Blackpool came back from behind to draw their opening EFL Trophy group game 3-3 with Macclesfield Town, with the Silkmen winning the penalty shootout 5-3.
MATCH REPORT: Macclesfield Town 3-3 Blackpool (Macc win on pens)
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Christoffer Mafoumbi - 6
Got a hand to Macclesfield's first but couldn’t quite keep it out. Had no real chance with any of Macclesfield's clinical penalties.
Ryan McLaughlin - 6
Produced a solid enough display on his first competitive start for Pool. Brought off at half time as a precaution.
Ben Heneghan - 5
Should have produced a better back pass that led to Macclesfield’s opener and conceded the penalty for their third.
Paudie O’Connor - 5
Looks unsure of himself when partnered with Ben Heneghan. But did take the game to penalties with his late header.
Marc Bola - 5
Tried to get forward as much as possible but was stifled by the host's backline. Missed Pool's penalty in the shootout.
Chris Taylor - 6
Put himself about in the centre of the park but didn’t have a huge influence on the game. Made a couple of robust challenges.
Callum Guy - 7
Marked his Blackpool debut with a superb effort from range to pull his side level. Looks confident on the ball.
Harry Pritchard - 6
Had a quiet first half but almost added his name to the scoresheet at the start of the second half, shooting just wide.
Liam Feeney - 7
Blackpool’s main attacking threat in the first half, providing a number of pinpoint crosses. But tired as the game wore on.
John O’Sullivan - 6
Wasted a good first-half chance to net for the Seasiders when he headed over the bar but inspired the late comeback with his close-range effort.
Armand Gnanduillet - 5
Failed to take advantage of a number of free headers inside the Macclesfield box. Badly lacking that cutting edge.
Michael Nottingham - 6
For McLaughlin, 46
Showed plenty of attacking endeavour and put the hosts under pressure with his pace.
Fin Sinclair-Smith - 7
For Feeney, 67
Almost scored a spectacular overhead kick which was well saved by the keeper.
Ollie Turton - 6
For Guy, 77
Booked for a cynical late challenge. Otherwise had no time to have an impact.
Subs not used: Myles Boney, Curtis Tilt, Nana Adarkwa, Joe Dodoo
Macclesfield: Taylor, Fitzpatrick, Lowe, Grimes, Welch-Hayes, Napa (Wilson), Pearson, Vincenti, Whittaker, Rose, Blissett (Smith)
Subs not used: Kelleher, Marsh, Evans, Maycock, Arthur
Referee: Chris Sarginson
Attendance: 639 (128 Blackpool)
Next match: Bradford City (home, Saturday, September 8, 3pm, SkyBet League One)