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Keogh: Real Team Effort

26 April 2014

Keogh's Goal Reaction At Wigan

After playing an integral part in both of Blackpool’s goal at Wigan Athletic, Andy Keogh says the second half strikes were reward for a fantastic team display.

The striker was starved of opportunities in the first half, but sprung into life after the break, heading in Pool’s opener, before setting up Stephen Dobbie for the sealer.

It was the Irishman’s third goal for Blackpool and was certainly his most important yet, as Blackpool jumped out of the relegation zone.

“We had to grind them down, work hard and earn the right to beat them.  There was a few times in the first half when I made the run and the ball just didn’t get there, but in the second half eventually it happened,” said Keogh.

“We stayed compact, our midfield was winning the ball back and playing the right pass. We had a chance of exploiting them in behind, and today that’s exactly what we did.

“I watched the cross all the way and got a good connection on it, I’ve missed some of them recently, so it was nice to see it go in the back of the net,” said Keogh.

The victory means Blackpool’s fate is well and truly in their own hands going into the final day of the season. 

And after upsetting play-off chasing Wigan, there are now four teams below Blackpool in the table, as the battle for survival goes on.

“Some results went our way, so we’re in a positive position and the best thing is it’s in our hands. 

“It was a great win, it puts us up the table and we deserved it. It was then nice to get the second goal and look comfortable for the rest of the game. 

“With a performance like today it gives us confidence, unfortunately we didn’t put one of these performances in five games ago, as we’d be home and dry now,” said Keogh. 

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