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Lewis: Good Character To Come Back

30 November 2014

Keeper Reflects On Rotherham Draw

Joe Lewis says Blackpool showed good character to come back late on at Rotherham and secure a point.

Given that The Seasiders fell behind to a Jordan Bowery effort on 78 minutes, the players refused to feel sorry for themselves and hit back seven minutes later.

"Defeat would have been a blow, a big blow. I think we showed good character to get the goal back, and up until they scored I thought we had a good bit of pressure and were on the ascendency. They caught us on a counter attack and it could have gone either way at the end," he said.

"When you go a goal down very late in a game then you're going to be happy with a point. They had a bit of a surge at the end but it was a good away point in the circumstances."

Although pleased to see Steven Davies grab the equalise, the goalkeeper did have sympathy for his counterpart at the other end. 

"As happy as I was for us to score, I never really like to celebrate another goalkeeper making a mistake," he admitted. "We've all been there, every goalkeeper makes mistakes like that."

The gap for Blackpool to plug in The Championship remains the same, with Lewis adamant that certain games cannot be pinpointed.   

"It never works out like that. The wins come when you least expect them, like against Cardiff. You have to treat each game on its merits. If we do that, play well and pick up the points then the gap will close by itself, not by us having to worry about it.

"We've got the belief in our squad now with one or two more of the additions that we've had. We've got a lot more belief now," he added.


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