Blackpool manager Simon Grayson believes his side had to produce their absolute best to come from behind and beat sixth-tier Maidstone 3-1 to reach the third round of the FA Cup.
Nathan Delfouneso netted a second-half brace as Sky Bet League One Blackpool survived a scare to come from behind and beat National League South Maidstone 3-1 at Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet could return for Sunday’s visit of National League South side Maidstone in the FA Cup.
Maidstone boss Hakan Hayrettin hailed his side’s performance and attitude after they dumped National League Torquay United out of the FA Cup.
Dan Wishart’s first-half goal proved enough to hand Maidstone a surprise 1-0 win over Torquay as the National League South side made it into the second round of the FA Cup.
Maidstone will be without leading goalscorer Matt McClure for their FA Cup first-round clash against National League high-flyers Torquay.