David Ferguson and substitute Joe Grey completed a stunning turnaround for Graeme Lee’s side in the second half after Keshi Anderson had given Blackpool the lead early in the first half.
Pools had to withstand pressure in the opening 45 minutes and were a little fortunate to reach the break only a goal behind after Gary Madine saw his header ruled out before the Seasiders’ striker had another header cleared from the line.
Shane Lavery wasted a couple of golden opportunities for Neil Critchley’s side as Pools remained in the game at the interval.
But within 15 minutes of the restart Pools had turned the game on it’s head through Ferguson and Grey.
And here is how Pools players were rated for their FA Cup third round success.
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1. Ben Killip - 7
Decent save initially to deny Madine but could do nothing with the follow up for Anderson’s goal. Gathered crosses when needed in the second half. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid
2. Jamie Sterry - 6
Struggled to deal with Anderson and Husband before they went off and Hamilton gave him no less an easy time but he improved second half and was a threat going forward. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid
3. Neill Byrne - 7
Few shaky moments and struggled with the pace coming from the Blackpool left but was solid in the second half to prevent a Blackpool equaliser. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid
4. Gary Liddle - 6
Had his hands full with Madine in the first half and misplaced a few passes but was dominant in the air second half. Picture by FRANK REID Photo: Frank Reid