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League Cup: Blackpool 1 Morecambe 2

12 August 2012 19:00

Blackpool bowed out in the first round of the League Cup at the hands of League Two outfit Morecambe on Sunday.

Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Andrew Fleming were enough to hand Morecambe a 2-1 victory at Bloomfield Road, with Alex Baptiste pulling a goal back to no avail for the hosts.

Ian Holloway's men, who lost in the Championship play-off final in May, made the worst possible start when 23-year-old striker Alessandra scored from the edge of the area on six minutes.

Blackpool came within a whisker of an equaliser on the half-hour mark but Matt Phillips' shot cannoned off the post.

And the Championship side 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.

Defender Baptiste restored hope for Blackpool with a close range strike before Elliot Grandin came close to sending the match into extra-time after hitting the post.

However, Jim Bentley and his players stood strong to record a memorable victory and advance to the second round of the tournament.

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Championship table

# Team MP D P
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0

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