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Report: Blackpool 1 AFC Wimbledon 0

Longstaff's Strike Secures All Three Points

2 September 2017

Sean Longstaff extended his superb run of form to by scoring the winning goal, as Blackpool recorded a 1-0 victory against AFC Wimbledon at Bloomfield Road.

The on-loan Newcastle United midfielder made it four goals in four Sky Bet League One games by finding the bottom corner with an effort just after half-time.

FIRST-HALF

In a half of few chances, both teams cancelled each other out well and failed to create any goal-mouth action.

Blackpool did have the first chance of the game on 17 minutes, though. A 30-yard free-kick from Captain Jimmy Ryan took a deflection on its way through the wall but was easily saved by George Long in the AFC Wimbledon goal.

The Dons had the only clear-cut opportunity of the half when Cody McDonald found himself with time to get a shot away, however Ryan Allsop got down well to deny the midfielder.

SECOND-HALF

Blackpool started the second-half at a faster tempo and opened the scoring in the 52nd minute through Sean Longstaff. The goal came from a long ball forward from Allsop, Nathan Delfouneso flicked it into the path of the 19-year-old and he worked his way into the area and finished neatly into the bottom corner.

Moments after the goal, AFC Wimbledon midfielder Jimmy Abdou was shown a straight red card for a two-footed challenge on Callum Cooke.

The Seasiders went on to strike the post on two occasions as they looked to secure the three points.

Viv Solomon-Otabor won a corner, which Ryan swung in, and Delfouneso saw his header parried away by the ‘keeper. Solomon-Otabor followed it up with a drilled effort which slammed against the woodwork.

Blackpool then broke away in the 90th minute, attempting to seal the three points, but despite Delfouneso and Vassell linking up well to play through Solomon-Otabor, the winger fired across goal and struck the post again.

FULL-TIME: Blackpool 1 AFC Wimbledon 0

Words by Riegan Thompson. 


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