Report: Yeovil 0 Blackpool 3
Colin Daniel’s brilliant second-half double inspired Blackpool to a thoroughly deserved first away win of the season at Yeovil Town.
After a dominant first-half, Daniel smashed home a stunning first goal for the club from all of 30 yards, and that set the tone for the second-half.
Even with the luxury of a missed penalty through Armand Gnanduillet, Pool dominated and added a second when Brad Potts slipped in Daniel to finish.
Late on Gnanduillet made amends by turning home Potts’ drilled cross, as Blackpool returned home with a thoroughly deserved three points.
It was the sodden conditions Blackpool were battling hardest with, along with Yeovil, and the rain had an affect on the first chance of the game, as Tom Aldred met Danny Pugh’s corner, but the ball slipped off the defender’s forehead and out for a goal kick.
It was The Seasiders taking the game to their hosts in the opening half hour and next Andy Taylor, who was regularly getting forward, slung in a cross which was eventually flicked narrowly wide by Potts.
Arguably the best opening of the half fell to Pool’s Frenchman Gnanduillet, but after capitalising on a defensive error from Yeovil, the striker lost his composure and dragged wide at his near port, when the far post looked the better option.
He was to get another opportunity soon after, but after Kelvin Mellor put in a brilliant cross he could only direct his header over the bar, as the two sides went in for the half-time break on level terms, despite Pool’s dominance.
Half-Time: Yeovil 0 Blackpool 0
Yeovil improved after the break and Alex Lawless’ free-kick almost caught out Sam Slocombe. That wasn't a sign of things to come however, as Blackpool continued to dominate.
Next Daniel’s drilled effort was turned behind for a corner by Krysiak and from the following dead ball Aldred could only turn wide at the back post.
Seconds later The Seasiders were guilty of wasting a golden opportunity to take the lead. Gnanduillet won possession and fed Daniel, whose clipped crossed was headed wide of the mark by an unmarked Potts, with much of the ground thinking it had dropped in.
So when the next opportunity arose Daniel did the honours it himself. This time Potts set up the former Port Vale man who thumped home an effort into the top corner from the best of 30 yards.
Moments after the goal Vassell made way for Bright Osayi-Samuel, who was quickly involved, shooting at Krysiak on his right. At the other end a swift counter attack fashioned an opportunity for Alex Lawless, but the midfielder’s effort went straight at Slocombe.
Moments later Pool were given the ideal opportunity to put the result to bed, when Osayi-Samuel’s step over took him away from Liam Shephard, before a trip on the winger gave the referee no option but to point to the spot.
Up stepped Gnanduillet, but the striker was way off target with his effort, clearing the cross bar from 12 yards. It mattered not however, as Daniel, fed by Potts, was coolness personified when slipping in the second goal with his unfavoured right roof.
And there was still time for Gnanduillet to make amends for his penalty miss, as another breakaway saw Potts fire a devastating cross into the six-yard box, where the striker was on hand to turn home and complete a terrific day for The Seasiders.
Full-Time: Yeovil 0 Blackpool 3