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Bowyer: Initial Mountain To Climb

Manager Looks Back On 3-2 Defeat

26 December 2017

Gary Bowyer bemoaned Blackpool’s sluggish start against Scunthorpe United, yet couldn’t fault the response from his players in the 3-2 defeat.

The Seasiders found themselves two goals down inside eight minutes at Bloomfield Road but fought back with a strike from Danny Philliskirk. However another Scunthorpe goal just after half-time proved costly, despite an 89th minute reply from Sean Longstaff.

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

Early mountain to climb.

It’s the first time this season that in the first-half we’ve conceded in 15 minutes, and we actually go and concede two. It’s given us a mountain to climb, but the players had a right, good go at it and got themselves back into the game with a fabulous strike from Danny Philliskirk.

The third goal is a killer blow, obviously. It’s disappointing, the manner of it, but to be fair to Ben he’s put his hands up straight away saying he should have saved it.

Reactions to goals conceded.

The positive from it today was how we responded. We’ve had 25 attempts at goal, and that’s against a very experienced and very good Scunthorpe team.

Work hard to turn fortunes.

We’ve just said don’t be feeling sorry for yourselves. Football can be a cruel game at times and we’re suffering a bit at this moment, but the way to get out of it is by continuing to work very hard and play the way we’re playing.


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