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Bowyer: Well Performed Game-Plan

17 April 2017

Manager Delighted With Display At Doncaster

Gary Bowyer hailed a perfectly executed game-plan as Blackpool recorded a big three points at Sky Bet League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers. 

It took a 90th minute penalty from Jordan Flores, after Mark Cullen had hit the post from the spot moments earlier, to win the game at the Keepmoat, with the hosts reduced to 10 men in the second-half. 

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

Game-plan to perfection. 

It's a great three points for us against a team that, in my opinion, will win the league. I thought we came with a great game-plan and the players set it up and performed it perfectly. 

I knew before we played Accrington that I'd come with the three at the back and we watched the videos to see how Doncaster set up. A lot of their strength is through the diamond and the two up top, and I thought we nullified that with the way we set up. I'm really pleased with the performance. 

Cool, composed Flores. 

I think he was the youngest player on the pitch and he showed unbelievable courage, it was brilliant from him. 

Matt playing through injury. 

The biggest thing today in terms of identifying an individual, which I don't normally do, is the sacrifice that Jamille Matt made. He went on and pulled his hamstring and I wanted to bring him off and protect him but he stayed on the pitch and was involved in us getting the first penalty. He showed great desire for the team. 

He wanted to stay on the pitch for his team-mates and help them out, which was unbelievable. We hope not, but with the remaining three games we think he might have done too much damage to be involved in them again. 

Disallowed Potts goal. 

I've not seen that one back, I'd like to see that again. The way that we created that opportunity was good from us. We've come and played some good football at times today. 

Jack Payne's withdrawal. 

He got a whack on the back and it just seized up. Half-time coming up didn't do him any favours but we've done the sensible thing by getting him off and we think he should be alright for the weekend now. 

Win double over Doncaster. 

It should give the players a massive boost and we've just got to keep going now. We've said all along that there's a lot more football to be played and more twists and turns.