Player ratings: Our marks out of 10 after Blackpool's League Cup win over Barnsley

Michael Nottingham netted his first Football League goal
Michael Nottingham netted his first Football League goal

Blackpool bagged their first win of the season with a deserved 3-1 victory against Barnsley in the first round of the League Cup.

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Here's how Pool's players rated:

Player ratings

Mark Howard - 7

Produced a number of smart stops to keep Blackpool in it before they embarked on their inspired comeback.

Michael Nottingham - 8

Netted his first goal for Blackpool to get his side back on level terms. Defended well at right back and is a threat in the opposition box.

Donervon Daniels - 8

Put his head where it hurts and made a number of key blocks on his second debut for the Seasiders.

Curtis Tilt - 8

Won every header and dominated in the tackle in what was his first game of the season following the summer speculation.

Nick Anderton - 7

Put in a defensively solid display at left back against a dangerous Barnsley attack while also providing plenty of support going forwards.

Jay Spearing - 7

Marshalled the midfield as you come to expect from the experienced Pool skipper. Played a couple of incisive passes in the final third.

Jordan Thompson - 7

Caught the eye with a number of impressive set-piece deliveries. Went close with a rasping drive from the edge of the box.

John O’Sullivan - 7

Should have added his name to the scoresheet when he wasted an early chance, but otherwise impressive.

Harry Pritchard - 7

Found the top corner with the outside of his boot to stylishly bag his first goal as a Football League player.

Mark Cullen - 7

Unlucky not to have added his name to the scoresheet. But he fought well and the 60 minutes of action will do him the world of good.

Armand Gnanduillet - 7

Led the line well and Barnsley struggled with his aerial prowess. Bagged a late goal courtesy of a powerful free kick.

Subs used

Nathan Delfouneso - 7

For Cullen, 61

Came close to scoring on a couple of occasions but provided a threat down the right-hand side.

Paudie O’Connor - 6

For Pritchard, 74

Brought on to replace the impressive Pritchard, who came off with a knock. Kept things tight at the back and was rarely troubled.

Marc Bola - 6

For Daniels, 82

Brought on to add more defensive solidity as Pool settled for their 3-1 scoreline.

Subs not used: Sims, Turton, Sinclair-Smith, Dodoo

Barnsley: Barnsley: Walton, Dougall (Potts), Pinnock, Cavare, Isgrove (Thiam), Jackson, Pinillos, Adeboyejo, McGeehan (Mowatt), Moncur, Bradshaw

Subs not used: Davies, Lindsey, Williams, Williams

Referee: Mark Heywood

Attendance: 1,937 (990 Barnsley)

Next match: Shrewsbury Town (away, Saturday, August 18, 3pm, SkyBet League One)