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Bowyer: Point In Tough Conditions

Manager Reflects On 1-1 Draw

17 March 2018

Gary Bowyer was content to settle for a point, as Blackpool came back from behind to draw 1-1 with Southend United at Bloomfield Road.

In tough, wintry weather conditions, Clark Robertson found the net in first-half added time to ensure that The Seasiders took a share of the spoils.

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

Good response in difficult conditions.

It was a tough game because of the conditions; the wind was horrific and then a couple of snowstorms thrown in, but I thought both sets of players competed. We started the game very well and should have taken the lead through Sean Longstaff when he hit the bar. 

When you reflect back, the goal that we conceded was a disappointing one. We responded well. We had numerous corners and fortunately for us, one dropped to Clark [Robertson] and he’s put it in again.

It was a good time to score as we knew that we had the wind with us and we had to take advantage of that, but their goalkeeper then made an excellent double save which has stopped us from winning the match. A draw was probably a fair result today.

Two more for Robertson to reach his target.

I’m delighted for Clark as he wants to get to five goals. We need to score goals from different areas. This season, we haven’t had a 20-goal man.

When you consider what we’ve lost out the team from last season, Brad Potts and with Mark Cullen still missing, that’s 26 goals out of our team, which is a lot of goals. We need everyone to chip in.

Seasiders must keep the momentum going.

If you would have offered me four out of six points on Tuesday, I’d have taken that. If you offer me four out of the next six, I’ll choose that again. We’ve got to keep the momentum and keep the points on board.


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