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Tilt: It Was Just Instinct

Defender On 92nd Minute Overhead Kick

31 March 2019

Curtis Tilt says his spectacular overhead kick against Plymouth Argyle just came down to instinct.

The defender, who scored a 90th minute home winner against Bradford City in September, popped up with a vital goal in added time once again, this time to salvage a point for The Seasiders.

“It was basically just instinct. The ball has come into the box, I’ve seen Nya going to knock it back across and it was just a little bit behind me, so I just thought I’d try an overhead kick,” he explained.

“I probably saw it just as it crossed the line. As soon as it left my foot and it was a clean connection, I knew it was on target, but I didn’t really expect it to go in.”

The goal sent the crowd wild and gave the side a much-needed lift, however that still didn’t gloss over the disappointment of the overall performance.

“It felt like a win because we scored a late equaliser, but the lads are disappointed with the way we played first-half, and we didn’t really come out of the traps second-half, to be honest. We’re going to have to take the draw because we weren’t good on the day,” Tilt said.

“We were making silly mistakes and they were on the front foot. We were letting them dictate the game off our mistakes.”

Aside from the 27-year-old’s leveller for Blackpool, the biggest game-changing moment came at 2-0 down, when Chris Mafoumbi denied Graham Carey from scoring a third for the visitors, tipping his free-kick onto the post.

“It was a great save by Chris, he got a hand to it, we’ve watched it back. To be fair, Chris has been superb since coming in after Mark’s injury. He made that penalty save last week and kept us in it against Plymouth saving that free-kick,” Tilt added.

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