Blackpool progressed to the third round of the League Cup for the first time since 2009 with a deserved 2-1 win at Doncaster Rovers last night.
Here's how Pool's players rated:
Mark Howard - 7
Made a number of fine stops, including one from point blank range, but perhaps could have done better with Doncaster’s goal.
Michael Nottingham - 6
A danger going forward and hauled Pool level with a close-range finish. But question marks remain over his defensive positioning.
Ben Heneghan - 5
At fault for Doncaster’s goal and got away with another couple of poor mistakes as well. Looks low on confidence.
Paudie O’Connor - 6
Improved aerial display but struggled to deal with the pacey Alfie May. Needs to be more commanding at the back.
Marc Bola - 7
Defensively solid and made a number of fine blocks and interceptions, but his final delivery at the other end needs working on.
Jay Spearing - 8
Marshalled the defence well and moved the ball quickly. Looked levels above everybody else on the park at times.
Chris Taylor - 6
Saw a glimpse of goal on a couple of occasions in the first half but couldn’t quite find the target.
John O’Sullivan - 6
Wasted a glorious chance to give Blackpool the lead at the start of the second half, curling wide with the keeper out of goal.
Harry Pritchard - 7
Put Blackpool in front with a calm side-footed finish. Also provided the corner for Michael Nottingham’s equaliser.
Liam Feeney - 6
A useful 65 minutes on his first full start for the Seasiders. A fairly quiet evening out on the wing but did nothing wrong.
Armand Gnanduillet - 5
Didn’t show enough physicality to hold the ball up. Left to feed off scraps at times but can certainly do more.
Jordan Thompson - 6
For Feeney, 66
Provided a superb pass to Armand Gnanduillet who could have extended Blackpool’s lead late on.
Ollie Turton - 6
For Pritchard, 73
Brought on to sure up Blackpool’s midfield at a time when Harry Pritchard was beginning to tire after a decent shift.
Joe Dodoo - 6
For Gnanduillet, 85
Didn’t have enough time to have an impact on the game but helped wind the clock down in the final stages.
Subs not used: Christoffer Mafoumbi, Fin Sinclair-Smith, Nathan Delfouneso, Mark Cullen
Doncaster: Lawlor, Mason, Wright, Anderson, Andrew, Whiteman, Rowe (Ben Khemis), Blair, Taylor (Beestin), Anderson (Kiwomya), May
Subs not used: Ogley, Lund, Horton, Gibbons
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Attendance: 3,188, (192 Blackpool)