Eastbourne Borough 0-3 Blackpool: League One side ease to second round

Eastbourne Borough 0-3 Blackpool: Gary Madine double and late Jerry Yates goal help League One side ease past non-league hosts in FA Cup

  • Blackpool survived a tricky away trip as they beat Eastbourne 3-0 in the FA Cup
  • The non-league underdogs threatened a major upset in the opening 45 minutes 
  • A Gary Madine brace and Jerry Yates goal helped the League One side progress
  • The draw for the second round of the competition will be held on Monday at 7pm 

Blackpool reached the second round of the FA Cup by beating Eastbourne Borough 3-0 at Priory Lane on Sunday.

After an end-to-end half in which the non-league side held their own, striker Gary Madine broke the deadlock for the Seasiders with a composed finish from a James Husband cross with 13 minutes of the second half gone.

Madine struck again 10 minutes later after Jerry Yates set him up, before Yates added a third in additional time to seal Blackpool’s progress.

Gary Madine (left) scored twice as Blackpool won 3-0 at Eastbourne in the FA Cup first round

Eastbourne had been eyeing an upset and the tie was in the balance with no goals at half-time

The first half was even before Madine’s brace and a 92nd-minute Jerry Yates goal for Blackpool

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