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Bowyer: Should Have Been Out Of Sight

1 October 2016

Manager On Defeat At Crawley

Gary Bowyer was left to rue a number of missed opportunities as Blackpool were edged out 1-0 at Crawley Town. 

The Seasiders, looking to back up the midweek victory over Portsmouth, watched numerous efforts hit the target without finding the net. 

The goal that won the contest for the home side was also one that left the side feeling pretty aggrieved. 

Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…  

Numerous opportunities to score. 

I felt that we should have been out of sight at half-time with the chances that we had – Armand’s header and Danny Philliskirk’s two great opportunities. Colin Daniel has then whizzed a ball across the front and we’ve not got on the end of it. 

Dealing with the opposition. 

I don’t think there’s much else in the game, they’re a good team and we combatted and stopped them today. They had the one chance second-half where Dean has to make the save but apart from that I can’t really remember them troubling us, which is credit to us and how we’ve gone about it. 

The Crawley goal and challenge on Dean Lyness. 

The obvious talking point is obviously the foul on the goalkeeper. Dean is sat in there with a fat lip but we talk too often about officials in the games so I’d rather talk about the fact that again we haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal. 

The second-half overall. 

You’re always going to have spells where the opposition have the ball, but we coped with. We went back to doing things that we spoke about after the Crewe game that we’d put right in the Portsmouth game. We went back to playing as individuals. 

Injury to Andy Taylor following an aerial challenge. 

It’s a broken nose and it wouldn’t stop bleeding.  

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