Coach Discusses Morecambe Win
Richie Kyle was pleased to see Blackpool’s current winning mentality carry into the Lancashire Senior Cup on Tuesday, as they beat Morecambe 4-2 at Bloomfield Road.
The first-team coach took on the mantle of being in charge for the afternoon and guided The Seasiders through thanks to goals from Martin Paterson, Charles Dunne, Kwame Thomas and Connor Oliver.
The victory comes on the back of Pool’s first of the season at Scunthorpe United on Saturday, and left Kyle more than satisfied come full-time.
“The win gives us a bit of momentum, especially with us getting a result at the weekend,” said Kyle. “We want to keep positive with every result we get, whether it’s in the cup or the league.
“Football is all about winning games and we’re pleased to be doing that. We want to change the mentality of the players because a lot has gone on at the club.”
It was a chance not just for the players to impress, but Kyle too, with the coach put in charge for the afternoon by Neil McDonald, and he was grateful for the opportunity.
“He gave me the responsibility, he took the reins off and let me get on with it, which I appreciated. It’s always nice to get out onto the touchline, but he was next to me anyway which was nice.
“I’m learning a lot from him and it’s always good to put what you’re learning into practise.”
And four goals rounded off an enjoyable afternoon at Bloomfield Road, with trialist Paterson scoring the pick of them in the first-half.
“We know Martin’s a finisher, he’s been around the game a long time. His movement was good, he’s pulled off and put it in. He was always planning to play 45 minutes and I thought he did well,” Kyle added.