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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 Plymouth Argyle 14 +13 29
2 Sunderland 12 +12 28
3 Wycombe Wanderers 13 +8 27
4 Wigan Athletic 12 +13 25
5 Rotherham United 13 +10 24
6 Milton Keynes Dons 13 +6 22
7 Burton Albion 14 -1 22
8 Oxford United 13 +5 21
9 Sheffield Wednesday 13 +2 20
10 Accrington Stanley 13 -6 19
11 Bolton Wanderers 14 -3 18
12 Cheltenham Town 13 -6 18
13 Ipswich Town 13 +6 17
14 AFC Wimbledon 13 -1 17
15 Lincoln City 13 -1 15
16 Cambridge United 12 -2 15
17 Portsmouth 13 -3 15
18 Morecambe 13 -1 14
19 Gillingham 14 -6 14
20 Fleetwood Town 12 +1 13
21 Shrewsbury Town 14 -10 11
22 Charlton Athletic 13 -8 9
23 Crewe Alexandra 13 -13 8
24 Doncaster Rovers 12 -15 7