A 79th-minute winner from Daniel Nardiello ended League Two side Crewe's hopes of a first-round Carling Cup upset against Blackpool.
After a goalless first half, the visitors took the lead on 51 minutes when Adam Nowland's 18-yard free-kick beat goalkeeper Adam Legzdins.
A Calvin Zola equaliser saw Crewe hit back in the 73rd minute.
But Blackpool sealed the win courtesy of Nardiello's accurate finish from the edge of the box.
Crewe manger Gudjon Thordarson told BBC Radio Stoke:
"We have a tough schedule in August so I decided to take a look at some of the younger players.
"We created more chances and more attempts than them, but most of them were not on target.
"We got the equaliser, but then we conceded a soft goal and we couldn't get back on track."
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
06 Ada yellow card
11 Grant (Elding 65)
16 Bailey (Aman 46)
18 Murphy (Donaldson 82)
10 Ormerod (Demontagnac 60)
12 Taylor-Fletcher yellow card (Almond 70)
Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 2,991
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:31 The referee ends the match.
90:00+4:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Calvin Zola. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.
90:00+3:40 Ishmel Demontagnac concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Billy Jones takes the free kick.
90:00+2:33 Corner taken right-footed by Billy Jones from the left by-line, clearance made by Rob Edwards.
90:00+2:06 Corner taken by Billy Jones from the left by-line.
90:00+1:32 Foul by Louis Almond on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
89:28 Ian Evatt fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Martin.
89:12 Daniel Nardiello has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
86:38 Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
86:24 Ishmel Demontagnac is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
83:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Daniel Nardiello. Billy Jones crosses the ball from the
free kick right-footed from left wing.
82:47 Louis Almond is caught offside. Adam Legzdins restarts play with the free kick.
82:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
81:24 Substitution Clayton Donaldson on for Luke Murphy.
78:59 Ishmel Demontagnac provided the assist for the goal.
78:59 GOAL - Daniel Nardiello:Crewe 1 - 2 Blackpool A goal is scored by Daniel Nardiello from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-2 Blackpool.
76:45 Short corner taken by Daniel Nardiello from the right by-line.
75:12 Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones from the right by-line.
74:58 Byron Moore takes a shot. Joe Martin gets a block in.
72:20 John Brayford provided the assist for the goal.
72:20 GOAL - Calvin Zola:Crewe 1 - 1 Blackpool Calvin Zola grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Blackpool.
69:26 Substitution Louis Almond replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
65:40 Daniel Nardiello takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Calvin Zola.
65:26 Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
64:04 Substitution Joel Grant goes off and Anthony Elding comes on.
63:05 Effort from deep inside the area by Byron Moore misses to the right of the goal.
62:09 Corner taken by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
61:22 Billy Jones crosses the ball, Joel Grant takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
59:33 Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac on for Brett Ormerod.
58:00 Billy Jones fouled by Brett Ormerod, the ref awards a free kick. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.
56:46 Free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
56:46 Booking Patrick Ada goes into the book.
56:37 Patrick Ada challenges Brett Ormerod unfairly and gives away a free kick.
55:27 Booking Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
54:11 Inswinging corner taken by Joel Grant from the left by-line.
Correction - 51:48 GOAL - Adam Nowland:Crewe 0 - 1 Blackpool Adam Nowland grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe
50:49 GOAL - Adam Nowland:Crewe 0 - 1 Blackpool Nowland Adam hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the area to the bottom right
corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Blackpool.
50:20 Unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Verma Aman results in a free kick.
Correction - 49:20 Verma Aman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin.
47:56 Billy Clarke fouled by Joel Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Nardiello shoots direct from the free kick.
45:46 Substitution Verma Aman comes on in place of James Bailey.
Correction - 45:01 Substitution Verma Aman on for James Bailey.
45:01 The second half kicks off.
45:00+1:30 The ref blows to end the first period.
45:00+0:25 Billy Jones takes a inswinging corner.
39:57 Mark Hudson challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Billy Jones from the free kick,
Matthew Gilks makes a comfortable save.
39:05 Corner taken by Daniel Nardiello.
36:24 Effort from the edge of the box by Mark Hudson goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Correction - 34:25 Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Billy Clarke results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Billy Jones,
Joe Martin makes a clearance.
34:25 Foul by Billy Clarke on Billy Jones, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.
32:36 The official flags Calvin Zola offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
31:10 Nowland Adam produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
30:08 John Brayford takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
28:15 The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste.
26:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Moore on Matthew Gilks. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
25:28 Billy Jones takes the floated corner, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
24:24 Shot from just outside the area by Calvin Zola misses to the left of the target.
23:38 Effort from outside the penalty area by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide left of the target.
21:43 Shot on goal by Billy Clarke from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
19:30 Billy Clarke delivers the ball, save by Adam Legzdins.
19:13 Billy Clarke decides to take a short corner.
18:01 John Brayford challenges Billy Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daniel Nardiello.
Correction - 17:35 Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Mat Mitchel-King results in a free kick. Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes the free kick.
17:35 Foul by Mat Mitchel-King on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes the free kick.
16:12 Shot from just outside the area by Luke Murphy misses to the right of the target.
15:24 Shot by James Bailey from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
12:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Nowland Adam. Free kick crossed right-footed by Billy Jones
from own half, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
11:02 Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by Adam Legzdins.
10:24 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Billy Jones from the left by-line, Joe Martin manages to make a clearance.
9:47 Ian Evatt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
8:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Calvin Zola on Ian Evatt. Daniel Nardiello takes the free kick.
6:33 The offside flag is raised against Billy Clarke. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
6:12 Foul by James Bailey on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
3:40 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Billy Jones.
1:59 The referee blows for offside against Ian Evatt. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
1:26 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Daniel Nardiello from the left by-line.
0:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Bailey by Mark Hudson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
0:00 The match begins.
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