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Mixed Emotions For Jacobs

5 April 2015

Winger's Goal Not Enough For Win

It was a bitter-sweet Easter Saturday for Michael Jacobs, who crashed home his first Blackpool goal, but saw his side surrender the lead with the last kick of the game.

The Wolves loanee's sweetly struck opener looked to be sealing Pool's first away win of the season, and was the pinnacle moment of an impressive away display.

However despite Bolton Wanderers scoring late to ruin Blackpool's afternoon, Jacobs was pleased his goal counted for something. 

“It was nice to get off the mark, just a shame it wasn't a win,” said Jacobs. “I'd been due a goal and it set us off to a good performance.

“It was a great ball from Jamie (O'Hara) and it set up nicely to take on my chest and to get the shot off. I managed to squeeze it in at the near post which was nice. 

“I was expecting the goalkeeper to come out but he didn't and it set nicely for me to strike on the volley, and luckily it went into the roof of the net.”

It was a second successive draw for The Seasiders, who impressed at the Macron Stadium, but were punished when veteran Eidur Gudjohnsen bundled home an equaliser for the hosts.

“We took the game to Bolton, we were hanging on at the end and it was a kick in the teeth to concede. Maybe our man management of the game wasn't what we needed at that time in the game. 

“You can't afford to miss chances because teams like Bolton, with the quality of (Emile) Heskey and (Eidur) Gudjohnsen, if you give them a chance they're going to take them. 

“When we play like that you can see there are some good players here. It was a shame because the last couple of performances have been very good and I thought we played really well,” Jacobs added.

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