Matt Scrafton's player ratings: Arsenal loanee impresses as he scores his first goal for Blackpool in Crewe draw

Crewe scored four minutes from time to deny Blackpool a fourth straight victory in a 1-1 draw on the first anniversary of Neil Critchley’s appointment.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 9:35 am
Dan Ballard rises highest to head home his first Blackpool goal

Here's how Pool's players rated:

Made two important saves to keep the Seasiders ahead prior to Crewe’s late equaliser, which he could do little about.
Not quite as adventurous as we’ve become used to seeing him. Had plenty of defending to do early on.

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Headed home his first goal for the club but was also in dominant form at the back, making some key interceptions.
Almost punished for making two poor clearances early on which put Pool under pressure, but improved.
Undone in behind on a few occasions early on but improved and provided an excellent corner for Pool’s goal.
Organised well and was constantly communicating with his teammates. Picked up the bits and pieces in midfield.
Battled well in the middle of the park and was a tireless runner throughout. Kenny Dougall will be breathing down his neck.
Produced a couple of dangerous crosses in the second-half but was otherwise fairly quiet on the right flank.
Had a shot well blocked and was beginning to become more influential before being subbed off on the hour mark.
Struggled to make the ball stick at times in the first-half but didn’t have a great deal to work with. Had a shot saved.
Always a willing runner and pressed well. But he didn’t have any real chances of note and was kept quiet.
For Simms, 58' Given a healthy half an hour cameo but didn’t really get into the game. Helped Pool press a little higher though.
For Kaikai, 58' Didn’t quite make the desired impact, but great to see him back from injury. Played up front rather than out wide.