Striker Scores Winning Goal In North East
Mark Cullen was delighted to make a decisive contribution for Blackpool on his return to the North East yesterday.
The 24-year-old proved to be The Seasiders' match-winner with a solitary strike against Hartlepool United and couldn't hide his joy in the aftermath.
"It's ideal. I can obviously have a great Christmas now back home with the family. To come here and score the winning goal doesn't get much better than that," he said.
The striker, now on three goals for the season, was one of four changes for the fixture at Victoria Park and knew he had to take his opportunity.
"You've got to try and make an impression when you get the chance - I've said that in previous interviews - and luckily I've managed to get a goal again.
"It was pretty much a carbon copy of my Stevenage goal and it worked for me then, so it was pretty much the same again."
The team had to battle strong weather conditions as much as the opposition to take all three points, which made the result all the more satisfying.
"It was tough, you couldn't tell where the ball was going most of the time. The fact that we've been able to stick with it and get the three points is pleasing.
"If you get the three points in those kind of games, you're absolutely buzzing. It's so hard to play any kind of football for both sides and it's whoever can overcome the conditions, and we managed to get the three points," he added.