Manager On Plymouth DefeatGary Bowyer lamented some big decisions in what he called 'a hugely disappointing' 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle this afternoon.
Blackpool put in a strong performance against The Pilgrims and created numerous chances to win the game, yet a goal from Nauris Bulvitis and the dismissal of Jack Payne left a sour taste.
Speaking post-match, here's what the manager had to say.
On a disappointing outcome.
We're hugely disappointed with the result, obviously. From the number of chances we created - Mark Cullen hit the bar and had a glorious chance on the counter in the first-half - we were disappointed to be coming in all square at half-time. We got done with one - we switched off at a corner, which we can't accept - but we continued to have a go and created some great chances again.
Jack Payne's sending off.
We're majorly disappointed with the sending off. From three yards inside our half, with Colin Daniel level, it's a bit harsh that one. It's called a goalscoring opportunity and that's some run the lad's going to have to do. I have to say the way that we carried on - big Armand has one cleared off the line - the character of the team was impressive, they didn't die, they showed great fight and great spirit to keep going. You saw the relief of the Plymouth bench, the supporters and the team at the end because they knew that we were pushing and pushing and pushing. Our energy levels and fitness levels were terrific.
There's two penalty claims that we have that I've seen again and, in my opinion, they're clear cut penalties. Then there's a tackle on my centre-half and I'm lucky that he's not in hospital.
Still fine margins the difference.
It's fine margins again that we're talking about. I thought that we were the better team today but we've just got to keep going and working hard, and we'll do that. It's a marathon, not a sprint and people who were not here today will probably just see that Plymouth won, but that's probably not a fair reflection on the actual performance today in the game.