Blackpool 3-1 Morecambe Seasiders pick off Morecambe
Last Updated: 04/03/17 6:51pm
Blackpool picked up their first home win since November with a hard-fought 3-1 victory in the Lancashire seaside derby against Morecambe.
The Seasiders went ahead after 14 minutes as Brad Potts' whipped cross from the right was glanced in from six yards by Mark Cullen.
Potts threatened again in the 28th minute, superbly controlling the ball inside the area before drilling a strike inches wide of the far post.
Morecambe missed a golden chance to equalise after 37 minutes when the unmarked Paul Mullin saw his mishit effort from eight yards saved by Dean Lyness.
Blackpool extended their lead after 54 minutes as Kelvin Mellor fed Potts inside the area and the midfielder stroked home to round off a superb counter-attack.
Gary Bowyer's men should have been out of sight on 64 minutes when a stumble from Peter Murphy gifted Jordan Flores a one-on-one but he was denied by visiting goalkeeper Barry Roche.
The advantage was extended 10 minutes from time as Bright Osayi-Samuel's shot deflected in off Ryan Edwards.
Morecambe picked up a consolation goal three minutes later when Antony Evans thumped home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.