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Turton: Good Team Performance

Praise For Defensive Showing At Charlton

17 February 2019

Ollie Turton hailed a ‘good team performance’ after Blackpool produced another defensive shut-out in a goal-less draw at Charlton Athletic.

Despite being without several first-team players, the side put in another admirable and resilient display to extend their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One to seven matches.

Though three points would have been preferable, the point was certainly a very good one in the circumstances.

“We probably would have taken it before the game, but obviously we go into every game wanting to win. As the game went on, it was obviously a great point,” said Turton, who lined up at the base of a diamond formation.  

“In the first-half we were really good and it felt like we were going to score. It didn’t fall for us and then they were going to come out and put it on us, which they did.

“We defended really, really well. The lads at the back were tremendous, blocking everything, blocking all the shots, blocking crosses and going with the runners. As a team, we defended brilliantly, and from the top as well. It was a good team performance.”

Particular mentions went to the centre-back pairing of Curtis Tilt and Ben Heneghan, who time and time again put their bodies on the line to make it 18 clean sheets for the season.

“They were brilliant. Their two strikers didn’t really have a sniff all game. The whole team defended well, but they stand out massively. They were like a rock at the back for us,” Turton added.

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