Blackpool 1 Fleetwood Town 0

Blackpool celebrate their winning goal
Blackpool celebrate their winning goal
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Blackpool earned the local bragging rights by holding on to see off neighbours Fleetwood.

A Nathan Pond own goal was the difference at Pool faced the Cod Army in a league game for the first time in their history.

On a terrible wet and windy afternoon at Bloomfield Road Fleetwood were the better side throughout but could find a breakthrough against a resolute Pool defence.

The Seasiders didn’t manage a single effort on goal during the game and had to rely on a man of the match display from keeper Dean Lyness.

Despite this, Pool earned a valuable three points at the bottom of League One when Brad Potts saw his cross turned into the net by Town skipper Pond.

Before that Fleetwood gone close twice, Joe Davis’ blast cleared off the line by Hayden White, Dean Lyness palming away David Henen’s 18 yard effort.

After the break it was again one-way traffic for much of the half, and Fleetwood nearly rescued a point when sub Nick Haughton played a delightful one-two with Antoni Sarcevic before stinging the palms of Lyness.

In the end Blackpool held on for the win, ending a terrible run of seven straight defeats.