Defender On Form Against Gillingham
Will Aimson was delighted Blackpool’s fifth clean sheet in six home matches was rewarded with three crucial points.
The 21-year-old put in a Man of the Match display on his way to helping Pool shut out the league’s top scorers.
The win helped move Neil McDonald’s side further away from the relegation zone and Aimson was waxing lyrical about another fine defensive performance.
“When you get a clean sheet as a defender you’ve done your job at the end of the day and you’ve done it well,” he explained.
“We had to dig in at the end to keep the clean sheet but that’s massive and a great boost for the lads to get the three points.
“We start quick, with a good tempo and shock teams. The last few games we’ve really done it well and we’re on a high.”
The Gills have scored 55 times in league action this afternoon, but failed to test Colin Doyle and get past Pool’s mean defence.
“They’re a good side, they’ve been floating around the top of the table so we knew what we had to do.
“The front three were very useful but we knew we could exploit them at the other end of the pitch and I feel like we did that.
“They were obviously pushing for the equaliser and were just pumping the ball in the box. ‘Clarky’ came on and solidified us a bit and it worked,” he added.