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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 Sheffield Wednesday 28 +30 61
2 Plymouth Argyle 29 +21 61
3 Ipswich Town 29 +25 55
4 Derby County 28 +24 53
5 Bolton Wanderers 30 +15 53
6 Barnsley 27 +10 47
7 Peterborough United 27 +13 44
8 Wycombe Wanderers 28 +11 44
9 Shrewsbury Town 29 +5 44
10 Portsmouth 27 +2 38
11 Exeter City 29 +1 38
12 Charlton Athletic 28 +4 37
13 Bristol Rovers 29 -9 37
14 Port Vale 29 -11 37
15 Oxford United 30 -2 35
16 Lincoln City 27 -3 34
17 Fleetwood Town 28 -2 29
18 Cheltenham Town 28 -12 29
19 Milton Keynes Dons 29 -13 28
20 Burton Albion 28 -19 28
21 Morecambe 28 -14 27
22 Accrington Stanley 27 -20 26
23 Cambridge United 28 -23 26
24 Forest Green Rovers 30 -33 21