Gillingham 0-1 Blackpool: Nathan Delfouneso hits winner for Tangerines
Nathan Delfouneso’s fourth goal of the season earned Blackpool a 1-0 victory over Gillingham to end their three-match losing streak in all competitions.
Delfouneso headed in the winner four minutes into the second half after Chris Taylor capitalised on a mistake by Gills defender Max Ehmer.
Blackpool’s best chance before that fell to Michael Nottingham, who saw his deflected cross flash past a post midway through the first half.
Gillingham, who had scored seven goals in their two previous games and conceded none, came closest to a first-half opener when loanee Connor Ogilvie hit the crossbar with a snap-shot after 11 minutes following a bright start.
Darren Oldaker’s swerving free-kick was well saved by an alert Christoffer Mafoumbi and Brandon Hanlan curled a low shot wide from the edge of the box shortly before the break.
Substitute Jordan Thompson almost doubled the visitors’ advantage but Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy produced a smart save to keep out his powerful drive.
Barry Fuller had the Gills’ best chance in their hunt for an equaliser – a low shot that was claimed by Mafoumbi at the second attempt six minutes from time.
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