Coventry 0 Blackpool 0

Blackpool's Henry Cameron vies for possession with Coventry City's Chris Stokes
Blackpool's Henry Cameron vies for possession with Coventry City's Chris Stokes
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Blackpool stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a draw against high-flying Coventry.

Despite the lack of goals it was a lively affair at the Ricoh Arena as both sides attempted to play and attack.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between though, with the best of the first half probably falling to Marc Antoine-Fortune in the third minute.

He turned well in the box before firing wide when he should have at least hit the target.

Blackpool’s best chance of the half came on the 15 minute mark when a Jose Cubero and Jack Redshaw combined for Mark Cullen to turn an effort wide at the near post.

Apart from that it was an even opening, although Coventry’s Chris Stokes did force a very decent save from Doyle ten minutes before the break.

If it was the home side who finished the stronger, it was the Seasiders who came out the blocks quicker in the second half.

And just two minutes in Redshaw showed quick feet to find space in the area before forcing a save from Reice Charles-Cook.

The keeper spilled it right into the middle of the six yard box, sadly no-one in tangerine reacted quick enough for what would have been the easiest of tap-ins.

Just as Pool were looking like they were getting some joy, came a real let-off at the other end for McDonald’s men.

Tiny midfield man Ryan Kent jinked into the box down the left before cutting the ball back into the path of Adam Armstrong who scuffed his effort from eight yards.

The Newcastle loan man has eight goals so far this season and many expected him to fire his side ahead.

If anything, as the half went on, Blackpool were became a little too happy to sit deep and soak up the pressure, encouraging wave after wave of attack against them.

Every now and then Pool did attack, and on 73 minutes Cullen was gifted the goal of the game.

Hesitant defending allowed the striker to in between two defenders and find himself clean in on goal, only for the former Luton man to drag his effort wide.

It was the sort of chance you can’t really miss away from home.

That seemed to open the game up and reminded the Seasiders they are an attack on the break as the game really opened up.

Moments later Murphy tried his luck from range, forcing Doyle to spill it, and from the attack Thomas won a free-kick for Pool right on the edge of the area.

Potts’ effort deflecting just over from 18 yards.

In the end Blackpool were happy to settle for a point, one which will no doubt delight boss McDonald.