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Bowyer: Good Response

25 March 2017

Manager Happy To Get The Three Points

Gary Bowyer was pleased to see his players come from behind to record a 2-1 win against Hartlepool United, despite his side not being at their best. 

Kyle Vassell's 81st minute effort proved to be decisive, as The Seasiders extended their unbeaten run to nine matches and won a third game in successive. 

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

Finding a way to win. 

We weren't at our best, we knew that but we showed some real pleasing characteristics to get over the line against a good Hartlepool team. They came here today and played well. 

Battling opposition. 

We've had that in the last two games and it's never easy, we know that. We're just delighted with the response because it's a poor goal from us to concede. 

Impact off the bench. 

We've said all along about it being a squad game and the role that everybody will play, including the ones on the bench who didn't get on today and the ones who are in the stand. Between now and the end of the season they're going to play a part. We've just got to make sure that everybody is ready and when they get in, they've got to take their opportunity. We're delighted with the response of the lads that came on today as well. 

Jordan Flores.  

It's one of the toughest decisions I think I've ever had to make, leaving him out. You saw when he came on that he looked fresh and he had the ability and the composure to get us playing. We missed that a little bit today, I thought.

Vassell's winner. 

I think it's a cross, we're not going to kid ourselves. He's gone to put it back in there and it's looped in. You take that at any stage of the season. 

Lyness doing his bit. 

You saw two terrific saves today - one from Deano when the lad's burst through and from their goalie up against Brad Potts in the second-half. Both goalkeeper's today made crucial saves at crucial times. 

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