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Report: Blackpool 2 Oldham Athletic 1

Longstaff And Vassell On Target In Victory

26 August 2017

Goals from Sean Longstaff and Kyle Vassell helped secure Blackpool their second three points of the season with a 2-1 win against Oldham Athletic.

The pair found the net inside the first 15 minutes to put The Seasiders in a commanding position, however a second-half strike from Darius Osei set up a tense finish.

Despite that, Blackpool had numerous chances to wrap the game up throughout the 90 minutes and played some fantastic, expressive football in the first-half.

In-form midfielder Sean Longstaff opened the scoring in the sixth minute, picking up the ball 22-yards out before finding the top corner with thunderous drive.

That lead was quickly doubled ten minutes later. Tricky winger Bright Osayi-Samuel weaved his way into some space before playing through Vassell, who finished under the goalkeeper for his first goal of the season.

Half-Time: Blackpool 2 Oldham Athletic 0 

The second half was a much more of a battle. Blackpool did however start off the brighter, threatening down both flanks through Osayi-Samuel and Viv Solomon-Otabor respectively.

Oldham Athletic began to grow into the game and came close through Anthony Gerrard as his header fell wide of Ryan Allsop’s post.

Oldham manager John Sheridan made changes which impacted the game, brining on Kallum Mantack and Mason Fawns. The two wingers troubled the Blackpool defence and added the urgency that was missing in the first period.

Oldham Athletic pulled one back 20 minutes from time. Captain Peter Clarke was allowed to come forward with the ball, his long pass found Aaron Amadi-Holloway and although his effort was saved, Darius Osei was alert to pounce on the rebound.

Despite the visitors pressing for a later equaliser, The Seasiders managed to hold out for another three points on home soil.

Full-Time: Blackpool 2 Oldham Athletic 1

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