Blackpool U18s ease into second round of FA Youth Cup

Nathan Shaw was among the goals for Blackpool
Nathan Shaw was among the goals for Blackpool

Blackpool U18s eased into the second round of the FA Youth Cup with a 4-0 win against Guiseley.

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Striker Ewan Bange was at the double while further goals also came from Will Avon and Nathan Shaw.

Two goals in either half rounded off a dominant display by Blackpool to give Danny Ventre his first win as new boss.

The first goal of the game came from Bange, who slotted home a right-footed effort after being set up by Tom Williams.

Moments later, and after a few half chances, Bange was on the scoresheet again. Sean Graham crossed from the byline towards Bange who headed powerfully past the keeper.

Blackpool, who reached the semi-final of the competition last season, then went looking for a third.

But they had to wait until after half time to get it, as a short corner was played to Nathan Shaw whose cross found its way to defender Will Avon, who nodded home from six yards out.

A better second-half performance presented Guiseley with more chances, but Blackpool held firm to claim a clean sheet.

Off the bench came Sky Sinclair, son of former Blackpool player Trevor, and he went close with a low shot that dragged just wide.

But a fourth soon followed from Shaw, who managed to scramble home after Guiseley had failed to clear their lines.

Blackpool: Simson, Williams, Winstanley, Maddox, Avon, Smith (Liptrott), Graham (Sinclair), Shaw, Bange (Ravenscroft), Jaaskelainen, McGladdery

Unused subs: Turner, Kellett