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McPhillips: Good Win At Tough Place

Manager Reacts To 1-0 Victory

15 September 2018

Terry McPhillips was delighted to see his Blackpool side come through a ‘really hard game’ at Plymouth with all three points.

A 14th minute effort from Mark Cullen proved to be the winner at Home Park, in a game where The Seasiders finished with nine men.

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

Cullen’s goal decisive.

It was a really hard game. I thought we carved out some outstanding chances, most of which came to Mark Cullen. He had three and scored one of them. He couldn’t quite connect with the first one, and the header was just a little bit too high for him.

Cully’s made a major impact today and he’s looked sharp in training and the matches. We’re still looking after him because he almost had the whole season out last year. I thought that was the best he’d done.

A real test.

This is a tough place to come. I know their group of players more than most because one of my best friend’s lads, Conor Grant, plays for them, and Ryan Edwards and Songo’o we had at Blackburn. They’re one of the strongest teams we’ve played, for sure. All in all, I think we were the better side because we created the better, clear-cut, chances.

Red cards for Donervon Daniels and Marc Bola.

Whatever’s happened, I don’t know. We’ll discuss it on Monday. The lads are competitive, they want to win and obviously Plymouth put us under the cosh at the end like you’d expect, and like we did last week against Bradford.

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