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McPhillips: Had To Score Second

Interim Manager on Pool's 1-1 Draw

25 August 2018

Terry McPhillips says Accrington Stanley’s late equaliser was a killer blow, as Blackpool were left to rue some missed opportunities.

Mark Hughes found the net in the 93rd minute at Bloomfield Road to leave The Seasiders sharing the spoils, despite Nathan Delfouneso making the breakthrough for Pool in the second-half.

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

Second goal required.

We did do better in the second-half and I thought for the first 30 minutes for the second-half we were good and the better side. We obviously get the goal but to concede so late in stoppage time is a killer blow. You’ve got to get that second goal, haven’t you?

Late Chance For Delfouneso To Restore Advantage.

I think Armand wanted him to square it to him, which is fair enough, but personally I wouldn’t have passed it and I would have tried to score. It was a great bit of skill by Jordan Thompson, who I thought was terrific, and Nathan was superb today. He put a shift in, scored a goal and could have got a second at the end.

Tough goal to concede.

When you concede late on like that, in a game that we thought we shaded, it’s like a loss.

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