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Ince: Three Points A Bonus

Posted: Sat 10 Aug 2013
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Manager Reflects On Late Winner

Paul Ince says that Blackpool's injury-time winner against Barnsley was a bonus, in a game that looked to be heading for a stalemate. 

An own goal from Scott Golbourne secured an unlikely three points for The Seasiders, with just a few minutes left to play.

"When it's 0-0 you'd take four points from two games, the goal at the end is a bonus," Ince said. "I feel a bit harsh on Dave Flitcroft because after losing last week against Wigan they've come back, set their stall out and at times they looked dangerous. I think on the chances and the possession we deserved to win the game, but come the 90th minute we'd have took the point."

The winning goal came off the back of a trademark long throw from on-loan Liverpool man Jack Robinson, although the manager is quick to stress that the team can't be too reliant on the 'weapon'. 

"It's a weapon and something that you can use. I don't want to use it all the time - I didn't know Barry Ferguson had a long throw until he started marching over there - I want us to try and play football and play the right way. At times we did but we're still a way off. 

"We've got a long, long way to go so that's why we can't get carried away. If you need something, a point or a win, then you can always rely on Jack Robbo to get the ball in the box."    

Without the services of the suspended Thomas Ince and injured Angel Martinez, Chris Basham stepped up to the plate down the right and was singled out for praise following the full-time whistle. 

"Losing Thomas and Angel was a big blow for us, and I'm glad that it didn't affect the team. That's why Bash is playing where he is, and he's one of those that just wants to play anywhere. Once again he showed what a versatile player he is," Ince added.