Match Winner Gives His Thoughts
It was the persistence of Jamie O'Hara which proved the difference between Blackpool and Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.
After a number of disappointing free-kicks, the midfielder finally struck gold 15 minutes from time to earn Pool three points.
It was O'Hara's first goal for the club, and kept Blackpool's survival bid alive.
“It's nice to finally get on the scoresheet for Blackpool,” he said.
“Some days they just don't seem to come off, but I thought I'll make sure with this one.
“I was thinking if I don't put this in the top corner the fans are going to start getting on me. I was happy to get it on target and that it went in.”
In tough conditions at Bloomfield Road, O'Hara always felt it would be a dead ball which would settle the game, so his first goal since 2011 was a welcome tonic.
“It was a set piece game, and that's why I was disappointed because the set pieces weren't up to the usual standard.
“A set piece won the game, and it was always going to happen on that pitch. It was difficult to get the ball down and play.
“It's difficult to entertain, and we want to do that for the people paying good money to come and watch, but I was just happy to help us win the game,” he said.