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Lewis On Penalty Save

29 December 2014

Goalkeeper's Rotherham Reaction

Joe Lewis was delighted to have played his part in Blackpool picking up a point against Rotherham United on Sunday.
 
The goalkeeper guessed the right way when facing Tom Lawrence from 12 yards, and the penalty save proved crucial.
 
The Seasiders went on to rescue a late point through Dom Telford, but Lewis' first-half performance ensured the goal meant something.
 
“We got away with it in the first half,” said Lewis. “We'd watched penalties before, the goalkeeper coach Paul Crichton goes through it with me.
 
“I looked up to him because I couldn't remember seeing Lawrence's before, and he waved me one way, so it's the way I decided to go, and fortunately he went that way.
 
“First half we were poor and it's clear to see that at half time the manager let us know that in no uncertain terms. I think second half we saw a response and we could have come away with a win.”
 
However the hosts had to come from behind following Emmanuel Ledesma's opener, which was frustrating for Pool's Man of the Match stopper.
 
“It was disappointing to concede the goal because I couldn't really see where one was coming from. He was lively on the wing Ledesma, he's got half a yard and dragged it into the bottom corner unfortunately.
 
“They got the first goal, but we showed character to come back from that. It didn't really affect us in terms of the way we played, and we're probably pleased with a point after going one down,” he said.


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