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Winning Run Continues For Youth Team

7 September 2014

Kyle's Side Beat Bury 3-1

Blackpool Youth's 3-1 away victory against Bury ensured that Richie Kyle's side recorded their fourth successive win in a row.

A first-half goal from Dom Telford saw his team go into half-time 1-0 up, before two second-half goals from Sam Roscoe and Elliot Pond secured all three points for Blackpool.

However, Richie Kyle admitted that it certainly wasn't the team's best performance of the season.

"It was a tough game, it was a game where we didn't play well if I'm honest. We weren't at our best but we grinded out a result and showed great attitude and character to win the game.

"We were definitely nowhere near our best - our last two performances have been outstanding and this one wasn't - but Bury were a difficult test and they've been going well and I was glad to get the win at the end.

"The fact that we didn't play well and won the game shows the sign of a good side and that was the sort of trend we had last year, and we went on to win the league. They're the type of games where you have to hang in there and believe you can win and that's something that these lads are really good at."

The Seasiders have now scored 11 goals in their recent run of victories and Kyle was clearly delighted with his young side's recent form.

"It was a difficult start to the season, with a couple of our lads being in the first-team squad, but we are much more settled now and being able to train together for the last couple of weeks has made such a difference. We are showing a bit more consistency now and that should stand us in good stead for the rest of the season."

Bury's consolation goal was the first goal conceded by Blackpool in the last four games and although Bury's goal came in the second half, Kyle thought his side were much improved defensively after the break.

"Even with us being 1-0 up at half-time, I said to the lads we weren't great collectively as a defence, which was very unlike us, we gifted them chances and we didn't look as solid as we have been.

"Over the past few weeks we haven't conceded a goal because we've been organised and we've been difficult to break down. We sorted it out during the break and yes, although we conceded a goal, I thought we were much improved and that's not just credit to the back four and the goalkeeper, it was credit to everyone," he added.

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