Youth Team Beat Accrington 3-1Blackpool Head of Coaching Richie Kyle declared himself pleased after his Blackpool Youth side got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to Accrington Stanley.
After a goalless first-half, goals from Dom Telford, James Doyle and Henry Cameron sealed a victory which came on the back of a two-week break, and Kyle felt it was important to get back to winning ways.
“I would say it was an accomplished performance from the lads, to get back on track after a difficult break is very pleasing,” he said.
“We played some excellent football at times and we were never really troubled, apart from maybe a five-minute spell so we were always in control of our own destiny.
“Conditions at Squires Gate weren’t great, especially in the first-half when we were against the wind. Our build-up play was very good, I thought we were good in possession but I just didn’t think we were doing enough in the final third to capitalise on our play.
“The wind was with us in the second-half, we knew that they’d struggle to cope with us in those conditions and we were a lot more clinical, which was obviously pleasing to see.
“We felt we’d have to be patient and when we eventually got the opening goal we were disappointed to concede the equaliser as soon as we did, but then we scored 20 seconds later to make it 2-1 so there was never really a chance to think about it.”
This was The Seasiders’ first outing since the 3-1 reverse away at Wigan, and Kyle admitted that the team’s performance that day had left a bitter taste in the mouth.
“That last defeat really bothered us,” he said. “We’re all about hard work and quality on the ball, but in that game we simply didn’t compete. I said before this game that they have to show that hard-work regardless of how it’s going, that’s the basis of all our success.”
Kyle was again forced into changes with a couple of injuries and felt his side did well to cope with a few key absentees.
“We still have players missing, which is frustrating. Joe Moulden was supposed to be returning from suspension but he turned his ankle, and we were missing Eliot Pond who’s performed well this season for us and is a real goal-threat.
"We had a makeshift back four again so when you take it all into consideration it was a good team performance. Everyone contributed well which was good to see and we hope to take this form into the next match now,” he added.