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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Kyle Vassell (28')
  • Nathan Delfouneso (33')
  • Kelvin Mellor (83')

Blackpool continue winning run by thrashing Gillingham

Kyle Vassell set Blackpool on their way to a fourth League One victory in as many games with a dominant 3-0 win over struggling Gillingham.
Having earlier hit the bar with a powerful header, Vassell fired home the opener after debutant goalkeeper Tom Hadler spilled Jimmy Ryan's 25-yard shot.
Scorer turned provider for the visitors after 33 minutes, as Vassell's drilled cross was met by the onrushing Nathan Delfouneso, who guided the ball past the luckless Hadler.
Midfielder Jay Spearing missed the chance to add to the Seasiders' lead three minutes after the break, as he hit the post from the penalty spot after Tom Eaves had needlessly fouled Curtis Tilt.
But substitute Kelvin Mellor tapped in Armand Gnanduillet's cross to seal the win for Gary Bowyer's side seven minutes from time.
Gills striker Eaves had the out-of-form hosts' best chance of the opening half with a header from 12 yards in stoppage time.
Josh Parker fired over the bar from 25 yards shortly after the break for Gillingham, who have now gone over six-and-a-half hours without scoring at home.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 46 +42 89
2 Peterborough United 46 +37 87
3 Blackpool 46 +23 80
4 Sunderland 46 +28 77
5 Lincoln City 46 +19 77
6 Oxford United 46 +21 74
7 Charlton Athletic 46 +14 74
8 Portsmouth 46 +14 72
9 Ipswich Town 46 0 69
10 Gillingham 46 +3 67
11 Accrington Stanley 46 -5 67
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 -5 66
13 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +2 65
14 Doncaster Rovers 46 -4 64
15 Fleetwood Town 46 +3 60
16 Burton Albion 46 -12 57
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 -7 54
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 -27 53
19 AFC Wimbledon 46 -16 51
20 Wigan Athletic 46 -23 48
21 Rochdale 46 -17 47
22 Northampton Town 46 -26 45
23 Swindon Town 46 -34 43
24 Bristol Rovers 46 -30 38