Gary Bowyer was delighted to see his Blackpool side play through some testing conditions to seal a 3-1 victory against Plymouth Argyle.
On a wet and windy night at Home Park, goals from Colin Daniel, Jimmy Ryan and Nathan Delfouneso secured the team a first away win of the season.
Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…
Good win in tough conditions.
It’s a fantastic result for us. The conditions were horrendous, especially first-half, but the way we applied ourselves and dealt with it was exceptional.
The way we played football first-half caused Plymouth to change, and we were aware that in their programme they’d made it clear about their recent form in midweek. We got a sense that we had to go about our business properly and go and play the football that we’ve been playing. I thought we were terrific.
Test for the defence.
You always know that the opposition, Plymouth, the way they are, you’re always going to get balls pumped into your box. Free-kicks and corners are one of their strengths. It was game on when they scored, and we invited ourselves into trouble, to be fair, for the first 15 minutes of the second-half.
I was delighted with the way that we responded – the changes made a difference again – and it was a really good away performance.
The performances of Viv Solomon-Otabor and Kyle Vassell.
They’re a threat, they’ve got pace and power up there and put teams on the back foot. That’s exactly what they’ve done again tonight and the two of them have worked their absolute socks off.
640-mile round trip from 115 Blackpool fans.
I’m delighted for the fans that made it, absolutely unbelievable. I think it took us eight hours yesterday, so who knows how long it’s taken them because of the roadworks and motorways. I made sure all the players went over to show them our appreciation.