Andreas Weimann and Alex Scott’s second-half targets secured a 2-0 win for Bristol Metropolis over relegation-threatened Blackpool at Ashton Gate.
Bristol Metropolis captain Weimann discovered the highest nook with a left-footed stunner to interrupt the impasse (58) earlier than 19-year-old Scott doubled the hosts’ lead together with his first Championship objective of the season (81) to seal the three factors and lengthen their unbeaten residence run to 5 matches.
Blackpool had been second finest all afternoon however ought to have gone in forward at half-time as Jerry Yates fired large from close-range when one-on-one with Bristol Metropolis goalkeeper Max O’Leary.
The Seasiders, who haven’t received on the highway since October, stay six factors from security whereas Bristol Metropolis transfer as much as twelfth after placing an finish to their three-game winless run in all competitions.
How Bristol Metropolis overcame Blackpool
Blackpool suffered an early blow as striker Gary Madine – introduced again in for this sport after the 0-0 draw towards Burnley – was taken off with a knee damage after six minutes following an ungainly problem with Cameron Pring.
His strike associate Yates, who has not scored in 17 Championship video games, then missed a sitter for Blackpool after half an hour as he missed the goal regardless of sitting down Bristol Metropolis goalkeeper O’Leary.
Bristol Metropolis had been the dominant pressure within the first interval as Anis Mehmeti triggered the guests issues, however a resolute Blackpool defence stood agency to limit the hosts to only one shot on course with Weimann firing over with an acrobatic effort early on.
Blackpool grew into the sport within the second interval as they grew to become extra adventurous however had been quickly punished as Weimann discovered a pocket of area earlier than opening the scoring with a superb left-footed strike, benefiting from slack defending from Dominic Thompson.
There have been indicators of a Blackpool resurgence however they lacked high quality within the closing third, with Manchester Metropolis loanee Morgan Rogers registering simply certainly one of their two pictures on course at Ashton Gate with a tame deflected strike within the second interval.
Bristol Metropolis prolonged their lead by way of teenage midfielder Scott with lower than 10 minutes to go as Curtin Nelson’s clearance fell to him across the penalty spot and he transformed to make sure the hosts took residence the three factors.
Participant of the Match – Alex Scott
Bristol Metropolis return to motion on Tuesday as they journey to Luton within the Championship.
Blackpool welcome relegation rivals QPR to Bloomfield Highway on Tuesday within the Championship as they proceed their struggle for security.