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Bowyer: Fine Margins

16 August 2016

Manager On Point At Barnet

Gary Bowyer lamented Barnet's injury-time equaliser and insisted that his side must see games out following a 1-1 draw at the Hive.

John Akinde's 94th minute strike broke a resilient defensive performance and left the manager ruing the fine margins in Blackpool's recent results. 

Speaking after the match, here's what he had to say...

Almost the perfect away performance.

Almost is not enough and that's the message we've just said to them. We almost got through to half-time against Morecambe and we almost got through in normal time against Bolton. We've just had a few, frank words there about stop being an almost team.

Seeing the game out.

We've come here today and had to defend hundreds of balls thrown into our box and I thought we coped well with it. We had opportunities in the second-half to pick them off. That's what I'm saying, we need to stop being an almost team and we need to learn to be ruthless and kill teams off and then see it through. Three games in it's a learning experience for me about them and for them about this league as well. I thought we acquitted ourselves fairly well tonight.

Point feeling like a defeat.

That's the emotion at this moment in time. I think when you look at it beforehand, a point away from home is always valuable but the manner in which we conceded has took the gloss off what should be another three points. 

Fine margins.

At the moment we haven't been able to get across the line and do well with the fine margins. That's something for the group, they're a new group, seven weeks in and they've got to do better.

Cullen's goal.

It was a wonderful goal from him. We spent this afternoon with him watching his goals from last season and he can add that one to it because it was a fabulous strike.  

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