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Clarke On Winning Goal

10 January 2015

Defender After Millwall Win

Peter Clarke enjoyed rolling back the years by heading home Blackpool's winner against Millwall this afternoon.
The defender met Jamie O'Hara's free-kick in the first half to earn three crucial points in the relegation battle.
It was Clarke's first Blackpool goal since April 2006, and was enough to settle a scrappy encounter.
“It's a while since I scored in a tangerine shirt, so to get on the scoresheet is a real bonus,” said Clarke. “It's nice to get the three points, that's the most important thing.
“As I've landed after headering it I wasn't sure if it was going in or not, it was a bit of a delayed reaction but I was glad to see it go in.”
The victory tightens the gap between the sides in the bottom three, but the task remains a tough one, with The Seasiders still eight points from safety.
“We're realistic enough to know it's not going to be an easy ride. We've given ourselves a chance today be picking up three points and if we can do that across the course of the season, pick up points and pick up wins, that gives us a real opportunity.
“We've just got to kick on a bit, make sure we pick points up and give ourselves an opportunity to get out of the bottom three.
“It isn't going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination and we're going to have to really work hard,” he said.

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