AFC Blackpool 1 Nelson 5: Second-half goals see the Mechanics well beaten

AFC Blackpool dropped to sixth in the league following a 5-1 defeat at home to Nelson.

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 11:45 am
AFC Blackpool lost against Nelson Picture: Adam Gee

The Mechanics had been level with the visitors at half-time after Daniel Pickering’s goal cancelled out Morgan Crowther’s opener.

However, second-half goals from Daniel Fagin, Connor Durrans and a double for Harvey MacAdam saw Nelson take all three points.

AFC Blackpool started the better as Jamie Thomas troubled the goalkeeper with a free-kick and saw another effort go narrowly wide.

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It was Nelson who took the lead on 30 minutes when Crowther headed past Alex Cameron.

The Mechanics equalised nine minutes later when Thomas’ free-kick hit the bar and bounced down for Pickering to score.

Nelson re-established their advantage in the 65th minute with Fagin finding the net before Jack Foster went past Cameron a minute later and hit the post.

They then scored a third goal in the 75th minute, MacAdam hitting a free-kick past Cameron.

AFC Blackpool’s Ryan McClean had an effort saved before Nelson netted a fourth on 85 minutes when Durrans scored from a counter-attack.

They got a fifth three minutes later as MacAdam chipped Cameron to complete the scoring.

AFC Blackpool: Cameron, Bishop (Simmons 45), Dawson (Bromley 70), McClean, Donaghy, Pickering, Milligan, Fishwick, Duffield, Thomas, McCaragher (Buchan 65).