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Bowyer: Strong Attacking Performance

22 April 2017

Manager Pleased With 3-0 Victory

Gary Bowyer was pleased with a strong attacking performance from his side in the 3-0 victory over Cheltenham Town. 

The Seasiders created a host of opportunities in the game and saw Clark Robertson and Neil Danns get off the mark with their first goals of the season for the club. 

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

Dominant attacking performance.

I thought we were strong going forward, I thought the shape was right that we picked and I thought the players were dominant throughout. I thought they were really professional in how they went about the second-half because in the first-half we were really on the front foot, Dannsy's hit the post and we've had a couple more where we should be getting a tap in. We got that first goal, it settled us down and I thought we kicked on from there. 

Cullen making the most of opportunity. 

It was his birthday yesterday so he's been bouncing the last couple of days in training and I just had a feeling for him today. We were wanting him to make a run across the front post and it was the first time in the game that he did and a result he got the one that came back the other way. He's a poacher and he knows how to sniff out a goal. 

First of the season for Clark Robertson. 

It's no exaggeration to say it's long overdue, you always feel there's more contribution from the defenders and we've been disappointed a little bit with that. Today, thankfully, he's been able to put it in and hopefully that's the start of a few more before the end of the season. 

Assured performance from Danns capped off with goal. 

I thought he was outstanding today, him and Jack Payne in midfield. They did the job that we wanted them to do in terms of getting on the ball and controlling the game. They did that magnificently well and it was a great team goal. We talked at half-time about enjoying setting people up and being selfless, and that goal epitomised that. 

Slocombe called into action late on. 

It was sloppy from our point of view, defensively, that enabled them the opportunity to try and get something back. At the same time, we felt we should have been a little more ruthless in front of goal.

Urged on by the supporters.  

I thought the crowd were terrific today, they really got behind the team - in the first-half as well as the second-half. There was an enormous sense of enjoyment around the place and I'm delighted with that. 

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