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Bowyer: Conditions Played Massive Part

Manager On Fleetwood Stalemate

25 November 2017

Gary Bowyer says the weather conditions prevented any form of spectacle between Blackpool and Fleetwood Town this afternoon, yet he was content with another clean sheet on the road.

In cold and blustery conditions at Highbury, the two teams played out a goal-less draw, with Sean Longstaff having the best opportunity to break the deadlock. 

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

The conditions. 

The conditions today played a massive part in the game. It spoiled what could have been a really good football match. We dealt with it and did well, though. 

Longstaff's opportunity and the clean sheet.  

We forced the goalkeeper into what was probably the only save of the game. It was a hell of a save from Sean Longstaff and we’ve had a couple of balls across the box that we’ve got to be getting on the end of. 

Overall, coming away from home and keeping a clean sheet for consecutive away games, we’ve got to be pleased with that.

Roles of experienced players on the back of three enforced substitutions. 

We spoke after the game on Tuesday about our disappointment and the manner of the goal and we worked on it. The experience from Jay Spearing, Jimmy Ryan and Andy Taylor has helped us get through it.

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