Blackpool player ratings V Morecambe: Two score 9/10 while others pick up sevens and eights
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The victory sees the Seasiders finish top of their EFL Trophy group and progress to the next round- which will be played at the beginning of December.
Neil Critchley named a number of youngsters in his matchday squad, with some of them able to impress against the Shrimps.
Following a quiet opening period, Blackpool took the lead in the 22nd minute.
With his back turned away from goal, Beesley got on the end of a Jensen Weir cross to guide a volley past Adam Smith in the Shrimps net.
Chances continued to be limited throughout the first half, with an easy save from an Andy Lyons shot from distance being the closest either team came to getting the second goal of the game before the break.
Following the restart, the Seasiders quickly doubled their lead.
Beesley met another cross from the left side, with the striker using his head this time to beat the Morecambe keeper.
Down the other end, substitute Tayt Trusty came close to extending Blackpool’s lead, with his effort being cleared off the line.
Shortly after, the youngster was forced off on a stretcher after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury.
Morecambe pulled a goal back in stoppage time, with Farrend Rawson heading past Richard O’Donnell to make it 2-1.