Terry McPhillips was delighted to see his Blackpool side bounce back with a resolute and disciplined victory at Gillingham.
Having lost consecutive games in Sky Bet League One, The Seasiders responded in fine fashion courtesy of a match-winning header from Nathan Delfouneso.
The three points were made all the sweeter given the distance travelled, especially on the back of such a tough and demanding week.
“I think with the week we’d had previous, to come here and keep a clean sheet and get the three points is outstanding,” the manager said.
“We scored an outstanding goal. Chris Taylor, who it was nice to see back in the fold, put in a great ball to Nathan to head it.
“Then they threw the kitchen sink at us. They play high tempo, have got some good players and were on the back of a 4-0 and a 3-0 here. To come and keep a clean sheet and get the three points leaves us delighted.”
Though fatigue was bound to set in as the full-time whistle approached, the 11 players out on the field were unwilling to drop their standards as they aimed to retain their advantage.
“The lads put their bodies on the line. I still think we’ve been affected by the week we’ve had and you could see some tired bodies out there, but no one was giving up and we were putting tackles, blocks and saves in. I’m really pleased,” McPhillips added.