Terry McPhillips was pleased to see Blackpool book a place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-2 victory at Exeter City.
Progression was always the main aim for The Seasiders, who raced into a three-goal lead after just 25 minutes at St James Park.
Speaking post-match, here’s what the manager had to say…
Ruthless edge in close encounter.
We were clinical – I don’t think we were three goals better than them (in the first-half) – but we were clinical with our chances and it was a good, professional first-half. The second-half is always going to be difficult, it was about who gets the next goal, and it was them. It was always a close game and I think the stats will there was nothing in it, and there wasn’t.
Dodoo marks start with goal and assist.
I’m delighted for him because he hasn’t played as much as he wants to, and he’s letting me know that to be fair. He’s had his go today and he’s done himself no harm.
Travel weary and missing key players.
It’s our third journey in about nine days so it’s been a hell of an effort from the squad. It’s tested the squad and in the end it has produced the win and that’s all it was about today, getting the win and getting into the hat.
Second round hopes.
I just hope we get a home draw now because we’ve done some travelling and we’re sick of it, to be honest. It would be nice to have a home draw.