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Philliskirk: I Was Already Celebrating

24 January 2016

Saturday's Hero On Saving A Point

Danny Philliskirk says his dramatic late equaliser was reward for Blackpool’s resilience and team spirit on show at Walsall on Saturday.

The striker smashed home with the final kick of the game to earn Pool a share of the spoils, after they’d held their own against the promotion-chasers.

Having had the better of the first-half chances, Pool battled to keep the score to 1-0 after the break, which proved worthwhile come full-time.

“Even when things weren’t going well for us at times we stuck together, dug deep and things like that happen when you stick in there,” he explained.

“When I saw it drop to me in the final minute I was already celebrating because I knew it would be in the back of the net.

“Their keeper pulled a few good saves off Jack Redshaw, but Doyley (Colin Doyle) made some fantastic saves second-half so a draw was probably a fair result.”

Looking at the league table alone, the late strike is likely to have bust football coupons up and down the country, and the January signing from Oldham says Pool thrived off being the underdogs. 

“Walsall are obviously a very good team and everyone was writing us off really, so we came here with no fear, no pressure on us and played with freedom.

“That’s two unbeaten and we’ve got Sheffield Untied and Gillingham at home where we’re very good. 

“People will probably be expecting us to lose but in that dressing room, between the staff and players, we’re expecting to do well and push up the table,” he added. 

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