Pool 1 Morecambe 2
Report of match 12th August 2012
Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Andrew Fleming were enough to hand Morecambe a 2-1 victory at Bloomfield Road, with Alex Baptiste replying for the Seasiders.
The npower League Two outfit took the game to the Tangerines as early as the sixth minute, when 23-year-old striker Alessandra scored (see photo) from the edge of the area on six minutes it set the foundations for another first round exit by the Seasiders.
Blackpool came within a whisker of an equaliser on the half-hour mark but Matt Phillips' shot cannoned off the post. (see photo)
And the Seasiders were made to pay 11 minutes into the second half.
Andrew Wright delivered a ball to Fleming, who showed terrific composure to elude goalkeeper Matt Gilks and smash the ball home.
Holloway made three changes in the second-half introducing Elliott Grandin for Ludo Sylvestre, Tiago Gomez for Angle martinez and finally Tom Barhuizen for gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Defender Baptiste restored hope for Blackpool with a close range strike on 77 minutes before Elliot Grandin came close to sending the match into extra-time after hitting the post.
Despite at least two strong shouts for a penalty both on Tom Ince, Jim Bentley and his players stood strong to record a memorable victory and advance to the second round of the Capital One Cup
|Competition: Capital One League Cup Date: Sunday, 12th August 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Bloomfield Road|
|1 - 2||Morecambe
|14||Ludovic Sylvestre (Grandin 46)|
|31||Angel Martinez (Gomes 59)|
|12||Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Barkhuizen 75)|
|10||Elliot Grandin (Sylvestre 46)|
|8||Tiago Gomes (Martinez 59)|
|27||Tom Barkhuizen (Taylor-Fletcher 75)|
|3||Robbie Threlfall (Drummond 82)|
|14||Jordan Burrow (Brodie 54)|
|9||Lewis Alessandra (Carlton 66)|
|30||Danny Carlton (Alessandra 66)|
|16||Stewart Drummond (Threlfall 82)|
|10||Richard Brodie (Burrow 54)|
|Blackpool cards shown|
|Morecambe cards shown|