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Bowyer: Better Second-Half

Manager On Blackpool's 2-1 Defeat To Doncaster Rovers

30 March 2018

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer was upbeat about his side’s second-half showing at Bloomfield Road, despite a 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.

Colin Daniel brought Pool back into the game after falling behind in the first-half, but Tommy Rowe’s second goal of the afternoon claimed all three points for the visitors.

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

Much improved second-half display.

I didn’t think we were competitive enough in the first-half but that certainly changed in the second-half. The response from them was terrific.

We were on the back-foot too much in the first-half and allowed them too much time on the ball. In the second-half, we got on the front-foot a little bit more; their goalkeeper’s made a hell of a save from Armand’s (Gnanduillet) header after a great ball from Danny Philliskirk and then we scored a wonderful goal from Colin Daniel.

Free-kick that led to visitors’ winning strike.

I’ve watched the free-kick decision a few times and I’m still not sure if it is [the correct decision]. Once he gives it, though, you’ve got to defend it and we didn’t defend it well enough.

Philliskirk’s impact off the bench.

We made the change and I thought Philliskirk did ever so well when he came on and provided a great cross and was unlucky to have a goal disallowed.

Seven games to go.

You can only think one game at a time. We’ve got to recover quickly now and get ready for an exciting local derby. We lost Vassell today with a knock but he should be fine for Monday.


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