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REPORT: Sky Blues 3-2 Blackpool

City fight back from two down...

7 September 2019

The Sky Blues fought back from 2-0 to take all three points after a dramatic stoppage time winner from Callum O’Hare.

O’Hare found space inside the penalty area, drove past his defender and fired the ball into the top corner to complete a stunning comeback.

Two goals within five minutes from Matt Godden and Wesley Jobello ensured the Sky Blues went into the break level after Blackpool started brightest.

Just two minutes in Blackpool took the lead after a deep cross from Liam Feeney was met by Sulley Kaikai who seemed to be looking to try and play the ball back across the box, however his effort looped over Marko Marosi and found the far corner.  

The Sky Blues reacted well to going behind and just three minutes later the ball was worked down the left and played inside to Jordy Hiwula who took aim from 20 yards only to see his shot deflected into the gloves of Jak Alnwick.

City then had the ball in the net after 11 minutes as Jordan Shipley played a fine ball through the Blackpool defence to Hiwula who finished the chance well but was denied by the assistant referee’s flag.

Jobello was next to try his luck for the Sky Blues as Zain Westbrooke had space in the middle of the pitch and slid a ball down the right-hand channel where Jobello drove into the box, but fired a low shot straight at Alnwick.  

Seven minutes before half time Blackpool doubled their lead as Feeney and Kaikai combined again with Feeney sweeping the ball across the box for Kaikai to slot past Marosi.

Just three minutes later, the Sky Blues pulled a goal back as Kyle McFadzean hit a long ball forward which the Blackpool defence failed to clear and Godden latched onto the loose ball to fire home from close range.

On the stroke of half time City found their equaliser as the ball fell to the feet of Hiwula in the box who then teed up Jobello to fire the ball into the roof of the net which drew the Sky Blues level going into the break.  

HALF TIME: Sky Blues 2-2 Blackpool  

City started the second half brightly and it took just five minutes for Hiwula to have an effort on target as he leaped highest to head a Jobello cross goalwards, however the frontman could not generate enough power on the header to trouble the Blackpool ‘keeper.

The Sky Blues nearly took the lead 20 minutes into the second half as Jobello nodded the ball downwards into the path of Hiwula who lifted the ball over the onrushing ‘keeper, only for it to be cleared by Curtis Tilt before reaching the goal.

Five minutes later Michael Rose found himself unmarked from a corner however the Sky Blues defender could only head the ball over the bar.

It was then fellow defender McFadzean’s turn to head over as the skipper jumped highest from a corner but couldn’t direct his header downwards.

After O’Hare’s winner, Kastaneer had the opportunity to seal all three points as the winger broke clear from the half way line only to be denied by the Blackpool ‘keeper.  

Blackpool played the final five minutes of the game with ten men as substitute Nathan Delfouneso was unable to continue after picking up and injury after Blackpool had made all three of their substitutions.



Goals: Sullay Kaikai 2’, 38’, Matt Godden 41’, Wesley Jobello 45+2’, Callum O’Hare 90+1’.

Yellows: Fankaty Dabo 56’, Nathan Delfouneso 80’


Attendance: 6,637 (884 away)


Sky Blues XI: Marko Marosi (GK), Fankaty Dabo, Kyle McFadzean (C), Michael Rose (Dom Hyam 90’), Sam McCallum, Liam Walsh, Jordan Shipley, Zain Westbrooke (Callum O’Hare 73’), Wesley Jobello (Gervane Kastaneer 90’), Jordy Hiwula, Matty Godden.

Unused subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Tennai Watson, Jamie Allen, Amadou Bakayoko.

Blackpool XI: Jak Alnwick (GK), Ryan Edwards, Jay Spearing (C), Sullay Kaikai, Liam Feeney, Curtis Tilt, Oliver Turton (Ben Heneghan 68’), Armand Gnanduillet (Nathan Delfouneso 68’), Joseph Nuttall (Ryan Hardie 80’), Callum Guy, James Husband.

Unused subs: Christoffer Mafoumbi (GK), Sean Scannell, Matthew Virtue, Nathan Shaw.

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