Gillingham 0-1 Blackpool: Matt Scrafton's player ratings after hard-earned win at Priestfield Stadium

Blackpool got back to winning ways in superb fashion on the road at Gillingham
Blackpool got back to winning ways in superb fashion on the road at Gillingham

Blackpool got back to winning ways last night as they claimed a hard-earned 1-0 victory away at Gillingham.

Gillingham 0-1 Blackpool: Nathan Delfouneso the match winner as Seasiders get back to winning ways

Here's how Pool's players rated:

Christoffer Mafoumbi - 8

Earned his first clean sheet for Blackpool with a trio of vital stops, the last a superb reaction save in stoppage time.

Michael Nottingham - 7

Got forward well with some powerful marauding runs. Solid in defence and gave nothing away.

Ben Heneghan - 8

Dominant in the air, helping Blackpool earn another clean sheet. Went close early on with a header.

Curtis Tilt - 8

Made it look easy against the league’s top scorer Tom Eaves. Calm on the ball and won all of his headers.

Marc Bola - 7

Showed plenty of endeavour to get forwards and whipped in some dangerous balls from the left.

Jay Spearing - 7

Sprayed the ball around nicely and created a number of early chances through his dangerous corner deliveries.

Ollie Turton - 8

Tireless display in the middle of the park. Always tracking back and winning loose balls, making a number of vital blocks.

Callum Guy - 7

Had little impact on the game first half but seemed to get stronger as the game wore on. Never stopped running.

Chris Taylor - 7

Worked hard in a more advanced number 10 role and provided the pinpoint cross for Nathan Delfouneso’s goal.

Nathan Delfouneso - 7

His headed goal, his fourth of the season, proved to be the difference. Did well winning flick ons and holding the ball up.

Mark Cullen - 7

Worked tirelessly for the cause, chasing long balls and winning a number of flick ons. Came close on a couple of occasions.


Subs used

Jordan Thompson - 7

For Taylor, 60

Brought calmness on the ball, helping Blackpool wind the clock down as they held onto the lead.

Harry Pritchard - 6

For Cullen, 84

Put himself about and helped Blackpool get over the line in the dying stages.



Subs not used: Myles Boney, Ryan McLaughlin, John O’Sullivan, Liam Feeney, Joe Dodoo



Gillingham: Holy, Ehmer, Zakuani, Fuller, O'Neill (List), Ogilvie (Parker), Oldaker, Byrne, Charles-Cook (Parrett), Hanlan, Eaves

Subs not used: Hadler, Simpson, Nasseri, Mbo



Referee: Craig Hicks

Next match: Exeter City (away, Saturday, November 10, 3pm, FA Cup first round)