Novak is considered a doubt with a calf problem. The visitors may well be unchanged.

Manager Views:

Terry McPhillips: 

"We adapted well and found a way to win on Saturday, and we now want to try and get on a winning run. The lads are in good fettle and competition within the squad is high. This is an exciting period of games for us and we're really looking forward to the match against Scunthorpe." 

Stuart McCall: 

“We go to a real in-form Blackpool, who are hard-working, organised and defensively strong. They’re on the back of ten games unbeaten and we know it’s a tough one, but when the chips are down you need characters to come to the fore and that’s what we’ll aim to do."

The Ref: 

Thomas Bramall has been confirmed to officiate tonight's fixture, having refereed 13 games so far this season. 

This will be the first time he has overseen a Blackpool match however, as he was promoted from the National League at the start of the campaign. 


Tickets for the match, which kicks-off at 7.45pm, are priced at: 

- £22 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors
- £10 for Under-18s
- Free for Under-11s**

*Prices exclude block M seating. 

**Under-11s must become a member of Young Seasiders for £15. This entitles free admission to home EFL matches with a paying adult or senior.  

Season ticket holders and members are entitled to £5 off the price of a match ticket for adults and seniors, and £2 off the price of an under-18 ticket. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office or call 0303 334 0999. 


If you can't make it to the game, then there's also an opportunity to watch a live stream on iFollow. 

To purchase a match pass, please click here

Elsewhere in Sky Bet League One: 

Bradford City vs Coventry City
Bristol Rovers vs AFC Wimbledon
Charlton Athletic vs Oxford United
Doncaster Rovers vs Sunderland
Luton Town vs Accrington Stanley
Peterborough United vs Fleetwood Town
Plymouth Argyle vs Gillingham
Portsmouth vs Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town vs Barnsley
Southend United vs Walsall
Wycombe Wanderers vs Rochdale

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Match Reports

Report: Blackpool 1 Scunthorpe United 0

Gnanduillet Strike Enough To Secure All Three Points

23 October 2018

Armand Gnanduillet’s fourth goal of the season made it back-to-back league wins with a 1-0 victory against Scunthorpe United.

The striker finished off a well-worked team move in the 19th minute to ensure that Blackpool extended their unbeaten run in the division to 11 games.

Manager Terry McPhillips made two changes from the victory against AFC Wimbledon, with Marc Bola injured and Harry Pritchard dropping down to the bench. Liam Feeney and Michael Nottingham were the players to come into the side.

It was Nottingham who had the first opportunity of the game, nodding over Feeney’s cross from eight-yards out.

The opener came 10 minutes later, and what a fine, team goal it was. Curtis Tilt surged past the half-way line and played the ball out to Ollie Turton down the left, who in turn delivered for Armand Gnanduillet to finish with aplomb.

The visitors, aiming to reply immediately, forced Mark Howard to tip over from James Perch, while Jay Spearing was well positioned to head another effort off the line.

Howard was again called into action prior to the half-hour mark, pushing away a low 20-yard drive from Stephen Humphrys.

Liam Feeney curled an effort over the bar as Blackpool chased a second and Scunthorpe’s Ryan Colclough struck the side netting at the other end.

Great link-up between Feeney and Turton almost led to Armand Gnanduillet adding to his opener, however Jak Alnwick pushed his strike behind.

Half-Time: Blackpool 1 Scunthorpe United 0

Scunthorpe captain Rory McArdle rose high to challenge for a corner soon after the restart, though he was unable to divert the ball on target.

A neat one-two between Callum Guy and Armand Gnanduillet presented the former with a great opportunity to find the net, but unfortunately he fired straight at the ‘keeper.  

Stephen Humphrys almost levelled matters for Scunthorpe on the hour mark, drilling a strike just wide of the post.

The Seasiders then made their first change of the game, introducing Mark Cullen for Jordan Thompson. It meant a switch to a 4-4-2 formation for the final 25 minutes.

It was the visitors who continued to look the more threatening on the counter attack, with Colclough in particular the key man. A well-timed cover tackle from Donervon Daniels prevented him from going one-on-one against Mark Howard.

Scunthorpe substitute George Thomas then fizzed a dangerous ball across the six-yard box, but fortunately it evaded any other the supporting shirts in attack.

Sensibly, Blackpool tried to wind the clock down with time ticking away, though it meant also seeing out five additional minutes.

The Seasiders duly did after some strong game management.

FT: Blackpool 1 Scunthorpe United 0

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