Haughton sends Town's young guns through
Nick Haughton’s late strike was the difference as Fleetwood Town earned a 1-0 win against Blackpool in the Lancashire Senior Cup at Poolfoot Farm.
The midfielder’s 78th minute effort decided a tight game as both clubs fielded Development Squad sides with a few first teamers thrown into the mix.
The first chance of the game fell to Blackpool as Henry Cameron took a short corner to Dylan Sumner who crossed the ball into Christian N’guessan whose shot hit the side netting.
An injury was next on the cards as Martyn Woolford and Denzel Williams clashed heads in the Blackpool half. Williams received treatment and a bandage but Woolford could not carry on. He was replaced by Thomas Grant.
minute, Town had the first shot on target of the game as good play Keano Deacon found George Glendon on the edge of the Blackpool box but his shot was easily saved by Myles Boney.thIn the 20
Blackpool could have broken the deadlock just two minutes later as Ben Agyema-Badu pounced onto Jack Sowerby’s mishit clearance and took a shot from the edge of the box but Alex Cairns was a match to it.
The Seasiders had another chance just before the half hour mark as Cameron crossed a ball into an unmarked N’guessan but he couldn’t guide his header past Cairns.
minute as Oliver Roberts tried his luck from 30-yards out but his right footed attempt flew just wide of the target.thThe last real chance of the first half fell in the 37
The away side had the first chance of the second half when Cameron tried to dribble the ball around Cairns but the resulting shot was wide of the target.
minute, Pool substitute William Dunne had a chance with his left foot from range and even though it was on target, it was easily saved by Cairns.thIn the 58
Fleetwood started to dominate play then as they had three chances in quick succession. The first was a long range shot from midfielder Oliver Roberts which just flew over the bar. The second was an edge of the box attempt by Nick Haughton which won a corner and the third was a header directly from the corner by Cian Bolger but his header flew over the bar.
Town broke the deadlock with only with just ten minutes to go as Haughton ran the ball from deep and curled the ball into the bottom right corner to make the game 1-0.
The score could have been doubled with just a minute left in the game due to a brilliant run from Deacon down the right wing. He dribbled past two men, passed the ball along the goal line but Glendon couldn’t get enough on it and it went just wide of the post.
Alex Cairns, Kieran Dunbar, Kieran Wallace, Oliver Roberts, Cian Bolger, Joe Davis, Jack Sowerby, George Glendon, Keano Deacon, Nick Haughton, Martyn Woolford (Thomas Grant, 16’).FTFC:
Matt Urwin, Spencer Myers, Lewis Baines, Daniel Mooney.UNUSED SUBS:
Myles Boney, Jack Newton (William Dunne, 45’), Caleb Richards, Lewis Wainwright, Denzel Williams, Luke Higham, Henry Cameron (Alwyn Flynn, 62’), Christian N’Guessan, Tyler Rufus (Ralph Chea, 66’), Dylan Sumner, Ben Agyema-Badu.BFC:
Jack Sims.UNUSED SUBS:
Darren Handley (REF).REFEREE:
Peter Sim and David Underwood.Ass. REFEREES: