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Bowyer On Victory And Confirming Play-Off Place

6 May 2017

Manager Reflects On 3-1 Win

Gary Bowyer was happy to see his Blackpool side secure a place in the Sky Bet League Two play-offs with a victory against Leyton Orient, though felt more goals should have been scored. 

Neil Danns, Mark Cullen and Andy Taylor all got on the score-sheet in the 3-1 win, which ensured The Seasiders finished seventh in the table on 70 points. 

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

Good start. 

We made a good start to be fair to us and stamped our authority on the game quickly. You always need that goal and we got a great goal from Neil Danns that settled us down and then we played some real, good football and had several more chances to get ahead. It was a great finish from Cully to make it 2-0 at half-time, but we said to them about pushing on and demanding more from each other. The job wasn't done - experience tells you that - and they go and score a soft goal from us and all of a sudden it's game on. 

I was impressed with the composure that they showed and the calmness, we didn't go into panic and kept on playing football and creating chances. We scored a terrific goal from Andy Taylor and I was just disappointed that we've not scored more. 

Professional performance. 

We knew coming into the game that there is no such thing as a gimme because Leyton Orient had been to Luton and drew 2-2. We had to be right. 

Need to take chances. 

It was just a bit of composure and quality that we've just not had there. It gives us something to work on during the week and we're looking forward to the two games against Luton now.

The play-offs. 

When we first took over it was about rebuilding the club and trying to get good people in, work with them and get smiles on people's faces again. We've managed to do that so far, but now we're in the play-offs we've got to give it a right good go, commit to the work that we need to do and see where it takes us. 
 

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