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MATCH REPORT: BLACKPOOL 2-0 SWINDON TOWN

19 September 2020

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Swindon suffered their first league defeat of the season at the hands of Blackpool as a well fought game finished 2-0 to the hosts.

A goal either side of the half from winger CJ Hamilton proved to be the difference in a match that saw the boys come up against two familiar faces in Jerry Yates and Keshi Anderson.

First-half

Swindon started off the brighter side and had the first real chance of the game when Tyler Smith sprayed the ball out to the left wing to Jonny Smith whose curled effort brushed against the post and out for a goal kick.

It was then time for the hosts to put a bit of pressure on Town when Bez Lubala found himself with the ball at his feet on the corner of the Swindon penalty area. His hopeful cross tried to land on the head Yates but there was too much on it and keeper Matej Kovar allowed it to sail out of play.

Just after the half-hour mark, Town were forced into their first substitute of the game with Jonny Smith making way for debutant Joel Grant.

Swindon then had another good chance to open the scoring with Jaiyesimi’s trickery in the box getting the better of Blackpool’s defence, he then clipped a ball to the far post identical to that of last week’s assist for Anthony Grant but Tyler Smith just headed wide.

It was the Seasiders who broke the deadlock when CJ Hamilton’s low driven effort beat Kovar at the near post and put Blackpool ahead going into the break.

Second-half

Neil Critchley’s side started the second 45 minutes in almost a carbon-copy of how they ended the first, with CJ Hamilton doubling their lead in similar fashion to the first goal.

From then on in chances for both sides were few and far between. Hallam Hope very nearly halved the deficit when Jaiyesimi’s pass out wide found the winger who tried to find the bottom right corner, but it bounced at the foot of the post and rolled across goal and out.

On 76 minutes Bez Lubala found a bit of space to have a shot at goal but Kovar stuck out a strong right arm and deflected it passed the post.

It was almost 3 for the Seasiders when Town lost the ball on the half-way line, Blackpool then formed a 4-on-1 attack but Zeki Fryers snuffed out any danger and play broke down.

Disappointing first league loss of the season for the boys  and we’ll be looking to get back to winning ways next Saturday at home to Burton Albion.


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