Report: Blackpool 4 Notts County 0
Irresistible Blackpool put four past Notts County on their way to a brilliant victory at Bloomfield Road.
Kyle Vassell fired a brace, while Colin Daniel and Jamille Matt were also on target against The Magpies, who finished with ten men.
Vassell fired underneath Adam Collin for 1-0, before Colin Daniel tapped home the second after the break.
Jamille Matt bagged his first league goal for the club before Vassell raced in to add gloss to the scoreline.
Blackpool could have led after just three minutes, but after being slipped in by Vassell, Brad Potts couldn’t get his shot away and was thwarted by the Notts County defence.
Instead they waited until the 20th minute to take the lead. Matt’s effort ricocheted off Haydn Hollis into the path of Vassell, who was clinical with the finish, firing past Adam Collin with his left foot.
The striker was proving a handful and Potts soon set him up for another chance, as Collin raced off his line to make the save.
Blackpool were playing some eye-catching football and Daniel fired their next effort wide of the mark.
It should have been two on 38 minutes and again Potts was the provider, but after rounding the goalkeeper, Matt somehow missed the target with the goal gaping.
It took until the 40th minute for Notts County to register their first attempt and Michael O’Connor’s shot was simple for Sam Slocombe to deal with.
At the other end good build-up play saw Kelvin Mellor cross for Daniel to head wide, despite being well positioned to hit the target.
As half-time approached Slocombe parried O’Connor’s free-kick as Blackpool went in for the break 1-0 up, despite having the chances to make it more.
Half-Time: Blackpool 1 Notts County 0
Blackpool came out for the second half like a house on fire and quickly put their visitors to the sword. It was two when Collin parried Vassell’s shot into the path of Daniel, who had the simple task of tapping home.
Minutes later they added to their lead again, as Vassell’s striker bounced kindly for Matt, who made no mistake this time, firing underneath Collin.
Blackpool were in a brilliant position now and were able to enjoy their football, as skipper Danny Pugh blazed over the bar.
With 15 minutes remaining Gary Bowyer freshened his side by bringing Armand Gnanduillet on for Matt.
The striker was quickly involved, heading over Jack Payne’s corner. And things went from bad to worse for County, who then had substitute Vadaine Oliver sent off for a terrible challenge on Tom Aldred.
With timing running out Daniel rifled an effort narrowly wide, while Pool made another two changes – Jim McAlister and Bright Osayi-Samuel replacing Payne and Potts.
And it was four on 87 minutes as Vassell hounded Louis Laing into giving the ball away and stroked home his second of the goal.
Full-Time: Blackpool 4 Notts County 0