Wycombe 0-0 Blackpool

Gary Bowyer.
Gary Bowyer.
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Blackpool extended their unbeaten run to six games after a frustrating 0-0 draw at Adams Park.

The Seasiders created little in a scrappy game, but could have sealed the points late on when Chairboys ‘keeper Jamal Blackman saved a Brad Potts penalty.

The aerial presence of Wycombe proved a difficult test for the Seasiders, but one they managed to stand up to.

It was a positive start from the visitors who saw two shots in as many minutes, first from Jordan Flores and then Jack Payne, blocked by the Wycombe defence but the Chairboys were quick to respond.

Sam Wood’s dangerous cross was turned away by Dean Lyness, before former Seasider Marcus Bean’s effort was well blocked and Blackpool managed to clear their lines.

Adebayo Akinfenwa showed early on he was going to be a nuisance for the Blackpool defence when he dragged his effort wide after easily beating Kelvin Mellor in an aerial duel.

The match became scrappy from then on with plenty of free-kicks meaning the match struggled to get going.

The Seasiders almost opened the scoring in bizarre fashion on 22 minutes however Potts led a breakaway and his looping cross evaded Blackman but came back off the bar.

Wycombe continued to press without creating too much but Gary Bowyer’s side always looked dangerous on the break, particularly through the lively Potts.

The hosts almost opened the scoring with just three minutes left of the half when Paris Cowan-Hall’s long range drive wall well tipped around the post by Lyness.

The shot proved to be the first, and only bit of action in the first half, as the sides went in all square at half-time.

In what was a lively opening to the second period, it was the Seasiders who almost got off to the best possible start when Nathan Delfouneso attacked Wycombe down the flank.

His cross found Potts in all acres of space but he passed the ball goalwards rather than going for power and Blackman somehow clawed the ball away from goal.

Wycombe nearly made Blackpool pay for their wastefulness when Aaron Pierre fired over from close range shortly afterwards.

The Chairboys threatened again shortly after when Akinfenwa did well to meet a Joe Jacobson free kick but his powerful header was too high to trouble Lyness.

Throughout the match it was Blackpool trying to play the more attractive football with Wycombe restricting their play to long balls, something the Seasiders did well to handle.

The game quietened down again soon after, with Blackpool struggling with their final ball and Wycombe relying on headers from Akinfenwa.

In what was a very open and expansive second half, the Seasiders were restricted to half chances, by good Wycombe defending.

Delfouneso almost cracked the code with just under 20 minutes left, but after finding some space his effort was blocked and cleared by a resolute defense.

Second-half sub Neil Danns, almost found a way through the hosts’ defence when his teasing cross just evaded the on-rushing Potts as Blackpool struggled to create any real chances.

The undoubted chance of the match fell to Potts who was denied from the spot with just three minutes left on the clock after Jamille Matt had been fouled by Max Muller.

Wycombe: Blackman, Harriman, Jacobson (C), Muller, Pierre, Bean, O’Nien, Wood (Saunders, 88), Cowan-Hall (Jakubiak, 83), Southwell (Weston, 73), Akinfenwa.

Subs not used: Richardson, Thompson, De Havilland, Gape.

Blackpool: Lyness, Mellor, Aldred, Robertson, Aimson, Taylor (C), Payne, Flores (Danns, 77), Potts, Delfouneso, Cullen (Matt, 77).

Subs not used: Boney, Black, Osayi-Samuel, Odelusi, Gnanduillet.

Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Attendance: 3,774 (290 from Blackpool)