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Bowyer Unhappy With Key Decisions

10 September 2016

Manager On Blackpool's Defeat To Colchester

Gary Bowyer felt Blackpool didn't get the rub of the green at Colchester United this afternoon, as the team fell to a 3-2 defeat. 

The manager was unhappy to see a big penalty call turned down at a key point in the game and was also frustrated with the goals The Seasiders conceded. 

Speaking post-match, here's what he had to say...

Result and key decisions. 

We deserved at least a point from it. I think the most disappointing thing has been the key moments, the key decisions against us that have not gone for us. It's a clear hand ball in the second-half and it's 2-1 to them (at that point) and that gets us back into the game and changes the momentum of the game. You only have to look at the game last night, Ipswich and Reading, and the inconsistency already with referees from penalties is going to cause mayhem. 

There's an horrific tackle on Jim McAlister in the first-half as well - we've just not had the rub of the decisions our way in any shape or form.

Strong start not built on. 

We started the game ever so well and it was a great bit of work from Armand and a great finish. We had to go and capitalise on that and it's a bit of a soft goal again, it's a miss-hit shot from the right-back that lands at the centre-forward's feet. At half-time we spoke about what we needed to do and the disappointing thing from my point of view analysing our team is the way we conceded the second and the third goal. 

Late rally find a way back into the match.  

That was another pleasing thing from us, you saw the spirit and the character to keep fighting and to keep going. We worked ever so hard and they've still got the belief that they can score. We're happy with that in that sense but disappointed that we didn't get any more from it.     
 

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